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when the saints go marching in

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“When the Saints Go Marching In” definition


An American spiritual, one of the best-known songs played by Dixieland bands. The first verse is:

Oh, when the saints go marching in,
Oh, when the saints go marching in,
Oh, Lord, I want to be in that number,
When the saints go marching in.
The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
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