The Paul McCartney Project

The Saints (When the Saints Go Marching In)

Written by Traditional

Album This song officially appears on the My Bonnie 7" Single.
Timeline This song has been officially released in 1961

Related sessions

This song has been recorded during the following studio sessions



Recording "Get It"

Feb 24, 1981

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Song facts

in 2020, Paul McCartney played Louis Armstrong’s own trumpet to perform “When The Saints Go Marchin’ In” as part of the ‘Round Midnight Preserves benefit concert.

Last updated on October 10, 2020

Lyrics

Well a-when the saints go marching in
When the saints go marching in
Mmm I want to be
I'm gonna be in that number
Ooh, when the saints go marching in

Oh when the sun, yeah, begins to shine
When that old sun above begins to shine,
I tell you something: I'm gonna be
I'm gonna be in that number
When the sun begins to shine

Yeah when my lord, mmm, he calls me there
Ah when my lord calls, yeah ge calls me there
I'll tell you something that I'm gonna be
I'm gonna be in that number
Oh when my old lord calls me there

Yeah, when the saints go marching in
When the saints go marching, marching in
I tell you something I'm gonna be
I'm gonna be in that number
Yeah, when the saints go marching in

Well when the sun, yeah, begins to shine.
Whoo, when that sun begins to shine
I tell you something I'm gonna be
I'm a-gonna be in that number, whoo
When that old sun, boy, begins to shine

I say one time
Ah-ha, mmm, ah-ha yeah
Oh, I like it that way baby
Mmm, yeah, ooh
When the saints go marching in

Yeah when the saints go marching in
Yeah when the saints go marching in
I tell you something, that I'm gonna be
I'm gonna be in that number,
Yeah when the saints go marching in

When my lord, he calls me there
Yeah when my lord, he calls me there
I'll tell you something that I'm gonna be
Gonna be, I'm a-gonna be in that number
Yeah, when the saints go marching in

Officially appears on


My Bonnie

EP

Studio version


My Bonnie

7" Single • Released in 1961

Studio version

Bootlegs


I Hope We Passed The Audition

Unofficial live

3:21 • Studio version


Tug Of War Sessions

Unofficial album • Released in 2015

0:18 • Alternate take • (Paul playing trumpet)

Videos

Concert • Jun 20, 2020 in

Live performances

“The Saints (When the Saints Go Marching In)” has been played in 1 concerts.

Latest concerts where has been played



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