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Operation 365 - Jefferson Jay - Covers - 352 "She'll Be Coming 'Round The Mountain"

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Uploaded on Nov 11, 2011

Operation 365 - Jefferson Jay - Covers - 352 "She'll Be Coming 'Round The Mountain"

This song makes you wonder, what exactly will be coming around the mountain? Fame? Fortune? Attention? Awareness? Understanding? Peace? It's impossible to say really and thus is the nature of life. Unpredictability and quests for perspective.

Got some good news on my Dad's health. There's a lot to be thankful for. For instance, the ability to have perspective. It's a gift to be alive. Congratulations to Peter and Cory, who got married today in a lovely ceremony on the Ocean Beach Pier.

Go around that mountain.

I used to play "She'll Be Coming 'Round The Mountain" back in the old days. It's always a fun one to play. What the hell were those people talking about? These are the originals lyrics. I swear. I guess she's coming.

I just looked up what this song really meands on wikipedia. Gotta be real careful with research. It can really bum you out. I'just let wikipedia tell you,

"She'll Be Coming 'Round the Mountain" (also sometimes called simply "Coming 'Round the Mountain") is an American folk song often categorized as children's music. It is a derivation of a Negro spiritual known as "When the Chariot Comes".

The song refers to the Second Coming of Christ and subsequent Rapture. The she refers to the chariot the returning Christ is imagined as driving.

Sample lyrics:
O, who will drive the chariot When she comes? O, who will drive the chariot When she comes? O, who will drive the chariot, O, who will drive the chariot, O, who will drive the chariot When she comes?

That's not quite as fun, is it?

Decided last second to add this weirdness too (also from wikipedia)

Carl Sandburg, in The American Songbag, suggests that "she" refers to union organizer Mary Harris "Mother" Jones going to promote formation of labor unions in the Appalachian coal mining camps.

Currently the song is usually sung in collections of children's music with slightly different lyrics. The song has been recorded by musicians ranging from Pete Seeger to Barney the Dinosaur.

Harking back to the original lyrics of "When the Chariot Comes", the song is sometimes referenced in relation to the end of the world, most notably in The Illuminatus! Trilogy and the comic book Promethea.

...Great! More crap to look up...

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