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BY AND BY - (by Thornton Bowman)  Year: 2006
Thornton Bowman A gospel parody of sorts where God is the train conductor and Aunt Libby is waiting for her promised ride. Sacrilege is best served on a front porch with some sweet tea. Mixed Vocals, Americana, Americana
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464973 4:20 Fast 154   


Track Summary
Music Track Title: By and By
Catalog ID: 464973  ISRC: US5UL1116010
Description: A gospel parody of sorts where God is the train conductor and Aunt Libby is waiting for her promised ride. Sacrilege is best served on a front porch with some sweet tea.

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Artist or Group: Thornton Bowman

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Keywords: Southern Presbyterian Church Choir With a Twist

Music Genre > Sub-genre
    Americana Music
       Americana Roots Music
Extended Properties
  Duration: 4:20   Tempo: Fast   BPM: 154
   Arrangement: Band / Ensemble
   Instruments: Guitar, Banjo, Drum Kit, Electric Guitar, Mandolin, Choir, Bass Guitar, Tenor Voice
   Vocal Mix: Mixed Vocals
   Language: English
Album: Whiskey
Moods: Bouncy, Bright, Buoyant, Campy, Carefree, Cheeky, Curious, Earthy, Easy, Energetic, Free, Fun, Funny, Honest, Lively, Playful, Swinging, Whimsical

Styles: Backwoods / Folksy, Bluesy, Broadway & Theatre, Comedy, Comedy / Dark Humor, Dance / Two-Step, Rural / Country

Lyrical Topics: Comedy, Death, Religion, Funeral / Wake, Ending

Lyrics
See that train running down the tracks
The conductor said, “I ain’t coming back
I’ve been down this track too many times.
I’m heading off for a sweeter line
Where the passengers don’t waste my time
I’m gone now, son, I ain’t coming back.”

Old Aunt Libby she up and died
Left her home in the countryside
Went down to the station
Lawd how she cried
When she got there the train was pulling away
Sometimes it just ain’t your day
How you gonna git to heaven if you got no ride?

By and by (by and by)
By and by (by and by)
We might all be together by and by
But if you get there and the train is gone
Don’t look at me; it’s just a song
And I don’t know nothing at all about
By and by.

The conductor said, “why you pointing at me?
you don’t like my peaches
don’t shake my tree
and besides that you ain’t the one to tell me what to do.
I know you told me that you paid your fare
but your ticket’s no good if the train ain’t there
I waited long enough; now I’m through.”

By and by (by and by)
By and by (by and by)
We might all be together by and by
But if you get there and the train is gone
Don’t look at me; it’s just a song
And I don’t know nothing at all about
By and by.

The preacher said, “Libby ain’t gone far
I can hear her singing in that heavenly choir.”
I reckon that’s fine, but just the same
What if that train runs down a one way track
it gets you to the station but it don’t come back
she’s standing there now with a ticket
ain’t that a shame?

By and by (by and by)
By and by (by and by)
We might all be together by and by
But if you get there and the train is gone
Don’t look at me; it’s just a song
And I don’t know nothing at all about
By and by.

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