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She'll be Coming Round the Mountain - Chords, Lyrics and Origins

Origins

She'll be Coming Round the Mountain is another of those 'mid-Atlantic' songs that started off in one part of the Anglo-Saxon world, but got changed in another.  It is of American - and probably African-American - origin.  She'll be Coming Round the Mountain was originally a spiritual.  The 'She' of the title referred to a chariot, driven by Jesus on his second coming.    As the song became popular in Britain, the "ey, ey, yippee, yippee ey" 'chorus' was added.  She'll be Coming Round the Mountain turned into a children's song, and the verse about pink pyjamas was introduced.  The lyrics below give a taste of the song as it is commonly sung in the United Kingdom, but variations and alternative verses abound.  This is just one of many arrangements.

Chords

               A
She'll be coming 'round the mountain when she comes,

                                                                                   E7
She'll be coming 'round the mountain when she comes,

                A                                                 D
She'll be coming 'round the mountain,  coming 'round the mountain,

A                             E7                               A
Coming 'round the mountain when she comes.




              A
Singing ey, ey, yippee, yippee ey,

                                                    E7
Singing ey, ey, yippee, yippee ey,

              A                      D
Singing ey, ey, yippee, ey, ey, yippee,

A          E7                    A
Ey, ey, yippee, yippee ey.

Lyrics

She'll be coming 'round the mountain when she comes,
She'll be coming 'round the mountain when she comes,
She'll be coming 'round the mountain,  coming 'round the mountain,
Coming 'round the mountain when she comes.

Singing ey, ey, yippee, yippee ey,
Singing ey, ey, yippee, yippee ey,
Singing ey, ey, yippee, ey, ey, yippee,
Ey, ey, yippee, yippee ey.

She'll be driving six white horses when she comes,
She'll be driving six white horses when she comes,
She'll be driving six white horses, driving six white horses,
Driving six white horses when she comes.

Singing ey, ey, yippee, yippee ey,
Singing ey, ey, yippee, yippee ey,
Singing ey, ey, yippee, ey, ey, yippee,
Ey, ey, yippee, yippee ey.

Oh we'll all go out to meet her when she comes,
Oh we'll all go out to meet her when she comes,
Oh we'll all go out to meet her, all go out to meet her,
All go out to meet her when she comes.

Singing ey, ey, yippee, yippee ey,
Singing ey, ey, yippee, yippee ey,
Singing ey, ey, yippee, ey, ey, yippee,
Ey, ey, yippee, yippee ey.

She'll be wearing pink pyjamas when she comes,
She'll be wearing pink pyjamas when she comes,
She'll be wearing pink pyjamas, wearing pink pyjamas,
Wearing pink pyjamas when she comes.

Singing ey, ey, yippee, yippee ey,
Singing ey, ey, yippee, yippee ey,
Singing ey, ey, yippee, ey, ey, yippee,
Ey, ey, yippee, yippee ey.

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