Tuesday, July 08, 2014
Transcription Mystery Disc #221
In the Sweet Bye and Bye
The lead vocalist has a sharp strong voice and sings in a proper minor key.. and they can harmonize pretty well. It's a nice version. The Song is a christian hymn with lyrics by S. Fillmore Bennett and music by Joseph P. Webster. I know it as a standard in New Orleans Jazz funerals. I've heard a hundred dixieland versions of this tune. It dates back possibly as early as 1868. Thus is cannot be used to corroborate the date but there's little reason to doubt it anyway.