Morning Music: Coming Round the Mountain

Ramblin'Generally, when a song seems to make no sense whatsoever, it is a religious song. That is certainly the case with today’s song, “She’ll Be Coming ‘Round the Mountain.” When I was a kid, I thought it very odd indeed. It is kind of tautology: she will come when she comes. But more than that, what really bothered me was how she could be riding six white horses. It was only later that I learned the line was, “She’ll be driving six white horses.” But I’ve always been bad about that kind of thing.

According to Wikipedia, it is about the second coming of Jesus. And the “she” is not a woman (Of course!) but the chariots that Jesus will be riding on. You have to remember that this next time he comes, he’s going to be pissed off — kicking ass and taking names.

This version is by country and rockabilly legend Ramblin’ Tommy Scott. It’s actually pretty damned fun. I especially like the woman on accordion. But I don’t know who she is.

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