The People’s Coronation (Bouck White)

“The People’s Coronation” Sheet Music (pdf).
“The People’s Coronation” Karaoke (midi with lyrics).

Lyrics: Bouck White.
Tune: Bouck White.


Our cause is now rejected and by the world disowned;
By the many still neglected, and by the few enthroned.
But soon, we’ll come in power; that day is drawing nigh,
For the crowning day is coming by-and-by.

O, the crowning day is coming; it’s coming speedily,
When the toilers rise in manhood, display their majesty.
O, the happy sight will gladden each waiting, watchful eye,
In the coronation coming by-and-by.

The heav’ns shall glow in splendor, but brighter far than they.
Young earth will shine with justice, the slums all done away.
The glory of that dawning will dazzle every eye,
In the crowning day that’s coming by-and-by.

O, the crowning day is coming; it’s coming speedily,
When the toilers rise in manhood, display their majesty.
O, the happy sight will gladden each waiting, watchful eye,
In the coronation coming by-and-by.

Our pain will then be over; we’ll slave and sigh no more.
Behind us all despairing, and naught but joy before.
We’ll shout when earth’s redemption is lighting up the sky,
In the crowning day that’s coming by-and-by.

O, the crowning day is coming; it’s coming speedily,
When the toilers rise in manhood, display their majesty.
O, the happy sight will gladden each waiting, watchful eye,
In the coronation coming by-and-by.

O, come, my comrades, hasten that coronation day.
In high and holy daring, line up in close array.
Go wake the sleeping captive; go quickly lest he die,
For a crowning day is coming by-and-by.

O, the crowning day is coming; it’s coming speedily,
When the toilers rise in manhood, display their majesty.
O, the happy sight will gladden each waiting, watchful eye,
In the coronation coming by-and-by.


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