The Max Hunter Folk Song Collection

Ain't Gonna Grieve My Lord No More

Cat. #1308 (MFH #904) - As sung by Mary Kainytop, Springfield, Illinois on July 14, 1967

VERSE 1
O, th Deacon went down
To th th cellar to pray
He fell on his knees
And I heard him say
O, th Deacon went down
To th cellar to pray
He fell on his knees
And I heard him say
Ain't gonna grieve my Lord no more

CHORUS:
Ain't gonna grieve my Lord no more
Ain't gonna grieve my Lord no more
Ain't gonna grieve my Lord no more

VERSE 2
O, I can't get to Heaven
In a rockin' chair
Cause th Lord don't know
No ladies up there
O, I can't get to Heaven
In a rockin' chair
Cuase th Lord don't know
No ladies up there
Ain't a gonna grieve my Lord no more

VERSE 3
O, I can't get to Heaven
On roller skates
Cause I'll roll right by
Those pearly gates
O, I can't get to Heaven
On roller skates
Cause I'll roll right by
Those pearly gates
Ain't gonna grieve my Lord no more

VERSE 4
O, I can't get to Heaven
In a limousine
Cause th Lord don't have
No gasoline
O, I can't get to Heaven
In a limousine
Cause th Lord don't have
No gasoline
Ain't gonna grieve my Lord no more

VERSE 5
O, I can't get to Heaven
In a dirty duds
Cause th Lord don't have
No super-suds
O, I can't get to Heaven
In a dirty duds
Cause th Lord don't have
No super-suds
Ain't gonna grieve my Lord no more

VERSE 6
O, th Deacon came up
From th cellar where he prayed
He picked his Bible up
From th table where it laid
O, th Deacon came up
From th cellar where he prayed
He picked his Bible up
From th table where it laid