The Max Hunter Folk Song Collection

Young People Who Delight in Sin

Cat. #0212 (MFH #730) - As sung by Reba Glaze, Springdale, Arkansas on July 23, 1958

VERSE 1
Come all young people who delight in sin
I'll tell you now, what has lately been
A lady who, was young an' fair
Has died in sin and sad despair

VERSE 2
She would go to frolics an' dance an' play
In spite of all her parents, could say
I'll turn to God, when I get old
And he'll receive my wicked soul

VERSE 3
On Friday, she was taken ill
Her stubborn heart began to chill
Alas, alas, my days are spent
To late, to late, now to repent

VERSE 4
She called her Mother, to her bed
Her eyes were roaming, in her head
Saying, must I burn forever more
Till a thousand, thousand years are o'er

VERSE 5
She called her Father, fare-the-well
Your bound for heaven, and me for hell
And when I'm gone remember well
Your wicked daughter screams in hell