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Ain't Gonna Grieve My Lord No More

Title - Ain't Gonna Grieve My Lord No More
Contributors - Unknown (multi)
Reporters - Hamish Henderson

Summary - The singer of this song "ain't gonna grieve my Lord no more" by following strict rules for getting into Heaven, for example he "must not drink or smoke or chew [tobacco]", likewise he cannot "go to Heaven in a woman's arms". He closes by asking: "if you go to heaven before I do / Just bore a hole and pull me through".

Track Duration (h:m:s) - 00:02:48
Date Recorded - 1955.12.19
Language - English
Genre - Song
Collection - School of Scottish Studies

Track ID - 30067
Original Tape ID - SA1955.177
Original Track ID - SA1955.177.B5c
Audio Quality - Good
Audio Format - R2R

Classification - R12801;


Recording Location:
  County - Lanarkshire
  Parish - Glasgow
  Village - Glasgow

Item Notes - Recorded at a 'Ballads & Blues Concert' at Allen Glen's School, Glasgow. 6 verses of 4 lines with a refrain of 3 lines.
See:
'North Carolina Folklore, vol. 3' (F.C. Brown, 1952) pp.606-607
'North Carolina Folklore, vol. 5' (F.C. Brown, 1962) pp.344-345
'Ozark Folk Songs, vol. 2' (V. Randolph, 1948) p.386

Permanent Link - http://www.tobarandualchais.co.uk/fullrecord/30067/1




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