I Don't Love Old Satan

DESCRIPTION: "I don't love old Satan, Old Satan don't love me, And under the circumstances, Me and old Satan don't agree." "I'se gwine to Mount de Zion, My beautiful home." "I stepped in de water, And the water was cold; Got a free body, And I want a free soul."
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1952 (Brown)
KEYWORDS: religious Devil nonballad
REFERENCES (2 citations):
BrownIII 584, "I Don't Love Old Satan" (1 text plus an excerpt from 1 more, both from the same informant); also 595, "I'se Gwine Land on Dat Shore" (1 text, with a "I'se gwine land on dat shore" chorus, but not long enough to classify with anything else)
BrownSchinhanV 584, "I Don't Love Old Satan" (1 tune plus a text excerpt)

Roud #11899
File: Br3584

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