That Suits Me

DESCRIPTION: John's letter says "the Holy Ghost came to make us better," and you'd better hurry if you want to go to Heaven. The singer says, "It just suits me" Some couplets float (Ezekiel wept, can't serve God and the Devil, Jacob's ladder: every round is higher)
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1909 (Odum)
KEYWORDS: floatingverses nonballad religious
REFERENCES (3 citations):
Parrish 27, pp. 137-138, "That Suits Me" (1 text, 1 tune)
BrownIII 657, "'Zekiel'll Weep and 'Zekiel'll Moan" (1 fragment)
ADDITIONAL: Howard W. Odum, Religious Folk-Songs of the Southern Negroes, (reprint from American Journal of Religious Psychology and Education, July 1909, Vol.3 pp. 265-365 "Digitized by Internet Archive")), pp. 80-81, ("John wrote a letter and he wrote it in haste") (1 text)

Bessie Jones, Hobart Smith and the Georgia Sea Island Singers, "It Just Suits Me" (on LomaxCD1712, recorded 1959)
File: Parr027

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