Ain't Gonna Grieve My Lord No More

DESCRIPTION: Chorus: "I ain't gonna grieve my Lord no more...." Verses give conditions for getting into heaven, e.g. "You can't get to Heaven on roller skates, You'll roll right by them pearly gates." Instructs the listener to help the singer get to heaven
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1928 (Randolph)
KEYWORDS: religious clergy
REFERENCES (9 citations):
Randolph 300, "Oh You Caint Go to Heaven" (1 text)
Brown/Belden/Hudson-FrankCBrownCollectionNCFolklore3 549, "Ain't Goin' to Worry My Lord No More" (1 text, perhaps somewhat adapted (e.g. the second verse is "If you get there before I do... Punch a little hole and pull me through"), but too short and too similar to this to separate)
Brown/Schinhan-FrankCBrownCollectionNCFolklore5 549, "Ain't Gonna Worry My Lord No More" (1 tune plus a text excerpt)
Silber/Silber-FolksingersWordbook, p. 22, "Ain't Gonna Grieve My Lord No More" (1 text)
Pankake/Pankake-PrairieHomeCompanionFolkSongBook, pp. 82-84, "I Ain't Gonna Grieve My Lord No More" (1 text, 1 tune -- probably composite, though the conflation may be the work of the informant rather than the Pankakes)
Averill-CampSongsFolkSongs, p. 276, 285, 289, 292, 309, "You Can't Get to Heaven" (notes only)
Zander/Klusmann-CampSongsNThings, p. 15, "I Grieve My Lord" (1 text, 1 tune)
JournalOfAmericanFolklore, Jay Mechling, "Magic of the Boy Scout Campfire," Volume 93, Number 367 (Jan-Mar 1980), p. 41, "You Can't Get to Heaven" (1 text)

Roud #12801
Commonwealth Quartet, "I Ain't Gonna Grieve" (Conqueror 7079, 1928)
Walter "Kid" Smith & Norman Woodlief with Posey Rorer, "I Ain't Gonna' Grieve My Lord Anymore" (Champion 15812 [as by Jim Taylor and Bill Shelby]/Supertone 9494 [as by Jordan & Rupert]/Conqueror 7277, 1929)

cf. "Ain't Gwine Grieve My God No More" (lyrics, idea)
File: R300

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