Jubilee in the Morning
DESCRIPTION: The leader calls on everyone to shout because "My God brought you liberty." It doesn't matter what you call me -- Sunday Christian, Monday devil -- "so long as Jesus love me." Shout "Jubilee" in the morning and evening.
EARLIEST DATE: 1983 (McIntosh1)
KEYWORDS: freedom nonballad religious
FOUND IN: US(SE)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Lawrence McKiver and the McIntosh County Shouters, "Jubilee" (on McIntosh1)
NOTES: The description follows the leader's lines. The responses to alternate lines are "Jubilee, Jubilee" and "My Lord, Jubilee."
That "It doesn't matter what you call me -- Sunday Christian, Monday devil -- 'So long as Jesus love me'" is a recurring expectation of slander in hymns, as in "You may talk about me just as you please, Lord bless the name, Lord bless the name, I'll talk about you when I git on my knees, Lord bless the name, Lord bless the name.
Art Rosenbaum's liner notes to McIntosh1 note that Parrish's "My Soul Rock in Jubilee" is a similar shout song.
Deming has the following verse from Mississippi: "Good-bye, everybody; I don't care what yer call me; Yer may call me long-tongue liar. But I's going to Zion. Halleloo!" (Clarence Deming, By-Ways of Nature and Life (New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1884 ("Digitized by Google")), p. 374). - BS
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