5070. Old Time Religion

Refrain
’Tis the old time religion,
[or Give me that old time religion]
’Tis the old time religion,
’Tis the old time religion,
And it’s good enough for me.

1. It was good for our mothers.
It was good for our mothers.
It was good for our mothers.
And it’s good enough for me. [Refrain]

2. Makes me love everybody.
Makes me love everybody.
Makes me love everybody.
And it’s good enough for me. [Refrain]

3. It has saved our fathers.
It has saved our fathers.
It has saved our fathers.
And it’s good enough for me. [Refrain]

4. It will do when I am dying.
It will do when I am dying.
It will do when I am dying.
And it’s good enough for me. [Refrain]

5. It will take us all to Heaven.
It will take us all to Heaven.
It will take us all to Heaven.
And it’s good enough for me. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: It was good for our mothers
Title: Old Time Religion
Original Language: English
Adapter: Charles D. Tillman
Refrain First Line: ’Tis the old time religion
Language: English
Source: Adapted from an African-American spiritual
Copyright: Public Domain
Notes: Charles D. Tillman first heard it at an 1889 camp meeting in Lexington, South Carolina. This song was sung in the Acad­e­my Award win­ning mo­vie Ser­geant York (1941).
Tune Information
Name: [It was good for our mothers]
Adapter: Charles D. Tillman
Incipit: 56111 65112 23211
Key: A♭ Major
Source: African-American spiritual
Copyright: Public Domain



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