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Lyr Req: Come and Jine (trad. Florida)

Richie 01 Jun 10 - 02:33 PM
GUEST,leeneia 01 Jun 10 - 04:02 PM
Richie 01 Jun 10 - 08:38 PM
Q (Frank Staplin) 01 Jun 10 - 09:01 PM
Q (Frank Staplin) 01 Jun 10 - 09:08 PM
Richie 01 Jun 10 - 09:35 PM
Q (Frank Staplin) 01 Jun 10 - 09:53 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Come and Jine
From: Richie
Date: 01 Jun 10 - 02:33 PM

Hi,

There's a version of "Come and Jine" collected in Florida in the mid-1930s. Anyone have the lyrics?

Are there any other religious lyrics with that title?

Richie


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Come and Jine
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 01 Jun 10 - 04:02 PM

Is it any relation to "Come and Dine"?

http://www.hymntime.com/tch/htm/c/o/comedine.htm

(It's a pretty hymn if you don't play it the way they do on that page.)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Come and Jine
From: Richie
Date: 01 Jun 10 - 08:38 PM

TY,

It may be a parody of "Come and Dine" which was done by Grandpa Jones and others.

"Come and Jine" or Come and Join is in a Florida Folklore publication so it's probably hard to find,

R-


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Subject: Lyr. Add: COME AND JINE (trad. Florida)
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 01 Jun 10 - 09:01 PM

Come and Jine

There are churches in our land
Run by wicked, worldly men;
They will stand and tell you, brother,
Come and jine!
If you'll only join our crew,
You can smoke and drink and chew,
You can be a preacher, too.
Come and jine!

Chorus:
Come and jine, the preacher calleth;
Come and jine!
You can go to the parties all the time,
If you'll only pay your dues.
You can be a deacon, too,
Come and jine, the preacher calleth;
Come and jine!

All the preachers preach for pay;
They'll take fodder, corn or hay,
But they'll stand and tell you, brother,
Come and jine!
All the members dress as the world
With their rubies and their pearls,
But if you start to leave, they'll tell you
Come and jine!

You can do just as you please;
Never get down on your knees,
But you must keep on telling the people,
Come and jine!
You can get mad and have a fight,
Or drink liquor till you're tight,
And they'll let you be a full-fledged member
All the time.

You can go to picture shows,
And though all the religion oppose,
But you must tell the people,
Come and jine!
They will never turn you out
Unless you get religion and begin to shout;
Then they'll tell you to quit that stuff,
Come and jine!

Coll. Apalachicola, Florida.
Alton C. Morris, 1950, Folksongs of Florida, Univ. Florida Press.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Come and Jine
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 01 Jun 10 - 09:08 PM

Folksongs of Florida reprinted 1990, 2000; Univ. Florida.

Some very unusual material in this 464 page paperback; well worth looking for. New for $29.95, but used copies as cheap as $10.00 at Amazon.com. I did not check Abebooks.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Come and Jine
From: Richie
Date: 01 Jun 10 - 09:35 PM

Thanks Q,

R-


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Subject: Lyr. Add: Poor Old Woman
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 01 Jun 10 - 09:53 PM

Poor Old Woman

One day as I wandered I heard a complaining:
I saw an old woman the picture of gloom;
The mud that was on the door steps was raining,
Ad this wail as she wielded her broom.

Chorus:
O, life is toil and love is a trouble;
Beauty will fade and riches will flee;
And prices are doubled, while prizes are dwindled,
And nothing is as I could wish it to be.

There's too much worriment goes to a bonnet;
There's too much ironing goes to a shirt;
There's nothing that pays for the time wasted on it;
There's nothing that lasts but trouble and dirt.

Alas, 'twas no dream, for again I behold it.
I yield, I am helpless my fate to avert;
She rolled down her sleeves and her apron she folded,
And lay down and died and was buried in dirt.

Coll. near Moss Bluff, Florida

Alton C. Morris, 1950, Folksongs of Florida.

I have seen a fuller and more coherent version somewhere, but cannot locate it. "The Old Woman and the Pig" reminded me of it.

Anyone?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Come and Jine
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 01 Jun 10 - 10:21 PM

OOPs! Misplaced lyric. It has its own thread.
Might have to add a bit of branch water to my -


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