Methodist Pie Went down to camp meeting just the other afternoon Just to hear 'em dance and sing, Hear 'em tell each other how they love one another And hear the hallelujahs ring. There was old Brother Benny and Cousin Ebeneezer Uncle Rufus and his lame gal, Sue, Aunt Polly, Aunt Melinda and old Mother Bender Well, I never seen a happier crew. cho: Oh, little children, I believe Oh, little children, I believe Oh, little children, I believe I'm a Methodist till I die. I'm a Methodist, a Methodist, it is my belief I'm a Methodist till I die. When old grim death come a-knocking at the door I'm a Methodist till I die. Don't they all go there just to have a big time, And to eat their grub so fine? Friends, there was applesauce-butter and sugar-in-the-gourd And a great big Methodist pie. And you ought to hear 'em ringing when they all get to singing, That good old "Bye and Bye," And I pour on that sugar-in-the-gourd And I finish off the Methodist pie. Then they all join hands and dance around a ring Just a-singing all the while, You'd think it was a cyclone coming through the air You could hear about half a mile. Then a bell brings loud and a great big crowd Breaks ranks and up they fly, And Brother Billy McGhee, in the top of a tree Says, "Lord, I'm born to die!" last chorus: I'm a Calvinist, Eucharist, it is my belief I'm a methodist till i die, When old grim Death come a-knocking at the door I'm a Methodist till I die. From Jonathan Eberhart on Life's Trolley Ride RG
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