Collected by Gladys McChristian
For Mary C. Parler
Transcribed by Frances Majors
Sung by Gladys McChristian
July 16, 1958
Reel 246, Item 13
The Spelling Song
Some folks jump up and down all night at a D-A-N-C-E;
Then they go to church to show their brand new H-A-T.
They smear their face with great big dabs of P-A-I-N-T;
And then they have the brass to say they're S-A-V-E-D.
Oh, it's G—L—O—R—Y to know I'm F—R—E—E;
I'm happy to tell I'm S-A-V-E-D..
Once I was B-O-U-N-D to the chains of S—I-N;
But it's V-I-C—T-O-R-Y to know I've Christ within.
I knew a man, I think his name is B-R-O-W-N.
He voted for prohibition and he voted for R-U-M.
He helped to put the poison in his neighbor's C-U-P;
Then he had the brass to say he is S-A-V-E-D.
I know a gir, I think her name was N-A-N-C-Y;
She wore her shorts to church because she thought they were F-A-N-C-Y.
She walked all up and down the street as if she had no shame;
Then the had the brass to say she was S-A-V-E-D.
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