Old folks, young folks everybody come

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simon astill

Re: Old folks, young folks everybody come

Post by simon astill » Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:53 pm

another verse we used to sing,
Adam and Eve in the garden, dressed in red and green
Their garments in the spring time were the finest ever seen
But what about the autumn when the leaves begin to fall
And what about the winter when their were no leaves at all

Oh young folk, old folk everybody come
join the merry Sunday school and make yourselves at home
bring your sticks of chewing gum and sit upon the floor
and we'll tell you bible stories like you never heard before.
MrHorrible

Re: Old folks, young folks everybody come

Post by MrHorrible » Wed Jul 31, 2019 9:15 am

My Grandpa taught me this when I was a boy, this is the best I can remember it:

Young folks, old folks, everybody come,
Come join the dark Sunday School, we're gonna have some fun,
There's a place to leave your chewing gum and razors at the door,
Now you'll hear some Bible stories that you've never heard before!

The world was made in six days and finished on the seventh,
According to the contract it should have been the eleventh,
The carpenters got drunk and the masons wouldn't work,
So the easiest thing to do was to fill it up with dirt!

Daniel was a wise guy who wouldn't obey the king,
The king said he wouldn't stand for any such a thing,
So they threw him down the manhole to the lions underneath,
But Daniel was a dentist and he pulled the lion's teeth!

Jonah was a traveler with a awesome sense of scale,
He booked an Ocean passage on a transatlantic whale,
Jonah in the innards and the whale became distressed,
So the Captain pushed a button and the whale did the rest!

Sampson was a strong man from the John L Sullivan school,
He killed a thousand Philistines with the jawbone of a mule,
Then a woman named Delilah led Sampson into sin,
But Sampson grew his hair back and he pulled the temple in!
jeannepascal

Re: Old folks, young folks everybody come

Post by jeannepascal » Thu Mar 05, 2020 7:26 am

the world was built in six day, but finished on the seventh,
according to the contract, should have been the eleventh,
but the carpenter got drunk and the mason wouldnt work,
so they called the whole thing off and filled it up with dirt.

Adam was the first guy, Eve was his spouse,
they were so very happy that they took to keeping house,
Life was an easy on livng on the maine
Till Eve had a baby boy and took to raising Cain!!

Noah was an old guy who stumbled in the dark
Found himself a hammer and he built himself an ark
He filled in the animals two by tow,
He thought he had an ark, but he really had a zoo.

I learned this as a kid but I cant remember all of it either. Good luck. Jeanne
Susan Wilkin

Re: Old folks, young folks everybody come

Post by Susan Wilkin » Fri Jun 05, 2020 5:47 pm

My mother was a church secretary, the pastor's teen-aged daughter used to sing this song and her version of the Salome story went like this:

"Salome was a dancer, she danced before the King.
She wiggled and she wobbled and she shook most every thing!
The King said "Salome! There'll be no scandal here!"
Salome said "Oh yes there will!" and kicked the chandelier"

of course, as 8 year olds we delighted in changing the verse somewhat to:

"Salome was a dancer, she danced before the Queen.
She wiggled and she wobbled and her underwear was seen"

LOL Great memories
geodejerry

Re: Old folks, young folks everybody come

Post by geodejerry » Sat Mar 20, 2021 8:02 pm

One verse I remember, Boy Scouts around the campfire:

"The Earth was made in six days and finished on the seventh,
Accordin' to the contract it should have been the eleventh.
But the masons got drunk and the carpenters wouldn't work,
So what was left to do but to fill it up with dirt!"

(chorus)
"Old folks, young folks, everybody come,
Join the [pick one, "darkies" or "Baptist"] Sunday School and make yourselves at home.
There's a place to check your chewing gum and raisins
[I bet that's original, "razors" which I remember doesn't make much sense]
at the door,
To hear some Bible stories that you've never heard before."

(There's also one about Adam, don't remember most of it, but it ends with "raising Cain.")
Daddy's girl

Re: Old folks, young folks everybody come

Post by Daddy's girl » Wed May 12, 2021 12:42 am

Bathsheba was a dancer she danced the hoochie cooch the king said he liked her cause she didn't wear so mooch. The king got fresh and tried to set the pace but Bathsheba was a dancer and kicked him in the face .
The only verse I remember every word. My dad would sit me on his lap and sing every verse. But this is the one that stuck all these years. Looking at the others here I swear I can hear him singing it all again
Keithglenny

Re: Old folks, young folks everybody come

Post by Keithglenny » Wed Jul 07, 2021 1:44 pm

Moses was the leader of the Israel stock
With his old umbrella he brought water from the rock
Everyone came forward and gave a might cheer
But they were disappointed when they found it wasn’t beer
bontmawr

Re: Old folks, young folks everybody come

Post by bontmawr » Wed Jul 14, 2021 10:48 am

Samson was a strong man with a head of lovely curls
He fought against the Philistines and flirted with the girls
But Delilah caught him napping and his hair it had to go
So he pulled down the temple on the whole bang show

Solomon and David both led naughty lives
Flirting all the afternoons with other people's wives
But when in their later lives their conscience gave them qualms
Solomon wrote the Proverbs, and David wrote the Psalms

Elisha was an old man with a head devoid of hair
The children called out 'Shiny Top, who don't you cut your hair?'
But Elisha getting angry went and called his brindled pup
Which, being fond of children, promptly ate the blighters up
bontmawr

Re: Old folks, young folks everybody come

Post by bontmawr » Wed Jul 14, 2021 11:04 am

I learnt this partly I think from the University of Wales song book available in the 1960s, but also from singing on students' coach outings.

Young folk, old folk, everybody come
John the darkies' Sunday School and make yourselves at home
Bring your sticks of chewing gum and sit upon the floor
And we'll tell you Bible stories that you've never heard before


Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego
Annoyed the King of Babylon and so they had to go
Into the fiery furnace - but none of them was hurt
'Cos the Lord provides his children with a good asbestos shirt
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