Old Time Religion — Take 2

Chorus:

Give me that old time religion

Give me that old time religion

Give me that old time religion

It’s good enough for me

 

It was good enough for Noah

It was good enough for Moses

It was good enough for Miriam

And it’s good enough for me  (chorus)

 

It was good enough for Buddha

It was good enough for Jesus

It was good enough for Mohammed

And it’s good enough for me (chorus)

 

It was good enough for Julian

It was good enough for St. Claire

It was good enough for Hildegard

And it’s good enough for me (chorus)

 

It was good enough for Gandhi

It was good enough for Martin

It was good enough for Mother Teresa

And it’s good enough for me  (chorus)

 

Ed. note:  Pete Seeger also wrote a set of lyrics to this tune.
If you’ve never encountered these, consider this a contribution to your daily dose of humor!

Chorus:

Give me that old time religion

Give me that old time religion

Give me that old time religion

It’s good enough for me.

 

Chorus

 

We will pray with Aphrodite,

We will pray with Aphrodite,

She wears that see-through nightie,

And it’s good enough for me.

 

Chorus

 

We will pray with Zarathustra,

We’ll pray just like we use ta,

I’m a Zarathustra booster,

And it’s good enough for me.

 

Chorus

 

We will pray with those Egyptians,

Build pyramids to put our crypts in,

Cover subways with inscriptions,

And it’s good enough for me.

 

Chorus

 

We will pray with those old druids,

They drink fermented fluids,

Waltzing naked through the woo-ids,

And it’s good enough for me.

 

Chorus

 

Hare Krishna, he must laugh on

To see me dressed in saffron

With my hair that’s only half-on

And it’s good enough for me.

 

Chorus

 

I’ll arise at early morning,

When my Lord gives me the warning,

That the solar age is dawning,

And it’s good enough for me.

 

Chorus

 

 

Topics: Arts and Music and Worship & Liturgy. 8 Points: Point 2: Pluralism. Seasons & Special Events: Pluralism Sunday. Resource Types: Music.

Review & Commentary

One thought on “Old Time Religion — Take 2

  1. It was good enough for Buddha
    It was good enough for Jesus
    It was good enough for Mohammed
    And it’s good enough for me (chorus)

    We will pray with Aphrodite,
    We will pray with Aphrodite,
    She wears that see-through nightie,
    And it’s good enough for me.

    We will pray with Zarathustra,
    We’ll pray just like we use ta,
    I’m a Zarathustra booster,
    And it’s good enough for me.

    We will pray with those Egyptians,
    Build pyramids to put our crypts in,
    Cover subways with inscriptions,
    And it’s good enough for me.

    We will pray with those old druids,
    They drink fermented fluids,
    Waltzing naked through the woo-ids,
    And it’s good enough for me.

    Hare Krishna, he must laugh on
    To see me dressed in saffron
    With my hair that’s only half-on
    And it’s good enough for me.

    I’ll arise at early morning,
    When my Lord gives me the warning,
    That the solar age is dawning,
    And it’s good enough for me.
    _______________________
    What kind of apostasy are you singing? The old time religion was good enough for Buddha and Muhammad? And juxtaposing Jesus with them as if he is their equivalent? Worshiping with Aphrodite? What you are preaching with this song is false doctrine. It is heresy. Jesus is the only way to heaven. Buddha got it wrong. Muhammad got it wrong.

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