What is the matter with the mourners

What is the matter with the mourners

Tune: [What is the matter with the mourners]
Published in 2 hymnals

Representative Text

Chorus:
Jubilee, jubilee, O Lordy!
Jubilee, jubilee, O Lord!
Jubilee, jubilee, jubilee, O Lordy!
Jubilee, jubilee, O Lord! Jubilee.

1 What is the matter with the mourners?
O Lordy, the devil's in the amen corner;
O Lord, Jubilee. [Chorus]

2 What is the matter, the church can't move?
O Lordy, somebody's here been carrying bad news;
O Lord, Jubilee. [Chorus]

3 Won't you join in, sister, won't you join in?
O Lordy, and help me this jubilee to sing;
O Lord, Jubilee. [Chorus]

4 Let's shout, sisters, O let's shout around,
O Lordy, let's shout while wearing our starry crown;
O Lord, Jubilee. [Chorus]

Source: National Jubilee Melodies #111

Text Information

First Line: What is the matter with the mourners
Source: Spiritual
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Jubilee, jubilee, O Lordy
Copyright: Public Domain

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National Jubilee Melodies #111

Plantation Melodies and Spiritual Songs. 3d ed. #d134

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