“Ain't Gonna Grieve My Lord No More”


Chorus: "I ain't gonna grieve my Lord no more...." Verses give conditions for getting into heaven, e.g. "You can't get to Heaven on roller skates, You'll roll right by them pearly gates." Instructs the listener to help the singer get to heaven


  • Commonwealth Quartet, "I Ain't Gonna Grieve" (Conqueror 7079, 1928)
  • Walter "Kid" Smith & Norman Woodlief with Posey Rorer, "I Ain't Gonna' Grieve My Lord Anymore" (Champion 15812 [as by Jim Taylor and Bill Shelby]/Supertone 9494 [as by Jordan & Rupert]/Conqueror 7277, 1929)


  1. Randolph 300, "Oh You Caint Go to Heaven" (1 text)
  2. BrownIII 549, "Ain't Goin' to Worry My Lord No More" (1 text, perhaps somewhat adapted (e.g. the second verse is "If you get there before I do... Punch a little hole and pull me through"), but too short and too similar to this to separate)
  3. Silber-FSWB, p. 22, "Ain't Gonna Grieve My Lord No More" (1 text)
  4. Pankake-PHCFSB, pp. 82-84, "I Ain't Gonna Grieve My Lord No More" (1 text, 1 tune -- probably composite, though the conflation may be the work of the informant rather than the Pankakes)
  6. Roud #12801
  7. BI, R300


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1928 (Randolph)
Keywords: religious clergy
Found in: US(SE,So)