“Jesus Says, "You Goes and I Goes Wid You"”


Jesus says, "You goes and I goes wid you; Preach de gospel and I'll preach wid you." The singer asks Jesus to tell him what to say. After some back-and-forth, the singer reports, "De elements opened and de Lawd come down."


This starts with elements of the commissioning of the Twelve (Matthew 10, and parallels; Matt. 28:19-20), but the ending is pure apocalyptic imagination. - RBW


  1. BrownIII 603, "Jesus Says, 'You Goes and I Goes Wid You" (1 text)
  2. Roud #11912
  3. BI, Br3603


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1952 (Brown)
Keywords: religious nonballad
Found in: US(SE)