“Oh, Lovely, Come This Way”


"I had an old shoe, it had no heel (x3), I looked like a preacher with a mouthful of meal." "Oh, lovely, come this way (x3), Never let the wheels of the church roll away." Other verses often extravagant and floating, e.g. "Whip old Satan round the stump"


About half of the verses in Brown are paralleled in the Woodie Brothers recording "Chased Old Satan Through the Door," but as that piece has a different chorus, form, and apparent purpose, I classify them separately. - RBW


  1. BrownIII 98, "Oh, Lovely, Come This Way" (1 text)
  2. Roud #8372
  3. BI, Br3098


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1922 (Brown)
Found in: US(SE)