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RICH MAN DIED, THE (Traditional - based on the Biblical Parable of the Rich Man and Lazarus, Luke 16:19-31) Maureen O'Hara - 1961 The rich man died and he went down to Hellium Glory allelujah, oh-ra-je-rum The poor man died and he went up to Heavenium Glory allelujah, oh-ra-je-rum Oh-ra-je-rum, oh-ra-je-rum Skinamalinkadoodleaye, glory allelujah Skinamalinkadoodleaye, oh-ra-je-rum The rich man spent all his time shovellin' coalium Glory allelujah, oh-ra-je-rum While the poor man slept in the holy of holiums Glory allelujah, oh-ra-je-rum Oh-ra-je-rum, oh-ra-je-rum Skinamalinkadoodleaye, glory allelujah Skinamalinkadoodleaye, oh-ra-je-rum The rich man lifted his eyes up to Heavenium Glory allelujah, oh-ra-je-rum And begged for a leave from the heat and tormentium Glory allelujah, oh-ra-je-rum Oh-ra-je-rum, oh-ra-je-rum Skinamalinkadoodleaye, glory allelujah Skinamalinkadoodleaye, oh-ra-je-rum He begged of the poor man to bring from kingdom comeium Glory allelujah, oh-ra-je-rum A wee drop of water to cool his burnin' tongueium Glory allelujah, oh-ra-je-rum Oh-ra-je-rum, oh-ra-je-rum Skinamalinkadoodleaye, glory allelujah Skinamalinkadoodleaye, oh-ra-je-rum Said good Father Abraham, "Well, that cannot be doneium" Glory allelujah, oh-ra-je-rum "When you were down on Earth, you wouldn't give him a crumbium" Glory allelujah, oh-ra-je-rum Oh-ra-je-rum, oh-ra-je-rum Skinamalinkadoodleaye, glory allelujah Skinamalinkadoodleaye, oh-ra-je-rum Then send with a warnin' from the dead unto the livin'ium Glory allelujah, oh-ra-je-rum And save my sinful brothers from the road I took to Hellium Glory allelujah, oh-ra-je-rum Oh-ra-je-rum, oh-ra-je-rum Skinamalinkadoodleaye, glory allelujah Skinamalinkadoodleaye, oh-ra-je-rum Said good Father Abraham, "That, too, I must refuseium" Glory allelujah, oh-ra-je-rum "For Heaven or Hell, a man himself must chooseium" Glory allelujah, oh-ra-je-rum Oh-ra-je-rum, oh-ra-je-rum Skinamalinkadoodleaye, glory allelujah Skinamalinkadoodleaye, oh-ra-je-rum Oh-ra-je-rum Oh-ra-je-rum Oh-ra-je-rum (Transcribed by Mel Priddle - May 2015)

    


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