All I Want Is That Pure Religion

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All I Want Is That Pure Religion (11041-1) - Deacon L.J. Bates (Blind Lemon Jefferson)
Chicago c. December 1925-January 1926, Pm 12386
E position pitched at Eb

All I want is the pure religion, hallelu.
All I want is the pure religion, hallelu.
All I want is the pure religion, pure religion take you home to heaven.
Then you're gonna need that pure religion, hallelu, hallelu.

Well, the place in Jordan, you can't go 'round, hallelu, hallelu.
Place in Jordan, you can't go 'round, hallelu.
Place in Jordan, you can't go round, you ain't got religion, you gon' drown.
Then you're gonna need that pure religion, hallelu, hallelu.

When you're crossin' over Jordan, don't have no fear, hallelu.
When you're crossin' over Jordan, don't have no fear, hallelu, hallelu.
Crossin' over Jordan, don't have no fear, Jesus gonna be my engineer.
Then you're gonna need that pure religion, hallelu, hallelu.

Well, Death is ridin' all through the land, hallelu.
Death is ridin' all through the land, hallelu.
Death is ridin' all through the land, ain't gonna spare no gamblin' man.
Then you're gonna need this pure religion, hallelu, hallelu.

Well, the doctor's standin', lookin' sad, hallelu.
Doctor's standin', lookin' sad, hallelu.
Doctor's standin', lookin' sad, hardest case I ever had.
Then you're gonna need that pure religion, hallelu, hallelu.

Well, my mother and father 'round my bed a-cryin', hallelu.
Mother and father 'round my bed a-crying, hallelu.
Mother and father 'round my bed a-crying, lord have mercy my child is dyin'.
Then you're gonna need that pure religion, hallelu, hallelu.

Well, the train is comin', done turned the curve, hallelu.
Train is comin', done turned the curve, hallelu, hallelu.
Train is comin', done turned the curve, fixin' to leave this sinful world.
Then you're gonna need that pure religion, hallelu, hallelu.

Ride on Death, don't ride so slow, hallelu, hallelu.
Ride on Death, don't ride so slow, hallelu.
Ride on Death, don't ride so slow, my heart's willing, ready to go.
Sayin', you're gonna need that pure religion, hallelu, oh hallelu.

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