Madam and the Minister
Language: English 
Reverend Butler came by
My house last week
He said, Have you got
A little time to speak?

He said, I am interested
In your soul.
Has it been saved,
Or is your heart stone-cold?

I said, Reverend,
I'll have you know
I was baptized 
Long ago.

He said, What have you
Done since then?
I said, None of your 
Business, friend.

He said, Sister
Have you back-slid?
I said, It felt good --
If I did!

He said, Sister,
Come time to die,
The Lord will surely
Ask you why!
I'm gonna pray
For you!

I felt kinder sorry
I talked that way
After Rev. Butler
Went away --
So I ain't in no mood
For sin today.


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This text was added to the website: 2008-09-07
Line count: 33
Word count: 118