Be joyful, be joyful, Be joyful, be joyful, For Old Ugly is going. Good riddance, good riddance Good riddance we say, And don't you never come here again.
- by Anonymous / Unidentified Author, "Dismission of the Devil", 19th century Shaker text [author's text checked 1 time against a primary source]
Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)
- by Lyell Cresswell (b. 1944), "Dismission of the Devil", 1985 [high voice and piano], from Eight Shaker Songs, no. 3. [text not verified]
Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]
This text was added to the website: 2010-01-25
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Word count: 28