Mudcat Café message #4003786 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #62702   Message #4003786
Posted By: Lighter
08-Aug-19 - 10:03 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Mister Noah (Nina & Frederik)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Mister Noah (Nina & Frederik)
Outstanding. See post of 08 Sep 03.

According to Meade Minnegerode, in Dome of Many-Colored Glass (1955), he sang it at Princeton in 1893 as follows:

Mister Noah! Mister Noah! Wonít you let me aboard your Ark of the Lord: For itís raining mighty hard and I want to get aboard.
                Let me in! Let me in! Let me in!

Poor sinner! Poor sinner! You canít get aboard this Ark of the Lord.
If you want to get aboard you must get a passport.
                Get away! Get away! Get away!

Go to Hell, then! Go to Hell, then! Go to Hell, then,
                                                            with your damned old scow!
For it ainít going to rain very long anyhow.
                Go to Hell! Go to Hell! Go to Hell!Ē