OH DEATH

Latest update on 19/10/2015

Artist: Pace Jubilee Singers
Author: traditional
Label: Victor
Year: 1927

Covers:

1930:

Rev. W. Mosley [as Oh Death, (Won't You) Spare Me Over For Another Year?]

1934:

Charley Patton [with his wife Bertha Lee]

1939:

Charlie Monroe's Boys

1959:

Bessie Jones [Lomax recording on the Georgia Sea Islands]

1963:

Dock Boggs [on Vanguard comp. Song Catcher II: The Tradition That Inspired The Movie Oh Brother Where Art Thou]

1964:

Stanley Brothers

1967:

Kaleidoscope

1972:

Stefan Grossman

1988:

Camper Van Beethoven

2000:

Ralph Stanley [in film O Brother, Where Art Thou?]

2000:

David Johansen

Not to be confused with hymn Oh Death Where Is Thy Sting by Rev. J.M. Gates from 1926 (reissued on the Harry Smith Collection) using Bible lyrics (Corinthians 15: 55-57). Older versions by Bert Williams (1918) and Arthur Collins (1919). The Indian War Whoop, also from the Smith Collection, did find its way in film O Brother.

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