OH DEATH

Latest update on 08/04/2021

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?]

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

2002:

Barrelhouse

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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