Just As Well Get Ready
DESCRIPTION: Just as well to get ready, you got to die" (2x) "May be today or tomorrow, You can't tell the minute or the hour, Just as well...." "Sinner get ready...." "Just as well to love your enemies...."
EARLIEST DATE: 1940 (McTell)
KEYWORDS: death religious nonballad
FOUND IN: US
Mississippi John Hurt, "You Got To Get Ready" (on MJHurt05)
Blind Willie McTell, "Just As Well Get Ready, You Got To Die" (on USWMcTell01)
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