Oh Death (III)
DESCRIPTION: Known mostly by the chorus, "(Oh death/Lord), Spare me over till another year." Despite the worries about dying, the singer praises the afterlife; God or Jesus or someone will has "made for me a home in heaven," etc.
EARLIEST DATE: 1939 (Thomas)
KEYWORDS: death religious nonballad floatingverses
FOUND IN: US(Ap,SE)
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Thomas-Makin', pp. 201-203, (no title) (1 text, 1 tune)
Bessie Jones and the Georgia Sea Island Singers, "O Death" (on LomaxCD1712, recorded 1959)
cf. "Conversation with Death (Oh Death)" (lyrics)
NOTES: Although this shares lyrics with "Conversation with Death (Oh Death)," the feeling is very different. - RBW
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