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Death Don't Have No Mercy

Rev. Gary Davis


May 1961
cd imgTHE MINNESOTA TAPES (T-318)
cd imgTHE MINNEAPOLIS PARTY TAPE

  Minnesota Party tape 1961, Minneapolis MN - May 1961  

... Starting in E-minor, then i'm a gonna go to G and back again.

Death don't have no mercy in this land
It don't have no mercy in this land
Well it comes in your house someday
And it'll take your mother away
Death don't have no mercy in this land.

Death don't have no judgement in this land 
Death don't have no judgement in this land
Well it come in your house someday
And it'll take your father away
Death don't have no judgement in this land.

... some sort of bad deal ...

Rev Gary Davis's version (1960)

Well now death don't have no mercy in this land 
Well now death don't have no mercy in this land 
He'll come to your house and he won't stay long 
Look 'round the room one of your family will be gone 
Death don't have no mercy in this land.

Death will leave you standin' and cryin' in this land 
Death will leave you standin' and cryin' in this land 
He'll come to your house and he won't stay long 
Look 'round the room one of your family will be gone 
Death don't have no mercy in this land. 

Well death don't give you time to get ready in this land 
Well death don't give you time to get ready in this land 
He'll come to your house and he won't stay long 
Look 'round the room one of your mama will be gone 
Death don't have no mercy in this land.

Well now death don't have no mercy in this land 
Well now death don't have no mercy in this land 
He'll come to your house and he won't stay long 
Look 'round the room one of your family will be gone 
Death don't have no mercy in this land.  up
    

 Recording dates & record list

May 1961 1 THE MINNESOTA TAPES (b)
THE MINNEAPOLIS PARTY TAPE