Death Don't Have No Mercy (Gary Davis)

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Sheet Music:

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Recordings:

Gary Davis: Death Don't Have No Mercy (YouTube)

1961 - Gary Davis - Aug. 24, 1960 - Englewood Cliffs NJ - 2449 Bluesville 1015, on: Harlem Street Singer - Gary Davis (v,g)

1961 - Bob Dylan - May 1961 - Minneapolis MN - (recordings by Tony Glover) - Bob Dylan (v,g)

(1962) - Gary Davis - Feb. 1962 - NYC - Stefan Grossman's Guitar Workshop 114/5/6, on: Live at Gerdes Folk City February 1962 (released 2009) - Gary Davis (v,g)

(1962) - Gary Davis - 1962 - Chicago IL - Wolf 120.915, on: 1962-1964 (released 1988) - Gary Davis (v,g)

(1962) - Gary Davis - June 1962 - San Diego CA - Gospel Heritage 03, on: At The Sign Of the Sun (released 1973) - Gary Davis (v,g)

mid 1960s - Gary Davis - NYC - Kicking Mule/Sonet 103, on. Let Us Go Together (released 1974) - Gary Davis (v,g)

1967 - Gary Davis - July 1965 - Newport RI - Vanguard 3008, on: At Newport - Gary Davis (v,g)

1967 - Grateful Dead - on: Grateful Dead

1967 - John Hammond - Vanguard, on: Hammond

1969 - Grateful Dead - on: Live/Dead

1970 - Hot Tuna - RCA, on: Hot Tuna

(1971) - Hot Tuna - Relix, on: Classic Hot Tuna Acoustic (released 1996)

1989 - Linn Barnes and Allison Hampton - Oak Leaf, on: The Dark Island

1996 - Daniele Cavallanti / Tiziano Tononi - Splasc(h), on: Udu Calls

1996 - Bryan Jacobs - TBJ Music, on: Remington Steel

1998 - Mark Lanegan - Beggars Banquet, on: Stay

1998 - Hans Theessink - on: Lifeline

1999 - John Jackson - Alligator, on: Front Porch Blues

1999 - Woody Mann And Bob Brozman - Zomba, on: Get Together

2000 - Orville Johnson - Ojm, on: Blueprint For the Blues

2000 - Jean-louis Mahjun Et Alain Giroux - Last Call, on: Jail Of Love

2002 - Dixie Peach - on: Butta

2002 - Linn Barnes and Allison Hampton - Oak Leaf, on: Patchworks

2002 - Sterling Koch - Full Force, on: How I Spent My Summer Vacation

2003 - Nathaniel Street West - Puffin, on: Light Out For The Territory

2004 - Alastair Moock - on: Let It Go

2004 - Big Moe - Ruf, on: Rooster Soup

2004 - Roger Hurricane Wilson - Bluestorm, on: Pastime

2005 - Agnostic Mountain Gospel Choir - S.A.P., on: Fighting And Onions

2005 - Orville Johnson, John Cephas, and Woody Mann - on: Together in Las Vegas

2006 - The Duo : Pascal Mikealian et Claude Langlois - Ascot, on: Le..deux !!

2006 - Malford Milligan Band - Austin to Boston, on: No Good Deed Goes Unpunished

2006 - Motu - on: One Peace For the Road

2006 - Toby Walker - on: Toby Walker Plays Well With Others

2007 - Andy Haas, Don Fiorino - CD Baby, on: Death Don't Have No Mercy

2007 - Marie Knight - Dixiefrog, on: Let Us Get Together

2007 - Axe Masterson - Deltaaxe, on: Back Porch Serenade

2008 - Jimmy Joe Band - Crotalo, on: Live At Jam Blues Point

2008 - Motu - Motu, on: No Refunds / No Exchanges

2008 - The Soaked Lamb - Panoplia, on: Homemade Blues-2007

2009 - Carlo Ambrosio - Primrose, on: Country Gold And Blues

2009 - Carlos del Junco & Thom Roberts - Old Way Blues, on: Big Road Blues

2009 - Ramblin' Jack Elliott - on: A Stranger Here

2009 - Hang Jones - on: The Ballad of Carlsbad County

2009 - Ben Prestage - on: Live At Pineapple Willy's

2009 - Young People - 5RC, on: Young People

2010 - Black Eyed Vermillion - Solitary, on: Outlaw Radio Chicago: The Compilation, Vol. 1

2010 - The Blue Rider Trio, Ben Andrews, Jeff Sarli, Mark Wenner - Mapleshade, on: Early Morning Blues

2010 - Dean Bowman - on: Death Don't Have No Mercy

2010 - Jorma Kaukonen - on: 2010-02-19 McCabe's Guitar Shop, Santa Monica, CA

2010 - Hot Tuna - on: 2001-07-16 The Stephen Talkhouse, Amagansett, NY

2010 - Lucky Peterson - Dreyfus Jazz, on: You Can Always Turn Around

2010 - Barbara Sukowa and the X-Patsys - Winter & Winter, on: Devouring Time

2011 - Steven M. Boker & W. David Babak - Crawford the Crow, on: Babak And Boker

2011 - Michael Jerome Brown - Borealis, on: The Road is Dark

2011 - Robert Eustis - Little King, on: Flyin' High

2011 - Paul Geremia - Red House, on: Love My Stuff

2011 - Groanbox - on: Guts, Lungs & Bones

2011 - Woody Mann, Bob Brozman - Acoustic Music, on: Get Together

2011 - Skull And Bone Band - on: The Happy Circus

2011 - Alastair Moock - Corazong, on: Let It Go

2011 - Cal Williams Jr - on: King Billy

2012 - Lurrie Bell - Aria B.G., on: The Devil Ain't Got No Music

2012 - Rory Block - Stony Plain, on: I Belong To The Band: A Tribute To Rev. Gary Davis

2012 - Sam Lyman - on: New Morning Waltz: Sounds of Mandolin Americana

2012 - Motu - on: Barrier Beach Blues

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Gary Davis (Version 1960):
Death don't have no mercy in this land
N' death don't have no mercy in this land
He’ll come to your house and he won’t stay long
You look in the bed and somebody be gone
Death don't have no mercy in this land.

But Death will go in any family in this land
N' death will go in every family in this land
Oh, well, he’ll come to your house and he won’t stay long
Well, you look in the bed and one of the family will be gone
Death will go in any family in this land.

Well, he never takes a vacation in this land
Well, old death never take a vacation in this land
Well he'll come to your house and he won't stay long
You look in the bed and your mother will be gone
Death don't take a vacation in this land.

Well, he’ll leave you standing and crying in this land
Well, death will leave you standing and crying in this land
Well, he'll come to your house and he won't stay long
You look in the bed and somebody will be gone
Death will leave you standing and crying in this land.

Oh, death's always in a hurry in this land
Oh, death's always in a hurry in this land
Oh, he'll come to your house, and he won't stay long
You look in the bed and your mother will be gone
Death is always in a hurry in this land.

Well, he won’t give you time to get ready in this land
Well, he won’t give you time to get ready in this land
Oh, well, he come to your house and he won't stay long
Well, you look in the bed and somebody will be gone
Death won’t give you time to get ready in this land.

 

Version Bob Dylan:
Death don't have no mercy in this land
Death don't have no mercy in this land
And I come in your house someday
And I 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
And I come in your house someday
And I take your father away
Death don't have no judgement in this land.