Oh Mary Don't You Weep

Lyrics: Traditional
Music: Traditional

Played by Jerry Garcia and Robert Hunter at Brigid Meier's 16th birthday party in 1961.

Not yet checked against what Jerry sang - this is one traditional version of the lyrics.

Well if I could I surely would
Stand on the rock where Moses stood
Pharaoh's army got drowned
O Mary don't you weep

O Mary don't you weep, don't mourn
O Mary don't you weep, don't mourn
Pharaoh's army got drowned
O Mary don't you weep

Well Mary wore three links of chain
On every link was Jesus' name
Pharaoh's army got drowned
O Mary don't you weep

O Mary don't you weep, don't mourn
O Mary don't you weep, don't mourn
Pharaoh's army got drowned
O Mary don't you weep

Well one of theses nights 'bout twelve o'clock
This old world is gonna rock
Pharaoh's army got drowned
O Mary don't you weep

Well Moses stood on the Red Sea shore
And smote the water with a two by four
Pharaoh's army got drowned
O Mary don't you weep

O Mary don't you weep, don't mourn
O Mary don't you weep, don't mourn
Pharaoh's army got drowned
O Mary don't you weep

Well old Mr. Satan he got mad
Missed that soul that he thought he had
Pharaoh's army got drowned
O Mary don't you weep

Brothers and sisters don't you cry
They'll be good times by and by
Pharaoh's army got drowned
O Mary don't you weep

O Mary don't you weep, don't mourn
O Mary don't you weep, don't mourn
Pharaoh's army got drowned
O Mary don't you weep

God gave Noah the rainbow sign
Said no more water but fire next time
Pharaoh's army got drowned
O Mary don't you weep

O Mary don't you weep, don't mourn
O Mary don't you weep, don't mourn
Pharaoh's army got drowned
O Mary don't you weep

O Mary don't you weep, don't mourn
O Mary don't you weep, don't mourn
Pharaoh's army got drowned
O Mary don't you weep
Jerry Garcia Recordings
     Date Album Recorded By
     26 May 1961 Before The Dead Bob and Jerry


 


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