The Angel of Death EP

by The Great Republic of Rough and Ready

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    This limited edition 45rpm vinyl 7" includes an immediate download of all tracks from the Angel of Death Digital EP.

    Side A: The Angel of Death
    Side B: You Are My Sunshine

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GRRR's first official release, by Squirrel Thing Recordings. Released in conjunction with a limited edition, two-song 7" single: Angel of Death, b/w You Are My Sunshine.

Digital EP encoded by bandcamp directly from 96khz/24bit masters.

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released 15 June 2010

The Great Republic of Rough and Ready are:

Elissa Spencer, Vocals
Samuel Stein, Guitar/Bass

Additional Instrumentation:
Brittany Anjou, Vibraphone
Kristi Shigyo, Percussion
Daniel Dzula, Percussion

Recorded and Produced by Daniel Dzula and David Herman, Squirrel Thing Recordings

Arrangements by The Great Republic of Rough and Ready

Artwork by Jeff Stratford
Photos of the band by Sarah Wilmer

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Track Name: The Angel of Death
In the great book of John you’re warned of the day
When you’ll be laid beneath the cold clay
The Angel of Death will come from the sky
And claim your poor soul when the time comes to die

When the Angel of Death comes down after you
Can you gladly say that you have been true
For you’ll have to go all the way by yourself
When God shall send down the Angel of Death

When the lights all grow dim and the dark shadows creep
And the ones who love you are gathered to weep
Can you face them and say with your dying breath
You’re ready to meet the Angel of Death

When the Angel of Death comes down after you
Can you gladly say that you have been true
For you’ll have to go all the way by yourself
When God shall send down the Angel of Death
Track Name: Cypress Grove Blues
I would rather be buried in some cypress grove
I would rather be buried in some cypress grove
To have some woman, Lord, that I can't control

I'm going away now, I'm going away to stay
I'm going away now, I'm going away to stay
Be all right, pretty mama, you gonna need my help someday

Sun going down, you know what your promise means
Sun going down, you know what your promise means
What's the matter, baby, I can't see

I would rather be dead and six feet in my grave
I would rather be dead and six feet in my grave
Than to be way up here, honey, treated this way

And the old people told me, baby, but I never did know
The old people told me, baby woman, but I never did know
"The good book declare you got to reap just what you sow"

When your knee bone's aching and your body's cold
When your knee bone's aching and your body's cold
Just means you getting ready, honey, for the cypress grove
Track Name: Mother's Last Word To Her Son
I never can forget the day
When my dear mother did sweetly say
"You are leaving, my darling boy,
You always have been your mother's joy."

Now as you leave this world to roam
You may not be able to get back home
But remember Jesus who lives on high
Is watching over you with a mighty eye.

The world is so full of old sin and woe
And many sorrows everywhere you go
But remember Jesus who's everywhere
If you get in trouble now, He'll meet you there

If you'll bow down before His face
And trust in Him for His saving grace
You have a burden He'll make then light
And He sure will guide you in the right

Now when I think of my mother dear
How often she did felt her cheer
My wondering mind was going astray
Was saying son, "Accept the way."
Track Name: C.C. Pills Blues
Early this morning, Blues knocking on my door.
Early this morning, Blues knocking on my door.
"I just come here to worry you some more."

Opened my door, Blues come walking in.
Opened my door, Blues come walking in.
"I just come back to worry you again."

Blues and Trouble are my two best friends.
Blues and Trouble are my two best friends.
When Blues walks out, then Trouble comes walking in.

Hey, hey, mama, what you want me to do?
Hey, hey, mama, what you want me to do?
Take C. C. pills, and pass away for you?
Track Name: God Gave Noah The Rainbow Sign
I've gotta home in that rock, don't you see
I've gotta home in that rock, don't you see
I've gotta home in that rock just beyond the mountain top
Hide thee old rock of ages clef for me

God gave Noah the rainbow sign, don't you see
God gave Noah the rainbow sign, don't you see
God gave Noah the rainbow sign, no more water but fire next time
Hide thee old rock of ages clef for me

Poor old Lazarus, poor as I, don't you see
Poor old Lazarus, poor as I, don't you see
Poor old Lazarus, poor as I, when he died he had a room on high
Hide thee old rock of ages clef for me

East and west the fire will roll, hide thy me
East and west the fire will roll, hide thy me
East and west the fire will roll, how it'll be for my poor soul
Hide thee old rock of ages clef for me

When this world's all on fire, hide thy me
When this world's all on fire, hide thy me
When this world's all on fire, let thy bosom be my pillow
Hide thee old rock of ages clef for me
Track Name: You Are My Sunshine
The other night dear as I lay sleeping
I dreamed I held you in my arms
When I awoke dear I was mistaken
I hung my head and cried

I'll always love you and make you happy
If you will only do the same
But if you leave me to love another
You'll regret it all some day

You told me once dear you really loved me
And no one else could come between
But now you've left me to love another
You've shattered all my dreams