The Angel of Death EP

by The Great Republic of Rough and Ready

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Stephan Procee is it gospel, is it spiritual? can't tell, I can tell that it touched me in a way it surprised me.
great EP overall. Favorite track: Mother's Last Word To Her Son.
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1.
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
2.
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
3.
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."
4.
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?
5.
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
6.
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

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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 June 15, 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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