O Death

(Camper Van Beethoven version)

Words & Music:

Traditional American



Am   Am7   Am   Em   D   C   G   Am


   Am      Am7       Am

My name is Death and I excel.

      D                 C      G  Am

I can open the gates to Heaven or Hell.

       Am7      Am       Em

Cast a-side the flesh of thee.

D              C   G   Am

Cast aside and set you free.


CHORUS:  [2x]

Am D  Am      Em D  Am

Oh-oh Death!  Oh-oh Death!

          D                    C    D  Am   C  D  Am  G

Can't you spare me over till a-noth-er year?


I lock their jaws so they can't talk,

Stiffen their legs so they can't walk,

Close their eyes so they can't see,

The chill you feel, it comes from me.


CHORUS:  [2x]



Am   D   Am   Em   D   Am   D   C   D   Am   C   D   Am   G


Oh, Mama, mama, come to my bed,

Place a cold rag on my head.

My eyes are aching and I cannot see.

I feel the sheet pulling over me.


CHORUS:  [2x]

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