Won't you spare me over 'til another year? Well, what is this that I can't see With ice cold hands takin' hold of me. When God is gone, and the Devil takes hold, Who'll have mercy on your soul. Well I am death, none can excel I'll open the door to heaven or hell. 'O, death, someone would pray 'Could you wait to call me another day?' The children prayed, the preacher preached Time and mercy is out of your reach. I'll fix your feet 'til you can't walk. I'll lock your jaw 'til you can't talk. I'll close your eyes so you can't see This very hour come and go with me. I'm death I come, to take the soul Leave the body and leave it cold. To draw the flesh off of the frame, Dirt and worm both have a claim. O, Death. O, Death. Won't you spare me over til another year? My mother came to my bed Placed a cold towel upon my head. My head is warm, my feet are cold Death is a-movin' upon my soul. Oh death how you're treatin' me You've close my eyes so I can't see. Well you're hurtin' my body You make me cold You run my life right outta my soul. Oh death please consider my age, Please don't take me at this stage. My wealth is all at your command If you will move your icy hand. Oh the old, the young, the rich or poor All alike to me, you know. No wealth, no land, no silver no gold Nothing satisfies me but your soul. O, Death. O, Death. Won't you spare me over 'til another year?