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Hope Nunnery & Steve Tarshis: Music

Spare Me A Set of Wings

(Hope Nunnery)
May 16, 2007
Hope Nunnery and Steve Tarshis
© 2006

for Ralph Stanley

All my people on the other side
I’m the last one standing, an old orphan child
Can you spare me a set of wings when I die? Oh…..
Lord I’ve heard Jordan River is so wide and cold, I
Fear deep waters, and I’m growing old
Oh Lord can’t you spare me a set of wings when I die?

Lord can you hear me? I know you there
Everybody say you angry and I better beware, but
Can you spare me a set of wings when I die? Oh…..
Just say a little something, just send a little sign
I’m all racked up with worry, till you ease my mind
Can you spare me a set of wings when I die?

Chorus:

Spare me
Spare me
Spare me a set of wings when I die
I’m afeard of water, I can’t swim, don’t send no boat, just
A set of wings
Lord, spare me a set of wings when I die

Break

I’m just a scared old human, all alone, but my
Faith in you is boosting me on
Can you spare me a set of wings when I die?
The river is rough, muddy and deep
I ‘m so afeard can’t you send relief?
Can you spare me a set of wings when I die? Oh…..

Final chorus:

Spare me
Spare me
Spare me a set of wings when I die
I’m afeard of water, I can’t swim, don’t send no boat, just
A set of wings
Lord, spare me a set of wings when I die
Lord, spare me a set of wings when I die
Lord, spare me a set of wings when I die