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O, Death
O, Death

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
Well I am death, none can excel
I’ll open the door to heaven or hell
Whoa, 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 cant walk
I’ll lock your jaw til you cant 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 up 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 young, the rich or poor
Hunger like me you know
No wealth, no ruin, no silver no gold
Nothing satisfies me but your soul

O, Death
O, Death

Wont you spare me over ‘til another year
Wont you spare me over 'til another year
Wont you spare me over 'til another year

Watching an episode of Wonder Woman from 1977, directed by Leslie H Martinson. Martinson directed the Batman 66 movie (and Wonder Woman series developer Stanley Ralph Ross wrote more Batman 66 episodes than any other writer) and it appears that he snuck a callback to one of the best labels from the film into IADC headquarters.

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Ralph Stanley & The Clinch Mountain Boys - In Despair

Some of the most heart breaking lyrics, set to some of the finest banjo pickin’ around. Great bluegrass by Ralph Stanley.

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Ralph Stanley - Little Birdie

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The Stanley Brothers - Over In The Gloryland

Imagine the Stanley Parable in the Wreck it Ralph universe. Stanley really is a mute push over that always does what the narrator says.
Narrator still being a disembodied voice above Stanleys head, that everyone can hear, who sasses other avatars in a passive aggressive manner.

Stanley isn’t ready for this kind of confrontation