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Oh, Mary Don't You Weep
Composer: Traditional

Oh, Mary Don't You Weep was played by Bob & Jerry (Robert Hunter and Jerry Garcia) at a private function in May 1961.

Oh, Mary Don't You Weep is a spiritual that existed before the American Civil War. It was probably first recorded in 1915.

The song occurs in published sources and on recordings with variations in the title and the lyrics.



Jerry Garcia recordings

info Before The Dead, Jerry Garcia, 2018

Other recordings

This list is not intended to be comprehensive.

no info Single (There Is A Light Shining For Me / O Mary, Donít You Weep, Donít You Mourn), Fisk University Jubilee Singers, 1916
no info Single (Good News, Chariot's Comin'! / O Mary, Doan You Weep Doan You Moan, Southern 4, 1921
no info Single (O Mary, Don't You Weep, Don't You Mourn / Lover Of The Lord), Virginia Female Jubilee Singers, 1921
no info Single (Mary, Don't You Weep / Going To Raise A Rucus Tonight), Georgia Yellow Hammers), 1927
no info Single (O Mary Don't You Weep / Couldn't Hear Nobody Pray), Utica Institute Jubilee Singers, 1928
no info Single (Peter On The Sea / Oh! Mary Donít You Weep), West Virginia Collegiate Institute Glee Club, 1928
no info Single (O Mary Don't You Weep / Couldn't Hear Nobody Pray), Jubilee Singers, 1933
no info Single (Oh Mary Don't You Weep / Yes He Did / Were You There), George Beverly Shea & Herman Voss, 1950
no info Leadbelly's Last Sessions Volume One, Leadbelly, 1953
no info Single (Don't You Weep, O Mary, Don't You Weep / I've Done Wrong), Sister Rosetta Tharpe, 1956
no info Single (So Glad She's Mine / Mary, Don't You Weep, Mary Don't You Moan), Charles Williams, 1956
no info Sing Spirituals, The Mariners, 1956
no info Patricia Corbett Sings Best Loved Songs, Patricia Corbett, 1956
no info Single (Toll The Bell Easy / Oh, Mary Don't You Weep), Les Hobeaux, 1957
no info Soho Skiffle EP: Les Hobeaux, 1957
no info Dr. Jazz, George Lewis And His Orchestra, 1957
no info Single (Move Up / Oh Mary Don't You Weep), The Swan Silvertones, 1958
no info The Caravans Sing, The Caravans, 1958
no info Yes God Is Real, Frank Boggs, 1958
no info The Swan Silvertones, The Swan Silvertones, 1959
no info Single (Mary Don't You Weep (Part 1) / Mary Don't You Weep (Part 2)), The Caravans, 1959
no info Feelin' The Spirit, Jimmy Witherspoon, 1959
no info Single (Every Time I Feel The Spirit / Oh Mary Don't You Weep), Jimmy Witherspoon, 1959
info American Favorite Ballads, Vol. 3, Pete Seeger, 1959
no info Every Time I Feel The Spirit, Nat King Cole, 1960
no info The Great James Cleveland, 1960
no info Pete Seeger At The Village Gate, Pete Seeger, 1960
no info Sing A Spiritual With Me, Tennessee Ernie Ford, 1960
no info God Will Take Care Of You, The Harmonizing Four, 1960
no info Sing Out With Pete!, Pete Seeger, 1961
no info Recorded Live!, Kenny Ball And His Jazzmen, 1962
no info The Great Golden Gospel Hits Vol. 1, Various Artists (The Caravans), 1962
no info The Halifax Three, The Halifax Three, 1963
no info Gospel Favorites, The Tell Tale Singers, 1963
no info The Best Of The Swan Silvertones, 1963
no info Hootenanny At The Limelight In The Village, The Wanderin' Five, The Appalacians and Their Friends, 1963
no info Golden Folk Hits, Bobby Darin, 1963
no info The Nat King Cole Story: Volume 3, Nat King Cole, 1963
no info Only Believe, The Swan Silvertones, 1964
no info Worried Blues, Mississippi John Hurt, 1964
no info Single (Looking Back / Oh Mary Don't You Weep), Soul Stirrers, 1964
no info Negro Spirituals, The Tell Tale Singers / The Goldenaires Choir, 1964
no info Standing Up For Jesus, Jackie Edwards, 1964
no info Single (I'm Leaving / Oh Mary Don't You Weep), Johnny Nash, 1964
no info Anita Sheer, Anita Sheer, 1964
no info Amen!, The Staple Singers, 1965
no info The Swingin' Sound Of Soul, Paul Griffin, 1965
no info Sings Hymns And Spirituals, Nat King Cole, 1965
info Newport Folk Festival 1964: The Evening Concerts, Vol. 1, Various Artists (Pete Seeger), 1965
info Newport Folk Festival 1964: Evening Concerts, Vol. 3, Various Artists (Swan Silvertones), 1965
no info The Swan Silvertones, The Swan Silvertones, 1966
no info Unforgettable: Golden Treasury, Nat King Cole, 1966
no info The Lord's Prayer, The Swan Silvertones, 1968
no info Amazing Grace, Aretha Franklin, 1972
no info At The Cross, The Swan Silvertones, 1972
no info You Don't Know Like I Know, The Bernard Upshaw Singers, 1973
no info The Great Welsh Choirs, Pontarddulais Male Choir, 1973
no info Old Traditions, Jean Schilling, 1974
no info Sings The Hits Of Nat "King" Cole, Hank Thompson, 1975
no info Splinter Group In Concert, Splinter Group, 1976
no info Amazing Grace, The Glasgow Phoenix Choir, 1976
no info Multiplication, Eric Gale, 1977
no info Single (Oh! Mary Don't You Weep / Gypsy Jello), Eric Gale, 1977
no info Our Greatest Hits, Evangelist Shirley Caesar And Reverend Claude Jeter, 1977
no info The King & Queen Of Gospel, Rev. James Cleveland / Shirley Caesar, 1977
no info 16 Golden Gospel Greats, The Swan Silvertones, 1977
no info The Greatest Hits Of Reverend Claude Jeter, 1977
no info Since I Laid My Burdens Down, The Swan Silvertones, 1978
info Our Kind of Music, Tracy and Eloise Schwarz, 1978
no info Sings Her Gospel Favorites Volume 2, Shirley Caesar, 1978
no info Snatch A-Loose From The Devil, The Mighty Stars Of Harmony, 1978
no info The Best Of Eric Gale, 1980
no info I'm In The Highway Man, Calvin Frazier & Sampson Pittman, 1980
no info His Eye Is On The Sparrow, Rev. James Cleveland, 1982
no info H A R P, Holly Near / Arlo Guthrie / Ronnie Gilbert / Pete Seeger, 1985
no info Highway To Heaven, Montreal Jubilation Gospel Choir, 1986
no info Get Right With The Swan Silvertones, 1986
no info Michigan Live '85, Various Artists (Holly Near), 1986
no info Jesus Is Only A Prayer Away, Carlene Davis, 1988
no info Yesterday And Today, Reverend Claude Jeter, 1988
no info Sam Cooke's SAR Records Story 1959-1965, Various Artists (Soul Stirrers), 1988
info Rainbow Sign, Various Artists (Holly Near, Arlo Guthrie and Ronnie Gilbert), 1992
no info Don't Drive Your Mama Away, Shirley Caesar, 1995
info The Capitol Years, The Kingston Trio, 1995
info Gospel At Newport, Various Artists (Swan Silvertones), 1995
info Folk Music At Newport, Vol. 1, Various Artists (Pete Seeger), 1995
no info An American Heritage Of Spirituals, Mormon Tabernacle Choir, 1996
no info Together As One: A Tribute To The Heritage Of Quartet Music, Mighty Clouds Of Joy/Slim & The Supreme Angels/Williams Brothers, 1996
no info Pass Me Not, The Campbell Brothers Featuring Katie Jackson, 1997
no info The Front Porch Collection Vol. 2, The Bishops, 1997
info The Guard Years, The Kingston Trio, 1997
info Southern Country Gospel, Various Artists (Pete Seeger), 1997
info Vanguard Collector's Edition, Various Artists (Pete Seeger), 1997
no info In Progress & in Motion: 1965-1998, Taj Mahal, 1998
no info Trin-i-Tee 5:7, Trin-i-Tee 5:7, 1998
no info Oh Mary Don't You Weep (CD single), Trin-i-Tee 5:7, 1998
no info The Best Of The Caravans, 1998
no info Amazing Grace: The Complete Recordings, Aretha Franklin, 1999
no info Gospel Greats, Aretha Franklin, 1999
info Testify!: The Gospel Box, Various Artists (2 versions), 1999
no info Devotion, Aaron Neville, 2000
no info The Swan Silvertones / Saviour Pass Me Not, The Swan Silvertones, 2001
no info God Will Take Care Of You / Think Of God, The Harmonizing Four, 2001
no info WOW Gospel 2001, Various Artists (Aaron Neville), 2001
no info Freedom, The Golden Gate Quartet & Josh White, 2002
info American Favorite Ballads, Vol. 1, Pete Seeger, 2002
no info The Complete, Halifax Three, 2002
info Montreal Jazz Festival, Various Artists (Montreal Jubilation Gospel Choir), 2002
no info I Feel Like Goin' On, Ronnie Earl, 2003
no info Gospel Roots, Aaron Neville, 2005
no info The Folk Den Project, Roger McGuinn, 2005
no info Paved The Way, The Caravans, 2006
no info We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions, Bruce Springsteen, 2006
info Gospel Music, Various Artists (Swan Silvertones), 2006
no info Standing At The Crossroads, Frankie Lee, 2006
no info Soul Unity, Thunderbird Service, 2006
no info Holla: The Best Of Trin-I-Tee 5:7, 2007
no info Salvation In Lights, Mike Farris, 2007
no info Live in Dublin, Bruce Springsteen With The Sessions Band, 2007
no info Old Town School of Folk Music Song Book, Vols. 2 & 3, Various Artists (Mark Dvorak), 2007
no info Shout! Live, Mike Farris & The Roseland Rhythm Revue, 2008
no info I'm Travelling On, Ruby Turner, 2009
no info There Breathes A Hope: The Story Of John Work II And His Fisk Jubilee Quartet, 1909-1916, The Fisk Jubilee Quartet, 2010
no info Grapevine, Andrew Calhoun, 2011
info Make It Your Sound, Make It Your Scene: Vanguard Records & The 1960s Musical Revolution, Various Artists (Swan Silvertones), 2012
no info The Pathway Of My Life: 1966-1986, Hank Thompson, 2013
no info Get In Union, Bessie Jones With Georgia Sea Island Singers, 2014
no info Joy In My Soul: The Complete SAR Records Recordings, The Soul Stirrers, 2014
no info The Atlantic Albums Collection, Aretha Franklin, 2014
no info Amen! / Why, The Staple Singers, 2016
no info Piano & A Microphone 1983, Prince, 2018
info Woodstock: Back To The Garden (38 CD), Various Artists (Arlo Guthrie), 2019