Words and music by Hank Williams, Sr.
CAPO: 2nd FRET KEY: E PLAY: D
In the [D] great book of John - you're [G] warned of the [D] day
When you'll be laid - beneath the cold [A7] clay
The [G] Angel of [D] Death - will [G] come from the [D] sky
And claim your poor soul - when the [A7] time comes to [D] die.
When The Angel of Death - comes [G] down after [D] you
Can you smile and say - that you have been [A7] true
Can you [G] truthfully [D] say - with [G] your dying [D] breath
That you're ready to meet - the [A7] Angel of [D] death.
When the [D] lights all grow dim - and the [G] dark shadows [D] creep
And then your loved ones - are gathered to [A7] weep
Can you [G] face them and [D] say - with [G] your dying [D] breath
That you're ready to meet - the [A7] Angel of [D] Death.