Monday, October 29, 2007

God's Gonna Cut You Down

The last Hopscast featured a song called “God’s Gonna Cut You Down” by Johnny Cash. Since it was a cover show I mentioned that it was a Moby song. Well, that isn’t entirely true. The song is actually a traditional folk song that has been recorded several times over the years. Most famously it was recorded under the name “Run On” by Bill Landford and the Landfordaires. This is the version that Moby sampled and remixed for his album Play. I am most familiar with that version, and indeed it is probably the most famous, which is why I gave him credit.

Here are some other versions of “Run On” or “God’s Gonna Cut You Down”.

"Run On" by Moby

"Run On" by Bill Landford and the Landfordaires

"Run On" by Elvis Presley

"God's Gonna Cut You Down" by Odetta

And of course the Johnny Cash video of the song:

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