Mary Don't You Weep

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Mary Don't You Weep

Piano&amicrophone1983.jpg
from the album Piano & A Microphone 1983
Song details
Performer: Prince
First Released: 7 June 2018 - Piano & A Microphone 1983 album pre-order download
Album(s): Piano & A Microphone 1983
Writer(s): traditional
Producer(s): Prince
Live Appearances
First and last live appearance:
Performed regularly on tour:
  • none
Performed occasionally in shows:

Mary Don't You Weep is the fourth track on Prince's posthumous album Piano & A Microphone 1983 released on 21 September 2018. The track was also released as a pre-order download to preview the album on 7 June 2018, the 60th anniversary of his birth. The track is a cover version of the traditional negro spiritual from the American Civil War (1861-1865); the first known recording of the track was by the Fisk Jubilee Singers in 1915. Prince may have known the song from The Caravans' 1959 hit single version.

The version included on the Piano & A Microphone 1983 album is from a solo piano rehearsal at Prince's Kiowa Trail Home Studio, Chanhassen, MN, USA, and includes lyrics from Strange Relationship also. No studio version of the track is known to exist, and it is not thought that the track was intended for release on a studio album at any point. Prince played the song live a number of times between 1994 and 1998.


Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
Spring 1983 Kiowa Trail Home Studio,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Rehearsal recording
Recording Personnel

Versions
Released Versions
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
Mary Don't You Weep 4:42 Piano & A Microphone 1983 'Rehearsal' Contains lyrical interpolation of Strange Relationship
Video Versions
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
Mary Don't You Weep 4:39 Promotional release only still image version See Mary Don't You Weep video for details
Mary Don't You Weep 4:29 Promotional release only 'BlacKkKlansman' Extended trailer version See Mary Don't You Weep video for details
Mary Don't You Weep 6:42 Promotional release only Official Music Video See Mary Don't You Weep video for details


 
Additional Information

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References
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