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Death Don't Have No Mercy is one of Rev. Gary Davis' most popular songs, partly due to Jorma Kaukonen recording it with bassist Jack Casady on the first Hot Tuna album. Jorma's driving rhythms and improvisations make every performance of this another masterpiece.

This lesson breaks down the way Jorma played it in 1969 and includes the intro, the fills in the first two verses, and the first solo.