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Mercy Mercy
Don Covay Lyrics


Have mercy, have mercy, baby
Have mercy, have mercy on me

Well, I went to see a gypsy and had my fortune read
She said, "Don, your baby's gonna leave you"
Her back is packed up under the bed and I cry

Have mercy, have mercy, baby, yeah
Have mercy, yeah, have mercy on me

I said, if you leave me baby, girl, if you put me down
Well, I'm a goin' to the nearest river, child
And jump from above to the ground but don't leave me

Have mercy, have mercy, baby
Mercy, yeah, have mercy, have mercy on me

Well, now hey hey baby, hey hey now, what you tryin' to do, huh?
Hey hey baby, hey hey now, please don't say we're through

I said, if you stay, baby, I tell you what I'm gonna do
I'm gonna work two jobs seven days a week
And bring my money home to you

Well, I said mercy, mercy, mercy
Mercy, mercy, mercy

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Written by: Don Covay, Ronald Miller

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johnny zell

Have mercy
Have mercy baby
Have mercy
Have mercy on me
Well I went to see a gypsy
And had my fortune read
She said Don, your baby's gonna leave you
Her back is packed up under the bed
And I cry
Have mercy
Have mercy baby
Have mercy
Have mercy on me
I say, if you leave me baby
Girl if you put me down
Well I'm a goin' to the nearest river, child
And jump from above to the ground
Don't leave me
Have mercy
Have mercy baby
Mercy yeah
Have mercy
Have mercy on me
Well hey hey baby, hey hey now
What you tryin' to do, huh?
Hey hey baby, hey hey now
Please don't say we're through
I said if you stay, baby
I tell you what I'm gonna do
I'm gonna work to a job seven days a week
And bring my money home to you
Well I say mercy,
mercy, mercy, mercy...



All comments from YouTube:

ws3423

the opening riff is beautiful..who else could rip it solo until the drum hits..

BWild82

You can hear the influence of Curtis Mayfield in Jimi’s playing.

Sully Dunn

Hendrix Is in guitar damn. Wtf. Out Of Our Heads has so many dope covers you look the originals up and get some soul history through a rock band...wow

Tajee Liburd

@Andy L I don't think Jimi played on this track even though he covered this song. People always point out how Jimi was influenced by Curtis Mayfield but I think it was the other way around ( Freddie's Dead) because Jimi was a couple of years older than Curtis. Don Covay was a innovative guitarist in his own right and it was Jimi who patterned is his playing after Don not so much Curtis even though Jimi loved Curtis Mayfield. Bobby Womack was also friend and a inspiration to Hendrix as well. Curtis never played as many fills on the guitar like Don Covay much less Hendrix!

Andy L

Exactly

Honey327

I remember this song when I was a little kid. Lois Jean, my teenage neighbor, had every popular song on the black circuit. And what she didn't have, Miss (Mrs.) Edna had.

John Kiene

Imagine how the Stones felt when they learned they were in the presence of the original guitar player who'd laid it down years before.

Mindy Boadilla

A young Hendrix. . A man full of guts & glory

Brian Buckley

@michael swanson you’re wrong. It was Hendrix. You are a poor authority. Try a new authority route.

Jimmy Scratch James

@michael swanson Tommy Cogbill was a bassist for Muscle Shoals not a guitarist. This song was cut at A1 studios in New York not down in Alabama. Don Covay and one backup session singer has staked claim that Hendrix was at the studio when it was cut in May of 1964. Plus Hendrix showed Steve Cropper how he played the song when Hendrix visited Stax studios in 1965..........

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