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Mercy Seat tab

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Mercy Seat - Johnny Cash

Intro:
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|-0-2h3h4---3-2-0-|-3-4---3-2-0-|

(The parts that don't have the chords, is to be played like the chorus)

It ALL began when they come took me from my home
And put me on Death Row,
a crime for which I am totally innocent, you know.

  Am		       E
I began to warm and chill
  Am		        E
To objects and their fields,
  Am		        E
A ragged cup, a twisted mop
  Am		         E
The face of Jesus in my soup
  Am		         E
Those sinister dinner deals
  Am		            E
The meal trolley's wicked wheels
  Am		              E
A hooked bone rising from my food
  Am		              E
All things either good or ungood.


Chorus:

AmAmmag7
And the mercy seat is waiting

And I think my head is burning
Am7
And in a way I'm yearning
G
To be done with all this weighing of the truth.
G7
An eye for an eye
F?
And a tooth for a tooth
Fmag7
And anyway I told the truth
Am
And I'm not afraid to die.

Am / E / Am / E

I hear stories from the chamber
Christ was born into a manger
And like some ragged stranger
He died upon the cross
Might I say, it seems so fitting 
in its way He was a carpenter 
by trade
Or at least that's what I'm told

Am 	    		   E
My kill-hand's tatooed E.V.I.L. 
Am			E
across it's brother's fist
Am		E					
That filthy five! 
Am				    E
They did nothing to challenge or resist.

In Heaven His throne is made of gold
The ark of his Testament is stowed
A throne from which I'm told
All history does unfold.
It's made of wood and wire
And my body is on fire
And God is never far away.

Into the mercy seat I climb
My head is shaved, my head is wired
And like a moth that tries
To enter the bright eye
I go shuffling out of life
Just to hide in death awhile
And anyway I never lied.

And the mercy seat is waiting
And I think my head is burning
And in a way I'm yearning
To be done with all this weighing of the truth.
An eye for an eye
And a tooth for a tooth
And anyway I told the truth
And I'm not afraid to die.

And the mercy seat is burning
And I think my head is glowing
And in a way I'm hoping
To be done with all this twisting of the truth.
An eye for an eye
And a tooth for a tooth
And anyway there was no proof
And I'm not afraid to die.

And the mercy seat is glowing
And I think my head is smoking
And in a way I'm hoping
To be done with all these looks of disbelief.
A life for a life
And a truth for a truth
And I've got nothing left to lose
And I'm not afraid to die.

And the mercy seat is smoking
And I think my head is melting
And in a way that's helping
To be done with all this twisting of the truth
An eye for an eye
And a tooth for a tooth
And anyway I told the truth
But I'm afraid I told a lie.

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-1----1----1----0----0----1----1----1----|
-2----1----0----0----0----2----2----2----|
-2----2----2----0----0----3----3----2----|
-0----0----0----2----2----0----0----0----|
-0----0----0----3----3----1---------0----|
Am Ammag7 Am7  G     G7  F?  Fmag7  Am


            
            
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pepiñeros 32 Oct 03, 2007 12:33 PM

Lots better than the other one, and more complete, and just very well done. 5-er.

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tomasio 10 Jun 27, 2008 11:09 AM

the other one's chords are still correct, while the chords in this song are wrong. This is the correct chord sequence. And in the verse it's still an E minor not major.

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tomasio 10 Jun 27, 2008 11:09 AM

|-0----0----0----3----3----1----0----0----|
|-1----1----1----0----3----3----1----1----|
|-2----1----0----0----3----3----2----2----|
|-2----2----2----0----5----3----3----2----|
|-0----0----0----2----5----1----0----0----|
|-0----0----0----3----3----1---------0----|
Am AmMaj7 Am7 G Gm Bb Fmaj7 Am

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