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Mercy Mercy chords

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                             Mercy Mercy - Wilson Picket
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Tabbed by: Barboy07079
Music & Lyrics Don Convay & Ronald Miller
Originally recorded by Don Convay (with intro possibly by Jimi Hendrix)
Recorded by Rolling Stones, The Remains and many others
This tab is based on the Wilson Picket studio version with intro probably by Steve Cropper 
(who learned the song from Hendrix) or perhaps Jimmy Johnson

Intro:

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--11-10-/6-----6-----------------------------------------------------------|
G|--12-10-/7-5/7---7p5p3-------3-5p3---3-5b7br5b7-3-------5b7br5b7-3---------|
D|-----------------------3-3/5-------5-------------5-3-5-------------5-3-5---|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Accompanying riff over Bb in first two lines of chorus - just an illustration

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----3-------------3-------------3---------------3--------------------------|
G|----3-------------3-------------3-----------3---3--------------------------|
D|----3-------------3-------------3-----3-3h5-----3--------------------------|
A|--1---------1---1---------1---1---3/5---------1----------------------------|
E|------0h1-3---3-----0h1-3---3----------------------------------------------|

CHORUS

Bb
Have mercy
Bb
Have mercy, baby
Bb              Bb/D
Mmm, have mercy, yeah
C5/7  F       Bb
Have mercy on me

VERSE 1

        Bb      Dm    Gm     Eb
Well, I went to see a gypsy
Bb             F7
Had my fortune read
          Bb            Dm           Gm          Eb
She said, Pickett, your baby's gonna leave you
    Bb                         F7
Her bag is packed up under the bed

CHORUS

Bb
I cried mercy
Bb
Have mercy, baby, yeah
Bb          Bb/D
Have mercy
C5/7          Bb
Have mercy on me

VERSE 2
         Bb     Dm         Gm     Eb
Well now if you stay here, baby
     Bb                      F7
I'll tell you what I'm gonna do
          Bb         Dm   Gm           Eb
I'm gonna work three jobs seven days a week and
Bb                         F7
Bring my money home to you

CHORUS

Bb
I cried mercy
Bb
Have mercy, baby, yeah
Bb          Bb/D
Have mercy
C5/7          Bb
Have mercy on me

BRIDGE
          Gm        Cm
Well now, hey, hey, baby
Gm       Cm
Hey, hey child
Gm       Cm        Bb
What you trying to do,
Gm        Cm
Hey, hey, baby
Gm       Cm
Hey, hey child
      Bb                     F7
Lord, don't say we're through

INSTRUMENTAL BREAK

Gm  F  Bb

VERSE 3

          Bb    Dm   Gm       Eb
Well now, if my baby leave me, 
Bb                  F7  
Girl, if you put me down
          Bb           Dm      Gm     Eb
Well, I'm going to the nearest river, child
    Bb                 F7
And jump overboard and drown

OUTRO:

Bb
Oh yeah baby, mercy, mercy, 
Bb
Baby don't leave me
Bb
Lord have mercy, mercy
Bb
Lord have mercy, mercy  

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Barboy07079 181 Oct 17, 2015 11:54 AM

Note that every artist's version of this song has slight chord variations. The Stones version and the Jeff Lyne version are documented elsewhere on UG. For the original Covay version, make two changes:

1) In the chorus substitute Bb, Gm, Eb, F for Bb, Bb/D, C5, F.

2) In the verse substitute Ebm for Eb

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