Mercy Mercy

Composers: Don Covay & Ronnie Miller  

    Original performer: Don Covay (1964)
Recording:  Chess Studios, Chicago, USA May 1965
Performed onstage: 1965-66, 1969

Lead vocal: Mick Jagger
Electric guitars: Keith Richards & Brian Jones
Drums: Charlie Watts
Bass: Bill Wyman
Background vocals: Mick Jagger & Keith Richards

Have mercy (please)
Have mercy, baby
Have mercy
Have mercy on me

Well I went to see the gypsy
To have my fortune read
She said "Man, your baby's going to leave you
Her bags are packed up under the bed" - that's right                                                                                                           

But if you leave me, baby
Girl, if you put me down
I'm going to make it to the nearest river, child
And jump overboard and drown, that's right

I said Hey hey baby, hey hey now
What you trying to do?
Hey hey baby, hey hey now
Please don't say we're through, yeah yeah yeah

But if you stay, baby
I tell you what I'm going to do
I'm going to work 2 jobs 7 days a week
And bring my money home to you, that's right