Original Song – “Mercy, Mercy”

Mercy, Mercy is a little song I wrote in 1992 about relationships and the generic power of attraction they can have over us.  This song always puts a smile on my face and tells the story of a girl named Mercy and the attraction she holds on the singer.  The song isn’t autobiographical, but serves as a reminder of the power of love and attraction – especially reflected in the common saying “mercy, mercy…goodness sakes alive!”  The singer acknowledges in each verse, “That girl’s got a hold on me, Her name is Mercy…sweet sweet Mercy…Got a hold on me!”

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I recorded “Mercy, Mercy” 3 times on Set 6 back in 1996, and this is the second take and the first of two versions I’ll share with you. It’s a fictional song about a girl named “Mercy” and how she has a hold on me ~ enjoy! ♡ 🙂 Mark

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I recorded “Mercy, Mercy” 3 times on Set 6 back in 1996, and this is the third take and the second of two versions I’ll share with you. It’s a fictional song about a girl named “Mercy” and how she has a hold on me ~ enjoy! ♡ 🙂 Mark

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(Note: Emailed versions of these songs lose their chord alignment and formatting, so refer to the original post and/or the scanned lyric sheet as your guide!)

Mercy, Mercy - "You Get What You Pray For", Collected Works Volume XIII, Copyright 1992, Mark D. Jones, All Rights Reserved

Mercy, Mercy

“You Get What You Pray For”, Collected Works Volume XIII, Copyright 1992, Mark D. Jones, All Rights Reserved

Verse One:

D                         G

Mercy, Mercy won’t let me be

D                            G

Mercy, Mercy got her sights on me

D                              G

Mercy, Mercy think I’m goin’ down

        A             G          D

That girl’s got a hold on me     (x3)

                  E                          G

Her name is Mercy, sweet sweet Mercy

                    D

Got a hold on me     (D-G-D)     (x2)

Verse Two:

E                               A

Mercy, Mercy she’s the girl for me

E                             A

Mercy, Mercy got her eyes on me

E                               A

Mercy, Mercy she’s my only one

        B             A          E

That girl’s got a hold on me     (x3)

                  D                          A

Her name is Mercy, sweet sweet Mercy

                     E

Got a hold on me     (E-A-E)     (x2)

Verse Three:

D                                G

Mercy, Mercy makes me feel alright

D                            G

Mercy, Mercy likes to hold me tight

D                               G

Mercy, Mercy she’s the only one

        A             G          D

That girl’s got a hold on me     (x3)

                  E                          G

Her name is Mercy, sweet sweet Mercy

                     D

Got a hold on me     (D-G-D)     (x2)

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2 thoughts on “Original Song – “Mercy, Mercy”

  1. Another lovely song Mark. You have a true gift & I am so grateful that you share it with me.

    Your songs & WMDJ are keeping me sane during this recovery time.

    God Bless with love in Christ,
    Jade

  2. Jade,

    I’m strolling through my songs tonight and looking for the ones I’ve overlooked in replying to you – I didn’t realize that I had missed a few! As always, your healing is the most importing thing for you to be doing right now, and if my songs provide you with a little relief and joy – then you have richly blessed my life!

    Love in Christ!

    Mark

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