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20 classic, not-too-hard songs to enjoy with your family while you ride out the apocalypse.

Beatles - Petty - Johnny Cash - Eagles - John Denver - Dylan

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    Mercy Now

    Mary Gauthier

     

    Capo 2

     

    Each chord gets two measures unless otherwise noted.

     

    Intro: / G - - - / x4

     

    G                                        C

    My father sure could use a little mercy now

        D                                                G      

    The fruits of his labor fall and rot slowly on the ground

         G                                                   C

    His work is almost over, it won't be long, he won't be around

       D                                       G

    I love my father, he could use some mercy now

     

    G                                          C

      And my brother could use a little mercy now

              D

    He's a stranger to freedom,

                                       G       

    he's shackled to his fear and his doubt

         G                                                         C

    The pain that he lives in it's almost more than living will allow

       D                                        G 

    I love my brother, he could use some mercy now

     

    G                                                    C

      My church and my country could use a little mercy now

             D

    As they sink into a poisoned pit

                                        G          

    it's going to take forever to climb out

          G                                                C

    They carry the weight of the faithful who follow them down

       D                                                     G

    I love my church and country, they could use some mercy now

     

    G                                               C

       Every living thing could use a little mercy now

    D (3)

       Only the hand of grace can end the race

                               G

    towards another mushroom cloud

    G                                                       C

       People in power, they'll do anything to keep their crown

    D                                                   G

      I love life and life itself could use some mercy now

     

    Instrumental Verse:

    / G - - - / - - - - / C - - - / - - - - /

    / D - - - / - - - - / G - - - / - - - - /

    / G - - - / - - - - / C - - - / - - - - /

    / D - - - / - - - - / G - - - / - - - - /

     

    G                                         C

       Yeah, we all could use a little mercy now

        D                                         G

    I know we don't deserve it but we need it anyhow

    G                                                           C

      We hang in the balance, dangle 'tween hell and hallowed ground

    D                                                   G

       And every single one of us could use some mercy now

     

    D (1)                          C (1)           G

      Every single one of us could use some mercy now

    D (1)                          C (1)           G (1)

      Every single one of us could use some mercy now

     

    End on G


    This file is the author's own work and represents his interpretation of this song. It's intended solely for private study, scholarship or research.