Covay & Ronnie Miller Original
Recording date: May 1965 Recording location: Chess Studios, Chicago, USA
Producer: Andrew Oldham Engineer: Ron Malo
Performed onstage: 1965-66, 1969
Bass: Bill Wyman
Electric guitars: Keith Richards & Brian Jones
Lead vocal: Mick Jagger
Background vocals: Mick Jagger & Keith Richards
Have mercy (please)
Have mercy, baby
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
(T)here are songs like Have Mercy which I'd love to work up again.
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