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by Allison Mose


EVERYBODY'S CRYIN' MERCY- Mose Allison/ Bonnie Raitt

                              
I don't believe the things I'm seein'
                                           
I've been wonderin' 'bout some things I've heard
                    
Everybody's crying mercy
                                      
When they don't know the meaning of the word

                
A bad enough situation
Is sure enough getting worse
Everybody's crying justice
Just as soon as there's business first

                    
Toe to toe, touch and go
                         
Give a cheer and get your own souvenir

                                          
Well you know the people running round in circles
Don't know what they're headed for
Everybody's crying peace on earth
Just as soon as we win this war

                             
Straight ahead, gotta knock em dead
                             
So pack your kit, choose your own hypocrite

                            
You don't have to go to off-Broadway
To see something plain absurd
Everybody's crying mercy
When they don't know the meaning of the word
                              
Nobody knows the meaning of the word


NOTE: It was really hard for me to figure out these chords as this more
jazzy style is something I don't usually do.  Hopefully this will bet you
started though.

(from Bonnie Raitt's Takin My Time, 1973)