Johnny Cash - Mercy Seat Chords

 
         
         
         
         
X
2
3
1
5 fr
         
         
         
         
1
3
4
1
1
1
5 fr
         
         
         
         
X
X
1
1
1
8 fr
         
         
         
         
X
3
2
4
1
2 fr
         
         
         
         
X
1
4
4
4
7 fr
         
         
         
         
X
1
3
4
2

9 fr
         
         
         
         
X
4
3
1
2
X
12 fr
         
         
         
         
X
1
3
4
2
1
5 fr
         
         
         
         
X
         
         
         
         
2
3
1
4 fr
         
         
         
         
X
4
3
1
2
1
7 fr
         
         
         
         
X
1
4
4
4
X
2 fr
         
         
         
         
X
X
1
2
4
3
4 fr
         
         
         
         
4
3
1
2
1
7 fr
         
         
         
         
X
1
3
3
3
1

9 fr
         
         
         
         
4
3
1
1
1
X
9 fr
         
         
         
         
3
2
1
1
1
4
12 fr
         
         
         
         
1
3
4
2
1
1
4 fr
         
         
         
         
X
         
         
         
         
X
2
1
         
         
         
         
X
2
3
1
4
5 fr
         
         
         
         
X
1
1
1
1
5 fr
         
         
         
         
1
3
1
1
1
1
5 fr
         
         
         
         
1
3
1
1
4
1
7 fr
         
         
         
         
X
1
4
2
3

10 fr
         
         
         
         
X
2
1
3
1
4
12 fr
         
         
         
         
X
1
3
1
2
4
5 fr
         
         
         
         
X
         
         
         
         
3
2
4
3 fr
         
         
         
         
1
3
4
2
1
1
         
         
         
         
2
1
3
4
3 fr
         
         
         
         
X
X
3
2
1
1
5 fr
         
         
         
         
X
X
1
3
4
3
7 fr
         
         
         
         
X
4
3
1
2
1

10 fr
         
         
         
         
X
1
2
3
4
X
10 fr
         
         
         
         
X
1
3
3
3
1
12 fr
         
         
         
         
3
2
1
1
1
4
3 fr
         
         
         
         
1
3
4
1
1
1
5 fr
         
         
         
         
X
X
1
3
4
2
3 fr
         
         
         
         
X
X
3
1
1
1
         
         
         
         
1
X
2
3
4
         
         
         
         
3
1
X
X
X
         
         
         
         
2
1
3
4

7 fr
         
         
         
         
X
4
3
1
2
X
10 fr
         
         
         
         
X
1
3
4
2
1

B

variations
         
         
         
         
X
1
2
3
4
1
6 fr
         
         
         
         
1
3
4
2
1
1
         
         
         
         
X
1
4
4
4
X
         
         
         
         
X
1
X
3
4
1
3 fr
         
         
         
         
3
2
1
1
1
4
8 fr
         
         
         
         
X
X
1
3
4
3

10 fr
         
         
         
         
X
4
3
1
2
1
         
         
         
         
X
X
3
2
1
3 fr
         
         
         
         
X
X
1
4
4
4
         
         
         
         
1
X
3
4
2
X
         
         
         
         
1
4
2
3
1
1
8 fr
         
         
         
         
X
1
3
2
4
1
         
         
         
         
1
4
3
2

5 fr
         
         
         
         
X
4
3
1
1
1
         
         
         
         
X
         
         
         
         
No chord
Standard guitar tuning:
E
A
D
G
B
E
No capo
I'm a lazy guitar player so I wrote the whole song out for ya.
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Verse

Simply Am, E repeated
These are put before some of the chord changes, the song sounds fine without them.
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Chorus

Chords
|-0----0----0----3----3----1----0----0----|
|-1----1----1----0----3----3----1----1----|
|-2----1----0----0----3----3----2----2----|
|-2----2----2----0----5----3----3----2----|
|-0----0----0----2----5----1----0----0----|
|-0----0----0----3----3----1---------0----|

Am AmMaj7 Am7 G Gm B F7M Am

It ALL began when they come took me from my home And put me on Death Row, a crime for which I am totally innocent, you know. I Ambegan to warm and chiEll ToAm objects and their fieElds, A Amragged cup, a twisted Emop ThAme face of Jesus in my sEoup ThAmose sinister dinner deaEls ThAme meal trolley's wicked whEeels A Amhooked bone rising from my fEood AlAml things either good or ungoEod. AmAnd the mercy seat is waiting AmMaj7And I think my head is burning Am7And in a way I'm yearning To be dGone with all this weighing of the trGmuth. An eye for an eye And a tooth for a tBooth And anyway I told the F7Mtruth And I'm not afraid to dAmie.

Am E Am E

AmI hear stories from the chamber AmMaj7Christ was born into a manger Am7And like some ragged stranger He diGed upon the cross. Might I sGmay, it seems so fitting in its Bway He was a carpenter by F7Mtrade Or at least that's what I'm toAmld

Am E Am E

AmMy kill-hand's tatooed E.V.EI.L. Amacross it's brother's fiEst AmThat filthy fiveE! AmThey did nothing to challenge or resEist. AmIn Heaven His throne is made of AmMaj7gold The ark of his Testament is stowAm7ed A throne from which I'm told All hGistory does unfold. GmIt's made of wood and wire And my Bbody is on fire F7MAnd God is never far aAmway. AmInto the mercy seat I clAmMaj7imb My head is shaved, my head is wAm7ired And like a moth that tries To Genter the bright eye I go Gmshuffling out of life Just to Bhide in death awhile F7MAnd anyway I never Amlied. AmAnd the mercy seat is waiting AmMaj7And I think my head is burning Am7And in a way I'm yearning To be Gdone with all this weighing of the trGmuth. An eye for an eye And a tooth for a Btooth And anyway I told the tF7Mruth And I'm not afraid to dAmie. AmAnd the mercy seat is burning AmMaj7And I think my head is glowing Am7And in a way I'm hoping To be Gdone with all this twisting of the trGmuth. An eye for an eye And a tooth for a Btooth And anyway there was no F7Mproof And I'm not afraid to dAmie. AmAnd the mercy seat is glowing AmMaj7And I think my head is smoking Am7And in a way I'm hoping To be Gdone with all these looks of disbeGmlief. A life for a life And a truth for a Btruth And I've got nothing left to F7Mlose And I'm not afraid to dAmie. AmAnd the mercy seat is smoking AmMaj7And I think my head is melting Am7And in a way that's helping To be Gdone with all this twisting of the tGmruth An eye for an eye And a tooth for a Btooth And anyway I told the F7Mtruth But I'm afraid I told a lAmie.