No Mercy In This Land
Ben Harper & Charlie Musselwhite (Harper, 2018)


Intro
| [C]   | [F] [C] | [Bb] [F] | [C] | [C]   |

| [C] What would be the first thing
You'd | [F] say to the [C] Lord
And the | [C] last thing you would dream
If you couldn't | [F] dream no [C] more
| [C] Won't you please help me to | [F] under- [C] stand
| [Bb] Is there no [F] mercy in this | [C] land, no mercy in this | [C] land   |

| [C] Followed the river 'til the | [F] river ran [C] dry
| [C] Followed my lover | [F] 'til we said good- [C] bye
| [C] Followed you through soldiers
Who | [F] fire on co- [C] mmand
| [Bb] Is there no [F] mercy in this | [C] land | [C]   |

Solo
| [C]   | [F]  [C]   | [C]       | [F] [C] |   
| [C]   | [F]  [C]   | [Bb] [F] | [C]     | [C]   |   

These | [C] days I speak in whispers
Travel | [F] only to and [C] from
Come | [C] close you'll see the red
Of a | [F] well bitten [C] tongue
The | [C] righteous and the wretched
The | [F] holy and the [C] damned
Is | [Bb] there no [F] mercy in this | [C] land, no mercy in this | [C] land   |

Solo
| [C]   | [F]  [C]   | [C]       | [F] [C] |   
| [C]   | [F]  [C]   | [Bb] [F] | [C]     | [C]   |

| [C] Father left us, down | [F] here all a- [C] lone |
| [C] My poor mother is | [F] under a [C] stone |
| [C] With an aching heart and | [F] trembling [C] hands |
| [Bb] Is there no [F] mercy in this | [C] land   | [C]   |

Solo
| [C]   | [F]  [C]   | [C]       | [F] [C] |   
| [C]   | [F]  [C]   | [Bb] [F] | [C]     | [C]   |


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#Last Updated 5/25/18 JJ
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