Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology) chords by Marvin Gaye

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Mercy Mercy Me | Chords + Lyrics


| G#/A# | G#/A# | A/B | Amaj7/B |

Verse 1

| Emaj7 (Emaj9) | Emaj9 Emaj7 |
Woah, oh, mercy, mercy me.
| C#m7 (C#m9)| C#m9 C#m7 |
Oh, things ain’t what they used to be, no, no.
| F#m7 (F#m9) | F#m9 F#m7 |
Where did all the blue skies go?
| B9 B11 | B11 Amaj7/B |
Poison is the wind that blows from the north and south and east.

Verse 2

| Emaj7 (Emaj9) | Emaj9 Emaj7 |
Woah, mercy, mercy me.
| C#m7 (C#m9)| C#m9 C#m7 |
Oh, things ain’t what they used to be, no, no.
| F#m7 (F#m9) | F#m9 F#m7 |
Oil wasted on the oceans and upon our seas
| B9 B11 | B11 Amaj7/B |
Fish full of mercury.

Verse 3

| Emaj7 (Emaj9) | Emaj9 Emaj7 |
Oh, oh, mercy, mercy me.
| C#m7 (C#m9)| C#m9 C#m7 |
Ah, things ain’t what they used to be, no more.
| F#m7 (F#m9) | F#m9 F#m7 |
Radiation underground and in the sky.
| B9 B11 | B11 Amaj7/B |
Animals and birds who live nearby are dying.

Verse 4

| Emaj7 (Emaj9) | Emaj9 Emaj7 |
Oh, mercy, mercy me.
| C#m7 (C#m9)| C#m9 C#m7 |
Oh, things ain’t what they used to be.
| F#m7 (F#m9) | F#m9 F#m7 |
What about this overcrowded land?
| B9 B11 | B11 Amaj7/B |
How much more abuse from man, can she stand?


| Am7 (A7sus4) | A7sus4 Am7 |
| Dm7 (Dm9) | Dm9 Dm7 |
| Gm7 (Gm9) | Gm9 Gm7 |
| Bb/C | Bbmaj7/C |
||: Bbm7 (Bbm9) :||

End (free time)

| Bbm9 | Cm9 | Fdim7/G | Cmmaj7 |

Mercy Mercy Me’s chords, progressions, and TAB

Mercy Mercy Me Analysis + TAB

Marvin Gaye‘s Mercy Mercy Me is almost the same as another massive tune from the same album, What’s Going On.

Just like What’s Going On, the main chord progression is I – VI – II – V.

What’s cool with Mercy Mercy Me’s chords is how the extensions go from maj7maj9, or min7min9, if you listen to the keyboards that is.

Members get a perfectly accurate TAB of the original guitar part, as well as a modified version that takes the keyboard chords into account.

As a standard, you’ll end up playing Mercy Mercy Me for many years to come, and as there is so much to learn from it, it really will pay off to dig deep, exploring the harmony in great depth.

Here’s a link to the complete lesson: Mercy Mercy Me chord analysis and TAB.

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