Somebody Have Mercy Lyrics

Sam Cooke


publisher: ©ABKCO Music Inc.
writers: Sam Cooke
album: Track 10 in album Twistin’ the Night Away
release date: 1962-6
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length: 2:58

Cover Art

Sam Cooke Twistin’ the Night Away cover art
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Somebody have mercy
And tell me what is wrong with me
Somebody have mercy
And tell me what is wrong with me
Sometimes I don't know how I stand
The things this woman do to me

Let me tell you, when I think about how she do me
The tears fall down like rain, like rain
When I think about how she do me
The tears fall down like rain, like rain
When I think I got her chained down
She starts actin' up again

Oh let me tell you, I'm goin' down to the bus station
With a suitcase in my hand, yes I am
I'm goin' down to the bus station with a suitcase in my hand
Yes I am
I'm gonna grab me an armful of Greyhound
And ride just as far as I can

Somebody have mercy
I wonder what is wrong with me
Somebody have mercy
I wonder what is wrong with me
Sometimes I don't know how I stand
The things this woman do to me

I'm standin' here wonderin' baby
Will a matchbox hold my clothes?
Yes I am
Standin' wonderin' baby
Will a matchbox hold my clothes?
Yes I am
I've got a long way to get there
And I got-a some time to go


Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Twistin’ the Night Away
  • 2 Sugar Dumpling
  • 3 Twistin’ in the Kitchen With Dinah
  • 4 Somebody’s Gonna Miss Me
  • 5 A Whole Lotta Woman
  • 6 The Twist
  • 7 Twistin’ in the Old Town Tonight
  • 8 Movin’ and a’Groovin’
  • 9 Camptown Twist
  • 10 Somebody Have Mercy
  • 11 Soothe Me
  • 12 That’s It—I Quit—I’m Movin’ On