Mercy Child

by mercy child

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Carolyn Dixon A gifted trio with tight harmonies that plays a mix original and traditional material - who could ask for more? Favorite track: Hard Times Come Again No More.
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released April 14, 2014

mercy child is erika chambers, madeline lewis and kyle aaron
produced by kyle aaron. mixed by mike proctor. mastered by justin bonnema.engineered at dark horse institute by jason mott.
erika chambers-vocals, madelne lewis-vocals, kyle aaron- violin, mandolin, guitars, dulcimer, ukulele, banjo, steel, glockenspiel, vocals
scott mulvahill-bass, jacob schrodt-drums. photography by the lady & rock and erika chambers. album art by erika chambers
"mercy, mercy" written by erika chambers.
"trade these moments" written by madeline lewis and amy lewis
"closer" written by erika chambers and amy lewis.
"long winding road" written by madeline lewis.
© 2014 mercy child

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mercy child Nashville, Tennessee

Mercy Child is the long-time-coming musical collaboration of friends, Erika Chambers, Madeline Lewis and Kyle Aaron. Americana banjo-fiddle-mando etc. goodness. On twitter @mercychildband

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Track Name: Mercy, Mercy
Early morning when i rose
The confield's covered up with crows
But they ain't picking at my stocks
They're lying stiff as a hangman's drop

Mercy mercy my oh my
Blackbirds fallin from the sky
Mercy mercy warnin' bells
Grab your babies run like hell

In Alabam' and Mississip
the rivers rise and the twisters rip
you make a choice how to survive
save the farm or save your life

Mercy mercy my oh my
Blackbirds fallin from the sky
Mercy mercy warnin' bells
Grab your babies run like hell

Mercy mercy on my sin
Send up a prayer with a fast amen
Mercy mercy warnin' bells
If the floods don't getcha the twister will

Fish on the land birds in the sea
what you tryin' to say to me?
you best get right fore' you get gone
and we'll all be singin' the blackbird's song

Mercy mercy my oh my
Blackbirds fallin from the sky
Mercy mercy warnin' bells
Grab your babies run like hell

Mercy mercy on my sin
Send up a prayer with a fast amen
Mercy mercy warnin' bells
If the floods don't getcha the twister will
Track Name: Trade These Moments
Take me to the train yard, I'll teach you a new word
You'll whistle while we're walking, a song I've never heard

I wouldn't trade these moments with you
I wouldn't trade these moments with you

That was a lovely letter you wrote to me last week
But this is so much better, I'm glad that we could meet

I wouldn't trade these moments with you
I wouldn't trade these moments with you

I cross my arms and shiver, you lend me your coat
It's big around my shoulders, and still warm as I had hoped

I wouldn't trade these moments with you
I wouldn't trade these moments with you

Take me to the train yard, and I'll teach you a new word
Track Name: Closer
Brother you've been weary for a long, long while
You've been shouldering this burden every day of your life
As you journey slow and steady down this narrow road
Now you're closer to my house than you are to your own
Yeah, you're closer to my house than you are to your own

Brother you've been walkin' where so few dare to go
It's been perilous and lonely on this path of your own
But I see how you've stayed true to me come calm or come storm
Now you're closer to my house than you are to your own
Yeah, you're closer to my house than you are to your own

Can't you feel the wind a' blowin' telling you your not alone
Can't you see the trees a' shakin' just feel your heart a' racin'
Every step a little closer, you're journey's almost over
Just reach out and take my hand I'll lead you to the Promised Land
Track Name: Long Winding Road
When we were young, you tried to hold my hand
I said we could just me friends
But now that thought has passed
Now that thought has passed

When my darling leaves I'll try not to cry
When my darling leaves there'll be grey skies
I'll pray the Lord to guide him home
On this long winding road

The house we built is lookin good today
I planted flowers in the yard
But it's still a lonely place
Still a lonely place

When my darling leaves I'll try not to cry
When my darling leaves there'll be grey skies
I'll pray the Lord to guide him home
On this long winding road

When I read the letter that you wrote to me
I tried to hold back the tears
But some still fell
Some still fell

When my darling leaves I'll try not to cry
When my darling leaves there'll be grey skies
I'll pray the Lord to guide him home
On this long winding road
Track Name: Hard Times Come Again No More
Let us pause in life's pleasures and count its many tears,
While we all sup sorrow with the poor;
There's a song that will linger forever in our ears;
Oh hard times come again no more.

Tis the song, the sigh of the weary,
Hard times, hard times, come again no more
Many days you have lingered around my cabin door;
Oh hard times come again no more.

While we seek mirth and beauty and music light and gay,
There are frail forms fainting at the door;
Though their voices are silent, their pleading looks will say
Oh hard times come again no more.

Tis the song, the sigh of the weary,
Hard times, hard times, come again no more
Many days you have lingered around my cabin door;
Oh hard times come again no more.