Have Mercy

Lyrics Information


Performed by Loretta Lynn and The Do Whaters (featuring Jack White)
Produced and Arranged by Jack White


  • Loretta Lynn -Van Lear Rose


"I wrote a song for Elvis Presley [but never sent it to him] it's called "Have Mercy on Me, Baby." I was singing it to Jack, and he said, "I think we ought to do it and see how it turns out." So we cut that. You ought to hear him play his guitar on this thing! We were laughing at it, and I said, "Boy, what's Nashville gonna think of this?" And he said, "I think you shook up Nashville two or three times, so don't worry about it." And it's true. I have shook 'em up a little bit."