The Mighty Diamonds – Have Mercy

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In my ear a song like this inhabits the space between soul/r&b music and reggae. Released in 1976 on the ‘Right Time’ LP:

Guide us Jah man, guide us Jah man, oh yeah.

Have mercy on a good man, and help him we pray Jah man.
Have mercy on a good girl, and help her we pray Jah man.

Man was made to suffer, yeah, and women were made to feel the pain.
Stay by our side and guide us we pray Jah man.
Give us all your blessing, and help us we pray Jah man.

Time is running out, but we need no one, not to cry nor shout.
Change them who’s gone astray, and show them the way Jah man.
Make this an everlasting example we pray Jah man, yeah.

Man was made to suffer, yeah, yeah, and women was made to feel the pain.
Have mercy on a good man, and help him we pray Jah man.
Have mercy on a good girl, and help her we pray Jah man.

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