Mercury Blues

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"Mercury Blues" is a song written by K. C. Douglas and Robert Geddins, and first recorded by Douglas in 1948. The song, originally titled "Mercury Boogie," pays homage to the American automobile marque, which ended production in 2010. The song has been covered among others by the Steve Miller Band (1967, at The Monterey International Pop Festival, and 1976, on their album, Fly Like an Eagle), David Lindley (1981), the Finn Pave Maijanen (1987), Alan Jackson (1993), Meat Loaf (2003) and Dwight Yoakam (2004). Maijanen's version in Finnish is named "Pakko saada BMW" (meaning Gotta get a BMW), but Maijanen has performed the song as "Mercury Blues" live as well. Lindley's version, from his 1981 album El Rayo-X, peaked at number 34 on the Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart. Meat Loaf's version appears as a hidden track at the end of his 2003 album Couldn't Have Said It Better. Dwight Yoakam's version appears on his 2002 boxed set, Reprise Please, Baby, and later on his 2004 compilation album, Dwight's Used Records. More recently, a blues version appeared on Jackson Browne's Love Is Strange: En Vivo Con Tino (2010), backed by David Lindley.  


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1994
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Had my money 
I tell you what I'd do 
I would go downtown 
Buy a Mercury or two 
Cause I'm crazy 'bout a Mercury 
Cruise up and down this road 
Up and down this road 
I'm goin' to buy me a Mercury 
And I'll cruise up and down this road 
Up and down this road 

You know that gal I love 
I stole her from a friend 
Fool got lucky stole her back again 
Because she knowed he had a Mercury 
Cruise up and down this road 
Up and down this road 
Well, she knowed he had a Mercury 
And she cruise up and down this road 

Hey now mama 
Where'd you stay last night 
Your hair's all down 
Your clothes don't fit you right 
Had my money 
I tell you what I'd do 
Go downtown and buy a Mercury or two 
Cause I'm crazy 'bout a Mercury 
And I'll cruise up and down this road 
Up and down this road 

I'm going to buy me a Mercury 
And I'll cruise up and down this road 
Up and down this road 

I'm going to buy me a Mercury 
Going to buy me a Mercury 
Going to buy me a Mercury 
Cruise, cruise up and down this road 
Up and down this road 

I'm going to buy me a Mercury 
Buy me a Mercury 
Going to buy me a Mercury 
Cruise, cruise up and down this road 
Up and down this road

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Written by: K.C. Douglas, Robert L. Geddins

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