Lord Have Mercy on a Country Boy

Josh Turner

About Lord Have Mercy on a Country Boy

"Lord Have Mercy on a Country Boy" is a song written by Bob McDill, and recorded by American country music artist Don Williams. It was released in May 1991 as the third single from his album True Love. The song was Williams' last top ten single, peaking at no. 7 on Hot Country Songs and no. 17 on Canadian RPM Country Tracks. The song has been covered by a number of artists, most notably Josh Turner on his 2006 album Your Man.


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Well, I grew up wild and free
Walkin' these fields in my barefeet
There wasn't no place I couldn't go
With a 22 rifle and a fishin' pole

Well, I live in the city but don't fit in
You know it's a pity the shape I'm in
Well, I got no home and I got no choice
Oh, Lord, have mercy on a country boy

When I was young I remember well
I'd hunt the wild turkey and bobwhite quail 
The river was clear and deep back then
Had fishin' lines tied to the willow limb

Well, I live in the city but don't fit in
You know it's a pity the shape I'm in
Well, I got no home and I got no choice
Oh, Lord, have mercy on a country boy

Well, they damned the river, they damned the stream
They cut down the Cyprus and the Sweetgum trees
There's a laundromat and a barbershop
And now the whole meadow is a parking lot

Well, I live in the city but don't fit in
You know it's a pity the shape I'm in
Well, I got no home and I got no choice
Oh, Lord, have mercy on a country boy

Well, I live in the city but don't fit in
You know it's a pity the shape I'm in
Well, I got no home and I got no choice
Oh, Lord, have mercy on a country boy
Oh, Lord, have mercy on a country boy

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Josh Turner

Joshua Otis "Josh" Turner (born November 20, 1977) is a country music singer and actor who signed to MCA Nashville Records in 2003. His latest single is "Time Is Love" off his new album, 'Punching Bag'. In 2003, Long Black Train, his title track, was his breakthrough single release. 2005's Your Man accounted for his first two Number One hits: "Your Man" and "Would You Go with Me," while 2007's Everything Is Fine included a No. 2 in "Firecracker." Haywire, released in 2010, produced his biggest hit, the No. 1 "Why Don't We Just Dance." Josh also released a Cracker Barrel album called "Live at the Ryman" in 2007. Overall, Turner has charted ten times on the Billboard country singles charts, with all but one of his singles reaching Top 40 or higher. more »

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