From the album Mercy Of The Groove

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‘MERCY OF THE GROOVE’ contains selections from a 4 (four) hour performance JAX BAR & GRILL, in Glendale, California, on the evening of July 29, 2011. It was recorded with a single microphone. THERE ARE NO OVERDUBS, EDITS OR RETAKES.

"Mercy of The Groove" personnel:

SD - guitar/vocals
Dale Jennings - bass
Paul Van de Riet - drums
Bill Johnston - saxophones
Ed Cogan - keyboard

Lyrics

MEDLEY: PREACHERMAN/SHE GIVE ME LOVE/BLIND BLACK BIRD by Scott Detweiler (Copyright 2011, 2017 Detweiler Music, ASCAP. All Rights Reserved)

PREACHERMAN by Scott Detweiler

Oh they call me the preacher man
Cause I knows how to talks, you see
I preach righteously to those on their knees
And I tell them how their lives should be
When I pass the plate
They lay their dead paper presidents down
Then the show begins and the band kicks in
People rolling all around on the ground
My ride’s too big to park at 7-11
But I can tells ya how to get up to heaven
Lord, I’m the preacher man

All the ladies in my neighborhood
Knows my face and is good to me
I gots nugget rings on all my fingers
New blue gators on my feet
In the dead of night the calls keep coming over the phone
Lonely ladies say, “come over right away
I need some Jesus and I’m all alone”
I parks my ride in the shadows to hide it
From the neighbors cause my business is private
Lord, I’m the preacherman

Ever since the big hurricane
Took my church right away from me
It took everything that the Lord did bring
Except for my memories
I’m too depressed to pray
In my trailer on the empty space
Where my church once stood when times was good
They say New Orleans will recover one day
My ride’s still gone and the police haven’t found it
The water’s down and I still feel like I’m drownin
Lord, I’m the preacherman

Copyright 2008, 2017 Detweiler Music, ASCAP. All Rights Reserved. International Copyright Secured. Words and Music by Scott Detweiler

SHE GIVE ME LOVE by Scott Detweiler

She Give Me Love
She give me love early in the morning
She give me love at the end of my day
She give me love when the kids is cryin
She give me love when the landlord won’t wait
She give me love

She give me love when I’m worryin bout New Orleans
She give me love when she do that thang she do
She give me love when the eggs is fryin
She give me love when I’m layin down my blues
She give me love

She give me love when the clubs is empty
She give me love when I can’t play no more
She give me love when my friend’s is dyin
She give me love when the wolves is at my door
She give me love

Copyright 2006, 2017 Detweiler Music, ASCAP. All Rights Reserved. International Copyright Secured. Words and Music by Scott Detweiler.

BLIND BLACK BIRD by Scott Detweiler

There is a bird
Lives on my street
He is blind
That bird can’t see
Have you heard bout the blind black bird?

He smokes cigars
Gots purple shades
Cowboy hat
And a red-tipped cane
Have you heard bout the blind black bird?

He can’t see me
He can’t see you
But he love
When I sing the blues
Have you heard bout the blind black bird?

Copyright 2011, 2017 Detweiler Music, ASCAP. All Rights Reserved. International Copyright Secured. Words and Music by Scott Detweiler.