Nick Cave’s Mercy Seat in a piano loop

In August 2013 after hearing Nick Cave’s awesome song “The Mercy Seat” I spontaneously jumped behind the piano and tried to reproduce the chorus tune, which lead to this video. Because I have no ambition for piano work, but still like to save and share my musical ideas, I put a quick recording on Youtube and surprisingly it had hundreds of views.

Someone even asked for the sheet music, but that was a hell of a job for me at that time. Since I use MuseScore, that’s a much quicker job now, so here it is (after 758 views).

Here’s the easiest version.

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Below you’ll find the more advanced score, with more timing detail in the left hand. Have fun and let me know!

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  1. lynton reed · February 3

    hi, thanks for this, i was searching for sheet music for this and all the online sites just have very simple arrangements for this. i have been practicing and have both hand working separately .. now to put them together ..

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      Simon Oak · February 3

      You’re welcome, Lynton, good luck and have fun!