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What Mama Say Chords

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Song: What Mama Say
Album: Life Is Good (Live Album)
Artist: Jason Mraz
Tabbed by: Jefrey Judes

Chords
 >(Intro/Verse Chords)
                                        (Hendrix Chord)
      Am7       Dm7      Gmaj7     Cmaj7     E7#9
e |----5----|----5----|----3----|----3----|---(0)---|
B |----5----|----6----|----5----|----5----|----8----|
G |----5----|----5----|----4----|----4----|----7----|
D |----5----|----7----|----5----|----5----|----6----|
A |----7----|----5----|----x----|----3----|----7----|
E |----5----|----x----|----3----|----x----|---(0)---|

 >(Chorus Chords)
       F        Fm       Cmaj7    Cmaj7/C#    Dm        G        Am7
e |----1----|----1----|----3----|----3----|----5----|----3----|----5----|
B |----1----|----1----|----5----|----5----|----6----|----3----|----5----|
G |----2----|----1----|----4----|----4----|----7----|----4----|----5----|
D |----3----|----3----|----5----|----5----|----7----|----5----|----5----|
A |----3----|----3----|----3----|----4----|----5----|----5----|----7----|
E |----1----|----1----|----x----|----x----|----x----|----3----|----5----|

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The rhythm and picking pattern are very similar to Bossa Nova for a lot of the song.
It alternates the bass note of the chord from the tonic to the dominant back and forth.
If you'd like to familiarize yourself with the genre this is probably a good place to 
start: .)
ex.
e |----------------------------------|
B |------5------5-------5------5--5--|
G |------4------4-------4------4--4--|
D |------5------5-------5------5--5--|
A |---3-------------3----------------|
E |--------3--3-------------3--------|
count 1  &    2   &   3   &    4  &

***(TL;DR)Just come up with a picking pattern that gets the job done using the frets 
already held down.
Just make sure you listen to the song and dance along to it a couple times before you 
do. ***
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Lyrics

   (Intro| Am7 - Dm7 - Gmaj7 - Cmaj7 > E7#9)
{Laaa               }
{La da da da daaa   }
{La da da da daaa da}
{La da da da da daaa}  x2

Whatever mama say
You best do it
Whatever mama say
You best do
Whatever mama say
You better listen to your mama

   (Verse| Am7 - Dm7 - Gmaj7 - Cmaj7 > E7#9)
Wash your face, use some soap
Make your bed, fold your clothes
Clean your dishes, chew your food
Don't talk back and don't be rude
Take your shoes off at the door,
Don't track no mud along that floor
Don't forget to take the garbage out
Don't want no excuses anymore

Call your sister, cut the grass
Think you're smart? Not so fast
Take your fingers off the remote control because Mama's watching that
Do the dishes, feed the dog
Put out the cat and praise the Lord
It wouldn't hurt you to go to church any once in a while, j-just get going

   (Pre-Chorus| Am7 - Dm7 - Gmaj7 - Cmaj7 > E7#9)
What mama say I'm-a gonna do
Mama said that I should settle down with a girl like you
I'm gonna work real hard, it's what I'm gonna do
I'm gonna give you all my lovin' and make you a mama too

   (Chorus| F> Fm - Cmaj7> Cmaj7/C# - Dm> G - Am7)
Sugar, that's what I'm gonna do
I'm gonna make you a mama too

   (Break| Am7 - Dm7 - Gmaj7 - Cmaj7 > E7#9)
Laaa
La da da da daaa
La da da da daaa da
La da da da da daaa

Whatever mama say
You best do it
Whatever mama say
You best do
Whatever mama say
You better listen to your mama

   (Verse| Am7 - Dm7 - Gmaj7 - Cmaj7 > E7#9)
I won't lean back in my chair
Will not run down the stairs
And in case of emergency I'll wear some fresh underwear
I'll car in when it's in need of repair
I'm gonna get myself a job but I won't cut my hair

"I beg your pardon?" That's what my mama said
"Boy don't get smart and don't talk to me that way!
Who do you think you are, boy? You better behave"
She said "I gave you life, child, I can take it away!"

   (Pre-Chorus| Am7 - Dm7 - Gmaj7 - Cmaj7 > E7#9)
What mama say I'm-a gonna do
Mama said that I should settle down with a girl like you
I'm gonna work real hard, it's what I'm gonna do
I'm gonna give you all my lovin' and make you a mama too

   (Chorus| F> Fm - Cmaj7> Cmaj7/C# - Dm> G - Am7)
Oh, that's what I'm gonna do
I'm gonna make you a mama too
That's what I'm gonna do
I'm gonna make you a mama too

   (Break| Am7 - Dm7 - Gmaj7 - Cmaj7 > E7#9)
Singin' la la la la la
La la la la laaa
La da da da daaa da
La da da da da daaa
Ah hah hah

Instrumental Break (same chords)

   (Chorus| F> Fm - Cmaj7> Cmaj7/C# - Dm> G - Am7)
Singing, that's what I'm gonna do
I'm gonna make you a mama too
That's what I'm gonna do
I'm gonna make you a mama too

   (Break| Am7 - Dm7 - Gmaj7 - Cmaj7 > E7#9)
Laaa
La da da da daaa
La da da da daaa da
La da da da da daaa

Whatever mama say
You best do it
Whatever mama say
You best do
Whatever mama say
You better listen to your mama

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Enjoy!
[The chords may not be perfect but they're very close and work quite well]
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