Oops, an error
Loading. Please wait.

Matties Rag Chords

version 2
version 2

Whole song

1,049 views 1 this week
no commentswrite comment
1 2 3 4 5
3 more votes to show rating
add to favorites
launch autoscroll
font size
simplify chords
display chords
guitar tuner
Best way to learn
"Matties Rag"
set tempo
Mattie's Rag
Gerry Rafferty

This was originally recorded by Gerry Rafferty in the key of D minor. I have tabbed it 
in A minor. If you wish to play in Dm then set capo to fret 5.

The Cmaj7 is a passing chord and is played on the just the fourth beat of the bar i.e. 
¦C C C Cmaj7¦Am Am Am Am¦ etc.

The Dsus4 chord is played on the first two beats of the bar ¦D D D D¦Dsus4 Dsus4 D D¦. 
Consider it optional as I'm not sure Gerry Rafferty played it but I think it sounds good.

Am            E
Oh Mattie you open up the door
Dm7              C          Cmaj7
That's right I'm home again
Am             E
  You've got a big surprise in store
Dm7               C
  Turn 'round and count to ten.

Wait till you see what I got you, well
D                 Dsus4 D
You’ll say it's a magic thing, it’s
Like an old mandolin man, you just
G                     G7
Wind him up and he’ll start to sing.

Am          E
I've been away for quite a while
Dm7                C              Cmaj7
And I want to hear all your news
Am              E
   Speak to me, let me see you smile
Dm7                     C
  'Cause I've had those home sick blues.

When I go down to the city
D                 Dsus4       D
I just don't know wrong from right
When I get back to you Mattie, well
G           G7
You make me see the light.

Am  E  Dm7  C  Cmaj7
Am  E  Dm7  C

Love is a singular thing, it can
D              Dsus4     D
Take you up or bring you down, yes
Love is the song that I sing, so come
G                    G7
On now Mattie listen to the sound.

Am            E
When you grow up we'll sit and talk
Dm7           C           Cmaj7
Of how things used to be
Am             E
  I'll be your grand old man of rock
Dm7              C         Cmaj7
  With all these memories.

Am  E  Dm7  C  Cmaj7 ...and fade
Suggest correction
Give kudos to tab author, rate the tab!
1 2 3 4 5
print report bad tab
You may want to rate the tab now too:
select rating
Wanna post a correction for this tab? Suggest correction