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Mama Said Chords

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Acoustic

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Author
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   /Metallica / This is a very beautiful song that sounds great even when
  /Mama Said /  it's played acoustic on a old and inferior Spanish
 /Load      /   guitar..:p It was first when I started doing this tab, I
/__________/    realized what the lyrics were about, and I admit that I dropped a few tears...


Tuning: Half-step down - but you can play it in standard tuning as well.


Chords Used:    Dm  Dsus4   C   Asus4   Am  
Asus2   Bb    G     F
             ---1-----3-----0-----0-----0-----0-----1-----3-----1---|
             ---3-----3-----1-----3-----1-----0-----3----0/3----1---|
             ---2-----2-----0-----2-----2-----2-----3-----0-----2---|
             ---0-----0-----2-----2-----2-----2-----3-----0-----3---|
             ---x-----x-----3-----0-----0-----0-----1-----2-----3---|
             ---x-----x-----x-----x-----x-----x-----x-----3-----1---|


[Riff-1]

     Dm        Dsus4 Dm       C       Am    
   Asus2
Eb||-1---1--1-1-3--3-1----1-|-0----0--0--0--0--0-0---|
Bb||-3---3--3-3-3--3-3----3-|-1----1--1--1--1--0-0h1-|
Gb||-2---2--2-2-2--2-2--2-2-|-0----0--2--2--2--2-2---|
Db||-0---0--0-0-0--0-0--0-0-|-2--2-2--2--2--2--2-2---|
Ab||------------------------|-3--3-3--0--0--0--0-0---|
Eb||------------------------|------------------------|

     Dm          Dsus4 Dm       C       Am  
       Asus4
Eb|-1-----1--1-1-3--3-1----1-|-0----0--0--0----0--0-0-||
Bb|-3-----3--3-3-3--3-3----3-|-1----1--1--1----1--3-3-||
Gb|-2---2-2--2-2-2--2-2--2-2-|-0----0--2--2----2--2-2-||
Db|-0---0-0--0-0-0--0-0--0-0-|-2--2-2--2--2--2-2--2-2-||
Ab|--------------------------|-3--3-3--0--0--0-0--0-0-||
Eb|--------------------------|------------------------||


[Riff-2]

     Dm  C   Am  G
Eb||-1---0---0---3---3----3--3-3-3--3-3-|-------|
Bb||-3---1---1---0---0----3--3-3-3--3-3-|-play--|
Gb||-2---0---2---0---0----0--0-0-0--0-0-|-this--|
Db||-0---2---2---0---0----0--0-0-0--0-0-|-three-|
Ab||-----3---0---2---2--2-2--2-2-2--2-2-|-times-|
Eb||-------------3---3--3-3--3-3-3--3-3-|-------|

     Dm  C   Bb  G   Am           Asus2
Eb|-1---0---1---3---0---0--0---0--0---||
Bb|-3---1---3---3---1---1--1---1--0h1-||
Gb|-2---0---3---0---2---2--2---2--2---||
Db|-0---2---3---0---2---2--2-2--------||
Ab|-----3---1---2---0---0--0-0--------||
Eb|-------------3---------------------||


Riff-3
     Dm      G            C       F
Eb||-1----1--3--3--3-3--|-0----0--1--1----1-1-|-------|
Bb||-3----3--0--0--3-3--|-1----1--1--1----1-1-|-play--|
Gb||-2--2-2--0--0--0-0--|-0----0--2--2----2-2-|-this--|
Db||-0--0-0--0--0--0----|-2--2-2--3--3--3-3-3-|-four--|
Ab||---------2--2--2----|-3--3-3--3--3--3-3-3-|-times-|
Eb||---------3--3--3----|---------1--1--1-1-1-|-------|

     Dm  C   Bb  G   Am           Asus2
Eb|-1---0---1---3---0---0--0---0--0---||
Bb|-3---1---3---3---1---1--1---1--0h1-||
Gb|-2---0---3---0---2---2--2---2--2---||
Db|-0---2---3---0---2---2--2-2--------||
Ab|-----3---1---2---0---0--0-0--------||
Eb|-------------3---------------------||


[INTRO: riff-1]

Dm Dsus4 Dm C Am Asus2
Dm Dsus4 Dm C Am Asus4


[1st VERSE: riff-1]

Dm            Dsus4     Dm
Mama, she has taught me well
C                  Am Asus2
Told me when I was young
Dm                  Dsus4 Dm
Son, your life's an open book
      C                   Am Asus4
Don't close it 'fore it's done
    Dm                    Dsus4 Dm
The brightest flame burns quickest
   C                Am Asus2
Is what I heard her say
  Dm          Dsus4    Dm
A son's heart sewed to mother
    C              Am
But I must find my way


[CHORUS: riff-2]

Dm  C  Am    G
Let my heart go
Dm  C    Am  G
Let your son grow
      Dm  C  Am    G
Mama, let my heart go
   Dm  C    Bb    G  Am Asus2
Or let this heart be still


[2nd VERSE: riff-1]

Dm             Dsus4 Dm
Rebel my new last name
C                Am Asus2
Wild blood in my veins
Dm             Dsus4    D
Apron strings around my neck
    C                 Am Asus4
The mark that still remains
Dm              Dsus4 Dm
Left home at an early age
   C                Am Asus4
Of what I heard was wrong
  Dm             Dsus4 D
I never asked forgiveness
    C               Am
But what is said is done


[CHORUS: riff-2]

(last line ends on Asus4 instead of Asus2)

Dm  C  Am    G
Let my heart go
Dm  C    Am  G
Let your son grow
      Dm  C  Am    G
Mama, let my heart go
   Dm  C    Bb    G  Am Asus4
Or let this heart be still


[BRIDGE: riff-3]

Dm      G
Never I ask of you
    C       F
But never I gave
        Dm           G
But you gave me your emptiness
      C          F
I now take to my grave
Dm      G
Never I ask of you
    C       F
But never I gave
        Dm           G
But you gave me your emptiness
       C          F
I now take to my grave
   Dm  C    Bb    G  Am Asus2
So let this heart be still


[3rd VERSE: riff-1]

Dm            Dsus4  Dm
Mama, now I'm coming home
        C                 Am Asus2
I'm not all you wished of me
  Dm                Dsus4 Dm
A mother's love for her son
C               Am Asus2
Spoken, help me be
        Dm                 Dsus4 Dm
Well, I took your love for granted
            C                  Am Asus4
And all the things you said to me
  Dm                Dsus4   Dm
I need your arms to welcome me
       C                  Am
But, a cold stone's all I see


[CHORUS: riff-1]

(last line ends on Asus4 instead of Asus2):

Dm  C  Am    G
Let my heart go
Dm  C    Am  G
Let your son grow
      Dm  C  Am    G
Mama, let my heart go
   Dm  C    Bb    G  Am Asus4
Or let this heart be still


[CHORUS: riff-1]

Dm  C  Am    G
Let my heart go
      Dm  C  Am    G
Mama, let my heart go
          Dm  C  Am    G
You never let my heart go
   Dm  C    Bb    G  Am
So let this heart be still


[ENDING: riff-3] 

(last line fades out on Am):

Dm      G
Never I ask of you
    C       F
But never I gave
        Dm           G
But you gave me your emptiness
      C          F
I now take to my grave
Dm      G
Never I ask of you
    C       F
But never I gave
        Dm           G
But you gave me your emptiness
       C          F
I now take to my grave
   Dm  C    Bb    G  Am
So let this heart be still



 Mail me at Maitinin@hotmail.com for comments or corrections, and don't mind
 the bad English, I'm from Denmark...
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r_lightning 270 Sep 09, 2004 12:00 AM

tears my ass, lol:-P good tabbed

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guerl 10 Nov 26, 2005 08:52 AM

tabbed very good! thanks a lot dude

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