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Only Mama Knows Live chords

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Only Mama Knows (Live Version)
Paul McCartney [from "Good Evening New York City"]

Chords:                            Legend:
  Em    = 022000                     h   - hammer on
  Bm    = x24432 (barre)             p   - pull off
  D     = xx0232                     /   - slide up
  F#m   = 244222 (barre)             \   - slide down
  G     = x200xx                     ( ) - play note instead of chord
  A     = x02220                     n/c - no chord (aka: off)
  E     = 022100
  B5    = x244xx
  C#5   = x466xx  (or play C#m)
  D#5   = x688xx  (or play D#m)
  Em7   = 022030
  Fm    = 133111 (barre)

Chorus Walkup:  
    Em  (c#) G   A   B5
  e|---------------|------------------|
  B|-------------2-|------------------|
  G|---------0---2-|-4----------------|
  D|-2-------0---2-|-4----------------|
  A|-2---4---------|-2----------------|
  E|-0-------------|------------------|
     God for-sak-en  town

Note: 
McCartney seems to bobble the first line, singing what sounds like, 

"I was found in a gendry lounge…"

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Synth Strings Loop:
| Em . . Bm | Em . . Bm | Em . . Bm | Em . . Bm |

Intro:
  Em                  Bm        Em   
e|------------------|------------------|
B|------------------|------------------|
G|------------------|-2--0-------------|
D|-------------0--2-|-------2p0-2------|
A|-------0--2-------|------------------|
E|-0--3-------------|------------------|

Verse 1:
|Em                |D                  |Em           |D      |             
 . I was found in a transit lounge of a dirty airport town
|Em                       |D               
 . What was I doing on the . road to ruin?
         |Em          |F#m        |Em               |D    | D |
 Well, my mama laid me down, . . . . my mama laid me down

Verse 2:
|Em                    |D                  |Em           |D    |      
 . 'Round my hand was a plastic band with a picture of my face
|Em             |D                    |Em          |F#m    |         
 . I was crying, . left to die in this God forsaken place
|Em            |D     A E B5 |
 . God forsaken place . . . 

Chorus:
|B5         |D#5          |C#5                 |Em (c#) G  A  |B5
 . Only mama knows why she laid me down in this God for-sa-ken town
                 |D#5          |C#5                                |
 She was running, too. What she ran from, though I always wondered, 
|Em n/c           |Em7      |Em7   |Em7      |Em7   |
  . I never knew.  Only mama knows, only mama knows

Interlude:
   Em                 Em              Em                 Em
e|-------2--------7-|-------2-------|-------2--------7-|-------2-------|
B|-0--3-----5--8----|-0--3-----5----|-0--3-----5--8----|-0--3-----5----|
G|------------------|---------------|------------------|---------------|
D|------------------|---------------|------------------|---------------|
A|------------------|---------------|------------------|---------------|
E|------------------|---------------|------------------|---------------|

Bridge:
|Em                        |Em       |Em                   |Em     |
 . I'm passing through, I'm on my way . I'm on the road, no E.T.A.  
|Em                       |Em         |Em               |Em      |
 . I'm passing through, no fixed abode . and that is why . . . . 
|Em             |Em        |Em <>  | 
 . I need to try . . . . to hold on  
|<>                |Em <>  |<>                 |Em <>  |<>      |
 . . . . I've gotta hold on . . . . I've got to hold on . . . .

Intro (Reprise):
  Em                  Bm        Em   
e|------------------|------------------|
B|------------------|------------------|
G|------------------|-2--0-------------|
D|-------------0--2-|-------2p0-2------|
A|-------0--2-------|------------------|
E|-0--3-------------|------------------|

Verse 3:
|Em                   |D                      |Em             |D       |      
 . Was it planned as a one-night stand, or did she leave in disgrace?
|Em                |D            |Em               |F#m       F#m Fm  |
 . Well I've never, . will I ever . see my father's face? . . .
|Em               |D     A E B5 |
 . See my father's face  . . .

Chorus:
|B5         |D#5          |C#5                 |Em (c#) G  A  |B5
 . Only mama knows why she laid me down in this God for-sa-ken town
                 |D#5          |C#5                                |
 She was running, too. What she ran from, though I always wondered, 
|Em n/c           |Em7      |Em7   |Em7      |Em7   |
  . I never knew.  Only mama knows, only mama knows

Chorus:
|B5         |D#5          |C#5                 |Em (c#) G  A  |B5
 . Only mama knows why she laid me down in this God for-sa-ken town
                 |D#5          |C#5                                |
 She was running, too. What she ran from, though I always wondered, 
|Em n/c           |Em7      |Em7   |Em7      |Em7   |
  . I never knew.  Only mama knows, only mama knows

Interlude (Reprise):
   Em                 Em              Em                 Em
e|-------2--------7-|-------2-------|-------2--------7-|-------2-------|
B|-0--3-----5--8----|-0--3-----5----|-0--3-----5--8----|-0--3-----5----|
G|------------------|---------------|------------------|---------------|
D|------------------|---------------|------------------|---------------|
A|------------------|---------------|------------------|---------------|
E|------------------|---------------|------------------|---------------|
                    (only mama knows)                  (only mama knows)

Bridge (Reprise):
            |Em     |Em                 |Em     |Em      |
 I've got to hold on . . . . I've got to hold on . . . .
                  (only mama knows)           (only mama knows)   
            |Em     |Em      |
 I've got to hold on . . . .

Outro:
  Em                  Bm        Em   
e|------------------|------------------|
B|------------------|------------------|
G|------------------|-2--0-------------|
D|-------------0--2-|-------2p0-2------|
A|-------0--2-------|------------------|
E|-0--3-------------|------------------|

Synth Strings Loop:
| Em - - Bm | Em - - Bm | Em - - Bm | Em - - Bm |

Charted by Dexex

Note: 
"DundeeShamrock" has posted a good alternative for the Intro lick, if
you'd prefer to play it high on the neck. I prefer to play it lower to get
the growl you hear in the recording. Here's his/her version:

e -----------------------------------------
b-----------------------------------------
g----------------------------12s14s12
d--------------------12--14-----------14p12h4
a ------10--12-12s14
E 10s12
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