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[Beginning part 1] (0:00) (played on a nylon string acoustic) (play twice)

e|---5----3-0------3-0--5-3p2p0------0-----------------------------------------|
B|--------5-2----2-2-2------------2--------------------------------------------|
G|-2---2-------2---2-----------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------7-5-2-----------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------5-3-0-----------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|


[Beginning part 2] (0:14) (played on a nylon string acoustic) (play twice)
e|-0--7-5-3p2p0---0---------------------------|
B|-0------------3-----------------------------|
G|-0---------------------2-4------------------|
D|-2-----------------4-5-0-2------------------|
A|-2-----------------2-3----------------------|
E|-0------------------------------------------|


[Pre-verse] (0:31) (steel string acoustic)(this is how I play it, but these are actually 
the chords that the guitarist uses to make the riff)
e|---2-2-2-2-2--3-3-3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3-3-3--2-2-2-2-2-2-----|
B|-3-3-3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3-3-3-----|
G|-2-2-2-2-2-2--0-0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0-0--2-2-2-2-2-2-----|
D|-0-0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0-0-----|
A|-0-0-0-0-0-0--2-2-2-2-2-2--2-2-2-2-2-2--0-0-0-0-0-0-----|
E|--------------3-3-3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3-3-3------------------|

e|---2-2-2-2-2--3-3-3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3-3-3--2—x-x-2-2-------|
B|-3-3-3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3-3-3--3—x-x-3-3-------|
G|-2-2-2-2-2-2--0-0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0-0--2—x-x-2-2-------|
D|-0-0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0-0--0—x-x-0-0-------|
A|-0-0-0-0-0-0--2-2-2-2-2-2--2-2-2-2-2-2--0------0-0------|
E|--------------3-3-3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3-3-3------------------|


[Verse 1] (0:46) (steel string acoustic)
A                G                           D
Wake up Maggie I think I've got something to say to you
      A                   G                D
It's late september and I really should be back at school
  G               D            G              A
I know I keep you amused But I feel I'm being used
      Em                  F#m       Em     A
Oh Maggie I couldn`t have tried any more
       Em              A            Em                  A
You lured me away from home just to save you from being alone
       Em               A                  D
You stole my heart, and that's what really hurts


[Verse 2] (1:30) (steel string acoustic)
       A                  G                   D
The morning sun when it's in your face really shows your age
       A                G                       D
But that don't worry me none, in my eyes you're everything
  G                   D         G                       A
I laughed at all your jokes, my love you didn't need to coax
     Em                   F#m       Em     A
Oh Maggie I couldn`t have tried any more
       Em              A            Em                  A
You lured me away from home just to save you from being alone
       Em                  A                 D
You stole my soul that's a pain I can do without


[Verse 3] (2:15) (steel string acoustic)
A                  G                D
All I needed was a friend to lend a guiding hand
             A                  G                       D
But you turned into a lover and mother what a lover you wore me out
            G            D              G                      A
All you did was wreck my bed And in the morning kick me in the head
     Em                   F#m       Em     A
Oh Maggie I couldn`t have tried any more
       Em              A               Em                A
You lured me away from home 'cause you didn't want to be alone
       Em                     A              D
You stole my heart I couldn't leave you if I tried

Guitar solo 1 (3:00) (electric) (chords played on a steel string acoustic)
   A             G               D                            A              G
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------9^-12-----------------------------------12----|
A|-9-12-9/7-5----9-12-9/7-5------9-12-----9---9-7-5-------5---9-12-9/7-5--------12-|
E|-----------7--------------7-----------------------7-7-7---------------7----------|
          D
----------------------------|
----------------------------|
----------------------11----|
-------------------------12-|
-9p7/5---5------------------|
-------7--------------------|


[Verse 4] (3:15) (steel string acoustic)

        A          G                        D
I suppose I should collect my books and get back to school
     A              G                        D
Or steal my daddy's cue make a living out of playing pool
    G                          D         G               A
Or find myself a rock and roll band that needs a helping hand
     Em               F#m             Em     A
Oh Maggie, I wish I'd never seen your face
                   Em              A              Em                  A
You made a first class fool out of me, but I'm as blind as a fool can be
       Em                A           D
You stole my heart but I love you anyway


[Guitar Solo 2] (4:00) (electric) (chords played on a steel string acoustic)
  A                  G                     D
e|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------------------11-11-9-------------|
D|------------------------------------------------9^------9-------12-9-12^-9----|
A|-9-12-9-7-5h7p5-----9-12-9-7-5h7p5---5---9-12-12--9---12----------------------|
E|----------------7------------------7------------------------------------------|
 A                 G                   D
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
-11-14-11-11-9-7---11-14-11-11/9/7-4---11/9/7----11/9/7-4-11-7------------------|
----------------------------------------------------------------9-7-------------|
--------------------------------------------------------------------9-5---------|
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A               G                    D
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
-------------------------------------------------------11-11p9--11-14-11-11-9----|
------------------------------------------------9-12-9--------12-------------12--|
-9-12-9/7-5------9^12-9-7/5—5h7p5----9h12-12-12----------------------------------|
-----------7----------------7-----7----------------------------------------------|
A           G
-10------------------------------------|
---10----------------------------------|
------10^10^-9---9---------------------|
--------------12---12------------------|
---------------------------------------|
---------------------------------------|

[Mandolin Solo] (4:25) (arranged for steel string acoustic)(repeat until song ends)
|-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-12-14-15-17-17-17-17-17-17-17-15-14-12-15-15-15-15-15-15-15-|
|-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-12-14-15-17-17-17-17-17-17-17-15-14-12-15-15-15-15-15-15-15-|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

-14-12-12-10-10-10-10-10-10-10--|
-14-12-12-10-10-10-10-10-10-10--|
--------------------------------|
--------------------------------|
--------------------------------|
--------------------------------|


[Outro] (5:03)(continue mandolin solo)(chords on steel string acoustic)
D         G                         D
Maggie, I wish I’d never seen your face
D         G                         D

D                 G                  D
I’ll get on back home, one of these days

D        G                         D
D        G                         D
…fade out

  A  G  D  Em F#m
e|0  3  2  0   2
B|2  3  3  0   2
G|2  0  2  0   2
D|2  0  0  2   4
A|0  2  0  2   4
E|x  3  x  0   2



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| x  Dead note
| h  Hammer-on
| p  Pull-off
| /  Slide up

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freebird17 71 May 05, 2006 06:25 PM

not perfect but it gives the general idea of the song so everyone else can stop being so damn lazy and figure it out themselves.

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slash_is_gr8st 20 Jun 09, 2006 04:45 PM

the mandolin part is wrong

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slash_is_gr8st 20 Jun 09, 2006 04:45 PM

the solo is good, but there are easier ways of playing it

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