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Tell Mama Chords

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Bluesy tune from the '71 "Street Corner Talking" album.  Times shown are 
elapsed time from the start. Tabbed by Marty Lurvey

[Intro]
AADA
EA

[begin riff which repeats throughout song]
   A    /   /    /     /    /   /   /      /    /   /    /     /    /   /   /
e|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|----
B|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|----
G|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|----
D|------------2------|-------------------|------------2------|-------------------|----
A|-0----2-0-4--------|-0----2-0-4-3-2-1--|-0----2-0-4--------|-0----2-0-4-3-2-1--|-0--
E|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|----
                                                                            0:32
[Verse 1]
           A
I quit my job, ain't got no money,
                D                A
Seems I have to leave this town,

Packed my bag, run to the station,
                       D              A ]
Board the train that's eastward bound.    1:04

[Chorus]
      D                           A
Tell Mama, and all the folks back home,
            E
Sometimes a man just feels,
                      A
He's got to make it alone.
     D                        A
Tell Mama, why I'm leaving so soon,
             E
Because this life I lead,
                             A
has got me sick through and through.   1:33

[Verse 2]             
Nothing to do, that's why I have to go,
                D            A
Seems no use in hangin' round.
           
I can't stop now, the ticket's in my hand,
                       D              A ]
Board the train that's eastward bound.       2:04

[Chorus]
      D                           A
Tell Mama, and all the folks back home,
            E
Sometimes a man just feels,
                      A
He's got to make it alone.
     D                        A
Tell Mama, why I'm leaving so soon,
              E
Because this life I lead,
                             A
has got me sick through and through.   2:33

[Instrumental]   
(chords similar to chorus)
DAEA
DAEA
DAEA

[Verse 1]
[partial (repeated)
          A
I quit my job, ain't got no money,
 A               D              A ]
Seems I have to leave this town.      3:29

[Instrumental]
[repetitive low riff throughout]
e|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
B|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
G|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
D|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
A|-3-2-----0---------|-------------------|-------------------|-0-----------------|
E|-----3-2-------0-2-|-3-----------------|-2------------1--0-|-------------------|

e|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
B|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
G|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
D|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
A|-------------------|-------------------|-0-----------------|
E|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3---|-2-2-2-2-1-1-0-0---|-------------------|
[then drums only to conclude] 

[Chorus](X2)
      D                           A
Tell Mama, and all the folks back home,
            E
Sometimes a man just feels,
                      A
He's got to make it alone.
     D                        A
Tell Mama, why I'm leaving so soon,
              E
Because this life I lead,
                             A
has got me sick through and through.   4:43

[riff to end, 2nd time through at last A chord]
e|-------------------|-------|
B|-------------------|-------|
G|-------------------|-------|
D|-------------------|-------|
A|-3---0-3-0-----3-0-|---0---|
E|-----------3-0-----|-3-----|
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