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#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #

Date: Fri, 7 Jun 1996 17:53:04 -0600 (MDT)
From: nick-man@indra.com (NiCkMaN)

"Mother, Mother"
By: Tracy Bonham
Album: The Burdens of Being Upright

The opening riff and most of the song:
"Mother, Mother...are you litenting?"

Am Abm Gm F#m, then back up struming once at each fret.  Listen to the song
to get the rythym.

I play them with barre chords, slightly muted, staying on the lower strings.

The prechorus part:
"When you sent me off to seek the world..."

Am Gm Fm

The chorus part:
"I'm hungry...I'm dirty...I'm losing my mind...EVERYTHING'S FINE!!!"

Not quite sure...I think it's Fm every time with a bit of distortion thrown
in.  Any suggestions on this part?

Overall, I think this was a pretty easy song to figure out and to play.
Anyone want to figure out the tidbits of violin in the song?

   | E A D G B E |
Fm | 1 3 3 1 1 1 |

F#m| 2 4 4 2 2 2 |

Gm | 3 5 5 3 3 3 |

Abm| 4 6 6 4 4 4 |

Am | 5 7 7 5 5 5 |

Any flames, suggestions, comments, etc. should be directed to:

| NiCkMaN (Also known as Nick Wilson) |
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|  nick-man@indra.com  |     http://net.indra.com/~nick-man/     |

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Subject: CRD:  Mother Mother by Tracy Bonham
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This is my first Posting, so please be gentle .  When I first heard this song, I was scared,
because she was screaming.  Then I picked up my acoustic guitar and tried to imitate the song.
I got it pretty well, and I think I have it:

                                       Mother Mother
                                       Tracy Bonham

Chord Shapes

A  F#   G   G#
5   2   3    4
5   2   3    4
6   3   4    5
7   4   5    6
7   4   5    6
5   2   3    4

Intro: (All Bar Chords)

A   G#   G    F#  F#   G   G#
^-9 ^-9  ^-9  ^-5 ^-3  ^-1 ^-1

 A                G#
   Mother Mother    Hows the family?

 G                   F#            F#  G  G#
   Just a phone call  To say hello

That's the basic jist of it....play with this, and it will sound good.


Nick Brennan

Date: Sun, 06 Oct 1996 02:06:34 -0700
From: Miser 

song:mother mother
artist:tracy bonham
tab guy: dan miser
i don't know the rest of the info

it is realy simple all you do is play these chords through the verse:
    A    e +-5-+        G#    e +-4-+     G    e +-3-+    F#    e +-2---+
    b +-5-+        b +-4-+        b +-e-+        b +-2------------------+
    g +-6-+        g +-5-+        g +-4-+        g +-3------------------+
    D +-7-+        D +-6-+        D +-5-+        D +-4------------------+
    A +-7-+        A +-6-+        A +-5-+        A +-4------------------+
    E +-5-+        E +-4-+        E +-3-+        E +-2------------------+

you play A G# G F# about 1 or 2 measures each then go back up the neck (G G# A)
measure each.
i'm not sure about the chorus but i think it is just the same only distoted
i hope it makes scence
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lea71797 150 Aug 20, 2015 01:09 PM

Tab incomplete. the tab states within it's-self that it does not include the chorus, aside from that, there is still a great deal of the song left out. It is pretty much only one line from the song, and then a lot of nothing.

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