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Mama Said
Metallica

Tune down a 1/2 step.


    Dm   Dmsus4   Dmsus2   C    Am  Amsus4   G    F   Bb
e--1------3---------0------0----0-----0------3----1----1--
b--3------3---------3------1----1-----3------0----1----3--
g--2------2---------2------0----2-----2------0----2----3--
d--0------0---------0------2----2-----2------0----3----3--
a--x------x---------x------3----0-----0------2----3----1--
e--x------x---------x------x----x-----x------3----1----x--

Intro:

Dm     C     Am

*Verse*

Dm
Mama she has taught me well
C                Am
Told me when I was young
Dm
Son your life's an open book
      C                    Am
Don't close it before it's done
Dm
The brightest flame burns quickest
      C               Am
Thats what I heard her say
D
The son's heart's owed to mother
    C             Am
But I must find my way....

*Chorus*

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
Mama let this heart be still.

*Intro again*

*Verse 2*

Dm
Remember my new last name
C                Am
Wild blood in my veins
Dm
Draping the strings around my neck
    C              Am
The mark that still remains
Dm  
Left home at an early age
    C              Am
of what I heard was wrong (?)
Dm
I never asked forgiveness
    C             Am
For what is said is done....


*Chorus*

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
Mama let this heart be still.


*Bridge*

Dm      G
Never I asked of you
C          F
but never I gave
Dm                  G
But you gave me your emptiness
C                 F
that I'll take to my grave
Dm      G
Never I asked of you
C          F
but never I gave
Dm              G
But you gave me your emptiness
           C         F
that I'll take to my grave
     Dm   C   Bb    G  Am
So let this heart be still.


*Verse 3*

Dm
Mama now I'm coming home
         C               Am
I'm not all you wished of me
Dm
A mother's love for her son
C            Am
was spoken heavily(?)
Dm
yeah I took your love for granted
           C                Am
and all the things you said to me
Dm
I need your arms to welcome me
     C                Am
That cold stone's all I see.....


*Chorus*

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


*Bridge*

(solo over Dm G C F twice)

Dm      G
Never I asked of you
C          F
but never I gave
Dm                  G
But you gave me your emptiness
C                 F
that I'll take to my grave
Dm      G
Never I asked of you
C          F
but never I gave
Dm              G
But you gave me your emptiness
           C         F
that I'll take to my grave
     Dm   C   Bb    G  Am
So let this heart be still.




Intro/Verse:


|--1---0-1---1--3-3-3--1-1-1--0--0--0--0-0--0---0-0-0-0-0-0--|
|--3---3-3---3--3-3-3--3-3-3--3--1--1--1-3--1---1-1-0-0-1-1--|
|--2---2-2---2--2-2-2--2-2-2--2--0--0--0-0--2---2-2-2-2-2-2--|
|--0---0-0---0--0-0-0--0-0-0--0--2--2--2-2--2---2-2-2-2-2-2--|
|--0---0-0---0--0-0-0--0-0-0--0--3--3--3-3--0---0-0-0-0-0-0--|
|--------------------------------0----------0---0-0-0-0-0-0--|



Chorus:


|--1--0--0-----3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--|                     |--1--0--0--3--0--|
|--3--1--1-----3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--|                     |--3--1--1--3--1--|  
|--2--0--2-----0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--|                     |--2--0--2--0--2--|   
|--0--2--2--0--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--|   X 3  and then...  |--0--2--2--0--2--|  
|--0--3--0--2--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--|                     |--0--3--0--2--0--|   
|-----------3--3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--|                     |-----------3-----|




Bridge:


|--1--1-1-1--3--3-3-3--0-0-0--0-----|
|--3--3-3-3--3--3-3-3--1-1-1--1-----|
|--2--2-2-2--0--0-0-0--0-0-0--2-----|
|--0--0-0-0--0--0-0-0--2-2-2--2-----|
|--0--0-0-0--2--2-2-2--3-3-3--0-----|
|------------3--3-3-3---------------|

     * Acoustic guitar - Intro/Verse Riff

    Dm                           Ds4                                  

Eb|-1--------1---0---1-----------3----3---1---1---1-------1-----------
|
Bb|-3------------3---3-----------3----3---3---3---3-------3-----------
|
Gb|-2------------2-----------2---2----2---2---2---2-------------------
|
Db|-0--------------------0--------------------------------------------
|
Ab|---------------------------------------------------0---------------
|
Eb|-------------------------------------------------------------------
|

    C                 Am                As2 As4                       
                   H                                                  
   
  
Eb|-------------------------------------0---0---x---x-----------------
|
Bb|-1----1---1>3--x---1----1---1---1----0---1---x---x-----------------
|
Gb|-0----0---0----x---2----2---2---2----2---2---x---x-----------------
|
Db|-2----2---2----x---2----2---2---2----2---2-------------------------
|
Ab|-3----3---3--------0-----------------------------------------------
|
Eb|-------------------------------------------------------------------
|
                                                                   

     
Eb|-1----1---1---0---1-----------3----3---1---1---1-------------------
|
Bb|-3------------3---3-----------3----3---3---3---3-------------------
|
Gb|-2------------2-----------2---2----2---2---2---2-------------------
|
Db|-0--------------------0--------------------------------------------
|
Ab|----------------------------------------------------0--------------
|
Eb|-------------------------------------------------------------------
|
        
               H                                                      
Eb|--------------------0--------0---0----0---0------------------------
|
Bb|--1----1---1>3--x---1--------1---1----1---3------------------------
|
Gb|--0----0---0----x---2--------2---2----2---2-------0----------------
|
Db|--2----2---2----x---2----------------------------------------------
|
Ab|--3----3---3--------0----------------------------------------------
|
Eb|-------------------------------------------------------------------
|

                
     * Chorus - Acoustic over clean electric (Haven't figured it out  
   
                                                            yet.)
                                                     

    Dm  Ca9 Am    G     Dm  Ca9  Bb    G  Am         As2      As4     
     
Eb|-1---3---0-----3---|-1---3----------3--0----------0--------0-------
|
Bb|-3---0---1-----3---|-3---0----3-----3--1----------0--------3-------
|
Gb|-2---0---2-----0---|-2---0----3-----0--2----------2--------2-------
|
Db|-0---2---2-----0---|-0---2----3-----0--2----------2--------2-------
|
Ab|-----3---0-----2---|-----3----1-----2--0----------0--------0-------
|
Eb|---------------3---|----------------3------------------------------
|
    Let my  heart go    Let this heart be still..
                                                                      
   
  

     * Before and Verse 2 - Electric w/wah (Included some lyrics to 
help)

           P  P         H  P                                     P    
Eb|------13<12<10-----10>12<10-|-----------------------------5--------
|
Bb|-10------------10-----------|--------------------------7-----6<5---
|
Gb|----------------------------|------------------------------------7-
|
Db|----------------------------|--------------------------------------
|
Ab|----------------------------|--------------------------------------
|
Eb|----------------------------|--------------------------------------
|
                                                                      
   
  
      H                             B    B              B    B        
Eb|--5----|--------------------17------------------17-----------------
|
Bb|--5>6--|-----------------------------------------------------------
|
Gb|--7----|-----------------------19^(21)^19----------19^(21)^19------
|
Db|-------|---------------19------------------19----------------------
|
Ab|-------|-----------------------------------------------------------
|
Eb|-------|-----------------------------------------------------------
|
    Rebel..   in my veins..
                                                                      
   
  
                                            H            B          
Eb|-------17------------------------------------|-17-----------|------
|
Bb|-------------------20-------17---17----17>18-|------15^(17)-|--15--
|
Gb|---19----------19-------19-------------17>19-|--------------|--14--
|
Db|---------------------------------------------|--------------|------
|
Ab|---------------------------------------------|--------------|------
|
Eb|---------------------------------------------|--------------|------
|
   remains..                              left.. wrong..        never


     * Bridge - Acoustic
         
    Dm    G   Ca9   F                                                 
                                     B                           H 
Eb|-1-----3---3-----1----|-------1-----------|-----0----------0-------
|
Bb|-3-----3---0-----1----|----------3^(5)--3-|-------3----------1>3---
|
Gb|-2-----0---0-----2----|----2--------------|---0------0-------------
|
Db|-0-----0---2-----3----|-0-----------------|--------------2---------
|
Ab|-------2---3-----3----|-------------------|-2----------3-----------
|
Eb|-------3---------1----|-------------------|----------------------1-
|
    Never ask never gave.  Fill during bridge. (let ring)
                                                                      
   
  
     
     * Verse 2 - Electric w/wah (Included some lyrics to help)

           H                                                        
Eb|----5-------------------|----------------5---5-5-0-5---------------
|
Bb|-------3>5-6----6-------|--------------------------------3---------
|
Gb|----------------7-------|--------2--2------2-------------2---------
|
Db|------------------------|------------------------------------------
|
Ab|------------------------|------------------------------------------
|
Eb|------------------------|------------------------------------------
|
   me..        A  mothers..  me be..                Yeah I took
                                                           
     
Eb|-------------5--------------------0--------------------------------
|
Bb|------------------------5--5--6------------------------------------
|
Gb|---------7--------7--7-----------------------7---------------------
|
Db|-------------------------------------------------------------------
|
Ab|-------------------------------------------------------------------
|
Eb|-------------------------------------------------------------------
|
   to me..        yeah        I  need  your arms     to welcome me.
                                                                      
   
  
     
     * Distorted riff played under "Let my heart go..." at the end

     
Eb|-------------------------|-----------------------------------------
|
Bb|-------------------------|-----------------------------------------
|
Gb|-7-----5--------------7--|--7-----5-----3-----------------------7--
|
Db|-7-----5-----7--------5--|--7-----5-----3-----5-----7-----------7--
|
Ab|-5-----3-----7--------5--|--5-----3-----1-----5-----7-----------5--
|
Eb|-------------5-----------|--------------------3-----5--------------
|
        This 3 times..             then this..




            
            
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henkka14 10 Nov 24, 2008 06:21 AM

very simple,easy to understand very good work

thanks

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jukkamv 10 Jan 04, 2010 07:38 AM

Good work!

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kirk_jr 10 Mar 08, 2010 06:50 AM

dude i have looked 4 this song 4 a long ass time and this is by far the best thanx 4 posting

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