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Metallica tabs for Mama said

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    A chord diagramDmDm   Dmsus4   Dmsus2   A chord diagramC majorC    A chord diagramA minorAm  Amsus4   A chord diagramG+G    A chord diagramFF   A chord diagramBb majorBb
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:

A chord diagramDmDm     A chord diagramC majorC     A chord diagramA minorAm

*Verse*

A chord diagramDmDm
Mama she has ...
A chord diagramC majorC                A chord diagramA minorAm
Told me when ...
A chord diagramDmDm
Son your life’s ...
      A chord diagramC majorC                    A chord diagramA minorAm
Don’t close it ...
A chord diagramDmDm
The brightest flame ...
      A chord diagramC majorC               A chord diagramA minorAm
Thats what I ...
A chord diagramD MajorD
The son’s heart’s ...
    A chord diagramC majorC             A chord diagramA minorAm
But I must ...

*Chorus*

A chord diagramDmDm  A chord diagramC majorC  A chord diagramA minorAm    A chord diagramG+G
Let my ...
A chord diagramDmDm  A chord diagramC majorC    A chord diagramA minorAm  A chord diagramG+G
Let your ...
     A chord diagramDmDm  A chord diagramC majorC  A chord diagramA minorAm    A chord diagramG+G
Mama let my ...
     A chord diagramDmDm   A chord diagramC majorC   A chord diagramBb majorBb    A chord diagramG+G  A chord diagramA minorAm
Mama let this ...

*Intro again*

*Verse 2*

A chord diagramDmDm
Remember my new ...
A chord diagramC majorC                A chord diagramA minorAm
Wild blood in ...
A chord diagramDmDm
Draping the strings ...
    A chord diagramC majorC              A chord diagramA minorAm
The mark that ...
A chord diagramDmDm
Left home at an ...
    A chord diagramC majorC              A chord diagramA minorAm
of what I heard ...
A chord diagramDmDm
I never ...
    A chord diagramC majorC             A chord diagramA minorAm
For what is ...

*Chorus*

A chord diagramDmDm  A chord diagramC majorC  A chord diagramA minorAm    A chord diagramG+G
Let my ...
A chord diagramDmDm  A chord diagramC majorC    A chord diagramA minorAm  A chord diagramG+G
Let your ...
     A chord diagramDmDm  A chord diagramC majorC  A chord diagramA minorAm    A chord diagramG+G
Mama let my ...
     A chord diagramDmDm   A chord diagramC majorC   A chord diagramBb majorBb    A chord diagramG+G  A chord diagramA minorAm
Mama let this heart ...


*Bridge*

A chord diagramDmDm      A chord diagramG+G
Never I asked ...
A chord diagramC majorC          A chord diagramFF
but never ...
A chord diagramDmDm                  A chord diagramG+G
But you gave me ...
A chord diagramC majorC                 A chord diagramFF
that I’ll take ...
A chord diagramDmDm      A chord diagramG+G
Never I asked ...
A chord diagramC majorC          A chord diagramFF
but never ...
A chord diagramDmDm              A chord diagramG+G
But you gave me ...
           A chord diagramC majorC         A chord diagramFF
that I’ll take ...
     A chord diagramDmDm   A chord diagramC majorC   A chord diagramBb majorBb    A chord diagramG+G  A chord diagramA minorAm
So let this ...


*Verse 3*

A chord diagramDmDm
Mama now I’m ...
         A chord diagramC majorC               A chord diagramA minorAm
I’m not all you ...
A chord diagramDmDm
A chord diagramA augmentedA mother’s love ...
A chord diagramC majorC            A chord diagramA minorAm
was spoken ...
A chord diagramDmDm
yeah I took your ...
           A chord diagramC majorC                A chord diagramA minorAm
and all the things ...
A chord diagramDmDm
I need your arms ...
     A chord diagramC majorC                A chord diagramA minorAm
That cold ....

*Chorus*

A chord diagramDmDm  A chord diagramC majorC  A chord diagramA minorAm    A chord diagramG+G
Let my ...
A chord diagramDmDm  A chord diagramC majorC    A chord diagramA minorAm  A chord diagramG+G
Let your ....
     A chord diagramDmDm  A chord diagramC majorC  A chord diagramA minorAm    A chord diagramG+G
Mama let my ...
     A chord diagramDmDm   A chord diagramC majorC   A chord diagramBb majorBb    A chord diagramG+G  A chord diagramA minorAm
Mama let this ...
A chord diagramDmDm  A chord diagramC majorC   A chord diagramA minorAm   A chord diagramDmDm
Let my ...
     A chord diagramDmDm  A chord diagramC majorC   A chord diagramA minorAm   A chord diagramDmDm
Mama let ...
          A chord diagramDmDm  A chord diagramC majorC   A chord diagramA minorAm   A chord diagramDmDm
You never let ...
     A chord diagramDmDm   A chord diagramC majorC   A chord diagramBb majorBb    A chord diagramG+G  A chord diagramA minorAm
Mama let this ....

*Bridge*

(solo over A chord diagramDmDm A chord diagramG+G A chord diagramC majorC A chord diagramFF twice)

A chord diagramDmDm      A chord diagramG+G
Never I asked ...
A chord diagramC majorC          A chord diagramFF
but ...
A chord diagramDmDm                  A chord diagramG+G
But you gave me ...
A chord diagramC majorC                 A chord diagramFF
that I’ll take ...
A chord diagramDmDm      A chord diagramG+G
Never I asked ...
A chord diagramC majorC          A chord diagramFF
but never...
A chord diagramDmDm              A chord diagramG+G
But you gave me ...
           A chord diagramC majorC         A chord diagramFF
that I’ll take ...
     A chord diagramDmDm   A chord diagramC majorC   A chord diagramBb majorBb    A chord diagramG+G  A chord diagramA minorAm
So let this ...

From mc9350@mclink.it Thu Jun 27 20:37:08 1996
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Hi guys!
That’s a gr8 song from the ’new’ Metallica : it’s in their last album,
’Load’. It’s called ’Mama Said’. I’ve found out only the chords : forgive me
if they’re not right! :^)

Main Verse : C#min ( listen to the song to find out when you have to move your
                     little finger to the 7th fret of A chord diagramBB string and then back
again )
             A chord diagramBB - G#min


Chorus :     3x C#min - A chord diagramBB - G#min - A chord diagramF#F#
             1x C#min - A chord diagramBB - A chord diagramA augmentedA - A chord diagramF#F# - A chord diagramG#G#

Then what we can call a Second Chorus :   C#min - A chord diagramF#F# - A chord diagramBB - A chord diagramE MajorE
        which finishes like the Chorus :  C#min - A chord diagramBB - A chord diagramA augmentedA - A chord diagramF#F# - A chord diagramG#G#

If you play it one half step higher, it becomes much easier. Sounds like :
Dmin - A chord diagramC majorC - Amin etc... I think Metallica have their guitars tuned this way
for this song.

That’s all! Sorry if there aren’t the lyrics, but I’m Italian and I haven’t
time to find them out now ( I’ve got my exams at University! :^) ). Please
e-mail me if this has been of some use for you ( and also if you have the
lyrics.. ;) ).
Ciao,
        Stefano ( mc9350@mclink.it )


----


=91Mama Said=92 Metallica (Words and music by James Hetfield)
Transcribed and submitted by Christopher Bucknall.

Here are the chords and lyrics for =91Mama Said=92 off the new Metallica =
album, Load. I=20
had them typed up anyway cos I=92m covering it in my band (Haven=92t wast=
ed any time have=20
I? - 11-6-96). I=92m not sure about the third line in the second verse th=
ough. If=20
anyone can tell me what the lyrics really are, mail me: lj99@dial.pipex.c=
om

A chord diagramDmDm	     Dmsus4               A chord diagramA minorAm           	A chord diagramC majorC
Mama she has taught me well, ....
A chord diagramDmDm		    Dmsus4           A chord diagramA minorAm		          A chord diagramC majorC	=09
Son, your life’s an open book, ...
A chord diagramDmDm		          Dmsus4          A chord diagramA minorAm		       A chord diagramC majorC
The brightest flame burns quickest...
A chord diagramDmDm	            Dmsus4   	A chord diagramA minorAm	       A chord diagramC majorC
Son’s heart sold to mother, ...
A chord diagramDmDm  A chord diagramA minorAm A chord diagramC majorC     A chord diagramG+G
Let my ...
A chord diagramDmDm  A chord diagramA minorAm   A chord diagramC majorC   A chord diagramG+G
Let your ...
       A chord diagramDmDm A chord diagramA minorAm A chord diagramC majorC     A chord diagramG+G  =20
Mama, let my ...
    A chord diagramDmDm A chord diagramA minorAm   A chord diagramDmDm    A chord diagramFF   A chord diagramA minorAm
Or let this ...

A chord diagramDmDm	        Dmsus4     A chord diagramA minorAm               A chord diagramC majorC
Never mind your last name...
A chord diagramDmDm	          Dmsus4 	     A chord diagramA minorAm              A chord diagramC majorC
Wrapping strings around my neck, ....
A chord diagramDmDm			Dmsus4    A chord diagramA minorAm              A chord diagramC majorC
Left all that in an early ....
A chord diagramDmDm	        Dmsus4      A chord diagramA minorAm             A chord diagramC majorC
Never asked forgiveness...

<Chorus>

A chord diagramDmDm	A chord diagramG+G 		 A chord diagramC majorC	   A chord diagramFF
Never I asked of you ....
        A chord diagramDmDm           A chord diagramG+G =09
But you gave ...
	 A chord diagramC majorC	    A chord diagramFF
And I’ll take ...
   A chord diagramDmDm  A chord diagramA minorAm   A chord diagramDmDm    A chord diagramFF  A chord diagramA minorAm
So let this ...
=20
A chord diagramDmDm           Dmsus4	          A chord diagramA minorAm                A chord diagramC majorC
Mama now I’m coming home, ...
A chord diagramDmDm	        Dmsus4	     A chord diagramA minorAm             A chord diagramC majorC
A chord diagramA augmentedA mother’s love for her son, ...
A chord diagramDmDm		     Dmsus4 	  A chord diagramA minorAm              A chord diagramC majorC
I took your love for granted, ...
A chord diagramDmDm		    Dmsus4 	         A chord diagramA minorAm                 A chord diagramC majorC
I need your arms to welcome me, but ...

<Chorus X 2>

A chord diagramDmDm	A chord diagramG+G 		 A chord diagramC majorC	   A chord diagramFF
Never I asked of you ....
        A chord diagramDmDm           A chord diagramG+G =09
But you gave me ...
	 A chord diagramC majorC	    A chord diagramFF
And I’ll take ...
   A chord diagramDmDm  A chord diagramA minorAm   A chord diagramDmDm    A chord diagramFF  A chord diagramA minorAm
So let this ...


-----
From bmoe@aft.sn.no Thu Jul 11 20:20:27 1996


Mama said

                  by

               METALLICA

Another great song from METALLICA, (some
kind of country inspirated)however I have’nt
figured out that country mix and I also think
it is much better without it, so here we go....




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---------------|


Well... that should be all except for the

solo. E-mail me with questions, comments or whatever...
<bmoe@aft.sn.no>

- Martin Moe Aaserud



This is the way how I play this song
I guess , I’m sure, this is the best version on internet
But I have to say that the intro I play a little bit different,but
it doesn’t matter:-)
Anyway I didn’t figure it out and author’s name is in the title

Pavel Holka <xholp10@st.vse.cz>


                                  * Mama Said *
                          Metallica - from album ¨Load¨
                Words and music by James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich

                Transcribed by Kenneth Sundnes ksundnes@online.no


     This is the right way, but I haven’t figured it all out yet.
     Missing some solo parts and the chorus solo...
     Please mail me any comments/corrections...


     * Acoustic guitar - Intro/Verse Riff

    A chord diagramDmDm                           Ds4

A chord diagramEb MajorEb|-1--------1---0---1-----------3----3---1---1---1-------1-----------
|
A chord diagramBb majorBb|-3------------3---3-----------3----3---3---3---3-------3-----------
|
A chord diagramGbGb|-2------------2-----------2---2----2---2---2---2-------------------
|
A chord diagramDbDb|-0--------------------0--------------------------------------------
|
A chord diagramAbAb|---------------------------------------------------0---------------
|
A chord diagramEb MajorEb|-------------------------------------------------------------------
|

    A chord diagramC majorC                 A chord diagramA minorAm                As2 As4
                   H


A chord diagramEb MajorEb|-------------------------------------0---0---x---x-----------------
|
A chord diagramBb majorBb|-1----1---1>3--x---1----1---1---1----0---1---x---x-----------------
|
A chord diagramGbGb|-0----0---0----x---2----2---2---2----2---2---x---x-----------------
|
A chord diagramDbDb|-2----2---2----x---2----2---2---2----2---2-------------------------
|
A chord diagramAbAb|-3----3---3--------0-----------------------------------------------
|
A chord diagramEb MajorEb|-------------------------------------------------------------------
|


A chord diagramEb MajorEb|-1----1---1---0---1-----------3----3---1---1---1-------------------
|
A chord diagramBb majorBb|-3------------3---3-----------3----3---3---3---3-------------------
|
A chord diagramGbGb|-2------------2-----------2---2----2---2---2---2-------------------
|
A chord diagramDbDb|-0--------------------0--------------------------------------------
|
A chord diagramAbAb|----------------------------------------------------0--------------
|
A chord diagramEb MajorEb|-------------------------------------------------------------------
|

               H
A chord diagramEb MajorEb|--------------------0--------0---0----0---0------------------------
|
A chord diagramBb majorBb|--1----1---1>3--x---1--------1---1----1---3------------------------
|
A chord diagramGbGb|--0----0---0----x---2--------2---2----2---2-------0----------------
|
A chord diagramDbDb|--2----2---2----x---2----------------------------------------------
|
A chord diagramAbAb|--3----3---3--------0----------------------------------------------
|
A chord diagramEb MajorEb|-------------------------------------------------------------------
|


     * Chorus - Acoustic over clean electric (Haven’t figured it out

                                                            yet.)


    A chord diagramDmDm  Ca9 A chord diagramA minorAm    A chord diagramG+G     A chord diagramDmDm  Ca9  A chord diagramBb majorBb    A chord diagramG+G  A chord diagramA minorAm         As2      As4

A chord diagramEb MajorEb|-1---3---0-----3---|-1---3----------3--0----------0--------0-------
|
A chord diagramBb majorBb|-3---0---1-----3---|-3---0----3-----3--1----------0--------3-------
|
A chord diagramGbGb|-2---0---2-----0---|-2---0----3-----0--2----------2--------2-------
|
A chord diagramDbDb|-0---2---2-----0---|-0---2----3-----0--2----------2--------2-------
|
A chord diagramAbAb|-----3---0-----2---|-----3----1-----2--0----------0--------0-------
|
A chord diagramEb MajorEb|---------------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
A chord diagramEb MajorEb|------13<12<10-----10>12<10-|-----------------------------5--------
|
A chord diagramBb majorBb|-10------------10-----------|--------------------------7-----6<5---
|
A chord diagramGbGb|----------------------------|------------------------------------7-
|
A chord diagramDbDb|----------------------------|--------------------------------------
|
A chord diagramAbAb|----------------------------|--------------------------------------
|
A chord diagramEb MajorEb|----------------------------|--------------------------------------
|


      H                             A chord diagramBB    A chord diagramBB              A chord diagramBB    A chord diagramBB
A chord diagramEb MajorEb|--5----|--------------------17------------------17-----------------
|
A chord diagramBb majorBb|--5>6--|-----------------------------------------------------------
|
A chord diagramGbGb|--7----|-----------------------19^(21)^19----------19^(21)^19------
|
A chord diagramDbDb|-------|---------------19------------------19----------------------
|
A chord diagramAbAb|-------|-----------------------------------------------------------
|
A chord diagramEb MajorEb|-------|-----------------------------------------------------------
|
    Rebel..   in my veins..


                                            H            A chord diagramBB
A chord diagramEb MajorEb|-------17------------------------------------|-17-----------|------
|
A chord diagramBb majorBb|-------------------20-------17---17----17>18-|------15^(17)-|--15--
|
A chord diagramGbGb|---19----------19-------19-------------17>19-|--------------|--14--
|
A chord diagramDbDb|---------------------------------------------|--------------|------
|
A chord diagramAbAb|---------------------------------------------|--------------|------
|
A chord diagramEb MajorEb|---------------------------------------------|--------------|------
|
   remains..                              left.. wrong..        never


     * Bridge - Acoustic

    A chord diagramDmDm    A chord diagramG+G   Ca9   A chord diagramFF
                                     A chord diagramBB                           H
A chord diagramEb MajorEb|-1-----3---3-----1----|-------1-----------|-----0----------0-------
|
A chord diagramBb majorBb|-3-----3---0-----1----|----------3^(5)--3-|-------3----------1>3---
|
A chord diagramGbGb|-2-----0---0-----2----|----2--------------|---0------0-------------
|
A chord diagramDbDb|-0-----0---2-----3----|-0-----------------|--------------2---------
|
A chord diagramAbAb|-------2---3-----3----|-------------------|-2----------3-----------
|
A chord diagramEb MajorEb|-------3---------1----|-------------------|----------------------1-
|
    Never ask never gave.  Fill during bridge. (let ring)



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

           H
A chord diagramEb MajorEb|----5-------------------|----------------5---5-5-0-5---------------
|
A chord diagramBb majorBb|-------3>5-6----6-------|--------------------------------3---------
|
A chord diagramGbGb|----------------7-------|--------2--2------2-------------2---------
|
A chord diagramDbDb|------------------------|------------------------------------------
|
A chord diagramAbAb|------------------------|------------------------------------------
|
A chord diagramEb MajorEb|------------------------|------------------------------------------
|
   me..        A chord diagramA augmentedA  mothers..  me be..                Yeah I took


A chord diagramEb MajorEb|-------------5--------------------0--------------------------------
|
A chord diagramBb majorBb|------------------------5--5--6------------------------------------
|
A chord diagramGbGb|---------7--------7--7-----------------------7---------------------
|
A chord diagramDbDb|-------------------------------------------------------------------
|
A chord diagramAbAb|-------------------------------------------------------------------
|
A chord diagramEb MajorEb|-------------------------------------------------------------------
|
   to me..        yeah        I  need  your arms     to welcome me.



     * Distorted riff played under ¨Let my heart go...¨ at the end


A chord diagramEb MajorEb|-------------------------|-----------------------------------------
|
A chord diagramBb majorBb|-------------------------|-----------------------------------------
|
A chord diagramGbGb|-7-----5--------------7--|--7-----5-----3-----------------------7--
|
A chord diagramDbDb|-7-----5-----7--------5--|--7-----5-----3-----5-----7-----------7--
|
A chord diagramAbAb|-5-----3-----7--------5--|--5-----3-----1-----5-----7-----------5--
|
A chord diagramEb MajorEb|-------------5-----------|--------------------3-----5--------------
|
        This 3 times..             then this..

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Mama Said tab

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