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Mama Said  Metallica

From Tue Jun 11 07:19:21 1996
Date: Tue, 11 Jun 1996 17:11:02 +1000 (EST)
Subject: CRD: Mama Said by Metallica
"Mama Said" by Metallica, from the album "Load."
Transcribed by Daniel Meijer
Some have bagged this as "country music" which is crap, it takes more
than a pedal steel to make country music. It's more like Led Zeppelin's
"Tangerine" than anything else. "Load" is great (and I love Master of
Puppets), it shows a new depth to the band's songwriting.
Some of the lyric transcriptions might be a bit out, feel free to email
me any corrections!
In the intro and verses, play around with the Dm and Am chords....turn
them into Dmsus2, Dmsus4, and Amsus4.
Tune down a 1/2 step.
[Dm] [Dmsus4] [Dmsus2] [C] [Am] [Amsus4] [G] [F] [Bb]  

[Dm] [C] [Am]  
[Dm]Mama she has taught me well
[C]Told me when I wa[Am]s young
[Dm]Son your life's an open book
Don't [C]close it before it's [Am]done
[Dm]The brightest flame burns quickest
Thats [C]what I heard her[Am] say
[D]The son's heart's owed to mother
But [C]I must find my[Am] way....
[Dm]Let [C]my [Am]heart [G]go
[Dm]Let [C]your [Am]son [G]grow
Mama [Dm]let [C]my [Am]heart [G]go
Mama [Dm]let t[C]his [Bb]heart [G]be [Am]still.
*Intro again*
*Verse 2*
[Dm]Remember my new last name
[C]Wild blood in my [Am]veins
[Dm]Draping the strings around my neck
The [C]mark that still[Am] remains
[Dm]Left home at an early age
of w[C]hat I heard was[Am] wrong (?)
[Dm]I never asked forgiveness
For [C]what is said i[Am]s done....
[Dm]Let [C]my [Am]heart [G]go
[Dm]Let [C]your [Am]son [G]grow
Mama [Dm]let [C]my [Am]heart [G]go
Mama [Dm]let t[C]his [Bb]heart [G]be [Am]still.
[Dm]Never I [G]asked of you
[C]but never I[F] gave
[Dm]But you gave me your[G] emptiness
[C]that I'll take to [F]my grave
[Dm]Never I [G]asked of you
[C]but never I[F] gave
[Dm]But you gave me [G]your emptiness
that I'll t[C]ake to my [F]grave
So le[Dm]t thi[C]s he[Bb]art be[G] st[Am]ill.
*Verse 3*
[Dm]Mama now I'm coming home
I'm not a[C]ll you wished of[Am] me
[Dm]A mother's love for her son
[C]was spoken he[Am]avily(?)
[Dm]yeah I took your love for granted
and all the[C] things you said [Am]to me
[Dm]I need your arms to welcome me
That [C]cold stone's all [Am]I see.....
[Dm]Let [C]my [Am]heart [G]go
[Dm]Let [C]your [Am]son [G]grow
Mama [Dm]let [C]my [Am]heart [G]go
Mama [Dm]let t[C]his [Bb]heart [G]be [Am]still.
[Dm]Let [C]my h[Am]eart [Dm]go
Mama [Dm]let [C]my h[Am]eart [Dm]go
You never [Dm]let [C]my h[Am]eart [Dm]go
Mama [Dm]let t[C]his [Bb]heart [G]be [Am]still.
(solo over Dm G C F twice)
[Dm]Never I [G]asked of you
[C]but never I[F] gave
[Dm]But you gave me your[G] emptiness
[C]that I'll take to [F]my grave
[Dm]Never I [G]asked of you
[C]but never I[F] gave
[Dm]But you gave me [G]your emptiness
that I'll t[C]ake to my [F]grave
So le[Dm]t thi[C]s he[Bb]art be[G] st[Am]ill.
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From: Stefano Bianchi
Subject: CRD : Mama Said by Metallica
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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 B string and then back
again )
[B] [-] [G#min]  
Chorus : 3x C#min - B - G#min - F#
1x C#min - B - A - F# - G#
Then what we can call a Second Chorus : C#min - F# - B - E
which finishes like the Chorus : C#min - B - A - F# - G#
If you play it one half step higher, it becomes much easier. Sounds like :
Dmin - C - 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.. ;) ).
Stefano ( )
Date: Tue, 11 Jun 1996 17:57:34 +0000
From: Chris
Subject: TAB: 'Mama said' by Metallica
=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=
[Dm]Mama she has [Dmsus4]taught me well, told [Am]me when I was [C]young
Dm Dmsus4 Am C =09
Son, your life's an open book, don't close it before it's done.
[Dm]The brightest flame burns [Dmsus4]quickest, that's[Am] what I heard her say[C].
[Dm]Son's heart sold to [Dmsus4]mother, but [Am]I must find my [C]way.
[Dm]Let [Am]my [C]heart [G]go
[Dm]Let [Am]your [C]son [G]grow
Dm Am C G =20
Mama, let my heart go,
Or l[Dm]et [Am]this [Dm]heart [F]be s[Am]till.
[Dm]Never mind your [Dmsus4]last name, [Am]wild blood in my [C]veins.
[Dm]Wrapping strings a[Dmsus4]round my neck, the [Am]mark that still [C]remains.
[Dm]Left all that in an earl[Dmsus4]y age, of [Am]what I heard is [C]wrong.
[Dm]Never asked forg[Dmsus4]iveness but [Am]what I said is [C]done.
[Dm]Never I [G]asked of you and [C]never you [F]gave,
Dm G =09
But you gave me your emptiness
And I'll [C]take to my [F]grave. (2)
So [Dm]let [Am]this [Dm]heart [F]be [Am]still.
[Dm]Mama now I'm [Dmsus4]coming home, I'm not [Am]all you wished of [C]me.
[Dm]A mother's love [Dmsus4]for her son, [Am]spoken, let me [C]be.
[Dm]I took your love for [Dmsus4]granted, and [Am]all you said to [C]me.
[Dm]I need your arms to [Dmsus4]welcome me, but your [Am]cold stone's all I [C]see.
[Dm]Never I [G]asked of you and [C]never you [F]gave,
Dm G =09
But you gave me your emptiness
And I'll [C]take to my [F]grave. (2)
So [Dm]let [Am]this [Dm]heart [F]be [Am]still.
[-----]From Thu Jul 11 20:20:27 1996
Date: Thu, 11 Jul 1996 22:08:55 +0200
From: Bente Moe
Subject: TAB: Mama said by Metallica
[Mama] [said]  
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....

 --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----- 


Well... that should be all except for the
solo. E-mail me with questions, comments or whatever...
- Martin Moe Aaserud
Date: Fri, 6 Dec 1996 20:35:54 GMT+01DST
From: "Holka Pavel - MO,,student,UID=17361"
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
* Mama Said *
Metallica - from album "Load"
Words and music by James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich
Transcribed by Kenneth Sundnes
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
[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] 
 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 -------------------------------------------------------------------

 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
[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
 Eb ------13126-- -----------------------------------------------------------
 Gb --7---- -----------------------19^(21)^19----------19^(21)^19------
 Db ------- ---------------19------------------19----------------------
 Ab ------- -----------------------------------------------------------
 Eb ------- -----------------------------------------------------------

Rebel.. in my veins..
[B] [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] [B]  
 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)
 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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