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I'm Livin' in Shame  The Supremes

...I'M LIVIN' IN SHAME... by The Supremes

*from 'Love Child' (1968)*
D, Dmaj7, D7, G
Verse 1:
[Am] Mama was cookin' bread,
[F] She wore a dirty raggedy scarf,
A-[C]round her head,
Always had her [Em]stockings low,
Rolled to her feet;
Just [G]didn't know.
Verse 2:
She wore a [Am]sloppy dress,
Oh no [F]matter how she tried,
She always [C]looked a mess,
Out of the [Em]pot she ate,
Never used a fork or a [G]dinner plate.
Bridge 1:
[Bm] I was always [A7]so afraid,
My uptown friends would [D]see her.
[Bm] Afraid one day when [A7]I was grown,
That I would [D]be her.
Verse 3:
In a [Bm]college town,
A-[G]way from home,
An identi-[D]ty I found,
That I was [F#m]born elite,
With maids and servants,
[A] At my feet.
Verse 4:
I must have [Bm]been insane,
I [G]lied and said mama died,
On a weekend [D]trip to Spain.
She [F#m]never got out of the house,
Never even [A]boarded a train.
Bridge 2:
[Bm] Married a guy, was [A7]living high,
I didn't want him to [D]know her.
She [Bm]had a grandson, [A7]two years old,
That I never even [D]showed her.
Chorus 1:
[D] I'm living in [Dmaj7]shame,
D7 G, Gm
Mama, I miss you.
[D] I know you're not to [Dmaj7]blame,
D7 G, Gm
Mama, I miss you.
Em A, C D, G
Verse 5:
Came the [Am]telegram;
[F] Mama passed away,
While making [C]home made jam.
Be-[Em]fore she died she cried,
To see me [G]by her side.
Verse 6:
She always [Am]did her best,
Ah [F]cooked and cleaned,
And always in the [C]same old dress.
[Em] Working hard, down on her knees,
Always [G]trying to please.
Bridge 3:
[Bm] Mama,
[A7] Mama,
[D] Mama can you hear me?
[Bm] Mama,
[A7] Mama,
[D] Mama can you hear me?

Chorus 3:
[Eb] I'm living in [Ebmaj7]shame,
Eb7 G#, G#m
Mama, I miss you.
[Eb] I know you've done your [Ebmaj7]best,
Eb7 G#, G#m
Mama, I miss you.
Won't you for-[Eb]give me mama,
For all the [Ebmaj7]wrong I've done?
I know you've [Eb7]done your best,
Oh [G#]I know you've [G#m]done,
The very [Eb]best you could,
Mama I thought you [Ebmaj7]understood...

[D] [Dmaj7] [D7] [G] [A]  
[EADGBE]xx0232 [EADGBE]xx0222 [EADGBE]xx0212 [EADGBE]320003 [EADGBE]x02220
[Am] [F] [C] [Em] [Bm]  
[EADGBE]x02210 [EADGBE]133211 [EADGBE]032010 [EADGBE]022000 [EADGBE]x24432
[A7] [F#] [F#m] [Gm] [Eb]  
[EADGBE]x02223 [EADGBE]244322 [EADGBE]244222 [EADGBE]355333 [EADGBE]6654xx
[Ebmaj7] [Eb7] [G#] [G#m]  
[EADGBE]x68786 [EADGBE]x68686 [EADGBE]466544 [EADGBE]466444
Tabbed by Joel from cLuMsY, Bristol, England, 2007

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