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Mat Kearney - Hey Mama chords

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		               Hey Mama - Mat Kearney
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Tabbed by: Eric
Email: eric3312@gmail.com

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Tuning: Standard, Capo on 1st Fret

Chords Used in this Song:

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|                     |
|  E         (022100) |
|  Asus2     (x02200) |
|  C#m7      (x46600) |
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*Important Notes*

1.) I have received personal verification from Mat Kearney himself regarding these chords.  
A screenshot of the conversation can be found at this link:  
http://img822.imageshack.us/i/capturetbv.jpg/

2.) Reference videos to see Mat Kearney playing this song:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6SrHbaCpNdE
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cczaE-jvIu4

3.) The studio version of this song has a lot of beats and clapping.  So,
    this tab is mainly for playing it on the acoustic guitar like Mat does
    when he plays it live.  However, you can play along with the studio version
    and it will sound just fine.  You just cannot hear the guitar very well in the studio version.

4.)  If you want to play this song like Mat plays it you're going to have to mute the strings
     and play the strings open a lot between each chord.

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Here is what the verse will look like if you play it on an acoustic guitar like Mat does.

d = down strum
u = up strum


     u d u   d  d  u  d  d  u  d  d  u  u d u   d 

e|---0-0-0---0--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--0-0-0---0-------------------|
B|---0-0-0---0--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--0-0-0---0-------------------|
G|---0-0-0---1--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--0-0-0---1-------------------|
D|-----0-----2--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x----0-----2-------------------|
A|-----0-----2--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x----0-----2-------------------|
E|-----0-----0--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x----0-----0-------------------|


Or Mat will SOMETIMES play an Asus2 in place of the open chords when transitioning 
into the E, like this:


     u d u   d  d  u  d  d  u  d  d  u  u d u   d 

e|---0-0-0---0--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--0-0-0---0-------------------|
B|---0-0-0---0--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--0-0-0---0-------------------|
G|---2-2-2---1--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--2-2-2---1-------------------|
D|-----2-----2--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x----2-----2-------------------|
A|-----0-----2--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x----0-----2-------------------|
E|-----X-----0--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x----x-----0-------------------|

Sometimes there is longer muted strumming.  This will just get you started and 
give you a feeling for
how to play the song.  Watch the videos to better learn what I'm talking about.

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Verse 1:

E
   She don't know what she wants to be

E
   With all the pictures in the magazines

E
   Holding hands when she's mad at me

              E
   'cause she don't wanna go, don't wanna go

E   
   I met her at anthropologie
[ Tab from: http://www.guitaretab.com/m/mat-kearney/274564.html ]
E   
   Her purple boots and her golden dreams

E   
   Standing there like a Tennessee queen

           E
   Singing don't look at me, don't look at me

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Prechorus 1:

        E
singing oh oh

                  Asus2 
won't you help me sing this song

           E
Singing ee ee ee

               Asus2
She don't ever want to go to sleep

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Chorus 1:

       E
Singing hey mama, don't want no drama

                            Asus2
Just a kiss before I leave

E
   Hey lady, don't say maybe

                                   Asus2
You're the one that I can believe

C#m7
   Hey lover, don't want no other

                   Asus2
finger for my ring

E
   Hey mama, hey hey mama

Asus2
   Hey mama, hey hey mama

E
   Hey mama, hey hey mama

Asus2
   Hey mama, hey hey mama

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Postchorus 1: (mute strings while strumming and play E chord throughout)

E
Oh oh

Ooh oh oh oh

Ooh oh oh oh

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Verse 2: (Same as verse 1)

I can see it in her Cherokee eyes
Those baby browns and her golden thighs
Whatcha doin' for the rest of your life?
Cause you don't want, don't wanna go

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Prechorus 2: (Same as Prechorus 1)

singing oh oh
won't you help me sing this song
Singing ee ee ee
She playing like a mystery

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Chorus 2: (Same as chorus 1)

Singing hey mama, don't want no drama
Just a kiss before I leave
Hey lady, don't say maybe
You're the one that I can believe

Hey lover, don't want no other
finger for my ring

Hey mama, hey hey mama
Hey mama, hey hey mama
Hey mama, hey hey mama
Hey mama, hey hey mama

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Post chorus 3: (Same as Post chorus 1 and 2)


Oh oh
Ooh oh oh oh
Ooh oh oh oh

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Verse 3: (Same as verse 1 and 2)

Couldn't be more opposite
I'm hard to please and you're hard to get
You're Mississippi and I'm Oregon
You're sun tanned and I'm porcelain, singin'..

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Chorus (Same)

Hey mama, don't want no drama
Just a kiss before I leave
Hey lady, don't say maybe
You're the one that I can believe

Hey lover, don't want no other
finger for my ring

Hey mama, hey hey mama
Hey mama, hey hey mama
Hey mama, hey hey mama
Hey mama, hey hey mama

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Postchorus: (Same)

Oh oh
Ooh oh oh oh
Ooh oh oh oh

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