Mat Kearney - Hey Mama chords version 1

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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) || |
--------------------- *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. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 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. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 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
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
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Prechorus 1:
Esinging oh oh
Asus2 won't you help me sing this song
ESinging ee ee ee
Asus2She don't ever want to go to sleep
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Chorus 1:
ESinging hey mama, don't want no drama
Asus2Just a kiss before I leave
E Hey lady, don't say maybe
Asus2You're the one that I can believe
C#m7 Hey lover, don't want no other
Asus2finger 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
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Postchorus 1: (mute strings while strumming and play E chord throughout)
EOh oh
Ooh oh oh oh Ooh oh oh oh -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 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 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 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 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 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 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Post chorus 3: (Same as Post chorus 1 and 2) Oh oh Ooh oh oh oh Ooh oh oh oh -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 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'.. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 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 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Postchorus: (Same) Oh oh Ooh oh oh oh Ooh oh oh oh -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- END on E
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