Mat Kearney - Hey Mama Chords

 
         
         
         
         
         
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Asus2

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Cm7

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No chord
Standard guitar tuning:
E
A
D
G
B
E
Capo on 1 fret

E

Asus2

Cm7

A

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 A chord in place of the open strings 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|---2-2-2---0--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--2-2-2---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 'cause she Edon'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 Singing Edon't look at me, don't look at me

Prechorus 1

singing Eoh oh won't you help me Asus2sing this song Singing ee Eee ee She don't ever Asus2want to go to sleep

Chorus 1

SingingE hey mama, don't want no drama Just a kiss before I leave Asus2 E Hey lady, don't say maybe You're the one that I can believe Asus2 Cm7 Hey lover, don't want no other finger for my ring Asus2 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

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

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

Chorus 2

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

In this verse he starts off playing open strings into an E as listed above, but then proceeds to alternate back and forth between the E and A chord like so:
     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---2--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--2-2-2---0-------------------|
G|---1-1-1---2--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|-----2-----0--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x----0-----2-------------------|
E|-----0-----x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x----x-----0-------------------|
E Couldn't be more opposite E A I'm hard to please and you're hard to get A E You're Mississippi and I'm Oregon E A 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