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Mama Said
[Intro]

Dm     C     Am


[Verse]

Dm
Mama she has taught me well
C                Am
Told me when I was young
Dm
Son your life's an open book
      C                    Am
Don't close it before it's done
Dm
The brightest flame burns quickest
      C               Am
Thats what I heard her say
D
The son's heart's owed to mother
    C             Am
But I must find my way 


[Chorus]

Dm  C  Am    G
Let my heart go
Dm  C    Am  G
Let your son grow
     Dm  C  Am    G
Mama let my heart go
   Dm   C   Bb    G  Am
Or let this heart be still.


[Instrumental]

Dm     C     Am


[Verse]

Dm
Rebel, my new last name
C                Am
Wild blood in my veins
Dm
Apron strings around my neck
    C              Am
The mark that still remains
Dm  
Left home at an early age
    C              Am
of what I heard was wrong  
Dm
I never asked forgiveness
    C             Am
But what I said is done


[Chorus]

Dm  C  Am    G
Let my heart go
Dm  C    Am  G
Let your son grow
     Dm  C  Am    G
Mama let my heart go
   Dm   C   Bb    G  Am
Or let this heart be still.


[Bridge]

Dm      G
Never I asked of you
C          F
but never I gave
Dm                  G
But you gave me your emptiness
      C            F
I now take to my grave

Dm      G
Never I asked of you
C          F
but never I gave
Dm                  G
But you gave me your emptiness
      C            F
I now take to my grave
     Dm   C   Bb    G  Am
So let this heart be still.


[Verse]

Dm
Mama now I'm coming home
         C               Am
I'm not all you wished of me
Dm
A mother's love for her son
C                 Am
Unspoken, help me be
Dm
yeah I took your love for granted
           C                Am
and all the things you said to me
Dm
I need your arms to welcome me
     C                Am
That cold stone's all I see 


[Chorus]

Dm  C  Am    G
Let my heart go
Dm  C    Am  G
Let your son grow
     Dm  C  Am    G
Mama let my heart go
   Dm   C   Bb    G  Am
Or let this heart be still.

Dm  C   Am   Dm
Let my heart go
     Dm  C   Am   Dm
Mama let my heart go
          Dm  C   Am   Dm
You never let my heart go
     Dm   C   Bb    G  Am
Mama let this heart be still.


[Bridge]

(solo over Dm G C F twice)

Dm      G
Never I asked of you
C          F
but never I gave
Dm                  G
But you gave me your emptiness
      C            F
I now take to my grave

Dm      G
Never I asked of you
C          F
but never I gave
Dm                  G
But you gave me your emptiness
      C            F
I now take to my grave

     Dm   C   Bb    G  Am
So let this heart be still.


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Metallica - Mama Said :: indexed at Ultimate Guitar.
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About the artist behind Mama Said:

Metallica is an American heavy metal band that formed in 1981 in Los Angeles, California. Founded when drummer Lars Ulrich posted an advertisement in a Los Angeles newspaper, Metallica's original line-up consisted of Ulrich, rhythm guitarist and vocalist James Hetfield, lead guitarist Dave Mustaine, and bassist Ron McGovney. McGovney and Mustaine were later ejected from the band, in favor of Cliff Burton and Kirk Hammett, respectively. The ejection of Mustaine resulted in a feud between him and Metallica. In September 1986, Metallica's tour bus skidded out of control and flipped, which resulted in Burton being crushed under the bus and killed. Jason Newsted replaced him less than two months later. Newsted left the band in 2001 and was replaced by Robert Trujillo in 2003.

Metallica's early releases included fast tempos, instrumentals, and aggressive musicianship that placed them as one of the "Big Four" of the thrash metal subgenre alongside Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax. The band earned a growing fan base in the underground music community, and some critics say the 1986 release Master of Puppets is one of the most influential and "heavy" thrash metal albums. The band achieved substantial commercial success with its self-titled 1991 album Metallica, which debuted at number one on the Billboard 200. Some critics and fans believed the band changed its musical direction to appeal to the mainstream audience. With the release of Load in 1996, Metallica distanced itself from earlier releases in what has been described as "an almost alternative [rock] approach", and the band faced accusations of "selling out."

In 2000, Metallica was among several artists who filed a lawsuit against Napster for sharing the band's copyright-protected material for free without the band members' consent. A settlement was reached, and Napster became a pay-to-use service. Despite reaching number one on the Billboard 200, the release of St. Anger in 2003 disappointed some critics and fans with the exclusion of guitar solos, and the "steel-sounding" snare drum. A film titled Some Kind of Monster documented the recording process of St. Anger.

Metallica has released eight studio albums, two live albums, two EPs, nine videos, and is working on a ninth studio album. The band has become one of the most commercially successful and influential heavy metal acts. With over 95 million records sold worldwide, including 57 million in the United States, the band has won seven Grammy Awards, and has had four albums peak at number one on the Billboard 200.[1] The band's 1991 album Metallica, has sold over 15 million copies, which makes it the 25th highest selling album in the United States.[2]

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