Mama Said

Metallica

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Tuned down one half-step
Intro: Dm C Am (2 times)

Dm                            C                  Am
Mama, she has taught me well. Told me when I was young,
 Dm                                   C                   Am
"Son, your life's an open book, don't close it 'fore it's done."
     Dm                                  C                Am
"The brightest flame burns quickest", is what I heard her say
  Dm                                C              Am
A son's heart's owed to mother, but I must find my way

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, yeah still

| Dm | C Am | (2 times)

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

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

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

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
So let this heart be still

| Dm G | C F | (2 times)

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