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George Strait - Maria


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#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE---------------------------------#
#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------#


Title: Maria
Artist: George Strait
Songwriter: Robert Earl Keen Jr.
From the MCA Nashville Album: One Step At A Time

Intro:  C

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C                   C/A             C
There's a soft rain tappin' on your window
C                     C7              F
There's a cool breeze blowin' off the bay
G7                                G
And a warm flame dancin' with our shadows
F                    G
To music playin' far away

C       C/A              C
I never meant to stay an hour
C              C7            F
I thought that I was passin' through
G7                     G
Another town along the highway
F       G                 C
I never meant to fall for you

F           G              C
But I can't speak for you, Maria
Bdim                  F
I only know the way I feel
F      G               C     F
When I sleep with you, Maria
Dm              G                  C
There's nothin' left for dreams to steal

C    C/A           C
On a Bible by the mirror
C        C7                 F
The only treasure's that we hold
G7                          G
The only secrets that we're keeping
F          G                 C
A watch, a chain, a cross of gold

F       G              C
I can't speak for you, Maria
Bdim                  F
I only know the way I feel
F      G               C     F
When I sleep with you, Maria
Dm              G                  C
There's nothin' left for dreams to steal

Instrumental:  Bdim  F  G  C

C        C/A                 C
When the sunlight brings the morning
C       C7                 F
I can't tell you what I'll do
G7                          G
But I've a mind to take you with me
F          G                  C
And I've a heart to stay with you


F           G              C
But I can't speak for you, Maria
Bdim                  F
I only know the way I feel
F      G               C     F
When I sleep with you, Maria
Dm              G                  C
There's nothin' left for dreams to steal

F      G               C     F
When I sleep with you, Maria
Dm              G                  C
There's nothin' left for dreams to steal

--< My interpretation of course >--

                         Chord Fingering Chart
                         ---------------------
     EADGBE
C    x32010
C/A  x02010  Using A for the bass note (an inversion of Am7)
C7   x32310
F    133211
G    320003
G7   320001
Bdim x20101  Hard to play, easier to leave off the first B (on the A
string)
Dm   xx0231

*****   E-mail me with comments, constructive criticism, etc.   *****
******        Jay Robinson (ROBINSON_J@txlutheran.edu)         ******



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