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Garth Brooks - Papa Loved Mama


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Papa Loved Mama by Garth Brooks (Live Version) (with a rock beat)
Intro: (bar D, slide to E, hold)

E(once)
Papa drove a truck nearly all his life
            A(sustain)
You know it drove mama crazy being a trucker's wife
    B(sustain)
The part she couldn't handle was the being alone
            C(sustain)                      B(sustain)
I guess she needed more to hold than just a telephone
E(sustain)
Papa called mama each & every night
        A(sustain)
Just to ask her how she was, and if us kids were alright
B(sustain)
Mama would wait for that call to come in
         C(sustain)              B(sustain) E   E - F# - G Ab - A
But when daddy'd hang up,  she was gone again

CHORUS 1:
A
Mama was a looker,  Lord how she shined
E
Papa was a good'n,  but the jealous kind
A                                A-A-A-A-A-A
Papa loved mama, mama loved men
E(once)                   B(once)       E
Mama's in the graveyard,  papa's in the pen


E
Well it was bound to happen,  one night it did
A
Papa came home, when it was just us kids
   B
He had a dozen roses, and a bottle of wine,
          C                               B
If he was looking to surprise us,  he was doing fine
  E
I heard him cry for mama up and down the hall
       A
Then I heard a bottle break against the bedroom wall
     B
That ol diesel engine made an eeerie sound
          C                        B    E    E - F# - G Ab - A
When papa fired it up, and  headed into town

CHORUS 2:
        A
Oh, the picture in the paper showed the scene real well
E
Papa's rig was buried in the local motel
A                                         A-A-A-A-A-A
Desk clerk said he saw it all real clear
         E(once)                    B(once)  E     E  F  F# - G  Ab - A
He never hit the brakes, and he was shifting gears

REPEAT CHORUS 1

Instrumental:  A E  (4 X, end on fourth time)



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