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Garth Brooks - Papa Loved Mama (Chord)
Album: Double Live (2008)
Submitter: Deleted Member (0) on 7/20/01 16 comments
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Intro : E

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

Mama was a looker, Lord, how she shined
Papa was a good'n, but the jealous kind
A                               A A A A
Papa loved mama, Mama loved men
E                        B             E
Mama's in the graveyard, Papa's in the pen

Well, it was bound to happen and one night it did
Papa came home and it was just us kids
He had a dozen roses and bottle of wine
If he was lookin' to surprise us, he was doin' fine
I heard him cry for mama up and down the hall
Then I heard a bottle break against the bedroom wall
That old diesel engine made an eerie sound
When papa fired it up and headed into town

Well,the picture in the paper showed the scene real well
Papa's rig was buried in the local motel
The desk clerk said he saw it all real clear
He never hit the brakes and he was shifting gears
Mama was a looker, Lord, how she shined
Papa was a good'n, but the jealous kind
Papa loved mama, Mama loved men
Mama's in the graveyard, Papa's in the pen

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what the F*$@ is an "H" chord?
-krazeedude89 | 10/3/2002
rofl! H?
-Nyper | 11/1/2002
I think the retard means "G"
-Bucky65c | 11/2/2002
i think the H is a b actualy
-Kiger0001 | 12/4/2002
I've changed all the Hs to Bs.
-Korry | 12/4/2002
yeah, for all the smarties out there, H is B natural
-retasmcm | 4/4/2003
good to see so many people on this song, I think it's the best garth ever wrote
-aroan | 3/29/2004
where the hell do u see a damn h its no where
-tabber_reader | 11/24/2004
garth did not write this song wiseguy
-rstraw | 12/1/2004
call me crazy, i love the song, but does this sound better if we make the B a b7 rather?....that's how i've been playin it...somebody let me know if this sounds terrible please...
-JoeR2424 | 3/2/2005
no, i like to play with an "H" chord. it sounds RRREEEAAALLL good.
-cowboybryce | 11/24/2005
this song was co-written by garth brooks buddy.
-bwat | 1/23/2006
btw, you can never have 4 different major chords in a song, unless theres a key change....which there isnt.
-xlledx | 2/17/2006
-h0rsep0wer | 8/26/2008
ok the b7sounds straight...but the b sounds staight too. let your own ear tell ya. and what do you mean only 4 major chord in a song with out a chord change???and i kinda liked the "h" classic
-h0rsep0wer | 8/27/2008
I'm just learning the guitar and am having trouble with strumming patterns. Can anyone help me out and tell me what it is for this song?

-mitchrk33 | 2/22/2015
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