Mother chords

by John Lennon

Mother was written by John Lennon. The song was recorded from Sept-Oct, 1970 and released Dec 28, 1970 in the U.S only, from the album John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band.

Music: Key of C Major in 4/4 time at ~ 67 bpm (♩)
Chords: C, C7, F, G, G7)
John Lennon

Mother by John Lennon

Intro: 4/4  
   C                  G    
1. Mo-ther___ you had me 
                     C    |   C   |
   But I ne-ver had you___
   F                                      G  |   G   | 
   I___ want-ed you__ but you didn't want me      (So)
      C   |  C7  |                F     |   F   | 
   So I______      I just got to tell you    (Good)
         C   |  G  |        C   |  C  |  
   Good-bye ____      Good-bye____

   C                   G  
2. Fa-ther___ you left me 
                     C    |   C   |
   But I never left you___  
   F                                     G  |   G   | 
   I___ needed you__ but you didn't need me 

      C   |  C7  |                F     |   F   | 
   So I______      I just got to tell you    (Good)
         C   |  G  |        C   |  C  |  
   Good-bye ____      Good-bye____

    C                  G 
3. Child-ren___  don't do___ 
                C    |   C   |
   What I have done___
   F                                      G  |   G   | 
   I___ could-n't walk___ and I tried to run___
      C   |  C7  |                F      |   F   | 
   So I______      I just got to tell you    (Good)
         C   |  G  |        C   |¾ C7   F    C  |  
   Good-bye ____      Good-bye____     Mama don't


     |44  G     | G7  -   F        |  C     |¾ C7  F     C  
Outro: ||: Go___          Dad-dy come home___      Mama don't :||...repeat and fade  
Free Music Transposition   Simply highlight & copy the entire song sheet above - then click on the button... more.

C Major

Red numbers: Finger positions/notes played
A column of 1's: Barre 1st finger over marked strings
Unmarked strings: Play open 
x: Don't play string

Right-Handed Guitarist
           C                 C7                  F                  G                 G7
    e|---|---|---|     e|---|---|---|     e|-1-|---|---|     e|---|---|-3-|     e|-1-|---|---|
    B|-1-|---|---|     B|-1-|---|---|     B|-1-|---|---|     B|---|---|---|     B|---|---|---|
    G|---|---|---|     G|---|---|-4-|     G|---|-2-|---|     G|---|---|---|     G|---|---|---|
    D|---|-2-|---|     D|---|-2-|---|     D|---|---|-3-|     D|---|---|---|     D|---|---|---|
    A|---|---|-3-|     A|---|---|-3-|     A|---|---|---|x    A|---|-1-|---|     A|---|-2-|---|
    E|---|---|---|x    E|---|---|---|x    E|---|---|---|x    E|---|---|-2-|     E|---|---|-3-|
Frets  1   2   3          1   2   3          1   2   3          1   2   3          1   2   3


Left-Handed Guitarist 
          C                 C7                  F                  G                 G7
    |---|---|---|e     |---|---|---|e     |---|---|-1-|e     |-3-|---|---|e     |---|---|-1-|e
    |---|---|-1-|B     |---|---|-1-|B     |---|---|-1-|B     |---|---|---|B     |---|---|---|B
    |---|---|---|G     |-4-|---|---|G     |---|-2-|---|G     |---|---|---|G     |---|---|---|G
    |---|-2-|---|D     |---|-2-|---|D     |-3-|---|---|D     |---|---|---|D     |---|---|---|D
    |-3-|---|---|A     |-3-|---|---|A    x|---|---|---|A     |---|-1-|---|A     |---|-2-|---|A
   x|---|---|---|E    x|---|---|---|E    x|---|---|---|E     |-2-|---|---|E     |-3-|---|---|E
      3   2   1          3   2   1          3   2   1          3   2   1          3   2   1   Frets
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