A Man Needs a Maid chords

by Neil Young
  • A Man Needs a Maid was written by Neil Young - Canadian-American singer-songwriter, musician, and activist.
  • Recorded: February, 1971
  • Released: February 1, 1972
  • Album: Harvest
  • Music: F Major in 4/4 time at 76 bpm (moderately slow)
  • Chords: F, G, Gm, Am, Bb, C, Csus4, Dm, Dm7, Em, Em7
Chart Legend
Numbered Circles: Fingers used to play chords   O: Optional Note
Barre Line: One finger holds down multiple strings   R: Root Note
Unmarked strings: Play open   X: Don't play string    B: Bass Note
F Major F Major Barre G Major G/C Gm Am Bb Major Bb Major Barre C Major Csus4 C Major Dm Dm7 Em Em7
F Major F Major Barre G Major G/C Gm Am Bb Major Bb Major Barre C Major Csus4 C Major Dm Dm7 Em Em7
A Man Needs a Maid Song Key is highlighted - Transpose to any other key
             
              Bb     F     C     G     Bb    Dm
Intro: 4/4 |      |     |     |     |     |      |


 Dm                            C
 1. My life is chan-gin' in so ma-ny ways
            Bb                    F
    I don't know who to trust any-more
 Dm                            C
    There's a shad-ow run-nin' through my days
           Bb                          Dm
    Like a beg-gar go-in' from door to door
 
 
         Dm                              C
2. I was think-in' that may-be I'd get a maid
          Bb                       F
   Find a place near-by for her to stay
Dm                          Am7
   Just some-one to keep my house clean
          Bb             Dm
   Fix my meals and go a-way.
 
 
          Dm      C                   
Chorus: A maid |...  |     
      Bb                Dm        G   F  Em
        A man needs a | maid(1&2) &3  &  4&  | 
          Dm      C     Bb     Dm
        A maid |...  |      |  𝄑   |
 
 
           Em    Em7     F      C      Em    Em7     F     Csus4   C 
 Instr: |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |       -   |
                                                                   (It's)
     

        Am   G  F    Em7  Dm7
3. It's hard to make that change
        Am   G   F    Em7  Dm7     G/C  D        Bb      F
   When life and love turn strange and  cold  |      |      |    
      C            G            Bb              F
   To give a love,   you got-ta live a love |       |  
      C            G            Bb             F
   To live a love,   you got-ta be part of |       |
   C                     G        Bb     Dm
   When will I see you a-gain? |      |      |   
 
 
     Dm                                 C
4. A while a-go some-where I don't know when
         Bb                        F
   I was watch-in' a mov-ie with a friend.
Dm                         Am7
   I fell in love with the act-ress.
           Bb                                  Dm
   She was play-in' a part that I could un-der-stand 
 
           Dm     C                   
Chorus: A maid |...  |     
     Bb                 Dm7       G   F  Em
        A man needs a | maid(1&2) &3  &  4&  |  
          Dm      C
        A maid |...  |
     Bb               Gm      Dm     Em     Em7
        A man needs a maid |      |      |       |
		
        C                     G        Bb     Dm
        When will I see you a-gain? |      |  𝄑   |


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