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"Mama's Got A Lover"
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album _Mistrial_
(Lou Reed, 1986)

written by Lou Reed
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        Mama's got a lover
        a painter I am told
        she's getting out of real estate
        for the art scene down in old Soho
        Art scene in old Soho

        Mama's got a lover
        he owns a gallery
        she says he likes collages but
        the money's in graffiti
        Money's in graffiti

        Mama's got a lover
        I met him yesterday
        she says she hopes I like him
        maybe I'll send him a card on Father's Day
        Father's Day

        Mama's got a lover
        they're backing a film
        it's about a working mother
        who gives birth to black and white Siamese twins
        Black and white Siamese twins

        Mama's got a lover
        he's got something to say
        he says he's into dirt and rot
        The essence of "urban decay"
        "Urban decay"

        Mama's got a lover
        we met yesterday
        she says she hopes I like him
        I'll send him a card on Father's Day
        On Father's Day

        Mama's got a lover
        I met him yesterday
        she's starting a new chapter
        I wish she was on the last page
        The last page

        Mama's got a lover
        we met yesterday
        she says she hopes I like him
        I'll send him a card on Father's Day
        Father's Day

        Mama's got a lover (Mama's got a lover)
        oooohhh, mama's got a lover (Mama's got a lover)
        Oh, mama's got a lover (Mama's got a lover)
        my mama's got a lover (Mama's got a lover)
        (Mama's got a lover)
        (mama's got a lover)
        (Mama's got a lover)
        (mama's got a lover)
        (Mama's got a lover)
        (mama's got a lover)
        (Mama's got a lover)
        (mama's got a lover)
        (Mama's got a lover)
        (mama's got a lover)
        (Mama's got a lover)
        (mama's got a lover)
        ...



intro   {G}{G}{G}{G}

        {G}{G}{Am}{C}       (Mama's got a lover, a painter ...)
        {G}{G}{G}{G}        (- Soho, Art scene in old Soho)

        {G}{G}{Am}{C}       (Mama's got a lover, he owns a ...)
        {G}{G}{G}{G}        (- graffiti, Money's in graffiti)

        {D}{D/D.C#}{C}{C}   (Mama's got a lover, I met him ...)
        {G}{G}{G}{G}        (- day, Father's Day)

        ....

guitar  {G}{G}{C}{C}
        {Am}{C}{G}{G}
        {G}{G}{C}{C}
        {Am}{C}{G}{G}

        {D}{D/D.C#}{C}{C}   (Mama's got a lover, I met him ...)
        {G}{G}{G}{G}        (- page, The last page)

        {D}{D/D.C#}{C}{C}   (Mama's got a lover, we met ...)
        {G}{G}{G}{G}        (- day, Father's Day)

        {G}{G}{G}{G}        (Mama's got a lover, mama's got a ...)
        {G}{G}{G}{G}        (Mama's got a lover, mama's got a ...)
        {G}{G}{G}{G}        background vocals
        {G}{G}{G}{G}        background vocals
        {G}{G}{G}{G}        background vocals
        {G}{G}{G}{G}        background vocals
        {G}{G}{G}{G}        background vocals
        {G}{G}{G}{G}        background vocals
        ... fade out




* riff

     {G}                 {G}
 1e -----------------------------------------
 2B -----------------------------------------
 3G --4---4-x-x-----------4---4-x-x----------
 4D --5---5-x-x-----5-x---5---5-x-x-----5-x--
 5A --5---5-x-x-5h7-------5---5-x-x-5h7------
 6E --3---3-x-x-----------3---3-x-x----------

 {Am}                {C}
-----------------------------------------
-----------------------------------------
--5---5-x-x-----------5---5-x-x----------
--7---7-x-x-5h7-5-x---5---5-x-x-5h7-5-x--
--7---7-x-x-----------3---3-x-x----------
--5---5-x-x------------------------------



*** please note ***

h - hammer on
p - pull off
b - bend string up
r - release bend
/ - slide up
\ - slide down
v - vibrato
^ - harmonics




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thanks: Detlef Juergens (detlef.juergens@nwn.de)
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"Mama's Got A Lover"

Mama's Got a Lover
A painter I am told
She's getting out of real estate
For the art scene down in old Soho

Mama's Got a Lover
He owns a gallery
She says he likes collages but
The money's in graffiti

Mama's Got a Lover
I met him yesterday
She says she hopes I like him
maybe I'll send him a card on Father's Day

Mama's Got a Lover
They're backing a film
It's about a working mother
Who gives birth to black and white
Siamese twins

Mam's Got a Lover
he's got something to say
He says he's into dirt and rot
The essence of "urban decay"

Mama's Got a Lover
We met yesterday
She says she hopes I like him
I'll send him a card on Father's Day

Mama's Got a Lover
I met him yesterday
She's starting a new chapter
I wish she was on the last page


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transcribed by Shiroh KOUCHI (wildside@mx21.tiki.ne.jp)
http://ww21.tiki.ne.jp/~wildside/
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