Pretty Mama - Chords and Lyrics



  • Signature Lick
        E  Eb   D   Db  C   B   Bb  A  Ab  A  Bb-B  
    e|--7---6---5---4----------------------------------|
    B|--9---8---7---6----------------------------------|
    G|--9---8---7---6----------------------------------|
    D|--9---8---7---6----------------------------------|
    A|--7---6---5---4---3---2---1---0------0---1s2-----|
    E|--7---6---5---4-------------------4--------------|
    
    4th time through
    A|--same------------3---2---1---0---1---2----------|
    E|--same-------------------------------------------|
    

    General song progression: E D A, E D A

    After the signature lick, before the verses. 4x through
                                                       D    A
    e|-----------------------------------------------------------|
    B|-------------------------------------------------7----5----|
    G|---------------7--7--4---------------------------7----6----|
    D|--------4h5--7---------7--5--7-----------4h5--7--7----7----|
    A|--7--7------------------------------7--7---------5----7----|
    E|-------------------------------------------------5----5----|
    h=hammer on
    

    Brian’s licks throughout the verses have 2 parts
    • Part 1 is the chord part (sliding into an E)
    • Part 2 is the single note lick

    Part 1: Option 1 (I’m fairly sure he’s not playing it this way but its been working for me) 
    e|-----------------------------------|
    B|-----------------------------------|
    G|---9----7s9---9----7s9----11---9---|
    D|---9----7s9---9----7s9----11---9---|
    A|-----------------------------------|
    E|-----------------------------------|
    s=slide
    
    Part 1: Option 2 (I don’t know how he is playing this, but I’m guessing its more like this) 
    e|------------------------------------|
    B|---5----3s5---5---3s5----7---5------|
    G|---4----2s4---4---3s5----6---4------|
    D|------------------------------------|
    A|------------------------------------|
    E|------------------------------------|
    
    Part 2: 
    e|------------------------------------|
    B|------------------------------------|
    G|-----------------7--7--4------------|
    D|-------4h5--7-----------7--5--7-----|
    A|----7-------------------------------|
    E|------------------------------------|
    h=hammer on
    

    The easy version is to play the rhythm of just the chords throughout and let all the fancy stuff go.

    Verse
    E                          D     A    E D A 
    Hey pretty mama, don’t you be so sad.
    E                           D       A   E D A 
    Tell me all about, it can’t be that bad.
    E                    D       A      E D A 
    To bring your sunset eyes to tears 
    E                   D        A    E D A 
    and frighten you to run from here. 
    B                             D                       A                 E     E D A, E D A
    You can’t hide your eyes from me little lady, I’m the one you left back home. 
    
    Verse
    Looking on the rearview, what do you see?
    Do the polaroids burn you like the memories?
    A thousand words on the tip of your knife, restless hearts won’t sleep tonight.
    B                    D                           A                 E     (E7 or E9 both work in here)   
    Even if only in your dreams little lady, I’m the one you left back home.   
    
    A  D  (hit and bend the G on the low E a couple times then hit the E, 2x)                                   
    

    Signature Lick

    Verse
    Hey pretty mama, don’t you be so sad.
    Tell me all about, it can’t be that and.
    Let’s brighten sunset eyes from tears,
    You don’t have to run from here.

    You can’t hide your eyes from me little lady, I’m the one you left back home.
    Even if only in your dreams, I’m the one you left back home. (Straight back into Sig. Lick after this line)

    Solo is over the E D A, E D A progression (4x),  
    Then, A  D  (hit and bend the G on the low E a couple times then hit the E, 2x)
    Back into the signature lick, ending on notes G#, A, A#, B… E Chord
    

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