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Did You Know? Maggie May is a mostly true story but Rod Stewart changed the name and named it after '...an old Liverpudlian song about a prostitute'

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Difficulty Level Of Original Recorded Song: Yellow Orange Pick

Most Advanced Rhythm:  White Pick

Most Advanced Chord Change: Yellow Pick (White Pick when played with Django chords only)

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Maggie May Chords And Strumming, Rod Stewart

Django Chords:  

Django D Chord

Django G Chord

Django A Chord

Django Em Chord

Django D/F# Chord: 2x0233


Chords To Simplify: ​

Play Django G/F# chord: 2x0033

instead of Django D/F#

Strumming:

"The Bouncer*":

|D    D U D         |


"The Miss 2*":

|D    (m)    D    D    |


"The Miss 2**":

|D    (m)    D    (m)    |


"The Driver":

|D    D    D U D U |


Tempo:

129 bpm


Key: D

​​

Intro -

|D - - - |Em - - - |G - - - |D - G - |

|D - - - |Em - - - |G - - - |D - G - |


Verse 1-

|A - - - |G - - - |D - - - |D - - - |

|A - - - |G - - - |D - - - |D - - - |

|G - - - |D - - - |G - - - |A - - - |

|Em - - - |D/F# - - - |Em - - - |Em - - - |


|Em - - - |A - - - |Em - - - |A - - - |

|Em - - - |A - - - |D - - - |D - - - |

 

(A)Wake up Maggie, I (G)think I got something to (D)say to you (D)
It's (A)late September and I (G)really should be (D)back at school (D)
I (G)know I keep you a(D)mused, but I (G)feel I'm being (A)used
Oh, (Em)Maggie, I couldn't have (D/F#)tried any (Em)more (Em)


You (Em)led me away from (A)home, just to (Em)save you from being a(A)lone
You (Em)stole my heart, and (A)that's what really (D)hurts (D)


Verse 2 -

|A - - - |G - - - |D - - - |D - - - |

|A - - - |G - - - |D - - - |D - - - |

|G - - - |D - - - |G - - - |A - - - |

|Em - - - |D/F# - - - |Em - - - |Em - - - |


|Em - - - |A - - - |Em - - - |A - - - |

|Em - - - |A - - - |D - - - |D - - - |


The (A)morning sun, when it's (G)in your face really (D)shows your age (D)
But (A)that don't worry me (G)none in my eyes, you're (D)everything (D)
I (G)laughed at all of your (D)jokes, my (G)love you didn't need to (A)coax
Oh, (Em)Maggie, I couldn't have (D/F#)tried any (Em)more (Em)


You (Em)led me away from (A)home, just to (Em)save you from being a(A)lone
You (Em)stole my soul, and that's a (A)pain I can do with(D)out (D)


Verse 3 -

|A - - - |G - - - |D - - - |D - - - |

|A - - - |G - - - |D - - - |D - - - |

|G - - - |D - - - |G - - - |A - - - |

|Em - - - |D/F# - - - |Em - - - |Em - - - |


|Em - - - |A - - - |Em - - - |A - - - |

|Em - - - |A - - - |D - - - |D - - - |

 

(A)All I needed was a (G)friend to lend a (D)guiding hand (D)
But you (A)turned into a lover, and, (G)mother, what a lover you (D)wore me out (D)
(G)All you did was wreck my (D)bed, and in the (G)morning, kick me in the (A)head
Oh, (Em)Maggie, I couldn't have (D/F#)tried any (Em)more (Em)


You (Em)led me away from (A)home 'cause you (Em)didn't wanna be a(A)lone
You (Em)stole my heart, I couldn't (A)leave you if I (D)tried (D)


Solo 1 -

|Em - - - |A - - - |D - - - |G - - - |

|Em - - - |- A - |D - - - |D - - - |

 

Verse 4 -

|A - - - |G - - - |D - - - |D - - - |

|A - - - |G - - - |D - - - |D - - - |

|G - - - |D - - - |G - - - |A - - - |

|Em - - - |D/F# - - - |Em - - - |Em - - - |


|Em - - - |A - - - |Em - - - |A - - - |

|Em - - - |A - - - |D - - - |D - - - |

 

(A)I suppose I could (G)collect my books and get on (D)back to school (D)
Or (A)steal my daddy's (G)cue and make a living out of (D)playing pool (D)
Or (Em)find myself a rock 'n' roll (D)band that (Em)needs a helping (A)hand
Oh, (Em)Maggie, I wished I'd (D/F#)never seen your (Em)face (Em)


You made a (Em)first-class fool out of (A)me
But I'm as (Em)blind as a fool can (A)be
You (Em)stole my heart, but I (A)love you any(D)way (D)


Solo 2 -

|Em - - - |A - - - |D - - - |G - - - |

|Em - - - |- - - |D - - - |D - - - |

|Em - - - |A - - - |D - - - |G - - - |

|Em - - - |- - - |

 

Ending -

||D - - - |Em - - - |G - - - |D - - - ||x4

||D - - - |Em - - - |G - - - |D - - - ||(Fade)


(D)Maggie, I (Em)wished I'd (G)never seen your (D)face

(D) (Em) (G) (A)
I'll (D)get on back (Em)home (G)one of these (D)days
(D) Ooh, (Em)ooh, ooh (G) (D)

 

Final Chord Strum: D

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Maggie May Chords And Strumming - Rod Stewart

Open Chords:  

Open Chords D, G, A, Em

& Open F#m Chord: 2x2200


Tempo:

129 bpm


Key: D


Strumming:

"The Bouncer*":

|D    D U D         |


"The Miss 2*":

|D    (m)    D    D    |


"The Miss 2**":

|D   (m)   D   (m)   |


"The Driver":

|D    D    D U D U |

​​

Intro -

|D - - - |Em - - - |G - - - |D - G - |

(Bouncer*/Bouncer*/Bouncer*/Miss2**)

|D - - - |Em - - - |G - - - |D - G - |

(Bouncer*/Bouncer*/ Bouncer* / Miss2*)

Verse 1 (A) -

|A - - - |G - - - |D - - - |D - - - |

|A - - - |G - - - |D - - - |D - - - |

|G - - - |D - - - |G - - - |A - - - |

|Em - - - |F#m - - - |Em - - - |Em - - A|


|Em - - - |A - - - |Em - - - |A - - - |

|Em - - - |A - - - |D - - - |D - - - |

(Driver) x 24

 

(A)Wake up Maggie, I (G)think I got something to (D)say to you (D)
It's (A)late September and I (G)really should be (D)back at school (D)
I (G)know I keep you a(D)mused, but I (G)feel I'm being (A)used
Oh, (Em)Maggie, I couldn't have (F#m)tried any (Em)more (Em) (A)


You (Em)led me away from (A)home, just to (Em)save you from being a(A)lone
You (Em)stole my heart, and (A)that's what really (D)hurts (D)


Verse 2 (B) -

|A - - - |G - - - |D - - - |D - - - |

|A - - - |G - - - |D - - - |D - - - |

|G - - - |D - - - |G - - - |A - - - |

|Em - - - |F#m - - - |Em - - - |A - - - |


|Em - - - |A - - - |Em - - - |A - - - |

|Em - - - |A - G - |D - - - |D - - - |

(Driver) x 24


The (A)morning sun, when it's (G)in your face really (D)shows your age (D)
But (A)that don't worry me (G)none in my eyes, you're (D)everything (D)
I (G)laughed at all of your (D)jokes, my (G)love you didn't need to (A)coax
Oh, (Em)Maggie, I couldn't have (F#m)tried any (Em)more (A)


You (Em)led me away from (A)home, just to (Em)save you from being a(A)lone
You (Em)stole my soul, and that's a (A)pain I can (G)do with(D)out (D)


Verse 3 (B) -

|A - - - |G - - - |D - - - |D - - - |

|A - - - |G - - - |D - - - |D - - - |

|G - - - |D - - - |G - - - |A - - - |

|Em - - - |F#m - - - |Em - - - |A - - - |


|Em - - - |A - - - |Em - - - |A - - - |

|Em - - - |A - G - |D - - - |D - - - |

(Driver) x 24


(A)All I needed was a (G)friend to lend a (D)guiding hand (D)
But you (A)turned into a lover, and, (G)mother, what a lover you (D)wore me out (D)
(G)All you did was wreck my (D)bed, and in the (G)morning, kick me in the (A)head
Oh, (Em)Maggie, I couldn't have (F#m)tried any (Em)more (A)


You (Em)led me away from (A)home 'cause you (Em)didn't wanna be a(A)lone
You (Em)stole my heart, I couldn't (A)leave you (G)if I (D)tried (D)


Solo 1 -

|Em - - - |A - - - |D - - - |G - - - |

|Em - - - |- A - |D - - - |D - - - |

(Driver) x 8


Verse 4 (A) -

|A - - - |G - - - |D - - - |D - - - |

|A - - - |G - - - |D - - - |D - - - |

|G - - - |D - - - |G - - - |A - - - |

|Em - - - |F#m - - - |Em - - - |Em - - A |


|Em - - - |A - - - |Em - - - |A - - - |

|Em - - - |A - - - |D - - - |D - - - |

(Driver) x 24


(A)I suppose I could (G)collect my books and get on (D)back to school (D)
Or (A)steal my daddy's (G)cue and make a living out of (D)playing pool (D)
Or (G)find myself a rock 'n' roll (D)band that (G)needs a helping (A)hand
Oh, (Em)Maggie, I wished I'd (F#m)never seen your (Em)face (Em) (A)


You made a (Em)first-class fool out of (A)me
But I'm as (Em)blind as a fool can (A)be
You (Em)stole my heart, but I (A)love you (G)any(D)way (D)


Solo 2 -

|Em - - - |A - - - |D - - - |G - - - |

|Em - - - |- - - |D - - - |D - - - |

|Em - - - |A - - - |D - - - |G - - - |

|Em - - - |- - - |

(Driver) x 14


Ending -

||D - - - |Em - - - |G - - - |D - - - ||x4

 (Bouncer*) x16

||D - - - |Em - - - |G - - - |D - - - ||(Fade)

 (Driver) x 4


(D)Maggie, I (Em)wished I'd (G)never seen your (D)face

(D) (Em) (G) (A)
I'll (D)get on back (Em)home (G)one of these (D)days
(D) Ooh, (Em)ooh, ooh (G) (D)

 

Final Chord Strum: D

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