My Maria
Martin Sexton

Martin Sexton
The American
1998
This is my favorite song off the new album, and unfortunately
is the only new acoustic song on it.  As you may guess from this
tune, Marty wasn't the most upstanding teenager.  Fortunately
he's turned it around.  Can you believe he sings the solo?

Lyrics
Chords


Open D Tuning: DADF#AD (low-to-high) INTRO: F#m A E + + + + + + + + e:---------^2-------------|-------------------------------------| B:-^4--^4--^2---------2---|---------2---------------------------| G:-^3--^3--^2h3-2h3p2-2---|---------2-----------------------2---| D:-^4--^4--^2---2-----2h4-|---------4---2h4p2---------------2---| A:-^4--^4--^0---------2---|---------2---------5---4h5p4-2-------| E:--------------------2---|---------2---------------------------| F#m A E D#+ + + + + + + + + + + + + e:---------2-------------|-------------2p1-----------------|---------------------------| B:-0---0---2---------2---|-----2---2-------2---------------|---------------------2-----| G:-0---0---2h3-2h3p2-2---|-----2---2---------0-------------|------------------0--0--0--| D:-2h4-4---2---2-----2h4-|-----4---4-----------2p1-------4-|-2h4-----2h4p2-1--1--1--0--| A:-4---4---0---------2---|---------2---------------4-2-4---|------------------2--2--0--| E:-------------------2---|---------------------------------|------------------1--1--1--|
This is the MARIA figure: + + + + + + + + + e:---1-|-2---1---------1-|-2---1-----------| B:---2-|-2---2---------2-|-2---2-----------| G:-----|-----------------|-----------------| D:-----|-----------------|-----------------| A:-----|-----------------|-----------------| E:-----|-----------------|-----------------|
The ending is the intro with ad-lib, then simply play this: I sing for my Maria D C#5 F#m + + + + + + + + e:-----------------|---------4-------| B:---------4---4---|-----------------| G:-0---0---7---7---|-------3---------| D:-0---0---6---6---|-----4-----------| A:-0---0---4---4---|---4-------------| E:-0---0-----------|-4---------------|
LYRICS:
play intro D E Esus4 D#+ Oh my Ma - ri - a D E Esus4 D#+ Seems you got me in your spell once more D E Esus4 D#+ Must be there's a storm on the way D C#5 F#m E You taught me to know when you're near D C#5 F#m Mmmm... In your glance recall my shady days of youth Stealing altar wine and microphones Not so blindly fueling my need As rock and roll fueled my dreams D C#5 D#+ You know rock and roll fueled my dreams yeah
BRIDGE 1 E E# F#m Back then you saw me as this child in great need of the wildest sin E D#+ How sweet your grace I stumbled in E E# And how completely you waved as I laughed in your face F#m E D#+ Oh my Maria F#m E D#+ Oh my Maria play MARIA figure
Oh my Maria how you stood for strength and sanity Now there is someone poking holes in thee I see now why you've called me near D C#5 D#+ Maria my song can you hear
BRIDGE 2 D I know you see the silence on the sidewalk and the anger in the street D#+ And the voices of all these children coming up to my feet E E# F#m And we sing your song in vain as some preacher sees his reign come down E D#+ Maria F#m E D#+ Oh my sweet Maria E E# In the silence on the hill you know I'll be dreamin' of you still F#m E D#+ Now the one Maria F#m E D#+ Oh my Maria play MARIA figure Maria Maria
VOCAL SOLO F#m E D#+ F#m E D#+ F#m E D#+ F#m E D#+
play verse chords Hmmm... Hmmm... Hmmm... D C#5 F#m D#+ I sing for my Maria play ending I sing for my Maria

CHORDS:
D 000000 D#+ 12102x E 222222 Esus4 222422 F#m 444304 E# 32322x C#5 x4674x

Created on 12-21-98 by
Daniel E. Smith.