Maggie May Guitar Chord Chart by Rod Stewart.

Welcome to my Maggie May guitar chord chart by Rod Stewart. This is a wonderful song and allows us to get a bit percussive with our guitar if we want to. My favorite kind of guitar playing.

The chords used in the Maggie May guitar chord chart are pretty simple. The only barre chord is F#m and there is a simple fix to even get around that. All you have to do is play and A chord on the bottom three strings as shown in the photo below.

 
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Strumming:

As always, the easiest way to play any of my chord charts is to play 4 down strums on the down beat.

1   2  3 4 
D  D D D

The fancier strumming patterns look like this.

No Percussion:
1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +
D   DU   U DU

With Percussion: X=chop guitar with strumming hand
1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +
D   XU    UXU


Maggie May Guitar Chord Chart
By Rod Stewart

A                        G                                        D              D
Wake up Maggie I think I've got something to say to you
       A                                G                         D      D
It's late September and I really should be back at school
     G                         D                G                   A
I know I keep you amused, but I feel I'm being used
          Em                           F#m         Em Asus4
Oh Maggie I couldn't have tried any more
         Em                            A                Em                             A
You lured me away from home just to save you from being alone
        Em                           |G      -       A -|   D       D
You stole my heart, and that's what really hurts


          A                              G                             D                   D

The morning sun when it's in your face really shows your age
         A                              G                                     D           D
But that don't worry me none, in my eyes you're everything
        G                        D             G                                  A
I laughed at all your jokes, my love you didn't need to coax
         Em                            F#m         Em  Asus4
Oh Maggie I couldn't have tried any more
        Em                             A               Em                              A
You lured me away from home just to save you from being alone
         Em                           |G     -        A  -|     D    D
You stole my soul that's a pain I can do without


A                             G                       D                   D
All I needed was a friend to lend a guiding hand
                 A                                  G                                     D                D
But you turned into a lover and mother what a lover you wore me out
G                         D                          G                                A
All you did was wreck my bed and in the morning kick me in the head
          Em                           F#m         Em  Asus4
Oh Maggie I couldn't have tried any more
         Em                            A                        Em                        A
You lured me away from home 'cause you didn't want to be alone
         Em                                 |G      -    A -|     D     D
You stole my heart I couldn't leave you if  I    tried

Solo:
/ Em / A / D / G /
/ Em / G - A - / D / D /


A                                G                                    D                   D

I suppose I should collect my books and get back to school
        A                       G                                       D               D
Or steal my daddy's cue make a living out of playing pool
       G                                         D             G                       A
Or find myself a rock and roll band that needs a helping hand
          Em                    F#m                  Em    Asus4
Oh Maggie, I wish I'd never seen your face
                    Em                            A                    Em                        A
You made a first class fool out of me, but I'm as blind as a fool can be
        Em                          |G     -  A -|     D       D
You stole my heart but I love you any   way


Solo:
/ Em / A / D / G /
/ Em / G - A - / D / D- /
/ Em / A / D / G /
/ Em / G - A - /

Outro:

/ D / Em / G / D / (repeat)

This file is the author's own work and represents his interpretation of this song. It's intended solely for private study, scholarship or research.

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