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Maggie May

Here are the unplugged chords that I use to play Rod Stewart's 1971 hit Maggie May. The opening verse progression reverses the order of the chords in the "I-IV-V" rock and roll progression as shown below in the key of C. The song is played with a medium 4/4 rock beat. The chord fingerings I use (in a Standard tuning) are as follows: G = 320033; F = 133211; C = x32010; Dm = xx0231; Em = 022000; and Gsus4/D = x53533.

Intro
   C                Dm7
E-----------0--1--|--3--3--1--0-----|--
B--1--1--3--------|--1--1--------3--|--
G--0--0-----------|--2--2-----------|--
D--2--2-----------|--0--0-----------|--
A--3--3-----------|--0--0-----------|--
E-----------------|-----------------|--

   F              C  F 
e--1--1--0-----|-----------|-----------
B--1--1-----3--|--1--------|-----------
G--2--2--------|--0--2--2--|-----------
D--3--3--------|--2--3--3--|-----------
A--3--3--------|--3--3--3--|-----------
E--1--1--------|-----1--1--|-----------

Verse

G / / / F / / / C / / / / / / /
G / / / F / / / C / / / / / / /
F / / / C / / / F / / / G / / /
Dm / / / Em / / / Dm / / / Gsus4/D / / /
Dm / / / G / / / Dm / / / G / / /
Dm / / / G / / / C / / / / / / /

Outro (Repeat & Fade)

   C                Dm7
E-----------0--1--|--3--3--1--0-----|--
B--1--1--3--------|--1--1--------3--|--
G--0--0-----------|--2--2-----------|--
D--2--2-----------|--0--0-----------|--
A--3--3-----------|--0--0-----------|--
E-----------------|-----------------|--

   F              C      
E--1--1--0-----|----------------|------
B--1--1-----3--|--1--1--1-------|------
G--2--2--------|--0-----0--02--|------
D--3--3--------|--2-----2-------|------
A--3--3--------|--3-----3-------|------
E--1--1--------|----------------|------


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