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From: email@example.com (Rusty Wilson) by Paul Simon Played with a gospel feel Loves Me Like a Rock Intro chords: E E E A E E E A E E E A E* When I was a little boy (E E A E) And the devil would call my name (E E A E) I'd say now (A)who do, who do ya think you're foolin? (E E A E) I'm a consecrated boy (E E A E) A singer in my (A)Sunday choir CHORUS: Oh, my momma (E)loves me, she (B7)loves me She (E)gets down on her knees and (C#m)hugs me Oh she (A)loves me like a rock (E A E A A) She rock me like the (D)rock of (A)ages, she (E)loves me She love me love me love me love me (E E A E) And when I was grown to be a man And the devil would call my name I'd say now who do, who do ya think you're foolin? I'm a consumated man And I can snatch a little purity CHORUS And if I was the President The minute the Congress would call my name I'd say now who do, who do ya think you're foolin? I got the Presidential Seal I'm up on the Presidential podium CHORUS *Performance notes: To get the same "feel" as the music on the recorded version, try inserting a quick strum of open strings on the "and" count between the E-A changes...not a distinct chord per se, just a filler. Listen to the recording, and I think you'll hear what I'm talking about. Also, in gospel music, the music is often treated as "filler" or a "frame" around the lyrics. In this tune, the hand claps during the verse lyrics (where no chords are shown) can be approximated by fully-muted strumming. The guitar chords at the end of each line will suggest the background singers you hear responding to the line on the record (in case your backup singers don't show up ;-) ). Rusty Wilson You Can Play Guitar Videos