About This Blog

I started this blog because the tabs on the Lucero message board kept getting lost when they switched sites. A blog isn't a perfect forum for guitar tabs and chords, but it now has posts for all but a handful of their songs. And, to the best of my knowledge, this is the only source for Lucero tabs that has been endorsed by an actual Lucero guitarist. Accept no substitutes.

Holy shit! That's how that goes... www.lucerotabs.blogspot.com
-Brian Venable

Thank you to the folks who have sent me submissions, suggestions, and corrections. Thanks also to anyone who posted a tab on the luceromusic.com boards. You can find me there posting as Boston Twang. You can also email me at lucerotabs@gmail. Submissions and/or corrections are greatly appreciated.

General Thoughts on Lucero Chords

Ben seems to favor chord variations that fret the B string at the third fret. If a C, Em, G, or A doesn't seem quite right, try:
Cadd9 (x32030), Em7 (022030), G (320033), Asus (x02230)

Also, I think he leaves the E string open on a lot of his D chords (xx0230).

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Texas and Tennessee

I don't really have time for this hobby anymore, but this song was pretty easy to work out and write down, so what the hell.  If you don't know it, there are a handful of versions on YouTube.  I like it.  Luckless love lyrics.  Country chords in G.  Lots of hammers and pulls.  Kinda like 1979.

Verses riff:

G
|-----------3-|
|-3---3-----3-|
|-0h2-2p0---0-|
|-0---0-----0-|
|-----------2-|
|---------3-3-|

Cadd9
|-----------0-|
|-3---3-----3-|
|-0h2-2p0---0-|
|-0---0-----2-|
|---------3-3-|
|-------------|

Em7
|-----------0-|
|-3---3-----3-|
|-0h2-2p0---0-|
|-0---0-----2-|
|-----------2-|
|---------0-0-|
Cadd9
|-----------0-|
|-3---3-----3-|
|-0h2-2p0---0-|
|-0---0-----2-|
|---------3-3-|
|-------------|



G riff
It was Texas it was Tennessee
Cadd9 Riff
It was what I had coming to me
Em7 Riff
You were unlike anything before
Cadd9 Riff
Black magic devil killer, I was yours


G riff
It was the early days of rock and roll
Cadd9 Riff
It was Otis it was Memphis soul
Em7 Riff
It was a plane crash it was overnight
Cadd9 Riff
It was burning fast and burning bright


________________G
Baby, don't you talk no more. That look is loud enough
__________________Em7
You don't have to tell me how it feels not to be in love
________________Cadd9___________________________D
See that was my oldest game. Darling, it was my claim to fame
______Em7_____________________________D___________________________________Cadd9
And I knew it when I met you all that you would need was more than what I got

________________________G
Oh, so baby please just stop


G riff
It was Texas it was Tennessee
Cadd9 Riff
It was exes and some wanna-be-s
Em7 Riff
It was reckless it was understood
Cadd9 Riff
It didn't matter 'cause it felt so good


G riff
And I'll still be here if you change your mind
Cadd9 Riff
But I can see the leaving in your eyes
Em7 Riff
Don't want to hear it 'cause I know it well
Cadd9 Riff
I've said it all before to someone else



________________G
Baby, don't you talk no more. That look is loud enough
__________________Em7
You don't have to tell me how it feels not to be in love
________________Cadd9___________________________D
See that was my oldest game. Darling, it was my claim to fame
______Em7_____________________________D___________________________________Cadd9
And I knew it when I met you all that you would need was more than what I got

________________________G
Oh, so baby please just stop


G riff
It was Texas it was Tennessee
Cadd9 Riff
A kind of love close akin to grief
Em7 Riff
It was everything that I could want
Cadd9 Riff
California came and took it all



________________G
Baby, don't you talk no more. That look is loud enough
__________________Em7
You don't have to tell me how it feels not to be in love
________________Cadd9___________________________D
See that was my oldest game. Darling, it was my claim to fame
______Em7_____________________________D___________________________________Cadd9
And I knew it when I met you all that you would need was more than what I got

________________________G
Oh, so baby please just stop