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).

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Hold Me Close

Neither of the guitars play straight chords at any point in this song, so I decided to break the riffs up into chunks (roughly equating to bars), number them, and match the numbers to the lyrics. If you're having any trouble, try panning left and right to separate the guitars. That makes it much easier to hear what's going on.

Verses:

(1)
|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|
|-----3---------3-------3-----3---|
|-------3---------3-------3-----3-|
|-1-1-----1h3-3-------------------|
|-------------------3-3-----3-----|

(1)
|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|
|-----3---------3-------3-----3---|
|-------3---------3-------3-----3-|
|-1-1-----1h3-3-------------------|
|-------------------3-3-----3-----|

(2)
|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|
|-------3------3-------3-----3---|
|---------3------3-------3-----3-|
|--------------------------------|
|-3p1-1------1-----1-1-----1-----|

(3)
|-------------------------------|
|-------------------------------|
|-------3-----3-------3-----3---|
|---------3-----3-------3-----3-|
|-------------------------------|
|-1h3-3-----3-----3-3-----3-----|



(1)
|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|
|-----3---------3-------3-----3---|
|-------3---------3-------3-----3-|
|-1-1-----1h3-3-------------------|
|-------------------3-3-----3-----|

(1)
|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|
|-----3---------3-------3-----3---|
|-------3---------3-------3-----3-|
|-1-1-----1h3-3-------------------|
|-------------------3-3-----3-----|

(1)
|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|
|-----3---------3-------3-----3---|
|-------3---------3-------3-----3-|
|-1-1-----1h3-3-------------------|
|-------------------3-3-----3-----|

(2)
|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|
|-------3------3-------3-----3---|
|---------3------3-------3-----3-|
|--------------------------------|
|-3p1-1------1-----1-1-----1-----|

(4)
|------------------------------|
|------------------------------|
|-----3------3-------3-----3---|
|-------3------3-------3-----3-|
|------------------------------|
|-0-0------0-----0-0-----0-----|


Chorus:

(5)
|--------------------------------|
|-----3------3--------3------3---|
|-------3------3--------3------3-|
|--------------------------------|
|-1-1------1------3-3------3-----|
|--------------------------------|


(6)
|--------------------------------|
|-----3------3--------3------3---|
|-------3------3--------3------3-|
|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|
|-3-3------3------1-1------1-----|


(7)
|--------------------------------|
|-----3------3--------3------3---|
|-------3------3--------3------3-|
|--------------------------------|
|-1-1------1------1-1------1-----|
|--------------------------------|


Second guitar


Intro lick:

|-------|-------|-----------|-------|
|-------|--3-4--|-4s6---4s3-|-4-3---|
|-----3-|-------|-----------|-----3-|
|-------|-------|-----------|-------|
|-------|-------|-----------|-------|
|-------|-------|-----------|-------|


Verses:

(1)
|--------------------------------|
|-----3-3-----3-3-----3-3----3-3-|
|-3-3-----3-3-----3-3-----3-3----|
|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|

(1)
|-------------------------------|
|-----3-3-----3-3-----3-3-------|
|-3-3-----3-3-----3-3-----3-----|
|-------------------------------|
|-------------------------------|
|-------------------------------|

(2)
|---------------------|
|-3-4-4s6-----6-6-6s4-|
|---------------------|
|---------------------|
|---------------------|
|---------------------|

(3)
|-----------------|
|-3-3s1---1s3-----|
|-----------------|
|-----------------|
|-----------------|
|-----------------|

Chorus:

___(5)________(6)________(7)_

|--------|-------------|-----|
|--------|-------------|-----|
|-3---5--|-5s7-8-7-5-7-|--3--|
|--------|-------------|-----|
|--------|-------------|-----|
|--------|-------------|-----|


Solo:

|---------------------------|-------------------------|
|-----3-3-----3-3-----3-3---|-3-4-4s6-6-6-6-8-6-4-3-3-|
|-3-3-----3-3-----3-3-----3-|-------------------------|
|---------------------------|-------------------------|
|---------------------------|-------------------------|
|---------------------------|-------------------------|

|----------------|----------------|-------------------|
|------3------3--|-3-4-3---3s1-3--|-4-3---------------|
|-3-------3-3----|----------------|-----3-------------|
|----------------|----------------|-------------------|
|----------------|----------------|-------------------|
|----------------|----------------|-------------------|


(1)
Drunk by noon on New Year's Day
(1)
In the hils outside a town somewhere
(2)
With smoke and the wine
(3)
Strangers' eyes

(1)
Smoke and the wine and the whiskey don't mix
(1)
Shaking so bad think I'm gonna be sick
(1)
Buy another shot as I head to door
(2)
It won't make it better
(4)
But I want to make sure

(5)
Hold me close
(6)
I love you more than you know
(7)
And I step outside

(1-1-1-2-3)

(1)
Drank away all of my fears and my doubts
(1)
Stole away hearts from town to town
(2)
But everything I feared
(3)
Has come back here
(1)
Feel the cold ground underneath my boots
(1)
And for no good reason it reminds me of you
(1)
Never made good though I tried and I tried
(2)
So I turn back around
(4)
And walk inside


(5)
Hold me close
(6)
I love you more than you know
(5)
Hold me close
(6)
I love you more than you know
(7)
But that won't make things right

2 comments:

Scott said...

Hey, I just can't seem to get this one right. If you could post a video that would be awesome. Great site!!!

Noah said...

I've been thinking of doing a video for this one, actually. Maybe not for a few weeks, but I'll do it.