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.

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-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, May 10, 2008

It Gets the Worst at Night

Main Riff:

|---------------------|
|---------------------|
|---------------------|
|------2---2h4-4s6----|
|----2---2-----2s4----|
|--0------------------|

|---------------------|
|---------------------|
|---------------------|
|------2---2h4-4s6--4-|
|----2---2-----2s4--2-|
|--0------------------|

|---------------------|
|---------------------|
|--------------4s6--4-|
|------2---2h4-4s6--4-|
|----2---2------------|
|--0------------------|

|-------------------|
|-------------------|
|-------------------|
|-2-2s4-4s2---2h4p2-|
|-0-2---0---0-------|
|-------------------|


This riff is played for all the verses, but I'll also include the chords that correspond to the different parts in the riff.

Brian has 3 little riffs that he plays to accent Ben's riff. They're really simple, but I'll include them to be thorough.

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-2-2s4-4-4s6-
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-2-2s4----2--
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-0--2--2s4---
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E
It gets the worst at night
E
With nothing on my mind
E___A
But you

E
I'm thinking too damn much
E
I go ahead and get up
E_____________A
and put on my boots

C#_______________________B______________A
So I can drive as far as I can get from you

E
On my way out of town
E
I drive by your house
A
two times

E
It don't do me no good
E
I didn't think that it would
E_________________A
'cause you're not mine

C#___________________________B_______________A
you might have seen me but I kept on driving by
C#___________________B________________A
gonna lose myself on some dark road tonight

E_______________________________B_______________A_______________E
cuz there's somethin 'bout just laying down and taking all that pain
E____________________B______A
I'd rather drive all night, if it's all the same
E_____________________B________A___________E
'cause half a tank of gas will get me far enough
E________________B___________A
to be completely lost by the time the sun comes up

E
And so it's four A.M.
E
I'm on the road again
E____________A
to find some peace

E
Some old gravel road
E
god only knows
E___________________A
there's nothing for me

C#_______________________________B___________A
and there ain't nothing left for me in Tennessee
C#_________________________B________________A
because I know you're not awake thinking of me

E_______________________________B_______________A_______________E
cuz there's somethin 'bout just laying down and taking all that pain
E____________________B______A
I'd rather drive all night, if it's all the same
E_____________________B________A___________E
'cause half a tank of gas will get me far enough
E________________B___________A
to be completely lost by the time the sun comes up

C#_______________________________B___________A
and there ain't nothing left for me in Tennessee
C#_________________________B________________A
because I know you're not awake thinking of me

2 comments:

Samuel Harper said...

This is pretty much perfect, thanks

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