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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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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

When You Decided to Leave

Someone asked me to add a tab for the riff that's played on the studio version of this. It's been added at the end of the tab.

Verse:

G Em7 D G Em7 Asus D

Chorus:
G D Asus G D

G___________________Em7
when you decided to leave
D_________________________G
I never asked where you'd gone
Em7_________________Asus_____________D
when you decided to leave I left you alone


G_____________________Em7
it don't mean much to me
D_____________________________G
what all you did while you're gone
Em7___________________Asus___________________D
it don't mean much to me as long as you come home


G_____________D
I try to be a good man
____Asus
but I've done so wrong for so long
Asus____________G
I don't know if I can
G_______D
ever be that man


I know that you loved me once
and I took for granted the time
I know that you loved me once
when you were mine

when you decided to leave
I was so young and so bold
the man you decided to leave
is now tired and old

I try to be a good man
but I've done so wrong for so long
I don't know if I can
ever be that man

Riff before verses start:

D
|-------------------------------|
|-----7------7-------7-------7--|
|---7------7-------7-------7----|
|-------------------------------|
|-5------5------5-------5-------|
|-------------------------------|

Riff durring verses:

G-E-D-G Part
|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
|-----7------7------7------7--|-----7------7------7------7--|
|---7------7------7------7----|---7------7------7------7----|
|-5------5--------------------|---------------5------5------|
|---------------7------7------|-5------5--------------------|
|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|


E-A-D Part
|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
|-----7------7------7------7--|-----7------7------7------7--|
|---7------7------7------7----|---7------7------7------7----|
|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
|-7------7------0------0------|-5------5------5------5------|
|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|



Riff durring Chorus:

G-D Part
|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
|-----7------7------7------7--|-----7------7------7------7--|
|---7------7------7------7----|---7------7------7------7----|
|-5------5------5------5------|-----------------------------|
|-----------------------------|-5------5------5------5------|
|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|


A-G Part
|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
|-----7------7------7------7--|-----7------7------7------7--|
|---7------7------7------7----|---7------7------7------7----|
|-----------------------------|-5------5------5------5------|
|-0------0------0------0------|-----------------------------|
|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|


D
|-------------------------------|
|-----7------7-------7-------7--|
|---7------7-------7-------7----|
|-------------------------------|
|-5------5------5-------5-------|
|-------------------------------|

2 comments:

ThaKegStandKid said...

Good stuff man, thanks. Can you post the fingering for Em7 and Asus tho?

Noah said...

Em7 (022030)
Asus (x02230)