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, June 29, 2008

Tears Don't Matter Much

This is not exactly how they play it, but it's close. I can tell from videos that Ben plays the main riff all in first position, and I'm not sure if he's playing the bass notes or if those are someone else's job. In any event, this tab does a nice job for one guitar.

Main Riff


D A Em7 G
Matt Bradley's got broken teeth
D A Em7 G
He wears a jean jacket with a bullet in the sleeve
D A Em7 G
He's just another Southern boy who dreams of nights in NYC
D A Em7 G
And I sing along, I sing along

D A Em7 G
My tears don't matter much, they don't matter much
D A Em7 G
My tears don't matter much, they don't matter much

B5 A G
When the boys sing their songs
B5 A G
And the kids they sing along
B5 A G
I'm just another Southern boy who dreams of nights in NYC
B5 A G
And I sing along, I sing along

Instead of straight chords on the first half of this part, they
play something that sounds like:


Here is an alternate version of the main riff that was submitted by Richard Hall. (Thank you!) The notes appear to be the same, but it's played in first position, the way Ben plays it.



Richard Hall said...

Thanks for the site! My brother and I had been complaining about the forum being down for months before we found this. Here's how I play the intro from the first position:


Noah said...

That's great. Thanks for the help. I'll update the post to include both versions.