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).

Thursday, July 17, 2008

The Blue and the Gray

Main riff and verses chords:



the family's been here for the last hundred years
and it's all that he's ever known

life in the cotton fields swamps and the rolling hills
always called Arkansas home

but when the war came like his father before
he joined the army and went to the war

leaving the rolling hills swamps and the cotton fields
bound for a Normandy shore

the patch that he wore on his uniform was
both blue and gray

the colors of men who died fighting another fight
and more would die today

at Omaha beach against Germany
a young country boy struggled out of the sea

up on the sand where many a man
would never know victory

That's pretty much how it goes. Most of the time during the verses he plays the decending riff, but for the Omaha Beach part and the last part he plays chords instead.

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