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).

Saturday, September 27, 2008

The Last Pale Light in the West

He uses a picking pattern throughout this whole song that goes from the bass note of whatever chord he's playing to the B string to the bass to the G string.

For Em it goes like this:

----------
---0------
--------0-
----------
----------
-0----0---

And for D it goes like this:

----------
---3------
--------2-
-0----0---
----------
----------

Easy, right?


Em G Em G

Em_____________________G
In my hands I hold the ashes
G_____Em________________G
In my veins black pitch runs
G_____C______________Em
In my chest the fire catches
Em____D_____________C
In my way a setting sun


Em_________________G
Dark clouds gather round me
G______Em______________G
To the West my soul is bound
G__________C___________Em
But I will go on ahead free
Em_________D_______________C
There is a light yet to be found


Em____________D_____C______G
The last pale light in the west
Em____________D_____C______G
The last pale light in the west

Em G Em G

Em_________________G
And I ask for no redemption
G_______Em______________G
In this cold and barren place
G_______C____________Em
Still I see faint reflection
Em________D___________C
And so by it guide my way


Em____________D_____C______G
The last pale light in the west
Em____________D_____C______G
The last pale light in the west

9 comments:

nick said...

thanks for the tabs. Can you tab chambers next. I have it on a revival tour album, but I cant figure it out.

Noah said...

Done. I saw that two of the new songs made it onto the Revival Tour CD. Some of the other ones are as good or better, though, so you should check those out, too.

nick said...

Where can I find this album at? I have the rest of them.

Noah said...

It's available in the luceromusic.com store and there's a link in the index post.

grendel said...

Thank you for all the tabs from this album. The best album I've heard in a long time.

Noah said...

Glad to help.

William said...

finally sat down and listened to this album yesterday, i am so happy that this exist and pretty pissed off at myself for not giving it a go sooner. thanks for the tabs as this is a great album to just sit around and play. keep up the great work.

Cory said...

love the book this is based on
love the music as music
appreciate your tabs most
feels like i can crawl inside what I have read and listened to and be a part of it...

Noah said...

Thanks Cory, I'm glad I could help.