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).

Friday, February 6, 2009

Chambers

A reader, Matt Christie, sent me a correction to this tab, and I think he's right about the changes. (Thanks, Matt!) For posterity sake, I left the old version at the bottom of the post.

All of these chords are power chords so they're technically A5, E5 D5, etc. He picks through all of them, but with just three strings to choose from, I'm guessing everybody can work that part out on their own.

A E A

A____________E______________A
Born under a south Kentucky sky
f#m____________________D_____A
He'd come west to Mexico to fight
D
1842 at Mier
f#m_______________________________
Gutters filled with blood and fear
A______________E______________A
Barely made it back to Texas alive


A__________________E____________________A
With Missouri volunteers when the war began
f#m___________________D__A
In 46 he crossed the Rio Grande
D
There he met his dark eyed love
f#m______________________________
Said goodbye when the war was done
A____________________E____________A
Swore that he'd come back to her again



D___________A
Oh, oh, novia
f#m__________D____A
Oh oh your man is gone
D___________________________________f#m_________________
Well maybe he's in Texas, but we'll take what God has left us
A___________________E_______________A
We'll leave for California with the dawn


Worked his way back to old Mexico
To reclaim the love he'd left two years ago
Back to those same city walls
Where he'd watched copper cannon balls
Like wayward suns roll down the cobblestones

Put him in a prison left alone
With other yankee fools so far from home
Marched them through the square in chains
'Till in rode Capatin Glanton's gang
Apache scalps for bounties paid in gold

Glanton's men were killers all by trade
And through the prison bars a deal was made
Glanton needed three new mean
He'd hire this love lorn veteran
The killers rode out through the governor's gates

The veteran left camp `fore the rising sun
No killer, he'd left other work undone
He was not yet two days out
When Glanton't naked native scounts
Brought back his empty horse and brand new gun

Old version:

A E A

A____________E______________A
Born under a south Kentucky sky
D___________________________A
He'd come west to Mexico to fight
D
1842 at Mier
A___________________F#
Gutters filled with blood and fear
A______________E______________A
Barely made it back to Texas alive


A__________________E____________________A
With Missouri volunteers when the war began
D________________________A
In 46 he crossed the Rio Grande
D
There he met his dark eyed love
A_____________________F#
Said goodbye when the war was done
A____________________E____________A
Swore that he'd come back to her again



D___________A
Oh, oh, novia
D_________________A
Oh oh your man is gone
D___________________________________A_________________F#
Well maybe he's in Texas, but we'll take what God has left us
A___________________E_______________A
We'll leave for California with the dawn

4 comments:

L and G said...

will you tab toadvine or the kid next? thanks. you're great thanks for all the tabs.

Noah said...

Thanks for the kind words. I'll do both of those in the next week or two.

nick said...

put in a prison left alone and worked his way back into mexico paragraphs are backwards

scooter said...

you're the best thing since lucero to hit this world ...