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).

Saturday, July 25, 2009

The Devil & Maggie Chascarillo

Ben's Alma Mater, Hendrix College, posted a terrific video of him playing this song solo. It should clear up any confusion about the tab.

A couple notes on the rhythm guitar parts:
First, most of the song is power chords (A5, E5, and F#5). The D chords are Dsus (xx0230) except for the staccato ones during the "Love and Rockets" parts. Those are D5 (x577xx).
Second, the A shuffle is simple. Just drop in some quick hammers/pulls between your normal A5 (x022xx) and (x044xx).


Intro:

A shuffle____D__E


Verses:

A shuffle___________________________________________D__E
Cops shut down a show at Mad Dog's last Friday night
A shuffle__________________________________________D__E
Maggie snuck Daphne out the alley door just in time
A shuffle___________________________________________________________D__E
Flagged a ride in Doyle's truck. Ray was drivin what a piece of luck
A shuffle________________________________________________D__E
Back to the apartment put on Pleased to Meet Me Valentine


Choruses:

D__________________________A
Love and Rockets won't you please
D_____________________________________________E
Maggie and the devil in the California streets
D________________A_________________E_________________F#
Now Maggie the mechanic, punk rock girl, lonely saint
D_______________________A___________________E
Who ever thought it was gonna turn out this way?

Verse 2 (same as before)
Izzy was a widdow long before she went down to Mexico
Hopey was the other half, and there were things that Ray didn't know
Tear it up Miss Terry Downe
Doyle's asleep by the railroad tracks
It gets so tough when the past and the present's so close

Chorus 2 (same as before)
Love and Rockets won't you please
Maggie and the devil, California streets
Now Maggie the mechanic, punk rock girl, lonely saint
Who ever thought it was gonna turn out this way?

Extra long chorus:

D_____________________A_________________E_________________F#
Now Maggie says don't mind me, I'm just another graveyard ghost
D_____________A_________________E
Aw Maggie, aw Maggie, don't you know


Bridge:

D______________________E_____________A
I was just a kid and a long way from home
D_______________________E_________A
Looking for something I felt all along
D_______________________E_____________A
Some kids are grown up, some kids are gone
E____________________D
Maggie just needed a song


Instrumental break (D A E F# D A E) x3

Final Chorus (same as before)
Love and Rockets won't you please
Maggie and the devil, California streets
Now Maggie the mechanic, punk rock girl, lonely saint
Who ever thought it was gonna turn out this way?
Now Maggie says don't mind me,
I'm just another graveyard ghost
Aw Maggie, aw Maggie, don't you know


Lead Guitar Parts:

I broke the lead riff for the verses into two parts (A & B). Each verse goes A-B-A-B-A

Part A:

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-----------------------------------7---
---------------------------7-7-9-7---9-
-5-5-7-5--5-5-7-5--7-5-7s9-------------

Part B:

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-----7~-----7---7~-----7---7s9-7-7-9-7---7-9-7~-
-9-9----9-9---9----9-9---9-------------9--------
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Bridge Riff:

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-----------4-7------------4-7------------4-7-7s9-7-
-------4-7------------4-7------------4-7-----------
-5-5s7----------5-5s7----------5-5s7---------------


Solo:

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--------------------------------10-10----10-12-10----10----
-----7-7---7-9-9-7---7-9-7-9s11-------11----------11----11-
-7s9-----9---------9---------------------------------------
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-12^-v12--10----10--12^-v12--10----10-12-12s14-14s17-
-------------11-----------------11-------------------
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-11-11-11-11-11-11-9-7-6-----------------6-9-9-
-------------------------7-7s9-9-9-9-9-9-------
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-12^-v12--10----10--12^-v12--10----10-12-12s14-14s17-
-------------11-----------------11-------------------
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