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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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).

Monday, August 31, 2009

Mom

For those who haven't heard it yet, there's a live version of this song up on YouTube. (Thanks Scott!)

Note: All these chords are power chords (C#5, A5, E5, etc.), and he slides into most of the C# chords from E.

C#_______________________A____________E
Mama your boys, we might make some mistakes
C#__________________________________A________________E
But we know where we're from and we know how we were raised
B______________________________A
So don't you think twice about where we are tonight
B_________A____________F#
No matter how far from home
______________A
We'll be back along
______________________E
It's just a matter of time


A__________________________C#
Now home might scatter and fade
_____B_____________________A
With time, all things must change
________C#______________________A
And the road might take its own course
___________B_________________________E
But at its end Mama we're still your boys


C#___________________________A____________E
Mama theres times that we'll make some mistakes
C#_______________________________A_______________E
We know how you've worked and we know how you've prayed
B_________________________________A
Don't you think twice about where we are tonight
B______________A__________F#
No matter what becomes of us
____________A
You gave us enough
________________E
Know that we've tried

A__________________________C#
And home might scatter and fade
_____B_____________________A
With time, all things must change
________C#______________________A
And the road might take its own course
___________B_________________________E
But at its end Mama we're still your boys


A____________________________________E___________________B
Now your mother was sixteen when she married the man she loved
A________________________E_______________________B_______________E
She gave you everything, you gave it all back to us


C#_____________________A____________E
Mama you know we might make some mistakes
C#____________________________A____________E
Now if we should falter, it's us should be blamed
B___________________________A
Don't you think twice about what's wrong or right
B_________________A_________F#
We learned that a long time ago
_______________A
And we keep it close
_________________E
You're with us tonight

A__________________________C#
And home might scatter and fade
_____B_____________________A
With time, all things must change
________C#______________________A
And the road might take its own course
___________B_________________________E
But at its end Mama we're still your boys

2 comments:

Brad said...

c# and f# are minor chords if your just wanting to strum out the song.

Noah said...

Correct. It's in the key of E, so minor ii (F#) and iv (C#) chords are implied, but Ben definitely plays them as C#5 and F#5.