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, August 6, 2009

Smoke

I updated this tab because I think it makes sense to point out the accents you can pick out while Ben's playing chords. Brian plays straight barre chords throughout. Basically, they're both just chugging along playing 16th notes on the top of the chord and then Ben accents the bottom, but it follows a pretty distinct pattern, so I think it deserves to be tabbed.

Two things to keep in mind: First, like I said, the chords are 16th notes, I didn't tab the top of each chord 14 times because it's pretty easy to hear what's going on. In short, between each bar is 16 beats. The first 13 or 14 of those are the top of the chord. Got it? Good. Second, in general, the accents are up strokes. The exception is when there are three parts to the accent, then it's up-down-up.

Intro:
G|G|G|G|G|C|C|G

|--------|--------|--------|--------|----------0-|--------|
|------3-|--------|------3-|--------|----3-3-0-1-|----1-1-|
|----0-0-|----0-0-|----0-0-|----0-0-|----0-0-0-0-|-0--0-0-|
|-0--0---|-0--0-0-|-0--0---|-0--0-0-|-0--0-0-0-2-|-2--2-2-|
|-2------|-2------|-2------|-2------|-2--------3-|-3------|
|-3------|-3------|-3------|-3------|-3----------|--------|

|----------3-|--------|
|----1-1-0-3-|--------|
|-0--0-0-0-0-|----0-0-|
|-2--2-2-0-0-|-0--0-0-|
|-3--------2-|-2------|
|----------3-|-3------|

Verses:
G|G|G|C|C|G|G|C|C|Am

|--------|--------|----------0-|--------|----------3-|
|------3-|--------|----3-3-0-1-|----1-1-|----1-1-0-3-|
|----0-0-|----0-0-|----0-0-0-0-|-0--0-0-|-0--0-0-0-0-|
|-0--0---|-0--0-0-|-0--0-0-0-2-|-2--2-2-|-2--2-2-0-0-|
|-2------|-2------|-2--------3-|-3------|-3--------2-|
|-3------|-3------|-3----------|--------|----------3-|

|--------|----------0-|--------|----------0-|
|--------|----3-3-0-1-|----1-1-|----1-1-0-1-|
|----0-0-|----0-0-0-0-|-0--0-0-|-0--0-0-0-2-|
|-0--0-0-|-0--0-0-0-2-|-2--2-2-|-2--2-2-0-2-|
|-2------|-2--------3-|-3------|-3--------0-|
|-3------|-3----------|--------|------------|


G C G C G

G
The Bike was on the street outside a midtown bar
C
He went looking for a drink, wasn't looking very hard
G
She was sitting on his seat when he came out the door
C
She said run away with me He'd heard the line before
Am___________________________________C
He said better men than me have been all but left behind
_______________G____________D______________C____D_______G
She said we're doing pretty good if we can just get out alive



Em
She wrapped her arms around his waist
D
Nowhere to run to anyways
G____________________________________________C
They bolted out into the streets unknown and beautiful
____________G
Unknown and beautiful
____________C
Unknown and beautiful
____________G
Unknown and beautiful
____________C__________________G
Unknown and beautiful into the streets

G
Too many nights alone, too many days gone by
C
With nothing much to show, she was running out of time
G
He was all she'd ever need if they could just outrun the past
C
She said run away with me, she tried but couldn't laugh
Am______________________________C
He said lesser men than me have put up better fights
_______________G____________D______________C____D_______G
She said we're doing pretty good if we can just get out alive


Em
She wrapped her arms around his waist
D
Nowhere to run to anyways
G____________________________________________C
They bolted out into the streets unknown and beautiful
____________G
Unknown and beautiful
____________C
Unknown and beautiful
____________G
Unknown and beautiful
____________C
Unknown and beautiful


Am
Freedom was all that she owned
C
She moved faster all on her own
________G____________________________________________C
But the freedom had left her, left her drifting like smoke
Left her drifting like smoke



Tab of helacious shredding solo with chords in parenthesis:

(Am)
|-------------------------|---------------|
|-5s12-12-12s10-10-10-10s8|-8-8-8s5-5-5-5-|
|-------------------------|---------------|
|-------------------------|---------------|
|-------------------------|---------------|
|-------------------------|---------------|

(C)
|-------------------------|---------------|
|-5s12-12-12s10-10-10-10s8|-8-8-8s5-5-5-5-|
|-------------------------|---------------|
|-------------------------|---------------|
|-------------------------|---------------|
|-------------------------|---------------|

(G D C D G)
|-------------------------------|
|-------------------------------|
|---------------------------7-7-|
|---------------5--7-5--7s9-----|
|----------5--7-----------------|
|-3-3s5--7----------------------|

(G D C D G)
|----------------------------------------------------|
|-8-8-8s10--10-10-10s12--12-12-15-12-10s8-8----------|
|--------------------------------------------7-7-7s9-|
|----------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------|

(C D Em)
|--------------------|
|-8-10-10^---v--8-8--|
|--------------------|
|--------------------|
|--------------------|
|--------------------|


(D C D G)
|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|
|-7s9-9-9-7---7-7----------------|
|-----------------9---7-7s5-5-5--|
|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|


G
Heat coming off the road, on his shoulder laid her cheek
C
The bitter taste of smoke, the bike between her knees
G
The engine running loud, couldn't hear her if he tried
G
She spoke into the wind, run away with me tonight
G
Run away with me tonight
Run away with me tonight
Run away with me tonight
Run away with me tonight
Run away with me tonight
Run away with me tonight

4 comments:

Dustin said...

Noah. Thanks for putting up more information on the intro. You must have just posted it cause I was looking at it, went to another song and came back and was surprised it has changed. That's for all of the posts this site it great! You've done a great job. It's nice that I can find any Lucero song. Love the youtube videos too.

Noah said...

Yeah, now that I understand the accents better, I'm having a lot of fun playing this one.

And thank you for the compliment. I'm psyched that so many people are learning Lucero songs.

Yash... said...

Wow.... Playing along with this song feels so great. Thanks!

Noah said...

Yeah, it's a fun (and pretty easy) one to play. Thanks for the feedback.