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).

Sunday, March 25, 2012

When I Was Young

The picking pattern for the G parts of the verses go like this:

|---3-------------------|
|---3-----3-----3-----3-|
|---0-------------------|
|---0-------------0h2---|
|---2-------0h2---------|
|-3-3---3---------------|


And the Em7 parts go like this:

|---0-------------------|
|---3-----3-----3-----3-|
|---0-------------------|
|---2-------------0h2---|
|---2-------0h2---------|
|-0-0---0---------------|



G
When I was young at night I'd call your name
G
When I was young I fell in love every other day
Em7
When I was young, lord when I was young

G
All of what I've done and all I've seen
G
Place it brought me to, place I thought I'd be
Em7
When I was young, lord when I was young


C______________________________________________________Em7
Now in the lonesome of the night I wake, no names do I call
C____________________________________________________________Em7__D
And in the lonesome of the night I drink, to all the loves I lost
C_____D_____Em7________C
Oh the days I let slip away
C________________________D_______________G
I was fierce and wild in love when I was young


G
Now working never did agree with me
G
Maybe I never stuck around long enough to see
Em7
When I was young, lord when I was young


C______________________________________________________Em7
Now in the lonesome of the night I wake, no names do I call
C____________________________________________________________Em7__D
And in the lonesome of the night I drink, to all the loves I lost
C_____D_____Em7________C
Oh the days I let slip away
C________________________D_______________G
I was fierce and wild in love when I was young


Em7___________________________________________C
All those long gone nights with you next to me
Em7________________________________C
I let those years slip by so easily
C__________________Em7_D_C__Em7_D_C__Em7_D_G
They went so easily


G
I spent all my days trying to be
G
Something you can't hold, something close to free
Em7
But I ain't young, lord knows that I'm not young


C_____D_____Em7________C
Oh the days I let slip away
C________________________D_______________Em7
I was fierce and wild in love when I was young
C_____D_____Em7_____________________C
Oh the days all the mistakes that I made
C________________________D_______________G
I was fierce and wild in love when I was young

6 comments:

jsilliker said...

Not sure, but it sounds like the ??? line is something like: "Now getting lonesome on that highway, Baby Here I come"

Noah said...

Thanks. That could be it. I guess we'll find out for sure soon.

istillgotmyguitar said...

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Tyler Black said...

Does anyone have any suggestions on the differences between this and the acoustic version from the tram in Alaska video.

malliga said...

Great job. Thanks for providing a chords and guitar tabs..

mariachi elpinchegringo said...

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