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Lullaby Chords

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Title: Lullaby 
Artist: Shawn Mullins
Transcribed Nov. 14, 1998 by Vincent Sargenti  - eleven@proaxis.com

Shawn's Actual Chord Voicings:
Like any performer, Shawn alternates between voicings of any given chord
substituting open and alternate notes into his chords for coloration. Sometimes he plays G with a high G-(1st string, 3rd fret,) sometimes he voices it with an open E ringing. Etc etc. Same goes for B11 and C.

{Tuning:  E A D G B E} - Standard Tuning

Chords for Verses:
{define G:         base-fret 0     frets   3 2 0 0 3 3}
{define D/G:       base-fret 0     frets   3 x 0 2 3 2}
{define B11:       base-fret 0     frets   x 2 0 0 3 0}
{define Cadd9:     base-fret 0     frets   x 3 2 0 3 0}

Chords for Chorus:
{define G:         base-fret 0     frets   3 2 0 0 3 3}
{define D/G:       base-fret 0     frets   3 x 0 2 3 2}
{define Cadd9:     base-fret 0     frets   x 3 2 0 3 0}
{define A:         base-fret 0     frets   x 0 3 3 3 0}

Variations on above chords; and for power chords during solo:
{define C:           base-fret 3     frets   x 3 5 5 5 x} or
{define C:           base-fret 0     frets   x 3 2 0 1 0} substitutions for Cadd9
{define D:           base-fret 5     frets   0 5 7 7 7 x} or
{define D:           base-fret 0     frets   x x 0 2 3 2}
{define G:           base-fret 3     frets   3 5 5 4 3 3}

LULLABY

Intro:
G      D/G     B11    Cadd9      :Play accented bass notes of chords on guitar with
                                  right hand muting across bridge.

Verse 1 : Right hand muting integral throughout verses on most every chord.
(D/G) = this chord barely suggested in verses.

G                            (D/G)                B11        Cadd9
        She grew up with the children of the stars
G                                 (D/G)                     B11    Cadd9
        In the    holl  y  wood   hills  and the boulevard
G                             D/G           B11          Cadd9
        Her parents threw big parties       everyone was there
G                           (D/G)                       B11              Cadd9
         They hung out with folks like Dennis Hopper,   &  Bob Seeger, & Sonny and Cher

Intro to verse 2:
(Hit it hard! Strong root and 5th of chords: let upper notes ring.)

G ------------------ D/G --------------- B11----------------Cadd9

Verse 2
(same as verse 1)

G                      D/G          B11      Cadd9
She feels safe now in this bar on fairfax
G                        D/G           B11              Cadd9
And from the stage I can tell that she can't let go she can't relax
G                   D/G       B11          Cadd9
And just before she hangs her head to cry,
G                  D/G                  B11     Cadd9
I sing to her. . . .            a lulla-by

Chorus
(Hit it hard! Strong root and 5th of chords:)

             G                D/G               Cadd9    (Stay on Cadd9)
    (I sing) Ev-ery----thing's gonna be all     right

             G      D/G                       Cadd9
             Rockabye,               Rock       a      bye

             G                D/G               Cadd9
             Ev-ery----thing's gonna be all     right

             A                                     C                Tacit
        Rockabye,               Rock       a       bye ….        Rock       a       bye

Intro to verse 3
(Softly)

G                      D/G          B11                   Cadd9

Verse 3
(same as before)

She still lives with her mom outside the city
Down that street about a half a mile
And all her friends tell her she's so pretty
But she'd be so much prettier if she smiled once in a while
Cause even her smile looks like a frown
She's seen her share on devils in this angel town

Chorus:

             G                D/G               Cadd9    (Stay on Cadd9)
             Ev-ery----thing's gonna be all     right

             G        D/G                       Cadd9
        Rockabye,               Rock       a      bye

             G                D/G               Cadd9
             Ev-ery----thing's gonna be all     right

             A                                     C                       Tacit
        Rockabye,               Rock       a       bye ….        Rock       a       bye

Guitar SOLO with power chord  variation:

 G   D   B     C------  G   D   B     C ---------
 A                              C
 A                              C---------D--------
 G

Verse4
(same as before w/ variation on 4th line)

I told her I ain't so sure about this place

It's hard to play a gig in this town and keep a straight face

It seems like everybody's got a plan
G                 D/G              G      Gsus4
It's kind of like Nashville with a tan

Repeated Chorus to Coda:
(much softer )

             G                D/G               Cadd9
             Ev-ery----thing's gonna be all     right

             G          D/G                     Cadd9
       Rockabye,               Rock       a      bye

             G                D/G               Cadd9
             Ev-ery----thing's gonna be all     right

                 A                                     C
        To  Rockabye,               Rock       a       bye ….        Ah, na, na…

Repeat to coda....

a final word:

(you'll have to figure out the coda on your own....lol)
This is not %100 accurate but it's real close.
Have fun...
Hope you enjoy playing the song.
Shawn wrote us all a great one!

Vincent Sargenti
eleven@proaxis.com
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idlemind4 wrote on February 18 2002, 12:00 am

dude, good job on the tabs:)i like, can finally play it and what not thanx:)

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the deli09 wrote on September 19 2007, 12:59 am

oye i like it sounds good and impresses da ladys

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LifeAbacus wrote on October 23 2011, 03:11 pm

Awesomeness man!!! Been scanning for this song! Now i can rock and roll it! Thanks!

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