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Loretta Chords

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#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE---------------------------------#
#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------##
From: jk13@aol.com (JK13)
Subject: CRD: Loretta/Townes Van Zandt

Here's another Townes Van Zandt song for you, the chords are simple, but
it's taken me a lot of practice to get the rthymns right. And if you pick
up the tempo just a little bit and really pound the chords, it's a real
rocker.

Loretta
Townes Van Zandt

E                     A       E
Well Loretta she's my barroom girl
A                        E
Wears them sevens on her sleeves
E             A       E
Dances like a diamond shines
A                       E
Tells me lies I love to b'lieve

B7
Her age is always twenty two
    A                     E
Her laughin' eyes a hazel hue
E                    A     E
Spends my money like water falls
A                        E
Loves me like I want her to

Well Loretta won't you say to me
Darlin' put your guitar on
Have a little shot of booze
Play a blue and wailin' song

My guitar rings a melody
My guitar sings "Loretta's fine"
Long and lazy, blond and free
I can have her any time

Sweetest at the break a day
Prettiest in the setting sun
She don't cry when I can't stay
'Least not 'til she's all alone

Loretta I won't be gone long
Keep your dancin' slippers on
Keep me on your mind a while
I'll be back babe, to make you smile.

repeat 1st & 2nd verse, 2nd verse last line twice, end


There's a different version of this verse on some records:

Loretta I won't be gone long
Keep your dancin' slippers on
Keep me on your mind a while
I'm comin' home, I'm comin' home.


And between each pair of verses Townes plays a simple bass run twice:

  E    A          E
|-----------------0----|
|-----------------0----|
|-----------------1----|
|------2-2-h4-2---2----|
|-2-h4----------4-2----|
|-----------------0----|

Enjoy !

jk

-----------------------------------------------------------
jk13@aol.com  (John Kearney)

"If we do not change direction, we will end up where we are
headed."   Lao Tsu

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SDApproximately wrote on August 12 2010, 01:36 am

These chords sound correct, just use a capo on the third fret (putting the song into the key of G instead of E). I played it along with the version from Live At The Old Quarter and it sounded right. Otherwise, this tab is perfect!

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