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Set Me Free Rosa Lee chords

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             Set Me Free (Rosa Lee) – Los Lobos
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Tabbed by: maguri
Tuning: Standard

Los Lobos 
Set Me Free (Rosa Lee) (1987)
(Rosas)

From: "By the Light of the Moon"

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RIFF (verse)
  G       C        G       C        G       C        G       C        
  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  
e|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
B|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
G|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
D|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
A|----2---3-2-----|----2---3-2-----|----2---3-2-----|----2---3-2-0-2-|
E|3-3---3-----3-0-|3-3---3-----3-0-|3-3---3-----3-0-|3-3---3---------|
  C       F        C       F        G       C        G       C   [ G ]       
  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  
e|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
B|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
G|----------------|--------------0-|----------------|----------------|
D|----2---3-2-----|----2---3-2-----|----------------|----------------|
A|3-3---3-----5-2-|3-3---3-----5---|----2---3-2-----|----2---3-3-----|
E|----------------|----------------|3-3---3-----3-0-|3-3---3-------3-|

RIFF (verse: key change)
  A       D        A       D        A       D        A       D        
  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  
e|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
B|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
G|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
D|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
A|0-0-4-0-5-4-0---|0-0-4-0-5-4-0---|0-0-4-0-5-4-0---|0-0-4-0-5-4-2-4-|
E|--------------2-|--------------2-|--------------2-|----------------|
  D       G        D       G        A       D        A       D   [ A ]       
  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  
e|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
B|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
G|----------------|--------------2-|----------------|----------------|
D|0-0-4-0-5-4-2---|0-0-4-0-5-4-2---|----------------|----------------|
A|--------------4-|----------------|0-0-4-0-5-4-0---|0-0-4-0-5-5---0-|
E|----------------|----------------|--------------2-|----------------|

OUTRO
  A       D        D       G        A       D        D       G     
  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  
e|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
B|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
G|----------------|--------------2-|----------------|--------------2-|
D|----------------|0-0-4-0-5-4-2---|----------------|0-0-4-0-5-4-2---|
A|0-0-4-0-5-4-2-4-|----------------|0-0-4-0-5-4-2-4-|----------------|
E|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|

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CHORDS

          E-A-D-G-B-e
C(add9)   x-3-2-0-3-0
D/F#      2-x-0-2-3-2
B7/D#     x-x-1-2-0-2

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INTRO
|  G  C  |  %  |  %  |  %  |
|  G  C  |  %  |


VERSE
G               C              G     C
 When love's in vain, love can be so strange
G              C             G         C
 Ain't nothing I can take to kill this pain
       C      F
Set me free
C               F   |  G  C  |  %  |
 Why don't you, Rosa Lee?


VERSE
G         C                   G       C
 She is a dream, but she's so hard to please
G           C              G       C
 She moves around like an Egyptian queen
       C      F
Set me free
C               F   |  G  C  |  %  |
 Why don't you, Rosa Lee?


MIDDLE 8
Am                Bm7
 I'm so afraid of losing you
            Em      D           C(add9)
But there's only so much that a man can do
          G     C
For Rosa Lee
C              F      |  G  C  |  %  |
 Why don't you set me free?


VERSE
G               C        G         C
 When I hit the road the time goes slow
G                C        G       C
 Think about the places I used to go
          C      F
With Rosa Lee
C              F    |  G  C  |  %  |
 Why don't you set me free?


VERSE
G                  C         G    C
 They're trying to close the Tu Y Yo
G          C               G        C
 The Latin Playboy and the Sky Room shows
     C      F
Rosa Lee
C               F      |  G  C  |  %  |
 Why don't they let them be?


MIDDLE 8
Am                Bm7
 I'm so afraid of losing you
            Em      D           C(add9)
But there's only so much that a man can do
          G     C
For Rosa Lee
C              F      |  G  C  |  G   G D/F# |
 Why don't you set me free?


MIDDLE 8
Em                       D
 People say that you were made for me
Am                              Em     G D/F#
 I nod my head, they think that I agree
Em                          D       B7/D#
 But they'll never know the hurt it takes
   Em C  D               [ G ]
To be-ee-ee ... with Rosa Lee


SOLO
| G C | % | % | % |
| C F | % | G C | G E |


VERSE
A               D              A     D
 When love's in vain, love can be so strange
A            D                  A        D
 But I never thought I'd wear a ball and chain
       D     G
Set me free
D               G    |  A  D  |  %  |
 Why don't you, Rosa Lee?


OUTRO
       D      G
Set me free
D               G    |  A  D  |
 Why don't you, Rosa Lee?
D              G    |  A  D  |
 Why don't you set me free
D              G   |  A  D  |
 Why don't you Rosa Lee, yeah
D              G      A                   D  
 Why don't you set me free, why don't you set me free
D           G      A                D 
 You got to set me free, you got to, you got to
D           G            |  A  D  |
 You got to set me, baby, ah, yeah, ooh

|  D  G  |  A  D  | 
|  D  G  |  A  D  | 

(repeat until playback finally peters out 
under furious saxophone solo and kick drum inferno)



            
            
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janvan 10 May 09, 2016 04:47 PM

There is a %(percent) sign showing up in the intro and solo riffs. What is that?? Otherwise, I can't thank you enough for tabbing one of my favorite songs! Hey if you added the little guitar riff that runs through the song (almost like a bass line) that would make it a 5 star!
thx

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maguri [tm] 31,333 May 09, 2016 08:23 PM, edited on May 10 2016, 10:05 am

Hi and thanks for the vote! It's a great song, you're right.

Your question: The % is an abbreviation, meaning "repeat the bar before". So here, | G C | % | means | G C | G C |, i.e. two bars of | G C |. The sign was used when scores were hand-written. It is still used today because it avoids a lot of redundant information. Does that make it clearer?

I also had a look at the riff. Do you think it makes sense like this?

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janvan 10 May 11, 2016 08:40 AM

awesome, I tried to figure the riff on my own but I think I had too simple of a riff, yours is better as it adds more flavor to the riff. Thanks for a great tab!!

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