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Loretta chords

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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 rhythms 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

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

B7
My guitar rings a melody
    A                      E
My guitar sings "Loretta's fine"
E              A         E
Long and lazy, blond and free
A                  E
I can have her any time

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

B7
Loretta I won't be gone long
A                          E
Keep your dancin' slippers on
E                A     E
Keep me on your mind a while
A                              E
I'll be back babe, to make you smile.

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
A                        E
Loves me like I want her to
A                        E
Loves me like I want her to


There's a different version of this verse on some records:
B7
Loretta I won't be gone long
A                          E
Keep your dancin' slippers on
E               A       E
Keep me on your mind a while
    A                       E
I'm comin' home, I'm comin' home.


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

   E    A          E
e|-----------------0----|
B|-----------------0----|
G|-----------------1----|
D|------2-2-h4-2---2----|
A|-2-h4----------4-2----|
E|-----------------0----|



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SDApproximately 51 Aug 11, 2010 09:36 PM

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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