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Lullaby Chords
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

Tablature player for this song:
 
 
Shawn Mullins - Lullaby Chords :: indexed at Ultimate Guitar.
Lullaby tabs @ 911Tabs

About the artist behind Lullaby Chords:

Shawn Mullins (born March 8, 1968 in Atlanta, Georgia) is a singer-songwriter who specializes in folk rock, instrumental rock, and adult alternative music. He is best known for the 1998 single, "Lullaby," which hit number one on the Adult Top 40 and was nominated for a Grammy Award.

Indexed at Wikipedia.

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