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La Bamba by Soundtracks

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LABAMBA
Traditional as performed by LOS LOBOS 1987
(arranged and adapted by RITCHIE VALENS 1958)


This version is off the various artists soundtrack "Labamba" for the
motion picture Lamba.  One of my favourite songs.  It features the
entire song minus the classical ending part.


Transcription by Toutou S. Manivong

email:  [email protected]
               or
      [email protected]
NOTES:
Heres a basic run down, firstly, guitar 1 starts off playing
the introduction Riff A, after which guitar 2 simply strums the
chords until the chorus where guitar 1 plays Riff B.  During
the solo, guitar 2 strums the chords and guitar 1 plays the

solo riff.  For the final chorus, guitar 1 plays riff Chord diagramC majorC
repetitively and guitar 2 continues strumming the chords.
Although the song contains no "real" verses, I've broken it
down into verses to make easier reading.

(Riffs are found at the bottom of the page)

Please email me regarding any suggestions or corrections.
Thank you.


 Now that we may dispense with the pleasantries, Heres the song !!!

  -----------------------------------------------------------------


- INTRODUCTION - (guitar 1 plays riff Chord diagramA augmentedA)


- VERSE 1 - (guitar 2 strums the chords)


               Chord diagramC majorC    Chord diagramFF  Chord diagramG7G7                 Chord diagramC majorC
Para ..

   Chord diagramFF   Chord diagramG7G7              Chord diagramC majorC     Chord diagramFF  Chord diagramG7G7             Chord diagramC majorC      Chord diagramFF
se ..

Chord diagramG7G7             Chord diagramC majorC  Chord diagramFF  Chord diagramG7G7         Chord diagramC majorC         Chord diagramFF     Chord diagramG7G7
tiy ..re

          Chord diagramC majorC       Chord diagramFF     Chord diagramG7G7
por ..


- VERSE 2 - (guitar 2 strums the chords Chord diagramC majorC Chord diagramFF and Chord diagramG7G7)


          Chord diagramC majorC       Chord diagramFF  Chord diagramG7G7              Chord diagramC majorC
yo no ..

    Chord diagramFF   Chord diagramG7G7           Chord diagramC majorC        Chord diagramFF   Chord diagramG7G7
soy ..


- CHORUS - (guitar 1 plays riff Chord diagramBB)
           (guitar 2 strums the chords)

Chord diagramC majorC  Chord diagramFF   Chord diagramG7G7
bamba..

Chord diagramC majorC  Chord diagramFF   Chord diagramG7G7
bamba..

Chord diagramC majorC  Chord diagramFF   Chord diagramG7G7
bamba..

   Chord diagramC majorC Chord diagramFF Chord diagramG7G7
bamba



- VERSE 3 - (guitar 2 strums the chords)


               Chord diagramC majorC     Chord diagramFF  Chord diagramG7G7                Chord diagramC majorC
Para ..

   Chord diagramFF   Chord diagramG7G7              Chord diagramC majorC     Chord diagramFF  Chord diagramG7G7            Chord diagramC majorC      Chord diagramFF
se ..

Chord diagramG7G7            Chord diagramC majorC    Chord diagramFF  Chord diagramG7G7
tiy ...


- GUITAR SOLO -

NOTES: (p)  pull off
       (h)  hammer on
        /   slide up
        \   slide down
       (tr) tremolo picking

guitar 2 continues strumming Chord diagramC majorC Chord diagramFF Chord diagramG7G7 repetitively throughout the solo.

  (tremolo on the open g-string)
  (play this for 2 bars)
Chord diagramE MajorE |----------------------------|-----------------------------|
Chord diagramBB |----------------------------|-------0--0(h)2--0------0----|
Chord diagramG+G |-------(tr)-0---------------|-0--2----------------2-----2-|
Chord diagramD MajorD |----------------------------|-----------------------------|
Chord diagramA augmentedA |----------------------------|-----------------------------|
Chord diagramE MajorE |----------------------------|-----------------------------|


Chord diagramE MajorE |----------------------------|-----------------------------|
Chord diagramBB |----------------------------|-----------------------------|
Chord diagramG+G |--0--2--0-----0--------0----|-----------------------------|
Chord diagramD MajorD |-----------3-----2--3-------|-2--3--0--2-----0------------|
Chord diagramA augmentedA |----------------------------|-------------3-----2--3--0---|
Chord diagramE MajorE |----------------------------|-----------------------------|


Chord diagramE MajorE |----------------------------|-----------------------0--1--|
Chord diagramBB |----------------------------|--------------0--1--3--------|
Chord diagramG+G |----------------------------|--------0--2-----------------|
Chord diagramD MajorD |-------------------------0--|--2--3-----------------------|
Chord diagramA augmentedA |-2-----0--------0--2--3-----|-----------------------------|
Chord diagramE MajorE |----3-----1--3--------------|-----------------------------|

					      (tremolo for 1 bar)
Chord diagramE MajorE |-----0--1-----0--1----------|----------(tr)-3-------------|
Chord diagramBB |--3--------3----------------|-----------------------------|
Chord diagramG+G |----------------------------|-----------------------------|
Chord diagramD MajorD |----------------------------|-----------------------------|
Chord diagramA augmentedA |----------------------------|-----------------------------|
Chord diagramE MajorE |----------------------------|-----------------------------|

(as soon as you come out of the
 tremolo from previous bar, slide
 up to the 12 fret then back
 without picking)

Chord diagramE MajorE |--------3/12\3--------------|-5--3(h)5(p)3--1(h)3(p)1(p)0-|
Chord diagramBB |----------------------------|-----------------------------|
Chord diagramG+G |----------------------------|-----------------------------|
Chord diagramD MajorD |----------------------------|-----------------------------|
Chord diagramA augmentedA |----------------------------|-----------------------------|
Chord diagramE MajorE |----------------------------|-----------------------------|

Chord diagramE MajorE |-1-----0--------0-----------|-----------------------------|
Chord diagramBB |----3-----1--3-----1--3-----|--0(h)1(p)0-----0------------|
Chord diagramG+G |----------------------------|-------------2-----2---------|
Chord diagramD MajorD |----------------------------|-----------------------------|
Chord diagramA augmentedA |----------------------------|-----------------------------|
Chord diagramE MajorE |----------------------------|-----------------------------|

Chord diagramE MajorE |----------------------------|-----------------------------|
Chord diagramBB |----------------------------|-----------------------------|
Chord diagramG+G |--0(h)2(p)0-----0--------0--|-----------------------------|
Chord diagramD MajorD |-------------3-----2--3-----|---2--3----------------------|
Chord diagramA augmentedA |----------------------------|---------2(h)3(p)2(p)0-------|
Chord diagramE MajorE |----------------------------|------------------------3----|

   (tremolo for 1 bar)              (tremolo for 1 bar)
Chord diagramE MajorE |----------------------------|--0--1--(tr)-3---------------|
Chord diagramBB |----------------------------|-----------------------------|
Chord diagramG+G |-------------(tr)-0---------|-----------------------------|
Chord diagramD MajorD |---0--2--3------------------|-----------------------------|
Chord diagramA augmentedA |----------------------------|-----------------------------|
Chord diagramE MajorE |----------------------------|-----------------------------|


Chord diagramE MajorE |----------------------------|------------------------------|
Chord diagramBB |----------------------------|-----------1--0---------------|
Chord diagramG+G |----------------------------|--0--0--2--2--0-------0--2--2-|
Chord diagramD MajorD |----------------------------|--2--0--3----------0--0--3--3-|
Chord diagramA augmentedA |------0--2--7\--------------|----------------2--2----------|
Chord diagramE MajorE |---3--------8\--------------|----------------3-------------|


Chord diagramE MajorE |----------------------------||
Chord diagramBB |---------------------1--0---||
Chord diagramG+G |---0--0-----0--0--2--2--0---||
Chord diagramD MajorD |---2--0--2--2--0--3---------||
Chord diagramA augmentedA |---------3------------------||
Chord diagramE MajorE |----------------------------||


	         		* END SOLO*


- VERSE 4 - (exactly the same as verse 1)

               Chord diagramC majorC     Chord diagramFF  Chord diagramG7G7                Chord diagramC majorC
Para ..

   Chord diagramFF   Chord diagramG7G7              Chord diagramC majorC     Chord diagramFF  Chord diagramG7G7             Chord diagramC majorC      Chord diagramFF
se ..

Chord diagramG7G7           Chord diagramC majorC    Chord diagramFF  Chord diagramG7G7           Chord diagramC majorC       Chord diagramFF     Chord diagramG7G7
tiy ..

          Chord diagramC majorC       Chord diagramFF     Chord diagramG7G7
por ..



- ENDING CHORUS - (guitar 1 plays riff Chord diagramC majorC repetitively)
                  (guitar 2 strums chords)


Chord diagramC majorC  Chord diagramFF Chord diagramG7G7
bamba..

Chord diagramC majorC  Chord diagramFF Chord diagramG7G7
bamba..

Chord diagramC majorC  Chord diagramFF Chord diagramG7G7
bamba..

Chord diagramC majorC  Chord diagramFF Chord diagramG7G7
bamba..



* END OF SONG* (classical piece kicks in here)





			************   RIFFS  *************


- RIFF Chord diagramA augmentedA - (introduction)


Chord diagramE MajorE |----------------------------|----------------------------|
Chord diagramBB |----------------------1--0--|----------------------------|
Chord diagramG+G |-------------0--0--2--2--0--|-------0---2--2--0---0------|
Chord diagramD MajorD |-------------2--0--3--------|----0--0---3--3--2---0------|
Chord diagramA augmentedA |----0--2--3-----------------|-2--2-----------------------|
Chord diagramE MajorE |-3--------------------------|-3--------------------------|


Chord diagramE MajorE |----------------------------||
Chord diagramBB |-------------------1---0----||
Chord diagramG+G |-------0--0--2--2--2---0----||
Chord diagramD MajorD |---2---2--0--3--3-----------||
Chord diagramA augmentedA |---3------------------------||
Chord diagramE MajorE |----------------------------||



- RIFF Chord diagramBB - (chorus)


      bam - ba     bamba

Chord diagramE MajorE |----------------------------|----------------------------|
Chord diagramBB |----------------0-----------|----------------------------|
Chord diagramG+G |---------2------0-----------|----------------------------|
Chord diagramD MajorD |---2-----3------------------|------0---3--3--2----0------|
Chord diagramA augmentedA |---3------------------------|---2------------------------|
Chord diagramE MajorE |----------------------------|3---------------------------|


      bam - ba     bamba

Chord diagramE MajorE |----------------------------|----------------------------|
Chord diagramBB |----------------0-----------|----------------------------|
Chord diagramG+G |---------2------0-----------|----------------------------|
Chord diagramD MajorD |---2-----3------------------|------0---3--3--2----0------|
Chord diagramA augmentedA |---3------------------------|---2------------------------|
Chord diagramE MajorE |----------------------------|3---------------------------|


      bam - ba     bamba                             bam -

Chord diagramE MajorE |----------------------------|----------------------------|
Chord diagramBB |----------------0-----------|----------------------------|
Chord diagramG+G |---------2------0-----------|----------------------------|
Chord diagramD MajorD |---2-----3------------------|------0---3--3--2----0------|
Chord diagramA augmentedA |---3------------------------|---2------------------------|
Chord diagramE MajorE |----------------------------|3---------------------------|

      ba

Chord diagramE MajorE |----------------------------||
Chord diagramBB |----------------------------||
Chord diagramG+G |----------------2---0-------||
Chord diagramD MajorD |------2--0--3---------------||
Chord diagramA augmentedA |---3------------------------||
Chord diagramE MajorE |----------------------------||



- RIFF Chord diagramC majorC - (used in ending chorus, play repetitively)


      bam - ba     bamba

Chord diagramE MajorE |----------------------------|----------------------------||
Chord diagramBB |----------------0-----------|----------------------------||
Chord diagramG+G |---------2------0-----------|----------------------------||
Chord diagramD MajorD |---2-----3------------------|------0---3--3--2--0--------||
Chord diagramA augmentedA |---3------------------------|---2------------------------||
Chord diagramE MajorE |----------------------------|3---------------------------||

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