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Misc Soundtrack tabs for La bamba

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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:  nirvana@fl.net.au
               or
      stmanivo@socs.uts.edu.au


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 A 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 A chord diagramA augmentedA)


- VERSE 1 - (guitar 2 strums the chords)


               A chord diagramC majorC    A chord diagramFF  A chord diagramG7G7                 A chord diagramC majorC
Para ..

   A chord diagramFF   A chord diagramG7G7              A chord diagramC majorC     A chord diagramFF  A chord diagramG7G7             A chord diagramC majorC      A chord diagramFF
se ..

A chord diagramG7G7             A chord diagramC majorC  A chord diagramFF  A chord diagramG7G7         A chord diagramC majorC         A chord diagramFF     A chord diagramG7G7
tiy ..re

          A chord diagramC majorC       A chord diagramFF     A chord diagramG7G7
por ..



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


          A chord diagramC majorC       A chord diagramFF  A chord diagramG7G7              A chord diagramC majorC
yo no ..

    A chord diagramFF   A chord diagramG7G7           A chord diagramC majorC        A chord diagramFF   A chord diagramG7G7
soy ..


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

A chord diagramC majorC  A chord diagramFF   A chord diagramG7G7
bamba..

A chord diagramC majorC  A chord diagramFF   A chord diagramG7G7
bamba..

A chord diagramC majorC  A chord diagramFF   A chord diagramG7G7
bamba..

   A chord diagramC majorC A chord diagramFF A chord diagramG7G7
bamba



- VERSE 3 - (guitar 2 strums the chords)


               A chord diagramC majorC     A chord diagramFF  A chord diagramG7G7                A chord diagramC majorC
Para ..

   A chord diagramFF   A chord diagramG7G7              A chord diagramC majorC     A chord diagramFF  A chord diagramG7G7            A chord diagramC majorC      A chord diagramFF
se ..

A chord diagramG7G7            A chord diagramC majorC    A chord diagramFF  A chord diagramG7G7
tiy ...


- GUITAR SOLO -

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

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

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


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


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

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

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

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

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

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


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


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


	         		* END SOLO*


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

               A chord diagramC majorC     A chord diagramFF  A chord diagramG7G7                A chord diagramC majorC
Para ..

   A chord diagramFF   A chord diagramG7G7              A chord diagramC majorC     A chord diagramFF  A chord diagramG7G7             A chord diagramC majorC      A chord diagramFF
se ..

A chord diagramG7G7           A chord diagramC majorC    A chord diagramFF  A chord diagramG7G7           A chord diagramC majorC       A chord diagramFF     A chord diagramG7G7
tiy ..

          A chord diagramC majorC       A chord diagramFF     A chord diagramG7G7
por ..



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


A chord diagramC majorC  A chord diagramFF A chord diagramG7G7
bamba..

A chord diagramC majorC  A chord diagramFF A chord diagramG7G7
bamba..

A chord diagramC majorC  A chord diagramFF A chord diagramG7G7
bamba..

A chord diagramC majorC  A chord diagramFF A chord diagramG7G7
bamba..



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





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


- RIFF A chord diagramA augmentedA - (introduction)


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


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



- RIFF A chord diagramBB - (chorus)


      bam - ba     bamba

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


      bam - ba     bamba

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


      bam - ba     bamba                             bam -

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

      ba

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



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


      bam - ba     bamba

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

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