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Lullaby  Shawn Mullins

Title: Lullaby
Artist: Shawn Mullins
Transcribed Nov. 14, 1998 by Vincent Sargenti -
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.
Chords for Verses:
Chords for Chorus:
Variations on above chords; and for power chords during solo:
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] She grew up with the [(D/G)]children of the stars[B11] [Cadd9]
[G] In the holl y wood [(D/G)]hills and the boulevard[B11] [Cadd9]
[G] Her parents threw big [D/G]parties [B11]everyone was [Cadd9]there
[G] They hung out with [(D/G)]folks like Dennis Hopper, [B11]& Bob Seeger, & [Cadd9]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]She feels safe now in t[D/G]his bar on fa[B11]irfax[Cadd9]
[G]And from the stage I can [D/G]tell that she [B11]can't let go she [Cadd9]can't relax
[G]And just before she [D/G]hangs her [B11]head to cry,[Cadd9]
[G]I sing to her. . . [D/G]. a lulla-[B11]by[Cadd9]
(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]Rockaby[D/G]e, Rock [Cadd9] a bye
[G]Ev-ery----thing's[D/G] gonna be all [Cadd9]right
A C Tacit
Rockabye, Rock a bye ?. Rock a bye
Intro to verse 3
[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
G D/G Cadd9 (Stay on Cadd9)
Ev-ery----thing's gonna be all right
Rocka[G]bye, [D/G] Rock a [Cadd9] bye
[G]Ev-ery----thing's[D/G] gonna be all [Cadd9]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--------

(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]It's kind of like [D/G]Nashville with a [G]tan[Gsus4]
Repeated Chorus to Coda:
(much softer )
[G]Ev-ery----thing's[D/G] gonna be all [Cadd9]right
Rockab[G]ye, [D/G] Rock a [Cadd9] bye
[G]Ev-ery----thing's[D/G] gonna be all [Cadd9]right
To Rocka[A]bye, Rock a [C]bye ?. Ah, na, na?
Repeat to coda....
a final word:
(you'll have to figure out the coda on your
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

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