La Tierra del Olvido Chords

Easy tutorial for beginners with some explanations, the tab, the lyrics and the chords to play the latin song La Tierra del Olvido chords by Carlos Vives on guitar.

La Tierra del Olvido with chords

If the chords are the same throughout the song, the order is different depending on whether you play the instrumental introduction, the verses, the bridge or the chorus.

Introduction of the song

For the introduction, you need to know the four chords you will need for the whole song :

chords La Tierra del Olvido

When you master those, you can follow the next grid to play introduction :

The grid is read from left to right, from top to bottom. Each square represents a measure of 4 beats (one, two, three, four, if you count the rhythm).

If a square is divided in two OR if two, three or four chords appear, you will know that you have to play them in a four beat measure. If you don’t succeed, watch my videos or listen to the music, as it is sung/played at this time and do the same.

guitar la tierra del olvido

Verse 1 of the music

For the first verse and the second verse, you don’t have to know any other chords. To play, just follow the tab and the lyrics.

We only look at the tablature for verse 1, as verse 2 is played in the same way :

Remember that the chords are written above the lyrics so that you can play them at the right time. Therefore, it’s better to play while singing. Chords that are to the right of a phrase (not above a word) are played between the two phrases.

lyrics La Tierra del Olvido
Tab text
C G
Como la luna que alumbra por la noche los caminos
Bb F G C
Como las hojas al viento, como el sol espanta el frío
C G
Como la tierra a la lluvia, como el mar que espera el río
Bb F G C
Así espero tu regreso a la tierra del olvido

Bridge of La Tierra del Olvido

There is a bridge between verses 1 and 2. That’s mean we have to take a moment, stop singing and just play the grid before starting again with verse 2 :

tab

Chorus

Once you have played the introduction and the two verses separated by the bridge, you can continue with the chorus.

The chords are the same even if they change in form. Just follow the tab :

tab guitar
Tab text
C F G C
Tú tienes la llave de mi corazón
C F G C
Yo te quiero

La Tierra del Olvido video with tab

You can play other latin music like the Spanish christmas song sung by Lhasa Los Peces en el Rio.

La Tierra del Olvido lyrics

The song La Tierra del Olvido is composed of two verses and a chorus.

The structure of the lyrics is :

Introduction (instrumental) – Verse 1 – Brigde (instrumental) – Verse 2 – Chorus.

Verse 1

Como la luna que alumbra
Por la noche los caminos
Como las hojas al viento,
Como el sol espanta el frío
Como la tierra a la lluvia,
Como el mar que espera el río
Así espero tu regreso
A la tierra del olvido

Verse 2

Como naufragan mis miedos
Si navego en tu mirada
Como alertas mis sentidos
Con tu voz enamorada
Con tu sonrisa de niña
¡Cómo me mueves el alma!
¡Cómo me quitas el sueño!
¡Cómo me robas la calma!

Chorus

Tú tienes la llave de mi corazón
Yo te quiero
Más que a mi vida porque, sin tu amor
Yo me muero
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Easy score for beginners

The following score is a “home-made” easy score for beginners that we created according to the above frameworks and explanations.

This score summarizes everything we just covered. You can download it for free to play the latin song La Tierra del Olvido by Carlos Vives on guitar.