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U2 guitar tabs for Bad

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U2

Bad  (from the album "The Unforgettable Fire")
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 NOTE: Much of this is taken from The Best of U2 songbook.

  INTRO:  (and also MAIN riff Edge plays, simplefied a little)
     Asus4 chord diagramAsus4Asus4   A chord diagramAA           Asus4 chord diagramAsus4Asus4   A chord diagramAA          Dsus2 chord diagramDsus2Dsus2   D chord diagramDD         Dsus2 chord diagramDsus2Dsus2   D chord diagramDD
E chord diagramEE-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
B chord diagramBB-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
G chord diagramGG----7-7-7-7-6-6-6-6-----7-7-7-7-6-6-6-6----9-9-9-9-7-7-7-7---9-9-9-9-7-7-7-7-
D chord diagramDD----7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-----7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7----0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-
A chord diagramAA-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
E chord diagramEE-----------------------------------------------------------------------------

   The second guitar plays this, with an echo device also:
E chord diagramEE-----------------12-12---------------12-12------------------------------------
B chord diagramBB--------------------------------------------------------10-10------10-10-10-10
G chord diagramGG------------------------------------------------------------------------------
D chord diagramDD------------------------------------------------------------------------------
A chord diagramAA------------------------------------------------------------------------------
E chord diagramEE------------------------------------------------------------------------------


Now, the chords appear below the words.  I suggest you use tab riff as shown
above for the main verse, but you can always try it with the chord
formations at the end of this file to get a more acoustic feel.

If    ...
Asus4 chord diagramAsus4Asus4 A chord diagramAA   Asus4 chord diagramAsus4Asus4 A chord diagramAA   Dsus2 chord diagramDsus2Dsus2 D chord diagramDD    Dsus2 chord diagramDsus2Dsus2  D chord diagramDD

If    ...
Asus4 chord diagramAsus4Asus4 A chord diagramAA   Asus4 chord diagramAsus4Asus4   A chord diagramAA        Dsus2 chord diagramDsus2Dsus2 D chord diagramDD     Dsus2 chord diagramDsus2Dsus2  D chord diagramDD

If ..
Asus4 chord diagramAsus4Asus4 A chord diagramAA      Asus4 chord diagramAsus4Asus4 A chord diagramAA

If ...
   Dsus2 chord diagramDsus2Dsus2 D chord diagramDD       Dsus2 chord diagramDsus2Dsus2 D chord diagramDD

	         Surren   - der...
Asus4 chord diagramAsus4Asus4 A chord diagramAA  Asus4 chord diagramAsus4Asus4 A chord diagramAA    Dsus2 chord diagramDsus2Dsus2   D chord diagramDD   Dsus2 chord diagramDsus2Dsus2  D chord diagramDD

Asus4 chord diagramAsus4Asus4 A chord diagramAA  Asus4 chord diagramAsus4Asus4 A chord diagramAA  Dsus2 chord diagramDsus2Dsus2 D chord diagramDD  Dsus2 chord diagramDsus2Dsus2  D chord diagramDD

If     ..
ASus4  A chord diagramAA       Asus4 chord diagramAsus4Asus4     A chord diagramAA

Life- ...
Dsus2 chord diagramDsus2Dsus2 D chord diagramDD		       Dsus2 chord diagramDsus2Dsus2 D chord diagramDD

       Leave ..,
Dsus chord diagramDsusDsus D chord diagramDD	          Asus4 chord diagramAsus4Asus4    A chord diagramAA

See ..
Asus4 chord diagramAsus4Asus4   A chord diagramAA         Dsus2 chord diagramDsus2Dsus2  D chord diagramDD

      Into ...
Dsus chord diagramDsusDsus D chord diagramDD        Asus4 chord diagramAsus4Asus4  A chord diagramAA

        And ...
Asus4 chord diagramAsus4Asus4 A chord diagramAA     	       Dsus2 chord diagramDsus2Dsus2   D chord diagramDD

      Into ..
Dsus chord diagramDsusDsus D chord diagramDD        Asus4 chord diagramAsus4Asus4  A chord diagramAA

        And ...
Asus4 chord diagramAsus4Asus4 A chord diagramAA     	       Dsus2 chord diagramDsus2Dsus2   D chord diagramDD   Dsus2 chord diagramDsus2Dsus2 D chord diagramDD

verse

(Here, suggested start jamming with regular A chord diagramAA and D chord diagramDD chords)
Hoo...
A chord diagramAA          	       D chord diagramDD

Hoo, ...
A chord diagramAA          	       D chord diagramDD

To ..
  	      A chord diagramAA

And ...
          D chord diagramDD

To ..,
  	      A chord diagramAA

And ...
          D chord diagramDD

I'm ...
               A chord diagramAA

I'm ..
	       G chord diagramGG             E chord diagramEE	    (Now switch back to chords from intro)

I'm ...
Dsus2 chord diagramDsus2Dsus2   Asus4 chord diagramAsus4Asus4 A chord diagramAA

Oh, ...

verse

A chord diagramAA                                   D chord diagramDD	  (Once again, regular chords now)

Hoo, ...
A chord diagramAA          	       D chord diagramDD

If I ...

If ...
This ...
Dis...
Sep...
Con...
Rev...
Temp...
Iso...
Des...

Let ..
And ...
To ..,
And ...
Oh, ..
I'm ...
I'm ...
I'm ...
Oh, no no

CHORD FORMATIONS:
-----------------
Asus4 chord diagramAsus4Asus4 x 0 2 2 3 x
A chord diagramAA     x 0 2 2 2 x
Dsus2 chord diagramDsus2Dsus2 x x 0 2 3 x
D chord diagramDD     x x 0 2 3 2


Bad by U2
from the album Unforgettable Fire

I play this song differently from the great two guitar
version in the archive (tabbed by Scott Yanoff).  So, here it is
for one guitar:


     Asus4 chord diagramAsus4Asus4   A chord diagramAA        Asus4 chord diagramAsus4Asus4   A chord diagramAA
-------------12-12-------------12-12----------
----------------------------------------------
----------------------------------------------
-12-12-12-11-------12-12-12-11----------------
--0--0--0--0--------0--0--0--0----------------
----------------------------------------------


  Dsus2 chord diagramDsus2Dsus2   D chord diagramDD            Dsus2 chord diagramDsus2Dsus2   D chord diagramDD
E chord diagramEE--------------------------------------------------
B chord diagramBB----------10-10-----------------10-10-------------
G chord diagramGG-9-9-9-7------------9-9-9-9-7---------------------
D chord diagramDD-0-0-0-0------------0-0-0-0-0---------------------
A chord diagramAA--------------------------------------------------
E chord diagramEE--------------------------------------------------

The intro Ds to each verse have this small difference:


  Dsus2 chord diagramDsus2Dsus2   D chord diagramDD                  Dsus2 chord diagramDsus2Dsus2   D chord diagramDD
E chord diagramEE----------------------------------------------------
B chord diagramBB----------10-10-----------------10---10-------------
G chord diagramGG-9-9-9-7------------9-9-9-9-7-----7----7------------
D chord diagramDD-0-0-0-0------------0-0-0-0-0-----------------------
A chord diagramAA----------------------------------------------------
E chord diagramEE----------------------------------------------------


Live Aid and Wide Awake in America lick at the ending jam:

     Asus4 chord diagramAsus4Asus4   A chord diagramAA           Asus4 chord diagramAsus4Asus4   A chord diagramAA
E chord diagramEE----9--12--9-12--9--12--9-12-------9-9---
B chord diagramBB-----------------------------------------
G chord diagramGG-----------------------------------------
D chord diagramDD-----------------------------------------
A chord diagramAA-----------------------------------------
E chord diagramEE-----------------------------------------
>

     Dsus2 chord diagramDsus2Dsus2   D chord diagramDD           Dsus2 chord diagramDsus2Dsus2   D chord diagramDD
E chord diagramEE----9--10--9-10--9--10--9-10------9------
B chord diagramBB-----------------------------------------
G chord diagramGG-----------------------------------------
D chord diagramDD-----------------------------------------
A chord diagramAA-----------------------------------------
E chord diagramEE-----------------------------------------

Chords (c/o Scott Yanoff):

If    ...
Asus4 chord diagramAsus4Asus4 A chord diagramAA   Asus4 chord diagramAsus4Asus4 A chord diagramAA   Dsus2 chord diagramDsus2Dsus2 D chord diagramDD    Dsus2 chord diagramDsus2Dsus2  D chord diagramDD

If    ...
Asus4 chord diagramAsus4Asus4 A chord diagramAA   Asus4 chord diagramAsus4Asus4   A chord diagramAA        Dsus2 chord diagramDsus2Dsus2 D chord diagramDD     Dsus2 chord diagramDsus2Dsus2  D chord diagramDD

If ..
Asus4 chord diagramAsus4Asus4 A chord diagramAA      Asus4 chord diagramAsus4Asus4 A chord diagramAA

If I     ...
   Dsus2 chord diagramDsus2Dsus2 D chord diagramDD       Dsus2 chord diagramDsus2Dsus2 D chord diagramDD

	         Surren   - der,         ...
Asus4 chord diagramAsus4Asus4 A chord diagramAA  Asus4 chord diagramAsus4Asus4 A chord diagramAA    Dsus2 chord diagramDsus2Dsus2   D chord diagramDD   Dsus2 chord diagramDsus2Dsus2  D chord diagramDD

Asus4 chord diagramAsus4Asus4 A chord diagramAA  Asus4 chord diagramAsus4Asus4 A chord diagramAA  Dsus2 chord diagramDsus2Dsus2 D chord diagramDD  Dsus2 chord diagramDsus2Dsus2  D chord diagramDD

If     ..
ASus4  A chord diagramAA       Asus4 chord diagramAsus4Asus4     A chord diagramAA

Life- line ...
Dsus2 chord diagramDsus2Dsus2 D chord diagramDD		       Dsus2 chord diagramDsus2Dsus2 D chord diagramDD

       Leave ..,
Dsus chord diagramDsusDsus D chord diagramDD	          Asus4 chord diagramAsus4Asus4    A chord diagramAA

See ..
Asus4 chord diagramAsus4Asus4   A chord diagramAA         Dsus2 chord diagramDsus2Dsus2  D chord diagramDD

      Into ...
Dsus chord diagramDsusDsus D chord diagramDD        Asus4 chord diagramAsus4Asus4  A chord diagramAA

        And ...
Asus4 chord diagramAsus4Asus4 A chord diagramAA     	       Dsus2 chord diagramDsus2Dsus2   D chord diagramDD

      Into ..
Dsus chord diagramDsusDsus D chord diagramDD        Asus4 chord diagramAsus4Asus4  A chord diagramAA

        And ...
Asus4 chord diagramAsus4Asus4 A chord diagramAA     	       Dsus2 chord diagramDsus2Dsus2   D chord diagramDD   Dsus2 chord diagramDsus2Dsus2 D chord diagramDD

verse

(Here, suggested start jamming with regular A chord diagramAA and D chord diagramDD chords)

/*Note fom Pete:  I bar (barre) them on the 5th fret here*/

Hoo...
A chord diagramAA          	       D chord diagramDD

Hoo...
A chord diagramAA          	       D chord diagramDD

To ..
  	      A chord diagramAA

And ...
          D chord diagramDD

To ..
  	      A chord diagramAA

And ...
          D chord diagramDD

I'm ...
               A chord diagramAA

/*Note fom Pete:  I play open chords here until the
main riff starts again.*/


I'm .
	       G chord diagramGG             E chord diagramEE	    (Now switch back to chords from intro)

I'm ...
Dsus2 chord diagramDsus2Dsus2   Asus4 chord diagramAsus4Asus4 A chord diagramAA

Oh, ...

verse
A chord diagramAA                                   D chord diagramDD	  (Once again, regular chords now)

/*See notes above.*/

Hoo, ...
A chord diagramAA          	       D chord diagramDD

If ...

If ...
This...
Dis...
Sep...
Con...
Rev...
Temp...
Is...
Des...

Let ..
And ...
To ..
And ...
Oh..
I'm ...
I'm ...
I'm ...
Oh, ..


BTW, the versions on Live Aid and Wide Awake In America are moved down
a 1/2 step.  I find that most of their live stuff is
Tuned down like that.

%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%
Pete Palmer
ppalmer@cray.com
%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%

Go, little record go!  - Pixies

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