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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)
     A chord diagramAsus4Asus4   A chord diagramA majorA           A chord diagramAsus4Asus4   A chord diagramA majorA          A chord diagramDsus2Dsus2   A chord diagramD MajorD         A chord diagramDsus2Dsus2   A chord diagramD MajorD
E-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
B-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
G----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----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-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
E-----------------------------------------------------------------------------

   The second guitar plays this, with an echo device also:
E-----------------12-12---------------12-12------------------------------------
B--------------------------------------------------------10-10------10-10-10-10
G------------------------------------------------------------------------------
D------------------------------------------------------------------------------
A------------------------------------------------------------------------------
E------------------------------------------------------------------------------


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    ...
A chord diagramAsus4Asus4 A chord diagramA majorA   A chord diagramAsus4Asus4 A chord diagramA majorA   A chord diagramDsus2Dsus2 A chord diagramD MajorD    A chord diagramDsus2Dsus2  A chord diagramD MajorD

If    ...
A chord diagramAsus4Asus4 A chord diagramA majorA   A chord diagramAsus4Asus4   A chord diagramA majorA        A chord diagramDsus2Dsus2 A chord diagramD MajorD     A chord diagramDsus2Dsus2  A chord diagramD MajorD

If ..
A chord diagramAsus4Asus4 A chord diagramA majorA      A chord diagramAsus4Asus4 A chord diagramA majorA

If ...
   A chord diagramDsus2Dsus2 A chord diagramD MajorD       A chord diagramDsus2Dsus2 A chord diagramD MajorD

	         Surren   - der...
A chord diagramAsus4Asus4 A chord diagramA majorA  A chord diagramAsus4Asus4 A chord diagramA majorA    A chord diagramDsus2Dsus2   A chord diagramD MajorD   A chord diagramDsus2Dsus2  A chord diagramD MajorD

A chord diagramAsus4Asus4 A chord diagramA majorA  A chord diagramAsus4Asus4 A chord diagramA majorA  A chord diagramDsus2Dsus2 A chord diagramD MajorD  A chord diagramDsus2Dsus2  A chord diagramD MajorD

If     ..
ASus4  A chord diagramA majorA       A chord diagramAsus4Asus4     A chord diagramA majorA

Life- ...
A chord diagramDsus2Dsus2 D		       A chord diagramDsus2Dsus2 A chord diagramD MajorD

       Leave ..,
A chord diagramDsusDsus D	          A chord diagramAsus4Asus4    A chord diagramA majorA

See ..
A chord diagramAsus4Asus4   A chord diagramA majorA         A chord diagramDsus2Dsus2  A chord diagramD MajorD

      Into ...
A chord diagramDsusDsus A chord diagramD MajorD        A chord diagramAsus4Asus4  A chord diagramA majorA

        And ...
A chord diagramAsus4Asus4 A chord diagramA majorA     	       A chord diagramDsus2Dsus2   A chord diagramD MajorD

      Into ..
A chord diagramDsusDsus A chord diagramD MajorD        A chord diagramAsus4Asus4  A chord diagramA majorA

        And ...
A chord diagramAsus4Asus4 A chord diagramA majorA     	       A chord diagramDsus2Dsus2   A chord diagramD MajorD   A chord diagramDsus2Dsus2 A chord diagramD MajorD

verse

(Here, suggested start jamming with regular A chord diagramA majorA and A chord diagramD MajorD chords)
Hoo...
A chord diagramA majorA          	       A chord diagramD MajorD

Hoo, ...
A chord diagramA majorA          	       A chord diagramD MajorD

To ..
  	      A chord diagramA majorA

And ...
          A chord diagramD MajorD

To ..,
  	      A chord diagramA majorA

And ...
          A chord diagramD MajorD

I'm ...
               A chord diagramA majorA

I'm ..
	       A chord diagramG MajorG             E	    (Now switch back to chords from intro)

I'm ...
A chord diagramDsus2Dsus2   A chord diagramAsus4Asus4 A chord diagramA majorA

Oh, ...

verse

A chord diagramA majorA                                   D	  (Once again, regular chords now)

Hoo, ...
A chord diagramA majorA          	       A chord diagramD MajorD

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:
-----------------
A chord diagramAsus4Asus4 x 0 2 2 3 x
A chord diagramA majorA     x 0 2 2 2 x
A chord diagramDsus2Dsus2 x x 0 2 3 x
A chord diagramD MajorD     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:


     A chord diagramAsus4Asus4   A chord diagramA majorA        A chord diagramAsus4Asus4   A chord diagramA majorA
-------------12-12-------------12-12----------
----------------------------------------------
----------------------------------------------
-12-12-12-11-------12-12-12-11----------------
--0--0--0--0--------0--0--0--0----------------
----------------------------------------------


  A chord diagramDsus2Dsus2   A chord diagramD MajorD            A chord diagramDsus2Dsus2   A chord diagramD MajorD
E--------------------------------------------------
B----------10-10-----------------10-10-------------
G-9-9-9-7------------9-9-9-9-7---------------------
D-0-0-0-0------------0-0-0-0-0---------------------
A--------------------------------------------------
E--------------------------------------------------

The intro Ds to each verse have this small difference:


  A chord diagramDsus2Dsus2   A chord diagramD MajorD                  A chord diagramDsus2Dsus2   A chord diagramD MajorD
E----------------------------------------------------
B----------10-10-----------------10---10-------------
G-9-9-9-7------------9-9-9-9-7-----7----7------------
D-0-0-0-0------------0-0-0-0-0-----------------------
A----------------------------------------------------
E----------------------------------------------------


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

     A chord diagramAsus4Asus4   A chord diagramA majorA           A chord diagramAsus4Asus4   A chord diagramA majorA
E----9--12--9-12--9--12--9-12-------9-9---
B-----------------------------------------
G-----------------------------------------
D-----------------------------------------
A-----------------------------------------
E-----------------------------------------
>

     A chord diagramDsus2Dsus2   A chord diagramD MajorD           A chord diagramDsus2Dsus2   A chord diagramD MajorD
E----9--10--9-10--9--10--9-10------9------
B-----------------------------------------
G-----------------------------------------
D-----------------------------------------
A-----------------------------------------
E-----------------------------------------

Chords (c/o Scott Yanoff):

If    ...
A chord diagramAsus4Asus4 A chord diagramA majorA   A chord diagramAsus4Asus4 A chord diagramA majorA   A chord diagramDsus2Dsus2 A chord diagramD MajorD    A chord diagramDsus2Dsus2  A chord diagramD MajorD

If    ...
A chord diagramAsus4Asus4 A chord diagramA majorA   A chord diagramAsus4Asus4   A chord diagramA majorA        A chord diagramDsus2Dsus2 A chord diagramD MajorD     A chord diagramDsus2Dsus2  A chord diagramD MajorD

If ..
A chord diagramAsus4Asus4 A chord diagramA majorA      A chord diagramAsus4Asus4 A chord diagramA majorA

If I     ...
   A chord diagramDsus2Dsus2 A chord diagramD MajorD       A chord diagramDsus2Dsus2 A chord diagramD MajorD

	         Surren   - der,         ...
A chord diagramAsus4Asus4 A chord diagramA majorA  A chord diagramAsus4Asus4 A chord diagramA majorA    A chord diagramDsus2Dsus2   A chord diagramD MajorD   A chord diagramDsus2Dsus2  A chord diagramD MajorD

A chord diagramAsus4Asus4 A chord diagramA majorA  A chord diagramAsus4Asus4 A chord diagramA majorA  A chord diagramDsus2Dsus2 A chord diagramD MajorD  A chord diagramDsus2Dsus2  A chord diagramD MajorD

If     ..
ASus4  A chord diagramA majorA       A chord diagramAsus4Asus4     A chord diagramA majorA

Life- line ...
A chord diagramDsus2Dsus2 D		       A chord diagramDsus2Dsus2 A chord diagramD MajorD

       Leave ..,
A chord diagramDsusDsus D	          A chord diagramAsus4Asus4    A chord diagramA majorA

See ..
A chord diagramAsus4Asus4   A chord diagramA majorA         A chord diagramDsus2Dsus2  A chord diagramD MajorD

      Into ...
A chord diagramDsusDsus A chord diagramD MajorD        A chord diagramAsus4Asus4  A chord diagramA majorA

        And ...
A chord diagramAsus4Asus4 A chord diagramA majorA     	       A chord diagramDsus2Dsus2   A chord diagramD MajorD

      Into ..
A chord diagramDsusDsus A chord diagramD MajorD        A chord diagramAsus4Asus4  A chord diagramA majorA

        And ...
A chord diagramAsus4Asus4 A chord diagramA majorA     	       A chord diagramDsus2Dsus2   A chord diagramD MajorD   A chord diagramDsus2Dsus2 A chord diagramD MajorD

verse

(Here, suggested start jamming with regular A chord diagramA majorA and A chord diagramD MajorD chords)

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

Hoo...
A chord diagramA majorA          	       A chord diagramD MajorD

Hoo...
A chord diagramA majorA          	       A chord diagramD MajorD

To ..
  	      A chord diagramA majorA

And ...
          A chord diagramD MajorD

To ..
  	      A chord diagramA majorA

And ...
          A chord diagramD MajorD

I'm ...
               A chord diagramA majorA

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


I'm .
	       A chord diagramG MajorG             E	    (Now switch back to chords from intro)

I'm ...
A chord diagramDsus2Dsus2   A chord diagramAsus4Asus4 A chord diagramA majorA

Oh, ...

verse
A chord diagramA majorA                                   D	  (Once again, regular chords now)

/*See notes above.*/

Hoo, ...
A chord diagramA majorA          	       A chord diagramD MajorD

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
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Go, little record go!  - Pixies

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