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U2
Like A chord diagramAA Song
from the album War
transcribed by Ryan Fitzsimmons
The is my take on "Like A chord diagramAA Song".  You will have to listen
to the recording for the timing.  I put the chord names
above each measure for reference.


It starts off with these weird sustained notes, for which I
use harmonics to try to get close to the sound, letting them
all sustain together.

Eb chord diagramEbEb-------------------
Bb chord diagramBbBb---<12>------------
Gb chord diagramGbGb--------------<12>-
Db chord diagramDbDb--------<7>--------
Ab chord diagramAbAb-------------------
Eb chord diagramEbEb-------------------


The main riff in each verse is this


Riff A chord diagramAA
   Em chord diagramEmEm           D chord diagramDD              Asus2 chord diagramAsus2Asus2        C chord diagramCC
Eb chord diagramEbEb------------]--------------]------------]--------------]
Bb chord diagramBbBb---0--------]---3----------]---0--------]-1--0--1--0---]
Gb chord diagramGbGb------0-----]------2-------]------2-----]--------------]
Db chord diagramDbDb-2-------2--]-0-------0----]---------2--]--------------]
Ab chord diagramAbAb------------]--------------]-0----------]--------------]
Eb chord diagramEbEb------------]--------------]------------]--------------]
   Like    ..


Riff A chord diagramAA repeats once and then goes into this solo

Solo
   Em chord diagramEmEm              D chord diagramDD             Asus2 chord diagramAsus2Asus2         C chord diagramCC
Eb chord diagramEbEb---------------]-------------]------------]--------------]
Bb chord diagramBbBb---------------]-------------]------------]--12-13-12----]
Gb chord diagramGbGb---------------]--11--12-11--]-/14--------]-----------14-]
Db chord diagramDbDb-----14-----14-]-------------]------------]--------------]
Ab chord diagramAbAb---------------]-------------]------------]--------------]
Eb chord diagramEbEb-12------12----]-------------]------------]--------------]

   Em chord diagramEmEm              D chord diagramDD             Asus2 chord diagramAsus2Asus2    C chord diagramCC
Eb chord diagramEbEb---------------]-------------]-------]-10-12-14-10-12-14\]
Bb chord diagramBbBb---------------]-------------]-------]-------------------]
Gb chord diagramGbGb---------------]--11--12-11--]-/14---]-------------------]
Db chord diagramDbDb-----14-----14-]-------------]-------]-------------------]
Ab chord diagramAbAb---------------]-------------]-------]-------------------]
Eb chord diagramEbEb-12------12----]-------------]-------]-------------------]


Then Riff A chord diagramAA repeats twice, followed some funky chords with
heavy delay - there are two guitars in this part, but they
both basically do the same thing, as shown in Riff B chord diagramBB.


Riff B chord diagramBB
   Em chord diagramEmEm          D chord diagramDD           Asus2 chord diagramAsus2Asus2         C chord diagramCC
Eb chord diagramEbEb-7-----7---]-7------8--]--7------7--]--7----7------------
Bb chord diagramBbBb-8-----8---]-8------8--]--8------7--]--7----7------------
Gb chord diagramGbGb-9-----9---]-9------9--]--9------7--]--7----7------------
Db chord diagramDbDb-----------]-----------]------------]--------------------
Ab chord diagramAbAb-----------]-----------]------------]--------------------
Eb chord diagramEbEb-----------]-----------]------------]--------------------
                         I won't wear it on my sleeve.....

Riff B chord diagramBB happens Twice before the chorus, which basically uses
the chords shown below

Chorus
   C chord diagramCC                            D chord diagramDD
Eb chord diagramEbEb-10------10--10-]--10---10--]-/12-----12---------]-12----
Bb chord diagramBbBb-8-------8---8--]--8----8---]-/10-----10---------]-10----
Gb chord diagramGbGb-9-------9---9--]--9----9---]-/11-----11---------]-11----
Db chord diagramDbDb-10------10--10-]--10---10--]-/12-----12---------]-12----
Ab chord diagramAbAb----------------]-----------]--------------------]-------
Eb chord diagramEbEb----------------]-----------]--------------------]-------
   I'm too ...

In the first chorus (I'm too old to be told..), the chords above
only happen once, but in all the other chorus it happens twice

After the second and third chorus there is a bridge that goes
like this

Bridge
   (No Chords)                   (G chord diagramGG)          (D chord diagramDD)
Eb chord diagramEbEb--------------]--------------]------------]--------------
Bb chord diagramBbBb--------------]--------------]--8---8---8-]--7---7---7---
Gb chord diagramGbGb--------------]--------------]--7---7---7-]--7---7---7---
Db chord diagramDbDb--------------]--------------]--5---5---5-]--4---4---4---
Ab chord diagramAbAb--------------]--------------]------------]--------------
Eb chord diagramEbEb--------------]--------------]------------]--------------
  Let the ..
The Bridge always repeats once.

After you get through the second chorus, and then the bridge shown
above, The Edge rips a great solo much like the one at the
beginning of the song, with lots of delay.

Solo #2
   Em chord diagramEmEm              D chord diagramDD             Asus2 chord diagramAsus2Asus2         C chord diagramCC
Eb chord diagramEbEb---------------]-------------]------------]--------------]
Bb chord diagramBbBb---------------]-------------]------------]--12-13-12----]
Gb chord diagramGbGb---------------]--11--12-11--]-/14---14---]-----------14-]
Db chord diagramDbDb-----14-----14-]-------------]------------]--------------]
Ab chord diagramAbAb---------------]-------------]------------]--------------]
Eb chord diagramEbEb-12------12----]-------------]------------]--------------]

   Em chord diagramEmEm              D chord diagramDD             Asus2 chord diagramAsus2Asus2    C chord diagramCC
Eb chord diagramEbEb---------------]-------------]-------]--14------14-------]
Bb chord diagramBbBb---------------]-------------]-------]-------------------]
Gb chord diagramGbGb---------------]--11--12-11--]-/14---]------14------14---]
Db chord diagramDbDb-----14-----14-]-------------]-------]-------------------]
Ab chord diagramAbAb---------------]-------------]-------]-------------------]
Eb chord diagramEbEb-12------12----]-------------]-------]-------------------]

   Em chord diagramEmEm
Eb chord diagramEbEb-14----14---]-14----14--]-14---14----]-10-12-14-10-12-14\]
Bb chord diagramBbBb------------]-----------]------------]-------------------]
Gb chord diagramGbGb----14----14]----14---14]----14---14-]-------------------]
Db chord diagramDbDb------------]-----------]------------]-------------------]
Ab chord diagramAbAb------------]-----------]------------]-------------------]
Eb chord diagramEbEb------------]-----------]------------]-------------------]

Ater that it goes through the third verse and chorus, where
the only thing that is really differen't is that Riff B chord diagramBB
gets played three times instead of twice.  The song the breaks
down into a drum groove, the bass changes key to D chord diagramDD minor,
and one of the guitars plays some funky riffs like this

Ending Riff

Eb chord diagramEbEb---5----5----5----5----5--3--3--3-
Bb chord diagramBbBb---6----6----6----6----6--3--3--3-
Gb chord diagramGbGb---7----7----7----7----7--4--4--4-
Db chord diagramDbDb----------------------------------
Ab chord diagramAbAb----------------------------------
Eb chord diagramEbEb----------------------------------

It does this untill it fades out


Confused? Here are the lyrics with the parts indicated where they
happen

(Intro)

(Riff A chord diagramAA)
Like a ..
(Riff A chord diagramAA)
Like ..

(Solo)

(Riff A chord diagramAA)
And in ..
(Riff A chord diagramAA)
Revolution ..

(Riff B chord diagramBB)
I ..
(Riff B chord diagramBB)
see ..,
And ..

(Chorus)
I'm ..
(Riff A chord diagramAA)
Tonight, ..

(Riff A chord diagramAA)
And we ..
(Riff A chord diagramAA)
And .....

(Riff B chord diagramBB)
..let ..
(Riff B chord diagramBB)
As ..
And ..

(Chorus)
To ..
(Chorus)
To ..

(Bridge)
Let ..
(Bridge)
Let ..

(Riff A chord diagramAA)
Is ..
(Riff A chord diagramAA)
Is ..
Is ..

(Solo #2)

(Riff A chord diagramAA)
A chord diagramAA ..
(Riff A chord diagramAA)
Nothing ..

(Riff B chord diagramBB)
And ..
(Riff B chord diagramBB)
Well ..
When ..
(Riff B chord diagramBB)
You ...

(Chorus)
Angry ..
Two ..
(Chorus)
A chord diagramAA ...
Oh ...

(Bridge)
Is ..
(Bridge)
Is ..

(Ending Riff)


If you listen to the song for the timing, it should be pretty easy
send any comments to

rfitzsim@oswego.edu

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