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U2 guitar tabs for Refugee

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The Refugee

	U2 version, from "War" (1983)


I should mention this sounds best on a guitar tuned down half a step, with a lot of nice, clean, Edge distortion and some small echo or reverb.  My crap Venom amp works great for this song.

Chords:  C chord diagramCC (3), B chord diagramBB, C chord diagramCC
C chord diagramCC (3): 3 3 5 5 5 3
B chord diagramBB:      1 1 3 3 3 1
C chord diagramCC:		  x 3 2 0 1 0

There are "power-chord" versions of C chord diagramCC and B chord diagramBB here, too, used in the verse.  I'll call it Riff 1 for the hell of it.

                (C chord diagramCC)                               (B chord diagramBB)
Riff 1:  1 1 3 x x x   slide up to 3 3 5 x x x

      (C chord diagramCC)	         (Play parentheses palm-muted, then hit the chords and slide)
E chord diagramEE-x------------------------------------------
B chord diagramBB-x------------------------------------------
G chord diagramGG-x------------------------------------------
D chord diagramDD--3->5--------------(3)-(3)-(3)-3->5---------
A chord diagramAA--1->3--------------(1)-(1)-(1)-1->3---------
E chord diagramEE --1->3--------------(1)-(1)-(1)-1->3---------

It's MUCH easier than I make it sound... listen to the disc (get the UltraDisc version! :>)
Got it?  Play it at the verses, where I've indicated R1.

Bridge:

         (C chord diagramCC)          (C chord diagramCC)    (B chord diagramBB)     (C chord diagramCC)
E chord diagramEE----------------------------------
B chord diagramBB--5-----5--5-5->3-3-->1----------
G chord diagramGG-----5-----5-5->3-3---0----------
D chord diagramDD-----------5-5->3-3-->2----------
A chord diagramAA----------------------3----------
E chord diagramEE---------------------------------

	Easy, just play the barred C chord diagramCC chord arpeggiated, hit the chord, slide down to B chord diagramBB, hit it twice, then quickly switch to the regular C chord diagramCC chord.  I wish I could make it sound as simple on paper as it really is...

Here's the lyrics and the chords to go with them.  * chords mean you don't have to play them if you don't want to, it sounds good either way.  The album is w/out them.

The Refugee

(nc)
Oh oh

She's ..

I ..
I ..

Oh ..

She's ..

Her ..
                                      (R1)
She's ..

*(C chord diagramCC)
In ..
*(B chord diagramBB)
She ..
*(C chord diagramCC)
Waiting ..
*(B chord diagramBB)
Sail ..
(R1)
Oh ..
         (R1)
Her ..
           (R1)
He ..

But ..
     (R1)
Oh ..
          (R1)
Her ..

Her ..

He's ..

(DRUM SOLO!!!!)

Help ..

How ..
*(C chord diagramCC)
In ..
*(B chord diagramBB)
She ..
*(C chord diagramCC)
Waiting ..
*(B chord diagramBB)
And ..
*(C chord diagramCC)
And ..
   (R1)
Oh oh

She's ..
(R1)
Born ..

In ..
   (R1)
Oh oh

She's ..
   (R1)
Her ..

She's ..

Yeah..

Oh ..

She's ..

She's ..

She ..

Oh oh

She's ..

Her ...

She's ..

Almost there ...

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