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11 O'Clock Tick Tock   U2


11 O'clock Tick Tock
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Transcribed by Richard Zangoli.(ahowden@magna.com.au)
        This is a transcription of the live version of this song from the
Under a Blood Red Sky CD. It may not be 100% but I think it's there or there
abouts. Tune down 1/2 a step.

Intro (open string is optional)-
  Palm mute...........................     harmonics....
E--------------------------------------------------------------
B------------------------------------------------12---12-------
G-------------------------------------------12---12---12-------
D-------------------------------------------12-----------------
A--7--7--5--5--7--7--5--5--7--7--5--5--------------------------
E--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--------------------------

This is the main riff-

E---------------------------------7-------------------------------------
B-----------------------------------------------------------------------
G-9--9--7--7--9--9--7--7--9--7--9----9--9--7--7--9--9--7--7--9--7--9----
D--------------------------------------------------------------------7-- x2
A-----------------------------------------------------------------------
E-----------------------------------------------------------------------

I will call the next bit RIFF 1 (*=harmonics)-

E---------------------12--0--15--14--------------------------------------
B0--12(*)----0--10---------------------12------0--12(*)-------------12---
G----------------------------------------------------------------9-------
D-------------------------------------------------------------9----------
A------------------------------------------------------------------------
E------------------------------------------------------------------------

E------------12-----------------
B-------10----------------------
G---9--------------------9s/7---
D-------------------------------
A-------------------------------
E-------------------------------

I will call the next riff (where Bono sings "hear the children crying..")
RIFF 2-

E------------------------------------------------------------------------
B---------12---------10----------12-------------12--10-------------------
G----9----------9-----------9------------9-----------------9-------------
D------------------------------------------------------------------------
A------------------------------------------------------------------------
E------------------------------------------------------------------------

E-----------------------------------------14----------------15--14-------
B-----------17-------------15-----------------------------------------17-
G----14------------14-------------14---------------14--------------------
D------------------------------------------------------------------------
A------------------------------------------------------------------------
E------------------------------------------------------------------------

Edge varies the above riff but it will give you the basic idea. Here is a
slight variation which I actually prefer-

E------------------------------------------------------------------------
B----12-------10---------12------------------------------17--------15----
G9--------9---------9----------9--12--11--9----------14-------14-------14
D------------------------------------------------------------------------
A------------------------------------------------------------------------
E------------------------------------------------------------------------

E----14--------------15--14-----------
B------------------------------15-----
G--------------14---------------------
D-------------------------------------
A-------------------------------------
E-------------------------------------

The last time Edge plays the riff he finishes with the high note on the 15th
fret. He then 
goes back to the main riff and then plays RIFF 1 with a slight slight
variation right at the 
end-

E--------15-----------17--14---
B-------------15---------------
G------------------------------

Then RIFF 2 is played and during the chorus Edge plays some harmonics-

E---------------12-------------------7--------------------5---
B----------12-----------------7---------------------5---------
G-----12----------------7--------------------5----------------
D-------------------------------------------------------------  x 2
A-------------------------------------------------------------
E-------------------------------------------------------------

It then goes back to the main riff, then Riff 2, then the above chorus
harmonics, then the 
main riff again and then this-

RIFF 3-

E----------------------0-----------------------------0------0------0---
B------------------------0------------------------------0-----0------0-
G----------------------------------------------------------------------
D5--7--5--4--0--2---------------5--7--5--4--0--2-----------------------
A----------------------------------------------------------------------
E----------------------------------------------------------------------

Now for the solo. It is quite hard to tab so ad lib and play around with it
a bit but you can 
use this as a guide-

E---------------------------------------------------------------------
B12--12--12--10--10--10--10--10------------10--------10------10------
G14--14--14--12--12--11--12--11----9-------12--------11-------12----11
D----------------------------------------------------------------------
A----------------------------------------------------------------------
E----------------------------------------------------------------------

E-----------------------17--17--17--17----------17--17--17--17--15--15-15-
B10--10--10--10--10-----20--20--20--20--19--19--19--19--19--19--17--17-17-
G12--12--11--12--12-------------------------------------------------------
D-------------------------------------------------------------------------
A-------------------------------------------------------------------------
E-------------------------------------------------------------------------

E15---14-------12-------12-----17--17--17--17--17--17--17--17--17--17--17--17-
B17---15---12-------12---------20--20--19--20--19--19--20--19--20--19--20--19-
G-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
D-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
A-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
E-----------------------------------------------------------------------------

E--17--17--17--17--17s/--15--15--14--14--12--12--7--7--5--5--5s/7--7------
B--20--20--19--19--19s/--17--17--15--15--12--12--8--8--5--5--5s/8--8------
G--------------------------------------------------------------------------
D--------------------------------------------------------------------------
A--------------------------------------------------------------------------
E---------------------------------------------------------------------------

Now for the harmonics. Again use this as a guide-

E-------12------------------------------------------------------------
B------------12------------------------------------------7------------
G-----------------12------------------------7------------------7------
D----------------------12------------7------------7--------------------
A--------------------------------7-------------------------------------
E-----------------------------------------------------------------------

I'm pretty sure about the next bit-

E---------12---------------12--------------------12-----------------7-------
B7------------------------------7-------7-----------------------------7-----
G----7------------------------------7------7------------------7----------7--
D-------------7-----7---------------------------------7--7------------------
A---------------------------------------------------------------------------
E---------------------------------------------------------------------------

Then RIFF 3 is played. For the second solo ad lib using the structures from
the first one. 
The song ends on this-

E-----------------------------
B------------------------------
G-----------------------------   and I think the final chord is Em.
D----7--7--5--4--4h5--5-------
A-----------------------------
E-----------------------------


Richard Zangoli. 



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