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Angel Of Harlem  U2

[and]& F chords.

Tuning: Standard EBGDAE

Chords: The F, G & Am chords during the breaks and chorus’s are played as per normal.
the C & F’s during the intro & verses are played as such: the C is as per normal but with
pinky finger on string 1, fret 3. The F in the verse’s is played, from the C shape
by merely dropping fingers 2 & 3 (the two middle ones) one string down each, your
and index figures stay where they are throughout all the C-F changes. Thus the change
C to F and back to C again during the verse’s is done by merely moving fingers 2 & 3 up or
one string each.

Strum: In the verse’s the C is played two down-one up with a change into F which is
down-up, down-up and then back into C again. Listen to the song intro and you will
Try changing the strum pattern in the break & chorus for maximum effect

It takes some practice to get right but when you do it sounds awesome!

Intro : (C F) (x4)

Verse
[C]It was a cold and wet D[F]ecember day
[C]When we touched the ground at J[F]FK
[C]Snow was meltin[F]g on the ground
On[F] BLS I heard the sound,   of an angel
[C]New York, like a[F] Christmas tree
T[F]onight this city belongs to me,   Angel


Chorus I (change to a normal F)
[F]Soul l[G]ove...this love won't let me[F] go
G (C F) (x4)
So long...angel of Harlem


[C]Birdland on fifty-thr[F]ee
[C]The street sounds like a [F]symphony
[C]We got John Coltrane and [F]a love supreme
M[F]iles says she's got to be an angel
[C]Lady Day got diamon[F]d eyes
Sh[F]e sees the truth behind the lies,   Angel
Chorus II (change to a normal F)


Break: (change to normal chords)
[Am]Oooh, o[G]ooh….oooh,[F] aaahh aaaaahhh
Am G F (1 strum & stop)
She says it's heart...heart and soul...

Pause 2-3-4


(C F) x4
Yeah yeah...(yeah)


[C]Blue light on the av[F]enue
[C]God knows they got t[F]o you
[C]An empty glass, the l[F]ady sings
[C]Eyes swollen like a b[F]ee sting
[C]Blinded you lost [F]your way
[C]Through the side streets and the [F]alleyway
[C]Like a star exploding [F]in the night
[C]Falling to the city in b[F]road daylight
Break: (change to normal chords)
An ang[F]el in Devil's shoes
[G]Salvation in the blues
You never looked like an a[F]ngel
G (C F) x4
Yeah yeah...angel of Harlem

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