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Unforgettable Fire  U2



>Subject: CRD/TAB for U2's "Unforgettable Fire" [v 0.77]
Album: THE UNFORGETTABLE FIRE (1984) (Chords Release 0.77 October 1993)

CHORDS/TABS CREDITS:[Scott Yanoff, yanoff@csd4.csd.uwm.edu] (1,6)
                    [Sergio Lucero, slucero@cipres.cec.ucbile.cl] (2c,5,8,9)
                    [Martijn Van Weijle] (2t)
                    [Marc Virata, newson@unlv.edu] (4)

COMPILATION and                 [Sergio Lucero, slucero@cipres.cec.ucbile.cl]
MODIFICATION CREDITS:
(and therefore editing (send all flames here ^^^)
responsibility) (also corrections and additions)

SONGS: A Sort of Homecoming OK
Pride OK
Wire NEEDED
The Unforgettable Fire OK
Promenade OK
Bad OK
Indian Summer Sky NEEDED
Elvis Presley and America OK
MLK OK

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A Sort of Homecoming
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Intro G6 D2 G6 D2 G6 D2 G6 D2

And you know it's time to go
through [G6]the sleet and driving[D2] snow
across the fields[G6] of mourning to a [D2]
light's in [G6]the distance
[D2]               [G6]         [D4]   [D2]          
And you hunger for the time
time to heal, 'Desire', time
and your earth moves beneath
your own dream landscape

[G]Oh, ho,[G2] ho[G] on [G2]borderland we [D2]run[D4]___[D]__[Gii]___
[G]I'll be there,[G2] I'll[G] be there[G2]
tonight[D2], a [D4]high road, a [D]high road out of [Gii]here

the city walls are all come down
the dust a smoke screen all around to see
faces ploughed like fields that once
gave no resistance

And we live by the side of the road
on the side of a hill as the valleys explode
dislocated, suffocated
the land grows weary of it's own

[G6]O come away, o come[D2] away, o come[G6], o come away I say[D2] I  hmm hmm
[G6]O come away, o come[D2] away, o come[G6], o come away I say[D2] I

[G]Oh, ho,[G2] ho[G] on [G2]borderland we [D2]run, and [D4]still we run, we [D]run and don't look bac[G]k
[G]I'll be there,[G2] I'll[G] be there[G2] tonight    tonigh[D2]t   [D4]   to[D]night [D4]
I'll be [C7]there tonight, I believe.  I'll be there so high (land),
I'll be there tonight, to[D]night_[D2]_______[G6]____[D2]
[G6]O come away, I sin[D2]g  I say, um ha,  [G6]o come away oh say. [D2]
[G6]                  [D2]                  [G6] [D2] 
The wind will crack[G6] in wintertime
[D2]this bomb-blast [G6]lightning waltz
[D2]no spoken [G6]words, just a [D2]scre[G6]am . . . y[D4]eah.[D]... [G]oh..[G2]...... [G]oh..[G2]...
to[D2]night we'll [D4]build a bridge a[D]cross the sea and land[Gii]
[G]see the sky bur[G2]ning rain
she[G] will die and [G2]live again to[D2]nigh[D4]t__[D]__[Gii]___  [G6]    [D2]    [G6]    [D4]   [D]   [G6]    [D2]    [G6]    [D4]   [D]
And you heart beats so slow
through the rain and fallen snow
across the fields of morning
to a light that's in the distance
Oh don't sorrow, no don't weep
for tonight, at last
I am coming home
I am coming home

CHORD FORMATIONS (This might make a nice acoustic version with these)
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G6 x x 0 0 3 0
D2 x x 0 2 3 0
D4/A x 0 0 0 3 x
G 3 x 0 0 0 x
G2 3 0 0 0 0 3
D4 x x 0 2 3 3
D x x 0 2 3 2
Gii x x 0 0 3 3 (G, type 2)
C7 x 3 2 3 1 x

But The Edge is probably playing the chorus this way
(esp. for intro of live version where it is arpeggio)
G x x x 7 8 7
G2 x x x 7 10 x
D2,D x x x 7 7 10
D4,Gii x x x 7 8 10

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Transcription to "Pride" by U2 from "Rattle and Hum"

Use delay (0.40 s), some reverb, and compressor.
Tune down 1/2 step to Eb.

Intro
NH NH NH NH NH NH
E---12------------12--------------|
B---12------------12--------------|
G------------7-------------7------|
D------------7-------------7------|
A--------7-------------7----------|
E---------------------------------|


Part one (main riff)

v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^
E-----------------------------------------------------------------|--|
B--12--12--12--12--12--12--12--12--12--12--12--12--12--12--X---X--|--|
G--11--11--11--11--11--11--9---9---11--11--9---9---11--11--X---X--|--|
D--9---9---9---9---9---9---9---9---9---9---9---9---9---9---X---X--|--|
A-----------------------------------------------------------------|--|
E-----------------------------------------------------------------|--|


repeat 1 x

v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^
E-----------------------------------------------------------------|--|
B--10--10--10--10--10--10--9---9--10--10---9---9--10--10---X---X--|--|
G--9---9---9---9---9---9---9---9---9---9---9---9---9---9---X---X--|--|
D--9---9---9---9---9---9---9---9---9---9---9---9---9---9---X---X--|--|
A-----------------------------------------------------------------|--|
E-----------------------------------------------------------------|--|


v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^
E-----------------------------------------------------------------|--|
B--10--10--10--10--10--10--9---9--10--10---9---9---10--10--X---X--|--|
G--11--11--11--11--11--11--11--11--11--11--11--11--11--11--X---X--|--|
D--9---9---9---9---9---9---9---9---9---9---9---9---9---9---X---X--|--|
A-----------------------------------------------------------------|--|
E-----------------------------------------------------------------|--|


Part two

Let all the notes ring
E--------0---------|-------0---------|
B------------------|-----------0-----|
G------8-----8-----|-----8-------8---|
D----9---------9---|---7-------------|
A------------------|-----------------|
E--7---------------|-5---------------|


Guitar solo

H H H H H H P
E--11^12^14-11^12^14-11^12^14^11-----------|
B--------------------------------12-12-12--|
G------------------------------------------|
D------------------------------------------|
A------------------------------------------|
E------------------------------------------|

repeat 8x

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Pride (In the name of love)                     [Capo on 1st fret]

Intro chords A A G Em

O[A]ne man come in the n[D]ame of love,
O[G]ne man come and [Em]go.
O[A]ne come here to just[D]ify,
O[G]ne man to overth[Em]row,
I[A]n the name of love, [D]
W[G]hat more in the [Em]name of love.

One man crawled on a barbed wire fence,
One man he resist.
One man washed on an empty beach.
One man betrayed with a kiss.
In the name of love,
What more in the name of love.

Early morning, April 4.
A shot rings out in the Memphis sky.
Free at last, they took your life,
But they could not take your pride.
In the name of love,
What more in the name of love.

EXACT CHORDS CHORDS WITH CAPO ON 7th FRET
A x x 7 9 10 7 D2 x x 0 2 3 0
G x 10 9 7 8 7 C x 3 2 0 1 0
Em x 7 9 9 8 7 Am x 0 2 2 1 0

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"The Unforgettable Fire"

[Dm]Ice, your only [Bb]rivers run cold
These city [Dm]lights, they shine in [Bb]silver and gold
Dug from the [Dm]night, your eyes as [Bb]black as coal     [Dm]         [Bb]        [F]
[C]Walk on by, walk on through, [Eb]walk till you run
And don't look [Bb]back, for here, I [Dm]am         [Bb]

Carn[Dm]ival, the wheels fly and the [Bb]colors spin, through alco[Dm]hol
Red wine that [Bb]punctures the skin
Face to [Dm]face, in a dry and [Bb]waterless place   [F]
[C]Walk on by, walk on thorugh, so [Eb]sad to besiege your love so [Bb]head on
[F]Stay tonight, [C]stay tonight in a lie
[Eb]I'm only asking but I [Bb]think you know [F]
Come on take me [C]away
Come on take me [Gm]away
Come on take me [A]home, home a[Dm]gain
Instrumental
[Bb]    [Dm]    [Bb]   [Dm]   [Bb]    [Gm]   [A]                
(Now I'm at the part where the violins repeat the chords three times,
sounding like "da-Da-DA")

Dm Dm Dm (strike three times and accent each with the third the hardest)
"da-Da-DA"

"[Bb]da-[Bb]Da-[Bb]DA"

"[Dm]da-[Dm]Da-[Dm]DA"
"[Bb]da-[Bb]Da-[Bb]DA"     [F]
And if the mountain should [C]crumble, or disap[Eb]pear into the sea
Not a [Bb]tear nor not I, [F]stay in this time
[C]Stay tonight, in a lie
[Eb]Ever after, [Bb]there's love in time
And if you [F]save it all, save your [C]love
Don't [Gm]push me too far, don't [A]push me too far, [Dm]tonight, tonight
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Promenade

E[C]arth, sky, sea, and rain[F-C]
Here she comes back again[F-C].
Men stroll, sneak the hal[F-C]l
Words that build or destr[F-C]oy.
Dirt dry bones a[F]nd st[C]ones. [F-C]

B[C]arbed wire fence cut me [F-C]down,
I'd like to be around.
In a spiral staircase
to the higher gr[Am]ound.        [G]
And I like a fir[Am]ewall and exp[G]lode.
Roman ca[F]ndlelightning lights [C]up the sky.

In cracked streets, trample underfoot
Sidestep, sidewalk.
I see you stare into space.
Have I gotten closer now,
behind the face.
Tell me, will you dance with me,
and turn me around tonight.
Up though the spiral staircase to the higher ground.

See slide show, see side town,
coca-cola, football, radio radio radio . . .

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[---]                                     
INTRO (and also MAIN riff Edge plays, simplefied a little)
     [Asus4]        [A]            [Asus4]        [A]           [Dsus2]        [D]          [Dsus2]        [D]                
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 you twist and turn away.
[Asus4]      [A]    [Asus4]      [A]    [Dsus2]      [D]     [Dsus2]     [D] 
If you tear yourself in two again.
[Asus4]      [A]    [Asus4]        [A]         [Dsus2]      [D]   [Dsus2] [D] 
If I could, yes I would
[Asus4]      [A]       [Asus4]      [A]                  
If I could, I would let it go.
   [Dsus2]      [D]        [Dsus2]      [D]              
Surren - der, dislocate.
[Asus4]      [A]   [Asus4]      [A]     [Dsus2]        [D]    [Dsus2]    [D] 
[Asus4]      [A]   [Asus4]      [A]   [Dsus2]      [D]   [Dsus2]       [D]   
If I could throw this lifeless
ASus4 A Asus4 A

Life- line to the wind.
[Dsus2]      [D]                 [Dsus2]      [D]        
Leave this heart of clay,
[Dsus]     [D]             [Asus4]         [A]          
See you walk, walk away,
[Asus4]        [A]          [Dsus2]       [D]            
Into the night.
[Dsus]     [D]         [Asus4]       [A]                
And through the rain.
[Asus4]      [A]                 [Dsus2]        [D]      
Into the half-light,
[Dsus]     [D]         [Asus4]       [A]                
And through the flame.
[Asus4]      [A]                 [Dsus2]        [D]    [Dsus2] [D] 
If I could throw myself,
set your spirit free.
I'd lead your heart away,
See you break, break away
Into the light.
And to the day.

(Here, suggested start jamming with regular A and D chords)
Hoo, hoo Hoo, hoo Hoo, hoo.
[A]                       [D]              
Hoo, hoo Hoo, hoo Hoo, hoo.
[A]                       [D]              
To let it go,
              [A]                       
And so to fade away.
          [D]                           
To let it go,
              [A]                       
And so fade away.
          [D]                           
I'm wide awake.
               [A]                      
I'm wide awake. wide awake,
G E (Now switch back to chords from intro)

I'm not sleeping.
[Dsus2]        [Asus4]      [A]                       
Oh, no, no.

If you should ask then maybe
They tell you what I would say.
True colors fly in blue and black,
Bruised silken skies and burning flag.
Colors crash, collide in blood shot eyes.
A D (Once again, regular chords now)

Hoo, hoo Hoo, hoo Hoo, hoo.
[A]                       [D]              
If I could, you know I would.

If I could, I would let it go.
This desparation.
Dislocation.
Separation.
Condemnation.
Revelation.
Temptation.
Isolation.
Desolation.

Let it go,
And so to fade away.
To let it go,
And so fade away.
Oh, no
I'm wide awake.
I'm wide awake.
I'm not sleeping.
Oh, no no

CHORD FORMATIONS
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Asus4 x 0 2 2 3 x
A x 0 2 2 2 x
Dsus2 x x 0 2 3 x
D x x 0 2 3 2
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[--]        Sergio Lucero Vera          Las opiniones expresadas involucran a mi
Alumno de Ingenieria Matematica universidad en la medida en que la presion
Facultad de Cs.Fis. y Matematicas que recibe el estudiante promedio de
Universidad de Chile Beaucheff afecta su manera de expresarse.

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