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A Day Without Me

U2


================ A Day Without Me ================
Transcribed by Richard Averill. E-mail me at nigelolympus@tinet.ie
----- Notes -----
Both guitars tune all strings down a semitone. Guitar 1: Use a whole-note length echo, with flanging. Guitar 2: Use a half-note length echo. There is a triplet feel to the timing.
-------------------------------- BOSS ME-30 Settings for Guitar 1 --------------------------------
DELAY: Type:Normal \ Time:370ms \ Feedback:45 \ Effect Level:100. MODULATION: Flanger \ Rate:45 \ Depth:40 \ Resonance:50.
----- Intro (14 bars) -----
Notes in brackets are echoes created by the delay effect.
Riff 1... 1|-------------------------------------|-10------(10)-----(10)-----(10)------| etc... 2|-------------------------------------|-------8-------(8)------(8)------(8)-| 1 3|-10------(10)-----(10)-----(10)------|-------------------------------------| 4|-10------(10)-----(10)-----(10)------|-------------------------------------| 5|-8-------(8)------(8)------(8)-------|-------------------------------------| 6|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------| 1 + . 2 + . 3 + . 4 + . 1 + . 2 + . 3 + . 4 + .
1|-------------------------------------|-10----------------------------------| 2|-------------------------------------|-------8-----------------------------| 1 3|-8-----------------------------------|-------------------------------------| 4|-8-----------------------------------|-------------------------------------| 5|-6-----------------------------------|-------------------------------------| 6|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------| 1 + . 2 + . 3 + . 4 + . 1 + . 2 + . 3 + . 4 + .
1|-------------------------------------|-10----------------------------------| 2|-------------------------------------|-------8-----------------------------| 1 3|-7-----------------------------------|----------------------------------5--| 4|-5-----------------------------------|----------------------------------5--| 5|-5-----------------------------------|----------------------------------3--| 6|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------| 1 + . 2 + . 3 + . 4 + . 1 + . 2 + . 3 + . 4 + .
...End Riff 1 1|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------| 2|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------| 1 3|----------------------------------5--|-------------------------------------| 4|----------------------------------5--|-------------------------------------| 5|----------------------------------3--|-------------------------------------| 6|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------| 1 + . 2 + . 3 + . 4 + . 1 + . 2 + . 3 + . 4 + .
Switch off delay effect.
1|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------| 2|-------------------8-----------------|-13----------------15----------------| 1 3|-5-----------------5-----------------|-12----------------12----------------| 4|-5-----------------5-----------------|-10----------------12----------------| 5|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------| 6|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------| 1 + . 2 + . 3 + . 4 + . 1 + . 2 + . 3 + . 4 + .
D 1|-17----------------------------------|----------------14-------------------| 2|-15----------------------------------|-------------------------------------| 1 3|----------------------------------x--|-16----14-16-------------------------| 4|----------------------------------x--|-------------------------------------| 5|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------| 6|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------| 1 + . 2 + . 3 + . 4 + . 1 + . 2 + . 3 + . 4 + .
C 1|-15----------------------------------|-------------------------------------| 2|-13----------------------------------|-------------------------------------| 1 3|----------------------------------x--|-14----12-14-------------------------| 4|----------------------------------x--|----------------12-------------------| 5|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------| 6|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------| 1 + . 2 + . 3 + . 4 + . 1 + . 2 + . 3 + . 4 + .
------- Verse 1 (18 bars) -------
With Guitar 2 notes in brackets are echoes created by the delay effect.
1|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------| \ 2|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------| | 1 3|-7-----------------------------------|-------------------------------------| | 4|-7-----------------------------------|-------------------------------------| | 5|-5-----------------------------------|-------------------------------------| | 6|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------| | | 1 + . 2 + . 3 + . 4 + . 1 + . 2 + . 3 + . 4 + . | | | | pm....................................................................... | 1|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------| | 2|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------| | 2 3|-------------------------------------|-etc...------------------------------| | 4|----------7----(7)---(7)----7----(7)-|----------7-----------------7--------| | 5|-5----(5)---(5)----5----(5)---(5)----|-5-----------------5-----------------| | 6|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------| | 1 + . 2 + . 3 + . 4 + . 1 + . 2 + . 3 + . 4 + . | | 1. Starting a land - slide | 2. Look from the out - side, to the | 3. I'm dream - ing, | | x3 1|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------| | 2|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------| | 1 3|-5-----------------------------------|-------------------------------------| | 4|-5-----------------------------------|-------------------------------------| | 5|-3-----------------------------------|-------------------------------------| | 6|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------| | | 1 + . 2 + . 3 + . 4 + . 1 + . 2 + . 3 + . 4 + . | | pm....................................................................... | 1|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------| | 2|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------| | 2 3|-------------------------------------|-etc...------------------------------| | 4|----------5----(5)---(5)----5----(5)-|----------5-----------------5--------| | 5|-3----(3)---(3)----3----(3)---(3)----|-3-----------------3-----------------| | 6|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------| | 1 + . 2 + . 3 + . 4 + . 1 + . 2 + . 3 + . 4 + . | | in my e - go. | world I left be - hind. | You're a - wake. /
Guitar 2 continues similarly during next four bars.
1|-------------------------------------|----------------15-------14----------| 2|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------| 1 3|-7-----------------x-----x--------x--|-16----14-16-------------------------| 4|-7-----------------x-----x--------x--|-------------------------------------| 5|-5-----------------------------------|-------------------------------------| 6|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------| 1 + . 2 + . 3 + . 4 + . 1 + . 2 + . 3 + . 4 + .
If I was sleeping,
1|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------| 2|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------| 1 3|-5-----x--x-----x--x-----------------|-------------------------------------| 4|-5-----x--x-----x--x-----------------|-------------------------------------| 5|-3-----------------------------------|-------------------------------------| 6|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------| 1 + . 2 + . 3 + . 4 + . 1 + . 2 + . 3 + . 4 + .
what's at stake?
------ Chorus (6 bars) ------
1|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------| 2|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------| 1 3|-3-----------------------------------|-------------------------------------| 4|-3-----------------------------------|-------------------------------------| 5|-1-----------------------------------|-------------------------------------| 6|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------| | 1 + . 2 + . 3 + . 4 + . 1 + . 2 + . 3 + . 4 + . | pm 1|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------| 2|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------| 2 3|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------| 4|-3----(1)----------------------------|-------------------------------------| 5|-1----(3)----------------------------|-------------------------------------| 6|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------| 1 + . 2 + . 3 + . 4 + . 1 + . 2 + . 3 + . 4 + .
A day without me.
Guitar 2 plays muted verse part during next four bars.
1|-------------------------------------|----------------14-------------------| 2|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------| 1 3|-7--------------------------------x--|-16----14-16-------------------------| 4|-7--------------------------------x--|-------------------------------------| 5|-5-----------------------------------|-------------------------------------| 6|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------| 1 + . 2 + . 3 + . 4 + . 1 + . 2 + . 3 + . 4 + .
1|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------| 2|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------| 1 3|-5--------------------------------x--|-14----12-14-------------------------| 4|-5--------------------------------x--|----------------12-------------------| 5|-3-----------------------------------|-------------------------------------| 6|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------| 1 + . 2 + . 3 + . 4 + . 1 + . 2 + . 3 + . 4 + .
------- Verse 2 (8 bars) -------
Guitar 2 plays same as Verse 1.
1|-------------------------------------|----------------14-------------------| 2|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------| 1 3|-7--------------------------------x--|-16----14-16-------------------------| 4|-7--------------------------------x--|-------------------------------------| 5|-5-----------------------------------|-------------------------------------| 6|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------| 1 + . 2 + . 3 + . 4 + . 1 + . 2 + . 3 + . 4 + .
Whatever the feel - ings,
1|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------| 2|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------| 1 3|-5--------------------------------x--|-14----12-14-------------------------| 4|-5--------------------------------x--|----------------12-------------------| 5|-3-----------------------------------|-------------------------------------| 6|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------| 1 + . 2 + . 3 + . 4 + . 1 + . 2 + . 3 + . 4 + .
I keep feel - ing,
1|-------------------------------------|----------------15-------14----------| 2|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------| 1 3|-7--------------------------------x--|-16----14-16-------------------------| 4|-7--------------------------------x--|-------------------------------------| 5|-5-----------------------------------|-------------------------------------| 6|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------| 1 + . 2 + . 3 + . 4 + . 1 + . 2 + . 3 + . 4 + .
what of the feel - ing to
1|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------| 2|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------| 1 3|-5-----------------------------------|-------------------------------------| 4|-5-----------------------------------|-------------------------------------| 5|-3-----------------------------------|-------------------------------------| 6|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------| 1 + . 2 + . 3 + . 4 + . 1 + . 2 + . 3 + . 4 + .
let be - hind?
---- Solo (16 bars) ----

Guitar 2 continue muted verse part.
1|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------| \ 2|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------| | 1 3|-------------------7-----------------|-------------------7-----------------| | 4|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------| | 5|-7--7--7--5-----------------5--------|-7--7--7--5-----------------5--------| | 6|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------| | 1 + . 2 + . 3 + . 4 + . 1 + . 2 + . 3 + . 4 + . | | x2 1|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------| | 2|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------| | 1 3|-------------------9-----------------|-12-------9--------11-------7--------| | 4|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------| | 5|-9--9--9--7-----------------7--------|-------------------------------------| | 6|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------| | 1 + . 2 + . 3 + . 4 + . 1 + . 2 + . 3 + . 4 + . /
1|-15----------------14----------------|-------------------12\---------------| 2|-------------------------------------|-15----------------------------------| 1 3|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------| 4|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------| 5|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------| 6|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------| 1 + . 2 + . 3 + . 4 + . 1 + . 2 + . 3 + . 4 + .
1|-7--------5--------------------------|-------------------------------------| 2|-5--------5-----------------7--------|-------------------------------------| 1 3|-------------------------------------|-9--------7-----------------7--------| 4|-------------------------------------|-------------------9-----------------| 5|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------| 6|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------| 1 + . 2 + . 3 + . 4 + . 1 + . 2 + . 3 + . 4 + .
1|-15----------------14----------------|-------------------12/------17-------| 2|-------------------------------------|-15----------------------------------| 1 3|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------| 4|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------| 5|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------| 6|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------| 1 + . 2 + . 3 + . 4 + . 1 + . 2 + . 3 + . 4 + .
1|----------------------------17-------|-18----------------------------------| 2|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------| 1 3|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------| 4|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------| 5|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------| 6|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------| 1 + . 2 + . 3 + . 4 + . 1 + . 2 + . 3 + . 4 + .
To ------ Chorus (6 bars) ------
pm 1|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------| 2|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------| 2 3|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------| 4|-3----(1)----------------------------|-------------------------------------| 5|-1----(3)----------------------------|-------------------------------------| 6|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------| 1 + . 2 + . 3 + . 4 + . 1 + . 2 + . 3 + . 4 + .
face a day without me.
Guitar 2 plays muted verse part during next four bars.
1|-------------------------------------|----------------14-------------------| 2|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------| 1 3|-7--------------------------------x--|-16----14-16-------------------------| 4|-7--------------------------------x--|-------------------------------------| 5|-5-----------------------------------|-------------------------------------| 6|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------| 1 + . 2 + . 3 + . 4 + . 1 + . 2 + . 3 + . 4 + .
1|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------| 2|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------| 1 3|-5--------------------------------x--|-14----12-14-------------------------| 4|-5--------------------------------x--|----------------12-------------------| 5|-3-----------------------------------|-------------------------------------| 6|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------| 1 + . 2 + . 3 + . 4 + . 1 + . 2 + . 3 + . 4 + .
------ Bridge (4 bars) ------
Guitar 2 is silent.
1|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------| 2|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------| 1 3|-7-----------------------------------|-------------------------------------| 4|-7-----------------------------------|-------------------------------------| 5|-5-----------------------------------|-------------------------------------| 6|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------| 1 + . 2 + . 3 + . 4 + . 1 + . 2 + . 3 + . 4 + .
1|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------| 2|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------| 1 3|-5-----------------------------------|-------------------------------------| 4|-5-----------------------------------|-------------------------------------| 5|-3-----------------------------------|-------------------------------------| 6|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------| 1 + . 2 + . 3 + . 4 + . 1 + . 2 + . 3 + . 4 + .
------- Verse 3 (21 bars) -------
First time guitar 2 is silent, second time play muted verse riff.
1|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------| \ 2|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------| | 1 3|-7-----------------------------------|-------------------------------------| | 4|-7-----------------------------------|-------------------------------------| | 5|-5-----------------------------------|-------------------------------------| | 6|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------| | 1 + . 2 + . 3 + . 4 + . 1 + . 2 + . 3 + . 4 + . | | 1. I star - ted a land - slide | 2. Look from the out - side, to the | | x2 1|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------| | 2|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------| | 1 3|-5-----------------------------------|-------------------------------------| | 4|-5-----------------------------------|-------------------------------------| | 5|-3-----------------------------------|-------------------------------------| | 6|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------| | 1 + . 2 + . 3 + . 4 + . 1 + . 2 + . 3 + . 4 + . | | in my e - go. | world I left be - hind. In the /
1|-------------------------------------|----------------14-------------------| 2|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------| 1 3|-7--------------------------x-----x--|-16----14-16-------------------------| 4|-7--------------------------x-----x--|-------------------------------------| 5|-5-----------------------------------|-------------------------------------| 6|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------| 1 + . 2 + . 3 + . 4 + . 1 + . 2 + . 3 + . 4 + .
world I left be - hind, wipe their
1|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------| 2|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------| 1 3|-5--------------------------x-----x--|-14----12-14-------------------------| 4|-5--------------------------x-----x--|----------------12-------------------| 5|-3-----------------------------------|-------------------------------------| 6|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------| 1 + . 2 + . 3 + . 4 + . 1 + . 2 + . 3 + . 4 + .
eyes and they let go. In the
1|-------------------------------------|----------------15-------14----------| 2|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------| 1 3|-7--------------------------x-----x--|-16----14-16-------------------------| 4|-7--------------------------x-----x--|-------------------------------------| 5|-5-----------------------------------|-------------------------------------| 6|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------| 1 + . 2 + . 3 + . 4 + . 1 + . 2 + . 3 + . 4 + .
world I left be - hind, shed a
1|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------| 2|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------| 1 3|-5--------------x--x-----x--x-----x--|-14----12-14-------------------------| 4|-5--------------x--x-----x--x-----x--|----------------12-------------------| 5|-3-----------------------------------|-------------------------------------| 6|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------| 1 + . 2 + . 3 + . 4 + . 1 + . 2 + . 3 + . 4 + .
tear and let go.
Wait five bars.
------ Ending ------
Repeat Riff 1 until fade.
A DAY WITHOUT ME U2 album version
TUNE DOWN 1/2 STEP (with echo)
--------|--10--10----|--------|--10--10----|--------|--10--10----|--------| --------|-----8---8--|--------|----8----8--|---6----|-----8---8--|--------| --------|¥----------¥|--------|¥----------¥|---7----|¥----------¥|--------| ---10---|¥----------¥|---8----|¥----------¥|---7----|¥----------¥|---5----| ----8---|------------|---6----|------------|---5----|------------|---3----| --------|------------|--------|------------|--------|------------|--------|
--------|-------8-10--|--17------14--|--15----------|---------------------| --------|-----8-------|----121012----|----10-810----|--3------------------| --------|---5---------|--------------|-----------7--|¥-2------------------| ---5----|-------------|--------------|--------------|¥-0--ooo-o-ooo-o-----| ---3----|-------------|--------------|--------------|---------------------| --------|-------------|--------------|--------------|---------------------|
start verse Æ
A Day Without Me.... ----------------------|---------------------|----------14--|--------------| ----------------------|---------------------|--3-121012----|----10-810----| ---------------------¥|----3----------------|--2-----------|-----------7--| ----5----------------¥|----3----------------|--0-----------|--5-----------| ----3--333-3-333-3----|----1----------------|--------------|--3-----------| ----------------------|---------------------|--------------|--------------|
|----------------|----------------|--------------|--1514--12--|--------------| |----------------|----------------|--------------|------15----|-1210---------| |¥¥---------7---¥|-----------9----|--12-9-11-7--¥|------------|-----11-9-----| |¥¥-------------¥|----------------|-------------¥|------------|---------12-912 |--7-7-7--5---5--|--9-9-9--7---7--|--------------|------------|--------------| |----------------|----------------|--------------|------------|--------------|
edge's to the point soloÆ
|--15-14--12/17-19-20--|---------- |-------15-------------|---------- |----------------------|---------- |----------------------|---3------ |----------------------|---1------ |----------------------|---------- fade out...
This isn't the entire song written out in complete order of playing -- however, it should contain all the parts of the song and the parts are fairly recognizable so you'll know when to play them.
TRANSCRIPTI0N BY: STEVE FORD AND PETER SCHENK


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