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A Day Without Me   U2



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A Day Without Me
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Transcribed by Richard Averill.
E-mail me at nigelolympus@tinet.ie

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Notes
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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.

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BOSS ME-30 Settings for Guitar 1
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DELAY: Type:Normal \ Time:370ms \ Feedback:45 \ Effect Level:100.
MODULATION: Flanger \ Rate:45 \ Depth:40 \ Resonance:50.

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Intro (14 bars)
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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  +  .

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Verse 1 (18 bars)
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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?

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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  +  .

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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?

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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
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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  +  .

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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  +  .

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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...


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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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