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Tryin' To Throw Your Arms Around The World  U2

tabbed by: Sergio Lucero,
S[A]ix o'clock in the m[D]orning
You're the l[A]ast to hear the w[D]arning
You've been tryi[A]ng to throw your a[D]rms around the world[A] [D]
You've been falling off the sidewalk
Your lips move but you can't talk
Tryin' to throw your arms around the world
I'm gonna r[A]un to you...r[D]un to you...r[A]un to you.[D] st[A]ill[D-A-D]
I'm gonna r[A]un to you...r[D]un to you...r[A]un to you.[D]..woman[A] I w[D-A-D]ill
Sunrise like a nosebleed, your head hurts and you can't breathe
You been tryin' to throw you arms around the world
How far are you gonna go before you lose your way back home?
You've been trying to throw your arms around the world
I'm gonna run to you...
I dreamed that I saw Dali with a supermarket trolley
He was trying to throw his arms around a girl
He took an open top beetle through the eye of a needle
He was tryin' to throw his arms around the world
I'm gonna run to you...
Bridge: A-E-D-A      A-E-D      A-D-A-D-.....

Nothin' much to say I guess, just the same as all the rest
Been trying to throw your arms around the world
A woman needs a man like a fish needs a bicycle
When you're tryin' to throw your arms around the world
I'm gonna run to to you
I'm gonna run to to you
I'm gonna run to to you
Woman be still...woman be still
Be still...woman be still, woman I will
Trying to Throw Your Arms Around the World by U2 (live version)
Transcribed by Richard Zangoli.
I saw that there were the chords to this gorgeous song on the archive but as
yet nobody had transcribed the live version from the Zoo TV concerts. I
transcribed it from a bootleg CD that I have but I presume that most
versions would be reasonably similar. Tune down half a step.
This is the main riff-

Edge varies it often during the verses and here are some examples of his
B--------10--9--10------------9--10--------------------------  another

B--------10--9--10--12--10--9--10------- and so on. This should be enough for
G---9---------------------------------------  you to work with

Then there is the break where Edge plays some open chords. He plays A E D A
and then A E D. Listen to the song for the timing. Right after he plays
these chords he does something that sounds pretty much like-
B----2-------2---3-------3-------  a few times.

He then goes back to the main riff (and variations thereof) for a bit and
then he plays the following-(hopefully he does something similar on other
versions as well)-

And then it goes back to the main riff. Even if the version you have is a
bit different, the above might give you some clues.
Richard Zangoli (

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