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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
[-----]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.
 
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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.
[-----]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)
 
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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?
 
 ------

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)
 
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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.
 
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Ending
 
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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 ∆
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 solo∆
 
 |--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.
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