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Dirty Day  U2

Music by U2
Lyrics by Bono and The Edge
Transcribed by Brandon Leniart <leniarbk@jmu.edu>
Tune down 1/2 step, it's in A major.
 
 1---------------------------
 2---------------------------
 3---------------------------
 4---------------------------
 5---------------------------
 6---10--10\5----5--8--8\3---

or
 
 1--------------------------
 2--------------------------
 3--------------------------
 4--------------------------
 5---5--5---------3--3------
 6----------5------------3--

I don't know you, and you don't know the half of it
I had a staring role, I was the bad guy who walked out
They say be careful where you aim, cuz where you aim you just might hit
You can hold on to something so tight, you've already lost it
Dragging me down, that's not the way it used to be
(slow bend)
 
 1------------
 2---7b8r--5--
 3------------
 4------------
 5------------
 6------------

You can't even remember what I'm trying to forget
 
 1----------------------------
 2---7b8r--5---------5b6r--3--
 3----------------------------
 4----------------------------
 5----------------------------
 6----------------------------

(loud distorted part, with some wah)
 
 1-------------------------
 2-------------------------
 3---11b12r--9---9b10r--7--
 4---11b12r--9---9b10r--7--
 5-------------------------
 6-------------------------

It was a dirty day, dirty day
If you're looking for explanations, I don't even understand
If need someone to blame
Throw a rock in the air, you'll hit someone guilty
[A]From father to [E]son, in one[F#m] life has [D]begun
A [F#m]work that's never [Dsus2]done, from father to [A5]son
Love, it won't last kissing time
Get it right, there's no blood thicker than ink
Hear what I say, nothing's a simple as you think
Wake up, some things you can't get around
I'm in you more so when they put me in the ground
Those days, days, days, run away like horses over the hill
http://www.angelfire.com/va/battersea/index.html
DIRTY DAY
tabbed by: Antti Kauppinen <akauppi@cs.joensuu.fi>
Here's the main riff first. I think the guitar is tuned down
1/2 step. The little fills in parenthesis are played only when
indicated.
[D] [A] [C] [G]  
 
 (fill 1)---------I[fill 2]--------I
 (7h8p7------------[5h6p5-----------I
 ------9)---------I------7]--------I
 0-0-0------------I----------------I
 ------0----------I3-3-3-----------I
 -----------------I------3---------I 

Intro: Main riff fades in. Synth plays a long sustained
A note on top.
Verse 1 (w/main riff):
[D]I don't know [A]you [C] .[G]..and you don't know the [D]half of [A]it[C] [G]
[D] I had a[A] starring role[C] .[G]..I was the bad guy who [D]walked out[A] [C] [G]
They say be [D]careful where you [A]aim[C] [G]
Because where you aim you [D]just might [A]hit[C] [G]
You can [D]hold onto [A]something so [C]tight[G]
You've already [D]lost it[A] [C] [G]
[D]Dragging me [A]down [C] [G]That's not the way it
[D](w/fill [A]1)[C] [G]
used to be
[D]You can't [A]even remember[C] [G]
[D](w/fills 1&2)[A] [C] [G]
What I'm trying to forget
(main riff twice w/distorted guitar chords+effects and fills 1&2)
Chorus (w/main riff):
[D] [A] It was a [C]dirty [G]day
[D] [A] A [C]dirty [G]day
(the riff once)
Verse 2 (w/riff)
You want explanations... I don't even understand
If you need someone to blame... throw a rock in the air
and you'll hit someone guilty
[D] From father to [A/E]son[A]
Bm D Gadd2 (?)
In one life has begun
A [Bm7]work that's never [A]done
Father to [D]son [A] [C] [G] (it won't last [D]kissin' [A]time) [C] [G]
(2x w/riff)
([D]Love[A]..[C]. [G] it won't last [D]kissin' [A]time)[C] [G]
Verse 3 (w/riff)
Get it right, there's no blood thicker than ink
Hear what I say, nothing's simple as you think
Wake up, some things you can't get around
I'm in you, more so when they put me in the ground
(main riff w/distorted guitar+effects & fills 1&2)
(repeat to the end)
Chorus:
(It was a dirty day
A dirty day
Hank says)
THESE [D]DAYS [A]DAYS D[C]AYS RUN A[G]WAY LIKE [D]HORSES [A]OVER THE [C]HILLS [G]
(repeat until fade)
U2 "Dirty Day"-solo
 
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Transcribed by: S. Palmer
This is that little run that the edge plays in the Z(T)(V)
shows. It comes after the line:
"THESE DAYS DAYS DAYS RUN AWAY LIKE HORSES OVER THE HILLS"
is repeated 3 or 4 times. The same fills found in the
Zooropa album archive are used.
[D] [A] [C] [G] [D] [A] [C] [G]  
 
 e|-----------------------------------------------------|
 b|-7h8p7-----5h6p5-----7h8p7---7h8-10-12-13-12h13p12---|
 g|-------9---------7---------9-------------------------|
 d|-----------------------------------------------------|
 a|-----------------------------------------------------|
 E|-----------------------------------------------------|

[D] [A] [C] [G] [D] [A] [C] [G]  
 
 e|-10-8p7h8p7--10-8p7h8p7--10/14-14-14-15-17-17--------|
 b|-----------------------------------------------------|
 g|-----------------------------------------------------|
 d|-----------------------------------------------------|
 a|-----------------------------------------------------|
 E|-----------------------------------------------------|


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