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If God Will Send His Angels guitar tab

If GOD Will Send His Angels

Music by U2
Lyrics by U2
Transcribed by Brandon Leniart 

This song's about an abusive boyfriend, tune 1/2 step down--in G major.  

intro, with phaser and autowah:
1---3------6--8---
2---2------6--8---
3---0------7--9---
4-----------------
5-----------------
6-----------------

1---3---------------------------
2-----------0----------------0--
3-------------------0-----------
4-------------------------------
5-------------------------------
6-------------------------------

Nobody else here baby
No one else here to blame
No one to point the finger
It's just you and me and the rain

1---14------12----------
2-------------------15--
3-----------------------
4-----------------------
5-----------------------
6-----------------------

Nobody made you do it, no one put words in your mouth
Nobody here taking orders when love took a train heading south
It's the blind leading the blond
It's the stuff, the stuff of country songs
If GOD will send His angels
And if GOD will send a sign
And if GOD will send His angels
Would everything be alright?

with delay (Edge improvises the second set of notes):
1--------------------------------------
2---8-(8)--10-(10)------10--12--8-(8)--
3--------------------------------------
4--------------------------------------
5--------------------------------------
6--------------------------------------

GOD has got His phone off the hook, babe
Would He even pick up if He could?
It's been a while since we saw that child 
Hangin' 'round this neighbourhood
See His mother dealing in a doorway
See Father Christmas with a begging bowl
Jesus sister's eyes are a blister
The high street never looked so low

1-------7-------7-------------7-----------------7------
2---7-------7------------7---------7--8--10---------7--
3-------------------0----------------------------------
4------------------------------------------------------
5------------------------------------------------------
6------------------------------------------------------

It's the blind leading the blond
It's the cops collecting for the cons

1----------------10---------
2---------8--------------8--
3---7-----------------------
4---------------------------
5---------------------------
6---------------------------

So where is the hope?

1-------------8-----------------7--
2--------8----------------8--------
3---7----------------7-------------
4----------------------------------
5----------------------------------
6----------------------------------

And where is the faith?
And the love?
What's that you say to me?
Does love light up your Christmas Tree?

1------------------
2---8---7----------
3-----------7---7--
4------------------
5------------------
6------------------

The next minute you're blowing a fuse
And the cartoon network turns into the news
If GOD will send His angels
And if GOD will send a sign
Well if GOD will send His angels

D           G5
Where do we go?

1-------------------------------
2--------8---7----------8----7--
3---7--------------7------------
4-------------------------------
5-------------------------------
6-------------------------------

Jesus never let me down you know 
Jesus used to show me the score
Then they put Jesus in show business
Now it's hard to get in the door
It's the stuff, it's the stuff of country songs
But I guess it was something to go on
If GOD will send His angels
I sure could use them here right now
Well if GOD will send His angels
Where do we go?

--Brandon Leniart 

U2 - IF GOD WILL SEND HIS ANGELS from POP

submitted by:
remrocks@caedm.byu.edu  before june 23, 1997
u2_rocks@hotmail.com  after june 23, 1997
comments/suggestions welcome, thankyou,  
Jonathan Paul Lockhart

First I'll define Rythym Figures and Riffs before I actually
get into the song.  The song appears to be in the key of Db,
with A B D E & G all flat.  At the end of the song is my 
attempt at the bass line.


Ryth. Fig. 1 (arpeggiated Gb & Ebm chords)

e----2-----------2-----------2-----------2-------------
B-------2-----2-----2-----2-----4-----4-----4-----4----
G----------3-----------3-----------3-----------2-------


Riff A  (?)-sometimes played, sometimes not

e----------4-(4)-----------4-6-(4)--------
B----7---7-------------(7)---------7-4----
G-----------------------------------------


Riff B  (all notes adlib)

e--------6---6-------6---6------
B------7---7---7---7---7---7---- X2  
G----6-----------6--------------

e--------9---9-------6---6------
B------7---7---7---7---7---7----
G----6-----------6--------------


Riff C
D----16------13--16--13------16------13--16--13------(13)--16----
A------------------------16----------------------16--------------
E----------------------------------------------------------------


Intro:  the intro is mostly Bono's singing with Ryth. Fig. 1 in the
        background (there also seems to be an organ I couldn't figure
        out).  Ryth. Fig. 1 seems to be played in the background
        for nearly the entire song.

Ryth. Fig. 1
nobody else here baby
no one here to blame
no one to point the finger
it's just you and me and the rain

nobody made you do it
no one put words in your mouth
nobody here takin' orders
when love took a train heading south

it's the blind, leading the blond
it's the stuff . . . it's the stuff of country songs

Chorus (with organ)
hey if God will send His angels
and if God will send a sign
and if God will send His angels . . .
will everything be alright?

Bass enters with
Riff A (10X)

God has got His phone off the hook babe
would He even pick up if he could
its been a while since we saw that child
hangin' round this neighborhood

see his mother dealin' in a doorway
see Father Christmas with a begging bowl
Jesus' sisters' eyes are a blister
the high street never looked so low

Riff B
it's the blind, leading the blond
it's the cops, collecting for the cons
so where is the hope
and where is the faith and the love
Riff A (2X)
what's that you say to me?
does love light up your Christmas tree?

Riff B
the next minute your blowin' a fuse
and the cartoon network turns into the news

Riff A
if God will send His angels
and if God will send a sign
well if God will send His angels . . .
where do we go?
(where do we go?)

Bass Solo with
Riff C (9X)

Jesus never let me down,
you know Jesus used to show me the score
then they put Jesus in show business
now it's hard to get in the door
(I need you)

Riff B
it's the stuff, it's the stuff of country songs
but I guess . . . yah it's something to go on

Riff A
if God will send His angels . . .
sure could use them here right now
well if God will send His angels . . .

Play around with a bend on B----7---- 
and Riff A notes then move into Riff B

if dont know want my life
and I wanna love I feel some
and I wanna love again . . .
and I wanna feel love . . . uhhhhhh! 

Outro:

Bass Solo then
drums enter to fade
(add Riff C during fade)


BASS (alternate tuning)
Eb-----------------------------------------------
B------------------------------------------------
Gb----0---2---4---0-------------0---2---4---0----
Db--------------------2---0----------------------

or just follow the notes:
Gb  Ab  Bb  Gb  Gb  Eb  Db
Gb  Ab  Bb  Gb

Well, after repeated listenings, I came up with a rough sketch of this
soon to be favorite among U2 fans.  I can't wait to hear the main riff
echoing through the POPMART stadiums this summer.  Anyway, here's a
rough sketch of how to play the song.

"If God Will Send His Angels", by U2
Tabbed by mps133@psu.edu

Use a Delay Pedal, and you will need some sort of wah-wah to play
certain parts to the song.

THERE IS A CAPO USED ON THE 6th FRET for the Chords and Riffs
Chords with respect to the CAPO are:
C  x32010
Am x02210
E* 0200xx
G  3200xx

OPENING VERSE:
For the opening verse, the sound is really hard to match, but it is some
sort of wah-wah type effect.  Play the following chords apperegio
through the opening verse (note - the 'G' part is only played once,
repeat the C & Am apperegio throughout the verse):

        G                  C             Am
e-----------------------------------------------------
b---------------------1-------1-------1-------1-------
g-----------------------2---2---2---2---0---0---0-----
d-0-0------0-0------------2-------2-------2-------2---
a-2---2----2---2--------------------------------------
e-3-----3--3-----3------------------------------------

C                   Am  C                      Am
Nobody else here baby no one else here to blame
C                        Am  C                             Am
No one to point the finger...it's just you and me in the rain
Nobody made you do it no one put words in your mouth
Nobody here taking orders when love took a train heading south


PRECHORUS:
          G       Am (may be C, not too sure)
It's the blind leading the blond
          G          Am
It's the stuff the stuff of country songs

REFRAIN:
       C           E*           Am  G
Hey if God would send his angels
       C           E*       Am  G
And if God will send a sign
       C           E*          Am  
And if God will send his angels
            E*              C
Would everything be alright?

THE RIFF:
There are many little variations that the Edge throws into this riff,
play around with them, and play along with the song to get a feel for
it.
Use Delay for this riff, set to about .4 seconds.  This tab is with
respect to the capo on the 6th fret.

e---------------0---------
b-1-1-3-3-----3---3-1-----     Just repeat this pattern, and play around
g---------------------2---     with different variations to get it right

Little Riff after Bono Sings "Where Do We Go?"
(no delay for this part).  Tab with respect to capo on 6th fret.

d---10--8-10-8----10---8-10-8----8--
a--------------10-------------10----

That's basically the song.  I welcome any corrections.
Enjoy. 
Tabbed by mps133@psu.edu






If God Will Send His Angles (live POPMART version)
transcribed by Patrick Bigley (BONO446825@aol.com)


Of all the POPMART shows I've heard or saw (live or on the net)
this song hasbeen played a different way than on the album.
I transcribed this song by using the version played at the
Pittsburgh show, because it is the the only one I had on tape.
So, it may or may not differ from that played at another show.


(tuned down 1/2 step in Eb) 

e------------------------------------------------------------------
b--------15----------------15---------------15--------------15-----
g----15------15-------15--------15------15------15------15------15-
d17--------------17-----------------17--------------17-------------
a------------------------------------------------------------------
e------------------------------------------------------------------

e------------------------------------------------------------------
b------------15--------------15--------------15--------------15----
g--------15------15------15------15------15------15------15-----15-
d----17--------------17--------------17--------------17------------
a------------------------------------------------------------------
e------------------------------------------------------------------
     nobody else                  here baby 
     no one here                   to blame
     no one to point              the finger
                                  it's just
     you             and me                 and the rain          it's the
     
e----------------------------------------------------------------
b-----------15--------------15--------------15-------------15----
g-------15------15------15------15------15------15-----15-----15-
d---17--------------17--------------17-------------17------------
a----------------------------------------------------------------
e----------------------------------------------------------------
     blind                                        leading the blond
           
     it's the   stuff                            it's the stuff of country
songs.  hell if
e-------------------------------------------------------------------
b----------18------------18-------------15-------------15-----------
g------15-----15------15-----15------15-----15------15----15---17*--
d--17-------------17-------------17-------------17------------------
a-------------------------------------------------------------------
e-------------------------------------------------------------------
*only on the word "if"
       God will send                     his angels
                       and if
       God will send                     a sign
                             and if
       God will send                     his angels                will
that make it   all
       right
       
e-----------------------------------------------------------------------
b---15--------------15--------------15--------------15--------------15*-
g-------15------15------15------15------15------15------15------15------
d-----------15--------------15--------------17--------------17------15+-
a-----------------------------------------------------------------------
e-----------------------------------------------------------------------
*only on word "it"   +only word "all"
      Jesus         never                let me down
      Jesus    used to show me the score
      then they put jesus in show business 
e------------------------------------------------------
b----------15----------15----------15-----------15-----
g------15-----15----15----15----15----15-----15-----15-
d--17------------17----------17----------17------------
a------------------------------------------------------
e------------------------------------------------------
     now it's hard    to  get  in    the     door (Gm)
e--------------------------------------10--
b-----------15-----------15------------11--
g-------15------15----15----15---------12--
d---17-------------17------------------12--
a--------------------------------------10--
e--------------------------------------10--










U2 IF GOD WILL SEND HIS ANGELS
DEL ALBUN POP

TAB POR PAOLO BOVIO y ADRIANO BOVIO E-MAIL OMICRON@WAYCOM.COM.AR
VENADO TUERTO, ARGENTINA

MAIN RIFF
ACORDE PRINCIPAL 

e |----------------------------------|---6------------------------------|
B |-7------7-7------9------9-9-------|-9---9--7-------------------------|
G |-8------8-8------8------8-8-------|----------8-----------------------|
D |----------------------------------|----------------------------------|
A |----------------------------------|----------------------------------|
E |----------------------------------|----------------------------------|

ESTRIBILLO   
e |------6---6---6---6---6---6---6---|----------------------------------|
B |----9---9---9---9---7---7---7---7-|----------------------------------|
G |----------------------------------|----------------------------------|
D |----------------------------------|----------------------------------|
A |----------------------------------|----------------------------------|
E |----------------------------------|----------------------------------|
   
LA PARTE DEL ACORDE PRINCIPAL COMO ASI TAMBIEN EL ESTRIBILLO
PRESENTAN VARIACIONES DE TIEMPO Y FORMA EN ALGUNOS TROZOS DE ESTA CANCION

UN SALUDO A TODOS AQUELLOS FANS DE ESTA EXCELENTE BANDA.

						PAOLO.
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