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Silver And Gold guitar chords

"Silver and Gold"
  ---------------

by Bono and U2
As performed by U2 on _Rattle and Hum_
Transcribed by John S. Jacob 
Tune down one-half step (Eb Ab Db Gb Bb Eb)


Chords
------
E:      0  2  2  1  0  0
A:      x  0  2  2  2  0
B:      x  2  4  4  4  2
A(XII): x  x 14 14 14  x


[Intro]

E


[Verse]

E
In the shit house, a shotgun
Praying hands hold me down
Only the hunter was hunted
In this tin can town, tin can town
No stars in the black night
Looks like the sky fall down
No sun in the daylight
Looks like it's chained to the ground, chained to the ground.


[Chorus]

E
   The warden said,
     A
"The exit is sold,"
       B              E
If you want a way out
           E     A E A(XII) E A(XII) E A(XII) E
Silver and gold.

E                             A E
   Broken back to the ceiling
                         A(XII) E
Broken nose to the floor
                                    A E
I scream at the sounds, it's coming
                      A(XII) E
Crawls under the door

                                  A         E
There's a rope around my neck and there's a
                    A(XII) E
Trigger in your gun
                     A E
Jesus say something!
                A(XII)  E
I am someone! I am someone!
  A       E   A(XII)
I am someone!

E                     A
   Captains and kings in the slave ships hold
     B               E
They came to collect
Silver and gold
Silver and gold

[Guitar solo]

e-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------
B-|-12-------12-------12-------12/14-14-------14-------14-------14/15\12------
G-|----12-------12-------12----12-14----14-------14-------14----14-15-12------
D-|-------12-------12-------12-------------14-------14-------14---------------
A-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------
E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------


e-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------
B-|-12-------12-------12-------12/14-14-------14-------14-------14/15\12-12---
G-|----12-------12-------12----12-14----14-------14-------14----14-15-12-12---
D-|-------12-------12-------12-------------14-------14-------14---------------
A-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------
E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------


E
Seen them coming and going
Seen them captains and the kings
Seen them navy blue uniforms
                                          A(XII)  E           A(XII) E A E
Seen them bright and shiny things, bright shiny things, yeah!

                          A(XII) E
The temperature is rising
                    A E
The fever white hot
                           A(XII)          E
Mister I ain't got nothing        But it's
                     A E
More than you've got
                         A(XII) E
Chains no longer bind me
                            A E
Nor the shackles at my feet
                          A(XII) E
Outside are the prisoners
                 A        E
Inside the free, set them free
A(XII)    E   A
Set them free

E                       A
   A prize fighter in a corner is told
B                  E
Hit where it hurts -- silver and gold
Silver and gold.

[Spoken]

"Yep. Silver and gold.
This song was written in a hotel room in New York City.
Right about the time a friend of ours, little Steven,
Was pulling together a record of artists against Apartheid.
It's a song written about a man, in a shanty town outside of Johannesburg.
A man who's sick of looking down the barrel of White South Africa.
A man at the point where he is ready to take up arms against his oppressor.
A man who's lost faith in the peace makers of the West.
While they argue and while they fail to support a man like Bishop Tutu.
And his request for economic sanctions against South Africa.
Am I bugging you? I don't mean to bug ya'.
Okay Edge, play the blues."

[Guitar solo]

e-|-15-15-15-15-15-15-10-12-10--7-15-15-15-15-15-15-10-12-10--7---------------
B-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------
G-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------
D-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------
A-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------
E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------


e-|--5--5--7--7--5--5--7--7---------------------------------------------------
B-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------
G-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------
D-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------
A-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------
E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------


e-|-15-15-15-15-15-15-10-12-10--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7---------------
B-|--------------------------------8-10--8--8--7--8-10--8--8--7---------------
G-|--------------------------------9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9---------------
D-|--------------------------------7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7---------------
A-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------
E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------


e-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------
B-|--0-/5--0-/8--7--0-/5--0--3--3--2--0--0-/5--0-/8--7--0-/5--0--3--3--2--0---
G-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------
D-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------
A-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------
E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------


e-|--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0------------------------------------------
B-|--0--2--0--2--0--0--2--0--2--0--0------------------------------------------
G-|--1--2--0--2--0--1--2--0--2--0--1------------------------------------------
D-|--2--2--0--2--0--2--2--0--2--0--2------------------------------------------
A-|--2--0--0--0--0--2--0--0--0--0--2------------------------------------------
E-|--0--------------0--------------0------------------------------------------

-- 
  [========== John S. Jacob ==========]
  |    jsjacob@uclink.berkeley.edu    |
  |   jsjacob@cory.eecs.berkeley.edu  |------- Address ----------+
  |     jsjacob@soda.berkeley.edu     | 2527 Piedmont Ave #3     |
  +-----------------------------------+ Berkeley CA 94704-3139   |
                                    +----------------------------+


 Silver and Gold (Rattle and Hum Version -additions) by U2

Transcribed by Richard Zangoli. 
I saw the transcription to this song on the archive by J Jacob and it was
pretty good but there were some gaps in it. So this is just to fill them in.
So this should be used in conjunction with the previous transcription.
Remember to tune down half a step.

The E chord for the intro isn't incorrect but Edge mainly (only?) plays a
palm muted E string. To get the same effect, you have to use a delay pedal.
I set mine a around 500ms. As well, when Bono sings "sky fall down" you can
here playing around with 12th fret harmonics so it sounds good if you play
something like this at that stage-
      harmonics
E------------------------
B------------------------
G------------------------   but again you wont get the same effect without any 
D---------12-------12---      delay
A----12--------12-------
 E------------------------

After Bono sings "If you want a way out" and in similar parts of the song,
play this (slide down the fretboard and play some 12th fret harmonics)-
        harmonics
E---------------------
B----s/12-----------
G----s/12-------------
D----s/12-----------
A--------------------
E---------------------

Just before the first guitar solo Edge plays the open big E string (and
perhaps a few notes of an E chord) again but this time he doesn't really
strum or pick it but rather half picks it and half hits it with the palm of
his hand and lets the delay ring out. He does this a few times during the
song. One of those times is just before and at the beginning of Bono's
famous "don't mean to bug yah" speech. A couple of lines into the speech he
plays the tab below (which he continues for the rest of it) but note that he
doesn't strum the strings but 
rather hits them with his thumb.
E---7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7
B---8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8
G---9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9---9---9--9--9--9--9--9---9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9
D-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
A------------------------------------------------------------------------------
E-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

I don't know if my version of the solo is any closer to the CD than J
Jacob's but this is what I hear-

E--15-15-15-15-15-15--15--14--10--12s/-----15--15--15--15--15--15--14--10--12s/-
B------------------------------------------------------------------------------
G-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

E--5--5--5--5--5---7-7--7--7--7--5---5--5--5--7---7--7--7-----15--15--15--15--15
B------------------------------------------------------------------------------
G------------------------------------------------------------------------------

E--15--15--14--10--12s/--------------------------------------------------------
B---------------------8--8--8--8--8--10--10--10--10--8--8--8--7--7--7--7
G---------------------9--9--9--9--9--9----9----9---9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9---X2
D---------------------7--7--7--7--7--7----7----7---7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7-
A------------------------------------------------------------------------------
E-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

E---------------------------------------------------------------------------
B----------------------------------------------------------------------------
G---s/9--9--9----s/12--12--12--12--11--12--11---9--9--9----7--7--7---4--4--4--
D---s/9--9--9----s/12--12--12--12--11--12--11---9--9--9----7--7--7---4--4--4-X2
A---s/7--7--7----s/10--10--10--10--9---10---9---7--7--7----5--5--5---2--2--2--
E-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Try the solo for yourself and see what you think. If you have a better
transcription to the solo to put it one the archive or let me know.
Richard Zangoli (ahowden@magna.com.au)
  development and support by
dmitry ivanov