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The Unforgettable Fire guitar chords

UNFORGETTABLE FIRE (LIVE)
-------------------------
U2

Tabbed by jules.

I found a way to play this song live by changing the
tuning on some of the strings. By watching vids I
could see what Edge was playing but it didn't sound
right to me - these tuning seem to work for me though
I'd be intersted to hear other opinions. Start with
standard tunings and drop the low E to D, the 2nd string
- tune up 0.5 step to C and third string tune up a
whole step to A.

  Dm
E--5-----------5-----<5>---------------------------
C--5-------------5------<5>------------------------
A--5--------5------5-------<5>---------------------
D--7------7----------------------------------------
A--5----5------------------------------------------
D--------------------------------------------------

Basically the verses are this Dm chord arpeggiated
with these 5th fret harmonics.

Then the piano, then Bono sings:
'And don't look back, for here I am...'

Hold the note with an e-bow to get violin effect
listen to get the timing. Remember the string is
tuned to D.
E--------------------------------------------------
C--------------------------------------------------
A--------------------------------------------------
D--------------------------------------------------
A--------------------------------------------------
D--12--10-12-15------14-(10)-7-----3-2-3-2-3-2--0--

Edge plays piano again. He uses the ebow again for this:
'Come on take me home, home again...'

repeat this bit 3x                     D5
E--------------------------|------------------------
C--------------------------|------------------------
A--------------------------|------------------------
D--------------------------|-----------12-----------
A--------------------------|-----------12-----------
D-12--10--7--3--8--10--12--|--5---7----12----0------

Stop using ebow before striking D5 chord.
Hit the D5 chord a few more times then hit an open low D
and whack the back of the neck of the telecaster hard
making the string bang on the frets. I can see him
doing this on the video - pretty violent stuff actually.

  Dm
E--5-----------5-----<5>---------------------------
C--5-------------5------<5>------------------------
A--5--------5------5-------<5>---------------------
D--7------7----------------------------------------
A--5----5------------------------------------------
D--------------------------------------------------

Carry on playing this Dm chord arpeggiated
with some 5th fret harmonics for the rest of 
the non piano bits.

That's it. I'm pretty sure about the retuning thing -
from watching the vid it's the only way to get the
harmonics right, also Edge only uses his telecaster
for this song.

Cheers,

jules. 


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The Unforgettable Fire

Music by U2
Lyrics by Bono
Transcribed by Andy Aledort, sent in by Brandon Leniart 

intro:
    A.H.                  N.H.                        
1---<8>--(20)--------------------------------------------
2--------------------------------------------------------
3-------------------------<7>----------------------------
4----------------------------------<7>------<12>---------
5---------------------------------------------------<12>-
6--------------------------------------------------------

verse: (for 5 bars)
1---10------------------------10---------------------------10------|                                                                     
2------------13--------------------------13----------------------13|                                                                       
3----------------------14-----------------------------14-----------|                                                                    
4------------------------------------------------------------------|                                                                          
5------------------------------------------------------------------|                                                                          
6------------------------------------------------------------------|                                 

(for 3 bars)
1---13-----------------13------------------------------13----------|                                  
2---------17-----------------------17-------------------------17---|                                   
3----------------17-----------------------------17-----------------|                                            
4------------------------------------------------------------------|                                          
5------------------------------------------------------------------|                                            
6------------------------------------------------------------------|                                               

Ice--your only rivers run cold
These city lights
They shine as silver and gold dug from the night
Your eyes as black as coal

(fill)

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

chorus:       
1-------------------------                           
2---10----8-----10-----8--                      
3---10----9-----10-----9--                             
4---10----10----10-----10-                         
5-------------------------                         
6---8-----8-----8------8--                             

Walk on by, walk on through

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

Walk till you run

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

And don't look back for here I am
Carnival
The wheels fly and the colours spin through alcohol
Red wine that punctures the skin

(fill, vibrate notes slightly)
1---18--18-----18--18-----18--18-
2--------------------------------          
3--------------------------------        
4--------------------------------         
5--------------------------------       
6--------------------------------         

Face to face in a dry and waterless place

(repeat chorus)
Walk on by, walk on through
So sad to beseige your love so head on
Stay in this time

(fill)
1---13h15p13----------13--------------13----------------113h15p13-|                                                
2--------------15--------------15--------------15-----------------|                                               
3-----------------------------------------------------------------|                                               
4-----------------------------------------------------------------|                                                  
5-----------------------------------------------------------------|                                                 
6-----------------------------------------------------------------|                                                 

Stay tonight in a lie
I'm only asking, but I think you know

1-------------6--                            
2---10---8----3--                            
3---10---9----3--                             
4---10---10---3--                               
5-------------5--                                
6---8----8----3--                           

Come on take me away
Come on take me away
Come on take me home, home again

(string interlude)
1---------------------------------------------         
2---------------------------------------------         
3---------------------------------------------         
4---------------------------------------------        
5---5-----3------------------1--------------3-         
6---------------5------1----------------------
       
2 bars               2 bars                           
1---15-------------|-17---------------                 
2--------15--------|--------20--------                 
3-------------15---|---------------21-                 
4------------------|------------------                
5------------------|------------------                 
6------------------|------------------               

(loud string part)
1-----------------------------
2-----------------------------
3---5--7----------------2--3--
4---5--7----------------2--3--
5---3--5----------------0--1--
6-----------------------------

And if the mountains should crumble
Or disappear into the sea
Not a tear, no not I
Standing this time
Stay tonight in a lie
Forever after this love in time
And if you save your love 
Save it all

1---6-------9--                                  
2---3-------8--                                
3---3-------6--                  
4---3-------7--                                     
5---5-------0--                                     
6---3----------                                      

Don't push me too far
Don't push me too far
Tonight
Tonight
(string finale)
1---8-------------5--7--8---7----5--7--8---7--5--      
2---6-------------6--8--10--8----6--8--10--8--6--      
3---7-------------5--7--9---7----5--7--9---7--5--      
4---0-------------0------------------------------      
5------------------------------------------------    
6------------------------------------------------      







"The Unforgettable Fire"

tabbed by: Marc Virata, newson@unlv.edu


Dm             Bb
Ice, your only rivers run cold
           Dm                    Bb
These city lights, they shine in silver and gold
             Dm                  Bb                Dm       Bb      F
Dug from the night, your eyes as black as coal
C                            Eb
Walk on by, walk on through, walk till you run
               Bb                Dm         Bb 
And don't look back, for here, I am

    Dm                           Bb                       Dm
Carnival, the wheels fly and the colors spin, through alcohol
              Bb
Red wine that punctures the skin
        Dm                 Bb                F
Face to face, in a dry and waterless place
C                               Eb                          Bb
Walk on by, walk on thorugh, so sad to besiege your love so head on

F             C
Stay tonight, stay tonight in a lie
Eb                    Bb             F
I'm only asking but I think you know
                C
Come on take me away
                Gm
Come on take me away
                A           Dm
Come on take me home, home again

Instrumental 
Bb  Dm  Bb Dm Bb  Gm A

(Now I'm at the part where the violins repeat the chords three times,
sounding like "da-Da-DA")

 Dm Dm Dm  (strike three times and accent each with the third the hardest)
"da-Da-DA"

 Bb Bb Bb
"da-Da-DA"

 Dm Dm Dm
"da-Da-DA"

 Bb Bb Bb      F
"da-Da-DA"

                           C                Eb
And if the mountain should crumble, or disappear into the sea
      Bb              F
Not a tear nor not I, stay in this time
C
Stay tonight, in a lie
Eb          Bb
Ever after, there's love in time
           F                      C
And if you save it all, save your love

      Gm                     A                Dm
Don't push me too far, don't push me too far, tonight, tonight
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