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Sometimes You Cant Make It On Your Own Acoustic Chords

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Artist:   U2
Song:     Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own (Acoustic)
Album:    How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb
Year:     2004
Website:  www.allthatU2leftbehind.com

Tabber:   Sean McCarthy
Email:    sean@seanmedia.co.uk


>> Standard Tuning <<


Amazing song about Bono's relationship with his Dad. The way the verse
is played is tabbed below, and the pre-chorus, chorus and bridge are all
just strummed. At the end there is a mini-solo for over the start of the
bridge.                        ENJOY - THIS IS WHAT MUSIC IS ALL ABOUT!!


    A           A           G/A         G/A         F#/A        Dsus2

e -------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B -----2-2-3-2-----2-2-3-2-----2-2-3-2-----2-2-3-2-----2-2-3-2-----2-2-3-2-|
G -----2-2-2-2-----2-2-2-2-----2-2-2-2-----2-2-2-2-----2-2-2-2-----2-2-2-2-|
D --------------------------------------------------------------0----------|
A --0-----------0----------------------------------------------------------|
E --------------------------3-----------3-----------2----------------------|

VERSE ONE
~~~~~~~~~~~~~
A          G/A
Tough, you think you've got the stuff

       F#/A           Dsus2
You're telling me and anyone

A
You're hard enough

A
You don't have to put up a fight

    G/A
You don't have to always be right

F#/A                    Dsus2
Let me take some of the punches

A
For you tonight

PRE-CHORUS
~~~~~~~~~~~~~
D            A
Listen to me now

                  F#m
I need to let you know

                        D
You don't have to go it alone

CHORUS
~~~~~~~~~~~~~
         F#m                    E
And it's you when I look in the mirror

         D
And it's you when I don't pick up the phone

F#m                 E               D
Sometimes you can't make it on your own

VERSE TWO
~~~~~~~~~~~~~
A                G/A
We fight all the time

        F#/A       Dsus2
You and I...that's alright

          A
We're the same soul

A                      G/A
I don't need...I don't need to hear you say

           F#/A       Dsus2
That if we weren't so alike

                A
You'd like me a whole lot more

PRE-CHORUS
~~~~~~~~~~~~~
D            A
Listen to me now

                  F#m
I need to let you know

                        D
You don't have to go it alone

CHORUS
~~~~~~~~~~~~~
         F#m                    E
And it's you when I look in the mirror

         D
And it's you when I don't pick up the phone

F#m                 E               D
Sometimes you can't make it on your own

BRIDGE
~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Fmaj7 - C - Dm
                   I know that we don't talk

Fmaj7 - C - Am
                   I'm sick of it all

Fmaj7 - C - Dm
                   Can - you - hear - me - when - I -

A                F#m
Sing, you're the reason I sing

D                 E       A
You're the reason why the opera is in me...

D
Well, hey now!

                    A
I've got to let you know

                             F#m
A house still doesn't make a home

                    D
Don't leave me here alone...

FINAL CHORUS
~~~~~~~~~~~~~
         F#m                    E
And it's you when I look in the mirror

         D
And it's you that makes it hard to let go

F#m                 E               D
Sometimes you can't make it on your own

F#m                 E
Sometimes you can't make it

                 D
The best you can do is to fake it

F#m                 E               D
Sometimes you can't make it on your own

(Play 'A' to fade)

NOTE: Play over the start of the bridge (leading up to Bono's high note):

e ----------------------------------------------------------8-10-12-10----|
B ------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G --10-9-7------7-----10-9-7------------10-9-7------7--9-10---------------|
D ---------10-7--------------10-5h7------------10-7-----------------------|
A ------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E ------------------------------------------------------------------------|
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khm wrote on May 10 2005, 12:00 am

Good except the chorus chords are: F#m-E-F#m-D-F#m-E-A

//Kristoffer Møller, DK

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Acousticwannab wrote on January 9 2006, 12:02 am

nice dude. U2 4 life!!!.

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