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Stay Faraway So Close Chords

by U2
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As performed at Glastonbury 2011, acoustically by The Edge backing and harmonising with Bono.

Performance notes
=================

A slightly different take on a wonderful song. Note the top two strings ring the whole 
time, giving that plangent, ethereal feel.

Standard tuning but detuned half A step - Eb Ab Db 
Gb Bb Eb

NB the chords are named according to the fingering below - but as the guitar is detuned, 
E is actually an Eb!


Chords
======

E      022100
F#m11  244300
A/F#   2x2200
E/G    4x2100
Aadd9  577600
Bsus4  799800


Intro
=====

E   F#m11  Aadd9   E


Verse I
=======

      E             F#m11
Green light Seven E-leven

    Aadd9                 E
You stop in for a pack of cigarettes

          E           F#m11
You don't smoke don't even want to

Aadd9              E
Hey now check your change


        E         F#m11
Dressed up like a car crash

    Aadd9                         E
The wheels are turning but you're upside down


A/F#                                  E
   You say when he hits you you don't mind

A/F#                                    E
   Because when he hurts you you feel a-live

   F#      Aadd9              E
Oh yeah is that what it is?


Verse II
========

    E           F#m11
Red lights grey morning

    Aadd9            E
You stumble out of a hole in the ground

  E            F#m11
A vampire or a victim

      Aadd9            E
It de-pends on who's a-round

            E                    F#m11
You used to stay in to watch the adverts

          Aadd9            E
You could lip synch to the talk shows


A/F#                                 E/G#
    And if you look you look through me

                              Aadd9
And when you talk it's not to me

                                      Bsus4
And when I touch you you don't feel a thing




Chorus I
========

           A/F#                               E
If I could stay then the night would give you up

           A/F#                             E
If I could stay then the day would keep its trust

F#m11        Aadd9            E
Stay and the night would be e-nough


Verse III
=========

    E             F#m11
Far away so close

            Aadd9          E
Up with the static and the radio waves

            E        F#m11
With satell-ite tele-vision BBC

           Aadd9    E
You can go anywhere

E               F#m11  Aadd9           E
Miami New Orl-eans     London Belfast Glastonbury

A/F#                              E/G#
    And if you listen I can't call

                                   Aadd9
And if you jump you just might fall

                                   Bsus4
And if you shout I'll only hear you


Chorus II
=========

           A/F#                               E
If I could stay then the night would give you up

           A/F#                             E
If I could stay then the day would keep its trust

           A/F#          E/G#
If I could stay with the spirit I found

Aadd9           Bsus4
  Stay with the demons I drowned

F#m11           Aadd9         E
Stay and the night would be e-nough


Break (over verse chords)
=========================

      E        F#m11
Oh oh oh oh oh oh

      Aadd9    E
Oh oh oh oh oh oh

      E        F#m11
Oh oh oh oh oh oh

      Aadd9    E
Oh oh oh oh oh oh


Outro (truncated verse)
=======================

        E                   F#m11
Three o'clock in the morning

          Aadd9        E
It's quiet and there's no-one around

         E               F#m11
Just the bang and the clatter

      Aadd9                 E
As an angel hits the ground



-----------------------------------------

I hope I've done it justice!

Kevin O'Brien
Watford
England
June 2011

watfordkev@gmail.com
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tomtkox wrote on August 14 2012, 04:19 pm

I think you have done it justice, thats exactly as i have seen The Edge play it. Great tab.

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J.DoubleO.P wrote on September 8 2014, 03:24 pm, edited at 03:26 pm

F#m11 = F#11th
A/F# = F#m11

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J.DoubleO.P wrote on September 8 2014, 03:30 pm

E 022100
F#11th 244300
F#m11 2x2200
E/G# 4x2100
Aadd9 577600
Bsus4 799800

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