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Ultraviolet Light My Way Tab

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#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE---------------------------------#
#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------##
Date: Fri, 10 Nov 95 12:07:25 GMT
From: p0423@albeniz.eui.upm.es (Javier Cayuela Cano)


Ultra Violet (Light My Way) by U2.

Transcribed by Javier Cayuela.
e-mail: p0423@albeniz.eui.upm.es


I saw Sergio's TAB at Nevada and it's okay, but it's not the way the Edge
plays it live. Here's my version:

Riff 1 is the main riff played during the first two verses:


      (E*)        (A9*)      (D*) (A4*)
E|------X-----------X----------X----X-------|
B|-----12----------12---------15---14-------|
G|-----13----------14---------14---14-------|
D|-----14----------14---------12---12-------|
A|------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------|


Riff 2 is played during the pre-chorus. This might not be the exact timming,
but it's easy to figure it out if you listen to the song.

\ means to slide down and / means to slide up.

Be careful when playing the A5 position, because your index finger is also on
the 3rd string and this one isn't involved in the slides.

Riff 2

      E5
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----17-17-17-17-17-----17-17-17-17-17-----17-17-17-----17-17-17-17-------|
G|----16-16-16-16-16-----16-16-16-16-16-----16-16-16-----16-16-16-16-------|
D|----14-14-14-14\13-/14-14-14-14-14\13-/14-14-14\13-/14-14-14-14-14-------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|


      A5
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----17-17-17-17-17-----17-17-17-17-17-----17-17-17-----17-17-17-17-------|
G|----14-14-14-14-14-----14-14-14-14-14-----14-14-14-----14-14-14-14-------|
D|----14-14-14-14\13-/14-14-14-14-14\13-/14-14-14\13-/14-14-14-14-14-------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|


Riff 3 is played during the chorus. Bono sings "Oooh, oooh...", while the Edge
sings "Ultra violet... Ultra violet...":

       E                                      B

E|----12-----12-----12-----12-----12------------12\11----------------------|
B|-----9-h10p-9-h10p-9-h10p-9-h10p-9-h10p9---------------------------------|
G|-----9------9------9------9------9----------11---------------------------|
D|-----9------9------9------9------9-----------9---------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|


       C#m                                     A

E|-----9------9------9------9------9------------------12-------------------|
B|-----9-h10p-9-h10p-9-h10p-9-h10p-9-h10p----------------10----------------|
G|-----9------9------9------9------9----------------9-------9--------------|
D|----11-----11-----11-----11-----11-------------11------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------0---------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Finally, Riff 4 is played during the third verse instead of Riff 1:

E|------------------------------------------------------10p9---------------|
B|----12p9----9----------12p9----9-----------12p10-9h10------12-10---------|
G|---------11---9-------------11---9---------------------------------------|
D|--9------------------9-------------------9-------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

That's it!. Now let's see it all together:


(Intro. This goes with keyboards and a pre-recorded guitar. At the end, Edge
plays Fill 1.)


E
Sometimes I feel like I don't know              Fill 1
E                              G#m              E|----------------------|
Sometimes I feel like checking out              B|----------------------|
               Dbm                              G|----------------------|
I wanna get it wrong                            D|----------------------|
                 F#                             A|-1---3--/4----/8------|
Can't always be strong                          E|----------------------|
                     Fill 1
And love it won't be long


Riff 1 twice


Verse 1 (Riff 1)
-------

  E*
        Oh sugar, don't you cry,
  A9*                     D*              A4*
        Oh child wipe the tears from your eyes
  E*
        You know I need you to be strong,
  A9*                                 D*         A4*
        And the day is as dark as the night is long

Pre-chorus (Riff 2)
----------

  E5
        Feel like trash, you make me feel clean
  A5
        I'm in the black, can't see or be seen
  E5
        Baby Baby Baby, light my way
  A5
        Baby Baby Baby, light my way


(Verse 2: Riff 1, just the like verse 1)

        You bury your treasure where it can't be found
        But your love is like a secret that's been passed around
        There is a silence that comes to a house where no one can sleep

(Pre-chorus: Riff 2)

        I guess it's the price of love, I know it's not cheap
        Oh come on, Baby Baby Baby, light my way
        Oh come on, Baby Baby Baby, light my way


(Chorus: Riff 3)

        E     B             C#m      A
        Oooh, ooh  Ultra violeeeet
                 E        B
        Ultra violeeeet
                 C#m      A          E5(from Riff 2)
        Ultra violeeeet     Ultra violeeeet                   Fill 2
                           (Bono-->) Baby Baby Baby, light my way


Fill 2
------

    E              A2

E|--0-------0-------0----------------------------|
B|--0---------0-----0----------------------------|
G|--1-----------1---2-------2p1h2-1--------------|
D|--2---------------2----------------2/----------| --> slide up to riff 4
A|--2---------------0----------------------------|
E|--0---------------0----------------------------|
    let ring        let ring

(Verse 3: Riff 4)

        I remember when we could sleep on stones
        Now we lie together in whispers and in moans
        When I was all messed up, and I heard opera in my head

(Pre-chorus: Riff 2)

        Your love was a light bulb hanging over my bed
        Baby, Baby, Baby, light my way
        Baby, Baby, Baby, light my way

        Oooh, ooh
        Ultra violet
        Ultra violet
        Ultra violet

        Baby, Baby, Baby,
        Baby, Baby, Baby
        Baby, Baby, Baby, light my way


In some live versions (as in Achtung Baby) there's also a pre-recorded guitar
during the chorus:

         E|----------------------|
         B|--4h5--------4h5------|
         G|------6----------6----|
         D|----------------------|
         A|----------------------|
         E|----------------------|

Enjoy it!.

Any comment? (Some U2 tabs coming soon.!!!)

Javier Cayuela.  e-mail: p0423@albeniz.eui.upm.es

Date: Tue, 16 Mar 93 16:23:23 CST
From: slucero@cec.uchile.cl (LUCERO SERGIO)

1&>
A modest contribution from Sergio Lucero
      (opc1@gauss.dim.uchile.cl)
down here in the polluted heart of Santiago, Chile.

	U2: Ultraviolet

"Sometimes I feel like I don't know, sometimes I feel like checking out
I wanna get it wrong, can't always be strong, and love it won't be long"

Intro: E G#m A (this is structure (1))

(1)     Oh sugar, don't you cry,
	oh child wipe the tears from your eyes
	You know I need you to be strong,
	and the day's as dark as the night is long

	 C#m                        B
(2)     Feel like trash, you make me feel clean
	 A
	I'm in the black, can't see or be seen
	Baby, baby, baby, light my way
	Baby, baby, baby, light my way

(1)     You bury your treasure where it can't be found
	But your love's like a secret that's been passed around
	There is a silence that comes to a house where no one can sleep
(2)     I guess it's the price of love, I know it's not cheap
	Oh, come on, baby, baby, baby, light my way
	Oh, come on, baby, baby, baby, light my way

	E  B  C#m   A   (twice)
(3)     Ooooh, ultraviolet...
	C#m              B                    E     A
	Baby, baby, baby, light my way

(1)     I remember when we could sleep on stones
	But now we lie together in whispers and moans
	When I was all messed up, and I heard opera in my head
(2)     Your love was a lightbulb hanging over my bed
	Baby, baby, baby, light my way
	Baby, baby, baby, light my way
(3)     Ooooh, ultraviolet...
	G#m               A    E                B
(4)     Baby, baby, baby, baby, baby, baby,
	Baby, baby, baby, light my way

P.S: My first impression was that this was the best track on the "Achtung Baby" album.
	A year later I keep this one as my favourite just on top of the overrated "One".A
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andersgaardbo wrote on July 16 2006, 05:17 pm

A lot of the chords are missing

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Luke-is-deadly wrote on January 13 2007, 05:54 am

Thats pretty cool , its right and the chords aren t missing at all..that guy is just moany

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