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Song:   New Year's Day (Live)
Artist: U2
Album:  U2 go Home - Live From Slane Castle, Ireland
Tabber: Andrew Marks

To be honest I cannot work out Edge's sound for this song.
I like to term the sound as 'Toxic'. I can say though that
Edge uses a hefty amount of reverb, and I think probably 
a little delay effect too.

Tune your guitar down 1/2 step.

Intro

e------12----------------|
B--------12--------------|
G----------12------------|
D------------12----------|
A------------------------|
E------------------------|

e--------------------------11--11--|
B-------------------11--11---------|
G------------10--10----------------|
D-----10--10-----------------------|
A----------------------------------|
E----------------------------------|

(Piano Solo)

As soon as the piano riff ends, Edge instantly 
plays this:
e--------------------------|
B-----12-12-12-12-12-12-12-|
G-----12-12-12-12-12-12-12-|
D-----12-12-12-12-12-12-12-|
A--------------------------|
E--------------------------|

Verse 1

"All is quiet on New Year's Day..."

(Let all these following notes ring)

e------12----------------|
B---------12-------------|
G------------12----------|
D---------------12-------|
A------------------------|
E------------------------|

"...A world in white gets under way"

e--------------11------|
B------------11--------|
G----------10----------|
D--------10------------|
A----------------------|
E----------------------|

"...And I want to be with you
Be with you night and day..."

e------12----------------|
B----------12------------|
G--------------12--------|
D------------------12----|
A------------------------|
E------------------------|


Chorus

"...Nothing changes on New Year's Day. 
         On New Year's Day."

(Add some mutes maybe on some upstrokes,
works well in this fast tempo riff.)

e-------------------------------------|
B---8-8-8--8-8/10-10-10\0--10-10-10/8-|
G---7-7-7--7-7/9--9--9\0---9--9---9/7-|
D---5-5-5--5-5/7--7--7\0---7--7---9/5-|
A-------------------------------------|
E-------------------------------------|

"...I will be with you again..."

e---------------------------------------|
B--5---8--8--8--8---10-10---10-10-10-10-|
G--------7--7--7--7---9---9--9--9--9--9-|
D----------------------------7--7--7--7-|
A---------------------------------------|
E---------------------------------------|

"...I will be with you again."

e------------------------------|
B-----8--8--8--8---8--8---8-8--|
G-------7--7--7--7---5--5-5-5--|
D------------------------------|
A------------------------------|
E------------------------------|

e---------------------------------------------|
B-------8--8--8-----8-----------8-8/10-10/0---|
G-------9--9--9---7-----------7---7/9--9/0----|
D---------------------x--x--5-----5/7--7/0----|
A---------------------------------------------|
E---------------------------------------------|

Verse 2

This part is played by muting the string
whilst also sliding up and down the fretboard.
"Under a blood red sky..."

e--x-x-x-x---------|
B--x-x-x-x---------|
G--x-x-x-x---------|
D--x-x-x-x---------|
A--x-x-x-x---------|
E--x-x-x-x---------|

e--x-x-x-x---------|
B--8-8-8-8---------|
G--x-x-x-x---------|
D--x-x-x-x---------|
A--x-x-x-x---------|
E--x-x-x-x---------|

"...A crowd has gathered in black and white..."

e--x-x-x-x---------|
B--x-x-x-x---------|
G--x-x-x-x---------|
D--x-x-x-x---------|
A--x-x-x-x---------|
E--x-x-x-x---------|

e--x-x-x-x---------|
B--8-8-8-8---------|
G--x-x-x-x---------|
D--x-x-x-x---------|
A--x-x-x-x---------|
E--x-x-x-x---------|

"...Arms entwined, the chosen few..."

e--x-x-x-x---------|
B--x-x-x-x---------|
G--x-x-x-x---------|
D--x-x-x-x---------|
A--x-x-x-x---------|
E--x-x-x-x---------|

e--x-x-x-x---------|
B--8-8-8-8--8-8-8--|
G--x-x-x-x--7-7-7--|
D--x-x-x-x--5-5-5--|
A--x-x-x-x---------|
E--x-x-x-x---------|

Chorus

"Newspapers say, say..."

e---------------------------------------|
B--5---8--8--8--8---10-10---10-10-10-10-|
G--------7--7--7--7---9---9--9--9--9--9-|
D----------------------------7--7--7--7-|
A---------------------------------------|
E---------------------------------------|

"...It's true, it's true, and we can break through..."

e------------------------------|
B-----8--8--8--8---8--8---8-8--|
G-------7--7--7--7---5--5-5-5--|
D------------------------------|
A------------------------------|
E------------------------------|

"...Though torn in two we can be one!"

e---------------------------------------|
B--5---8--8--8--8---10-10---10-10-10-10-|
G--------7--7--7--7---9---9--9--9--9--9-|
D----------------------------7--7--7--7-|
A---------------------------------------|
E---------------------------------------|

"I will begin again."

e------------------------------|
B-----8--8--8--8---8--8---8-8--|
G-------7--7--7--7---5--5-5-5--|
D------------------------------|
A------------------------------|
E------------------------------|

"I will begin again."

e-------------------------------------|
B---8-8-8--8-8/10-10-10\0--10-10-10/8-|
G---7-7-7--7-7/9--9--9\0---9--9---9/7-|
D---5-5-5--5-5/7--7--7\0---7--7---9/5-|
A-------------------------------------|
E-------------------------------------|

e-----------------------------------------|
B---8-8-8--8-8/10-10-10\0--10-10-10/8-8-8-|
G---7-7-7--7-7/9--9--9\0---9--9---9/7-5-5-|
D---5-5-5--5-5/7--7--7\0---7--7---9/5-----|
A-----------------------------------------|
E-----------------------------------------|

(Piano Solo)

As Bono finishes talking about McAteer and Edge finishes
the piano riff, he then plays this riff on guitar:

Edge's Solo

e--19--15--17--12--15--10--12--7-----------|
B------------------------------------------|
G------------------------------------------|
D------------------------------------------|
A------------------------------------------|
E------------------------------------------|

e---------------------------------------------------------------|
B---------------------------------------------------------------|
G-----0---0-2-----------0---------------------------------------|
D---0---2-----0-2-----0---2--10-10-9----10-9---10-9-9-10-12-10--|
A-0---------------0-2----------------10------7------------------|
E---------------------------------------------------------------|

e------------------------------------------------|
B------x--x--x--x--x----x--x--x-----x--x---------|
G------x--x--x--x--x----x--x--x-----x--x---------|
D------9-x-9-x-9-x-9-x-9----9-x-9-x-9--x---------|
A------x--x--x--x--x----x--x--x-----x--x---------|
E------------------------------------------------|

Chorus and Outro

"I will be with you again."

e---------------------------------------|
B--5---8--8--8--8---10-10---10-10-10-10-|
G--------7--7--7--7---9---9--9--9--9--9-|
D----------------------------7--7--7--7-|
A---------------------------------------|
E---------------------------------------

"I will be with you again."

e------------------------------|
B-----8--8--8--8---8--8---8-8--|
G-------7--7--7--7---5--5-5-5--|
D------------------------------|
A------------------------------|
E------------------------------|

"I will be with you again."

e---------------------------------------|
B--5---8--8--8--8---10-10---10-10-10-10-|
G--------7--7--7--7---9---9--9--9--9--9-|
D----------------------------7--7--7--7-|
A---------------------------------------|
E---------------------------------------|

"I will be with you again."

e-------------------------------------------|
B-----8--8--8--8---8--8---8-8-8-8/10--10/0--|
G-------7--7--7--7---5--5-5-5-7-7/9----9/0--|
D-----------------------------5-5/7----7/0--|
A-------------------------------------------|
E-------------------------------------------|

I think this tab is extremely accurate, it is just
a matter of making the right sound. Anyone with any
idea how to get a replica sound please e-mail me at
skidman79@hotmail.com

The End

            
            
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