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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. #
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------#

U2 - "New Years Day" (WAR, 1983)

tune down 1/2 step...

Am	C	Em
All is quiet on New Year's Day
Am	   C		Em
A world in white, gets underway
Am	  C			   Em
And I want to be with you, be with you night and day
Am	C	   Em		Am
Nothing changes on New Year's Day
    Em
On New Year's Day

Chorus:
G		Am
I will be with you again
G		F   Am	 C  Em
I will be with you again
Am	C	   Em
Under a blood red sky
Am	    C	     Em
A crowd has gathered in black and white
Am	C	Em
Arms entwined, the chosen few
Am		C    Em		G
Newspaper say, says, say it's true, it's true
Am
And we can break through
	G		   F
Though torn in two, we can be one

G	   Am
I, I will begin again
G	   F		Am	C  Em  Am
I, I will begin again, yeah


Repeat Chorus and fade out

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Piano part tabbed out for guitar:

e--------------10--12-----8--10--7--------|
A----------10-----------------------------|
G-----------------------------------------|  Repeat about 3 times
D-----------------------------------------|
B--12-------------------------------------|
E-----------------------------------------|

e--8-8-7--7--7--7-8-10--12-10-8--10-8--7-8-5--8-7-----------------|
A-----------------------------------------------------------------|
G-----------------------------------------------------------------|
D-----------------------------------------------------------------|
B-----------------------------------------------------------------|
E-----------------------------------------------------------------|

The solo:

e--19--15--17--12--15--10--12--7-----------|
A------------------------------------------|
G------------------------------------------|Bar the bass strings and slide up
D-------------------------------------1/13-|as a transition between
B-------------------------------------1/13-|the two repeats, sounds
E-------------------------------------1/13-|cool.
        Repeat once more.

Second part:
e-----------------------------------------------------------------|
A-----------------------------------------------------------------|
G-----------------------------------------------------------------|
D-----------------------------------------------------------------|
B------5-2-5-7-0-2--------5-2--10-10-9/5-10-9-9/2-10-9-9-10-12-10-|
E--0-5--------------0-2-5-----------------------------------------|

OR
e----------------------------------------------------------------|
A----------------------------------------------------------------|
G----------------------------------------------------------------|
D----------------------------------------------------------------|
B------5-2-5-7-0-2--------5-2--10-10-9---10-9---10-9-9-10-12-10--|
E--0-5--------------0-2-5---------------10-----7-----------------|

Verses:  (live versions)
These are played after the line is finished; listen to Under A Blood Red Sky
and pick it up.

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

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

A world in white gets underway...

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

etc.

(This is in the album version)

Nothing changes on New Year's Day...
                               Dsus4  Esus4
e---------------------------------------------------|
A--------------------------------8-8-10-10----------|
D--------------------------------7-7--9--9----------|
G--------------------------------7-7--9--9----------|
B---------------------------------------------------|
E---------------------------------------------------|

On New Year's Day...
               Dsus4
e-----------------------------|
A-----------xxx----8-8--------|
D-----------xxx----7-7--------|
G-----------xxx----7-7--------|
B-----------------------------|
E-----------------------------|

Chorus:

I... will be with you again....
        Dsus4         Esus4
e----------------------------------------|
A-----8--8--8--8---10-10-10-10-----------|
D-------7--7--7--7---9---9--9--9---------|
G----------------------------------------|
B----------------------------------------|
E----------------------------------------|

considering the chords sound like crap, i wouldn't recommend using them...

            
            
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noob4lyfe 10 Jul 27, 2004 08:00 PM

Good, except that this part:

e-----------------------------------------------------------------|
A-----------------------------------------------------------------|
G-----------------------------------------------------------------|
D-----------------------------------------------------------------|
B------5-2-5-7-0-2--------5-2--10-10-9/5-10-9-9/2-10-9-9-10-12-10-|
E--0-5--------------0-2-5-----------------------------------------|

Should be:
e-----------------------------------------------------------------|
A-----------------------------------------------------------------|
G-----------------------------------------------------------------|
D------5-2-5-7-0-2--------5-2--10-10-9/5-10-9-9/2-10-9-9-10-12-10-|
B--0-5--------------0-2-5-----------------------------------------|
E-----------------------------------------------------------------|

Other than that, 5 stars.
=D

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wunderdog 331 Aug 31, 2005 08:00 PM

What do you call that tuning?
e
B
G
D
A
E
is the right tuning, isn't it?

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wunderdog 331 Aug 31, 2005 08:00 PM

What do you call that tuning?
e
B
G
D
A
E
is the right tuning, isn't it?

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