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-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                             THE FIRST TIME - U2
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Tabbed by: Eric Gardner
Email: u22utoo@yahoo.com

Tuning: Standard

My rendition of the song, inspired by a very touching live performance during the last
of the Vetigo tour in Honolulu, HI.  Bono sang it from the main stage.  Starting on the
verse (I have a brother...), he started singing to The Edge, who was on the B Stage.  
slowly worked his way out to The Edge and then hugged him at the end of the song.  A
performance of a beautiful song.  Also a very easy song to play.  You can even replace 
E chord I tabbed with an open E chord if you choose to do so (X22100).  Enjoy.

Intro:
e|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------9--11--12--11--9-----------------------------------|X5
A|-9--11--12--11--9---0--0---0---0---0-----------------------------------|
E|-0--0---0---0---0------------------------------------------------------|


Verse 1:
e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------9--11-12-11-9-----------------------9--11-12-11-9---------|
A|-9-------------0--0--0--0--0--9--------------------0--0--0--0--0---------|
E|-0----------------------------0------------------------------------------|
   I have a lover               A lover like no other

e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------9--11--12--11--9--------------------|
A|---------9---------------------------0--0---0---0---0--------------------|
E|---------0---------------------------------------------------------------|
   She got soul, soul, soul, sweet soul,

e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------9--11--12--11--9--------------------------|
A|---------9---------------------0--0---0---0---0--------------------------|
E|---------0---------------------------------------------------------------|
   and she teaches me how to sing

   C#m                           A
e|-4-----4---4-----4----4--------5----5--5---------------------------------|
B|-5-----5---5-----5----5--------5----5--5---------------------------------|
G|-6-----6---6-----6----6--------6----6--6---------------------------------|
D|-6-----6---6-----6----6--------7----7--7---------------------------------|
A|-4-----4---4-----4----4--------7----7--7---------------------------------|
E|-x-----x---x-----x----x--------5----5--5---------------------------------|
   Shows me colors when there's  none to see

   C#m                     A
e|-4-----4---4-----4----4--5----5--5---------------------------------------|
B|-5-----5---5-----5----5--5----5--5---------------------------------------|
G|-6-----6---6-----6----6--6----6--6---------------------------------------|
D|-6-----6---6-----6----6--7----7--7---------------------------------------|
A|-4-----4---4-----4----4--7----7--7---------------------------------------|
E|-x-----x---x-----x----x--5----5--5---------------------------------------|
   Gives me  faith when I  can't believe that

e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------9--11--12--11--9-------------------------------------|
A|-9--11--12--11--9---0--0---0---0---0-------------------------------------|
E|-0--0---0---0---0--------------------------------------------------------|
   for the first time

e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------9--11--12--11--9--------------------------------------|
A|-9--11--12--11--9--0--0---0---0---0--------------------------------------|
E|-0--0---0---0---0--------------------------------------------------------|
   I feel love       Love

e|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------9--11--12--11--9------------------------------------|X3
A|-9--11--12--11--9--0--0---0---0---0------------------------------------|
E|-0--0---0---0---0------------------------------------------------------|
   Love              Love

Verse 2:
e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------9-11-12-11-9-------------------------------9--11-12-11-|
A|-9----------------0-0--0--0--0-----9-------------------------0--0--0--0--|
E|-0---------------------------------0-------------------------------------|
   I have a brother,                 when I'm a brother in need

|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------9--11--12--11--9---------------------------|
A|------------9-----------------0--0---0---0---0---------------------------|
E|------------0------------------------------------------------------------|
   I spend my whole life running,

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------9--11--12--11--9----------------------------|
A|---------------9---------------0--0---0---0---0----------------------------|
E|---------------0-----------------------------------------------------------|
   he spends his running after me

   C#m                   A
e|-4----4---4---4---4----5--5--5-------------------------------------------|
B|-5----5---5---5---5----5--5--5-------------------------------------------|
G|-6----6---6---6---6----6--6--6-------------------------------------------|
D|-6----6---6---6---6----7--7--7-------------------------------------------|
A|-4----4---4---4---4----7--7--7-------------------------------------------|
E|-x----x---x---x---x----5--5--5-------------------------------------------|
   When I feel myself    going down,

   C#m                    A
e|-4----4---4---4---4-----5-----5----5-------------------------------------|
B|-5----5---5---5---5-----5-----5----5-------------------------------------|
G|-6----6---6---6---6-----6-----6----6-------------------------------------|
D|-6----6---6---6---6-----7-----7----7-------------------------------------|
A|-4----4---4---4---4-----7-----7----7-------------------------------------|
E|-x----x---x---x---x-----5-----5----5-------------------------------------|
   I   just call and he   comes around


e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------9--11--12--11--9-------------------------------------|
A|-9--11--12--11--9---0--0---0---0---0-------------------------------------|
E|-0--0---0---0---0--------------------------------------------------------|
   For the first time

e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------9--11--12--11--9--------------------------------------|
A|-9--11--12--11--9--0--0---0---0---0--------------------------------------|
E|-0--0---0---0---0--------------------------------------------------------|
   I feel love       Love


e|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------9--11--12--11--9-----------------------------------|X2
A|-9--11--12--11--9--0--0---0---0---0-----------------------------------|
E|-0--0---0---0---0-----------------------------------------------------|
   Love              Love


Verse 3
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------9--11-12-11-9-------------------------9--11-12-11-9--|
A|9---------------------0--0--0--0--0--9----------------------0--0--0--0--0--|
E|0------------------------------------0-------------------------------------|
  My Father is a rich man              He wears a rich man's cloak

e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------9--11-12-11-9---------------------|
A|-------------9-------------------------0--0--0--0--0---------------------|
E|-------------0-----------------------------------------------------------|
   Gave me the keys to His kingdom coming

e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------9--11-12-11-9-------------------------------------|
A|-----------9-----------0--0--0--0--0-------------------------------------|
E|-----------0-------------------------------------------------------------|
   Gave me a cup of gold

e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------9--11-12-11-9------------------------------|
A|----------9-------------------0--0--0--0--0------------------------------|
E|----------0--------------------------------------------------------------|
   He said "I have many mansions,

e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------9--11-12-11-9--------------------------|
A|---------------9------------------0--0--0--0--0--------------------------|
E|---------------0---------------------------------------------------------|
   and there are many rooms to see."

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------9--11-12-11-9----------------------------------|
A|-------9--------------------0--0--0--0--0----------------------------------|
E|-------0-------------------------------------------------------------------|
   But I left by the back door

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------9--11-12-11-9-------------------------------------|
A|-------9-----------------0--0--0--0--0-------------------------------------|
E|-------0-------------------------------------------------------------------|
   and I threw away the key

   E           ^      A
e|-4---4---4---4--4---5--5--5----------------------------------------------|
B|-5---5---5---5--5---5--5--5----------------------------------------------|
G|-4---4---4---4--4---6--6--6----------------------------------------------|
D|-6---6---6---6--6---7--7--7----------------------------------------------|
A|-7---7---7---7--7---7--7--7----------------------------------------------|
E|-x---x---x---x--x---5--5--5----------------------------------------------|
   Yes I threw away   the key

   C#m                 ^    A
e|-4---4-----4-----4---4----5--5--5----------------------------------------|
B|-5---5-----5-----5---5----5--5--5----------------------------------------|
G|-6---6-----6-----6---6----6--6--6----------------------------------------|
D|-6---6-----6-----6---6----7--7--7----------------------------------------|
A|-4---4-----4-----4---4----7--7--7----------------------------------------|
E|-x---x-----x-----x---x----5--5--5----------------------------------------|
   God knows He’ll give it  back to me

e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------9--11--12--11--9-------------------------------|
A|-------9--11--12--11--9---0--0---0---0---0-------------------------------|
E|-------0--0---0---0---0--------------------------------------------------|
   Still for the first time

e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------9--11--12--11--9-------------------------------------|
A|--9--11--12--11--9--0--0---0---0---0-------------------------------------|
E|--0--0---0---0---0-------------------------------------------------------|
    I feel love       Love

e|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------9--11--12--11--9-----------------------------------|X4
A|--9--11--12--11--9--0--0---0---0---0-----------------------------------|
E|--0--0---0---0---0-----------------------------------------------------|
    Love              Love


Outro:                      E
e|-------------------------------0-----------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------0------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------1-------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------9--11----2--------------------------------------------|
A|-9--11--12--11--9--0--0----2---------------------------------------------|
E|-0--0---0---0---0---------x----------------------------------------------|

^ = upstroke
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