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WHITE AS SNOW
U2 - NO LINE ON THE HORIZON

Here's White as Snow, one of my favorite songs from No Line on the Horizon.
It's not as complex as it looks; just use power chord shapes for for each set
of notes and maintain the pattern.  The lyrics are NOT lined up with the tab.


Intro

e|--------------|
B|--------------|
G|--------------|
D|----2---2-----| x10
A|------2-------|
E|--0-----------|


Verse One

e|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------4---4---2---2---4---4----------------------------------|
D|----2---2-----4-------2-------4-----2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2--|
A|------2---2-------0-------2-----------2-------2-------2-------2----|
E|--0-------------------------------0-------0-------0-------0--------|
           "Where I came from there were no hills at all"

e|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---5---5---5---5---7---7---2---2-----------------------------------|
D|-----5-------5-------7-------2-----2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---|
A|-3-------3-------5-------0-----------2-------2-------2-------2-----|
E|---------------------------------0-------0-------0-------0---------|
         "The land was flat, the highway, straight and wide"

e|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|----2---2---2---2-----------5---5-------------------7---7---7---7--|
D|------2-------2-----3---3-----5-----5---5---5---5-----7-------7----|
A|--0-------0-----------3---3-----------5-------5---5-------5--------|
E|------------------1---------------3-------3------------------------|
"My brother and I would drive for hours, like we had years instead of days"

e|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------2---2---7---7------------------------------------------|
D|----2---2-----2-------7-----5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5----------|
A|------2---0-------5-----------5-------5-------5-------5------------|
E|--0-----------------------3-------3-------3-------3----------------|
                "Our faces as pale as the dirty snow"

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B|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------4---4---2---2---4---4----------------------------------|
D|----2---2-----4-------2-------4-----2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2--|
A|------2---2-------0-------2-----------2-------2-------2-------2----|
E|--0-------------------------------0-------0-------0-------0--------|
                "Once I knew there was a love divine"

e|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---5---5---5---5---7---7---2---2-----------------------------------|
D|-----5-------5-------7-------2-----2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---|
A|-3-------3-------5-------0-----------2-------2-------2-------2-----|
E|---------------------------------0-------0-------0-------0---------|
             "Then came a time I thought it knew me not"

e|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|----2---2---2---2-----------5---5-------------------7---7---7---7--|
D|------2-------2-----3---3-----5-----5---5---5---5-----7-------7----|
A|--0-------0-----------3---3-----------5-------5---5-------5--------|
E|------------------1---------------3-------3------------------------|
        "Who can forgive forgiveness when forgiveness is not"

e|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------2---2---7---7------------------------------------------|
D|----2---2-----2-------7-----5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5----------|
A|------2---0-------5-----------5-------5-------5-------5------------|
E|--0-----------------------3-------3-------3-------3----------------|
                    "Only the lamb as white a snow"

Verse 2

e|--5------1------0------3------5------1---------|
B|--7------1------1------3------7------1---------|
G|--7-x8---2-x8---2-x8---4-x8---7-x8---2-x8------|
D|--7------3------2------5------7------3---------|
A|--5------3------0------5------5------3---------|
E|---------1-------------3-------------1---------|

Tremolo pick these notes
e|---8-------7-------8-------7-----5-3-----5--|
B|--------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------|
"And the water it was icy as it washed over me"

e|--8--7--5--3--0--3----8--7--5--3--0--3--5-----5--|
B|----------------------------------------3---3-3--|
G|-------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------|
"And the moon shined above, above me"


Verse 3

e|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------4---4---2---2---4---4----------------------------------|
D|----2---2-----4-------2-------4-----2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2--|
A|------2---2-------0-------2-----------2-------2-------2-------2----|
E|--0-------------------------------0-------0-------0-------0--------|
           "Now this dry ground it bears no fruit at all"

e|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---5---5---5---5---7---7---2---2-----------------------------------|
D|-----5-------5-------7-------2-----2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---|
A|-3-------3-------5-------0-----------2-------2-------2-------2-----|
E|---------------------------------0-------0-------0-------0---------|
            "Only poppies laugh under a crescent moon"

e|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|----2---2---2---2---5---5---5---5-------------------7---7---7---7--|
D|------2-------2-------5-------5-----5---5---5---5-----7-------7----|
A|--0-------0-------3-------3-----------5-------5---5-------5--------|
E|----------------------------------3-------3------------------------|
     "The road refuses strangers, the land, the seeds we sow"

e|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------2---2---7---7------------------------------------------|
D|----2---2-----2-------7-----5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5----------|
A|------2---0-------5-----------5-------5-------5-------5------------|
E|--0-----------------------3-------3-------3-------3----------------|
             "Where might we find a lamb as white as snow"

e|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------4---4---2---2---4---4----------------------------------|
D|----2---2-----4-------2-------4-----2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2--|
A|------2---2-------0-------2-----------2-------2-------2-------2----|
E|--0-------------------------------0-------0-------0-------0--------|
            "As boys we would go hunting in the woods"

e|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---5---5---5---5---7---7---2---2-----------------------------------|
D|-----5-------5-------7-------2-----2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---|
A|-3-------3-------5-------0-----------2-------2-------2-------2-----|
E|---------------------------------0-------0-------0-------0---------|
            "To sleep the night, shooting out the stars"

e|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|----2---2---2---2---5---5---5---5-------------------7---7---7---7--|
D|------2-------2-------5-------5-----5---5---5---5-----7-------7----|
A|--0-------0-------3-------3-----------5-------5---5-------5--------|
E|----------------------------------3-------3------------------------|
 "Now the wolves are every passing stranger, every face we cannot know"

e|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------2---2---7---7------------------------------------------|
D|----2---2-----2-------7-----5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5----------|
A|------2---0-------5-----------5-------5-------5-------5------------|
E|--0-----------------------3-------3-------3-------3----------------|
             "If only a heart could be as white as snow"

e|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------2---2---7---7------------------------------------------|
D|----2---2-----2-------7-----5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5----------|
A|------2---0-------5-----------5-------5-------5-------5------------|
E|--0-----------------------3-------3-------3-------3-------3--------|
             "If only a heart could be as white as snow"

            
            
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Frusciante19 20 Oct 07, 2010 10:19 AM

nice and simple - awesome tab

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into44 31 Jan 19, 2012 09:40 AM

wonderful song, thx for the tab :)

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