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Angel Of Harlem ukulele

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by U2
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Angel of Harlem - U2   submitted by Warren Black

I am frustrated with the other versions of this song that are listed on the net so
I would set it straight. The KEY to getting this song right is applying the CORRECT 
& F chords.

Tuning: Standard EBGDAE

Chords:  The F, G & Am chords during the breaks and chorus’s are played as per normal.
the C & F’s during the intro & verses are played as such: the C is as per normal but with
pinky finger on string 1, fret 3. The F in the verse’s is played, from the C shape 
by merely dropping fingers 2 & 3 (the two middle ones) one string down each, your
and index figures stay where they are throughout all the C-F changes. Thus the change 
C to F and back to C again during the verse’s is done by merely moving fingers 2 & 3 up or 
one string each.

Strum:  In the verse’s the C is played two down-one up with a change into F which is
down-up, down-up and then back into C again. Listen to the song intro and you will
 Try changing the strum pattern in the break & chorus for maximum effect

It takes some practice to get right but when you do it sounds awesome!

Intro :     [D    C]       (x4)

D                      C
It was a cold and wet December day
D                              C
When we touched the ground at JFK
D              C
Snow was melting on the ground
D        C                        D    C
On BLS I heard the sound,   of an angel
D               C
New York, like a Christmas tree
D                C                D     C
Tonight this city belongs to me,   Angel

Chorus I       (change to a normal F)
C     D                           C
Soul love...this love won't let me go
          D       [D    C]       (x4)
So long...angel of Harlem

D                    C
Birdland on fifty-three
D                        C
The street sounds like a symphony
D                        C
We got John Coltrane and a love supreme
D                      C       D   C
Miles says she's got to be an angel
D                  C
Lady Day got diamond eyes
D                             C      D     C
She sees the truth behind the lies,   Angel

Chorus II (change to a normal F)

Break: (change to normal chords)
Em     D         C
Oooh, oooh….oooh, aaahh aaaaahhh
        Em      D                C      (1 strum & stop)
 She says it's heart...heart and soul...

Pause 2-3-4

             [D     C]   x4
Yeah yeah...(yeah)

D                   C
Blue light on the avenue
D                   C
God knows they got to you
D                    C
An empty glass, the lady sings
D                    C
Eyes swollen like a bee sting
D                C
Blinded you lost your way
D                                C
Through the side streets and the alleyway
D                     C
Like a star exploding in the night
D                       C
Falling to the city in broad daylight

      Break: (change to normal chords)
An angel in Devil's shoes
Salvation in the blues
You never looked like an angel
          D          [D    C]   x4
Yeah yeah...angel of Harlem

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