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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. #
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------##
From: Scott A. Yanoff 
Subject: CRD/TAB: Bad (U2)


U2

Bad  (from the album "The Unforgettable Fire")
---

 NOTE: Much of this is taken from The Best of U2 songbook.

  INTRO:  (and also MAIN riff Edge plays, simplefied a little)
     Asus4   A           Asus4   A          Dsus2   D         Dsus2   D
E-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G----7-7-7-7-6-6-6-6-----7-7-7-7-6-6-6-6----9-9-9-9-7-7-7-7---9-9-9-9-7-7-7-7-|
D----7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-----7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7----0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|
A-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|

   The second guitar plays this, with an echo device also:
E-----------------12-12---------------12-12-------------------------------------|
B--------------------------------------------------------10-10------10-10-10-10-|
G-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|


Now, the chords appear below the words.  I suggest you use tab riff as shown
above for the main verse, but you can always try it with the chord
formations at the end of this file to get a more acoustic feel.

If    you twist and turn away.
Asus4 A   Asus4 A   Dsus2 D    Dsus2  D

If    you tear yourself in two   again.
Asus4 A   Asus4   A        Dsus2 D     Dsus2  D

If I  could, yes I would
Asus4 A      Asus4 A

If I     could, I would let it go.
   Dsus2 D       Dsus2 D

	         Surren   - der,         dislocate.
Asus4 A  Asus4 A    Dsus2   D   Dsus2  D

Asus4 A  Asus4 A  Dsus2 D  Dsus2  D

If     I could throw this lifeless
ASus4  A       Asus4     A

Life- line to the wind.
Dsus2 D		       Dsus2 D

       Leave this heart of clay,
Dsus D	          Asus4    A

See you walk, walk away,
Asus4   A         Dsus2  D

      Into the night.
Dsus D        Asus4  A

        And through the rain.
Asus4 A     	       Dsus2   D

      Into the half-light,
Dsus D        Asus4  A

        And through the flame.
Asus4 A     	       Dsus2   D   Dsus2 D

If I could throw myself,
set your spirit free.
I'd lead your heart away,
See you break, break away
Into the light.
And to the day.

(Here, suggested start jamming with regular A and D chords)
Hoo, hoo    Hoo, hoo   Hoo, hoo.
A          	       D

Hoo, hoo    Hoo, hoo   Hoo, hoo.
A          	       D

To let it go,
  	      A

And so to fade away.
          D

To let it go,
  	      A

And so fade away.
          D

I'm wide awake.
               A

I'm wide awake.   wide awake,
	       G             E	    (Now switch back to chords from intro)

I'm not sleeping.
Dsus2   Asus4 A

Oh, no, no.

If you should ask then maybe
They tell you what I would say.
True colors fly in blue and black,
Bruised silken skies and burning flag.
Colors crash, collide in blood shot eyes.
A                                   D	  (Once again, regular chords now)

Hoo, hoo    Hoo, hoo   Hoo, hoo.
A          	       D

If I could, you know I would.

If I could, I would let it go.
This desparation.
Dislocation.
Separation.
Condemnation.
Revelation.
Temptation.
Isolation.
Desolation.

Let it go,
And so to fade away.
To let it go,
And so fade away.
Oh, no
I'm wide awake.
I'm wide awake.
I'm not sleeping.
Oh, no no

CHORD FORMATIONS:
-----------------
Asus4 x 0 2 2 3 x
A     x 0 2 2 2 x
Dsus2 x x 0 2 3 x
D     x x 0 2 3 2


From: ppalmer@ironwood.cray.com (Peter Palmer)
Subject: TAB: Bad (U2) - for one guitar

Bad by U2
from the album Unforgettable Fire

I play this song differently from the great two guitar
version in the archive (tabbed by Scott Yanoff).  So, here it is
for one guitar:


     Asus4   A        Asus4   A
-------------12-12-------------12-12----------|
----------------------------------------------|
----------------------------------------------|
-12-12-12-11-------12-12-12-11----------------|
--0--0--0--0--------0--0--0--0----------------|
----------------------------------------------|


  Dsus2   D            Dsus2   D
E--------------------------------------------------|
B----------10-10-----------------10-10-------------|
G-9-9-9-7------------9-9-9-9-7---------------------|
D-0-0-0-0------------0-0-0-0-0---------------------|
A--------------------------------------------------|
E--------------------------------------------------|

The intro Ds to each verse have this small difference:


  Dsus2   D                  Dsus2   D
E----------------------------------------------------|
B----------10-10-----------------10---10-------------|
G-9-9-9-7------------9-9-9-9-7-----7----7------------|
D-0-0-0-0------------0-0-0-0-0-----------------------|
A----------------------------------------------------|
E----------------------------------------------------|


Live Aid and Wide Awake in America lick at the ending jam:

     Asus4   A           Asus4   A
E----9--12--9-12--9--12--9-12-------9-9---|
B-----------------------------------------|
G-----------------------------------------|
D-----------------------------------------|
A-----------------------------------------|
E-----------------------------------------|
>

     Dsus2   D           Dsus2   D
E----9--10--9-10--9--10--9-10------9------|
B-----------------------------------------|
G-----------------------------------------|
D-----------------------------------------|
A-----------------------------------------|
E-----------------------------------------|

Chords (c/o Scott Yanoff):

If    you twist and turn away.
Asus4 A   Asus4 A   Dsus2 D    Dsus2  D

If    you tear yourself in two   again.
Asus4 A   Asus4   A        Dsus2 D     Dsus2  D

If I  could, yes I would
Asus4 A      Asus4 A

If I     could, I would let it go.
   Dsus2 D       Dsus2 D

	         Surren   - der,         dislocate.
Asus4 A  Asus4 A    Dsus2   D   Dsus2  D

Asus4 A  Asus4 A  Dsus2 D  Dsus2  D

If     I could throw this lifeless
ASus4  A       Asus4     A

Life- line to the wind.
Dsus2 D		       Dsus2 D

       Leave this heart of clay,
Dsus D	          Asus4    A

See you walk, walk away,
Asus4   A         Dsus2  D

      Into the night.
Dsus D        Asus4  A

        And through the rain.
Asus4 A     	       Dsus2   D

      Into the half-light,
Dsus D        Asus4  A

        And through the flame.
Asus4 A     	       Dsus2   D   Dsus2 D

If I could throw myself,
set your spirit free.
I'd lead your heart away,
See you break, break away
Into the light.
And to the day.

(Here, suggested start jamming with regular A and D chords)

/*Note fom Pete:  I bar (barre) them on the 5th fret here*/

Hoo, hoo    Hoo, hoo   Hoo, hoo.
A          	       D

Hoo, hoo    Hoo, hoo   Hoo, hoo.
A          	       D

To let it go,
  	      A

And so to fade away.
          D

To let it go,
  	      A

And so fade away.
          D

I'm wide awake.
               A

/*Note fom Pete:  I play open chords here until the
main riff starts again.*/


I'm wide awake.   wide awake,
	       G             E	    (Now switch back to chords from intro)

I'm not sleeping.
Dsus2   Asus4 A

Oh, no, no.

If you should ask then maybe
They tell you what I would say.
True colors fly in blue and black,
Bruised silken skies and burning flag.
Colors crash, collide in blood shot eyes.
A                                   D	  (Once again, regular chords now)

/*See notes above.*/

Hoo, hoo    Hoo, hoo   Hoo, hoo.
A          	       D

If I could, you know I would.

If I could, I would let it go.
This desparation.
Dislocation.
Separation.
Condemnation.
Revelation.
Temptation.
Isolation.
Desolation.

Let it go,
And so to fade away.
To let it go,
And so fade away.
Oh, no
I'm wide awake.
I'm wide awake.
I'm not sleeping.
Oh, no no


BTW, the versions on Live Aid and Wide Awake In America are moved down
a 1/2 step.  I find that most of their live stuff is
Tuned down like that.

%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%
Pete Palmer
ppalmer@cray.com
%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%

Go, little record go!  - Pixies

            
            
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ione 116 Sep 28, 2006 07:49 AM

Very simple, i expected a better one, thanx anyway for your work

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laneireland 10 Oct 05, 2006 03:53 PM

crazy stuff this is not the way you play this song wromg tab here.
i wou;d love to give my email here but im not, think u2 think crunch think rythmic delay
its done on the A String 12th fret moving to elevnth chocking with plek upsidedown with open A and im sure you will get the little notes (lol)( Thats the start)using using 2 differnt delay times the korg SDD300 in the unit(Watch Ebay) this delay unit has modulation. it sounds good with 1 delay going at 335ms but ull love the triplet delay going on

bye from ireland @ God Bless Ambrose RIP Yesterday+++)
I will post full live and Windmill Lane dublin versions next week

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panhead4jesus 41 Jun 28, 2007 07:01 PM

hey laneireland, thanks for the advice, i know how to play the song properly, i jsu thave ha dno clue where to start with the delay, until now of course :D thanks!!

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