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Get On Your Boots Bass Tab

version 3
version 3

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by U2
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Author
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Song: Get On Your Boots                      |
Artist: U2                                   |
Album: No Line on the Horizon                |
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Tabbed by: Kyle Lords (mystic2kyle@gmail.com)|
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Note: The sections have notes above them, but all sections are tabbed directly beneath.


Intro: (Starts after 2-beat drum intro measure)		

G:|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
D:|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
A:|5-3---3-----5---|3---3---3-------|5-3---3-----5---|3---3---3-------|
E:|----5-----5-----|--5-------5-3-5-|----5-----5-----|--5-------5-3-5-|
   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  

|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|5-3---3-----5---|3---3---3-------|5-3---3-----5---|3---3-----------|
|----5-----5-----|--5-------5-3-5-|----5-----5-----|--5-----5-3-5---|
 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  

Verse 1:

G:|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
D:|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
A:|5-3---3-----5---|3---3---3-------|5-3---3-----5---|3---3---3-------|
E:|----5-----5-----|--5-------5-3-5-|----5-----5-----|--5-------5-3-5-|
   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  

|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|5-3---3-----5---|3---3---3-------|5-3---3-----5---|3---3-----------|
|----5-----5-----|--5-------5-3-5-|----5-----5-----|--5-----5-3-5---|
 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  

Prechorus 1:

G:|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
D:|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
A:|5-3---3-----5---|3---3---3-------|5-3---3-----5---|3---3---3-------|
E:|----5-----5-----|--5-------5-3-5-|----5-----5-----|--5-------5-3-5-|
   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  

|----------------|----------------|
|----------------|----------------|
|5-3---3-----5---|3---3-----------|
|----5-----5-----|--5-----5-3-5---|
 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  

Verse 2: (Same riff as Intro/Verse 1)

G:|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
D:|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
A:|5-3---3-----5---|3---3---3-------|5-3---3-----5---|3---3---3-------|
E:|----5-----5-----|--5-------5-3-5-|----5-----5-----|--5-------5-3-5-|
   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  

|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|5-3---3-----5---|3---3---3-------|5-3---3-----5---|3---3-----------|
|----5-----5-----|--5-------5-3-5-|----5-----5-----|--5-----5-3-5---|
 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  

Chorus 1: (Intense section)

G:|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
D:|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
A:|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
E:|3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|
   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  

|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|----------------|----------------|6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-|8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-|
|3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-|----------------|----------------|
 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  

|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------| (Measures widened
|10--10--10--10--10--10--10--10--|11--11--11--11--11--11--11--11--| to accomodate double
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------| digit frets)
 1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +    1   +   2   +   3   +   4   + 

|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|10--10--10--10--10--10--10--10--|11--11--11--11--11--11--11--11--|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
 1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +    1   +   2   +   3   +   4   + 

|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|10--10--10--10--10--10--10--10--|13--13--13--13--13--13--13--13--|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
 1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +    1   +   2   +   3   +   4   + 

|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-|8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-|5-3---3-----5---|3---3---3-------|
|----------------|----------------|----5-----5-----|--5-------5-3-5-|
 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 

Short Bridge 1: (4 measure riff between Chorus 1 and Verse 3)

G:|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
D:|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
A:|5-3---3-----5---|3---3---3-------|5-3---3-----5---|3---3-----------|
E:|----5-----5-----|--5-------5-3-5-|----5-----5-----|--5-----5-3-5---|
   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  

Verse 3: (Same as Verses 1 and 2)

G:|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
D:|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
A:|5-3---3-----5---|3---3---3-------|5-3---3-----5---|3---3---3-------|
E:|----5-----5-----|--5-------5-3-5-|----5-----5-----|--5-------5-3-5-|
   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  

|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|5-3---3-----5---|3---3---3-------|5-3---3-----5---|3---3-----------|
|----5-----5-----|--5-------5-3-5-|----5-----5-----|--5-----5-3-5---|
 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  

Prechorus 2: (Same as Verses)

G:|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
D:|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
A:|5-3---3-----5---|3---3---3-------|5-3---3-----5---|3---3---3-------|
E:|----5-----5-----|--5-------5-3-5-|----5-----5-----|--5-------5-3-5-|
   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  

|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|5-3---3-----5---|3---3---3-------|5-3---3-----5---|3---3-----------|
|----5-----5-----|--5-------5-3-5-|----5-----5-----|--5-----5-3-5---|
 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  

Chorus 2: (Ending different from Chorus 1)

G:|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
D:|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
A:|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
E:|3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|
   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  

|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|----------------|----------------|6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-|8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-|
|3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-|----------------|----------------|
 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  

|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|10--10--10--10--10--10--10--10--|11--11--11--11--11--11--11--11--|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
 1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +    1   +   2   +   3   +   4   + 

|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|10--10--10--10--10--10--10--10--|11--11--11--11--11--11--11--11--|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
 1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +    1   +   2   +   3   +   4   + 

|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|10--10--10--10--10--10--10--10--|13--13--13--13--13--13--13--13--|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
 1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +    1   +   2   +   3   +   4   + 

|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-|8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-|5-3---3-----5---|3---3---3-------|
|----------------|----------------|----5-----5-----|--5-------5-3-5-|
 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 

|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|5-3---3-----5---|3---3---3-------|5-3---3-----5---|3---3---3-------|
|----5-----5-----|--5-------5-3-5-|----5-----5-----|--5-------5-3-5-|
 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  

|----------------|----------------|
|----------------|----------------|
|5-3---3-----5---|3---3-----------|
|----5-----5-----|--5-----5-3-5---|
 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  

Bridge:

Bass mute during first 4 measures of Bridge, then:

G:|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
D:|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
A:|5-3---3-----5---|3---3---3-------|5-3---3-----5---|3---3---3-------|
E:|----5-----5-----|--5-------5-3-5-|----5-----5-----|--5-------5-3-5-|
   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  

|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|5-3---3-----5---|3---3---3-------|5-3---3-----5---|3---3---3-------|
|----5-----5-----|--5-------5-3-5-|----5-----5-----|--5-------5-3-5-|
 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  


|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|5-3---3-----5---|3---3---3-------|5-3---3-----5---|3---3---3-------|
|----5-----5-----|--5-------5-3-5-|----5-----5-----|--5-------5-3---|
 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 

Outro:

 (Bass still mute from last measure)|
G:|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
D:|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
A:|----------------|----------------|5-3---3-----5---|3---3---3-------|
E:|----------------|----------------|----5-----5-----|--5-------5-3-5-|
   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  

|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|5-3---3-----5---|3---3---3-------|5-3---3-----5---|3---3---3-------|
|----5-----5-----|--5-------5-3-5-|----5-----5-----|--5-------5-3-5-|
 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  

|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|5-3---3-----5---|3---3---3-------|5-3---3-----5---|3---3---3-------|
|----5-----5-----|--5-------5-3-5-|----5-----5-----|--5-------5-3-5-|
 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  

                                  (Sustain last note, then slide up an octave and hold) 
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|----|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|----|
|5-3---3-----5---|3---3---3-------|5~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~|~~~~~~~~~~~~////|17~~~
|----5-----5-----|--5-------5-3-5-|----------------|----------------|----|
 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 ....

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Evan.K 40 wrote on January 1 2010, 03:43 pm

Nice job!!! I played it and it sounds perfect. 5 stars

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Haloquadratum 110 wrote on February 13 2014, 09:08 am

Same notes, but wáy easier to play:

G:|----------------|----------------|
D:|----------------|----------------|
A:|5-3-0-3---0-5---|3-0-3---3-------|
E:|----------------|----------5-3-5-|

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