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Stay Faraway So Close Chords

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by U2
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D# G# C# F# A# D#
As performed at Glastonbury 2011, acoustically by The Edge backing and harmonising with Bono.

Performance notes
=================

A slightly different take on a wonderful song. Note the top two strings ring the whole 
time, giving that plangent, ethereal feel.

Standard tuning but detuned half A step - Eb Ab Db 
Gb Bb Eb

NB the chords are named according to the fingering below - but as the guitar is detuned, 
E is actually an Eb!

[Chords]
======
E      022100
F#m11  244300
A/F#   2x2200
E/G    4x2100
Aadd9  577600
Bsus4  799800


[Intro]
=====
E   F#m11  Aadd9   E

[Verse 1]
=======
      E             F#m11
Green light Seven E-leven
    Aadd9                 E
You stop in for a pack of cigarettes
          E           F#m11
You don't smoke don't even want to
Aadd9              E
Hey now check your change

        E         F#m11
Dressed up like a car crash
    Aadd9                         E
The wheels are turning but you're upside down

A/F#                                  E
   You say when he hits you you don't mind
A/F#                                    E
   Because when he hurts you you feel a-live
   F#      Aadd9              E
Oh yeah is that what it is?


[Verse 2]
========

    E           F#m11
Red lights grey morning
    Aadd9            E
You stumble out of a hole in the ground
  E            F#m11
A vampire or a victim
      Aadd9            E
It de-pends on who's a-round
            E                    F#m11
You used to stay in to watch the adverts
          Aadd9            E
You could lip synch to the talk shows

A/F#                                 E/G#
    And if you look you look through me
                              Aadd9
And when you talk it's not to me
                                      Bsus4
And when I touch you you don't feel a thing

[Chorus 1]
========
           A/F#                               E
If I could stay then the night would give you up
           A/F#                             E
If I could stay then the day would keep its trust
F#m11        Aadd9            E
Stay and the night would be e-nough

[Verse 3]
=========
    E             F#m11
Far away so close
            Aadd9          E
Up with the static and the radio waves
            E        F#m11
With satell-ite tele-vision BBC
           Aadd9    E
You can go anywhere
E               F#m11  Aadd9           E
Miami New Orl-eans     London Belfast Glastonbury
A/F#                              E/G#
    And if you listen I can't call
                                   Aadd9
And if you jump you just might fall
                                   Bsus4
And if you shout I'll only hear you

[Chorus 2]
=========
           A/F#                               E
If I could stay then the night would give you up
           A/F#                             E
If I could stay then the day would keep its trust
           A/F#          E/G#
If I could stay with the spirit I found
Aadd9           Bsus4
  Stay with the demons I drowned
F#m11           Aadd9         E
Stay and the night would be e-nough

[Break] (over verse chords)
=========================
      E        F#m11
Oh oh oh oh oh oh
      Aadd9    E
Oh oh oh oh oh oh
      E        F#m11
Oh oh oh oh oh oh
      Aadd9    E
Oh oh oh oh oh oh

[Outro] (truncated verse)
=======================
        E                   F#m11
Three o'clock in the morning
          Aadd9        E
It's quiet and there's no-one around
         E               F#m11
Just the bang and the clatter
      Aadd9                 E
As an angel hits the ground

-----------------------------------------

I hope I've done it justice!

Kevin O'Brien
Watford
England
June 2011

watfordkev@gmail.com
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tomtkox 101 wrote on August 14 2012, 04:19 pm

I think you have done it justice, thats exactly as i have seen The Edge play it. Great tab.

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J.DoubleO.P 155 wrote on September 8 2014, 03:24 pm, edited at 03:26 pm

F#m11 = F#11th
A/F# = F#m11

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J.DoubleO.P 155 wrote on September 8 2014, 03:30 pm

E 022100
F#11th 244300
F#m11 2x2200
E/G# 4x2100
Aadd9 577600
Bsus4 799800

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