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U2


Tuned down ½ step

 

Strum Guide

Main Progression Strum

D     A     E

D   D U   U D     U D   D   D U

1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

                    ^

                   Play A on this

                  strum or lift 5th

                   string finger

Rest of song

 

Use same strum pattern, but without the chord changes

 

Intro: / D - (A) - / E - - - / x4

 

 D (½)    (A) (½)  E

Lover,                  I'm off the

     D (½)    (A) (½)  E

street.                     Gonna go where the

  D (½)    (A) (½)  E

bright lights          and the big city

    D (½)    (A) (½)  E

meet                       With a red

 

  D (2)       A (2)

guitar, on fire

    D (½)    (A) (½)  E     D (½)    (A) (½)  E

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             D (½)    (A) (½)  E

She's a candle                  burning in my

 D (½)    (A) (½)  E

room                    I'm like the

   D (½)    (A) (½)  E

needle,                  needle and

    D (½)    (A) (½)  E

spoon                     Over the

 D (½)    (A) (½)  E

counter                with a

    D (½)    (A) (½)  E

shotgun                  Pretty

   D (½)    (A) (½)  E

soon                      everybody

   D (½)    (A) (½)  E

got one                  And the

 

  D (2)                   A (2)

fever when I'm beside her

    D (½)    (A) (½)  E     D (½)    (A) (½)  E

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    D (½)    (A) (½)  E     D (½)    (A) (½)  E (hold)

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Instrumental 4 measures (no chord)

 

              D (2)            A (2)

And the fever, getting higher

    D (½)    (A) (½)  E     D (½)    (A) (½)  E

Desire

    D (½)    (A) (½)  E     D (½)    (A) (½)  E (hold)

Desire

  D (2)      A (2)

Bur    -   ning,

D (2)         E (hold 4)

bur    -    ning

 

E (hold 8)

 

                D (½)    (A) (½)  E

She's the dollars                She's my

     D (½)    (A) (½)  E

protection               Yeah she's a

  D (½)    (A) (½)  E

promise                In the year of

  D (½)    (A) (½)  E

election               Oh,

    D (½)    (A) (½)  E

sister,                    I can't

 D (½)    (A) (½)  E

let              you go

            D (½)    (A) (½)     E

Like a preacher stealing hearts at a traveling

  D (½)    (A) (½)  E

show                   For love or

  D (½)    (A) (½)  E

money money money money money money

  D (½)    (A) (½)  E

money money money money money And the

 

              D (2)            A (2)

And the fever, getting higher

    D (½)    (A) (½)  E     D (½)    (A) (½)  E

Desire

    D (½)    (A) (½)  E     D (½)    (A) (½)  E

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    D (½)    (A) (½)  E     D (½)    (A) (½)  E

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    D (½)    (A) (½)  E     D (½)    (A) (½)  E

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Harmonica Solo:  / D - (A) - / E - - - / x4

 

    D (½)    (A) (½)  E     D (½)    (A) (½)  E

Desire

    D (½)    (A) (½)  E     D (½)    (A) (½)  E

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Harmonica Solo:  / D - (A) - / E - - - / x4, hold last E


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