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    Desire

    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

    Desire

                 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

    Desire

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

    Desire

     

    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

    Desire

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

    Desire

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

    Desire

     

    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

    Desire

     

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


    This file is the author's own work and represents his interpretation of this song. It's intended solely for private study, scholarship or research.