Guitar Tablature
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Guitar Tablature


All songs transcribed by Brandon Leniart, unless otherwise noted. I did base the songs on the songbook, but it only contained the basic chords, some of which didn't fit in well. Keep in mind this is only a rough guide and not a literal note-for-note transcription, especially with the solos. Dave Gilmour uses a lot of fills, overdubs and harmonization, but I am only arranging this for one guitar. Please e-mail me with any comments, suggestions, or corrections. If you would like to see some of my other transcriptions for U2 songs, please visit http://cu.comp-unltd.com/~noneal/u2guitar.html

chords used:

    G   C   G7  A  A7   D7  Am  F Dsus2 Bbadd4 Asus2 Absus  Dm  Eb  Em  
1---3---0---1---0---0---2---0---1---0----1-------------------1-------0-
2---3---1---0---2---2---1---1---1---3----3------0-----3------3---8---0-
3---0---0---0---2---0---2---2---2---2----3------2-----1------2---8---0-
4---0---2---0---2---2---0---2---3---0----1------2-----1------0---8---2-
5---2---3---2---0---0-------0------------1------0----------------6---2-
6---3-------3--------------------------------------------------------0-

E5 C5 G5 F#5 G#5 A5 B5 Em(2)C(2) C#m Bm F# Dm9 D 1-------------------------------3--------4----2---2---------2- 2-------------------------------5----5---5----3---2----5----3- 3---9---5-------------------4---4----5---6----4---3----5----3- 4---9---5---5---4---6---7---4--------5---6----4---4----3----0- 5---7---3---5---4---6---7---2------------4----2---4----5------ 6---0-------3---2---4---5-------------------------2-----------

Pigs On The Wing (part one)
--Roger Waters--

intro: G C G

              C     G7  C                    G    C    G
If you didn't care          what happened to me
             C     G7   C       G    C   G
And I didn't care           for you
          A                              A7
We would     zig zag our way through the boredom and pain
  G          C        D7             G
Occasionally glancing up through the rain
Am          F             C           F       C      Am
   Wondering which of the buggers  to blame
    D7      *                G      C    G
And watching for pigs on the wing

*put pinky on 1st string, 3rd fret and release

Dogs
--David Gilmour and Roger Waters--

intro (play each chord for 4 bars):
OK!  I have finally unlocked the mystery of the acoustic intro to this 
song!  It is tuned down a WHOLE step and played in E minor, so it sounds 
like D minor.  The real way David Gilmour played the four intro chords is 
like this:

   Em9  Cadd4 Bsus2  Bbsus2
1---2-----0-----0-----0--
2---3-----1-----2-----1--
3---0-----0-----4-----3--
4---2-----3-----4-----3--
5---------3-----2-----1--
6------------------------

Of course, no one wants to tune down a whole step just for the first few
minutes of the song, so I invented a way to play it in standard tuning.  
The chords are shown above, but for a recap here they are: 

   Dm9  Bbadd4 Asus2  Absus
1---------1----------------
2---5-----3-----0------3---
3---5-----3-----2------1---
4---3-----1-----2------1---
5---5-----1-----0----------
6--------------------------

Try it!  It really works.


Arthur McEntire's [samianaidan@juno.com] version:
1---0---1---0---1-
2---3---3---3---3-
3---2---3---2---3-
4---3---3---0---1-
5-------1-------1-
6-----------------

Zach F's [Floatingpig@hotmail.com] version:
1---0---1---0---1-
2---3---3---0---3-
3---2---3---2---3-
4---0---3---2---3-
5-------1---2---1-
6-----------0-----

Dm9  Bbadd4   Asus2   Absus


       Dm9  
You've got to be crazy, you've got to have a real need
          Bbadd4
You gotta sleep on your toes when you're on the street
                                                       Asus2
You got to be able to pick out the easy meat with your eyes closed
Then moving in silently, downwind and out of sight
Absus
You've got to strike when the moment is right without thinking
Dm9                                                     Bbadd4
After a while you can work on points for style, like the club tie
And the firm handshake, a sudden look in the eye, and an easy smile
    Asus2                                                     Absus
You have to be trusted by the people that you lie to so that when
they turn their backs on you, you'll get the chance to put the knife in

guitar solo (with intro chords):
1---/12---13--12--12--10----------------------------------------
2-------------------------10--12--13--13--12--10----------------
3-------------------------------------------------12--10--9--7--
4---------------------------------------------------------------
5---------------------------------------------------------------
6---------------------------------------------------------------

1----------------------------------------------------------------x-
2--------6p5---------------------------------------------------x---
3---5h7-------7p5--3---3---3h5--5/7--5--7--9--10b12--10--10--x-----
4------------------------------------------------------------------
5------------------------------------------------------------------
6------------------------------------------------------------------

1---13--12--10---/13--12--10----------------------------------------
2-----------------------------13------------------------------------
3---------------------------------12b14--12b14--12b14--10h12p10--9--
4-------------------------------------------------------------------
5-------------------------------------------------------------------
6-------------------------------------------------------------------

1-------------------------------------------------------------------
2-------------------------------------------------------------------
3---9h10p10--9------7--9--10--9----------7--9--9h10p9--9--9--10--12-
4---------------10---------------7h9h10-----------------------------
5-------------------------------------------------------------------
6-------------------------------------------------------------------

1-------------------------------------------------------------------
2---10--12--12b13--12--12--10--10-------------------/13--12--10--10-
3----------------------------------12--12--10--10-------------------
4-------------------------------------------------------------------
5-------------------------------------------------------------------
6-------------------------------------------------------------------

1------------------------------------------------------------
2---13---12---11---10----------------------------------------
3-------------------------12---10---9---7---9---10---10b12r--
4------------------------------------------------------------
5------------------------------------------------------------
6------------------------------------------------------------
       Dm9
You've got to keep one eye looking over your shoulder
              Bbadd4
You know it's gonna get harder, harder and harder as you get older
          Asus2
Yeah, and in the end, you'll pack up, fly down south, hide your head
            Absus                                                Dm9
in the sand--just another sad old man all alone and dying of cancer

Bbadd4  Asus2  Absus
(play this fill one time with above chords, hold D note at end):
1------------------------------------
2---------5---6---5h6p5--------------
3---7---------------------7---5---7--
4------------------------------------
5------------------------------------
6------------------------------------

half tempo interlude:
Dm

C  Dm
solo with above chords(C & Dm):
1--------------15b17r15-------------13-----------------20b22r20--
2---13b15r13-------------13--13b15------13b15--13/15-------------
3----------------------------------------------------------------
4----------------------------------------------------------------
5----------------------------------------------------------------
6----------------------------------------------------------------
(play above part twice, then add some new chords):
                      Bb
1-----------------------------------------------------------
2---13b15r13--11--10--11----11b13r--13b15r--11b13r--10--11--
3-----------------------------------------------------------
4-----------------------------------------------------------
5-----------------------------------------------------------
6-----------------------------------------------------------
                               F                 Eb
1-----------------12-----------13--13b15r13--------------------
2---11b13--13b15-------------------------------15b16-----------
3----------------------14--14--------------------------15--15--
4--------------------------------------------------------------
5--------------------------------------------------------------
6--------------------------------------------------------------
              F                Eb
1-------------13---13b15r13-----------------------
2--------13-------------------15b16---------------
3---14-----------------------------------15---15--
4-------------------------------------------------
5-------------------------------------------------
6-------------------------------------------------
(with dogs barking in the background):
Dm  C
Bb  C    
Dm  A  F  A7

1--------------15b17----18b20b20b20---17p16h17---------------
2---13b15--13----------------------------------------18b20r--
3------------------------------------------------17----------
4------------------------------------------------------------
5------------------------------------------------------------
6------------------------------------------------------------

1------------------------------------------------x------12--15--12--
2---10\6-----------------------------------------x--13--------------
3---10\7---7--5--7p5-----5-----------------------x------------------
4---------------------7-----5--7--3--5--------0--x------------------
5---------------------------------------3--5------------------------
6-------------------------------------------------------------------

1----------------------13--13--13b15r10--10--10--12b13r12------10--
2---15--15--15b17--10--------------------------------------13------
3------------------------------------------------------------------
4------------------------------------------------------------------
5------------------------------------------------------------------
6------------------------------------------------------------------

1-----------13--12--13b15--10------12--12--12b13r--10--12--12b13---
2---13--15---------------------13----------------------------------
3------------------------------------------------------------------
4------------------------------------------------------------------
5------------------------------------------------------------------
6------------------------------------------------------------------

1---13--13b15r--15--13--15--15b17----------------------------0-----
2------------------------------------------------------------3-----
3------------------------------------------------------------2-----
4------------------------------------5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-0---0-----
5------------------------------------------------------------------
6------------------------------------------------------------------

1---13--10---13--10---13--10--13--15------10--10--12b13r--10--15---
2-------------------------------------15---------------------------
3------------------------------------------------------------------
4------------------------------------------------------------------
5------------------------------------------------------------------
6------------------------------------------------------------------

1---15--15b17--17b19r17--15b17r15--13b15r13--13b15r13--12b13r12-10-
2------------------------------------------------------------------
3------------------------------------------------------------------
4------------------------------------------------------------------
5------------------------------------------------------------------
6------------------------------------------------------------------
Dm           C           Dm C Dm              C                Dm    C
And when you lose control,    you'll reap the harvest you have sown
Dm         C          Dm C     Dm                             Bb   A, F, A
And as the fear grows,     the bad blood slows and turns to stone
Dm       C   Dm      C        Dm         C       Dm      C           Dm C
And it's too late to lose the weight you used to need to throw around
          Bb   C             Bb C           Dm A        F    A      Dm
So have a good drown, as you go down all alone, dragged down by the stone

(dog bark and whistle interlude)

Dm9  Bbadd4   Asus2   Absus
Dm9   
Gotta admit that I'm a little bit confused 
Bbadd4
Sometimes it seems to me as if I'm just being used
Asus2
Gotta stay awake, gotta try and shake off this creeping malaise
     Absus
If I don't stand my own ground, how can I find my way out of this maze?
Dm9
Deaf, dumb, and blind, you just keep on pretending
     Bbadd4
That everyone's expendable, and no one has a real friend
       Asus2
And it seems to you the thing to do would be to isolate the winner
Absus
Everything's done under the sun and you believe at heart everyone's a killer

1-------------------------------------------------------
2---17--17b20r17---13b15r-------------------------------
3--------------------------12--10--12--------------10---
4--------------------------------------12---10h12-------
5-------------------------------------------------------
6-------------------------------------------------------

1------------------------------------------------------------
2---6p5--6p5-------------------------------------------------
3--------------7--5--3------------------------5p3--7--7b9r7--
4-------------------------5--3--0---3/5--3-------------------
5------------------------------------------------------------
6------------------------------------------------------------

1---12--13--15--13--15--17--15--17--20--20b22r20--18--17--
2---------------------------------------------------------
3---------------------------------------------------------
4---------------------------------------------------------
5---------------------------------------------------------
6---------------------------------------------------------

1---17-15--15-13--13-12--12-10--10-8--8-7--7-5--5-3--3-1--
2---------------------------------------------------------
3---------------------------------------------------------
4---------------------------------------------------------
5---------------------------------------------------------
6---------------------------------------------------------

1---------------------------------13-12-11-10--------------
2---3-1----------------------------------------13-12-11-10-
3--------2--3--5--7--9--10--12-----------------------------
4----------------------------------------------------------
5----------------------------------------------------------
6----------------------------------------------------------

1------------------------------------------------------
2------------------------------------------------------
3---12-10-9-------------5--5--3------------------------
4-------------12---5h7-----------5--3------------------
5--------------------------------------3--5--5--7b8r5--
6------------------------------------------------------

(repeat the second solo and chords written above)
        F         C             Dm   C        F              C           Dm  C
Who was born in a house full of pain, who was trained not to spit in the fan 
        F            C         Dm  C        F         C             Dm   C
Who was told what to do by the man, who was broken by trained personnel 
        F           C          Dm   C         F       C               Dm  C
Who was fitted with collar and chain, who was given a pat on the back
        F        C             Dm   C         F      C           Dm    C
Who was breaking away from the pack,  who was only a stranger at home
        F      C           Dm  C         F     C           Dm     C
Who was ground down in the end,  who was found dead on the phone
        F       C           Bb        A
Who was dragged down by the stone
                F    A7     Dm
Who was dragged down by the stone

Pigs (Three Different Ones)
--Roger Waters--



Intro: E5 (2 bars)  C5 (2 bars)
Em              C5                    G5       Em      D   Em
Big man, pig man, ha-ha, charade you are
Em                       C5                    G5    Em   D  Em
You well heeled big wheel, ha-ha, charade you are
    C5                           G5     G5 F#5 G5 G#5 A5
And when your hand is on your heart
A5                          G5 F#5 A5
You're nearly a good laugh 
A5            G5 F#5 G5 G#5 A5                                   G5 F#5 A5
Almost a joker                 with your head down in the pig bin 
A5                        G5 F#5 G5 G#5 A5
Saying "keep on digging"                   Pig stain on your fat chin
A5                       G5 F#5 A5                      G5 F#5 G5 G#5 A5
What do you hope to find           down in the pig mine?
A5                    G5 F#5 A5
You're nearly a laugh  
A5                                         Em     C5        Em  D  Em
You're nearly a laugh, but you're really a cry
Em              C5                   G5    Em  D  Em
Bus stop rat bag, ha-ha, charade you are
Em                   C5                    G5     Em  D  Em
You fucked up old hag, ha-ha, charade you are 
    C5                            G5      G5 F#5 G5 G#5 A5
You radiate cold shafts of broken glass
A5                         G5 F#5 A5                          
You're nearly a good laugh
A5                       G5 F#5 G5 G#5 A5                         G5 F#5 A5
Almost worth a quick grin                You like the feel of steel
A5                               G5 F#5 G5 G#5 A5
You're hot stuff with a hat pin
A5                           G5 F#5 A5
And good fun with a hand gun
A5                     G5 F#5 G5 G#5 A5
You're nearly a laugh  
A5                                         Em      C5        Em  D  Em
You're nearly a laugh, but you're really a cry     

Interlude: Em(2)  D         C(2) Bb              

note: occasionally bend Em(2) and C(2) up about a 1/4 step to sound right!

Background solo (courtesy of Dave Whitehill's transcription):
1---/17--15--14-------------------18\17--18\17--18\17--18\17--18\17--
2-----------------/17--15--12----------------------------------------
3--------------------------------------------------------------------
4--------------------------------------------------------------------
5--------------------------------------------------------------------
6--------------------------------------------------------------------

1---15------------------------------/19---------
2---------/17---15/17--17--18--16------------0--
3--------------------------------------------0--
4-----------------------------------------------
5-----------------------------------------------
6-----------------------------------------------

B5

Talkbox solo(also courtesy of the Dave Whitehill transcription):
1-----------------------------------------------15b17---15--
2---15b17--15b17--15b17--15b17------------12----------------
3-----------------------------------------------------------
4-----------------------------------------------------------
5-----------------------------------------------------------
6-----------------------------------------------------------

1--------------------------------------------------------------
2------------------------------------------------------15b16r--
3--------------------------------------------------------------
4---0--0--0--2-------------------------------------------------
5--------------------------------------------------------------
6------------------------3--2--3--3--3--0--0--0--0-------------

1---15b17--15--14--14b15r---------------------------------------------
2---------------------------15--15b17----17--17-----------------------
3-------------------------------------------------15--17--17b19r--15--
4---------------------------------------------------------------------
5---------------------------------------------------------------------
6---------------------------------------------------------------------

1----------------------------------------------19--17b18--17b18--15--
2--17--17\-----------------------------------------------------------
3--------------------------------------------------------------------
4-----------------------------14--12-----------------------------10--
5--------------------------------------------------------------------
6-------------0--0--0--0--0------------------------------------------

1---------------------------------------------------------
2--------15b17--15b17--15b17--15b17r16--15b16r------------
3---------------------------------------------------------
4---------------------------------------------------------
5---3-----------------------------------------------------
6---------------------------------------------------3--0--

(organ re-enters with Dave Whitehill's mini-solo):
1---19--17--15--14--12--
2-----------------------
3-----------------------
4-----------------------
5-----------------------
6-----------------------

E5  C5

(with Dave Whitehill's other mini-solo):
1---19--20--------19--20--19--19\18\17\12-----------
2------------17---------------------17\12-----------
3----------------------------------------------2b4--
4---------------------------------------------------
5---------------------------------------------------
6---------------------------------------------------

Em                 C5                    G5      Em  D  Em
Hey you, Whitehouse, ha-ha, charade you are
Em                        C5                    G5    Em  D  Em
You house proud town mouse, ha-ha, charade you are 
       C5                                  G5      G5 F#5 G5 G#5 A5
You're trying to keep our feelings off the street
A5                         G5 F#5 A5
You're nearly a real treat       
A5                            G5 F#5 G5 G#5 A5
All tight lips and cold feet    
A5                       G5 F#5 A5                     G5 F#5 G5 G#5 A5
And do you feel abused?               ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !
A5                                G5 F#5 A5
You've got to stem the evil tide
A5                             G5 F#5 G5 G#5 A5
And keep it all on the inside
A5                           G5 F#5 A5
Mary, you're nearly a treat
A5                                               Em     C5     Em  D  Em
Mary, you're nearly a treat, but you're really a cry

Click here for the ending solo and bass tab.

Sheep
--Roger Waters--

In 12/8, with distortion and palm muting--use the following rhythm figure for the chords:

   E5 E5
1------------------
2------------------
3------------------
4---2--2---x-x-x---
5---2--2---x-x-x---
6---0--0---x-x-x---
E5                                
Harmlessly passing your time in the grassland away

   A5  A5
1-----------------
2-----------------
3-----------------
4---7--7---x-x-x--
5---7--7---x-x-x--
6---5--5---x-x-x--

E5                                                 A5
Only dimly aware of a certain unease in the air
  F#5 F#5
1-----------------
2-----------------
3-----------------
4---4--4---x-x-x--
5---4--4---x-x-x--
6---2--2---x-x-x--
F#5                    A5
You'd better watch out--there may be dogs about
F#5                                     A5
I've looked over Jordan and I have seen--things are not what they seem

1-------------------------
2---x-x-x--8---x-x-x--10--
3---x-x-x--7---x-x-x--9---
4---x-x-x--5---x-x-x--7---
5-------------------------
6-------------------------

E5                                                        A5
What do you get for pretending the danger's not real?
E5
Meek and obedient, you follow the leader down well-trodden corridors,
                   A5            E5
into the valley of steel
F#5               A5
What a surprise!      A look of terminal shock in your eyes
F#5                                     A5
Now things are really not what they seem--no, this is not a bad dream

Em     Em     A     C#m    Bm     Em     Em     A      Em     F#

Em     A     Em     A      Bm     A      D      Em     A     Em

F#5    A5    F#5    A5     Dm 

The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want, he makes me down to lie
through pastures green, he leadeth me the silent waters by
With bright knives he releaseth my soul, he maketh me to hang on hooks
                              Am
in high places, he converteth me to lamb cutlets for lo he hath great
                                    C         Bm
power and great hunger--when cometh the day we lowly ones, through
                                                     C          Am
quiet reflection, and great dedication, master the art of karate, lo
we shall rise up and then we'll make the bugger's eyes water
E5                                                       A5        E5
Bleating and babbling we fell on his neck with a scream
E5
Wave upon wave of demented avengers marched cheerfully out of obscurity
         A5               E5
into the dream
         F#5                  A5
Have you heard the news?  The dogs are dead
F#5  
You'd better stay home and do as you're told
A5
Get out of the road if you want to grow old

1---12-12-12-12-12-----10-10-10-10-10-----9--9--9--9--9---
2---12-12-12-12-12-----10-10-10-10-10-----9--9--9--9--9---
3---13-13-13-13-13-----11-11-11-11-11-----9--9--9--9--9---
4---14-14-14-14-14-----12-12-12-12-12-----11-11-11-11-11--
5---------------------------------------------------------
6---------------------------------------------------------

1---7-7-7-7-7---5--
2---7-7-7-7-7---7--
3---7-7-7-7-7---7--  (twice)
4---9-9-9-9-9---7--
5------------------
6------------------

1---14-14-14-14-14-----10-10-10-10-10-----9--9--9--9--9---
2---15-15-15-15-15-----10-10-10-10-10-----9--9--9--9--9---
3---14-15-15-15-15-----11-11-11-11-11-----9--9--9--9--9---
4----0--0--0--0--0-----12-12-12-12-12-----11-11-11-11-11--
5---------------------------------------------------------
6---------------------------------------------------------

1---7-7-7-7-----5--7--
2---7-7-7-7-----7--9--
3---7-7-7-7-----7--9--
4---9-9-9-9-----7--9--
5---------------------
6---------------------

1---16-16-16-16-16-----12-12-12-12-12-----10-10-10-10-10--
2---17-17-17-17-17-----12-12-12-12-12-----10-10-10-10-10--
3---16-16-16-16-16-----13-13-13-13-13-----11-11-11-11-11--
4----------------------14-14-14-14-14-----12-12-12-12-12--
5---------------------------------------------------------
6---------------------------------------------------------

1---9--9--9--9----7--5-----x-x-x-x---5----5--5----5--5----5----5--
2---9--9--9--9----7--7-----x-x-x-x---7b8--7--7b8--7--7b8--7b8--7--
3---9--9--9--9----7--7-----x-x-x-x---7b8--7--7b8--7--7b8--7b8--7--
4---11-11-11-11---9--7-----x-x-x-x--------------------------------
5-----------------------------------------------------------------
6-----------------------------------------------------------------

(repeat and fade)

Pigs On The Wing (part two)
--Roger Waters--


G   C   G
                C      F  C                  G     C   G           
You know that I care         what happens to you 
                    C       F   C          G     C    G
And I know that you care            for me too
     A                        A7
So I don't feel alone, or the weight of the stone
G                   C                 D7      G
Now that I've found somewhere safe to bury my bone
    Am       F       Am          F      C    Am
And any fool knows a dog needs a home
  D7     *          C      G
A shelter from pigs on the wing

*Hit 1st string, 3rd fret and then release


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