Where The Streets Have No Name

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Where the Streets Have No Name by U2 (Live Version) Transcribed by Richard Zangoli. This is a transcription to the Rattle and Hum video version of the song though the album version is reasonably similar. While Larry is hitting his drumsticks together Edge plays some harmonics- E----12--------------------12--12---------------------------------- B----------7----------------------------7--------------------------- G---------------7--------------------------------7------------------ D--------------------------------------------------------7---------- A-------------------------------------------------------------------- E-------------------------------------------------------------------- For the intro, most professional transcriptions suggest that this is what Edge plays- E-------10-------------------------------------10-------------- B-------------10-----------------------10---------------10---- G----------------------12--11--12------------------------------ D----------------------------------------------------------------- A------------------------------------------------------------------ E------------------------------------------------------------------- but to approximate Edge's sound (at least for the live version) I first have to set my delay at about 420ms and then play this- let this high note ring out E-------10----------------------------------------10------------ B-------------10--------------------------10---------------10--- G------------ --------12--11--12p11----------------------------- D------------------------------------------------------------------ A-------------------------------------------------------------------- E--------------------------------------------------------------------- Edge plays that for a while (or at least something close) and then plays this- E----10---------------------10--------------------------------10--------------- B-----------10------------------------10-------------------------------10--- G------------------12-----------------------------12-------------------------12- D------------------------------------------------------------------------------- A------------------------------------------------------------------------------- E------------------------------------------------------------------------------- RIFF 1 E---10--10--10--10--10--10------10--10--10--10--10--10--10--10--10--10--10--10-- B---10--10--10--10--10--10------10--10--10--10--10--10--10--10--10--10--10--10-- G---12--12--12--12--12--12------12p 11--12--12p-11--12--12p 11--12--12p-11--12 D-----------------------------------12--12--12--12--12--12--12--12--12--12--12-- A------------------------------------------------------------------------------ E------------------------------------------------------------------------------ etc...etc.. So Riff 1 is basically a D chord with a lot of pulling off on the G string. Finish off with this - RIFF2 E----------10--10--10--10--10----10--12--12--12--12--12--12-- B-----------8---8---8---8----8----8--10--10--10--10--10--10-- G-----------7---7---7---7----7----7--12--12--12--12--12--12-- D------------------------------------------------------------------- A------------------------------------------------------------------- E--------------------------------------------------------------------- For the verses Edge initially plays some mute string (sliding his hand up and down the fretboard) and some chords. Don't play the first D chord here but play mute strings instead- D G I want to run I want to hide, I want to tear down the walls that hold me inside Bm A I want to reach out and touch the flame where the streets have no name After the A chord play Riff 2 as above. And with the A chord you might want to do something like this (because I think I can hear Edge doing it)- E----0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0-- B----2--2--2--2--2--3--2--2--2--2-- G----2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2-- D----2--2--2--2--2--0--2--2--2--2-- A-------------------------------------- E--------------------------------------- For the next verse, play some mute strings and then play something like- E--------------0-------------------x---x----0--0--0--0--0-------x--x--x----- B----3---3------------3------------x---x----3--3--3--3--3-------x--x--x----- G----2-----------------------2-----x---x----2--2--2--2--2------x--x--x----- D----0------------------------------x---x---0--0--0--0--0------x--x--x------ A------------------------------------------------------------------------------- E------------------------------------------------------------------------------- without a trace.... E-------------0-------------0--------------------------------------------------- B---------3----------3-------------------------------3-------------------3----- G---0-----------------------------------------0-----------------0--------------- D-------------------------------------4----------------------------------------- A------------------------------------------------------------------------------- E------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Then play Bm and A chords and then Riff 2 again. For the chorus, the basic idea is- E---5--5--5--5--5--5--3--3--3--3---2--2--2--2----- B---3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3---3--3--3--3----- you might want to play G----------------------------------2--2--2--2------ around with the D chord D------------------------------------------------------- and do something like A------------------------------------------------------- this E------------------------------------------------------- E---2--3--2--3-- E--2--0--2--2-- B---3--3--3--3-- B--3--3--3--3-- G---2--2--2--2-- or G--2--2--2--2-- D----------------- D--------------- A----------------- A----------------- E------------------- E----------------- The chorus finishes off with- E--5--5--5--5--5--3--3--3--3--2--2--0--0--0--0--0--0-- B--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3-- G--------------------------------2--2--2--2--2--2--2---- D----------------------------------------------------------- A------------------------------------------------------------ E----------------------------------------------------------- Edge then plays some mute strings and then goes back to Riff 1 In the next verse Edge plays the D, G, Bm, A verse chords loudly and fiddles around with the tremolo. After the A chord he plays Riff 2. The chorus is repeated, some mute strings are played, and then Riff 1 again. The song ends with a similar lick on the D chord as in the beginning and in the last few bars he plays- E-----10---------------10------------------------------10--------------- B------------10-----------------10----------------------------------10- G------------------12---------------------12-------------------------------12--- D------------------------------------------------------------------------------- A------------------------------------------------------------------------------- E------------------------------------------------------------------------------- E---10--------------------10-------------------10----------------------------- B------------10----------------------10--------------------10------------------- G---------------------11---------------------------11--------------11--------- D------------------------------------------------------------------------------- A------------------------------------------------------------------------------- E------------------------------------------------------------------------------- That should have all the guitar parts to the song, even if it is set out a little messily. Note that if don't have a delay pedal this song just wont sound right (especially the intro). Richard Zangoli (ahowden@magna.com.au) Where the Streets Have No Name ----- --- ------- ---- -- ---- tabbed by: Scott Yanoff, yanoff@csd4.csd.uwm.edu Intro: it's just a nice lick on a D chord: E-------------10----------------10---- B-----------10--10------------10--10-- G--12-11-12----------12-11-10--------- D------------------------------------- A------------------------------------- E------------------------------------- D I want to run, I want to hide G I want to tear down the walls that hold me inside Bm I want to reach out A And touch the flame Csus9 Where the streets have no name I want to feel, sunlight on my face See that dust cloud disappear without a trace I want to take shelter from the poison rain Where the streets have no name D Where the streets have no name Where the streets have no name G We're still building then burning down love Burning down love Bm A And when I go there, I go there with you... D It's all I can do The city's a flood And our love turns to rust We're beaten and blown by the wind, trampled in dust I'll show you a place high on the desert plain Where the streets have no name Where the streets have no name Where the streets have no name Still building then burning down love Burning down love And when I go there, I go there with you It's all I can do D Our love turns to rust G And we're beaten and blown by the wind D Blown by the wind, oh and I see love See our love turn to rust G And we're beaten and blown by the wind Bm Blown by the wind, oh when I go there A I go there with you, it's all I can do Chord formations: ----------------- D x x 0 2 3 2 or x x x 11 10 10 (for intro) Bm x x 4 4 3 2 Csus9 x x x 7 8 10

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