U2 - City Of Blinding Lights Chords & Tabs

 

City Of Blinding Lights Chords & Tabs

U2 Chords & Tabs

Version: 3 Type: Tab

City Of Blinding Lights Tab

   
U2 - City of blinding lights
ALbum: how to dismantle an atomic bomb
tab by: lennert moens ( hallo_kroket14@hotmail.com )
Tune Your Guitar down ½
This is the second time I post this tab but now I have managed to tab it as accurate as 
enjoy it!!!

The most important thing is that you use Delay, otherwise you can’t play the song as it was meant to be!

In the verses when you have to play palm muted it’s important that you use the dimpled 
of your plectrum, is you don’t have dimpled plectrums than you can’t play the song as it 
meant to be! Also you your palm mute gently!

Intro Guitar 3X (00:12s)
e|-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-|
b|-10-x--x--10—-x—-x-10—-x—-x-10--x--x-10--x—10—-x-|
g|-------------------------------------------------|
d|-------------------------------------------------|
a|-------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------|
Gently mute the b-string and let the e-string ring
The delay will do the rest

REST OF INTRO 4X
e|-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-----------------------------|
b|-10-x--x--10—x—-x--10—10—10--9--9--9--9-12-12-9—9-10—10-|
g|--------------------------------------------------------|
d|--------------------------------------------------------|
a|--------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------|

e|-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-|
b|-10-x--x--10—-x—-x-10—-x—-x-10--x--x-10-x—-x—-10-|
g|-------------------------------------------------|
d|-------------------------------------------------|
a|-------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------|
Gently mute the b-string and let the e-string ring
The delay will do the rest (it’s important to keep up the rithem of the delay ) listen 
the song how much the edge plays this because I’m not sure!


MELODY 2X
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-15-----14--------10--/12--/15------14------10----------10--/12---/15----|
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--14-------10-/-12\---7--------------------------------------------------|
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VERSE
e|--------------------------------------------------|
b|-10-10-10—10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10—10-10-10--|
g|--------------------------------------------------|
d|--------------------------------------------------|
a|--------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------|
Play this palm muted

e|--------------------------------------------------|
b|-10----10—10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10—10-10-10--|
g|--------------------------------------------------|
d|--------------------------------------------------|
a|--------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------|
NOT palm   / from here palm muted again
muted

e|--------------------------------------------------|
b|-10-10-10—10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10—10-10-10--|
g|--------------------------------------------------|
d|--------------------------------------------------|
a|--------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------|
Play this palm muted

e|----------------------------------12---12---12----|
b|-10-10-10—10-10-10-10-10-10-10--10---10—-—10—-----|
g|--------------------------------------------------|
d|--------------------------------------------------|
a|--------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------|
Play this palm muted	    / FROM HERE NOT PALM MUTED

e|------------------------------------------------------|
b|-10-10-10—10-10-10-10-10--9—-9—-9--9-12-12—9--9-10-10-|
g|------------------------------------------------------|
d|------------------------------------------------------|
a|------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------|
First note not palm muted, rest is palm muted

e|------------------------------------12------------|
b|-10-10-10—10--------10-/-12-(12)-10----10—10-10---|
g|-------------11-(11)------------------------------|
d|--------------------------------------------------|
a|--------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------|
Play this palm muted 			/ NOT Palm Muted from here

e|--------------------------------------------------------|
b|-10-10-10—10-10-10-10-10-10-9—-9—-9--9-12-12—9--9-10-10-|
g|--------------------------------------------------------|
d|--------------------------------------------------------|
a|--------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------|
First note not palm muted, rest is palm muted


e|-------------------------------------------12-----|
b|-10-10-10—10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10—10----10--|
g|--------------------------------------------------|
d|--------------------------------------------------|
a|--------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------|
Play this palm muted 			/ NOT Palm Muted from here

PRE-CHORUS 2X
e|-10---------------------------------------------------------------|
b|--------13------12---13---12---10--12-----10----------------------|
g|--------------------------------------------------12-11--9--------|
d|----0------0-------0---------0--------0------0--------------0-----|
a|------0------0----------0---------------0------0--------------0---|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------|

LET THE d and a string RING, the edge plays it like this because otherwise it sounds 
tender, and that is not the intention.

CHORUS 3X
e|-0—-0--0--0--0—-0--0—-0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--|
b|-12-12-12-9--12-12-12-9--12-12-12-9—-12-12-12-9--|
g|-------------------------------------------------|
d|-------------------------------------------------|
a|-------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------|

e|-10-10-10-10-12-12-12-12-14-14-14-14-10-10-10-10-|
b|-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-|
g|-------------------------------------------------|
d|-------------------------------------------------|
a|-------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------|


MELODY 1X
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-15-----14--------10--/12--/15------14------10----------10--/12---/15----|
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--14-------10-/-12\---7--------------------------------------------------|
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VERSE2
e|---12---12---12----12------------------------------------------------|
b|-10---10—-—10—--10---10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-|
g|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
d|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
a|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
			/ from here palm muted but gently and sometimes let
		    A not ring , it will create and nice tone with the delay

[ Tab from: http://www.guitartabs.cc/tabs/u/u2/city_of_blinding_lights_tab_ver_3.html ]
e|-------------------------------------------------------12----|
b|-10-10-10—10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10----10-|
g|-------------------------------------------------------------|
d|-------------------------------------------------------------|
a|-------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------|


e|---12---------------------------------------------------------------|
b|-10--10—10—10—10-10-10—10-10-10-10-10--9—-9—-9--9-12-12—9--9-10-10--|
g|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
d|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
a|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
  NOT PM   / Play this palm mute  / FROM HERE NOT PALM MUTED


e|-------------------12-12----12----12------------------------------|
b|-10-10-10—10-10-10-------10----10---10-(10)-10-10-10-10-10-10-10--|
g|------------------------------------------------------------------|
d|------------------------------------------------------------------|
a|------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------|
					/ PALM MUTED
e|---------------------------------------------------------|
b|—10—10-10-10—10-10-10-10-10--9—-9—-9--9-12-12—9--9-10-10-|
g|---------------------------------------------------------|
d|---------------------------------------------------------|
a|---------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------|
			/ NOT PALM MUTED

e|-------------------------------------------------------12----|
b|-10-10-10—10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10----10-|
g|-------------------------------------------------------------|
d|-------------------------------------------------------------|
a|-------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------|
/ AGAIN PALM MUTED				/NOT P.M.


THIS NEXT TWO BARS 2X (make sure that the strings ring like hell)
e|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
b|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
g|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
d|-11--/--12-11----9------11--/--12-11----9-------------------------------|
a|------------------------------------------------7----/--9---------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-----------------|
b|-----------------|
g|-----------------|
d|----2---2--------|
a|---0---0---------|
E|--0---0----------|


PRE-CHORUS 2X
e|-10---------------------------------------------------------------|
b|--------13------12---13---12---10--12-----10----------------------|
g|--------------------------------------------------12-11--9--------|
d|----0------0-------0---------0--------0------0--------------0-----|
a|------0------0----------0---------------0------0--------------0---|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------|

LET THE d and a string RING, the edge plays it like this because otherwise it sounds 
tender, and that is not the intention.

CHORUS 3X
e|-0—-0--0--0--0—-0--0—-0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--|
b|-12-12-12-9--12-12-12-9--12-12-12-9—-12-12-12-9--|
g|-------------------------------------------------|
d|-------------------------------------------------|
a|-------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------|

e|-10-10-10-10-12-12-12-12-14-14-14-14-10-10-10-10-|
b|-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-|
g|-------------------------------------------------|
d|-------------------------------------------------|
a|-------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------|


MELODY 1X
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-15-----14--------10--/12--/15------14------10----------10--/12---/15----|
-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
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--14-------10-/-12\---7--------------------------------------------------|
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BRIDGE 4X
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-1/14--1/9---1/14\\|
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If possible use 2 distortions at the same time,


CHORUS 5X
e|-0—-0--0--0--0—-0--0—-0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--|
b|-12-12-12-9--12-12-12-9--12-12-12-9—-12-12-12-9--|
g|-------------------------------------------------|
d|-------------------------------------------------|
a|-------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------|


e|-10-10-10-10-12-12-12-12-14-14-14-14-10-10-10-10-|
b|-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-|
g|-------------------------------------------------|
d|-------------------------------------------------|
a|-------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------|

MELODY 2X
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-15-----14--------10--/12--/15------14------10----------10--/12---/15----|
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-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
--14-------10-/-12\---7--------------------------------------------------|
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OUTRO
e|---12--------------------------------------------------------------|
b|-10--10—12—10—12-10-12—10-12-10-12-10--9—-9—-9--9-12-12—9--9-10-10-|
g|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
d|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
a|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|--------------------------------------------------|
b|-10-10-10—10—10—10-10-10—10-10-10-10-10-10—10—10--|
g|--------------------------------------------------|
d|--------------------------------------------------|
a|--------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------|

e|------------------------------------------------------------------|
b|-10-10—12—10—12-10-12—10-12-10-12-10--9—-9—-9--9-12-12—9--9-10-10-|
g|------------------------------------------------------------------|
d|------------------------------------------------------------------|
a|------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|--------------------------------------------------|
b|-10-10-10—10—10—10-10-10—10-10-10-10-10-10—10—10--|
g|--------------------------------------------------|
d|--------------------------------------------------|
a|--------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------|

e|------------------------------------------------------------------|
b|-10-10—12—10—12-10-12—10-12-10-12-10--9—-9—-9--9-12-12—9--9-10-10-|
g|------------------------------------------------------------------|
d|------------------------------------------------------------------|
a|------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------|


e|--------------------------------------------------|
b|-10-10-10—10—10—10-10-10—10-10-10-10-10-10—10—10--|
g|--------------------------------------------------|
d|--------------------------------------------------|
a|--------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------|

FADE OUT OR END WITH :

e|---12---12---12----|
b|-10--10—--10----10-|
g|-------------------|
d|-------------------|
a|-------------------|
E|-------------------|