U2 - Wake Up Deadman Chords & Tabs

 

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                WAKE UP DEAD MAN      U2 - POP
Tabbed by: adambuko@hotmail.com-copied by darcyguitar@hotmail.com
Based on original tab by: hynesm@ozemail.com.au

  This is the best way to play the song. The others were off the 
mark.  Tune down a half-step if you want to play along with the cd.
  The rhythm given in the intro is the basic rhythm for the entire piece.  
The spacing DOES NOT represent accurate time - I just spaced it so it's clear
 - listen to the song to get spots that may be unclear - but it's pretty 
much all based on the beginning rhythm, so it shouldn't be too bad.  
I'm not too familiar with all the tab symbols, so here's a list of what I used:

q.=dotted quarter note
q=quarter note
e=eighth note
(#)=add the note indicated on the repeat
<#>=omit the note indicated on the repeat
[ ]=placed to keep time - see end of verse 2 for rhythm
>=strum/pick hard

Intro:
-----0---------0---------0------------0------
-----10--------10--------10-----------10-----
---------------------------------------------
--7------7--7------7--7------7--7--7------7--
---------------------------------------------
---------------------------------------------
  q.                             e  q.                           e       q.      
Verse 1: Jesus...Jesus help me...
||------0---------0---------0------------0-------
||------10--------10--------10-----------10------
||o----------------------------------------------
||o--7------7--7------7--7------7--7-(7)----(7)--
||-----------------------------------------------
||-----------------------------------------------

-----0--------0--------0------------0-------
-----8--------8--------8------------8-------
--------------------------------------------
--5-----5--5-----5--5-----5--5-(5)-----(5)--
--------------------------------------------
--------------------------------------------

-----0--------0----------0-----------0-----
-----6--------6----------6-----------6-----
-------------------------------------------
--3-----3--3----3--2--0-----0--0--0--------
---------------------------------------<0>-
---------------------------------------(3)-

-----0-----------0--------3-----------3------||
-----1-----------1--------3-----------3------||
--------------------------------------------o||
--------------------------------------------o||
--3----<3>-3--3-----0------------------------||
-------(3)-------------3-----3--3--3-----(0)-||
  q.                     q     q     e  q.    e  e  q      e


Chorus:                                                  >  >
|-----0---------0--0-----0--------0--------3-------------2--2--2--2--2-----
|-----1---------1--1-----1--------1--------3-------------3--3--3--3--3-----
|-----2---------2--2-----2--------2----------------------2--2--2--2--2-----
|--------------(2)(2)------------------------------------0--0-----0--------
|--0-----0--0--(0)(0)-------0--0-----0-------------3--2-----------------0--
|---------------------------------------3-------3--------------------------
    
                                                               >  >
 -----0---------0--0-----0--------0--------3-------------2--------2--2-----|
 -----1---------1--1-----1--------1--------3-------------3--------3--3-----|
 -----2---------2--2-----2--------2----------------------2--------2--2-----|
 --------------(2)(2)------------------------------------0--------0--0-----|
 --0-----0--0--(0)(0)-------0--0-----0-------------3--2--------------------|
 ---------------------------------------3----------------------------------|
*Optional: Add the A and D strings to complete the x02210 Am chord for a fuller 
sound if you're playing alone (the 2nd guitar fills it in on the album)



Verse 2: Jesus...I'm waiting here boss...
||------0------------0--------0------------0-------
||------10-----------10-------10-----------10------
||o------------------------------------------------
||o--7------7--7-<7>----7--7------7-<7>(7)-----(7)-
||-------------------------------------------------
||-------------------------------------------------

-----0-----------0--------0------------0-------
-----8-----------8--------8------------8-------
-----------------------------------------------
--5-----5--5-<5>----5-<5>----5--5-<5>-----(5)--
-----------------------------------------------
-----------------------------------------------

-----0------(0)--------------0------------0-----
-----6------(6)--------------6------------6-----
------------------------------------------------
--3-----3-------<3>-3--2--0------0-(0)-0--------
---------------------------------------------0--
------------------------------------------------

-----0-----------0--------3-----------3------||
-----1-----------1--------3-----------3------||
--------------------------------------------o||
--------------------------------------------o||
--3-----3-[ ]-3-----0------------------------||
-----------------------3-----3-[ ]-3----(0)--||
  q.    q     q     e  q.    q     q     e

---CHORUS---


Bridge:  Listen to the words...
||------0---------0--------0-----------0-----
||------5---------5--------5-----------5-----
||o------------------------------------------
||o------------------------------------------
||---0------0--0-----0--0-----0--0--0-----0--
||-------------------------------------------

-----0--------0--------0-----------0-----
-----3--------3--------3-----------3-----
-----------------------------------------
-----------------------------------------
-----------------------------------------
--3-----3--3-----3--3-----3--3--3-----3--

-----1--------1--------1-----------1-----
-----1--------1--------3--------3--3-----
-----------------------------2-----------
--------------------0-----0--------------
-----------------------------------------
--1-----1--1-----1--------------------3--

-----0-----------0--------3-----------3------||
-----1-----------1--------3-----------3------||
--------------------------------------------o||
--------------------------------------------o||
--3--------3--3-----0------------------------||
--------3--------------3-----3--3--3----(0)--||


---CHORUS---


Verse 3: Jesus...were you just around the corner...
||------0-----------0--------0-----------0-----
||------1-----------1--------1-----------1-----
||o--------------------------------------------
||o--------------------------------------------
||---0-----0-[ ]-0-----0--0-----0-[ ]-0--------
||---------------------------------------------

-----3-----------3--------3-----------3-----
-----3-----------3--------3-----------3-----
--------------------------------------------
--------------------------------------------
--------------------------------------------
--3-----3-[ ]-3-----3--3-----3-[ ]-3--------

-----1-----------1-----------1--------1-----
-----1-----------1-----------3--------3-----
--------------------------2-----------------
--3-----3-[ ]-3-----2--0-----------0--------
--------------------------------------------
--------------------------------------------

-----0-----------0--------3-----------3------||
-----1-----------1--------3-----------3------||
--------------------------------------------o||
--------------------------------------------o||
--3-----3-[ ]-3-----0------------------------||
-----------------------3-----3-[ ]-3----(0)--||


---REPEAT CHORUS 3x--- Song ends on an Am chord


There's the whole song.  There are some small variations
I probably missed when the texture gets thicker, but this 
should give you a pretty accurate tab of the whole song.  Enjoy!


------------------------

Wake up dead man (album cut from POP)    
by U2

transcribed by ragecanx2 (ragecanx2@yahoo.com)

okay..here's the deal...i don't know what you people out there are drinking...but hmm
...after i play the transpcriptions for the song..they just don't seem right...so...
after sitting my ass down and listening to the song, i came up with this...to me, 
atleast, it seems a bit closer to what other people have come up with...enjoy...

_________________________________________________________________________________________

i'm pretty much just gonna give you the shape of the chords...the rest is up to you...

-verse and intro-
     A           G            F             C           G
e|----0-------|---0--------|---0--------|--------0---|---3--------|
b|---10-------|---8--------|---6--------|--------1---|---3--------|
G|------------|------------|------------|------------|------------|
D|-7----------|-5----------|-3---(3-2-0)|------------|------------|
A|------------|------------|------------|(0-2-)3-----|------------|
E|------------|------------|------------|------------|-3----------|

**play the stuff in () if you can...(or if you want)**

-chorus-
       Am         Am         G              D              
e|-----0-0----|-0-0-0------|---3---------|-2----------|
b|-----1-1----|-1-1-1------|---3---------|-3----------|
G|-----2-2----|-2-2-2------|---0---------|-2----------|
D|-----2-2----|-2-2-2------|---0---------|------------|
A|-0-0-0-0----|-0-0-0------|-------3-2---|------------|
E|------------|------------|-3-----------|------------|

the keyboard stuff is pretty straight forward....i didn't take the time to figure it
out, seeming i don't have keyboard handy.  Also, you can call me lazy, but the bendy
fills the edge does in the 3rd and 4th choruses are no brainers...it was done with 
multi-tracking...so...you'd need another guitar to do it...and if you had two guitars
playing the song...the 2nd guitarist would be pretty damn bored...but, if you are a 
creative soul, and have actually incorperated a 2nd guitar part here they are:

1st(e)|------12b14-12b14---|------10b12-10b12-----| 

also theres a fill during the "listen" part it's a little sometin' like dis:

3rd(G)|--2/4--4/5--5/7--5/2------|


-lyrics-

Jesus, 
jesus help me
i'm alone in this world
and a fucked world it is too

Tell me
Tell me the story
the one about enternity
and the way it's all gonna be...

-chorus-
Wake up
wake up dead man (x2)

Jesus
i'm waiting here boss
I know your looking out for us
but maybe your hands aren't free

your father
he made the world in seven
he's in charge of heaven
will you put a word in for me

(chorus x2)

Listen to the words they'll tell you what to do
listen over the rhythm that's confusing you
listen to the reed in the saxaphone
listen over the hum of the radio
listen over the sounds of blades on rotation
listen through the traffic and circulation
listen as hope and peace try to rhyme
listen over marching bands playing out their time

(chorus x2)

jesus
were you just around the corner
did you think and try to warn her
or are you working on something new

if there's an order
in all of this disorder
is it like a tape recorder
can we rewind it just once more

(chorus x2)

So, there you have it...the fills and stuff should be (as always) improvisational...
so shame on you for wanting to know exactly how something goes...always put your 
own little something into the song...it makes it more worth it =)






WAKE UP DEAD MAN      U2
tabbed by: hynesm@ozemail.com.au

This is the only way to play this song. The others were all way of the 
mark.

Tune down a semitone.

-------0-------------0-------------0----------------
-------10------------10------------10---------------
----------------------------------------------------
---7-------7---7---------7--7--7-------------------- Twice
----------------------------------------------------
----------------------------------------------------

------0-----------0-----------0---------0--------0--------
------8-----------8-----------8---------6--------6--------
----------------------------------------------------------
---5------5----5-----5--5--5----5----3-----3--3-----3--2--
----------------------------------------------------------
----------------------------------------------------------

-----0----------0--------0--------0---------3-----------3---
-----6----------6--------1--------1---------3-----------3---
------------------------------------------------------------
--0----0--0--0----------------------------------------------
-------------------0--3--------3-----0----------------------
-----------------------------------------3-----3--3--3------

Repeat whole thing
[ Tab from: http://www.guitartabs.cc/tabs/u/u2/wake_up_deadman_tab.html ]
Chorus:
              >  >
-----0--------0--0-------0--------0--------3------------2-------
-----1--------1--1-------1--------1--------3------------3-------
-----2--------2--2-------2--------2---------------------2-------
--------------------------------------------------------0-------
--0-----0--0----------------0--0-----0--3--------3--2-----------
----------------------------------------------3-----------------






Wake Up Dead Man        U2
---- -- ---- ---  --

Typed by: Xyndiack@hotmail.com
Oyvind Aasan

Chords:
     Gm Fm          Em  C#m         Bm     EmII         F#m
e|-------|--------|-------|--------|--------|--11----|--------|
b|-------|--------|-------|--------|--------|--12----|--------|
G|----13-|-----11-|----9--|-----6--|-----4--|--13----|--------|
D|----13-|-----11-|----9--|-----6--|-----4--|--13----|----4---|
A|11-----|--9-----|-7-----|--4-----|--2-----|--11----|----4---|
E|-------|--------|-------|--------|--------|--------|-2------|
        
                           E    D#  C#
Quick bass line: A|--7--6---4




Gm            Fm
Jesus, Jesus help me
    Em            E D# C#(quick bass-tones)
I'm alone in this world
Bm                          C#m
and a fucked up world it is too
Gm                   Fm
tell me, tell me the story
Em                   E D# C#(quick bass-tones)
the one about eternity
Bm                      F#m
and the way it's all gonna be
Em     EmII             E D# C#(quick bass-tones)
WAKE UP WAKE UP DEAD MAN
WAKE UP WAKE UP DEAD MAN

Jesus, I'm waiting here boss
I know you're looking out for us
but maybe your hands aren't free
your Father , He made the world in seven
He's in charge of heaven
will you put a world in for me
WAKE UP WAKE UP DEAD MAN
WAKE UP WAKE UP DEAD MAN

listen to your words they're tell you what to do
listen over the rhythm that's confusing you
listen to the reed in the saxophone
listen over the hum of the radio
listen over sounds of blades in rotation
listen through the traffic and circulation
listen as hopeand peace try to rhyme
listen over marching bands playing out their time
WAKE UP WAKE UP DEAD MAN
WAKE UP WAKE UP DEAD MAN

Jesus, were you just around the corner?
did You think to try and warn her?
or are you working on something new?
if there's an order in all of this disorder
is it like a tape recorder?
can we rewind it just once more
WAKE UP WAKE UP DEAD MAN
WAKE UP WAKE UP DEAD MAN

That's it...
listen to the song to get the timing right.

Do send Corrections or Comments to: 
Xyndiack@hotmail.com
Oyvind Aasan 



Wake Up Dead Man

Music by U2
Lyrics by Bono and The Edge
Transcribed by Brandon Leniart 

"It's a very angry song." says Bono--tune down 1/2 step, in A minor.

Jesus

1--------5--------------5--
2--------5--------------5--
3---2-----------2--2-------
4--------------------------
5--------------------------
6--------------------------

Jesus help me

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

I'm alone in this world

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

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

And a fucked up world it is, too

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

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

Tell me, tell me the story
The one about eternity, and the way it's all gonna be
Wake up

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

Wake up dead man

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

Wake up, wake up dead man

upstroke:
1---5--
2---5--
3---5--
4---7--
5---0--
6------

Jesus, I'm wating here, boss
I know You're looking out for us
But maybe Your hands aren't free

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

Your Father, He made the world in seven
He's in charge of heaven
Will You put a word in for me?
Wake up, wake up dead man
Wake up, wake up dead man

mellotron-like sounds:
1---<5>----------------
2---------<5>----------
3-----------------<5>--
4----------------------
5----------------------
6----------------------

1----------------------
2---<5>----------------
3----------<5>---------
4-----------------<5>--
5----------------------
6----------------------

1----------------------
2----------------------
3---<5>----------------
4----------<5>---------
5-----------------<5>--
6----------------------

Listen to your words they'll tell you what to do
Listen over the rhythm that's confusing you
Listen to the reed in the saxophone
Listen over the hum of the radio

1----------------------------
2----------------------------
3---2/4---4---5---5/7---5\4--
4----------------------------
5----------------------------
6----------------------------

Listen over the sounds of blades in rotation
Listen through the traffic and circulation
Listen as hope and peace try to rhyme
Listen over marching bands playing out their time
Wake up

during 3rd & 4th choruses, with wah:
1------------------
2---15b17---15b17--
3------------------
4------------------
5------------------
6------------------

Wake up dead man

1------------------
2---13b15---13b15--
3------------------
4------------------
5------------------
6------------------

Wake up, wake up dead man
Jesus, were You just around the corner?
Did You think to try and warn her?
Or are you working on something new?
If there's an order in all of this disorder
Is it like a tape recorder?
Can we rewind it just once more?
Wake up, wake up dead man
Wake up, wake up dead man

end with pitch shifter:
1--------
2--------
3---5\2--
4--------
5--------
6--------



from: " Oksenberg" 
You can use standard tuning


VERSE 
Chords
Abm7 Gb6 EMaj Dbm BMaj Gbm 
TAB
e-----------4---------------4------------4-------------------4
B-----------4---------------4------------4-------------------4
G----------------------------------------------------------------
D-----------------------------------------------------------------
A----------------------------------------------------------------
E----4------------4-4------------4----------------4-4-------


e-------------2-------------2---------------2-----------------2
B-------------4-------------4---------------4-----------------4
G------------------------------------------------------------------
D-----------------------------------------------------------------
A-------------------------------------------------------------------
E----2---------------2-2------------2--------------2-2----------


e-----------------0------------------------------------5----------------5---
-
B-----------------0------------------------------------6---------------6----
-
G---------------------------------------------------------------------------

D-----------------------------------2--1------------------------------------

A-----------------------------------------------5---------------5-5---------

E------0-------------------0------------------------------------------------



e--------------4----------------4--------------2------------------2
B--------------4----------------4--------------2------------------2
G-----------------------------------------------------------------------
D----------------------------------------------------------------------
A-----2--------------2--2-------------------------------------------
E------------------------------------------2-------------2-2------------


CHORUS


Abm7 Abm7 Abm7 Gb6 Db
wake up, wake up dead man


Strike the 2 Abm7 hard to get the right sound like on the cd






Here is some crds/tab for wake up dead man.

(tuned down 1/2 step)

Am           G        
Jesus, jesus help me 
Dm
I'm alone in this world
C                         G
And what a fucked up world it is too

(verses continue like this all way through, there is a riff/chord change
on the dm chord which I haven't had time to figure out yet)

Chorus:

Am    (!!)         G    D
Wake up, wake up dead man


!! - strike the Am chord twice & let ring


Little chorus riff (play over the G & D chords in the chorus):

a------------5---
e----5---3-------


Note:
Most of the chords are played by striking the bass note of the chord &
then the two bottom strings

ie Am -> ---5-----5-
         ---5-----5-
         -----------
         -----------
         -----------
         -5---5-5---


This could actually be way off.... any comments would be nice! :)

Lars Barstad (lapba@grm.hia.no)


U2 - WAKE UP DEAD MAN
Transcribed by Mirka Matikainen 


PUT CAPO ON FOURTH FRET AND TRY THESE CHORDS FOR THIS BEAUTIFUL SONG:

xx ooo   xxo  o   x xo o   xo   x   x ooox   xoo  x
======   ======   ======   ======   ======   ======
IIIIII   IIIIII   IIIIOI   IIIIOI   IIIIII   IIIIII
IIOIII   IIIOII   IIIIII   IIOOII   IOIIII   IIIOII
IIIIII   IIIIOI   IOIIII   IIIIII   IIIIII   IIIIOI


AND IN PART B (WAKE UP,WAKE UP DEAD MAN) THESE:

o  ooo   xxo  o   xo   o
======   ======   ======
IIIIII   IIIIII   IIIIII
IOOIII   IIIOII   IIOOOI
IIIIII   IIIIOI   IIIIII


WORDS ARE HERE:

Jesus, Jesus help me
I`m alone in this world
and a fucked up world it is too
tell me, tell me the story
the one about eternity
and the way it`s all gonna be

 wake up, wake up dead man
 wake up, wake up dead man

Jesus, I`m waiting here boss
I know you`re looking out for us
but maybe your hands aren`t free
your Father, He made the world in seven
He`s in charge of heaven
will you put a word in for me

 wake up, wake up dead man
 wake up, wake up dead man

listen to your words they`ll tell you what to do
listen over the rhythm that`s confusing you
listen to the reed in the saxophone
listen over the hum of the radio
listen over the sounds of blades in rotation
listen through the traffic and circulation
listen as hope and peace try to rhyme
listen over marching bands playing out their time

 wake up, wake up dead man
 wake up, wake up dead man

Jesus, were you just around the corner?
did you think to try and warn her?
or are you working on something new?
if there`s an order in all of this disorder
is it like a tape recorder?
can we rewind it just once more?

 wake up, wake up dead man
 wake up, wake up dead man


..enjoy...Mirka..






Wake Up Deadman 
from:GregL550@aol.com

In Eb, here it is.  It involves picking chords.  Slight distortion is used
during the chorus:

Verse:  Am  G   F  Dm  C  G
Chorus: Am G  D

the Dm Edge plays is like this:

-----------------0--------------E
-----------------6-------------B
-----------------7------------G
-----------------7----------------D
-----------------5----------------A






Wake Up Deadman
from:Heiko Ziegler 

Verses : Fis Fis Gism Gism E Cism H Fis 
        (I wrote the first Fis and the first Gism two times to give you a 
        better idea of the timing )
Refrain: Gism Fis

Instead of playing the Fis accord in the refrain you can play on the 2., 
1. and the 4. fret with the a-string (actually ,that`s what the Edge 
plays ).



I have tried to fix a little bit on Wake Up...
This is my verson(some errors, but I'll correct them later)

Enjoy

I also have the bass-line to If You Wear...

here it is:  G C(#?) A F E F G (and so on). it also contain an A in the bridge.

If any comments to the chords or my English, mail me

Xyndiack@hotmail.com
Oyvind Aasan 

minor correction

C#m to F#m in the last phrase before the chorus.

Xyndiack
Oyvind Aasan


* Correction * from EMODL1046@aol.com
In the chorus
when Bono sing 'wake up deadman'
the edge plays when Bono says man

E--3------
A---3-2-0
D---------
G---------
B---------
e---------
This is indicated by (??)
Also Am will be struck twice during this time and will ring and then go to C
This will be indicated by ($$)

Am      ($$)                C   (??)
Wake up,  Wake up deadman
Wake up,  Wake up deadman
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