City Of Blinding Lights

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Song: City Of Blinding Lights Artist: U2 Album: How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb Tabbed by: Jase Warner ([email protected]) Standard Tuning (E,A,D,G) Down Half A Step Intro (when paino begins, play softly and gradually increase loudness): G|-------------------------|-------------------------|-----------------|-----------------| D|*------------------------|-------------------------|-----------------|----------------*| A|*12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-|-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-|-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-|-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9*| E|-------------------------|-------------------------|-----------------|-----------------| then listen out for this part (drums will begin to fade in): G|-------------------------|-------------------------| D|*------------------------|-------------------------| A|*12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-|-19-19-19-19-19-19-19-19-| E|-------------------------|-------------------------| G|-------------------------|-------------------------| D|*------------------------|------------------------*| A|*17-17-17-17-17-17-17-17-|-17-17-17-17-17-17-17-17*| E|-------------------------|-------------------------| (drums get into full swing) G|-------------------------|-------------------------|-----------------|-----------------| D|*------------------------|-------------------------|-----------------|----------------*| A|*12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-|-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-|-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-|-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9*| E|-------------------------|-------------------------|-----------------|-----------------| G|-------------------------|-------------------------| D|*------------------------|-------------------------| A|*12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-|-14-14-14-14-19-19-19-19-| E|-------------------------|-------------------------| G|-------------------------|-------------------------| D|*------------------------|------------------------*| A|*17-17-17-17-17-17-17-17-|-17-17-17-17-17-17-17-17*| E|-------------------------|-------------------------| G|-------------------------|-------------------------|-----------------|-----------------| D|*------------------------|-------------------------|-----------------|----------------*| A|*12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-|-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-|-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-|-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9*| E|-------------------------|-------------------------|-----------------|-----------------| G|-------------------------|-------------------------| D|*------------------------|-------------------------| A|*12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-|-19-19-19-19-19-19-19-19-| E|-------------------------|-------------------------| G|-------------------------|-------------------------| D|*------------------------|------------------------*| A|*17-17-17-17-17-17-17-17-|-17-17-17-17-17-17-17-17*| E|-------------------------|-------------------------| First Verse: G|-------------------------|-------------|---------|-----------------|---------|---------| D|*------------------------|-------------|---------|-----------------|---------|--------*| A|*12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-|-14-14-14-14-|-9-9-9-9-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-|-7-7-7-7*| E|-------------------------|-------------|---------|-----------------|---------|---------| G|-------------------------|-------------|---------|-----------------|---------|---------| D|*------------------------|-------------|---------|-----------------|---------|--------*| A|*12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-|-14-14-14-14-|-9-9-9-9-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-|-7-7-7-7*| E|-------------------------|-------------|---------|-----------------|---------|---------| G|-------------------------|-------------|---------|-----------------|---------|---------| D|*------------------------|-------------|---------|-----------------|---------|--------*| A|*12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-|-14-14-14-14-|-9-9-9-9-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-|-7-7-7-7*| E|-------------------------|-------------|---------|-----------------|---------|---------| G|-------------------------|-------------|---------|-----------------|---------|---------| D|*------------------------|-------------|---------|-----------------|---------|--------*| A|*12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-|-14-14-14-14-|-9-9-9-9-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-|-7-7-7-7*| E|-------------------------|-------------|---------|-----------------|---------|---------| Pre-Chorus G|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| D|*----------------|-----------------|-----------------|----------------*| A|*3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-7*| E|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| G|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| D|*----------------|-----------------|-----------------|----------------*| A|*3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5*| E|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| Chorus: G|---------|---------|-------------|-------------|---------|---------|---------|---------| D|*--------|---------|-------------|-------------|---------|---------|---------|--------*| A|*7-7-7-7-|-9-9-9-9-|-11-11-11-11-|-12-12-12-12-|-5-5-5-5-|-7-7-7-7-|-9-9-9-9-|-5-5-5-5*| E|---------|---------|-------------|-------------|---------|---------|---------|---------| G|---------|---------|-------------|-------------|---------|---------|---------|---------| D|*--------|---------|-------------|-------------|---------|---------|---------|--------*| A|*7-7-7-7-|-9-9-9-9-|-11-11-11-11-|-12-12-12-12-|-5-5-5-5-|-7-7-7-7-|-9-9-9-9-|-5-5-5-5*| E|---------|---------|-------------|-------------|---------|---------|---------|---------| G|---------|---------|-------------|-------------|---------|---------|---------|---------| D|*--------|---------|-------------|-------------|---------|---------|---------|--------*| A|*7-7-7-7-|-9-9-9-9-|-11-11-11-11-|-12-12-12-12-|-5-5-5-5-|-7-7-7-7-|-9-9-9-9-|-5-5-5-5*| E|---------|---------|-------------|-------------|---------|---------|---------|---------| Break: G|-------------------------|-------------------------|-----------------|-----------------| D|*------------------------|-------------------------|-----------------|----------------*| A|*12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-|-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-|-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-|-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9*| E|-------------------------|-------------------------|-----------------|-----------------| G|-------------------------|-------------------------| D|*------------------------|-------------------------| A|*12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-|-19-19-19-19-19-19-19-19-| E|-------------------------|-------------------------| G|-------------------------|-------------------------| D|*------------------------|------------------------*| A|*17-17-17-17-17-17-17-17-|-17-17-17-17-17-17-17-17*| E|-------------------------|-------------------------| Second Verse: G|-------------------------|-------------|---------|-----------------|---------|---------| D|*------------------------|-------------|---------|-----------------|---------|--------*| A|*12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-|-14-14-14-14-|-9-9-9-9-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-|-7-7-7-7*| E|-------------------------|-------------|---------|-----------------|---------|---------| G|-------------------------|-------------|---------|-----------------|---------|---------| D|*------------------------|-------------|---------|-----------------|---------|--------*| A|*12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-|-14-14-14-14-|-9-9-9-9-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-|-7-7-7-7*| E|-------------------------|-------------|---------|-----------------|---------|---------| G|-------------------------|-------------|---------|-----------------|---------|---------| D|*------------------------|-------------|---------|-----------------|---------|--------*| A|*12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-|-14-14-14-14-|-9-9-9-9-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-|-7-7-7-7*| E|-------------------------|-------------|---------|-----------------|---------|---------| G|-------------------------|-------------|---------|-----------------|---------|---------| D|*------------------------|-------------|---------|-----------------|---------|--------*| A|*12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-|-14-14-14-14-|-9-9-9-9-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-|-7-7-7-7*| E|-------------------------|-------------|---------|-----------------|---------|---------| G|-------------------------|-------------|---------|-----------------|---------|---------| D|*------------------------|-------------|---------|-----------------|---------|--------*| A|*12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-|-14-14-14-14-|-9-9-9-9-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-|-7-7-7-7*| E|-------------------------|-------------|---------|-----------------|---------|---------| Pre-Chorus: G|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| D|*----------------|-----------------|-----------------|----------------*| A|*3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-7*| E|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| G|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| D|*----------------|-----------------|-----------------|----------------*| A|*3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5*| E|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| Chorus: G|---------|---------|-------------|-------------|---------|---------|---------|---------| D|*--------|---------|-------------|-------------|---------|---------|---------|--------*| A|*7-7-7-7-|-9-9-9-9-|-11-11-11-11-|-12-12-12-12-|-5-5-5-5-|-7-7-7-7-|-9-9-9-9-|-5-5-5-5*| E|---------|---------|-------------|-------------|---------|---------|---------|---------| G|---------|---------|-------------|-------------|---------|---------|---------|---------| D|*--------|---------|-------------|-------------|---------|---------|---------|--------*| A|*7-7-7-7-|-9-9-9-9-|-11-11-11-11-|-12-12-12-12-|-5-5-5-5-|-7-7-7-7-|-9-9-9-9-|-5-5-5-5*| E|---------|---------|-------------|-------------|---------|---------|---------|---------| G|---------|---------|-------------|-------------|---------|---------|---------|---------| D|*--------|---------|-------------|-------------|---------|---------|---------|--------*| A|*7-7-7-7-|-9-9-9-9-|-11-11-11-11-|-12-12-12-12-|-5-5-5-5-|-7-7-7-7-|-9-9-9-9-|-5-5-5-5*| E|---------|---------|-------------|-------------|---------|---------|---------|---------| Break: G|-------------------------|-------------------------|-----------------|-----------------| D|*------------------------|-------------------------|-----------------|----------------*| A|*12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-|-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-|-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-|-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9*| E|-------------------------|-------------------------|-----------------|-----------------| G|-------------------------|-------------------------| D|*------------------------|-------------------------| A|*12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-|-19-19-19-19-19-19-19-19-| E|-------------------------|-------------------------| G|-------------------------|-------------------------| D|*------------------------|------------------------*| A|*17-17-17-17-17-17-17-17-|-17-17-17-17-17-17-17-17*| E|-------------------------|-------------------------| Interlude: G|-------------------------|-------------------------| D|*------------------------|-------------------------| A|*-2--2---0--2~-----------|--2--2---0--2~-----------| E|-------------------------|-------------------------| G|-------------------------|-------------------------| D|-------------------------|------------------------*| A|--2--2---0--2~-----------|--2--2---0--2~--------5-*| E|-------------------------|-------------------------| Chorus: G|---------|---------|-------------|-------------|---------|---------|---------|---------| D|*--------|---------|-------------|-------------|---------|---------|---------|--------*| A|*7-7-7-7-|-9-9-9-9-|-11-11-11-11-|-12-12-12-12-|-5-5-5-5-|-7-7-7-7-|-9-9-9-9-|-5-5-5-5*| E|---------|---------|-------------|-------------|---------|---------|---------|---------| G|---------|---------|-------------|-------------|---------|---------|---------|---------| D|*--------|---------|-------------|-------------|---------|---------|---------|--------*| A|*7-7-7-7-|-9-9-9-9-|-11-11-11-11-|-12-12-12-12-|-5-5-5-5-|-7-7-7-7-|-9-9-9-9-|-5-5-5-5*| E|---------|---------|-------------|-------------|---------|---------|---------|---------| G|---------|---------|-------------|-------------|---------|---------|---------|---------| D|*--------|---------|-------------|-------------|---------|---------|---------|--------*| A|*7-7-7-7-|-9-9-9-9-|-11-11-11-11-|-12-12-12-12-|-5-5-5-5-|-7-7-7-7-|-9-9-9-9-|-5-5-5-5*| E|---------|---------|-------------|-------------|---------|---------|---------|---------| G|---------|---------|-------------|-------------|---------|---------|---------|---------| D|*--------|---------|-------------|-------------|---------|---------|---------|--------*| A|*7-7-7-7-|-9-9-9-9-|-11-11-11-11-|-12-12-12-12-|-5-5-5-5-|-7-7-7-7-|-9-9-9-9-|-5-5-5-5*| E|---------|---------|-------------|-------------|---------|---------|---------|---------| G|---------|---------|-------------|-------------|---------|---------|---------|---------| D|*--------|---------|-------------|-------------|---------|---------|---------|--------*| A|*7-7-7-7-|-9-9-9-9-|-11-11-11-11-|-12-12-12-12-|-5-5-5-5-|-7-7-7-7-|-9-9-9-9-|-5-5-5-5*| E|---------|---------|-------------|-------------|---------|---------|---------|---------| Break: G|-------------------------|-------------------------|-----------------|-----------------| D|*------------------------|-------------------------|-----------------|----------------*| A|*12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-|-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-|-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-|-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9*| E|-------------------------|-------------------------|-----------------|-----------------| G|-------------------------|-------------------------| D|*------------------------|-------------------------| A|*12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-|-19-19-19-19-19-19-19-19-| E|-------------------------|-------------------------| G|-------------------------|-------------------------| D|*------------------------|------------------------*| A|*17-17-17-17-17-17-17-17-|-17-17-17-17-17-17-17-17*| E|-------------------------|-------------------------| G|-------------------------|-------------------------|-----------------|-----------------| D|*------------------------|-------------------------|-----------------|----------------*| A|*12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-|-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-|-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-|-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9*| E|-------------------------|-------------------------|-----------------|-----------------| G|-------------------------|-------------------------| D|*------------------------|-------------------------| A|*12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-|-19-19-19-19-19-19-19-19-| E|-------------------------|-------------------------| G|-------------------------|-------------------------| D|*------------------------|------------------------*| A|*17-17-17-17-17-17-17-17-|-17-17-17-17-17-17-17-17*| E|-------------------------|-------------------------| Outro: G|-------------------------|-------------|---------|-----------------|---------|---------| D|*------------------------|-------------|---------|-----------------|---------|--------*| A|*12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-|-14-14-14-14-|-9-9-9-9-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-|-7-7-7-7*| E|-------------------------|-------------|---------|-----------------|---------|---------| G|-------------------------|-------------|---------|-----------------|---------|---------| D|*------------------------|-------------|---------|-----------------|---------|--------*| A|*12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-|-14-14-14-14-|-9-9-9-9-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-|-7-7-7-7*| E|-------------------------|-------------|---------|-----------------|---------|---------| G|----------------------------------|----------------------------------| D|*----14------14------14----14-----|-----14------14------14----14-----| A|*12-----12------12------12------12|-12-----12------12------12-----12-| E|----------------------------------|----------------------------------| G|----------------------------------|----------------------------------| D|*----14------14------14----14-----|-----14------14------14----14-----| A|*12-----12------12------12------12|-12-----12------12------12-----12~| E|----------------------------------|----------------------------------| That's it. like I said, real *** good song! Any comments welcome as usual. City Of Blinding Lights (Bass) Intro Prt. 1: (bass enters at 0:22) G---------------------------------------------------------------------------------| D---------------------------------------------------------------------------------| A-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-| E---------------------------------------------------------------------------------| (Play that 3 times and on the fourth time when the drums come in, play this:) G-------------------------------------------------| D-------------------------------------------------| A-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-19-19-19-19-19-19-19-19-| E-------------------------------------------------| G-------------------------------------------------| D-------------------------------------------------| A-17-17-17-17-17-17-17-17-17-17-17-17-17-17-17-17-| E-------------------------------------------------| Intro Prt. 2: 0:50 G-------------------------------------------------| D-------------------------------------------------| A-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-| E-------------------------------------------------| G---------------------------------| D---------------------------------| A-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-| E---------------------------------| G-------------------------------------------------| D-------------------------------------------------| A-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-14-14-14-14-19-19-19-19-| E-------------------------------------------------| G-------------------------------------------------| D-------------------------------------------------| A-17-17-17-17-17-17-17-17-17-17-17-17-17-17-17-17-| E-------------------------------------------------| (Play this whole riff twice) Verse: 1:18 G---------------------------------------------| D---------------------------------------------| A-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-14-14-14-14-9-9-9-9-| E---------------------------------------------| G---------------------------------| (Play this riff 4 times) D---------------------------------| A-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-7-7-7-7-| E---------------------------------| Pre-Chorus: 1:45 G-----------------------------------------------------------------| D-----------------------------------------------------------------| A-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-| E-----------------------------------------------------------------| (Play this riff twice) Chorus: 2:00 G-------------------------------------------------------------------------| D-------------------------------------------------------------------------| A-7-7-7-7-9-9-9-9-11-11-11-11-12-12-12-12-5-5-5-5-7-7-7-7-9-9-9-9-5-5-5-5-| E-------------------------------------------------------------------------| (Play this riff 3 times and on the fourth, play this:) G-------------------------------------------------| D-------------------------------------------------| A-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-| E-------------------------------------------------| G---------------------------------| D---------------------------------| A-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-| E---------------------------------| G-------------------------------------------------| D-------------------------------------------------| A-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-14-14-14-14-19-19-19-19-| E-------------------------------------------------| G-------------------------------------------------| D-------------------------------------------------| A-17-17-17-17-17-17-17-17-17-17-17-17-17-17-17-17-| E-------------------------------------------------| (Verse X5) 2:34 (Pre-Chorus) 3:08 (Chorus) 3:22 Interlude: 3:55 G-------------------------------------------------------------| D-------------------------------------------------------------| A-2--0--2--------2--0--2--------2--0--2--------2--0--2--------| E-------------------------------------------------------------| (Chorus, play first part 5 times) 4:10 Last Verse: 4:59 G---------------------------------------------| D---------------------------------------------| A-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-14-14-14-14-9-9-9-9-| E---------------------------------------------| G---------------------------------| (Play this riff 2 times) D---------------------------------| A-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-7-7-7-7-| E---------------------------------| Outro: 5:12 G---------------------------------------------------------------------------------| D---------------------------------------------------------------------------------| A-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-| E---------------------------------------------------------------------------------| (Play thsi riff 2 times) Song Ends.

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