Miami

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Miami Music by U2 Lyrics by Bono and The Edge Transcribed by Brandon Leniart This song is TUNED DOWN 1/2 STEP, but I LEAVE the 2ND STRING at a B natural to get the harmonics right. Once again, I think Edge has a special machine to do this, but I can't think of a better way of getting the right sound. It looks harder than it is--just make sure you've got it on the bridge pickup and lots of distortion, and it sounds real cool. I think it's in A minor. With Larry's drum beat, I could just imagine them using "Miami" to segue into "Bullet The Blue Sky"...and I take it Ali wasn't with Bono on this Miami trip. Weather 'round here choppin' and changin' Surgery in the air Print shirts and southern accents, cigars and big hair We got the whells and petrol is cheap Only went there for a week Got the sun, got the sand Got the batteries in the handicam feedback 1---<5>-- 2-------- 3-------- 4-------- 5-------- 6-------- palm mute: 1--------------------- 2--------------------- 3--------------------- 4--------------------- 5---0--0--0--0--0--0-- 6--------------------- Her eyes all swimming pool blue Dumb bells on a diving board Baby's always attracted to the things she's afraid of heavily distorted: 1-------- 2-------- 3-------- 4-------- 5---<3>-- 6-------- Big girl with a sweet tooth this is the weird sound--don't forget to leave the 2nd string at B 1------------------- 2---<12>------------ 3------------------- 4------------------- 5--------------<9>-- 6------------------- Watches the skinny girl in the photo shoot Freshmen squeaky clean, she tastes like chlorine Miami, my mammy Love the movies, love to walk those movie sets Get to shoot someone in the foot Get to smoke some cigarettes No big deal, we know the score Just back from the video store What's he got inside the case? I want a close up of that face Here comes the car chase 1-------------------------------- 2-------------------------------- 3-------------------------------- 4-------------------------------- 5---0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--<3>-- 6-------------------------------- Miami, my mammy I bought two new suits, Miami Pink and blue, Miami I took a picture of you, my mammy Getting hot in a photo booth, Miami I said you looked like a madonna You said, "Maybe said I wanna have your baby." We could make something beautiful 1------------- 2------------- 3------------- 4------------- 5---<3>--<3>-- 6------------- Something that wouldn't be a problem Least not in Miami Some places are like your auntie But there's no place like...MIAMI Miami from: "Dan Bodeman" There is just some feedback that sounds like feedback coming from his Vox AC30s. This goes until the lyrics "here comes the car chase" Then it does this on the low E string. E---5-5-5-5-555-5(7)-5(7)------------ It goes along with the beat of the drums. The 5(7) is called something like harp harmonics. What you do to get this is press on the 5th fret with you index finger then reach over to the 7th fret with you pinky but you just rest it on the string lightly. Get a really fuzzy distortion to make this work. Use the same harp harmonics during the rest of the song. Dan-d-man-Bodeman From: AGRIGGSY@aol.com the edge uses volume swells and on the guitar part its just a little distortion with a heavy delay around 50 milliseconds. if you have a DD5 put it on 1 and turn the effect level all the way up.

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