Mysterious Ways

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MYSTERIOUS WAYS (live with solo) - U2 -corrections- *Mysterious Ways--Actually, the guy had the right chord changes, I think, but the song is done easier when tuned down 1/2 step, and played in B major (which gives it a Bb tone). Just tune down 1/2 step and use power chords with a lot of distortion, flange, and wah. The 4 chords are: B, E, A, D. (from Leniart, Brandon K ([email protected])) This is called RIFF A with extensive use of wah peddle E--6---6-----x---x---4/5----- B--6---6-----x---x---4/5----- G--7---7-----x---x---5/6----- D--8---------x---x---6/7----- A--8---------x---x---6/7----- E--6---------x---x---4/5----- Riff A formations Bb: fret 6 Eb: fret 11 Db: fret 9 Ab: fret 4 Bb w/Riff A (x8) Bb Johnny took a walk Eb With your sister the moon Bb Let her pale light in F To fill up your room Bb You've been living underground Eb Eating from a can Bb You've been running away F Prechorus w/Riff A Bb She's slippy Eb You're sliding down Bb She'll be there Eb When you hit the ground Chorus w/Riff A Bb Eb It's alright...it's alright...it's alright Db Ab She moves in mysterious ways Bb Eb It's alright...it's alright...it's alright Db Ab She moves in mysterious ways Johnny take a dive With your sister in the rain Let her talk about the things You can't explain To touch is to heal To hurt is to steal If you want to kiss the sky Better learn how to kneel (...on your knees boy!) She's the wave She turns the tide She sees the man inside the child It's alright...it's alright...it's alright She moves in mysterious ways It's alright...it's alright...it's alright She moves in mysterious ways It's alright...it's alright...it's alright She moves in mysterious ways It's alright...it's alright...it's alright Lift my days...light up my nights Normal Solo: E-16-18-16-18-16-18-16-18-16-18------- B------------------------------------- G------------------------------------- D------------------------------------- A------------------------------------- E------------------------------------- (Repeat above riff 5 times) E-10-10-10-10-10-10-11-10--8---------- B------------------------------------- G------------------------------------- D------------------------------------- A------------------------------------- E------------------------------------- (Repeat above riff 6 times) (Give plenty of wah peddle on this) Live solo: E-------------------|-------------------- B-12/18-18-18-18-16-|-14-13-14-13-11-9--- G-------------------|-------------------- D-------------------|-------------------- A-------------------|-------------------- E-------------------|-------------------- *Play this 3 times* E-------------------|----------------18-16-15-16-18-- B-12/18-18-18-18-16-|-12/18-18-18-18----------------- G-------------------|-------------------------------- D-------------------|-------------------------------- A-------------------|-------------------------------- E-------------------|-------------------------------- *Play this 2 times* E----18----18----18----18----18----18----20(bend)-18-16-15-16-15-13- B-18----18----18----18----18----18---------------------------------- G------------------------------------------------------------------- D------------------------------------------------------------------- A------------------------------------------------------------------- E------------------------------------------------------------------- Bridge: (Strum each chord once, and let ring) Bb-minor Eb One day you'll look back Bb-minor And you'll see Where Ab You were held how Bb By this love While Eb You could stand There Db And not move on this moment Ab Follow this feeling It's alright...it's alright...it's alright She moves in mysterious ways It's alright...it's alright...it's alright We move through miracle days Spirit moves in mysterious ways She woves with it She woves with it Db Ab Bb Lift my days and light up my nights --------------430820330C5-- "Mysterious Ways" --------------- tabbed by: Scott Yanoff, [email protected] (Heavy distortion recommended) This song can be played with a capo on the 8th fret, if you can do that. Then it becomes fairly simple just playing D instead of A, etc. (see the chord formations). Or you can play it with a capo on 1st fret, which is how I've finally put the chords. [Editor's Comment] Intro/transitions: (Repeated about 9 times) E-------------------------------------- B------10-10--------------------------- G-------9--9--------------------------- D----7--7--7--------------------------- A-10----------------------------------- E-------------------------------------- (Note: the above is basically the A chord played on a few strings) (Note: chords given below generally are played by an organ in background) A D Johnny took a walk with your sister the moon A E Let her pale light in to fill up your room A D You've been living underground, eating from a can A E A You've been running away from what you don't understand (love) Chorus: (the chorus basically just switches back between the A and D chords) E--------------10-10-|----------------- B------10-10---10-10-|----------------- G-------9--9----7--7-|----------------- D-------7--7---------|----------------- A--------------------|----------------- E--------------------|----------------- (A) (D) (So, when you see A or D, play the above chord formations, respectively) A D She's slippy, you're sliding down A D She'll be there when you hit the ground A D It's alright...it's alright...it's alright C G She moves in mysterious ways A D It's alright...it's alright...it's alright C G She moves in mysterious ways Johnny take a dive with your sister in the rain Let her talk about the things you can't explain To touch is to heal, to hurt is to steal If you want to kiss the sky Better learn how to kneel (...on your knees boy!) She's the wave, she turns the tide She sees the man inside the child It's alright...it's alright...it's alright She moves in mysterious ways (x3) It's alright...it's alright...it's alright Lift my days...light up my nights Guitar Solo: E-15-17-15-17-15-17-15-17-15-17------- B------------------------------------- G------------------------------------- D------------------------------------- A------------------------------------- E------------------------------------- (Repeat above riff 5 times) E--9--9--9--9--9--9-10--9--7---------- B-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10---------- G--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9---------- D------------------------------------- A------------------------------------- E------------------------------------- (Repeat above riff 6 times) (Note: this is just a "play" on the A chord) Bridge: (Strum each chord once, and let ring) Am D Am One day you'll look back and you'll see G A Where you were held how by this love D While you could stand there C And not move on this moment G Follow this feeling It's alright...it's alright...it's alright She moves in mysterious ways It's alright...it's alright...it's alright We move through miracle days Spirit moves in mysterious ways She moves with it, she moves with it C G A Lift my days and light up my nights CHORD FORMATIONS: (8th fret equivalence) A x x 7 9 10 9 (D chord formation) D 10 9 7 7 10 10 (G/D chord formation) E x 7 9 9 9 x (A chord formation) C 8 10 10 9 8 8 (F chord formation) G 7 10 9 7 8 x (C chord formation) Am x x 7 9 10 8 (Dm chord formation) ---------------------------------- Mysterious Ways by U2 (album version) Transcribed by Richard Zangoli ([email protected]) I saw the transcriptions to this song on the Archive and noticed some mistakes and that they weren't 100% complete. This is the complete tab to the album version and I can guarantee that it is quite accurate because I used a professional transcription that appeared in a guitar magazine a few years back as a guide. Tune down 1/2 a step and use a wah-wah where appropriate. The transcription actually says to use an envelope filter (what the hell is that?!) and some reverb but when Edge plays it live he obviously uses some sort of wah effect. The intro- E---7----------------------------- B---7----------------------------- G---8----------------------------- x 8 D---9---9--9s/------x--x-----7h9--- A---9---9--9s/--------------------- E-------7--7s/---------------------- For the verses this is the keyboard arranged for guitar- Johnny take a walk with your sister the moon let her pale light in to fill up E--7--------------------------------------------------------------------- B--7--------------------------------------------------------------------- G--8-----8------------------9----------------------8----------------11--- D--9-----9------------------9----------------------9----------------11--- A--9--------------------------------------------------------------------- E--7--------------------------------------------------------------------- your room. You've been living underground, eating from a can, you've been running away E------------------------------------------------------------------------ B------------------------------------------------------------------------ G-----------------8-------------------9------------------------------8--- D-----------------9-------------------9------------------------------9--- A------------------------------------------------------------------------ E------------------------------------------------------------------------ from what you don't understand. Look, E--------------------------------------- B--------------------------------------- G---------------11--------------8-------- D---------------11--------------9-------- A---------------------------------------- E---------------------------------------- The second verse is the same with the only difference being that after Bono sings "you can't explain", Edge plays this- E--------- B--15s/--- G--15s/--- D--15s/--- A--------- E--------- Note that instead of playing the synthesiser chords as I have tabbed them above (ie. B(xx89xx),E5(xx99xx),F5(xx11 11xx)) you might want to just play the bar chords (ie. B(799xxx),E(x799xx),F(x9 11 11xx)) as they sound ok and in my opinion are easier to play. For the pre-chorus Edge plays something like this- She's slippery, You're sliding down she's gonna be there when E---7---7s/--------------------12---12s/---------------------7--7s/--------- B---7---7s/--------------------12---12s/---------------------7--7s/--------- G---8---8s/--------------------13---13s/---------------------8--8s/--------- D---9---9s/--------------------14---14s/---------------------9--9s/--------- A---9--------------------------14----------------------------9-------------- E---7--------------------------12----------------------------7-------------- you hit the ground E------12--12--12--12--12-----12s/-- B------12--12--12--12--12-----12s/-- G------13--13--13--13--13-----13s/-- D------14--14--14-------------14s/-- A------14--14--14-------------14s/-- E------12--12--12-------------12s/-- For the second pre-chorus (ie she's the wave...) play something similar. Now for the chorus- It's alright, it's alright it's alright She moves in E----7--------------7-------------------------------12--10----10--10--10--10- B----7--------------7-------------------------------12--10----10--10--10--10- G----8--------------8------s/13----13--13--13-------13--11----11--11--11--11- D----9--------------9------s/14----14--14--14-----------------12--12--12--12- A----9--------------9------s/14----14--14--14-----------------12--12--12--12- E----7--------------7------s/12----12--12--12-----------------10--10--10--10- mysterious ways E---5-----5-----5----5s/-- B---5-----5-----5----5s/-- G---6-----6-----6----6s/-- D---7-----7-----7----7s/-- and play the B E D and A chords over. A---7-----7-----7----7s/-- E---5-----5-----5----5s/-- After the first chorus the intro riff is played 3 times. Now for the bit just before the guitar solo. There are two guitars here. One is playing this with some delay (listen to the record for the timing)- E---17--19--17--19--17--19--17--19- B---------------------------------- G---------------------------------- x 5 and the other is playing this (this is what Edge plays in the live version)- E---2------------------------- B---2-------------------------- G---3------------------------- x 5 D---4----4--4s/------x--2h4--- A---4----4--4s/--------------- E---2----2--2s/---------------- Now for the actual solo- E---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- B-16--16--16--16-----------------------------16--16--16--16--x--x--17--x-x--16----14 G-14--14--14--14------------14---------------14--14--14--14--x--x--14--x-x--14----14 D---------------------14h16------16---14----------------------------------------14-- A----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- E----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- E------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ B--16--16--16--16--x--x--17--x--x--16----14-----16--16--16--16--x-x--16--17--16----14 G--14--14--14--14--x--x--14--x--x--14----14-----14--14--14--14--x-x--14--14--14----14 D-------------------------------------14----------------------------------------14--- A------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ E------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ E----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- B-16--16--16--16--x-x--17--x-x--16----14----16--16--16--16--x--x-17--x-x--16-----14- G-14--14--14--14--x-x--14--x-x--14----14----14--14--14--14--x--x-14--x-x--14-----14- D----------------------------------14-----------------------------------------14---- A----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- E----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- For the bridge before the chorus simply play the chorus chords(ie. B,E,D,A) arppeggio. For example- One day you'll look back and you'll see E---7------------------------------------------------------------------------------ B---7-------------7----------------9-------9h10p9---------------------------------- G---8-------8--------8------8------9---9--------------9-----9-----11---11--11------ D---9-------9------------9---------9---------------------9--9-----12-------12------ A---9------------------------------7------------------------------12--------------- E---7-------------------------------------------------------------10--------------- where you were held how by this love E----`------------------5--5--5---5---5----- B-----------------------5--5--5---5---5----- G------11------11-------6--6--6---6---6----- D------12------12-------7--7--7---7---7----- A------12------12-------7--7--7---7---7----- E-----------------------5--5--5---5---5------ And then go back to playing the chorus chords normally. Play them during the final time that the chorus is sung and end on the B chord. That should have all the guitar bits and, by the way, the bass line (I think the only really distinguishable one in the album version) is this- G--------------------------------- D--------------------------------- A--------5-----5h7--5------------- over and over again. E----7-------------------7----5--- Richard Zangoli.

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