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Author/Artist: U2 Title: Please LIVE Album: POP Transcribed by: l.l.g.m. Wolfs Email: l.l.g.m.wolfs@wxs.nl Notes: This transcription was made from the single PLEASE, recorded live in Rotterdam, The Netherlands Riff 1 (Clean) ---|-------------|--------------|-----------|---------|------------------|---- ---|-------------|--------------|-----------|---------|------------------|---- -6-|-6---6---6---|--6---6---6---|-6---6---6-|-6-------|---6---6---6---6--|---- -8-|-8---6---8---|--8---6---8---|-8---6---8-|-6---6---|---6---8---6---8--|---- ---|-------------|--------------|-----------|-----8---|------------------|---- ---|-------------|--------------|-----------|---------|------------------|---- Riff 2 ---------------------|---------------------|---------------------------------- ---------------------|---------------------|---------------------------------- -----------------10--|-------------10------|---------------------------------- --8---10---11--------|8---10---8-----------|---------------------------------- ---------------------|---------------------|---------------------------------- ---------------------|---------------------|---------------------------------- Riff 3 (Wah-Wah, some delay, little distorion) E------------------------------------------------------------------------------ B------------------------------------------------------------------------------ G------------------------------------------------------------------------------ D----8--8--8--6--8--6-----6---------------------------------------------------- A----------------------8-----8--8--8--6--8--6---------------------------------- E------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Riff 4 (distirtion, Edge delay) E------------9----------9-------------8----------8-----------11----------11--- B-------11----------11-----------11---------11-----------11----------11------- G--10-----------10----------10----------10----------10-----------10----------- D----------------------------------------------------------------------------- A----------------------------------------------------------------------------- E----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Solo (distirtion, Edge delay) ------------------------------------|---16----18---21------------------------- -----16----16-----18----18----14----|---16----18---21------------------------- --15----15-----15----15----15-------|----------------------------------------- ------------------------------------|----------------------------------------- ------------------------------------|----------------------------------------- ------------------------------------|----------------------------------------- Repeat this part several times Keys = Bbm - Fm - Ebm - Bbm Riff 1 So you never knew love until you crossed the line of grace And you never felt wanted till you had someone slap your face So you never felt alive until you almost wasted away Bbm Fm You had to win, you couldn't just pass Ebm Bbm The smartest ass at the top of the class Bbm Fm Your flying colours, your family tree Ebm Bbm And all your lessons in history Riff 2 Please Please Please get up off your knees now Please, please, please, leave me out of this Riff 1 And you never knew how low you'd stoop to make that call And you never knew what was on the ground Till they made you crawl So you never knew that the heaven you keep you stole Bbm Fm Your Catholic blues, your convent shoes Ebm Bbm Your stick-on tattoos, now they're making news Bbm Fm Your holy war, your northern star Ebm Bbm Your sermon on the mount from the boot of your car Riff 2 Please, please, please get up off your knees Please, please, please leave me out of this please So love is hard, and love is tough But love is not what you're thinking of Riff 3 September, streets capsizing, Spilling over down the drain Shards of glass splinters like rain But you could only feel your pain October, talking getting nowhere November, December, remember Are we just starting again? Please, please, please get up off of your knees Please, please, please, please Riff 4 So love is bigger than us But love is not what you're thinking of Solo Riff 4 It's what lovers deal, it's what lovers steal You know I've found it hard to receive -silence- Cause you, my love, I could never believe Outtro with Please-theme (Riff 2) Chords: Bbm: 688666 Fm: X8(10)(10)98 Ebm: X68876 or (11)(13)(13)(11)(11)(11) Please(live) Transcribed by Richard Zangoli. This is a transcription of the live version of Please from the Popheart EP. It is also very similar to the single version of the song. Edge tunes down 1/2 a step and puts a capo on the second fret. But the way I have transcribed it, simply put a capo on the first with standard tuning. The tab is also relative to the capo, that is, if a 5th fret note is indicated, it is actually played on the 6th, due to the capo. Intro riff- E---------------------------------------------------- B---------------------------------------------------- G---------------------------------------------------- D---5h7---7p5-7-5-5h7-------7p5-7-5-5h7---7p5-7-5-5h7-- A------------------------------------------------------ E------------------------------------------------------ E--------------------- B--------------------- G--------------------- D----5--------5--5----- etc.. A---------7----------- E---------------------- This is played during the first verse, and when Bono sings "you had to win...." play riff 2 Riff 2 You had to win E---------------------------------- B------1-------1------1-------1---- G--2-------2------2-------2------- You couldn't just pass E----------------------------------- B----0-----0------0------0------0--- G--2-----2-----2------2------2------- The smartest ass E---------------------------------- B-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3---3 G--2-----2-----2------2----2-----2-- At the top of the class E---------------------------------- B-----1----1-----1-----1----1-----1 G--2-----2-----2----2-----2----2---- etc.. Then the Chorus riff(riff3) is played (let the open notes ring)- E--------------------0------------------------------0-- B------------------------------------------------------ G---------2--4--5------------2---2h4---2---------------- D------------------------------------------------------ A---0-----------------------------------------0--------- E-------------------------------------------------------- E--------------------0---------------------------0 B-------------------------------------------------- G------2---4--5--------------2--2h4----2----------- etc. D-------------------------------------------------- A--------------------------------------------0----- E---------------------------------------------------- Then it's back to the intro riff and the chorus again. The next riff played is the one with a lot of wah (riff4) And it goes something like this (let the open note ring)- E------------------------------------------------- B--------------------------------------------------- G--------------------------------------------------- D-------X--X--X--X-------------7-----5-------------- A-------X--X--X--X------0--------------------------- E-------X--X--X--X---------------------------------- E--------------------------------------------------- B----------------------------------------------------- G------------------------------------------------------ D---------5--------5-----x-5---5---5h7----------------- A---5h7-------7------------------------------------------ E------------------------------------------------------ E----------------------------------------------------------- B------------------------------------------------------------ G------------------------------------------------------------- D-------------7----5--------------7-------5---5------------------ A------0--------------------5h7-------7----------------6--5-------- E--------------------------------------------------------------8--- The above riff is played several times with minor variations. Then this variation on the chorus riff is played(riff5)- Riff 5 E--------------------0------------------0------ B------------------------------------------------ G----------2--4--5--------2----4---5------------- D------------------------------------------------ A-----0------------------------------------------ E------------------------------------------------- E------------------------------------------------- B-------------------------------------------------- G---------2----4----5---------7---7------9---9----- D-------------------------------------------------- A-----0-------------------------------------------- E-------------------------------------------------- The above is played twice. Then play this riff (riff 6) E----------------8----------8--------- B---------10----------10---------10---- G----9--------------------------------- E------------------7-----------7-------- B-----------10----------10---------10---- G------9---------------------------------- E----------------10-------------10------- B----------10-----------10------------10 G----9----------------------------------- E------------8------------10----------10----8 B------10----------10-----------10------------ G--9------------------------------------------ The above riff is played twice, the second time without the little variation at the end. Now, for the solo (this is hard to tab but hopefully this will give you the idea)- E--------------------------------------------------- B----s/15---13h15--15--15---13--15--13---13----------- x6 G-----------------------------------------------14---- Then- E---------------------------------------------- B----13h15-15--13--15--13--15--15--13h--15------ G----------------------------------------------- Then- E----------15--------15---------15--------15--- B----13---------13--------13---------13-------- G----------------------------------------------- E--------17---------17--------17---------17---- B---15--------15---------15--------15--------- G----------------------------------------------- E------20---------20---------20---------20--------20 B---18-------18---------18---------18--------18----- G---------------------------------------------------- Then Riff 6 is played again. At the end you can her Edge ad lib with Riff 6- (played softly and slowly). E----8--------------------8-------- B----------10------------------10-- G-----------------9----------------- E-----10----------------10------------------10-------- B----------10------------------10-----------------10--- G-----------------9-------------------9----------------- E----8------------------8----------- B---------10------------------10--- G-----------------9------------------ Then Edge plays Riff 5 slowly. Any, comments questions etc... e-mail me at rzangoli@magna.com.au. ---------------------------------------------------------------- PLEASE (live version and single version) Tabbed by Javier Cayuela Tune down 1/2 step. USE CAPO ON 2nd FRET. What I call the Main Riff is played during the intro and in the verses. Use clean guitar. MAIN RIFF: e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------| B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------| G|--7---7--------------7---7--------------7---7----------------------7-------| D|--9---9-p-7-h-9-p-7--9---9-p-7-h-9-p-7--9---9-p-7-h-9-p-7--9--7----7-------| A|--0-------------------------------------0-----------------------9------9---| E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------| RIFF1: is played during the pre-chorus. You can palm mute and use delay. Listen to the song and you'll get the idea e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------| B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------| G|----7-7-7--7-7-7--6--6-6-6---6-6----------9--9-9-9-9---9----7--7-7-7-7--7--| D|---9--9-9-9--9-9--9-9-9--9-9--9-----------9-9--9-9-9-9------9-9-9--9-9-9---| A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------| E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------| You had to win, you couldn't just pass The smartest ass at the top of the class CHORUS: Use delay and little distortion: e|--------------0------------------0-----------0-----------------------------| B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------| G|-----4--6/-7-------4--6--4----------4--6/-7------4--6--4-------------------| D|-------------------------------0-------------------------------------------| A|--0------------------------------------------------------------------------| E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------| Please Please Please Get up off your knees RIFF2: Use wah-wah pedal (and in some live versions Edge also uses delay in this part) e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------| B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------| G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------| D|----x-x-9-7-x-x-x-----7-x-7---------x-x-9-7-x-x-x-----7-7------------------| A|----x-x-----x-x-x-7h9------9-7h9--7-x-x-----x-x-x-7h9--9-9-7-5-------------| E|--7-x-x-----x-x-x-------------------x-x-----x-x-x--------------7-----------| RIFF3: Replaces the chorus riff in the last chorus (see below) and also is played at the end: e|-------------0-------------0-----------0-----0--------------0--------------| B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------| G|----4--6/-7-------4--6/-7-----4--6/-7------9---9-9/--11--11----------------| D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------| A|-0-------------------------------------------------------------------------| E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------| RIFF4: Use delay e|-------10------10------10------9-------9-------9-------12------12-------12-| B|----12------12------12------12------12------12------12------12-------12----| G|-11------11------11------11------11------11------11------11-------11-------| D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------| A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------| E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------| e|-------10----12p10---------------------------------------------------------| B|----12-------------12----12------------------------------------------------| G|-11-------11----------11---------------------------------------------------| D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------| A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------| E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------| SOLO: Use delay e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------| B|------15-17-17-15-17-15---15-17-17-15-17-15---15-17-17-15-17-15------------| G|----16---16-16-16-16-16-16---16-16-16-16-16-16---16-16-16-16-16------------| D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------| A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------| E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------| e|-----------------------------17--17--17--17--17---19--19--19--19--19-------| B|------15-17-17-15-17-15---15---15--15--15--15---17--17--17--17--17---------| G|----16---16-16-16-16-16-16-------------------------------------------------| D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------| A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------| E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------| e|-----22--22--22--22--22--22--22-22--22-22-22-------------------------------| B|---19--19--19--19--19--19---19--19-----------------------------------------| G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------| D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------| A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------| E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------| And now let's see it all together with the lyrics: INTRO (Play MAIN RIFF) (Play MAIN RIFF) So you never knew love until you crossed the line of grace And you never felt wanted till you had someone slap your face And you never felt alive until you almost wasted away (Play RIFF1) You had to win, you couldn't just pass The smartest ass at the top of the class Your flying colours, your family tree And all your lessons in history (Play CHORUS) Please Please Please, get up off your knees now Please Please Please, leave it out (Play MAIN RIFF) So you never knew how low you'd stoop to make that call And you never knew what was on the ground till they made you crawl So you never knew that the heaven you keep you stole (Play RIFF1) Your Catholic blues Your convent shoes Your stick-on tattoos, now they're making news Your holy war Your northern star Your sermon on the mount from the boot of your car (Play CHORUS) Please Please Please get up off your knees now Please Please Please, leave me out So love is big, and love is tough But love is not what you're thinking of (Play RIFF2) September, streets capsizing Spilling over down the drain Shards of glass splinters like rain But you could only feel your pain October, talking getting nowhere November, December, remember Are we just starting again? (Play RIFF3) Please Please Please get up off of your knees now Please (Play RIFF4) 'Cause love is big Is bigger than us But love is not what you're thinking of (Play SOLO) (Play RIFF4) It's what lovers deal It's what lovers steal You know I've found it hard to receive Cause you, my love, I could never believe (Play RIFF3) Please Please Please get up off of your knees Please Pleeeeeeeease Pleeeeeeeease The single version is very similar, but the album version is a little bit different, so this tab may also help. Mail me with any comments or corrections. Javier Cayuela ------------------------------- Please (live from Rotterdam) from the CD: Popheart Live by U2 tabbed by Danny Zigman (D.ZIGMAN@marianopolis.edu) Tuned down 1/2 step. Capo on the 2nd fret. NOTE: To make it easier to read the higher notes, I will refer to the 2nd fret as 0 (an open string) and all others as normal (eg. an "A" on the low E string would be a 5, but an "F#" would be a 0) Use delay, wah-wah, compresser and mild distortion. Riff 1 e------------------------------------------- B------------------------------------------- G------------------------------------------- D-9--9p7h9-7-9--9p7h9-7-9--9p7h9-7-9-7---7-- A--------------------------------------9---- E------------------------------------------- "Please stop fighting... Please stop... Please..." So you never knew love Until you crossed the line of grace And you never felt wanted Until you had someone slap you face And you never felt alive Until you'd almost waisted away Riff 2 e--10-10----------9-9----------12-12----------10-10--------- B----------------------------------------------------------- G-7--7--7-77-77--6-6-6-66-66--9--9--9-99-99--7--7--7-77-77-- D----------------------------------------------------------- A----------------------------------------------------------- E----------------------------------------------------------- You had to win You couldn't just pass The smart ass At the top of the class Your flying colors You family tree And all your lessons in history Riff 3 e---------0-----------0-------0------------ B------------------------------------------ G---4-6-7----4-6-4--4---4-6-7---4-6-4------ D------------------------------------------ A-0---------------------------------------- E------------------------------------------ Please Please Please Get up off you knees, now Please Please Please Leave me out Riff 1 So you never knew How low you stooped to make that call And you never knew What was on the ground to they made you crawl And you never knew That the heaven you keep... You stole Riff 2 Your catholic blues Your convent shoes Your stick-on tatooes That are making the news Your holy war Your northern star Your sermen of the mount >From the boot of your car Riff 3 Please Please Please Get up off your knees, now Please Please Please Leave me out (No guitar) 'Cuz love is hard And love is tough But love is not What you're thinking of Riff 4 (plenty of wah-wah) e-------------------------------- B-------------------------------- G-------------------------------- D---9-7h9-7h9--5-7-7-5h7-7-5-4h5- A-0------------------------------ E-------------------------------- September... steets capsizing Spilling over down the drain Shards of glass Splinters like rain But you can only feel Your own pain October... talk getting no where Noverber... December... Remember... or we'll just start it again Riff 3 Please Please Please Get up off your knees now Riff 3a e---------0--------0-------0---0---0---0---0-- B----------------------------5---5---5---5---- G---4-6-7----4-6-7---4-6-7-------------------- D--------------------------------------------- A-0------------------------------------------- E--------------------------------------------- PLEASE Riff 5 (There is a lot of improvising going on) e-----10----10----9----9---12---12--10--10-10p12h10--- B---12----12----12---12--12---12------12-------------- G-11----11----11---11---9----9------------------------ D----------------------------------------------------- A----------------------------------------------------- E----------------------------------------------------- Love is big It's bigger than us But love is not What your thinking of Solo Part I e[----------------------------------]----------------------------------- B[-15h17-15h17-15h17-15h17-15-12h15-]-x6--15h17-15h17-15h17-15h17-etc... G[----------------------------------]----------------------------------- D[----------------------------------]----------------------------------- A[----------------------------------]----------------------------------- E[----------------------------------]----------------------------------- Part II e---17--17--17--17--19--19--19--19--22--22--22--22-22-22-22-etc... B-15--15--15--15--17--17--17--17--20--20--20--20------------------ G----------------------------------------------------------------- D----------------------------------------------------------------- A----------------------------------------------------------------- E----------------------------------------------------------------- Riff 4 It's what lovers deal It's what lovers steal You know I found it hard to recieve 'Cuz you... My love... I could never believe Riff 3a (quitely) Please Please Please etc.. Segues into Where the Streets Have No Name -------------------------------------------------------------------------- Please Music by U2 Lyrics by Bono and The Edge Transcribed by Brandon Leniart Tune down 1/2 step--it's in B minor. Intro: 1---------------------- 2---12---14---17---15-- 3---------------------- 4---------------------- 5---------------------- 6---------------------- 1------------------ 2---0---2---5---3-- 3------------------ 4------------------ 5------------------ 6------------------ So you never knew love until you crossed the line of grace And you never felt wanted till you had someone slap your face So you never felt alive until you almost wasted away background pre-chorus: 1---7---10-- 2---7---7--- 3---7---7--- 4----------- 5----------- 6----------- play with above 3 times: 1----------- 2----------- 3----------- 4---4p2--4-- 5----------- 6----------- 1 time: 1--------------------------------- 2--------------------------------- 3---4p2---4---2---4---2--------2-- 4--------------------------4------ 5--------------------------------- 6--------------------------------- You had to win, you couldn't just pass The smartest ass at the top of the class Your flying colours, your family tree And all your lessons in history Please 1-------------- 2-------------- 3---4---6---7-- 4-------------- 5-------------- 6-------------- Please 1---------------- 2---------------- 3---4---4/6---4-- 4---------------- 5---------------- 6---------------- Please get up off your knees Please, please, please, please 3 times: 1-------------------- 2-------------------- 3-------------------- 4-------------------- 5---2p0---2---0---2-- 6-------------------- 1 time: 1---------------------------- 2---------------------------- 3---------------------------- 4---------------------------- 5---2p0--2--0--2--0-------0-- 6---------------------2------ And you never knew how low you'd stoop to make that call And you never knew what was on the ground till they made you crawl So you never knew that that the heaven you keep you stole Your Catholic blues, your convent shoes Your stick-on tattoos, now they're making news Your holy war, your northern star Your sermon on the mount from the boot of your car Please, please, please get up off your knees Please, please, please leave me out of this please Bm A A Bm So love is hard, and love is tough Bm A Em Bm But love is not what you're thinking of electronic bit: 1---------------------------- 2---------------------------- 3---------------------------- 4---------------------------- 5---0h2---2---2---2---0---2-- 6---------------------------- 1----------------------------- 2----------------------------- 3---2h4---4---4---2---4------- 4--------------------------4-- 5----------------------------- 6----------------------------- September, streets capsizing, spilling over down the drain Shards of glass splinters like rain But you could only feel your pain October, talking getting nowhere November, December, remember Are we just starting again? 1---------------------- 2---------------------- 3---4---7---4---7---4-- 4---------------------- 5---------------------- 6---------------------- Please, please, please get up off of your knees Please, please, please, please 1------------------------ 2-------------------<7>-- 3-----------<7>---------- 4---<7>------------------ 5------------------------ 6------------------------ So love is bigger than us But love is not what you're thinking of It's what lovers deal, it's what lovers steal with delay: 1---7--------9---------7-----------10p7------ 2-------7---------7---------7-------------7-- 3-------------------------------------------- 4-------------------------------------------- 5-------------------------------------------- 6-------------------------------------------- You know I've found it hard to receive Cause you, my love, I could never believe U2 * [PLEASE] (acoustic) ****************************************************** Transcribed by Dante (Dante@Cyberus.ca) ****************************************************** This is an acoustic interpretation of the song [Please], for people who play U2 songs on their acoustic guitars at campfires or at home in front of the tv during commercials, like I do. Thus, much of this is based on just getting the feel of the song down, so you can concentrate on singing. Electric versions of the songs are fine, if you have a band.... I, on the other hand, don't have a band and just care about the three chords and the truth... This is a great song from a great album... from the greatest band in this really great universe.... ****************************************************** (Tune 1/2 step down) Bm A A Bm So you never knew love until you crossed the line of grace Bm A A Bm And you never felt wanted till you had someone slap your face Bm A A Bm So you never felt alive until you almost wasted away Bm You had to win, you couldn't just pass A Em The smartest ass at the top of the class Bm Your flying colours, your family tree A And all your lessons in history Bm G-------------4----------6---7 Please Bm G-------------4----------6---4 Please Bm G-------------4----------6---7 Please A get up off your knees Please, please, please, leave me out of this 5 ----2-----2--0--2--0--2--------2--0--2--0--2-- 6---------------------------------------------------- 5 -----2--0--2--0--2--0-------0--2---- 6-------------------------2-------------- And you never knew how low you'd stoop to make that call And you never knew what was on the ground Till they made you crawl So you never knew that that the heaven you keep you stole Your Catholic blues, your convent shoes Your stick-on tattoos, now they're making news Your holy war, your northern star Your sermon on the mount from the boot of your car Please, please, please get up off your knees Please, please, please leave me out of this please Bm A A Bm So love is hard, and love is tough Bm A Em Bm But love is not what you're thinking of (Okay, so it's not easy to simulate something to go with this funky little bridge that the Edge squawks away in... you're on your own here, but I suggest just continuing the basic chords and playing a few light blues fills here and there to your liking... ) Bm A September, streets capsizing, A Bm Spilling over down the drain Bm A Shards of glass splinters like rain A Bm But you could only feel your pain Bm A October, talking getting nowhere A November, December, remember Bm Are we just starting again? Please, please, please get up off of your knees Please, please, please, please So love is bigger than us But love is not what you're thinking of It's what lovers deal, it's what lovers steal You know I've found it hard to receive Cause you, my love, I could never believe

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