All I Want Is You

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FULL CORRECTED TAB FOR "ALL I WANT IS YOU" All I Want Is You by U2 tabbed by Matt Stewart, [email protected] I have been trying for over a year now to perfect this tab, and I think I finally have it. The only thing that I don't really know about this song is the superior sound qualaity that Edge gets. If you have any tips for perfecting the sound, let me know (i.e., how much overdrive, compressor, or whatever). First, THERE IS NO CAPO ON THE FIRST FRET. I played this song up until a few weeks ago with a CAPO, and the sound never sounded right on the main riff. If you do use a capo, use it for a second guitar to play along with the main guitar. THE FOLLOWING IS MY NEW, FINAL, AND IMPROVED TAB. ***TUNE YOUR GUITAR DOWN 1/2 STEP*** (i.e., to Eb, Ab, Db, Gb, Bb, eb) CHORDS USED: A [x 0 2 2 2 0] D [x x 0 2 3 2] F#m [2 4 4 2 2 2] A(V) [5 7 7 6 5 5] D(V) [x 5 7 7 7 x] A(XII) [x 12 14 14 14 x] or [x 0 14 14 14 x] D* [x x 0 14 15 14] note: make sure you leave the D string open INTRO For the intro, simply thumb pick A and D chords on an acoustic guitar. VERSE 1 A D You say you want A D A diamond on a ring of gold A D You say you want A D Your story to remain untold F#m D But all the promises we make F#m D >From the cradle to the grave A D MAIN RIFF (see below) When all I want is you MAIN RIFF (electirc; use some reverb, .4 sec delay) A D e--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-2-2-0-0-(2)- b--2-2-0-2-2-0-2-0-2-3-3-3-3-(3)- g--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-(2)- Play this pattern twice d--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-0-0-0-0-(0)- Let the notes ring a--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0------------- e-------------------------------- VERSE 2 (same chords as first) When Bono sings, "You say, you'll give me eyes in a moon of blindness..." Edge adds this little riff: e----5-----5--5--5-- improvise here, listen to song for timing b--5-----5--5--5---- Then, at the "But all the promises...." part, go to this little riff: e---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2- b-2---2---2---2---3---3---3---3---2---2---2---2---3---3---3---3--- "When all I want...." - then to this riff: e---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5- b-5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5--- Now Play the MAIN RIFF VERSE 3 Play the same little Riffs from Verse 2 When Verse 3 is over, play the following: BRIDGE TO ENDING JAM: As soon as Bono finishes third verse, begin by strumming the chords A(V) and D(V), then switch to this little riff: e-9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9- b-5--5--5--5--7--7--7--7--5--5--5--5--7--7--7--7- Then, as soon as Bono sings "You.....all I want is You..." BEGIN THE ENDING JAM: ENDING JAM Begin by strumming A(V) as Bono sings "You...." On the last "...You...", Rip into the A(XII) and then D* Immediately after the D*, play the following solo: e-17---17---17---17---17---17---17---17---17---17------17- b---14---14---14---14---14---15---15---15---15---15-15---- e----17---17---17---17------17---17---17---17---17--------17- b-14---14---14---14---14--14---15---15---15---15---15--15---- e-------17---17---17---17---17---17---17---17---17- b-17-17---17---17---17---17---17---17---17---17---- e--------17------17------17------17------------ b--17-17---17-17---17-17---17-17---17-17-17---- e-20-------20------20------20------20------20-21- b----17-17---17-17---17-17---17-17---17-17------- e-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0- b-2-2-2-2-2-3-3-3-3-3-2-2-2-2-2-3-3-3-3-3- After this slide up and g-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2- play the A(XII) and D* d-2-2-2-2-2-0-0-0-0-0-2-2-2-2-2-0-0-0-0-0- Let the last note ring a-0-0-0-0-0-----------0-0-0-0-0----------- e----------------------------------------- That's basically it. Just remember to tune your guitar down a 1/2 step. I also encourage playing along to the song to understand my tab. Enjoy. tabbed by Matt Stewart, [email protected] *All I Want Is You--This is in A, and it's tuned town a 1/2 step. I didn't look at the solo you had, but basically it's an octave above the beginning of the solo. The 2 opening chords aren't A and D, it's really a D variant, which is just D without fingering the F# on the 1st string, and leaving the 1st string open. (from Leniart, Brandon K ([email protected])) *All I Want Is You (Live)* Transcribed by Gianluigi Bisleri([email protected]) Hey everyone!This is a tab of "All I want is you" as performed live by U2 during their great concert in Reggio Emilia,Italy. INTRO: Bono begins without music,then Edge fades in with his Stratocaster(capo on the 2nd fret; tuning 1/2 step down; some delay )playing this chords: - A and D(this one without fingering the high E)during the verse - F# and D during the chorus Then Edge plays his mini-solo: e- - - - - - - - - - - - - -0-0-0-0- - - - b- -2-2-0-2- -0-2-3-3-3-3-3- - - - Then back again to the verse and chorus. For the final solo the one on the archive is O.K. ,you have only to change the key(on that version you don't use a capo on the 2nd fret). Suggestions,corrections,congratulations to [email protected] From: Scott A. Yanoff U2 "All I Want is You" Verses: The verses/intro alternate with A and D chords ("You say you want diamonds on a ring of gold You say you want your story to remain untold") ("All the promises we make, from the cradle to the grave...") uses: F#m D End chords: Am7 and D7 Chords: A x x 2 2 2 0 D x x 0 2 3 2 F#m 2 4 4 2 2 2 Am7 x x 2 2 2 3 D7 x x 0 2 1 2 From: [email protected] (Marc Virata) > > >with thumb... > >A///D///A///D/// play a couple of times...then > >Bmin///G///Bmin///G/// This should be F#m to D, but Bmin to G sounds pretty good. 8) >finaly, that little riff that the edge plays after bono sings "all I want, is >you" is just the first little riff with the ocassional sus2 chord thrown in. >hopefully i'll have time to make a better transcription of this song sometime. >it would sure help to have my guitar with me when I hear it next... In order to play along with the song, use G, C, and Em, and capo on the first fret.... (capo 1st fret) G C You say...you want.... Em C All the promises we make Em C From the cradle to the grave G C G When All I Want Is You (these are the same sounding chords to U2's "Numb" if you want to try a weird cover version combining two songs) I try to get by on Edge's riffs with something like: -3-3-3-3-3-3--0-0-0-0-0-0--- -0-0-0-0-0-0--1-1-0-1-3-1--- -0-0-2-0-2-0--0-0-0-0-0-0--- -0-0-0-0-0-0--2-2-2-2-2-2--- ---------------------------- ---------------------------- The strings in the end use a G7, C, G, progression I believe. Marc Date: Fri, 22 Sep 95 19:08:57 CST From: "Ben Weiss" I think U2 plays this in A, tuned down half a step. I use G because I like the sound. Ben ALL I WANT IS YOU (U2) INTRO: G (320033) C (x32010) (repeat) For an intro riff, I alternate the second-string D and the open G on the G chord, then the open high E and G of the C, adding appropriate bass notes: G (d"d" g"d" g"d" ) C (g"e" g"e" g"e" g") (repeat) G C G C You say you want a diamond on a ring of gold G C G C You say you want your story to remain untold Em C Em C CHORUS: All the promises we've made, from the cradle to the grave G C G (into intro riff) When all I want is you You say you'll give me a highway with no one on it Treasure just to look upon it, all the riches in the night You say you'll give me eyes on a moon of blindness A river in a time of dryness, a harbor in the tempest CHORUS BRIDGE: All I want is you (falsetto, over intro riff) You way you want our love to work out right To last with me through the night And you say you want a diamond on a ring of gold Your story to remain untold, your love not to grow cold CHORUS: But all the promises we break... BRIDGE to fade

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