When Love Comes To Town

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When Love Comes to Town (Zoo TV Version) by U2 Transcribed by Richard Zangoli. This is a transcription to the live version of the song that U2 recently (well relatively) played. I transcribed it from a bootleg CD I have but I've heard other versions and they are basically the same. Edge plays it with a clean electric guitar and perhaps a little reverb. Tune Down half a step. For the intro first slide your finger up most of the big E string then play an E chord a few times, then play a riff that goes something like- RIFF 1 E------------------------- B------------------------- Edge varies it throughout the song and these G--------------6s/4------- variations are easy to pick up. D------s/7-----7----------- A------------------------- E---------------------------- Edge plays this during the verses and for the chorus he plays A and D bar chords (at the 5th fret) and then E and A open chords. So putting all this together you get- E Riff1 E Riff1 E Riff 1 Yeah Yeah Yeah, I was a sailor I was lost at sea, E Riff1 I was under the waves before love rescued me E Riff 1 I was a fighter I could turn on a thread, (stop) But I stand accused of the things I've said, Chorus- A A D A When love comes to town, I'm gonna jump that train, E E A E When love comes to town, I'm gonna catch that flame, E(palm muted) Maybe I was wrong to ever let you down (stop) E Riff 1 etc... etc... But I did what I did before love came to town There don't seem to be any more guitar parts except where Edge sings the BB King bit where he plays a muted big E string. And for the last line he plays he plays some arpeggio chords (E D A then E). Richard Zangoli ([email protected]) B.B's solo to When Love Comes to Town tabbed by: [email protected] e---10-------------------------------------------------------------- B-------12---10--------------------------------------------------- G-------------------12---9----------------------------9----------- D----------------------------------11--------------X--------------- A-------------------------------------------------X------------------ B--------------------------------------------------8b-----10b---10b G-----------11---11b----(11)---9-----X-------------------------- D-------X-------------------------------X----------------------------- A---X---------------------------------------------------------------- E-------------------------------------------------------------------- ~~~~~ ~~~ B-------------------------------------------------------------12b----- G---9----9-------11b----11---9---9-------9---11------------- D--------11---------------------------------------------------------- A-------------------------------------------------------------------- ~~~~ ~~ B--12---------------------------------------------------------------- G-------------11b---------11---9---9---9---11---------11b-------9---- D----------------------------------------------------X-------11---11- A-------------------------------------------------X------------------ ~~~ B------------10---12----------------------------------------------- G--11b---------------11b--------(11)h9-------9----9---11- D---------------------------------------11----------------- A--------------------------------------------------------------------- ~~~ ~~~~ B--------------------------10b------10-----10b---------------- G--------9------11b------------------------------------9------- D--11---------------------------------------------------------11- A------------------------------------------------------------------ G--------11b---------9---9----------------9---------9-- D-----X-------------------------11-----------------X---- A--X----------------------------------------------X------- "When Love Comes to Town" chords by: Mikhail Rutman, [email protected] You actually don't play the chords that are in parenthesis, if you do an acoustic version, play then all of them, but the actual guitar part played by The Edge is what you see w/o parenthesis. The rhythm guitar part is just change between A and E: just hit each chord once one after the other and let it ring until the next one like that, if you listen closely to the tape you can hear it. All music stops where I wrote "E(stop),"But The Edge has a delay going over his rhythm part and you can hear it really clear at the stops. Intro(Bono): guitar part just as in the first two lines of verse: Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah. Verse1(Bono): (E) A E I was a sailor, I was lost in sea (E) A E I was under the waves, before loves resqued me (E) (A E) I was a fighter I could turn on threat E(stop) Now I stand accused of things I've said. Chorus(B.B.): (A) Love comes to town, A I'm gonna jump that train E When love comes to town, A E I'm gonna catch that flame. Maybe I was wrong to ever let you down, E(stop) But I did what I did before love came to town. This is the B.B.'s fill, do it twice: (* means bend it up 1/4 of a step) --------------------E ---5*--5*----3-3----B ------------------4-G --------------------D --------------------A --------------------E Verse 2(Bono): Used to make love under the red sunset, I was making promises I that were soon to forget. She was pale as the lace of her wedding gown, But I left her standing before love came to town. Verse 3(Bono): Ran into a juke joint when I heard a guitar scream, The notes were turning blue as days are a dream. As the music played I saw my life turn around That was the day before love came to town. Chorus(B.B.): The Edge solo (he picks open E chord) Play the figure 4 times (# this note plays only the first time): correction *When Love Comes To Town--The only thing wrong with this E major song is Edge's "solo". The tab had him arpegiating an E chord, when actually it would look like this: 1-------0-----0--------0---- 2-----3---3----------3---3-- 3-----------2--------------0 4--------------------------- 5--------------------------- 6---0--------------0-------- 0#-|-----------0-|----------E ---|--0----------|----------B ---|----1--------|----------G ---|-----2-------|----------D ---|-------2-----|----------A ---|---------0---|----------E Chorus(B.B.) over The Edge's solo part (the figure above): B.B.'s solo, sorry I do not remember it, but it is basically played around the fill he does between the first chorus and the second verse. Verse 4(B.B.), there is no guitar part over this one: I was there when they crucified my lord I held the scabbard when the soldier drew his sword I threw the dice as they pierced his side, But I've seen love conquer the great divide. Chorus(B.B.): The second solo by B.B. in the beginning of which Bono sings his famous: "Yeah, Yeah, Yeah.........." And it fades as B.B. solos.

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