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/ U2 / The Joshua Tree (1987) / With Or Without You bass tab

With or Without You
Music by U2:
Lyrics By Bono

The Main Verse is played constantly throughout the song until the point
where there is a slight change. This is exactly as transcribed by U2 in
the best of song book.It's correct if you listen to the song and play it 
falls in time

                                
Regular Tuning/E,A,D,G
Can be played Half a step Down as in in Live Version:Eb,Ab,Db,Gb


Legend:
+++++++++++++++++
Tempo:116       
4/4 time

/-denotes a slide
REPEAT-where noted
+++++++++++++++++







1:This is the ACTUAL MAIN VERSE PLAY IT ALL THROUGH THE SONG UNTIL THE CHANGE

G---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A----------------------------------2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--------------------------------------|
E10-10-10-10-10-10/5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-----------------3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3/10-10-10-10-10-10-10-|

After playing the 3rd fret 8 times SLIDE BACK TO 10 and REPEAT


2:The second change occurs when Bono sings the last refrain of with or without you.
Play the main verse and at the end of the verse add this change(when playing the 
3rd fret,play 7 times,play 2 on the A string once, and then play Open D-string for
6 measures at 8 times per measure


G-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D----------------------------------------------------------------------0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0|
A--------------------------------------2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2---------------2----------------|
E-10-10-10-10-10-10-10/5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-----------------3-3-3-3-3-3-3------------------|



3:The third change is playing the open D-string for six measures at 8 
times per measure.You then play the 5th fret on the A-string 8 times 
then play the open D-string for another  5 measure

G-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0----------------0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0|
A-------------------------------------------------------5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5---------------|
E-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

4:The fourth change is after playing the open D-string for 5 measures play this:

G-----------------------------------------------------------------|
D-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-------------------------------------------------|
A-----------------------------------------------------------------|
E-----------------5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3/|

IMMEDIATELY AFTER PLAYING THE FINAL 3rd FRET SLIDE BACK TO THE MAIN VERSE

5:The FINAL part is playing the main verse 5 times and Begin to fade out on the 3rd repeat

G----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A-----------------------------------2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--------------------------------|
E-10-10-10-10-10-10/5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-----------------3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3/10-10-10-10-10-|


This is the exact and correct way to play U2's With or Without You.It may seem confusing 
but play it out and you should be able to grasp it

The Theque
(TheTheque@yahoo.com)



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Here's the bass for their first #1 song, With Or Without You:

G-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
A-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|-----------------|
E-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|


It's in 4/4 time, and all Clayton plays is eighth notes the whole way through.


Sometimes when played live, they drop it down to C#, G#, Bb, and F#.


Song:  With or Without You (Live) (Bass Tab)
Album:  PopHeart EP
Group:  U2
Transcribed by:  Paul Bergman

I know this has already been transcribed but I thought I would add that 
beautiful slide that Adam adds in PopMart.  I know the notes that Adam 
plays but I'm not sure which way he actually plays it.  I play it like:

E  10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 \ 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 / 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 \ 3 3 3 3 
3 3 3 3

I think that Adam plays it like this:

                                                    0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 
E  10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10                              7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 
\ 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3

I like the first version better because it makes the slides more 
prominent.

Then at the time of 2.52 (the "hardest" part of the song when Bono 
screams) Adam does that beautiful slide like so:

E  10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 / 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 / 19 19 19 19 19 19 
19 19 \ 

E  15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15

And for the second time around:

E  10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 / 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 \ 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 \ 

E  3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3

Then he goes back to the back to original riff.  He adds in a couple 
notes right near the end that are something like this:

E    10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 \ 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 / 7    9  10  9  10 \ 3 3 
3 3 3 3 3 3

Then just before the end he goes back to the slide.  I'm not sure why 
the song was cut off so short.  Anyways, I think that this song is 
Adam's and U2's best work.  This was the best $10 (Canadian) that I ever 
spent.  Please e-mail me any corrections, suggestions, etc to 
popmusik@hotmail.com  I am always looking to talk to any other U2 
fanatics.  Thank you.

Paul Bergman
popmusik@hotmail.com
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U2 – With Or Without You (From ‘The Joshua Tree’)

Bass Tab

G |-------------------------|-----------------|
D |-------------------------|-----------------|
A |-------------------------|-----------------|
E |-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|

G |-----------------|-----------------|
D |-----------------|-----------------|
A |-----------------|-----------------|
E |-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|

 

This is a very easy tab to play. This simple pattern just repeats throughout the entire song. The music is written in 4/4; therefore each beat is an eighth.

 

By Matthew O’Reilly. Contact me at:      mtoreilly@cableinet.co.uk


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1983 War
1981 October
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06Red Hill Mining Town tabbass tab
07In God's Country tabbass tab
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10Exit tabbass tab
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