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/ U2 / The Joshua Tree (1987) / Mothers Of The Disappeared guitar tab

Mothers of the Disappeared (crd)
------- -- --- -----------
chords by: Sergio Lucero, slucero@cec.uchile.cl


Note: this is a very reduced version. If you want the
        full tab, look at the version following this one.


 A
Midnight, our sons and daughters
Were cut down and taken from us
             E         D/F#
Hear their heartbeat...
                A
We hear their heartbeat

In the wind, we hear their laughter
In the rain we see their tears
Hear their heartbeat..., we hear their heartbeat

Night hangs like a prisoner
Stretched over black and blue
Hear their heartbeat..., we hear their heartbeat

In the trees our sons stand naked
Through the walls our daughters cry
See their tears in the rainfall


Mothers of the Disappeared	(tab)
--------------------------
Marc Hirsh, marc@owlnet.rice.edu


The main guitar is acoustic, and the 2nd guitar is a distorted electric.
How to decipher my notation: top line is guitar type (if it is necessary
to point out), 2nd line is lyrics, 3rd line is chord names, 4th is treble
rhythm. Then the TAB, and under that is bass rhythm. You'll figure it out.

Notation:
s - sixteenth note      e - eighth note         q - quarter note
h - half note           w - whole note  ^ - ties two note lengths together

. - play note for one and a half times the value before it
        (just like a dot in standard notation)

NOTE LENGTHS IN CAPITAL LETTERS MEAN REST FOR THAT VALUE OF TIME!
/ - slide up    \ - slide down     h - hammer-on       p - pull-off


(Acoustic guitar - let ring)

            A5               A                A5                   A
    e  e    e  q  q.  e e    q.  q. q. e e    e  q    q.   e   e   h   Q e  e
E---------|----------------|----------------|--------------------|-------------|
B---------|----------------|----------------|--------------------|-------------|
G---------|----------------|----------------|--------------------|-------------|
D---11-12-|-12/14-14-14-12-|-11--11---11-12-|-12/14---14---14-12-|-11----11/12-|
A-0-------|-0--------------|-(0)----0-------|-(0)---0----0-------|-(0)-0-------|
E---------|----------------|----------------|--------------------|-------------|
  q.        w                 h^e   q.         q    q.   q.        h^e q.

  (Asus9)          (Asus4)              (A)
  e  q q.   e e    e  q    q  e  e  e   s e^e. s s^q s s e    Q  e e Q e  e
E----------------|--------------------|--------------------|-----------------|
B----------------|--------------------|--------------------|-----------------|
G----------------|--------------------|--------------------|-----------------|
D-11\9-9----9-11-|-11/12---12-12-11-9-|-9\7----7-7---7/9\7-|-----7-7---11-12-|
A-(0)-----0------|-(0)---0------------|-0------0-0---------|-(0)-----0-------|
E----------------|--------------------|--------------------|-----------------|
  h^e     q.        q    h.             q.     s s^h          h   E  q.

  A5                 A                  A5                 A
  e  q  q.    e  e   h^e  q    e        e  q  q.   e  e    q.  q.    e e
E------------------|------------------|------------------|----------------|
B------------------|------------------|------------------|----------------|
G------------------|------------------|------------------|----------------|
D-12/14-14---14-12-|-11---11---12-----|-12/14-14---14-12-|-11--11---11h12-|
A-(0)------0-------|-0--0----0--------|-(0)------0-------|-(0)----0-------|
E------------------|------------------|------------------|----------------|
   h^e     q.        q. q.   q           h^e     q.         h^e   q.

  (Asus9)         (Asus4)             (A)
  e  q q.  e e    e  q    q.   e  e   s e.e q.  q    e  q.  h
E---------------|-------------------|-------------|------------|
B---------------|-------------------|-------------|------------|
G---------------|-------------------|-------------|------------|
D-11\9-9---9-11-|-11h12---12---11-9-|-9\7-7-7---7-|-(7)-7---7--|
A--------0------|-(0)---0----0------|-(0)-----0---|-(0)---0---0|
E---------------|-------------------|-------------|------------|
  (h^e)  q.        q    q.   q.        h^e    q.     q Q  q  q.


  A5
Midnight, our  sons and daughters   were cut down   taken from us hear their
  E q q.  q     e  q e e e s s e     e  q.  q.  e    q    q.  e q
E------------|--------------------|---------------|--------------------------|
B------------|--------------------|---------------|--------------------------|
G---9-9---9--|-(9)-9-9-9-9-9/11\9-|-(9)-9---9---9-|-(9)---9---9-9------------|
D------------|--------------------|---------------|--------------------------|
A-0-----0----|--0----0------------|--0----0---0---|-(0)-0---0---0------------|
E------------|--------------------|---------------|--------------------------|
  h^e   q.      q.   h^e             q.   q.  q      e  q.  q   q

  E5              (F#m)  (D)       A5
  heartbeat,      you hear their   heartbeat.
  E q.  q   q    e e e e e e e e   E q.  q.  e    q    q.  q   e
E--------------|-----------------|-------------|-----------------|
B--------------|-----------------|-------------|-----------------|
G--------------|-----------7---7-|---9---9---9-|-(9)---9---9---9-|
D---9---9---9\-|---4---4---------|-------------|-----------------|
A--------------|---------5---5---|-0---0---0---|-(0)-0---0---0---|
E-0---0---0----|-2---2-----------|-------------|-----------------|
  q.  q   q.                       q.  q.  q      e  q.  q   q
     

  In the wind you hear their laughter,in the rain we see their tears,
   e  q.  q.  e     q     q.  q   e    e  q e q.  e    q    q.  q   e
E-----------------|-----------------|---------------|-----------------|
B-----------------|-----------------|---------------|-----------------|
G-(9)-9---9---9---|-(9)---9---9---9-|-(9)-9-9-9---9-|-(9)---9---9---9-|
D-----------------|-----------------|---------------|-----------------|
A-0-----0---0-----|-(0)-0---0---0---|-0-----0---0---|-(0)-0---0---0---|
E-----------------|-----------------|---------------|-----------------|
  q.    q.  q        e  q.  q   q     q.    q.  q      e  q.  q   q

  E5             (F#m) (D)       A5                                D
 hear their heartbeat, we hear their heartbeat.                    Whoo
  E q.  q   q    e e q e e e e   E q.  q.  e    q    h   e  e      E q. q e e
E--------------|---------------|-------------|-------------------|------------|
B--------------|---------------|-------------|-------------------|---7--7---7-|
G--------------|---------7---7-|---9---9---9-|-(9)---9---10-9----|--------7---|
D---9---9---9\-|---4-----------|-------------|-------------------|-0----------|
A--------------|-------5---5---|-0---0---0---|-(0)-0---0---------|------------|
E-0---0---0----|-2---2---------|-------------|-------------------|------------|
  q.  q   q.                     q.  q.  q      e  q.  h           w


                    A5                           D            D5
            whoo                                 whoo                      whoo
  e   e q.  q    e  E q.q  e e    e e h   e  e   q.  q.  q    e  q    q.   e  e
E-----------------|-------------|--------------|-----------|-------------------|
B-(7)---7---10---7|-------------|--------------|-7---7---7-|-(7)-10---10---10-7|
G-(7)-7-----------|---9-9--9/11\|\9-9-9---10-9-|-----------|-------------------|
D-0-------0----0--|-------------|--------------|---0-0-0---|-(0)----0----0-----|
A-----------------|-0-----0-----|---0---0------|-----------|-------------------|
E-----------------|-------------|--------------|-----------|-------------------|
  h       q    q    h^e   q.       E h   q.       E q q q.     q     q.   q.




  A5
  E h q.     q.   e q   q   E q   q.  q    e  q   q.    s s  e    e  q e q e e
E---------|---------------|-------------|----------------------|---------------|
B---------|---------------|-------------|----------------------|---------------|
G---9-9---|-(9)---9-9---9-|---9---9---9-|-(9)-9---9-----9/11\9-|-(9)-9-9-9---9-|
D---------|---------------|-------------|----------------------|-----------7---|
A-0-----0-|-(0)-0-----0---|-0---0---0---|-0-----0---0-0--------|-0-----0-------|
E---------|---------------|-------------|----------------------|---------------|
| h.    q    q  q.    q.    q   q.  q.    q     q   e q.         q.    h^e
|
|(2nd guitar)
|
|                              h..   e     q q  Q. e                 h..    e
E---------|---------------|-------------|----------------------|---------------|
B---------|---------------|-------------|----------------------|---------------|
G---------|---------------|-------------|----------------------|---------------|
D---------|---------------|-------------|----------------------|---------------|
A---------|---------------|-------------|-12-12\---12\---------|---------------|
E---------|---------------|----5----(5)/|----------------------|-----5-----(5)/|

  e   e q e e s s  e  e q. q.  e  e e q e e s s  e  E q.  q. e   q   q q  e  e
E-------------------|-----------|-----------------|------------|---------------|
B-------------------|-----------|-----------------|------------|---------------|
G-(9)---9---9-9/11\9|---9--9---9|(9)--9---9-9/11\9|---9---9--9-|(9)--9-9-------|
D-----7---7---------|-7---------|---7---7---------|------------|----------11-12|
A-0-------0---------|-0---0--0--|(0)----0---------|-0---0---0--|(0)0--0-0------|
E-------------------|-----------|-----------------|------------|---------------|
| h       h           q.  q. q    h     h           q.  q.  q    e q  q q.
|
|                    (2nd guitar)
|
| q  q   Q. e         h..    e    q  q    Q.   e    h..     e   q  q  Q. e
E-------------------|-----------|-----------------|------------|---------------|
B-------------------|-----------|-----------------|------------|---------------|
G-------------------|-----------|----14\----------|------------|---------------|
D-------------------|-----------|----14\----------|------------|---------------|
A-12-12\----12\-----|-----------|-12-12\-------12\|------------|12-12\--12\----|
E-------------------|-5-----(5)/|-----------------|-5------(5)/|---------------|

                       A               A5                   A
  e  q    q.   e  e    h.      e  e    e  q    q.    e e    h.      e  e
E--------------------|---------------|--------------------|---------------|
B--------------------|---------------|--------------------|---------------|
G--------------------|---------------|--------------------|---------------|
D-12/14---14---14-12-|-11------11-12-|-12/14---14---14-12-|-11------11-12-|
A-0-----0----0-------|-0--0--0-------|-0-----0----0-------|-0--0--0-------|
E--------------------|---------------|--------------------|---------------|
  q     q.   q.        q  q. q.        q     q.   q.        q  q. q.
 
(Asus9)             (Asus4)           (A)
  e  q   q.  e  e   q.   q  e  e  e   s e^e.  q e s s s s   e q.  q   e  e
E-----------------|-----------------|---------------------|-----------------|
B-----------------|-----------------|---------------------|-----------------|
G-----------------|-----------------|---------------------|-----------------|
D-11-9---9---9-11-|-12---12-12-11-9-|-9p7-----7-7-7h9p7\5-|-7-7---7---11-12-|
A-0----0---0------|----0------------|-0-------0-----------|-0---0---0-------|
E-----------------|-----------------|---------------------|-----------------|
  q    q.  q.       Q  h.             q.      h^e           q.  q   q.

   A5                 A                A5                   A
   Night hangs       like a prisoner, stretched over        black and blue,
  e  q    q.   e  e    h.      e   e   e  q    q.   e  e    h.      e  e
E--------------------|---------------|--------------------|---------------|
B--------------------|---------------|--------------------|---------------|
G--------------------|---------------|--------------------|---------------|
D-12/14---14---14-12-|-11------11-12-|-12/14---14---14-12-|-11------11-12-|
A-0-----0----0-------|-0--0--0-------|-0-----0----0-------|-0--0--0-------|
E--------------------|---------------|--------------------|---------------|
  q     q.   q.        q  q. q.        q     q.   q.        q  q. q.

  (Asus9)           (Asus4)           (A)
  hear  their       heartbeats,         we hear their    heartbeats.
  e  q   q.  e e    q.   q  e  e  e   s e^e.  q e s s s s   e q.  q   e  e
E-----------------|-----------------|---------------------|-----------------|
B-----------------|-----------------|---------------------|-----------------|
G-----------------|-----------------|---------------------|-----------------|
D-11-9---9---9-11-|-12---12-12-11-9-|-9p7-----7-7-7h9p7\5-|-7-7---7---11-12-|
A-0----0---0------|----0------------|-0-------0-----------|-0---0---0-------|
E-----------------|-----------------|---------------------|-----------------|
  q    q.  q.       Q  h.             q.      h^e           q.  q   q.

 A5                    A                A5                   A
  In the trees, our  sons stand naked, through the walls, our daughters cry,
  e   q   q.   e   e   h.      e   e   e  q    q.    e e    h.      e  e
E--------------------|---------------|--------------------|---------------|
B--------------------|---------------|--------------------|---------------|
G--------------------|---------------|--------------------|---------------|
D-12/14---14---14-12-|-11------11-12-|-12/14---14---14-12-|-11------11-12-|
A-0-----0----0-------|-0--0--0-------|-0-----0----0-------|-0--0--0-------|
E--------------------|---------------|--------------------|---------------|
  q     q.   q.        q  q. q.        q     q.   q.        q  q. q.

  (Asus9)           (Asus4)           (A)
  see   their     tears                       in the  rain fall.
  e  q   q.  e  e   q.   q  e   e e   s e^e.  q e s s s s   e q.  q   e   e
E-----------------|-----------------|---------------------|-----------------|
B-----------------|-----------------|---------------------|-----------------|
G-----------------|-----------------|---------------------|-----------------|
D-11-9---9---9-11-|-12---12-12-11-9-|-9p7-----7-7-7h9p7\5-|-7-7---7---11-12-|
A-0----0---0------|----0------------|-0-------0-----------|-0---0---0-------|
E-----------------|-----------------|---------------------|-----------------|
  q    q.  q.       Q  h.             q.      h^e           q.  q   q.

(Repeat next 4 bars 6 times)
  D                D5                  A5
  Whoo                           Whoo
  e q q.    q      e   q   q.   e  e   E q   q e e e    e   e e e q   e  e
E---------------|--------------------|----------------|--------------------|
B-7-7-7-----7---|--7--10---10---10-7-|----------------|---------------10-9-|
G---------------|--------------------|---9---9-9-9/11\|\9---9-9-9-9--------|
D-0-----0-0---0-|-(0)----0----0------|----------------|--------------------|
A---------------|--------------------|-0---0---0------|-(0)-0-------0------|
E---------------|--------------------|----------------|--------------------|
  h     e q   e    q     q.   q.       q   q.  q.        e  h       q.

(Repeat the next two bars and fade out)
  E e e e  e e  e e    e e q   e  e e e
E-------------------|---------------------|
B-------10-----10---|-10-------10---------|
G-----9------9----9-|----9--------9-9-----|
D---7------7--------|------7----------7\--|
A-0-----------------|--------0------------|
E-------------------|---------------------|
| w                   q.     h^e
|
|(2nd guitar)
|
| h..            e    q  q    Q. e
E-------------------|---------------------|
B-------------------|---------------------|
G-------------------|---------------------|
D-------------------|---------------------|
A-------------------|-12-12\-----12\------|
E-5-------------(5)/|---------------------|


The end. The book also gives this little fill, but for the life of me,
I can't figure out where it is supposed to be played. The book never says.
For completeness, however, I'm including it.

  q.   q e  s s  e   e q.    q   q
E------------------|-------------------------------------------|
B------------------|-------------------------------------------|
G------------------|-------------------------------------------|
D-7----7-7-11h12-9-|-7-11---11---11----------------------------|
A----0---0---------|-0----0----0-------------------------------|
E------------------|-------------------------------------------|
  Q  q.  q.          q.   q    q.


U2 albums
2004 How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb
2000 All That You Can't Leave Behind
1997 Pop
1993 Zooropa
1991 Achtung Baby
1988 Rattle And Hum
1987 The Joshua Tree
1984 The Unforgettable Fire
1983 Under A Blood Red Sky
1983 War
1981 October
1980 Boy
The Joshua Tree tabs
01Where The Streets Have No Name tabbass tab
02I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For tabbass tab
03With Or Without You tabbass tab
04Bullet The Blue Sky tabbass tab
05Running To Stand Still tabbass tab
06Red Hill Mining Town tabbass tab
07In God's Country tabbass tab
08Trip Through Your Wires tabbass tab
09One Tree Hill tabbass tab
10Exit tabbass tab
11Mothers Of The Disappeared tabbass tab

 

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