Date: Fri, 10 Nov 95 12:07:25 GMT
From: [email protected] (Javier Cayuela Cano)
Ultra Violet (Light My Way) by U2.
Transcribed by Javier Cayuela.
e-mail: [email protected]
I saw Sergio's TAB at Nevada and it's okay, but it's not the way the Edge
plays it live. Here's my version:
Riff 1 is the main riff played during the first two verses:
(E*) (A9*) (D*) (A4*)
E|------X-----------X----------X----X-------|
B|-----12----------12---------15---14-------|
G|-----13----------14---------14---14-------|
D|-----14----------14---------12---12-------|
A|------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------|
Riff 2 is played during the pre-chorus. This might not be the exact timming,
but it's easy to figure it out if you listen to the song.
\ means to slide down and / means to slide up.
Be careful when playing the A5 position, because your index finger is also on
the 3rd string and this one isn't involved in the slides.
Riff 2
E5
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----17-17-17-17-17-----17-17-17-17-17-----17-17-17-----17-17-17-17-------|
G|----16-16-16-16-16-----16-16-16-16-16-----16-16-16-----16-16-16-16-------|
D|----14-14-14-14\13-/14-14-14-14-14\13-/14-14-14\13-/14-14-14-14-14-------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A5
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----17-17-17-17-17-----17-17-17-17-17-----17-17-17-----17-17-17-17-------|
G|----14-14-14-14-14-----14-14-14-14-14-----14-14-14-----14-14-14-14-------|
D|----14-14-14-14\13-/14-14-14-14-14\13-/14-14-14\13-/14-14-14-14-14-------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Riff 3 is played during the chorus. Bono sings "Oooh, oooh...", while the Edge
sings "Ultra violet... Ultra violet...":
E B
E|----12-----12-----12-----12-----12------------12\11----------------------|
B|-----9-h10p-9-h10p-9-h10p-9-h10p-9-h10p9---------------------------------|
G|-----9------9------9------9------9----------11---------------------------|
D|-----9------9------9------9------9-----------9---------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
C#m A
E|-----9------9------9------9------9------------------12-------------------|
B|-----9-h10p-9-h10p-9-h10p-9-h10p-9-h10p----------------10----------------|
G|-----9------9------9------9------9----------------9-------9--------------|
D|----11-----11-----11-----11-----11-------------11------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------0---------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Finally, Riff 4 is played during the third verse instead of Riff 1:
E|------------------------------------------------------10p9---------------|
B|----12p9----9----------12p9----9-----------12p10-9h10------12-10---------|
G|---------11---9-------------11---9---------------------------------------|
D|--9------------------9-------------------9-------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
That's it!. Now let's see it all together:
(Intro. This goes with keyboards and a pre-recorded guitar. At the end, Edge
plays Fill 1.)
E
Sometimes I feel like I don't know Fill 1
E G#m E|----------------------|
Sometimes I feel like checking out B|----------------------|
Dbm G|----------------------|
I wanna get it wrong D|----------------------|
F# A|-1---3--/4----/8------|
Can't always be strong E|----------------------|
Fill 1
And love it won't be long
Riff 1 twice
Verse 1 (Riff 1)
-------
E*
Oh sugar, don't you cry,
A9* D* A4*
Oh child wipe the tears from your eyes
E*
You know I need you to be strong,
A9* D* A4*
And the day is as dark as the night is long
Pre-chorus (Riff 2)
----------
E5
Feel like trash, you make me feel clean
A5
I'm in the black, can't see or be seen
E5
Baby Baby Baby, light my way
A5
Baby Baby Baby, light my way
(Verse 2: Riff 1, just the like verse 1)
You bury your treasure where it can't be found
But your love is like a secret that's been passed around
There is a silence that comes to a house where no one can sleep
(Pre-chorus: Riff 2)
I guess it's the price of love, I know it's not cheap
Oh come on, Baby Baby Baby, light my way
Oh come on, Baby Baby Baby, light my way
(Chorus: Riff 3)
E B C#m A
Oooh, ooh Ultra violeeeet
E B
Ultra violeeeet
C#m A E5(from Riff 2)
Ultra violeeeet Ultra violeeeet Fill 2
(Bono-->) Baby Baby Baby, light my way
Fill 2
------
E A2
E|--0-------0-------0----------------------------|
B|--0---------0-----0----------------------------|
G|--1-----------1---2-------2p1h2-1--------------|
D|--2---------------2----------------2/----------| --> slide up to riff 4
A|--2---------------0----------------------------|
E|--0---------------0----------------------------|
let ring let ring
(Verse 3: Riff 4)
I remember when we could sleep on stones
Now we lie together in whispers and in moans
When I was all messed up, and I heard opera in my head
(Pre-chorus: Riff 2)
Your love was a light bulb hanging over my bed
Baby, Baby, Baby, light my way
Baby, Baby, Baby, light my way
Oooh, ooh
Ultra violet
Ultra violet
Ultra violet
Baby, Baby, Baby,
Baby, Baby, Baby
Baby, Baby, Baby, light my way
In some live versions (as in Achtung Baby) there's also a pre-recorded guitar
during the chorus:
E|----------------------|
B|--4h5--------4h5------|
G|------6----------6----|
D|----------------------|
A|----------------------|
E|----------------------|
Enjoy it!.
Any comment? (Some U2 tabs coming soon.!!!)
Javier Cayuela. e-mail: [email protected]
Date: Tue, 16 Mar 93 16:23:23 CST
From: [email protected] (LUCERO SERGIO)
1&>
A modest contribution from Sergio Lucero
([email protected])
down here in the polluted heart of Santiago, Chile.
U2: Ultraviolet
"Sometimes I feel like I don't know, sometimes I feel like checking out
I wanna get it wrong, can't always be strong, and love it won't be long"
Intro: E G#m A (this is structure (1))
(1) Oh sugar, don't you cry,
oh child wipe the tears from your eyes
You know I need you to be strong,
and the day's as dark as the night is long
C#m B
(2) Feel like trash, you make me feel clean
A
I'm in the black, can't see or be seen
Baby, baby, baby, light my way
Baby, baby, baby, light my way
(1) You bury your treasure where it can't be found
But your love's like a secret that's been passed around
There is a silence that comes to a house where no one can sleep
(2) I guess it's the price of love, I know it's not cheap
Oh, come on, baby, baby, baby, light my way
Oh, come on, baby, baby, baby, light my way
E B C#m A (twice)
(3) Ooooh, ultraviolet...
C#m B E A
Baby, baby, baby, light my way
(1) I remember when we could sleep on stones
But now we lie together in whispers and moans
When I was all messed up, and I heard opera in my head
(2) Your love was a lightbulb hanging over my bed
Baby, baby, baby, light my way
Baby, baby, baby, light my way
(3) Ooooh, ultraviolet...
G#m A E B
(4) Baby, baby, baby, baby, baby, baby,
Baby, baby, baby, light my way
P.S: My first impression was that this was the best track on the "Achtung Baby" album.
A year later I keep this one as my favourite just on top of the overrated "One".A




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