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A Sort Of Homecoming guitar chords

A Sort Of Homecoming (live)
guys, felt like tabbing this because i THOUGHT no one did...lol then i 
checked and seen there was two versions of it..oh well heres three..

tabbed by john couillard
          brooklynfella@hotmail.com

tune down 1/2 a step

intro:clean
part A
e-----0-----0-----------0-----0-----------0-----0----------0----0-----
b---3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3----3----3----3--
g-4-----4-----4-----2-----2-----2-----0-----0-----0----2----2----2----

part B
              ( 2x )                                    ( 2x)
e-------------------------7---------- -----10---10--10-----10---10--10
b.-----8-----8----10---10---10-------.---7----7---7------7----7---7---.
g.---7-----7-----7---7---------7---7-.-7----7----------7----7---------.
d--7-----7-----7-----------------7--- -------------------------------- 

part c

e--0---0--
b--0---2-- listen for how many times to playi think six times
g--0---3--
d--2---0--

then part B

then part C only once i think 

then part A

then Part C

then part B

then part C

then part A

ending:
e------0-----0-----------------------------e-0------
b----3-----3-----3-----.like 4 times then--b---3----
g--4-----2-----0---2---.-------------------g-----0--
d------------------------------------------d------4-
 
there ya go have fun
                                 john



********
hello there
I like to play this song with a capo on 5th fret, because then you can play 
the part B much easier.
part B :

e-------------------0-----2p0------------------------0-----2p0-------
b------3-----3----------3-----3---3-----3-----3----------3-----3---3-
g----2-----2-----2----2---------2-----2-----2-----2----2---------2---
d--0-----0-----0--------------------0-----0-----0--------------------

e------5-----5----------5-----5---------5-----5----------5-----5-----
b----2-----2-----2----3-----3-----3---2-----2-----2----3-----3-----3-
g--2-----2-----2----2-----2-----2---2-----2-----2----2-----2-----2---

The intro riff will then be like this :

b------0-----0---------0-----0---------0-----0---------0-----0------
g----2-----2-----2---2-----2-----2---2-----2-----2---2-----2-----2--
d--4-----4-----4---2-----2-----2---0-----0-----0---2-----2-----2----

I`m not saying that this is the way The Edge plays it, but this is the way I 
like to play it.

Trond Mannsverk (t_mannsverk@hotmail.com)






A Sort of Homecoming (Live)

Words : Bono
Music : U2
Transcribed : P Dagnall.

The opening riff is a typical chordal pick that Edge is renownd for, and if you look closely
and are familiar with Sunday Bloody Sunday (and who wouldn't be !!), it is the same pattern, 
just picked in a different way.


This is played over the 1st verse, and after the middle 8, and during the outro.

                                Riff 1 :

-------0-----0---------0-----0---------0-----0---------0-----0--------------
-----3-----3-----3---3-----3-----3---3-----3-----3---3-----3-----3----------
---4-----4-----4---2-----2-----2---0-----0-----0---2-----2-----2------------
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
"And you know it's time to go . . ."



The next riff is played over G.  

                                Riff 2 :

-------------------5-----7---5----------------------------------------------
-------8-----8---8---8---------8---8----------------------------------------
-----7-----7---7-------7---------7------------------------------------------
---5-----5------------------------------------------------------------------
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
"Oh, oh, oh on border land we . . . "
"I'll be there, I'll be there . . ."


The next riff is played over D.

                                Riff 3 :

---------10-------10----------------10-------10-----------------------------
------10-------10-------10-------10-------10-------10-----------------------
---11-------11-------11----11-12-------12-------12----12-11-----------------
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
"Run, and still we run, we run and don't look back . . ."


Finally the outro riff is riff 1, with this added variation.

                                Outro :

-------0--3--2---
-----3-----------
---2-------------
-----------------
-----------------
-----------------
                                
----------------------------------------------

             A Sort of Homecoming (live)
Transcribed by Richard Zangoli(rzangoli@magna.com.au)
This is a transcription of the live version of the song that appears on the 
Wide Awake in America CD and on the Unforgettable Fire video. Most of 
the song involves playing chords arpeggio, so this leaves a lot of room
to ad lib, but I think my transcription is reasonably close to the money.
As always with U2 live versions, tune down 1/2 a step.

Intro riff-

E------------0---------------0-----------0---
B-------3---------------3-------------------
G---4--------------4--------------4-----------


E--------------0----------------0------------0----
B---------3---------------3------------------------
G---2----------------2----------------2----------

Play the intro riff over and over again for the first verse and 
then when Bono starts to sing "ohhh, ohhhh, on borderland..."
play Riff 2 (involves some finger stretching!)


Riff 2-

E-------------3-----------3------------5(hold)-----7p5---
B--------3---------------------3-------------------------
G---0----------------0------------------------------------


E-----------5---------
B-----------------3---  This is played twice.
G---0-----------------


The next riff that is played I will call Riff 3.

Riff 3-

E----------------10----------------10-------------10--
B----------7-----------------7------------------------
G-----7-----------------7------------------7-----------


E--------------10-------------------10------------10--
B--------8-------------------8------------------------
G---7------------------7--------------------7---------
This is also played twice.


Riff 2 and Riff 3 are then played again.

Then for the next verse Edge strums the intro chords 
loudly, letting then ring. That is G(?) (XX0430) and Dsus2
(XX0320). Listen to the song for when and how they are played.

After this there isn't really anything new, except for a 
Cmaj7 (X3545X) that is played a couple of times when Bono
sings "I'll be there tonight....".

For the ending, play the intro riff and then at the very end
ad lib with it.

If there are any questions don't hesitate to e-mail me,
at rzangoli@magna.com.au



A Sort of Homecoming 


Music by U2
Lyrics by Bono
Transcribed by Andy Aledort, sent in by Brandon Leniart 


This is the song that Rolling Stone #443 called "fussy and unfocused", yet it
keeps in the U2 tradition of the first-song-on-the-album-setting-the-mood.  
This is in D major, and there was nothing wrong with Scott Yanoff's version,
it just didn't have any tabs.  If it makes it easier, learn these chords then
apply them to the previous version.  Tune down 1/2 step for the LIVE version
on "Wide Awake In America".


Intro (with delay):
1-----------|---------------------|-------------------------|--<12>-<12>-<12>------|
2---3-------|----------/15----17--|-X-X-X-X-X-X-X-X--/20----|------------------<7>-|
3--------4--|--(4)----------------|-X-X-X-X-X-X-X-X---------|----------------------|
4-----------|---------------------|-X-X-X-X-X-X-X-X------19-|----------------------|
5-----------|---------------------|-------------------------|----------------------|
6-----------|---------------------|-------------------------|----------------------|


Verse (with delay):
1-0---------------------0--0--0-|------0--0--0--0--0------------0--0----|
2-3---------------------3--0--0-|--3---3--3--3--3--3---3--3--3----------|
3-------0---2--2--2-----0--0--0-|--2-------------------2--2--2----------|
4-------------------------------|--0------------------------------------|
5-------------------------------|---------------------------------------|
6-------------------------------|---------------------------------------|


1-0-----------------------0--0---|---0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0---------|
2-3-----------------------3--3---|---3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3---------|
3-0---0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0---0--0---|---2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2---------|
4--------------------------------|---0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0---------|
5--------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
6--------------------------------|-------------------------------------|


(with sliding up and down neck, hitting muted strings, etc.)
And you know it's time to go through the sleet and driving snow
Across the fields of mourning to a light's in the distance
And you hunger for the time: time to heal, desire time
And your earth moves beneath your own dream landscape


Chorus:
1---10--10--10--10--10--10--10--10--10--10--10--10--10--|
2---7---7---7---7---7---7---7---7---7---7---7---7---7---|
3---7---7---7---7---7---7---7---7---7---7---7---7---7---|
4-------------------------------------------------------|
5-------------------------------------------------------|
6-------------------------------------------------------|


1---10--10--10--10--10--10--10--10--10--10--10--10--10---|
2---8---8---8---8---8---8---8---8---8---8---8---8---8----|
3---7---7---7---7---7---7---7---7---7---7---7---7---7----|
4--------------------------------------------------------|
5--------------------------------------------------------|
6--------------------------------------------------------|


Oh, ho ho, on borderland we run


1---7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--10-|---------------------------------------|
2---8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8---7-|--10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10--|
3---7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7---7-|--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7---|
4---------------------------------|---------------------------------------|
5---------------------------------|---------------------------------------|
6---------------------------------|---------------------------------------|


I'll be there, I'll be there tonight


(3 bars)                                  (1 bar)
1-----------------------------------|-------------------------|
2---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---|--x---x---x---x---x---x--|
3---4---4---4---4---4---4---4---4---|--x---x---x---x---x---x--|
4---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---|--x---x---x---x---x---x--|
5-----------------------------------|-------------------------|
6-----------------------------------|-------------------------|


A high road, a high road out of here


1---10---|------0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--|--0----------|--0---------------------|
2---10---|------3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--|--3---3------|--------3------------3--|
3----9---|--2------------------------------|--0-------0--|--------2-----2---------|
4--------|--0------------------------------|-------------|------------------------|
5--------|---------------------------------|-------------|------------------------|
6--------|---------------------------------|-------------|------------------------|


The city walls are all come down, the dust a smoke-screen all around
See faces ploughed like fields that once gave no resistance
And we live by the side of the road, on the side of a hill, as the valleys explode
Dislocated, suffocated, the land grows weary of its own
O comaway, o comaway, o com, o comaway, I say, I, hmmm, hmmm
O comaway, o comaway, o com, o comaway, I say I
Oh, ho, ho, on borderland we run, and still we run, we run and don't look back
I'll be there, I'll be there tonight, I believe


1--------------|-----------------|-----------------|---------------------|
2--------------|-----------------|-----------------|---------------------|
3--5-5-5-5-5-5-|--5-5-2-4-4-4-4--|-x-x-4-4-4-4-x-x-|-x-x--------------x--|
4--5-5-5-5-5-5-|--5-5---5-5-5-5--|-x-x-5-5-5-5-x-x-|-x-x--5--5--5--5--x--|
5--------------|--------3-3-3-3--|-----------------|------3--3--3--3-----|
6--------------|-----------------|-----------------|---------------------|


I'll be there so high, I'll be there tonight, tonight
O comaway, I sing I say, um ha, o comaway o say
The wind will crack in wintertime, this bomb blast lightning waltz
No spoken words, just a scream, yeah, oh, tonight
We'll build a bridge across the sea and land
See the sky, the burning rain, she will die and live again, tonight
And your heart beats so slow through the rain and fallen snow
Across the fields of mourning light's in the distance
Oh don't sorrow, no don't weep for tonight at last
I am coming home, I am coming home


1---0--|
2---3--|
3---2--|
4---4--|
5---5--|
6------|



A Sort of Homecoming
--------------------

tabbed by: Scott Yanoff, yanoff@csd4.csd.uwm.edu


Intro  G6  D2  G6  D2  G6  D2  G6  D2

And you know it's time to go
        G6                   D2
through the sleet and driving snow
                 G6                D2
across the fields of mourning to a
           G6              
light's in the distance
D2             G6       D4 D2

And you hunger for the time
time to heal, 'Desire', time
and your earth moves beneath
your own dream landscape

G      G2 G   G2            D2 D4 D Gii
Oh, ho, ho on borderland we run________
G             G2   G        G2
I'll be there, I'll be there
       D2  D4           D                Gii
tonight, a high road, a high road out of here

the city walls are all come down
the dust a smoke screen all around to see
faces ploughed like fields that once
gave no resistance

And we live by the side of the road
on the side of a hill as the valleys explode
dislocated, suffocated
the land grows weary of it's own

G6                 D2           G6                 D2
O come away, o come away, o come, o come away I say I  hmm hmm
G6                 D2           G6                 D2
O come away, o come away, o come, o come away I say I

G      G2 G   G2            D2       D4               D                     G
Oh, ho, ho on borderland we run, and still we run, we run and don't look back
G             G2   G        G2                D2  D4   D     D4
I'll be there, I'll be there tonight    tonight      tonight
        C7
I'll be there tonight, I believe.  I'll be there so high (land),
                         D     D2     G6  D2
I'll be there tonight, tonight____________

G6                D2                G6 			D2
O come away, I sing  I say, um ha,  o come away oh say.
G6                D2                G6 			D2

                   G6 
The wind will crack in wintertime
D2	        G6
this bomb-blast lightning waltz
D2        G6            D2  G6        D4  D   G   G2     G   G2
no spoken words, just a scream . . . yeah.... oh........ oh..... 
  D2          D4	      D       		    Gii
tonight we'll build a bridge across the sea and land
G              G2
see the sky burning rain
   G   	         G2           D2  D4 D Gii  G6  D2  G6  D4 D  G6  D2  G6  D4 D
she will die and live again tonight_______

And you heart beats so slow
through the rain and fallen snow
across the fields of morning
to a light that's in the distance
Oh don't sorrow, no don't weep
for tonight, at last
I am coming home
I am coming home

CHORD FORMATIONS     (This might make a nice acoustic version with these)
-----------------
G6   x x 0 0 3 0
D2   x x 0 2 3 0
D4/A x 0 0 0 3 x
G    3 x 0 0 0 x
G2   3 0 0 0 0 3
D4   x x 0 2 3 3
D    x x 0 2 3 2
Gii  x x 0 0 3 3  (G, type 2)
C7   x 3 2 3 1 x

But The Edge is probably playing the chorus this way 
(esp. for intro of live version where it is arpeggio)
G      x x x 7 8 7
G2     x x x 7 10 x
D2,D   x x x 7  7 10
D4,Gii x x x 7  8 10
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