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Discotheque guitar tab

U2 * Discotheque live
 
By Jesper A
 jn.andersson@vastervik.mail.telia.com    Feel free to mail
 comments suggestions 
 
Tuning is 1/2 down
 
You can reach
But you can't grab it
You can hold it, control it, oh no
You can't bag it
 
You can push
But you can't direct it
Circulate, regulate, oh no
You cannot connect it
 
You know you're chewing bubblegum
You know what that is but you still want some
You just can't get enough of that lovie dovie stuff
                                                                            You get 
e|----------------------------------------|----------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------|----------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------|----------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------|----------------------------------------|
A|---5--------7---------5-----------------|---5--------7---------5-----------------|
E|-----7---7-----7----7----7----7--7--5-7-|-----7---7-----7----7----7----7--7--5-7-|
 
confused                           But you know it
e|----------------------------------------|----------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------|----------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------|----------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------|----------------------------------------|
A|---5--------7---------5-----------------|---5--------7---------5-----------------|
E|-----7---7-----7----7----7----7--7--5-7-|-----7---7-----7----7----7----7--7--5-7-|
 
Yeah you hurt for it, work for it, love  You don't always show it
e|----------------------------------------|----------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------|----------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------|----------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------|----------------------------------------|
A|---5--------7---------5-----------------|---5--------7---------5-----------------|
E|-----7---7-----7----7----7----7--7--5-7-|-----7---7-----7----7----7----7--7--5-7-|
 
 Lets go                                Discotheque
e|----------------------------------------|----------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------|----------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------|----------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------|----------------------------------------|
A|-(9)--x--x--x--x--x--x--x---x---x---x---|---5--------7---------5-----------------|
E|-(7)--x--x--x--x--x--x--x---x---x---x---|-----7---7-----7----7----7----7--7--5-7-|
 
 Lets go                                Discotheque
e|----------------------------------------|----------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------|----------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------|----------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------|----------------------------------------|
A|-(9)--x--x--x--x--x--x--x---x---x---x---|---5--------7---------5-----------------|
E|-(7)--x--x--x--x--x--x--x---x---x---x---|-----7---7-----7----7----7----7--7--5-7-|
 
       Looking for the one            But you know you're somewhere else instead 
e|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
B|--7--7---6-7--7--7----7-7----------|--7--7---6-7--7--7----7-7----------|
G|--7--7---6-7--7--7----7-7----------|--7--7---6-7--7--7----7-7----------|
D|--7--7---6-7--7--7----7-7----------|--7--7---6-7--7--7----7-7----------|
A|--5--5---4-5--9--9----9-9----------|--5--5---4-5--9--9----9-9----------|
E|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
 
    You wanna be the song             Be the song that you hear in your head
e|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
B|--7--7---6-7--7--7----7-7----------|--7--7---6-7--7--7----7-7----------|
G|--7--7---6-7--7--7----7-7----------|--7--7---6-7--7--7----7-7----------|
D|--7--7---6-7--7--7----7-7----------|--7--7---6-7--7--7----7-7----------|
A|--5--5---4-5--9--9----9-9----------|--5--5---4-5--9--9----9-9----------|
E|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
 

e|----------------------------------------|----------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------|----------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------|----------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------|----------------------------------------|
A|---5--------7---------5-----------------|---5--------7---------5-----------------|
E|-----7---7-----7----7----7----7--7--5-7-|-----7---7-----7----7----7----7--7--5-7-|
 
e|----------------------------------------|----------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------|----------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------|----------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------|----------------------------------------|
A|---5--------7---------5-----------------|---5--------7---------5-----------------|
E|-----7---7-----7----7----7----7--7--5-7-|-----7---7-----7----7----7----7--7--5-7-|
 
It's no trick                        'Cause you can't learn it
e|----------------------------------------|----------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------|----------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------|----------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------|----------------------------------------|
A|---5--------7---------5-----------------|---5--------7---------5-----------------|
E|-----7---7-----7----7----7----7--7--5-7-|-----7---7-----7----7----7----7--7--5-7-|
 
It's the way you don't pay, that's okay  'Cause you can't earn it
e|----------------------------------------|----------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------|----------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------|----------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------|----------------------------------------|
A|---5--------7---------5-----------------|---5--------7---------5-----------------|
E|-----7---7-----7----7----7----7--7--5-7-|-----7---7-----7----7----7----7--7--5-7-|
 

 Lets go                                Discotheque
e|----------------------------------------|----------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------|----------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------|----------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------|----------------------------------------|
A|-(9)--x--x--x--x--x--x--x---x---x---x---|---5--------7---------5-----------------|
E|-(7)--x--x--x--x--x--x--x---x---x---x---|-----7---7-----7----7----7----7--7--5-7-|
 
 Lets go                                Discotheque
e|----------------------------------------|----------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------|----------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------|----------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------|----------------------------------------|
A|-(9)--x--x--x--x--x--x--x---x---x---x---|---5--------7---------5-----------------|
E|-(7)--x--x--x--x--x--x--x---x---x---x---|-----7---7-----7----7----7----7--7--5-7-|
 
 ahh        ah ah     yeah
e|----------------------------------------|----------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------|----------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------|----------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------|----------------------------------------|
A|-(9)--x--x--x--x--x--x--x---x---x---x---|---5--------7---------5-----------------|
E|-(7)--x--x--x--x--x--x--x---x---x---x---|-----7---7-----7----7----7----7--7--5-7-|
 

       Looking for the one            But you know you're somewhere else instead 
e|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
B|--7--7---6-7--7--7----7-7----------|--7--7---6-7--7--7----7-7----------|
G|--7--7---6-7--7--7----7-7----------|--7--7---6-7--7--7----7-7----------|
D|--7--7---6-7--7--7----7-7----------|--7--7---6-7--7--7----7-7----------|
A|--5--5---4-5--9--9----9-9----------|--5--5---4-5--9--9----9-9----------|
E|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
 
    You wanna be the song             Be the song that you hear in your head
e|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
B|--7--7---6-7--7--7----7-7----------|--7--7---6-7--7--7----7-7----------|
G|--7--7---6-7--7--7----7-7----------|--7--7---6-7--7--7----7-7----------|
D|--7--7---6-7--7--7----7-7----------|--7--7---6-7--7--7----7-7----------|
A|--5--5---4-5--9--9----9-9----------|--5--5---4-5--9--9----9-9----------|
E|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
 
  oh 
e|---------------7------|---------------7------|---------------7------|---------------7------|
B|------7----10----10---|------7----10----10---|------9----10----10---|------9----10----10---|
G|----7---7-------------|----7---7-------------|----9---9-------------|----9---9-------------|x6
D|-9--------------------|-9--------------------|-9--------------------|-9--------------------|
A|----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|
E|----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|
 
  You want heaven  heaven  in your heart
e|---------------7------|---------------7------|---------------7------|---------------7------|
B|------7----10----10---|------7----10----10---|------9----10----10---|------9----10----10---|
G|----7---7-------------|----7---7-------------|----9---9-------------|----9---9-------------|
D|-9--------------------|-9--------------------|-9--------------------|-9--------------------|
A|----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|
E|----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|
 
  You want heaven  heaven  in your heart         But you take what you can get
e|---------------7------|---------------7------|---------------7------|---------------7------|
B|------7----10----10---|------7----10----10---|------9----10----10---|------9----10----10---|
G|----7---7-------------|----7---7-------------|----9---9-------------|----9---9-------------|
D|-9--------------------|-9--------------------|-9--------------------|-9--------------------|
A|----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|
E|----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|
 
    'Cause it's all that you can find            Oh you know there's something more
e|---------------7------|---------------7------|---------------7------|---------------7------|
B|------7----10----10---|------7----10----10---|------9----10----10---|------9----10----10---|
G|----7---7-------------|----7---7-------------|----9---9-------------|----9---9-------------|
D|-9--------------------|-9--------------------|-9--------------------|-9--------------------|
A|----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|
E|----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|
 
   Tonight,       tonight,      tonight        ahh          ah              ahhhhhhhh
e|-------7-------7------|-7--------7--------7--|----7--------7-------7|-------7--------7-----|
B|----5-------5--------5|-------5--------5-----|-5--------5--------5--|----5--------5-------5|
G|-7-------7--------7---|----7--------7-------7|-------7--------7-----|-7--------7-------7---|
D|----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|
A|----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|
E|----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|
 
 
Listen to cd for the ending part.Where "jetplane" guitar is played Edge seems to just hit
A|9-
E|7- this chord over and over and...So if you know what he uses for that sound let me know.
 
  Boom cha              Boom cha              Discotheque
e|----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|
B|----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|
G|----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|
D|----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|
A|----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|
E|-7-7-5-7-5--7-7-5-7-5-|-7-7-5-7-5--7-7-5-7-5-|-7-7-5-7-5--7-7-5-7-5-|-7-7-5-7-5--7-7-5-7-5-|
 
Continue with the chord A|9- about 16 bars until drums and bass stop.
                        E|7-
turn "phaser" off and use only distortion here
 
  
e|----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|
B|----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|
G|----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|
D|----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|
A|----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|
E|-7-7-5-7-5--7-7-5-7-5-|-7-7-5-7-5--7-7-5-7-5-|-7-7-5-7-5--7-7-5-7-5-|-7-7-5-7-5--7-7-5-7-5-|
 
  Drums and bass enters again turn "phaser" on continue the chord 8bars and then
e|----------------------|----------------------|
B|----------------------|----------------------|
G|----------------------|----------------------|
D|----------------------|----------------------|
A|----------------------|----------------------|
E|-7---5-7--5-7---------|-5-7--5-7---5-7--5-7--|
 
              And here´s intro to velvet dress 
e|----------|--------------------|------------------|
B|----------|--------------------|------------------|
G|----------|--------------------|------------------|
D|----------|--------------------|------------------|
A|----------|--------------------|------------------|
E|-5-7--5-7-|-(7)----5----4----3-|-7----5----4----3-|
 
 




U2 * Discotheque
Transcribed by Javier Cayuela (p0423@sobrino.eui.upm.es)
This is the full tab of Discotheque. I hope you like it.
Tuning is standard.

The INTRO goes something like this: 

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----7-7-5h7-5h7-7-5h7-5h7-7-5h7--------------------------------------------|


In the album version the intro goes:
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------5---------5---------------------------------------------------|
E|----7-7-5h7-5-7-7-5h7-5-7-7-5h7--------------------------------------------|

Use distortion. You can also play the intro with delay (500ms, few repeats).


MAIN RIFF: 
e|-------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------|
A|---5----------7---------5------------------|
E|-----7--5h7-----7--5h7------7--7--7--5h7---|


RIFF1:

Use wah-wah. Just play around with this
e|-------------------------|
B|-------------------------|
G|-------------------------|   or something like that
D|--9--------7--9----------|
A|-------7h9-------7-------|
E|----7---------------7----|

RIFF2: (Transcribed by Brandon Leniart)
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-9b(11)r--7------7--7\4--4--4/9-----9b(11)r--7------7--7\4--4--4/9---------|
D|-------------9----------------------------------9--------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

RIFF3:
Use delay (500ms, few repeats).
e|------------7------------------7------------------7------------------7-----|
B|-------7-10---10-7--------7-10---10-7--------9-10---10-9--------9-10---10-7|
G|-----7------------------7------------------7------------------7------------|
D|---9------------------9------------------9------------------9--------------|
A|---------------------------------------7------------------7----------------|
E|-7------------------7------------------------------------------------------|


RIFF4:
Use delay
e|--------7---------7----------7---------7-----|
B|---------------------------------------------|
G|-----7---------7----------7---------7--------|
D|--9---------9---------9----------9-----------|
A|---------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------|


And now all together:

(INTRO)
You can reach
But you can't grab it
You can hold it, control it, oh no
You can't bag it

You can push
But you can't direct it
Circulate, regulate, oh no
You cannot connect it

(RIFF1)
You know you're chewing bubblegum
You know what that is but you still want some
You just can't get enough of that lovie dovie stuff

(MAIN RIFF)
You get confused
But you know it
Yeah you hurt for it, work for it, love
You don't always show it

Let go, let go
(MAIN RIFF)
Discotheque
Let's go, go 
(MAIN RIFF)
Discotheque

(RIFF2)
Looking for the one
But you know you're somewhere else instead
You wanna be the song
Be the song that you hear in your head

(RIFF3)

(MAIN RIFF)
It's no trick
'Cause you can't learn it
It's the way you don't pay, that's okay
'Cause you can't earn it

(RIFF1)
You know you're chewing bubblegum
You know what that is but you still want some
You just can't get enough of that lovie dovie stuff

Let's go, let's go
(MAIN RIFF)
Discotheque
Go go, go 
(MAIN RIFF)
Discotheque

(RIFF2)
Looking for the one
But you know you're somewhere else instead
You wanna be the song
Be the song that you hear in your head

(RIFF3)

Love
You want heaven in your heart
Heaven in your heart
The sun, the moon, the stars

But you take what you can get
'Cause it's all that you can find
Oh you know there's something more
Tonight, tonight, tonight

(RIFF4)
Boom cha
Boom cha
Discotheque

Boom cha            (I can't get
Boom cha             I can't
Discotheque          Not enough)

Boom cha
Boom cha
Discotheque

(INTRO)
That's all. Enjoy it.
Javier Cayuela       p0423@sobrino.eui.upm.es



Discotheque

Music by Bono
Lyrics by Bono & The Edge
Transcribed by Brandon Leniart <>

(heavy distortion)
1----------------------------------              -----------
2----------------------------------              -----------
3----------------------------------              -----------
4----------------------------------  later add:  -----------
5---2---2---0h2---2--2--2---0h2----              ----5---2--         
6----------------------------------              -----------          

You can reach, but you can't grab it
You can't hold it, control it, you can't bag it
You can push, but you can't direct it
Circulate, regulate, you cannot connect it

(improvise this riff with a wah)
1----------------
2----------------
3---4---2h4---2--
4----------------
5----------------
6----------------

You know you're chewing bubble gum
You know what that is, but you still want some
You just can't get enough of that lovie dovie stuff

Main riff
1-------------------------------------------------------
2-------------------------------------------------------
3-------------------------------------------------------
4-----------------2-------------------------------------
5---5---2--2--2-------2--2--2----5--2--2--2----2--0h2---
6-------------------------------------------------------

You get confused, but you know it
Yeah you hurt for it, work for it, love
You don't always show it
Let go, let's go, discotheque
Go go, let go, discotheque

chorus:
1----------------------------------------------------------
2----------------------------------------------------------
3---9b(11)r---7---------7--7\4--4--4/9-----9b(11)r--7------
4-----------------9-------------------------------------9--
5----------------------------------------------------------
6----------------------------------------------------------

Looking for the one, but you know you're somewhere else instead
You want to be the song, the song that you hear in your head

solo with delay:
1-------------------5---7---5------
2-----------7-------------------7--
3---4---7-------7------------------
4----------------------------------   (twice)
5----------------------------------
6----------------------------------

1------------4-------5---7---5-----
2---5---7--------5---------------5-
3----------------------------------
4----------------------------------
5----------------------------------
6----------------------------------

Love
It's not a trick...you can't learn it
It's the way you don't pay, that's OK, cause you can't earn it
You know you're chewing bubble gum
You know what that is but you still want some
You just can't get enough of that lovie dovie stuff
Let go, let's go, discotheque
Go go, let go, discotheque
Looking for the one, but you know you're somewhere else instead
You want to be the song, the song that you hear in your head
Love
But you take what you can get, cause it's all that you can find
Oh you know there's something more, but tonight, tonight, tonight

(with delay)
1---------------7-------------------7--
2---------7------------------7---------
3---9------------------9---------------
4--------------------------------------
5--------------------------------------
6--------------------------------------

Boom cha  boom cha discotheque

--leniarbk@jmu.edu













         Discotheque by U2 (main riff)
Transcribed by Richard Zangoli(ahowden@magna.com.au)
        For those of you that want to play some new U2 this is a
transcription of the 30 second sample of the upcoming single that has been
recently floating around the internet (along with the sample of Wake Up Dead
Man). If you don't have it I think it is on one of the U2 FTP archives and
on some WWW U2 pages. Island records says that this sample is not of the
final version of the song but we'll have to wait and see. And this
transcription will undoubtably be replaced by a more complete version when
the song is actually released. But for now here is the main riff. The tuning
is standard I think-

E--------------------------------------------------------------------------
B--------------------------------------------------------------------------
G--------------------------------------------------------------------------
D--------------------------------------------------------------------------
A---------5-----------------------5-------------7---------------5----------
E7--7--7----7--7--7-----7--5--7-------7--7--7------7---7---7-------7-7-7---

And then this is played 4 times over while Bono sings the verse-

E--------------------------------------------------------------------------
B--------------------------------------------------------------------------
G--------------------------------------------------------------------------
D--------------------------------------------------------------------------
A---------5--------------7-----------------5-------------------------------
E--7--7-------7--7--7---------7---7---7--------7---7---7-------------------

        No wonder Bono said that Edge has fallen in love with the guitar

again .......


This song is very easy to play & tab...
   make sure you're in 'dropped D' tuning...

  Intro/outro:

--x-x---x-x---x-x--x--
--x-x---x-x---x-x--x--   just repeated over & over..
--x-x---x-x---x-x--x--
--9-11--9-11--9-11-11-
--9-11--9-11--9-11-11-
--9-11--9-11--9-11-11-

The 'main riff/solo' is just this:

---------------------------------------------------
---------------------------------------------------
---------------------------------------------------
---------------------------------------------------
-5-----------7-----------5-------------------------
---7--5--7-----7--5--7------7--5--7----7-7--5--7---

but, I'm not sure as to which fret they are actually on, as I don't have my guitar on me...
It may be a different fret, but it's the same pattern.

That's the song...Enjoy!

  Barry Chapman.
elect007@cumberland.nscc.ns.ca





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