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J.Swallow guitar tab

J. Swallow

Music by U2
Lyrics by Bono
Transcribed by Brandon Leniart 

This is the B-side for "Fire", and it's available on the "U2 R.O.K." CD, the
yellow one with Bono on the front with his early 80's haircut.  It also has
live versions of 11 O'clock Tick Tock and The Ocean, but certainly not the
best performances of them.  I'd only recommend getting this CD if you're a
die-hard U2 fan.  J. Swallow is a nice song, but too short.  Niall Stokes, of
Hot Press Magazine discribed this song as "a jumbled collage of
sounds...recorded under another element, water."  It is a little confusing to
listen to, especially the lyrics, which I won't attempt to write out--even
the U2 Lyric Archive was stumped!  Anyway, tune down 1/2 step, and it sounds
nice if you use the bridge or bridge/middle pickup.  It's not the best
transcription, but the beginning part has a major sound, and the vocal has a
minor sound.  

(these two fills can be heard throughout the song)
1------------------------------------------
2--------------5---------------------------
3------------------------4-------------x--x
4---2----------------------------2----x--x-
5------------------------------------------
6------------------------------------------

(slow and distorted)
1---------
2---------
3---9b11--
4---------
5---------
6---------

Intro (let notes ring):
1---0--------------------------------------------------------0--
2-------------2----------------------------------------------0--
3-----------------------2-------------------------2/4-----------  (twice)
4-------------------------------------------------2/4----------
5------------------------------------------0--------------------
6---------------------------------------------------------------

1---0----------------------------------------------------0----2----0------
2----------2----------------------------------------0-------------------0-
3---------------------2-----------------2/4-------------------------------  (twice)
4---------------------------------------2/4-------------------------------
5---------------------------------0---------------------------------------
6-------------------------------------------------------------------------

(then the vocals come in)
1-------------------------------------------------------------
2----------------------0----0------------------------0----3---
3-------------0-------------3------------------------2----2---
4---2-----------------------2------------------------2----0---
5----------------------------0------------------------0-------
6-------------------------------------------------------------

(ending)
1---<12>----
2---<12>----
3---<12>----
4-----------
5-----------
6-----------

It finishes up with the 1st riff up at the top.  If you have a live version
of this song with decipherable lyrics, the U2 Lyrics Archive would appreciate
them.
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