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Last Night On Earth guitar tab

Last Night On Earth

Music by U2
Lyrics by Bono And The Edge
Transcribed by Brandon Leniart 

This song is tuned down 1/2 step and changes keys from E minor to E.  
Much respect to fellow U2 transcriber Steve Palmer, who I think was 
the first to have this song on a website.

intro:
1----------------------------------
2----------------------------------
3----------------------------------
4---2--2--2------------------------
5---2--2--2------------------------
6---0--0--0---0---0--3b4p0--3b4p0--

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

verse:
1-------------------------------------
2------------------------3------------
3------------------------2------------
4------------------------0---4--4--4--
5-------------------------------------
6---0--0--3b4p0--3b4p0----------------

She feels the ground is giving way 
But she thinks we're better off that way

use these chords for the prechorus:
    G
1---3-
2---3-
3---4-
4---5-
5-----
6-----
    A
1---5-
2---5-
3---6-
4---7-
5-----
6-----
             G
The more you take the less you feel

             A
The less you know the more you believe
The more you have the more it takes today

                   G        D       A5     Bm
You got to give it away  
     
                   G        D       E      Bm
You got to give it away

                   G        D       A5     Bm       
You got to give it away

A5
She doesn't care what it's worth

                                         Em
She's living like it's the last night on earth

riff during 2nd & 3rd verses:
1---0------------0------5-----0--------
2---------3-------------------------3--
3--------------------------------------
4--------------------------------------
5--------------------------------------
6--------------------------------------

She's not wating on a saviour to come
She's at a bus-stop with the news of the world
And the sun, here it comes
She's not waiting for anyone

last bar before chorus:
1---3----3----3-----2--
2---3----3-------------
3----------------------
4----------------------
5----------------------
6----------------------
                   G        D      A5     Bm
You got to give it away
 
                   G        D      E      Bm
You got to give it away

                   G        D      A5     Bm
You got to give it away

A5
She knows just what it's worth
                                         Em
She's living like it's the last night on earth

1---7--9--10--
2-------------
3-------------
4-------------
5-------------
6-------------

palm mute:
1-----------------------------
2-----------------------------
3-----------------------------
4-----------------------------
5-----------------------------
6---0--0--0--0--0--0--0--<12>-

bridge chords:
C#m     A        E

bridge notes:
1---------------------------
2---------------------------
3---------------------------
4---------------------------
5---------------------------
6---12---12\9---9\5---5/12--

Slipping away, slip slide
The world turns and we get dizzy
Slipping away
She's living next week now
You know she's going t opay it back somehow
    
    G
She hasn't been to bed in a week

          A       
She'll be dead soon, then she'll sleep

                   G        D       A5     Bm
You got to give it away

                   G        D       E      Bm
You got to give it away

                   G        D       A5     Bm  
You got to give it away

A5
She already knows it hurts        
                                         Em
She's living like it's the last night on earth
Last night on earth
Last night on earth

1---7--9--10--
2-------------
3-------------
4-------------
5-------------
6-------------

palm mute:                    
1---------------------------
2---------------------------
3---------------------------
4---------------------------
5---------------------------
6---0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--

Em    A    Em 

--Brandon Leniart 










U2 'LAST NIGHT ON EARTH'
------------------------

steve palmer
spalmer@engsoc.carleton.ca

tune 1/2 step down


intro/main riff:
  E                 D
e--------------------------------------------------
b--------------------------------------------------
g--------------------------------------------------
d-------------------0----7--7-7--------------------
a-2----2-----2------0--2/5--5-5--------------------
E-0--0-3bp0--3bp0----------------------------------

*i hope this doesn't look to complicated.  the 3bp0 means:
  -pick 3rd fret, bend and pull off to 0

verse:
E               D                E     D
  she feels the ground is giving way
E                      D               E     D
  but she thinks we're better off that way
  'the more you take the less you feel
  the less you know the more you believe
  the more you have the more it takes today'

chorus:
G            D             A     Bm
  you got to give it away         
G            D             E     A  
  you got to give it away
G            D             A     Bm
  you got to give it away
      A
  she doesn't care what it's worth
        A                                          Em  A  Em  A
  she's living like it's the last night on earth


2nd verse

2nd chorus


bridge: E C#m C#m A

  slipping away...slip slide...
  the world turns and we get dizzy
  slipping away

end on Em
back to main riff


outro: Em A Em A

  Em        A
e-0---------0----------------
b-0--0------2----------------
g-0----0----2----------------
d-2------0--2----------------
a-2---------0----------------




Last Night on Earth

I think the main riff goes like this:
from: "Douglas S. Wood" 

intro/main riff:
  E                 D
e--------------------------------------------------
b--------------------------------------------------
g--------------------------------------------------
d-------------------0----4--4-4--------------------
a-2----2-----2------0----0--0-0--------------------
E-0--0-3bp0--3bp0----------------------------------
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