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New Year's Day guitar chords

U2
New Year's Day
Live PopMart version Santiago, Chile

tune down 1/2 step

Bass Intro:
G---------------------------------------------------------------------------
D------------------------2-------------------5-----------------------5------
B--------3---------3--3-----3------7---7------7--7--7----7--7----7--7--7----
E--5--5------5------------------------------------------------5----------5--  Repeat

Guitar Intro:
e----12-------------------------------------------12-----
A-------12---------------------------------12------------
G------------12----------------------12------------------
D----------------12-------------12-----------------------
B--------------------------------------------------------
E--------------------------------------------------------

Bass Intro after Guitar Intro while piano is playing:
G--------------------------------------------------------------------
D---------------------------2----------------------------------------
B--------3-----3--3-----3--3--3--3-----------------------------------
E--5--5----5-------------------------3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-

G------------------------------------------------------------------------
D------------------------------------------------------------------------
B----------------------------------------0-0-0-3-0-0-0-3-0-0-0-3-0-0-0-3-
E--1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1---------------------------------------

G--------------------------------------------------------------------
D--------------------------------------------------------------------
B-------------------------------------------------------3---3---3---3
E--3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1---1---1---1--

Guitar after Bass above:
e------------------------------------------
A---12---12---12---12---12---12---12---12--
G---12---12---12---12---12---12---12---12--
D---12---12---12---12---12---12---12---12--
B------------------------------------------
E------------------------------------------

Bass riff from intro plays throughout.

All is quiet on New Year's Day            a world in white gets underway
e-----------------------------12------------------------------------------10-
A-------------------------------12-------------------------------------10----
G-----------------------------------12-------------------------------9-------
D--------------------------------------12--------------------------9---------
B----------------------------------------------------------------------------
E----------------------------------------------------------------------------

I want to be with ya, be with ya night and day
e---12------------
A------12---------
G----------12-----
D-------------12--
B-----------------
E-----------------

Nothing changes on New Year's Day
e------------------------------------------------------------------------------
A------------------------------------------------------------------------------
G-12--12--12--12--12--12--12--12--12--12-/-14--14--14--14--14--14--14--14--14-\
D-12--12--12--12--12--12--12--12--12--12-/-14--14--14--14--14--14--14--14--14-\
B------------------------------------------------------------------------------
E------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                On New Year's Day  haaaaaaaaaaa
e---------------------------------------------------
A---------------------------------------------------
G--12--12--12--12--12--12--12--12--12---------------
D--12--12--12--12--12--12--12--12--12---------------
B---------------------------------------------------
E---------------------------------------------------
            I..........    Will be with you again          I..... Will be with you again
e--0----3---3---3---3----5---5------5-5-5-5-5---3---3---3---3----5---5------5-5-5-5-5
A---------3---3---3---3----5---5----5-5-5-5-5-----3---3---3---3----5---5----5-5-5-5-5
G------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

                                                           Under a blood red sky
e----------------------------------------------------------------
A----------------------------------------------------------------
G------12----------12--12--12/---14--14--14--14--14--14--14--14\
D--12-----12--12---------------------14--14--14--14--14--14--14\
B----------------------------------------------------------------
E----------------------------------------------------------------

e------------------------------------
A------------------------------------
G-12--12--12--12--12--12--12--12--12-
D-12--12--12--12--12--12--12--12--12-
B------------------------------------
E------------------------------------

Crowd is gathered in black and white  Arms entwined, the chosen few  
newspaper says, it's true 
e--------------------
A--------------------
G--12--12--12--12--12
D--12--12--12--12--12
B--------------------
E--------------------     cont. playing

Say it's true, its true     we can break through   nooo  turn into  we can be one.....
e---3---3---3---3----5---5------5-5-5-5-5---3---3---3---3----5---5------5-5-5-5-5
A-----3---3---3---3----5---5----5-5-5-5-5-----3---3---3---3----5---5----5-5-5-5-5
G--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

                    I will begin again               I          will         begin      again
e--3---3---3---3----5---5------5-5-5-5-5---3---3---3---3----5---5------5-5-5-5-5
A----3---3---3---3----5---5----5-5-5-5-5-----3---3---3---3----5---5----5-5-5-5-5
G-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

                                         Aaa Oo Ooooohhhhhhooooo
e--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
A--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
G---14--14--14--14--14--14--14--14--14--14\--12/--14--14--14--14--14--14--14--14\
D---14--14--14--14--14--14--14--14--14--14\--12/--14--14--14--14--14--14--14--14\
B--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
E--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

e---------------------------------------
A---------------------------------------
G-12--12--12--12--12--12--12--12--12--12
D-12--12--12--12--12--12--12--12--12--12
B---------------------------------------
E---------------------------------------

Piano plays with bass with original riff when piano played before.

Edge's guitar solo:
e---19---15---17---12---15---10---12---7--------19---15---17---12---15---10---12---7--

e-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
A-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
G------0----0--2---------------0----5--5--4---5--4---5--4--4--5--7--4--4--4--4--4--4--
D----0---2--------0--2------0---2-----------5------2----------------------------------
B--0--------------------0--2----------------------------------------------------------
E-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    I..........    Will be with you again          I............   Will be with you again
e--0----3---3---3---3----5---5------5-5-5-5-5---3---3---3---3----5---5------5-5-5-5-5
A---------3---3---3---3----5---5----5-5-5-5-5-----3---3---3---3----5---5----5-5-5-5-5
G------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    I..........    Will be with you again          I............   I....................
e--0----3---3---3---3----5---5------5-5-5-5-5---3---3---3---3----5---5------5-5-5-5-5
A---------3---3---3---3----5---5----5-5-5-5-5-----3---3---3---3----5---5----5-5-5-5-5
G------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

NEW YEAR'S DAY (LIVE)
---------------------
U2

tabbed by jules.

Delay set between 300-400ms with 3-4 repeats, like
the album tune down half a step.


Here's the harmonics for 'All is quiet, on New years day...'
E--<12>--------------------------------------------
B-----<12>-----------------------------------------
G--------<12>--------------------<7>---------------
D-----------<12>--------------<7>------------------
A--------------------------<7>---------------------
E-----------------------<7>------------------------


Here's the chords for 'nothing changes on new
years day...'

   G5    A5      A5      G5    G4
E--------------------------------------------------
B--8-8---10-10---10-10---8-8---8-8-----------------
G--7-7---9--9----9--9----7-7---5-5-----------------
D--5-5---7--7----7--7----5-5---5-5-----------------
A--------------------------------------------------
E--------------------------------------------------
Play these x2 later on.


Riff:1 'I will be with you again'
E(0)-----------------------------------------------
B---8---8-----10--10--10-----8---8-----8---8-------
G-----7---7-----9---9--9-------7---7-----5---5-----
D----------------------7---------------------------
A--------------------------------------------------
E--------------------------------------------------
Edge throws in the open E string before playing
the Riff during the later choruses.


For 'under a blood red sky..' bit run you finger down
the third string whilst playing fast with the plecturm
catching harmonics. Do this about 4 times.
E--------------------------------------------------
B--------------------------------------------------
G-<3>-/-/-/-/-<12>-<12>----------------------------
D--------------------------------------------------
A--------------------------------------------------
E--------------------------------------------------

Keep playing the chords and riffs above until the piano
solo, then guitar solo:

Solo: x2
E--19--15--17--12--15--10--12--7-------------------
B--------------------------------------------------
G--------------------------------------------------

This is the second part of the solo
E-----------------------------------------------------
B-----------------------------------------------------
G------0---0-2-----------0----------------------------
D----0---2-----0-2-----0---2--/10-10-9-5--/10-10-9-2--
A--0---------------0-2--------------------------------
E-----------------------------------------------------

E--------------------------------------------------
B--------------------------------------------------
G--------------------------------------------------
D--10-10-9-10-12-12--------------------------------
A--------------------------------------------------
E--------------------------------------------------

Then it's keep playing Riff 1 till the end. I think
that covers all the guitar parts to the song just
don't forget to tune down half a step.

Keep jammin'
jules.

jules153@hotmail.com


----


			New Year's Day
			      U2

Originally posted by:
			lka@cs.bham.ac.uk

Corrected/tabbed by:
      voodoo@mill2.millcomm.com

Like just about all of "War", this song is tuned down half a step to Eb.


Am	C	Em
All is quiet on New Year's Day

Am	   C		Em
A world in white, gets underway

Am	  C			   Em
And I want to be with you, be with you night and day

Am	C	   Em		Am
Nothing changes on New Year's Day
    Em
On New Year's Day


Chorus:

G		Am
I will be with you again
G		F   Am	 C  Em
I will be with you again


Am	C	   Em
Under a blood red sky

Am	    C	     Em	
A crowd has gathered in black and white

Am	C	Em
Arms entwined, the chosen few

Am		C    Em		G
Newspaper say, says, say it's true, it's true

Am
And we can break through
	G		   F
Though torn in two, we can be one


G	   Am
I, I will begin again
G	   F		Am	C  Em  Am
I, I will begin again, yeah


Repeat Chorus and fade out

...

Piano part tabbed out for guitar (makes a nice addition to the piano part)


e--------------10--12-----8--10--7--------
A----------10-----------------------------
G-----------------------------------------  Repeat about 3 times
D-----------------------------------------
B--12-------------------------------------
E-----------------------------------------

e--8-8-7--7--7--7-8-10--12-10-8--10-8--7-8-5--8-7-----------------
A-----------------------------------------------------------------
G-----------------------------------------------------------------
D-----------------------------------------------------------------
B-----------------------------------------------------------------
E-----------------------------------------------------------------

That's an easy way to do it, Edge throws some high (~15 on a guitar) 
notes during live performances, which sound to me to be chaotic, but we 
all know Edge...

The solo:

e--19--15--17--12--15--10--12--7-----------
A------------------------------------------
G------------------------------------------Bar the bass strings and slide up
D-------------------------------------1/13-as a transition between 
B-------------------------------------1/13-the two repeats, sounds
E-------------------------------------1/13-cool.
        Repeat once more.

Second part:
B------5-2-5-7-0-2--------5-2--10-10-9/5-10-9-9/2-10-9-9-10-12-10
E--0-5--------------0-2-5--------------------------------------------

or

B------5-2-5-7-0-2--------5-2--10-10-9---10-9---10-9-9-10-12-10
E--0-5--------------0-2-5---------------10-----7----------------

I like the first method because it looks cooler when you play it.

Verses:  (This is the way Edge does it live, it's not on the album/single 
versions)
These are played  after the line is finished; listen to UABRS 
and pick it up.

All is quiet on New Year's Day...

e---------------------------12-12------------------
A---------------------------------12---------------
D------------------------------------12------------
G---------------------------------------12---------
B--------------------------------------------------
E--------------------------------------------------

A world in white gets underway...

e---------------------------------12------------
A------------------------------12---------------
D---------------------------12------------------
G------------------------12---------------------
B-----------------------------------------------
E-----------------------------------------------

Blah... blah... blah...

(This is in the album)

Nothing changes on New Year's Day...
                               Dsus4  Esus4
e--------------------------------------------------
A--------------------------------8-8-10-10--------
D--------------------------------7-7--9--9--------
G--------------------------------7-7--9--9--------
B--------------------------------------------------
E--------------------------------------------------

On New Year's Day...
               Dsus4
e-----------------------------
A-----------xxx----8-8--------
D-----------xxx----7-7--------
G-----------xxx----7-7--------
B-----------------------------
E-----------------------------

Chorus:

I... will be with you again....
        Dsus4         Esus4
e---------------------------------------
A-----8--8--8--8---10-10-10-10--------
D-------7--7--7--7---9---9--9--9-------
G---------------------------------------
B---------------------------------------
E---------------------------------------

I got lazy after figuring out the solo tab, so there are varies palm 
mutes and more repeats on the verses/chorus parts than what I put down, 
but it's very easy to pick up on from the album, or especially a live 
version.

All the rest of the song's little fills and riffs that you hear are those 
two chords, Dsus4 and Esus4.  The other chords listed in the lyrics above 
are correct, but they are useful as a key guide only, or perhaps an 
acoustic version...

Comments, corrections, death threats, compliments, etc. can be E-mailed 
to me at:
voodoo@mill2.millcomm.com


*Corrections
Hello this is Ian Smistad from Calgary Alberta Canada .I noticed that there was 
something wrong with the solo from "New Years Day" so I decided to fix It.


The first part is OK except for one little thing

e--19-15-17-11-14-9-12-6-------
A------------------------------
G------------------------------
D------------------------------
B------------------------------
E------------------------------

The second part sounded WAY off when I tried to play along to the song. You could 
either put the capo on the 4th fret (and figure out the rest of the chords) or 
just do in the hard way. 

B------9--6--11--4--6-----9-6-14-14-13/9-14-13-13/6-14-13-13-14-16-13
E--4--9--------------4-6-9-------------------------------------------

As for the rest it looks pretty good from here!

Please mail me with any comments or suggestions. I would like to get to meet some 
other U2 fans from around the world!

kingian@hotmail.com
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