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Springhill Mining Disaster guitar tab

SPRINGHILL MINING DISASTER
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U2

Here's U2's cover version of Springhill mining disaster.
As far as I know there's 2 versions of this song, one
performed on the Late Late Show and the other at Chicago
in April 1987. I have tabbed this from the Late Late Show
programme and I'm sure about the tab coz I can actually
see what Edge is playing.

The guitar is in normal tune with a capo on the second fret.
ALL chords and tab are RELITIVE to the capo. The Chicago
version is very similar but tuned down half a step (or you
can just put a capo on the first fret instead...)

This is the intro, played twice:
E------------------|-----------------|
B-------------8----|------------8-7--|
G--------9------9--|-------9---------|
D------9---9-------|-----9---9-------|
A------------------|--0--------------|
E---0--------------|-----------------|

The verses are just argeggiated chords for example:

   Em        A        Em       Bm
E--------------------------------------|
B---------------2-----------------3----|
G------0----------2------0----------4--|
D--------2----2------------2----4------|
A----2------0----------2------2--------|
E--0-----------------0-----------------|

And these two fills are added:

Fill 1:
E------------------|
B--------5-4-2-4---|
G------4-----------|
D----4-------------|
A--2---------------|
E------------------|

Fill 2:
E------------------------------------|
B--5---5---4---4---2---2---4---4-----|
G----4---4---4---4---4---4---4---4---|
D------------------------------------|
A------------------------------------|
E------------------------------------|

       Em      A          Em        Bm
In the town of Springhill Novascotia

Em                      A          B    Fill 1
Down in the dark of the Cumberland mines

        Em           A            D      G
There's blood on the coal and the miners lie

   Em         A         Em      Bm
In roads that never saw sun nor sky

   Em         A         Em      B   Fill 2
In roads that never saw sun nor sky


The other verses continue in the same way and
towards the end Edge starts strumming the chords.

That's all there is apart from the outro:

E------------------|-----------------|-----|
B-------------8----|------------8-7--|--8--|
G--------9------9--|-------9---------|--9--|
D------9---9-------|-----9---9-------|--9--|
A------------------|--0--------------|--0--|
E---0--------------|-----------------|--0--|

See ya 

jules.

jules153@hotmail.com


U2's "Springhill Mining Disaster"
---------------------------------

Transcribed by: S.Palmer

Intro:
   Am			  Dm
e|------------0---------|-------------1---------|
b|------1-------1-------|-------3--------3------|
g|---------2------2-----|----2-----2--------2---|
d|----2-------------2---|-0---------------------|
a|-0--------------------|-----------------------|
E|----------------------|-----------------------|


*Note: For most of the song, the Edge isn't strumming
       the chords, but picking them.  Generally, they
       are picked in this fashion:

ie:(first line)
   Am            D             Am            G
e|-------------|-------2-----|-------------|------3-----|
b|-------1-----|----------3--|-------1-----|---------0--|
g|----------2--|----2--------|----------2--|------------|
d|----2--------|-0-----------|----2--------|---0--------|
a|-0-----------|-------------|-0-----------|------------|
E|-------------|-------------|-------------|-3----------|

       Am      D          Am     G
In the town of Springhill,  Nova Scotia
Am          C           D          C
Down in the dark of the Cumberland mine
        Am           D            C      Am
There's blood on the coal and the miners lie
   Am         D         Am      G    
In roads that never saw sun nor sky, 
Am         D         Am      G
Roads that never saw sun nor sky
 
Am-D-Am-G
Am-D-Am-G

In the town of Springhill, don't sleep easy
Often the earth will tremble and roar
But when the earth is restless miners die
Bone and blood is the price of coal, 
Bone and blood is the price of coal

Listen to the shouts of the black faced miners
Listen to the call of the rescue team
We have no water, light or bread
So we're livin' on songs and hope instead, 
Livin' on songs and hope instead

In the town of Springhill,  Nova Scotia
Down in the dark of the Cumberland mine
There's blood on the coal and the miners lie
In roads that never saw sun nor sky, 
Roads that never saw sun nor sky

In the town of Springhill, don't sleep easy
Often the earth will tremble and roar
But when the earth is restless miners die
Bone and blood is the price of coal, 
Bone and blood is the price of coal,
Bone and blood is the price of coal

Outro:

Am-Dm-Am-Dm (same as intro)
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