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Staring At The Sun guitar tab

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"Staring at the Sun," Live, by U2
tabbed by matt, stewgift@aol.com (formerly mps133@psu.edu)

The live version of "Staring at the Sun" has basically the same chords
as the album version.  I will note the differences, and provide Edge's
little riff from the "Intransigence is all around..." verse.  

*NOTE: tune the guitars down 1/2 step; there are two guitars.  

-CHORDS-

Am    x02210
G     320033
F     133211
Em    022000
C9    x32013 (note that the bottom string is not open)
Am7   x02213
D     xx0232
C/B   x20013

INTRO
-----
Guitar 1 Chords: Am, G, F, Em

Guitar 2 Tab:

e---------------------------------------------
b---------------------------------------------
g-7/9-7-9-9~~--5-7-7/9-7-9-9-9/12-12-12~~-----
d---------------------------------------------

e---------------------------------------------
b---------------------------------------------
g-5-7-7/9-7-9-9-------------------------------
d---------------7-7-7---7-9-9^10^9-7-7-7-9-7--

VERSE
-----
Both guitars - play chords (I may be off on the lyrics here)

Am                 G            F
Summer stretchin' on the grass
                Em
Summer dresses pass
Am                 G          F
In the shade of a willow tree
                    Em
Creeps are crawling over me
Am           G       F                Em      
Over me and over you, stuck together with God's glue
Am                   G
It's gonna get stickier too
                F       
It's gonna be a long hot summer
           G
Let's get under cover
F                                           G
Don't try to hard to think, don't think at all

CHORUS
------
                     C9       C/B      Am7
You're not the only one staring at the sun
                       D
Afraid of what you'll find
                   F
If you step back inside
                        C9
I'm not just deaf and dumb
           C/B      Am7
I'm staring at the sun
                  D
I'm not the only one
                   F
Who's happy to go blind

VERSE 2: same chords as VERSE 1 and INTRO.
-------

BRIDGE RIFF (comes after second Chorus)
----------
For this part, first play the chords with 
both guitars:  Am, D; Am, G; Am, G, D
*note - you may want to add some sustained notes 
        during this part, especially on the D's

EDGE'S RIFF (which leads into "Intransigence...." verse).
-----------
Play this for the entire VERSE 3.

e-----------------------------------------------------
b-----------------------------------------------------
g-----------------------------------------------------
d---7-5h7---7-5------------7-5h7---7-5---------------- Repeat pattern
a-0-------0-----7-5-----0--------0------7-5------0----
e ------------------7^8----------------------7^8------

END OF SONG
--- -- ----
For the end of the song, simply continue to play the 
chorus chords while Bono sings "Happy to go blind..."
On the last "Happy to go, happy to go, happy to go....blind....,"
Play an F, and then an Am when he sings 'blind...'  Then, for the
"Oh, oh, oh, oh....", simply repeat back and forth between 
an Am and D chord.  Listen to the song on the POPHEART CD to 
get this down.  Good luck with it.
-matt


                                    U2
                      "Staring At The Sun" Full TAB
========================================================================
Words by Bono and The Edge, Music by U2
>From the album POP

Intro:
Guitar 1 (Acoustic)
--0--0--0----0--0--0--0--X--3----3--3--3--3--3--X--X--0----0--0--0--0---
--1--1--1----1--1--1--1--X--3----3--3--3--3--3--X--X--1----1--1--1--1---
--2--1--2----2--2--2--2--X--0----0--0--0--0--0--X--X--2----2--2--2--2---
--2--2--2----2--2--2--2--X--0----0--0--0--0--0--X--X--3----3--3--3--3---
--0--0--0----0--0--0--0--X--0----0--0--0--0--0--X--X--1----1--1--1--1---
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Guitar 2 (Electric w/distortion and tremelo)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
-------------5-------------------------------------5-----5--------------
--5-------7----------------------------------5--7-----7-----------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------

Guitar 1
--0--X--0----0--0--0--0--0--X--0----0--0--0--0--0--X--3----3--3--3--3-X-
--1--X--0----0--0--0--0--0--X--1----1--1--1--1--1--X--3----3--3--3--3-X-
--2--X--0----0--0--0--0--0--X--2----2--2--2--2--2--X--0----0--0--0--0-X-
--3--X--0----0--0--0--0--0--X--2----2--2--2--2--2--X--0----0--0--0--0-X-
--1--X--0----0--0--0--0--0--X--0----0--0--0--0--0--X--0----0--0--0--0-X-
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Guitar 2
------------------------------------------------------------------------
----------------5--5--X--------5-------------------5--5-----------------
-------------------------5--7------------------------------------5--7---
------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------

Guitar 1
--0----0--0--0--0--0--X--0--0--0--0--0--0-------------------------------
--1----1--1--1--1--1--X--0--0--0--0--0--0-------------------------------
--2----2--2--2--2--2--X--0--0--0--0--0--0-------------------------------
--3----3--3--3--3--3--X--0--0--0--0--0--0-------------------------------
--1----1--1--1--1--1--X--0--0--0--0--0--0-------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Guitar 2
------------------------------------------------------------------------
--5-----5-------------------------5--5h7--5-----------------------------
-----7------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------

1st Verse:
Guitar 1 (Rythem Figure 1)
--0----0--0--0--0--0--X--3----3--3--3--1----1--1--1--1--X--0----0--0--0-
--1----1--1--1--1--1--X--3----3--3--3--1----1--1--1--1--X--0----0--0--0-
--2----2--2--2--2--2--X--0----0--0--0--2----2--2--2--2--X--0----0--0--0-
--2----2--2--2--2--2--X--0----0--0--0--3----3--3--3--3--X--2----2--2--2-
--0----0--0--0--0--0--X--2----2--2--2--3----3--3--3--3--X--2----2--2--2-
-------------------------3----3--3--3--1----1--1--1--1--X--0----0--0--0-

--0--X--0----0--0--0--0--0--X--3----3--3--3--X--1----X--1--1--X--0--0---
--0--X--1----1--1--1--1--1--X--3----3--3--3--X--1----X--1--1--X--0--0---
--0--X--2----2--2--2--2--2--X--0----0--0--0--X--2----X--2--2--X--0--0---
--2--X--2----2--2--2--2--2--X--0----0--0--0--X--3----X--3--3--X--2--2---
--2--X--0----0--0--0--0--0--X--2----2--2--2--X--3----X--3--3--X--2--2---
--0--X-------------------------3----3--3--3--X--1----X--1--1--X--0--0---
Guitar 3 (clean electric w/tremolo)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
--------10h12----10-----------------------------12----------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------

Guitar 1
--0--0--0--0--0--X--0----0--0--0--0--0--X--3----3--3--3----3--X--1----1-
--0--0--0--0--0--X--1----1--1--1--1--1--X--3----3--3--3----3--X--1----1-
--0--0--0--0--0--X--2----2--2--2--2--2--X--0----0--0--0----0--X--2----2-
--2--2--2--2--2--X--2----2--2--2--2--2--X--0----0--0--0----0--X--3----3-
--2--2--2--2--2--X--0----0--0--0--0--0--X--2----2--2--2----2--X--3----3-
--0--0--0--0--0--X-------------------------3----3--3--3----3--X--1----1-
Guitar 3
------------------------------------------------------------------------
--------------13----(13)-10------------------------------------(10)-12--
------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------

Guitar 1
--1--1----1--X--0----0--0--0----0----0----0--0--0--0--0--X--3----3--3---
--1--1----1--X--0----0--0--0----0----1----1--1--1--1--1--X--3----3--3---
--2--2----2--X--0----0--0--0----0----2----2--2--2--2--2--X--0----0--0---
--3--3----3--X--2----2--2--2----2----2----2--2--2--2--2--X--0----0--0---
--3--3----3--X--2----2--2--2----2----0----0--0--0--0--0--X--2----2--2---
--1--1----1--X--0----0--0--0----0---------------------------3----3--3---
Guitar 3
---------------------------10-------------------------------------------
-----13------------------------------13--10-----------------------------
--------------------------------------------------------------12--------
------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------

Guitar 1
--3--3--1----1--1--1----1--1--1--1----1--1------3----3--3----3--3--3--3-
--3--3--1----1--1--1----1--1--1--1----1--1------3----3--3----3--3--3--3-
--0--0--2----2--2--2----2--2--2--2----2--2------0----0--0----0--0--0--0-
--0--0--3----3--3--3----3--3--3--3----3--3------0----0--0----0--0--0--0-
--2--2--3----3--3--3----3--3--3--3----3--3------2----2--2----2--2--2--2-
--3--3--1----1--1--1----1--1--1--1----1--1------3----3--3----3--3--3--3-
Guitar 3
--10----12-------------------------------12----10-----------------------
---------------------------10------------------------------------10-----
------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------

Guitar 1                                           (end Rythem Figure 1)
--3--3--3--3----1--1--1--1----1--1--1--1--1--1--1--1--3----3--3-3-3-3-3-
--3--3--3--3----1--1--1--1----1--1--1--1--1--1--1--1--3----3--3-3-3-3-3-
--0--0--0--0----2--2--2--2----2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--0----0--0-0-0-0-0-
--0--0--0--0----3--3--3--3----3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--0----0--0-0-0-0-0-
--2--2--2--2----3--3--3--3----3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--2----2--2-2-2-2-2-
--3--3--3--3----1--1--1--1----1--1--1--1--1--1--1--1--3----3--3-3-3-3-3-
Guitar 3                      Guitar 4 (electric w/distortion & tremolo)
---------10------------12-----------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------15p13-15p13----13-
------------------------------------------------------------------14----
------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------

1st Chorus:
Guitar 1 (Rythem Figure 2)
--0--0--0--0--0----0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--X--0--0--0--0--0----0--0--
--1--1--1--1--1----1--1--1--1--1--1--1--1--1--X--1--1--1--1--1----1--1--
--0--0--0--0--0----0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--X--2--2--2--2--2----2--2--
--2--2--2--2--2----2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--X--2--2--2--2--2----2--2--
--3--3--3--3--3----3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--X--0--0--0--0--0----0--0--
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Guitar 4
------------------------------------------------------------------------
--15-------15b-------13~~~~~~~~~-15p13-15p13----13-13---15b----13~~~~~~-
---------------------------------------------14-------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Guitar 5 (electric w/distortion) (Rythem Figure 2A)
**______________________________________________________________________
--8-----------8--8----8--8-------8--8--8--8--8---5--------5--5----5--5--
--8-----------8--8----8--8-------8--8--8--8--8X\-5--------5--5----5--5--
--9-----------9--9----9--9-------9--9--9--9--9X\-5--------5--5----5--5--
-10-------------10---10-10------10-10-10-10-10X\-7--------7--7----7--7--
------------------------------------------------------------------------
--8-----------8--8----8--8-------8--8--8--8--8---5--------5--5----5--5--
** fret low E-String notes w/thumb

Guitar 1
--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--X--2--2--2--2--2----2--3--3--2--2--3--3--2--2--X-
--1--1--1--1--1--1--1--X--3--3--3--3--3----3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--X-
--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--X--2--2--2--2--2----2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--X-
--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--X--0--0--0--0--0----0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--X-
--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--X------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Guitar 2
------------------------------------------------------------------------
-------15p13-15p13----13--15--------15-(15)p13--------------15p13----13-
-------------------14--------------------------14~~~~~~~~~~-------14----
------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Guitar 3
________________________ 
--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--X\--------------------------------------------X\-
--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--X\-7--------7--7----7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7-X\-
--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--X\-7--------7--7----7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7-X\-
--7--7--7--7--7--7--7-----7--------7--7----7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7----
--------------------------5--------5--5----5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5----
--5--5--5--5--5--5--5---------------------------------------------------

Guitar 1
--1--1--1--1--1----1--1--1--1--1--1--1--1--1--X--0--0--0--0--0----0--0--
--1--1--1--1--1----1--1--1--1--1--1--1--1--1--X--1--1--1--1--1----1--1--
--2--2--2--2--2----2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--X--0--0--0--0--0----0--0--
--3--3--3--3--3----3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--X--2--2--2--2--2----2--2--
--3--3--3--3--3----3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--X--3--3--3--3--3----3--3--
--1--1--1--1--1----1--1--1--1--1--1--1--1--1--X-------------------------

Guitar 2
------------------------------------------------------------------------
-15-----15b------15-13~~~~~~~~~~15p13-15p13----13-15----15b-------------
--------------------------------------------14--------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Guitar 3
*_______________________________________________________________________
--1-----1--1---1---1--1--1-----1------X/------8--8--8-----8--8----8--8--
--1-----1--1---1---1--1--1-----1------X/------8--8--8-----8--8----8--8--
--2-----2--2---2---2--2--2-----2------X/------9--9--9-----9--9----9--9--
--3-----3--3---3---3--3--3-----3------X/-----10-10-10----10-10---10-10--
------------------------------------------------------------------------
--1-----1--1---1---1--1--1-----1------X/------8--8--8-----8--8----8--8--
* fret E-String note w/thumb

Guitar 1
--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--X--0--0--0--0--0----0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--X-
--1--1--1--1--1--1--1--X--1--1--1--1--1----1--1--1--1--1--1--1--1--1--X-
--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--X--2--2--2--2--2----2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--X-
--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--X--2--2--2--2--2----2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--X-
--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--X--0--0--0--0--0----0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--X-
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Guitar 2
------------------------------------------------------------------------
13~~~~~~~~-15p13-15p13----13---15-15b--15--13~~~~~~~~---15p13-15p13--13-
-----------------------14----------------------------14------------14---
------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Guitar 3
________________________________________________________________________
--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--X\-5--------5--5--5--5----5--5--5--5----5----X\--
--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--X\-5--------5--5--5--5----5--5--5--5----5----X\--
--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--X\-5--------5--5--5--5----5--5--5--5----5----X\--
-10-10-10-10-10-10-10--X\-7--------7--7--7--7----7--7--7--7----7----X\--
-----------------------X\-------------------------------------------X\--
--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--X\-5--------5--5--5--5----5--5--5--5----5--------

Guitar 1
--2--2--2--2--2----2--3--3--2--2--3--3--2--2--X--1--1--1--1--1----1--1--
--3--3--3--3--3----3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--X--1--1--1--1--1----1--1--
--2--2--2--2--2----2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--X--2--2--2--2--2----2--2--
--0--0--0--0--0----0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--X--3--3--3--3--3----3--3--
-------------------------------------------------3--3--3--3--3----3--3--
-------------------------------------------------1--1--1--1--1----1--1--
Guitar 2
------------------------------------------------------------------------
--15------15------13-------------15p13-15p13---------15p13-15p13--------
--------------------14~~~~~~~~~--------------14-(14)-------------14~~~~-
------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Guitar 3                                         *______________________
-------------------------------------------------1-----1--1-------1--1--
--7-----7--7--7--7--7-------7--7--7--7--7--7--X\-1-----1--1-------1--1--
--7-----7--7--7--7--7-------7--7--7--7--7--7--X\-2-----2--2-------2--2--
--7-----7--7--7--7--7-------7--7--7--7--7--7--X\-3-----3--3-------3--3--
--5-----5--5--5--5--5-------5--5--5--5--5--5--X\------------------------
-------------------------------------------------1-----1--1-------1--1--
* fret E-string w/thumb

Guitar 1                 (end Rythem Figure 2)
--1--1--1--1--1--1--1--X------------------------------------------------
--1--1--1--1--1--1--1--X------------------------------------------------
--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--X------------------------------------------------
--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--X------------------------------------------------
--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--X------------------------------------------------
--1--1--1--1--1--1--1--X------------------------------------------------
Guitar 2
------------------------------------------------------------------------
-15-------15------------------------------------------------------------
-------14---/14--X------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Guitar 3                 (end Rythem Figure 2A)
--1--1-----1-----------X/-----------------------------------------------
--1--1-----1-----------X/-----------------------------------------------
--2--2-----2-----------X/-----------------------------------------------
--3--3-----3-----------X/-----------------------------------------------
-----------------------X/-----------------------------------------------
--1--1-----1-----------X/-----------------------------------------------

Guitar 1
--0--0--0--0--0----0--0--3----3--3--3--3--3--X--0------0--0--0--X--0--0-
--1--1--1--1--1----1--1--3----3--3--3--3--3--X--1------1--1--1--X--0--0-
--2--2--2--2--2----2--2--0----0--0--0--0--0--X--2------2--2--2--X--0--0-
--2--2--2--2--2----2--2--0----0--0--0--0--0--X--3------3--3--3--X--2--2-
--0--0--0--0--0----0--0--2----2--2--2--2--2--X--3------3--3--3--X--2--2-
-------------------------3----3--3--3--3--3--X---------------------0--0-
Guitar 2
------------------------------------------------------------------------
--5-----5---------------------------------------5-----------------------
-----7------------------------------------5--7-----7--5-----------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Guitar 5
----------------------3--3----------3-----------1----1--1---1-1-1--0--0-
----------------------3--3----------3--------X--1----1--1---1-1-1--0--0-
--2-------------------0--0----------0--------X--2----2--2---2-2-2--0--0-
--2-------------------0--0----------0--------X--3----3--3---3-3-3--2--2-
--0----------------------------------------------------------------2--2-
-------------------------------------------------------------------0--0-

Guitar 1
--0--0--0--X------------------------------------------------------------
--0--0--0--X------------------------------------------------------------
--0--0--0--X------------------------------------------------------------
--2--2--2--X------------------------------------------------------------
--2--2--2--X------------------------------------------------------------
--0--0--0--X------------------------------------------------------------
Guitar 2
------------------------------------------------------------------------
--------5---------------------------------------------------------------
--5--7------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Guitar 5
--0------0--------------------------------------------------------------
--0------0--------------------------------------------------------------
--0------0--------------------------------------------------------------
--2------2--------------------------------------------------------------
--2------2--------------------------------------------------------------
--0------0--------------------------------------------------------------

3rd Verse:
Guitar 6 (electric w/distortnion) (Guitar 1 plays Rythem Figure 1) *
------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------
---------------------------7/9\7\5---7---(7)----(7)---(7)/9--(9)b-(9)p7-
----7--------(7)--------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------
* Guitar 7 plays Fill 1 here

Fill 1: Guitar 7 (clean electric w/tremelo)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------
--------12--12--12--12/14------(14)\------------------------------------
--------12--12--12--12/14------(14)\------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------

Guitar 6 (Guitar 6 tacet)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------
-(7)------7/9\5---------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------

Guitar 3 (Guitar 3 tacet)
--12--------------12----------------------------------------------------
----------10------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------

Guitar 4
------------------------------------------------------------------------
--15p13-15p13----13-----------------------------------------------------
--------------14--------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------
2nd & 3rd Choruses:
Guitar 1 plays Rythem Figure 2
Guitar 5 plays Rythem Figure 2A
Guitar 4
------------------------------------------------------------------------
--15--15b----13~~~~~~-15p13-15p13----13--15-15b----13~~~~~~-15p13-15p13-
----------------------------------14------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Guitar 8 (clean electric)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
-------------5----------------------------------------------5-----------
--5----------5-5h7----5----------------------------5-5h7----5-----------
----------------------------------7-----(7)--------7--------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------

Guitar 4
------------------------------------------------------------------------
----13--15-15p13-15--13------------15p13----13-15-15b---13~~~~~~-15p13--
-14--------------------14~~~~~~~~~-------14-----------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Guitar 8
------------------------------------------------------------------------
----------------------5---------------------------------5----------5----
--7-------------------5-5h7--5--------------------------5-5h7------5----
-----------------------------------------7------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------

Guitar 4
------------------------------------------------------------------------
-15p13----13-15--13------13-------15p13-15p13-15b--15--13-----------15--
-------14-------------14-------14----------------------------14---------
------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Guitar 8
------------------------------------------------------------------------
-------------------------5-5----------5-----------------------5-5-------
-------------------------5-5h7--------5-----------------------5-5h7-----
-------7-----5--------------------------------7-------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------

Guitar 4
------------------------------------------------------------------------
--15-13----13-15--13------13-----15p13-15p13---------15--13----15-15----
--------14-------------14--------------------14-(14)--------14----------
------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Guitar 8
------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------5-----------------------------------------
------------------------------5h7----5-------7p5h7----------------------
---------7-----------------7--------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Guitar 4
------------------------------------------------------------------------
-(15)p13-15p13-15--13\--------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------

Interlude:
Guitar 4
------------------------------------------------------------------------
--10----------10~~~-10~~-10~~~~-10-----13\10--10~~~~~~~~~--10\8/10--13--
------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Guitar 8
----------------------------------------------------3------3----3--3--3-
-------------------------------7h8p7p5----------5---3------3----3--3--3-
------5----7----------------------------------------0------0----0--0--0-
--7--------7---------------------------7------------0------0----0--0--0-
--7--------5---------------------------7--------------------------------
--5------------------------------------5--------------------------------

Guitar 4
------------------------------------------------------------------------
--------10--10----10/13-13-13-13\10--10--10-10--------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Guitar 8
--------3------3--3-3-3-------------------------------------------------
--------3------3--3-3-3----------7---7-8-7-----7-8-7----7-5-------------
--------0------0--0-0-0----------7---7-----7---7------7-----------------
--7--7--0------0--0-0-0-------7------7---------7------------------------
--7--7------------------------5------5---------5------------------------
--5--5------------------------------------------------------------------

3rd Verse:
Guitar 1                                 (continue similar style)
--X----X--X----X--X--X------X----X--X--X--------------------------------
--X----X--X----X--X--X------X----X--X--X--------------------------------
--X----X--X----X--X--X------X----X--X--X--------------------------------
--X----X--X----X--X--X------X----X--X--X--------------------------------
--X----X--X----X--X--X------X----X--X--X--------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Guitar 10 (clean electric)
---------------12------12-------12--------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Guitar 9
------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------5-----------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------
--7---------------------------------------------------------------------
--5---------------------------------------------------------------------
--5---------------------------------------------------------------------

Guitar 1 continues similar Rythem styleGuitar 10
----12--12-----12-------12------------12----12----12----------12--------
------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------

-----12----12-----12------------12-----12-----12------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------

Guitar 1
--1----1--1--1----1--1--1--1--1--1--1--1--X--3----3--3-3----3--3--3--3--
--1----1--1--1----1--1--1--1--1--1--1--1--X--3----3--3-3----3--3--3--3--
--2----2--2--2----2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--X--0----0--0-0----0--0--0--0--
--3----3--3--3----3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--X--0----0--0-0----0--0--0--0--
--3----3--3--3----3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--X--2----2--2-2----2--2--2--2--
--1----1--1--1----1--1--1--1--1--1--1--1--X--3----3--3-3----3--3--3--3--
Guitar 10
--12-------------------------------12--------10-------------------------
---------------10--------------------------------------10---------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------

Guitar 1
--3--3--3--3--X--1------1--1--1--1--1--1--1--1--1--1--3----3-3-3-3--3---
--3--3--3--3--X--1------1--1--1--1--1--1--1--1--1--1--3----3-3-3-3--3---
--0--0--0--0--X--2------2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--0----0-0-0-0--0---
--0--0--0--0--X--3------3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--0----0-0-0-0--0---
--2--2--2--2--X--3------3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--2----2-2-2-2--2---
--3--3--3--3--X--1------1--1--1--1--1--1--1--1--1--1--3----3-3-3-3--3---
Guitar 10
-------10--------12--------------------12------------10--------10-------
------------------------10---------------------------------10-------13--
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------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Play 3rd Chorus

Outro:
Guitars 1 & 5*                              (continue rythem similie)
--0--0--0--0--0--X--2--2--2----2--2--2--2--X----------------------------
--1--1--1--1--1--X--3--3--3----3--3--3--3--X----------------------------
--2--2--2--2--2--X--2--2--2----2--2--2--2--X----------------------------
--2--2--2--2--2--X--0--0--0----0--0--0--0--X----------------------------
--0--0--0--0--0--X------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------
* two guitars (electric & acoustic) arranged for one
Guitar 2
------------------------------------------------------------------------
--5----5---------------------------------5-----5-------X--5-----5-----8-
----7------------------------------5--7-----7----------------7----------
------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------

------------------------------------------------------------------------
---(8)\---1-------1p0---------------------------------------------------
-----------------------2---(2)/4----------------------------------------
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------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------

Repeat this and fade:
Guitars 1 & 5
--0----0--0--0--X--2--2--2----2--2--2--2--X--0----0--0--0--X--2--2--2---
--1----1--1--1--X--3--3--3----3--3--3--3--X--1----1--1--1--X--3--3--3---
--2----1--2--2--X--2--2--2----2--2--2--2--X--2----2--2--2--X--2--2--2---
--2----2--2--2--X--0--0--0----0--0--0--0--X--2----2--2--2--X--0--0--0---
--0----0--0--0--X----------------------------0----0--0--0--X------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Guitar 2
------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------
-------5-----------5-----7----5--7--7--5--7-----5--------------5--------
--7----5-----7-----5-5---7-------7--7--5--7--7--5----7---------5--5-----
--0----------0-------------------------------0-------0------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Guitars 1 & 5
--2--2--2--X------------------------------------------------------------
--3--3--3--X------------------------------------------------------------
--2--2--2--X------------------------------------------------------------
--0--0--0--X------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Guitar 2
------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------
--7--5--7-7-5-7---------------------------------------------------------
--7-----7-7-5-7---------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------
KEY
b = bend
p = pull-off
h = hammer-on
X = mute
~ = vibrate
/ = slide up
\ = slide down
Tabbed by Phil Herring (paherr@worldnet.att.net)




Staring At The Sun

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

My personal POP favorite, in A minor

intro electric guitar (acoustic plays Am, G, F, Em)
1---------------------------------------------------
2---------------5--------------------5-----------5--
3---5---7-------------------5---7---------7---------
4---------------------------------------------------
5---------------------------------------------------
6---------------------------------------------------

Am                G             F              Em
Summer stretching on the grass, summer dresses pass

Am                G           F                 Em
In the shade of a willow tree creeps a crawling over me

there are some harmonics in the background (work with these):
1--------------------<12>--
2-----------<12>-----------
3---<12>-------------------
4--------------------------
5--------------------------
6--------------------------

Am          G         F              Em
Over me and over you, stuck together with GOD's glue

Am                      G    
It's going to get stickier, too

1-----------------<12>--------------<12>------------
2---------<12>--------------------------------------
3--------------------------<12>----------------<7>--
4---<7>---------------------------------------------
5---------------------------------------------------
6---------------------------------------------------
            F                          G
It's been a long hot summer, let's get undercover

      F                                     G
Don't try too hard to think, don't think at all

electric guitar:
1---------------------------------------------------
2---15--13--15--13-------------15--15b(17)r-----13--
3---------------------12/14-------------------------
4---------------------------------------------------
5---------------------------------------------------
6---------------------------------------------------

                 C                  Am
I'm not the only one staring at the sun

                     D           Dsus4       F
Afraid of what you'd find if you took a look inside
  
                  C                   Am
Not just deaf and dumb staring at the sun

                 D         Dsus4       F
I'm not the only one who's happy to go blind

Am                G
There's an insect in your ear

F                 Em
If you scratch it won't disappear

1---------------------------
2---------------------------
3---2/4\2--0--2-----4---5/--
4---------------------------
5---------------------------
6---------------------------
     Am             G
It's gonna itch and burn and sting

F                           Em
Do you want to see what the scratching brings?

1----------------------------
2----------------------------
3---<12>--<12>--<12>--12/14--
4----------------------------
5----------------------------
6----------------------------



Am                  G
Waves that leave me out of reach

F                Em
Breaking on your back like a beach

Am           G
Will we ever live in peace?

      F                   G
Cause those that can't do often have to

    F                   G
And those that can't do often have to

              C                   Am
Preach to the ones staring at the sun

                      D           Dsus4       F                     
Afraid of what you'll find if you took a look inside

                  C                   Am 
Not just deaf and dumb staring at the sun

                 D         Dsus4     F
I'm not the only one who'd rather go blind

bridge:
Am     Dsus2      Am       G

1----------------
2---------13\10--
3---12-----------
4----------------
5----------------
6----------------

with fill:
1---<12>---<12>---<12>--<12>--
2-----------------------------
3-----------------------------
4-----------------------------
5-----------------------------
6-----------------------------

1---x--x--x--x--
2---x--x--x--x--
3---x--x--x--x--
4---x--x--x--x--
5---x--x--x--x--
6---x--x--x--x--

Intransigence is all around, military still in town
Armour plated suits and ties
Daddy just won't say goodbye
Referee won't blow the whistle
GOD is good, but will He listen?
I'm nearly great, but there's something missing

  F           G
I left in the duty free though

    F                        G
You never really belonged to me

                    C                  Am
You're not the only one staring at the sun
                    
                     D           Dsus4        F
Afraid of what you'd find if you stepped back inside
 
                   C                         Am
I'm not sucking my thumb, I'm staring at the sun

             D         Dsus4       F
Not the only one who's happy to go blind

Outro:
1-----------------------------------------------------------
2---5-------5---------------5-------5------5------5---------
3-------7-----------5---7-------7--------------7------12\5--
4-----------------------------------------------------------
5-----------------------------------------------------------
6-----------------------------------------------------------

1----------------------------------------------------
2---------------------------------------------5--5---
3---5p4-------------5--7--7--7--------5--7-----------
4----------7-----------------------------------------
5----------------------------------------------------
6----------------------------------------------------




*Staring At The Sun (live acoustic version)*


Transcribed by Gianluigi Bisleri (gluigibisleri@galactica.it)
Here is the way U2 played "Staring at the sun" live in their acoustic
part of the PopMart
show.This is really a great version to play with two guitars(and without
drums and bass!).

The 1st guitar plays the basic chords(Am,G,F,Em)while the 2nd plays this
little solo:
(which was played by Bono:I can't believe he learned how to play
guitar!!)
e- - - - - - - - - - -  - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
b- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -- - - - - - - - - - - - -
g- -9-7-9-9- - -9-7-9-9-12-12-12- - -9-7-9-9- - - - - - - - --- -- - - -
d- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - --7-9-10- -12-9-5- 

Try to get the rigth timing along with the 1st guitar,that should play
the chords a little slower than the original version.

Than the song goes on as the original version until the part
"Intransigence is all around,
military................" where one guitar is mute and the other plays
this little riff  :

e- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
b- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -  - - - - -. -- - -  - - - - - 
g- - - - - - - -5-5- - - - - - - - --- -- - - --- - - - - - - 
d- -7-5-7- - - - - -7-5- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 
a- - - - - - - - - - - - - - -7-5-7-0- - - - - - - - - - - - - 

This goes on until " I left you in the duty free.." where you play again
as the original.
This song is absolutely cool to hear live.
Comments,suggestions to gluigibisleri@galactica.it




Starin At The Sun
from: Beth 

Am                G              F              E
Summer stretching on the grass.. summer dresses pass
Am                G              F              E
In the shade of a willow tree... creeps are crawling over me
Am                G  F              E
Over me and over you stuck together with god's glue
Am                G  
it's going to get stickier too
            F
it's been a long hot summer
           G  
let's go undercover
       F                                      G                        
don't try to hard to think .. don't think at all

                  C                 Am 
I'm not the only one starin at the sun
                      D                      F                     
afraid of what you'd find if you took a look inside
                   C                      Am
not just deaf and dumb i'm starin at the sun
              D                       F 
not the only one who's happy to go blind


Am - D            Am - D
oooh     oooh- oooooh

etc,....
  development and support by
dmitry ivanov