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The Sweetest Thing guitar chords

"Sweetest Thing" U2
tabbed by Rob Foster

regular tuning
chorus and echo effects

Edge uses a lot of harmonics in this song (same one repeated over and over)
I will write HARM1 when you are to play it.  It is:
e---12--------------
b-------------------
g--------12-----12--
d-------------------

Intro
                  piano arranged for guitar
         e---12--------12--------10--------8--     
HARM1    b---13--------13--------12-------10--   HARM1
         g---12--------12--------12-------10--
         d---10---10-------10-----------------
         a-----------------------10--------8--

             Oooh..........................ha ................  Oooh................
         e-------------           ---------------          ----------------
HARM     b-------------    HARM1  ---------------  HARM1   ----------------
         g---9h10/12---           --9/10/12---10           ---9/10/12---10-
                      
My love she throws me like a rubber ball         
         e----------------
HARM1    b----------------   Play this for the next few lines              
         g--9/10/12---10--

oh the sweetest thing
But she wont catch me or break my
fall,...oh.....the sweetest thing
                  
Baby's got blue skies  up a
head,..........but in this I'm a rain cloud
You know she wants dry kind of
                 
love, oh..... the sweetest thing
        e------------------
HARM1   b------------------
        g----9h10p9h10-----

               I'm losing you
e--------10--------------------13----12----10------------8-
b----------------------------------------------------------
g--9h10-------10------12/14----------12----10----9h10p9----
d----------------------------------------------------------

                I'm losing you           Ain't love the sweetest
e-------10--------------------13---12----10---------8-
b----------10-----------------------------------------
g--9/10-------10------12/14--------12----10--9--10--9-
d-----------------------------------------------------

Now Edge changes his harmonics slightly
labeled HARM2:
e--12------
b----------
g------12--


thing.     I wanted to run, but she made me crawl  oh, the sweetest thing
        e---------------              ---------------
HARM2   b---------------              ---------------
        g---9--10/12--10       HARM   ---9--10/12--10
        d---------------              ---------------
   
 Eternal fire, she turned me to straw    oh, the sweetest thing
        e----------------                
HARM2   b----------------   repeat for next few lines
        g---9h10---9h10--                  
        d----------------                

I know i've got black eyes but they 
burn so brightly for her
Guess its a blind kind of
love.  Oh the sweetest thing

              I'm losing you                  woa ....I'm
e-----8h10---------------13--12---10/12--10---8----10--
b------------------------------------------------------
g--9--9h10--------12/14------12---10/12--10---9----10--
d------------------------------------------------------

          losing  you                      Ain't love the sweet-
e-----8h10----------------13h12--10---8------10-
b-----------------------------------------------
g--9--9h10--------12/14---14h12--10---9------10-
d-----------------------------------------------

-est    thing                        Ain't love the sweetest thing
e---------------8-----8----------------------8-----8------
b--------8---------8-----8---------8------------8-------8-
g--9h10-----10----------------9h10----10------------------
d---------------------------------------------------------
a---------------------------8-------------8---------------

                                                                                                                                                      Ah.............
e----------------------8-----------------------------8------------
b---------8---------------8----------------8------------8---------
g----9h10-------10----------10--9-----9h10----10----------10----9-
d-----------------------------------------------------------------
a-----------------------------------------------------------------
E--8----------------8---------------8-------------8---------------

                  tiny   babe            Hah........................
e--------------------------------------------10------12--
b---------------------8-----10----12----13---------------
g------7--9-----10---------------------------------------
d--10----------------------------------------------------
a--------------------------------------------------------

                          oh my love
e13----12--10------------10----13--12--10--13----12-10------10--10-
b--------------12--13----------------------------------------------
g------------------------------------------14----12-10--9h10---9---
d------------------------------------------------------------------

        Blue eyed boy meets a brown eyed girl         oh,... the sweetest thing
e---8-----10-----10-----------8--------12---------13---12--10---10----8-----
b---------------------------------------------------------------------------
g-9-9h10-------9-10--------9--9h10/12-------12/14------12--10---10----9---9-

 You could sew it up but you still see the tear,          oh,.... the sweetest thing
e--------10/12-----8-----10-------8--------12----8h10---13--13-----12---10------
b-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
g-9--10--10/12-----9--10--------9-9h10/12--12----9h10---14--14-----12---10----9-


  And baby's got blue skies up ahead,           but in this I'm a rain cloud
e--8---------12--8-----10-------8-------12--------13---12---10---8------
b-----------------------------------------------------------------------
g--9--10/12------9h10---------9-9h10/12------12/14-----12---10---9----9-

   Oh she's a stormy        kind of love,    Oh,....the sweetest thing
e--8----------12--8h10--10---------8---------12---8---13---12--10----8/
b----------------------------------------------------------------------
g--9h10/12--------9h10---------9---9h10/12--------9---14---12---0----9/

 Do do do  do  do   .....................so on and so forth........do do  do
e-/15--15--13---12--13--15h13--12----10/15-15--13----12---13---12--10---8/
b-------------------------------------------------------------------------
g-/16--16--14---12--14--16h14--12----10/16-16--14----12---14---12--10---9/

do do do do do.................more do do's........................do do do do do
e-------3-------3-----3-----3-----3---------3-----3-----3-------3------3-----
b-1--1--------1-----1-----1-----1---------1-----1-----1-------1------1-------
g-----------0--------------------------0h2------------------0------0-----0h2-

 Do do  do  do,      do do sweetest thing         Do  do  do  do  do  do, the sweetest thing
e------3------3-----3---------3-----------3-----3------8-
b---1----1--------1---------1------------1--1---1--------
g-2--------2----2---------0---------0-----------0------9-



This took me forever to do so I hope you kids appreciate it!!!!
-Rob





SWEETEST THING
--------------
U2

Tabbed by jules.

Here's the main bits for the new verison of Sweetest thing.

Main chords:

C C C C G.. F F

Chours:

Dm  Dm/C   G   G

Intro harmonic, with delay:
E--<12>--------------------------------------------
B--------------------------------------------------
G--------------------------------------------------
D--------------------------------------------------
A--------------------------------------------------
E--------------------------------------------------

Slide guitar (ad lib with this later on):
E-------10------12--------13\12\10\8---------------
B--------------------------------------------------
G----/10-----/12-------/14-------------------------
D--------------------------------------------------
A--------------------------------------------------
E--------------------------------------------------


This is the 'solo', repeat a few times:
E-------------------8------------------------------
B------------8---------8---------------------------
G-----9h10p9----10--------10--9--------------------
D--10----------------------------------------------
A--------------------------------------------------
E--------------------------------------------------

That's about it as far as guitar goes, apart from the
ad lib slides near the end (just play around with the
notes given) and the piano obviously.

Cheers,

jules (jules153@hotmail.com)

p.s. Dm/C   X 3 0 2 3 1

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The Sweetest Thing
------------------
tabbed by: Scott Yanoff, yanoff@csd4.csd.uwm.edu


Note:  Taken from Issue 13 of Propaganda

INTRO: C    G/C  F  /G C    G/C  F  /G


The same chord pattern repeats throughout for each of the 3 verses:

  C                  G/C F         /G  C         G/C          F         /G
1. My love she throws me like a rubber ball  Ohhhhhh the sweetest thing
2. I wanted to run   she made me       crawl Ohhhhhh the sweetest thing
3. Blue eyed boy meets a brown eyed girl     Ohhhhhh the sweetest thing

1. But she won't catch me or break my fall   Ohhhhhh the sweetest thing
2. Eternal fire, she turned me to straw      Ohhhhhh the sweetest thing
3. You can sew it up but you still see the tear Ohhhhhh the sweetest thing

1. Baby's got blue skies over head but in this I'm a rain cloud.
2. You know I got black eyes, but they burn so brightly for her
3. Baby's got blue skies over head and in this I'm a rain cloud.

1. You know she likes a dry kind of love.  Ohhhhhh the sweetest thing
2. Mine is a blind kind of love.           Ohhhhhh the sweetest thing
3. You know we got a stormy kind of love.  Ohhhhhh the sweetest thing

Dm     Dm/C      G          Dm          Dm/C      G
   I'm losing you,  yeahhhh heyyyy, I'm losing you, yeahhh
                           Gsus4 /C      F/C                Gsus4 /C   F/C
 Ain't love the sweetest thing.       Ohhhhh the sweetest thing.     Ohhhh, yes.

ENDING:

Yeahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh            Yeahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
C    G/C  F  /G C    G/C  F  /G      C    G/C  F  /G C    G/C  F  /G

  Ohhhh  the sweetest thing      Ohhh the sweetest thing.
C     G/C             F        C   G/C                 F   C
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