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/ U2 / The Joshua Tree (1987) / Running To Stand Still guitar tab

Tabbed by Issac Lee 


U2 - Running To Stand Still

Chords: D G A A? G
Intro: / = slides, and ~ = fast strumming (listen to the song)

Guitar 1:
E--------|-------------------|------------------|----------------------|
B--------|-------------------|------------------|----------------------|
G--------|-----------0-------|------------------|----------------------|
D-0------|---------0--------0|------------12---0|---------------0-----0|
A-------5|-5/8/9-/-10--------|-10/11/12---------|-9/10/12\10-\9--\8----|
E--------|-------------------|------------------|----------------------|
Guitar 2:
E---7~7--|---------------7~7/|----------14------|---3~3-----------3~3\-|
B---7~7--|---------------7~7/|------------15----|---3~3-----------3~3\-|
G--------|-------------------|------------------|----------------------|
D--------|-------------------|---------------0--|----------------------|
A--------|-------------------|------------------|----------------------|
E--------|-------------------|------------------|----------------------|


Guitar 1:
E---------|
B---------|
G---------|
D---------|
A-8-\-7---|
E---------|
Guitar 2:
E-5-5-5-5-|
B-0-0-0-0-|
G-7-7-7-7-|      then, segue...
D-5-5-5-5-|
A---------|
E---------|



Verse 1: (Guitar)
E-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|
B-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|
G-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|  (Repeat)
D-7-----7---------|
A-----------------|
E-----------------|

E-5-5-5-----------|
B-3-3-3-3-3---3---|
G-4-4-4-4---4-4-4-|  (Repeat)
D-5-----5-----5---|
A-----------------|
E-----------------|

E-5-5-5-5-5---5---|-5-5-5-3-3---3---|
B-5-5-5-5-5---5---|-5-5-5-3-3---3---|
G-6-6-6-6-6---6---|-5-5-5-4-4---4---|	(Repeat-slide back up)
D-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|
A-----------------|-----------------|
E-----------------|-----------------|

Verse 2: Repeat with second guitar playing:
E------------------|
B----------*7*-----|   * = harmonic
G------------------|    over and over
D------------------|
A------------------|
E------------------|

Additional Second Guitar:
("You gotta cry without weeping..." and "Woo-ooo...")
E------------------|
B-------7---7---7--|
G---------7---7----|
D------------------|
A------------------|
E------------------|

("She walks through the streets...")
E-5-----5----------|
B------------------|
G---7-----7--------|	   (Repeat)
D------------------|
A------------------|
E------------------|



E-------5----------|-------5----------
B-------------0----|------------------
G---7-------7------|---7---------7p0--
D-5----------------|-5----------------
A------------------|------------------
E------------------|------------------


Over the harmonica, strum
E-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|
B-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|
G-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|  (Repeat)
D-7-----7---------|
A-----------------|
E-----------------|

 	
Running to Stand Still
------- -- ----- -----
chords by: Jacob Mattison, jacob@cs.swarthmore.edu

D                                  G    
  And so she woke up, woke up from where she was lying still, said I
D                                     G
got to do something about where we're going.
D                      G
Step on a steam train,   step out of the driving rain, maybe
D                                G
  run from the darkness in the night, singing
A            C     G 
ah, ah la la la de day
A          C     G           D         G
  ah la la la de day, ah la la de day

Sweet the sin, but bitter the taste in my mouth.
I see seven towers, but I only see one way out.
You got to cry without weeping, talk without speaking,
scream without raising your voice, you know I took the poison,
from the poison stream, then I floated out of here, singing
ah, ah la la la de day
ah la la la de day, ah la la de day

 G      D     G
oooh, oooh, oooh

D
  She runs through the street with her eyes painted red
G
  under black belly of cloud in the rain
D
  in through the doorway she brings me
G                                                   D
white gold and pearls, stolen from the sea, she is raging
                       G  
she is raging, and the storm blows up in her eyes, she will
A                C    G
    suffer the needle chill
A                    C     G    D         G  D  G  D
    she's running to stand      still
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Running To Stand Still by U2 (Zoo TV Version)

Tabbed by Danny Zigman
daniel.zigman@bialik.netaxis.qc.ca

Edge improves on the riff a bit in the concert but this is basically it.
At the end of song I like to just jam on the D and G 10th (and 12th fret A)
fret bar-chords avoiding the bass strings.

Tuned down 1 semi-tone (half-step)

    Main Riff
                       D
e|-------------------|----10-------10-------------------|
B|-10-12-12-13-12-10-|-------10-------10-12-12-13-12-10-|
G|-------------------|-11-------11----------------------|
D|-------------------|----------------------------------|
A|-------------------|----------------------------------|
E|-------------------|----------------------------------|
    G
e|----------10-------10-------10-------|
B|----10-------10-------10-------10----|
G|-12----12-------12-------12-------12-|
D|-------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------|

 Verse
   And so she woke up...
   D                                   G                               4x
e[----------10-------10-------10-------|----------10-------10-------10-------]
B[----10-------10-------10-------10----|----10-------10-------10-------10----]
G[-11----11-------11-------11-------11-|-12----12-------12-------12-------12-]
D[-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------]
A[-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------]
E[-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------]

 Chorus
    Singing Hahh...                                   
    A                      G                2X
e[-----------12----------|----------10----------]
B[-----14-------14----14-|----12-------12----12-]
G[--14----14-------14----|-12----12-------12----]
D[-----------------------|----------------------]
A[-----------------------|----------------------]
E[-----------------------|----------------------]







U2 albums
2004 How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb
2000 All That You Can't Leave Behind
1997 Pop
1993 Zooropa
1991 Achtung Baby
1988 Rattle And Hum
1987 The Joshua Tree
1984 The Unforgettable Fire
1983 Under A Blood Red Sky
1983 War
1981 October
1980 Boy
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06Red Hill Mining Town tabbass tab
07In God's Country tabbass tab
08Trip Through Your Wires tabbass tab
09One Tree Hill tabbass tab
10Exit tabbass tab
11Mothers Of The Disappeared tabbass tab

 

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