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/ U2 / The Joshua Tree (1987) / With Or Without You guitar tab

With or Without You
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Corrections? Suggestions?
daniel.zigman@bialik.netaxis.qc.ca

A few notes:

1) Ever since I misplaced my Infinite Guitar I've had to cope with 
conventional effects. What I use instead is a BOSS delay pedal set to 0.4 sec
with a feedback rate of about 70% maximum (the arrow points directly right).
I also turn up the reverb on my amp to about half of maximum. You may have 
to gently repluck strings especially at the beginning of the song.

2) It is important to turn off the delay when indicated, otherwise the sound 
will all flood together.

3) Most of this is from the Joshua Tree song book. It's somewhat simplified
but will still sound about the same. The end is from Rattle & Hum (the movie)

4) The lyrics are above the music.

notation guide:
(#) - hold note on #th fret (see above) 
/ - slide up
\ - slide down
p/h - pull off/hammer on

synth arr. for guitar (repeat):
e|-10----------10----------|
B|-------10----------10----|
G|----------11----------11-|
D|---12----------12--------|

Chords: D D/A Bm7 G
                    Bass & Drums enter
|-14-|-(14)-|-(14)-|-(14)-|-(14)-|-(14)-|-(14)-15-|-17-|-(17)-|-(17)-|-(17)-|

 See the stone set in your eyes, see the thorn twist in your side. I'll wait 
e|-(17)-------|-(17)-----------|-(17)---------|-(17)------------|-(17)------|
 
 for you._                       Slight of hand and twist of fate,
e|-(17)-|-19-|-(19)\(17)-|-15\14-14------------|-(14)------------|
 
 on a bed of nails she makes me wait_ and I wait without you
e|-(14)-----------|-(15)---------15p|14---------|-(14)---|-------|
B|----------------|-----------------|-----------|--------|-10-12-|
 
 With or Without  You       With or Without You          Through the storm
e|---------------|------|-12-----------|-------14/|15-|15/14--------------|
B|-(12)----------|-10---|--------------|----------|---|-------------------|
 
 we reach the shore you have it all but I want more_ and I'm wait - in' for
e|-(14)------------|-(14)----------|-(14)-19-------|-17----------|-(17)----|
B|-----------------|---------------|---------------|-------------|-15------|
 
 you.   With or Without You, With or Without You oh ho_  I can't live
e|-14-|-15-------------|-14-|-----------|-14----|-----|-(14)---------|

      With or Without You
e|----|----------|--------|---------|----|------|
B|-15-|----15\14\|12------|-(12)-10-|-15-|-(15)-|
(Turn off delay)

Chorus riff:
                     And you      give   yourself away
e|-----10-----10--10----10--10----|---------------------|
B|--------8----------8---------7--|---------------------|
G|--------------------------------|-----------------0---|
D|--------------------------------|------0--------------|
(Continue riff)
And you give yourself away, and you give, and you give, and you give
yourself away. My hands are tied, my body bruised she got me with nothing to
win, and nothing left to lose.
(Turn on delay)   
   And you give yourself away, and you give yourself away  and you give,
e|-12\10--|-(10)-------------|-(10)--------|-------------|-12----------|
B|--------|-10---------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|

 and you give, and you give yourself away
e|-----------|--------|------------------|
B|-15--------|-(15)---|-(15)-------------|
(Delay off)
Begin chorus riff

With or Without you, With or Without you oh ho, I can live With or Without
You.
     Whoa,_                 whoa,                 whoa,
e|-------0---|-------0----|-------0-----|----3--|-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-|
B|-----3---3-|-----3--3---|-----3---3---|----3--|-15-15-15-15-15-15-15-|
G|---2-------|-0-2------2-|---2-------2-|-0--0--|-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-|
D|-0---------|------------|-------------|-------|----------------------|
A|-----------|------------|-2-----------|-------|----------------------|
                                  oh ho
e|-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-|-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-|
B|-15-15-15-15-15-15-15-15-15-15-15-|-15-15-15-15-15-15-15-15-15-15-|
G|-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-|-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-|
                             With or with out you
e|-15-15-15-15-15-14----|------------0----|---------0----|
B|-15-15-15-15-15-15-15-|---------3-----3-|------3-----3-|
G|-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-|-----2-----------|---2----------|

 With or Without You oh ho                I can't live 
e|-----0----|-3-3-3-3-3-2---|-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-|
B|---3---3--|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-15-15-15-15-15-15-15-15-|
G|-2--------|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-|

                                        With or With-
e|-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-|-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-|
B|-15-15-15-15-15-15-15-15-|-15-15-15-15-15-15-15-15-|
G|-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-|-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-|

 out You                    with or with out you  [delay on]
e|-15-15-15-15-15-14-------|------------|-2------|-(2)-|
B|-15-15-15-15-15-15-15----|------------|-3------|-(3)-|
G|-14-14-14-14-14-14-14----|------------|-2------|-(2)-|

                 Ooo
e|-(2)-|-(2)-|----17-|--17/19-|--19p18p17-|-(17)-|-(17)-|-19-17-19-|
B|-(3)-|-(3)-|-------|--------|-----------|------|------|----------|
G|-(2)-|-(2)-|-------|--------|-----------|------|------|----------|
              [delay off]
e|-17-|-(17)-|  For the next 2 progressions strum D, Dsus2, D, Dsus4

Dsus2: X X X 2 3 0
Dsus4: X X X 2 3 3

Then Edge starts chorus riff (if you have 2 guitars, one should continue the
strumming.)

After a couple of times through the chorus riff play this ending then the solo
                           Solo:         3X
e|---10---10---10-10-10-10-[----17-17----17-]-15-15-15-14-10-|
B|-8----8----8---8--8--8---[-15-------15----]----------------|
                                                          2X
e|----17-19p17h19-|----17-19p17h19-[-17-19p17h19--17-19p1719-]
B|-15-------------|-15-------------[-------------------------]
  
  Ya We'll shine like stars in the summer night
     We'll shine like stars in the winter night
     One heart, one hope, one love
Repeat 2X with coresponding ending      Ending 1  Ending 2
e[-------0---|-------0----|-------0-----]----3--|-3-3-3-3-3-2---|
B[-----3---3-|-----3--3---|-----3---3---]----3--|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|
G[---2-------|-0-2------2-|---2-------2-]-0--0--|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|
D[-0---------|------------|-------------]-------|---------------|
A[-----------|------------|-2-----------]-------|---------------|

With or Without You. With or Without You
Start strumming of D, Dsus2, D, Dsus4






With or Without You
---- -- ------- ---

tabbed by: Scott Yanoff, yanoff@csd4.csd.uwm.edu


Same four chords repeat throughout song:

 D D/A Bm7 D/G

A simplified version can be played. Here it goes. If you want
to play the original version, replace the four chords.

 D      A                 Bm
See the stone set in your eyes,
         G                   D
See the thorn twist in your side
  A         Bm   G
I wait for you

Sleight of hand and twist of fate
On a bed of nails she makes me wait
And I wait....without you

With or without you
With or without you

Through the storm we reach the shore
You give it all but I want more
And I'm waiting for you

With or without you, with or without you
I can't live with or without you

And you give yourself away
And you give yourself away
And you give
And you give
And you give yourself away

My hands are tied
My body bruised, she's got me with
Nothing left to win
And nothing else to lose

With or without you
With or without you
I can't live
With or without you

 TAB (Guitar parts during chorus):
|---10---10-10---10--------------------|
|-8----8-------8----7------------------|
|---------------------------0-0-0------|
|---------------------0-0-0------------|
|--------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------|

Solos at end are formation of D chords:
  -2-0-0-2-3----------------
  -3-3-3-3-3----------------
  -2-2-0-2-2----------------
  --------------------------
  --------------------------
  --------------------------
  note that for each chord formation above, each repeats several times, and
  the entire chord sequence of the 5 chord formation above repeats also.



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
The Joshua Tree tabs
01Where The Streets Have No Name tabbass tab
02I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For tabbass tab
03With Or Without You tabbass tab
04Bullet The Blue Sky tabbass tab
05Running To Stand Still tabbass tab
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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