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/ U2 / How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb (2004) / City of Blinding Lights bass tab

Song: City Of Blinding Lights
Artist: U2
Album: How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb
Tabbed by: Jase Warner (trip_through_your_wires@hotmail.com)

Standard Tuning (E,A,D,G) Down Half A Step

Intro (when paino begins, play softly and gradually increase loudness):

G|-------------------------|-------------------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|*------------------------|-------------------------|-----------------|----------------*|
A|*12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12\|-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14\|-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-|-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9*|
E|-------------------------|-------------------------|-----------------|-----------------|
then listen out for this part (drums will begin to fade in):
G|-------------------------|-------------------------|
D|*------------------------|-------------------------|
A|*12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12\|-19-19-19-19-19-19-19-19\|
E|-------------------------|-------------------------|

G|-------------------------|-------------------------|
D|*------------------------|------------------------*|
A|*17-17-17-17-17-17-17-17-|-17-17-17-17-17-17-17-17*|
E|-------------------------|-------------------------|

(drums get into full swing)

G|-------------------------|-------------------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|*------------------------|-------------------------|-----------------|----------------*|
A|*12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12\|-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14\|-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-|-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9*|
E|-------------------------|-------------------------|-----------------|-----------------|

G|-------------------------|-------------------------|
D|*------------------------|-------------------------|
A|*12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12\|-14-14-14-14-19-19-19-19\|
E|-------------------------|-------------------------|

G|-------------------------|-------------------------|
D|*------------------------|------------------------*|
A|*17-17-17-17-17-17-17-17-|-17-17-17-17-17-17-17-17*|
E|-------------------------|-------------------------|

G|-------------------------|-------------------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|*------------------------|-------------------------|-----------------|----------------*|
A|*12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12\|-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14\|-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-|-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9*|
E|-------------------------|-------------------------|-----------------|-----------------|

G|-------------------------|-------------------------|
D|*------------------------|-------------------------|
A|*12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12\|-19-19-19-19-19-19-19-19\|
E|-------------------------|-------------------------|

G|-------------------------|-------------------------|
D|*------------------------|------------------------*|
A|*17-17-17-17-17-17-17-17-|-17-17-17-17-17-17-17-17*|
E|-------------------------|-------------------------|

First Verse:

G|-------------------------|-------------|---------|-----------------|---------|---------|
D|*------------------------|-------------|---------|-----------------|---------|--------*|
A|*12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-|-14-14-14-14\|-9-9-9-9\|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5\|-7-7-7-7*|
E|-------------------------|-------------|---------|-----------------|---------|---------|

G|-------------------------|-------------|---------|-----------------|---------|---------|
D|*------------------------|-------------|---------|-----------------|---------|--------*|
A|*12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-|-14-14-14-14\|-9-9-9-9\|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5\|-7-7-7-7*|
E|-------------------------|-------------|---------|-----------------|---------|---------|

G|-------------------------|-------------|---------|-----------------|---------|---------|
D|*------------------------|-------------|---------|-----------------|---------|--------*|
A|*12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-|-14-14-14-14\|-9-9-9-9\|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5\|-7-7-7-7*|
E|-------------------------|-------------|---------|-----------------|---------|---------|

G|-------------------------|-------------|---------|-----------------|---------|---------|
D|*------------------------|-------------|---------|-----------------|---------|--------*|
A|*12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-|-14-14-14-14\|-9-9-9-9\|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5\|-7-7-7-7*|
E|-------------------------|-------------|---------|-----------------|---------|---------|

Pre-Chorus

G|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|*----------------|-----------------|-----------------|----------------*|
A|*3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-7*|
E|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|

G|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|*----------------|-----------------|-----------------|----------------*|
A|*3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5*|
E|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|

Chorus:

G|---------|---------|-------------|-------------|---------|---------|---------|---------|
D|*--------|---------|-------------|-------------|---------|---------|---------|--------*|
A|*7-7-7-7-|-9-9-9-9\|-11-11-11-11-|-12-12-12-12\|-5-5-5-5-|-7-7-7-7-|-9-9-9-9-|-5-5-5-5*|
E|---------|---------|-------------|-------------|---------|---------|---------|---------|

G|---------|---------|-------------|-------------|---------|---------|---------|---------|
D|*--------|---------|-------------|-------------|---------|---------|---------|--------*|
A|*7-7-7-7-|-9-9-9-9\|-11-11-11-11-|-12-12-12-12\|-5-5-5-5-|-7-7-7-7-|-9-9-9-9-|-5-5-5-5*|
E|---------|---------|-------------|-------------|---------|---------|---------|---------|

G|---------|---------|-------------|-------------|---------|---------|---------|---------|
D|*--------|---------|-------------|-------------|---------|---------|---------|--------*|
A|*7-7-7-7-|-9-9-9-9\|-11-11-11-11-|-12-12-12-12\|-5-5-5-5-|-7-7-7-7-|-9-9-9-9-|-5-5-5-5*|
E|---------|---------|-------------|-------------|---------|---------|---------|---------|

Break:

G|-------------------------|-------------------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|*------------------------|-------------------------|-----------------|----------------*|
A|*12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12\|-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14\|-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-|-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9*|
E|-------------------------|-------------------------|-----------------|-----------------|

G|-------------------------|-------------------------|
D|*------------------------|-------------------------|
A|*12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12\|-19-19-19-19-19-19-19-19\|
E|-------------------------|-------------------------|

G|-------------------------|-------------------------|
D|*------------------------|------------------------*|
A|*17-17-17-17-17-17-17-17-|-17-17-17-17-17-17-17-17*|
E|-------------------------|-------------------------|

Second Verse:

G|-------------------------|-------------|---------|-----------------|---------|---------|
D|*------------------------|-------------|---------|-----------------|---------|--------*|
A|*12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-|-14-14-14-14\|-9-9-9-9\|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5\|-7-7-7-7*|
E|-------------------------|-------------|---------|-----------------|---------|---------|

G|-------------------------|-------------|---------|-----------------|---------|---------|
D|*------------------------|-------------|---------|-----------------|---------|--------*|
A|*12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-|-14-14-14-14\|-9-9-9-9\|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5\|-7-7-7-7*|
E|-------------------------|-------------|---------|-----------------|---------|---------|

G|-------------------------|-------------|---------|-----------------|---------|---------|
D|*------------------------|-------------|---------|-----------------|---------|--------*|
A|*12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-|-14-14-14-14\|-9-9-9-9\|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5\|-7-7-7-7*|
E|-------------------------|-------------|---------|-----------------|---------|---------|

G|-------------------------|-------------|---------|-----------------|---------|---------|
D|*------------------------|-------------|---------|-----------------|---------|--------*|
A|*12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-|-14-14-14-14\|-9-9-9-9\|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5\|-7-7-7-7*|
E|-------------------------|-------------|---------|-----------------|---------|---------|

G|-------------------------|-------------|---------|-----------------|---------|---------|
D|*------------------------|-------------|---------|-----------------|---------|--------*|
A|*12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-|-14-14-14-14\|-9-9-9-9\|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5\|-7-7-7-7*|
E|-------------------------|-------------|---------|-----------------|---------|---------|

Pre-Chorus:

G|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|*----------------|-----------------|-----------------|----------------*|
A|*3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-7*|
E|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|

G|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|*----------------|-----------------|-----------------|----------------*|
A|*3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5*|
E|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|

Chorus:

G|---------|---------|-------------|-------------|---------|---------|---------|---------|
D|*--------|---------|-------------|-------------|---------|---------|---------|--------*|
A|*7-7-7-7-|-9-9-9-9\|-11-11-11-11-|-12-12-12-12\|-5-5-5-5-|-7-7-7-7-|-9-9-9-9-|-5-5-5-5*|
E|---------|---------|-------------|-------------|---------|---------|---------|---------|

G|---------|---------|-------------|-------------|---------|---------|---------|---------|
D|*--------|---------|-------------|-------------|---------|---------|---------|--------*|
A|*7-7-7-7-|-9-9-9-9\|-11-11-11-11-|-12-12-12-12\|-5-5-5-5-|-7-7-7-7-|-9-9-9-9-|-5-5-5-5*|
E|---------|---------|-------------|-------------|---------|---------|---------|---------|

G|---------|---------|-------------|-------------|---------|---------|---------|---------|
D|*--------|---------|-------------|-------------|---------|---------|---------|--------*|
A|*7-7-7-7-|-9-9-9-9\|-11-11-11-11-|-12-12-12-12\|-5-5-5-5-|-7-7-7-7-|-9-9-9-9-|-5-5-5-5*|
E|---------|---------|-------------|-------------|---------|---------|---------|---------|

Break:

G|-------------------------|-------------------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|*------------------------|-------------------------|-----------------|----------------*|
A|*12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12\|-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14\|-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-|-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9*|
E|-------------------------|-------------------------|-----------------|-----------------|

G|-------------------------|-------------------------|
D|*------------------------|-------------------------|
A|*12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12\|-19-19-19-19-19-19-19-19\|
E|-------------------------|-------------------------|

G|-------------------------|-------------------------|
D|*------------------------|------------------------*|
A|*17-17-17-17-17-17-17-17-|-17-17-17-17-17-17-17-17*|
E|-------------------------|-------------------------|

Interlude:

G|-------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|
D|*------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|------------------------*|
A|*-2--2---0--2~--------\--|--2--2---0--2~--------\--|--2--2---0--2~--------\--|--2--2---0--2~----\---5-*|
E|-------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|

Chorus:

G|---------|---------|-------------|-------------|---------|---------|---------|---------|
D|*--------|---------|-------------|-------------|---------|---------|---------|--------*|
A|*7-7-7-7-|-9-9-9-9\|-11-11-11-11-|-12-12-12-12\|-5-5-5-5-|-7-7-7-7-|-9-9-9-9-|-5-5-5-5*|
E|---------|---------|-------------|-------------|---------|---------|---------|---------|

G|---------|---------|-------------|-------------|---------|---------|---------|---------|
D|*--------|---------|-------------|-------------|---------|---------|---------|--------*|
A|*7-7-7-7-|-9-9-9-9\|-11-11-11-11-|-12-12-12-12\|-5-5-5-5-|-7-7-7-7-|-9-9-9-9-|-5-5-5-5*|
E|---------|---------|-------------|-------------|---------|---------|---------|---------|

G|---------|---------|-------------|-------------|---------|---------|---------|---------|
D|*--------|---------|-------------|-------------|---------|---------|---------|--------*|
A|*7-7-7-7-|-9-9-9-9\|-11-11-11-11-|-12-12-12-12\|-5-5-5-5-|-7-7-7-7-|-9-9-9-9-|-5-5-5-5*|
E|---------|---------|-------------|-------------|---------|---------|---------|---------|

G|---------|---------|-------------|-------------|---------|---------|---------|---------|
D|*--------|---------|-------------|-------------|---------|---------|---------|--------*|
A|*7-7-7-7-|-9-9-9-9\|-11-11-11-11-|-12-12-12-12\|-5-5-5-5-|-7-7-7-7-|-9-9-9-9-|-5-5-5-5*|
E|---------|---------|-------------|-------------|---------|---------|---------|---------|

G|---------|---------|-------------|-------------|---------|---------|---------|---------|
D|*--------|---------|-------------|-------------|---------|---------|---------|--------*|
A|*7-7-7-7-|-9-9-9-9\|-11-11-11-11-|-12-12-12-12\|-5-5-5-5-|-7-7-7-7-|-9-9-9-9-|-5-5-5-5*|
E|---------|---------|-------------|-------------|---------|---------|---------|---------|

Break:

G|-------------------------|-------------------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|*------------------------|-------------------------|-----------------|----------------*|
A|*12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12\|-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14\|-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-|-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9*|
E|-------------------------|-------------------------|-----------------|-----------------|

G|-------------------------|-------------------------|
D|*------------------------|-------------------------|
A|*12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12\|-19-19-19-19-19-19-19-19\|
E|-------------------------|-------------------------|

G|-------------------------|-------------------------|
D|*------------------------|------------------------*|
A|*17-17-17-17-17-17-17-17-|-17-17-17-17-17-17-17-17*|
E|-------------------------|-------------------------|

G|-------------------------|-------------------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|*------------------------|-------------------------|-----------------|----------------*|
A|*12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12\|-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14\|-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-|-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9*|
E|-------------------------|-------------------------|-----------------|-----------------|

G|-------------------------|-------------------------|
D|*------------------------|-------------------------|
A|*12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12\|-19-19-19-19-19-19-19-19\|
E|-------------------------|-------------------------|

G|-------------------------|-------------------------|
D|*------------------------|------------------------*|
A|*17-17-17-17-17-17-17-17-|-17-17-17-17-17-17-17-17*|
E|-------------------------|-------------------------|

Outro:

G|-------------------------|-------------|---------|-----------------|---------|---------|
D|*------------------------|-------------|---------|-----------------|---------|--------*|
A|*12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-|-14-14-14-14\|-9-9-9-9\|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5\|-7-7-7-7*|
E|-------------------------|-------------|---------|-----------------|---------|---------|

G|-------------------------|-------------|---------|-----------------|---------|---------|
D|*------------------------|-------------|---------|-----------------|---------|--------*|
A|*12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-|-14-14-14-14\|-9-9-9-9\|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5\|-7-7-7-7*|
E|-------------------------|-------------|---------|-----------------|---------|---------|

G|----------------------------------|----------------------------------|
D|*----14------14------14----14-----|-----14------14------14----14-----|
A|*12-----12------12------12------12|-12-----12------12------12-----12-|
E|----------------------------------|----------------------------------|

G|----------------------------------|----------------------------------|
D|*----14------14------14----14-----|-----14------14------14----14-----|
A|*12-----12------12------12------12|-12-----12------12------12-----12~|
E|----------------------------------|----------------------------------|

That's it. like I said, real *** good song! Any comments welcome as usual.


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
How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb tabs
01Vertigo tabbass tab
02Miracle Drug tabbass tab
03Sometimes You Can't Make It on Your Own tabbass tab
04Love and Peace or Else tabbass tab
05City of Blinding Lights tabbass tab
06All Because of You tabbass tab
07A Man and a Woman tabbass tab
08Crumbs from Your Table tabbass tab
09One Step Closer tabbass tab
10Original of the Species tabbass tab
11Yahweh tabbass tab
12Fast Cars tabbass tab

 

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