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U2, Acrobat Bass tabs (ver.1)

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Acrobat Bass tabs (ver.1)

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                / = slide up
\ = slide down
r = rest
h = hammer-on

Intro:
G------------------------------
D------------------------------
A---10-h12---10h12-10h12-10h12-  etc...
E------------------------------
(just mess around with those two notes
quietly as the song fades in)


Verse:
G-----------------------------------
D-----------------------------------
A--0-0-0--0-0-0--0-0-0--7h10-10-10--  x 4
E-----------------------------------


G-|---------------------------------------------------
D-|*--------------------------------------------------
A-|*--0-0-0--0-0-0--10-10-10--10-10-10--8-8-8--8-8-8--
E-|---------------------------------------------------

     1.____________    2.___________
   -----------------|----------------|
   ----------------*|----------------|
   --7-7-7--7-7-7--*|--7-7-7--7/12\7-|  x 2
   -----------------|----------------|


Chorus 1:
G---------------------------------
D---------------------------------
A--3-3-3--3-3-3--3-3-3--3/15-15\--
E---------------------------------
  "Now it looks like this..."

G----------------------------------------------------------
D----------------------------------------------------------
A--0-0-0--0-0-0--0-0-0--0-0-0------------------------------
E------------------------------1-1-1--1-1-1--3-3-3--3-3-3--

G----------------------------------------------------------
D----------------------------------------------------------
A--0-0-0--0-0-0--0-0-0--3-0--------------------------------
E---------------------------3--1-1-1--1-1-1--3-3-3--3-3-3--

G-----------------------------------------------------------
D-----------------------------------------------------------
A--0-0-0--0-0-0--0-0-0--3-0-------------------------12\-0-0-
E---------------------------3--1-1-1--1-1-1--3-r-r----------


Verse 2: (same as the first Verse)


Chorus 2:
G----------------------------------------------------------

D----------------------------------------------------------
A--0-0-0--0-0-0--0-0-0--0-0-0------------------------------
E------------------------------1-1-1--1-1-1--3-3-3--3-3-3--

G----------------------------------------------------------
D----------------------------------------------------------
A--0-0-0--0-0-0--0-0-0--3-0--------------------------------
E---------------------------3--1-1-1--1-1-1--3-3-3--3-3-3--

G----------------------------------------------------------
D----------------------------------------------------------
A--0-0-0--0-0-0--0-0-0--3-0--------------------------------
E---------------------------3--1-1-1--1-1-1--3-3-3--3-3-3--

G----------------------------------------------------------
D----------------------------------------------------------
A------------------------------0-0-0--0-0-0--0-0-0--0-0-0--
E--1----------1--1-1-1--1-1-1------------------------------

G----------------------------------------------------------
D----------------------------------------------------------
A------------------------------5-5-5--5-5-5--5-5-5--5-5-5--
E--1-1-1--1-1-1--1-1-1--1-1-1------------------------------


Solo:
G---------------------------------------------------------------
D---------------------------------------------------------------
A--0-0-0--0-0-0--0-0-0--0-0-0--0-0-0--0-0-0--0-0-0--7h10-10-10--
E---------------------------------------------------------------

G------------------------------------------------------------------
D------------------------------------------------------------------
A--0-0-0--0-0-0--0-0-0--7-10-10--5-5-5--5-5-5--10-10-10--10-10-10--
E------------------------------------------------------------------

G--------------------------------
D--------------------------------
A--3-3-3--3-3-3--3-3-3--3-3-3----
E--------------------------------

G----------------------------------------------------------
D----------------------------------------------------------
A--0-0-0--0-0-0--0-0-0--0-0-0------------------------------  x 2
E------------------------------1-1-1--1-1-1--3-3-3--3-3-3--

G----------------------------------------------------------
D----------------------------------------------------------
A--0-0-0--0-0-0--0-0-0--3-0--------------------------------
E---------------------------3--1-1-1--1-1-1--3-3-3--3-3-3--


Chorus 3:
G----------------------------------------------------------
D----------------------------------------------------------
A--0-0-0--0-0-0--0-0-0--3-0--------------------------------
E---------------------------3--1-1-1--1-1-1--3-3-3--3-3-3--
  "now I must be an acrobat..."

(repeat chorus until the end of the song)


This bassline is pretty simple, but it goes by fast.  I wrote the measures
as sets of 3 quarter notes (counted: ONE, two, three, ONE, two, three...)
but often, especially during the verse and solo, it's jazzed up a bit.
So the bassline:      --0-0-0--0-0-0--0-0-0--0-0-0--
is sometimes played:  --00--0-00-0-0--00--0-00-0-0--
But it's up to you to decide when and where to switch it up.
Generally, the simpler version is played while Bono is singing.
That's all.  Enjoy.

02/08/99
            
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