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The Refugee Tabs (ver.2)

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The Refugee Tabs (ver.2)

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                "The Refugee

	U2 version, from "War" (1983)


I should mention this sounds best on a guitar tuned down half a step, with a lot of nice, clean, Edge distortion and some small echo or reverb.  My cr*p Venom amp works great for this song.

Chords:  C (3), B, C
C (3): 3 3 5 5 5 3
B:      1 1 3 3 3 1
C:		  x 3 2 0 1 0

There are "power-chord" versions of C and B here, too, used in the verse.  I'll call it Riff 1 for the hell of it.

                (C)                               (B)
Riff 1:  1 1 3 x x x   slide up to 3 3 5 x x x 

      (C)	         (Play parentheses palm-muted, then hit the chords and slide)
E-x------------------------------------------
B-x------------------------------------------
G-x------------------------------------------
D--3->5--------------(3)-(3)-(3)-3->5---------     
A--1->3--------------(1)-(1)-(1)-1->3---------
E --1->3--------------(1)-(1)-(1)-1->3---------

It's MUCH easier than I make it sound... listen to the disc (get the UltraDisc version! :>)
Got it?  Play it at the verses, where I've indicated R1.

Bridge:

         (C)          (C)    (B)     (C)
E----------------------------------
B--5-----5--5-5->3-3-->1----------
G-----5-----5-5->3-3---0----------
D-----------5-5->3-3-->2----------
A----------------------3----------
E---------------------------------

	Easy, just play the barred C chord arpeggiated, hit the chord, slide down to B, hit it twice, then quickly switch to the regular C chord.  I wish I could make it sound as simple on paper as it really is...

Here's the lyrics and the chords to go with them.  * chords mean you don't have to play them if you don't want to, it sounds good either way.  The album is w/out them.

The Refugee

(nc)
Oh oh

She's the refugee

I see your face

I see you staring back at me

Oh oh

She's the refugee

Her mama say one day
                                      (R1)
She's gonna live in America

*(C)
In the morning
*(B)
She is waiting
*(C)
Waiting for the ship to sail
*(B)
Sail away
(R1)
Oh oh
         (R1)
Her papa go to war
           (R1)
He gonna fight

But he don't know what for
     (R1)
Oh oh
          (R1)
Her papa go to war

Her mama say one day

He's gonna come back from far away

(DRUM SOLO!!!!)

Help me

How can you help me?
*(C)
In the evening
*(B)
She is waiting
*(C)
Waiting for her man to come
*(B)
And take her by her hand
*(C)
And take her to this promise land
   (R1)
Oh oh

She's a pretty face
(R1)
Born at the wrong time

In the wrong place
   (R1)
Oh oh

She's a pretty face
   (R1)
Her mama say one day

She's gonna live in America

Yeah, America

Oh oh

She's a refugee

She's coming down

She come and keep you company

Oh oh

She's a refugee

Her mama say one day

She's gonna live in America
"            
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