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Discoteque Tabs

(ver. 2) Click to play this song!
4/5 (4 votes)
                U2 in fine style, I think this song rocks. Not too hard to play either. 
If you happen to have some sort of distortional pedal, thats good, but
I just have a pokey little acoustic. My timing isn't exactly
professional either. God knows there are worse tabs out there.
Just play it loud, and play it with the song. If you really
want to get into the spirit, look in your closet for some fine 70's 
clothing. You'll get the hang of it. :> 

* Intro 
-Go nuts. 

        H         H         H         H
e --------------------------------------------
B --------------------------------------------
G -7-7-7-7----7-7-7-7----7-7-7-7----7-7-7-7--- <--- that is optional
D -9-9-7-9----9-9-7-9----9-9-7-9----9-9-7-9---  (as I pounded away on my 
A -9-9-7-9----9-9-7-9----9-9-7-9----9-9-7-9---   acoustic, it sounded ok.) 
E -7-7-7-7----7-7-7-7----7-7-7-7----7-7-7-7---  .... and so forth, until 
						"You can push... but you
						 can't direct it"

* First Bass Line: (Wild guess again, I don't have a bass for that
        H    H     H
A -------------------------------------
E -7-7-5-7--5-7-7-5-7-5-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--

After that line, you can try this, because it sounds good, and it
works with that silly baseline up there. Otherwise stick to the
intro riff. 
        H    H     H        H      H     H
e ---------------------------------------------
B ---------------------------------------------
G -7-7-7-7--7-7-7-7-7----3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3-3----
D -9-9-7-9--7-9-9-7-9----5-5-3-5--3-5-5-3-5----
A -9-9-7-9--7-9-9-7-9----5-5-3-5--3-5-5-3-5----
E -7-7-7-7--7-7-7-7-7----3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3-3----

And then, "You can't just get enough... of that love... something." 
Then it's the *fun fun fun* part. Not an entirely imaginative riff, 
but still very catchy. This is just the very BASIC chords, you can strum 
extra, and hammer the 7997-7777-7997 like before in place of the
7997-7997. What you do in the privacy of your own home is your deal.

Basic:                           H
e --------------------------------------
B --------------------------------------
G -10-7-7--12-7-7--10-7-7---7-7-7-7-----
D -12-9-9--14-9-9--12-9-9---9-9-7-9-----
A -12-9-9--14-9-9--12-9-9---9-9-7-9-----
E -10-7-7--12-7-7--10-7-7---7-7-7-7-----

With extra pizzaz:

e -------H-----------H-----------H----H-----H---
B ---------------------------------------------
G -10-7-7-7-7--12-7-7-7-7--10-7-7-7--7-7-7-7-7--
D -12-9-7-9-7--14-9-7-9-7--12-9-7-9--7-9-9-7-9-- Play this riff lots. 
A -12-9-7-9-7--14-9-7-9-7--12-9-7-9--7-9-9-7-9--
E -10-7-7-7-7--12-7-7-7-7--10-7-7-7--7-7-7-7-7--

Now you've got the basic riffs, played throughout the song with various
distortions that give this song it's original sound. 

There are a few parts where single notes are played: 
 	      S			 Either of these two:   or these two:
e -----------5^7------------5^7--------------5^7--------------7^5--- 
B -------7--------------7----------9---10---10^12---9---9-10-12^10--
G ---7-----7------7---7---7------9---9----9-----------9-------------
D -9---9------------9-----------------------------------------------
A ------------------------------------------------------------------
E ------------------------------------------------------------------

Knock yerself out. 

-Michael Leung (University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada)
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