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Old 01-08-2005, 11:05 AM   #1
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U2- MERCY Full Guitar Tab

Alright, it took a while but here it is! Good luck.


Code:
U2- Mercy (Tabbed by DiscothequeLP -- January 8, 2004)





Alright, here's the coolest U2 tab ever!



To get this song to sound good, you got to get the delay right, perfect to Larry's drum beat. There are 2-3 guitar tracks, so this tab is 

pretty intricate. I used Vocal Cut on Cool Edit Pro and heard some extra gutiar parts that are inaudible on the mp3, so i won't bother with 

those. This is just what you hear! 



Ok that overdriven gutiar loop at the beginning is simply:


e|--12p10--12p10--12p10--12p10--|
b|------------------------------| over and over
g|------------------------------|





The main gutiar part goes something like this. Remember to let the delay play for you!



e|-------5------------------------|
b|--7------------5---7------------|
g|-----------------------6---7----|
d|--------------------------------|
a|--------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|


We'll call this riff Part A. 


Play this riff through the entire first verse.





Chorus Part 1



There are 2 gutiars playing this part of the chorus. One guitar strums these chords:

 
                      Em                 G
 
e|--------------------0------------------3--|
b|--------------------0------------------3--|
g|--------------------0------------------0--|
d|--------------------2------------------0--|  2x
a|--------------------2------------------2--|
E|--------------------0------------------3--|

When i'm rippin the stitches, without two cents to rub. . . 





The other gutiar goes:



e|---------------------------------------------------------
b|------------------7---5---3------0--3/5--7---5---3-------
g|---------------------------------------------------------
d|---------------------------------------------------------
a|---------------------------------------------------------
E|---------------------------------------------------------

When i'm rippin the stitches, without two cents to rub. ..



e|---------------------------------------------------------|
b|---------------------------------------------------------|
g|--0--3p0--3--7---5---3------0--3/5--5/7--7--5--3---3-3-3-|
d|---------------------------------------------------------|
a|---------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------|



I'm diggin' the ditches . . . . of someone else's luck. . .     








Chorus part 2



There's only one guitar during this part (phew!)





e|-------5-----------7--5----------5-----------7--5-----
b|------------------------------------------------------
g|-6h7-------6-6h7-----------7p6--------7-7p6-----------
d|------------------------------------------------------
a|------------------------------------------------------
E|------------------------------------------------------


  Love hears when I lie, Love puts the blue back in my eye


e-------5-----------7--5----------7--5-------7----------|
b|------------------------------------------------------|
g|-6h7-------6-6h7------------7h6---------6-------------|
d|------------------------------------------------------|
a|------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------|

  Love will come again, I'll be gone again. . . again. . . 








Then during the 2nd verse there's a different guitar 'loop'


e|--12--12--12p10-------10--12--12--12p10-------10-|
b|------------------12----------------------12-----|
g|-------------------------------------------------|





Then Part A comes back when Bono sings "And happiness is for. . ."




Then play Chorus Part 1, and play this revised Chorus part 2:






The main gutiar part for the 2nd Chorus part 2 is:



e|-------5-----------7--5----------5-----------7--5-----
b|------------------------------------------------------
g|-6h7-------6-6h7-----------7p6--------7-7p6-----------
d|------------------------------------------------------
a|------------------------------------------------------
E|------------------------------------------------------

  Love hears when I lie, Love puts the blue back in my eye


e|-------5-----------7--5----------5-----------7--5-----
b|------------------------------------------------------
g|-6h7-------6-6h7----------6h7-------6-6h7------------
d|------------------------------------------------------
a|------------------------------------------------------
E|------------------------------------------------------

   Love is come again, I am gone again



e|-------5-----------7--5----------5-----------7--5-----
b|------------------------------------------------------
g|-6h7-------6-6h7-----------7p6--------7-7p6-----------
d|------------------------------------------------------
a|------------------------------------------------------
E|------------------------------------------------------


Love's got to be with the weak, only then love gets a chance to speak


e|-------5-----------7--5----------7--5-------7---------|
b|------------------------------------------------------|
g|-6h7-------6-6h7------------7h6---------6-------------|
d|------------------------------------------------------|
a|------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------|

  Love will come again, I'll be gone again. . . again. . . 






But then a 2nd guitar part comes in (it's really hard to hear)



          (that's 16 times)
                  \/
e|------------------------------------------------------------------
b|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7p6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6--
g|------------------------------------------------------------------

  Love hears when I lie               Love puts the blue back in my eye


e|------------------------------------------------------------------|
b|-6h7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-6h7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--|  2x
g|------------------------------------------------------------------|

  Love is come again               I am gone again










Then comes the next part, with Edge's big overdrive guitar. 
It's basically the same part played 3 times, but Edge mixes it up each time. 



d|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
a|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| 
E|--10---9--/--5----5----5-\-7--7------5-\-10---10--/--5--7------------10---9--/--5----5-\-7-----7---|

                                           I... I can't escape myself. I'll hear you talk. . . 





Then the last chorus. The guitar on this part gets kind of tricky, there are two guitars. 


Guitar 1 plays this :
  

    G          Em             D           Bm
 
e|--3-----------0-------------2------------2-|
b|--3-----------0-------------3------------3-|
g|--0-----------0-------------2------------4-| (play these chords big and only once)
d|--0-----------2-------------0------------4-|
a|--2-----------2-------------x------------2-|
E|--3-----------0-------------x------------x-|


Feel nothing, I feel nothing, Fee-ee-ee-ee-eel!



         (that's 16 times)
               \/
e|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
b|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
g|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--

   I can hear so much              feel nothing                    I can hear so much


e|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
b|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
g|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|

   Feel                             nothing. . . 





Guitar 2 plays this (this gets hard).

                                                  (that's 12 times)
                                                          \/
e|-------------------0----------------------7-------------------------------------|
b|--5---3--2--0---3----3--3/5--5/7--7---5--------7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7h8-7h8--|
g|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Feel nothing                    I feel nothing, Fee-ee. . . 




Then for this next part (the end of "Fee-ee-ee-ee-eel!") there's a part that repeats (thank God). 
It goes like this:

e|--------------------------|
b|-7--5------7----7h8--7h8- | 6x
g|-------7------------------|


Then he plays it a 7th time but ends it differently

e|--------------------------|
b|-7--5------7----7h8--7--- | 
g|-------7------------------|







Then it's a new version of chorus Part 2:




e|-------5-----------7--5----------5-----------7--5-----
b|------------------------------------------------------
g|-6h7-------6-6h7-----------7p6--------7-7p6-----------
d|------------------------------------------------------
a|------------------------------------------------------
E|------------------------------------------------------




e|-------5-----------7--5----------5-----------7--5-----|
b|------------------------------------------------------|
g|-6h7-------6-6h7----------6h7-------6-6h7-------------|
d|------------------------------------------------------| 3x
a|------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------|

   Love is come again,       I am gone again




There's also the other gutiar part from the 2nd chorus playing in the background.





End the song with this riff:



d|----------------------------------------------------
a|----------------------------------------------------
E|--10--/--5--7-------5--10---10--/--5--7-------------
        
                 I am alive, baby I'm born again,


d|----------------------------------------------------|
a|----------------------------------------------------|
E|--------10---9--/--5--5h7-----5--10---9--/--5--5h7--|

and again. . . 







Ok, that's it. I hope you understand it. Email me if you have any questions: theedgeslespaul@sbcglobal.net


Enjoy!



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Old 01-08-2005, 11:09 AM   #2
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Wrong forum, huh?
Anyway looks good.
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Old 01-08-2005, 11:13 AM   #3
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Wrong forum, huh?


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Old 01-08-2005, 11:57 AM   #4
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awesome, looks like you took a lot of time with that.
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Old 01-11-2005, 04:55 PM   #5
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thank you SO MUCH! I was trying to figure Mercy out today, and I come on here and wah-lah! there it is. This is beautiful, must've taken you forever. Thank you!
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Old 01-15-2005, 06:43 PM   #6
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nice work. I am usually just plain too lazy to try and decipher a song by ear.
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Old 01-16-2005, 05:21 AM   #7
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what disc is mercy on? never heard the song!
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Old 01-18-2005, 06:44 AM   #8
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people always stop replyin when u ask them were the smeg did they hear mercy! Tell us people!
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Old 01-18-2005, 02:40 PM   #9
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a member here on Blue Crack leaked it for us. . . Bono told her that it was the "best B-side you ever heard" (or something to that effect) but it was not Bono that gave her the song, which is, umm, interesting, at the least. . .
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Old 07-18-2005, 09:04 PM   #10
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can you tell us what the chords are for the song
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Old 07-19-2005, 09:07 AM   #11
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here are the chords

Code:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
U2 -- Mercy -- Guitar Chords

Tabbed by DiscothequeLP


Intro: D, Bm
  

1st Verse:
         D                        Bm
I was drinking some wine, and it turned to blood

           D                    Bm
What's the use of religion, if you're any good
You know I'm weed-killer, honey, and you're sugar
If you're the prosecution, I'd get away with murder
If you were ice, I'm water
And with your telescope, I can see further
We're binary code, A one and a zero
            
            D           G
You wanted violins, and you got Nero

       D                          Bm
You're gravity, searching for the ground

       D                        G
You're silence, searching for a sound

                D              Bm
You're heart is aching, you're heart is my home
 
          D                   Bm
It's fascinating, I know I'll never be alone

                     Em                G
When I'm rippin' the stitches, without two cents to rub

                Em           G
I'm digging the ditches, Of someone else's luck




Chorus

D                         A            
Love, hears, when I lie, love puts the blue back in my eye

G                     Em
Love will come again, I'll be gone again

  D           Bm
Again



2nd Verse

       D              Bm
If you hunger, baby let me feed it
If you're heart is ful, baby let me bleed it
And happiness is for, those who don't really need it
You love me, too much, you always loved me, too much

                        Em              G
When I was rippin' the stiches, without two cents to rub

                Em          G
I'm diggin' the ditches, of someone else's luck




Chorus

D                         A
Love, hears, when I lie, love puts the blue back in my eye 

G                     Em
Love will come again, I'll be gone again

D		                  A
Love's, got, to be with the weak, Only then love gets a chance to speak

G                     Em
Love will come again, I'll be gone again

D          Bm
Again. . .



Bridge


D          Bm
I, I can't escape myself

D                 Bm
I hear your talk

     G          Em            D            Bm
Feel nothing, I feel nothing, Fee-ee-ee-ee-eel

G                   Em
I can hear so much, feel nothing

D                   Bm             G
I can hear so much, feel nothing 

Em
Ooh-wa-ooh, 



Chorus

D, A


G                     Em
Love will come again, I'm alive again

D                                A
Love is the end, of history, the enemy of misery

G		      Em
Love will come again, I'm alive again

D                             A
Love is justice, not charity, love brings with it clarity

G                     Em
Love will come again, I'm alive agian

D             Bm
Again. . .

       D             Bm
I am alive, Baby I'm born again,

         D     Bm
And again, And again and again

  D
Again. . .
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Nice tab - be awesome if i knew the how the song went!

Does anyone have the song? Please email it / post it (bfoster88@hotmail.com)
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THANK YOU!!!!!!!
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Nice tab - be awesome if i knew the how the song went!

Does anyone have the song? Please email it / post it (bfoster88@hotmail.com)
Check your email.

Thanks for tab discothequeLP, it's really simple.
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where can i get the song?
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Here's Mercy. http://tinyurl.com/9osbu

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