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FIRE

As recorded by U2
(From the 1981 Album OCTOBER)
Transcribed by petitenSOUNDz Words by
Music by

Em 10 fr. x x G x 10 fr. x xC/E Gsus4 G6 10 fr. x x D x x 10 fr. Em7 Em7/B Bm7 A/E D/E
xxxx x xxx x x x xx

All Strings:Tune Down 1/2


D
P = 144 (P P CP PR )
A Intro

^ ^ ^
N.C.
Gtr V

U W W V
3 9fr.

g V W U
1
I 44
Gtr IV
7 (7) 7 5 7 5 (5)
T
A
B

^ ^ ^ Gtr III j __
Em

g U W W V
3 9fr.
V W U
5
I
7 (7) 7 5 7 5 (5)
T
A
B

^
Em G
j _
1 17fr.
g
9
I V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V
Gtr I
P.M.

T
A 5 5 4 4
B 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5

g
I V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V
Gtr II

T
A
B 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5

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B Verse
T
^
Em G

g 3 3
13
I V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V
P.M.

T
A 5 5 5 4 4 4
B 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5

g 3 3
I V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V
mf
T
A 5 5 5 4 4 4
B 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5

g
Em G

17
I V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V
P.M.

T
A 5 5 4 4
B 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5

g
I V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V
T
A 5 5 4 4
B 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5

C Pre-Chorus
g C/E Em Gsus4 G
21
I V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V
P.M.

T
A
B 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5

V V V V V V
g W W V V V V V V
I W V
W W V
Gtr II f
17 17 17 17
T 0 0 0 0
A 4 4
B 3 2 2 3 2
sl.
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To Coda

g C/E Em Gsus4 G
25
I V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V
P.M.

T
A
B 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5

V V V V V V W W
g W V V V V V V W W
I W V
W V
O
Full

17 17 17 17 15 15
T 0 0 0 0 0
A 4
B 3 2 3 2
sl.

D Chorus
Em G
Gtr III
_ _
3
_ _ j
g
29
I V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V
P.M.

T
A 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
B 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5

g j
I V
T
A 5
B

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Em G
k _c _ _ _
V V V V V V V V
g V V V V V V V V V V
33
I 3 3
P.M.
12 12 12 12
T 15 15 15 15
A 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12
B

g
I V V W W V V V V V
W W
1/2 M
T
A 4 5
B 5 (5) (5) 10 9 5
2 (2)
sl.

V V V V V V V V
Em G

g V V V V V V V V V V
37
I 3 3
P.M.
12 12 12 12
T 15 15 15 15
A 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12
B

g c V V V
I V V W V V V V V
W W
5 1/2 1/2 M
T
A 12 11
4 5 4
B 5 (5) (5) 12 5
2 (2)
sl.
D.S. al Coda

qq qq qq qq
Em

g q q q q
41
I
N.H.
[12] ([12]) [12] ([12])
T [12] ([12]) [12] ([12])
A [12] ([12]) [12] ([12])
B

g U W V gV U U
I
T 5 (5)
A 7 6 4 (4)
B
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E Interlude
S
g 3 3
Em
3 3 3 3 3 3
G

I VVVVVVVVVVVV VVVVVVVVVVVV VV VVV VVV VVV V VVVVV VVVVVV V


3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
45

P.M.

T
A
B 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5

g 3
k V V V V gV V V V gV V V V k
I W V V V W
W u
ff
T 0
A 7 7 7 6 9 (9) 6 7
7 7 7 0
B 7
7

g Em 3 3 3 3 G

I VVVVVVVVVVVV VVVVVVVVVVVV VVVVVVVVVVVV


3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
VVVVVVVVVVVV
49

P.M.

T
A
B 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5

g V V V V V V V PW V V
I W V V V V z
V 3 3

T 10 5 7
A 9 7 9 9 7
9 7 5 9
B 7 7 9 (9)
7
sl.

Em G G6
Gtr III
_ _ _ _
3
j
g 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
I VVVVVVVVVVVV VVVVVVVVVVVV VVVVVVVVVVVV VVVVVVVVVVVV
3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
53

P.M.

T
A
B 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5

gU U U W V
I V
mf
T 10 10
A 9 (9)
B 10

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F Out-Chorus
Em7 G G6

_ _ _ _
3
j
V V V V V V V V
g V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V
57
I 3 3
P.M.
12 12 12 12
T 15 15 15 15
A 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12
B

g
I V V W W V V V V V
W W
f 1/2M
T
A
B 9 10 9 10
10 (10) (10) 10 2 (2)
sl.

Em7 G G6
mf
_ _
3
_ _ j
V V V V V V V V
g V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V
61
I 3 3
P.M.
12 12 12 12
T 15 15 15 15
A 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12
B

g V V
I V V W W V V V V
W W
1/2 M
T 13 12
A
B 9 10 9
10 (10) (10) 10 2 (2)
sl.

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G Outro
g Emqq qq qq qq
65
I
N.H.

T [5] ([5]) [5] ([5])


A [5] ([5]) [5] ([5])
B

g U W V gV U U
I
T
A 9 (9)
12 11 9 (9)
B

g Em7 Em7/B
qq
D Bm7
qq
69
I
N.H.

T [5]
A [5] [5]
[5]
B

V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V
g V V V V V V V V V V
I j
10 10 10 (10) 12 12 12
T 8 8 8 12 12 12
A 9 9 12 12
B

Em7 Em7/B D Bm7

g qq qq qq
73
I qq qq q
N.H.

T [7] [7] [5]


A [7] [5] [7] [5]
[12] [5] [5]
B [12]

V V V V V V V V V V
g V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V
I 3 3 3 3
14 14 15 15 15
T 12 12 12 12 12 12 12
A 14 14 14 14 14 14
B

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qq qq
Em D

g q q qq qq
77
I q q
N.H.
[12] ([12]) [5] ([5])
T [12] ([12]) [5] ([5])
A [12] ([12]) [5] ([5])
B

g UU UU UU UU
I
T
A 12 (12) 11 (11)
12 (12) 12 (12)
B

^ ^ ^ ^
Em D
Gtr II

q
q qq
g q q qqq qq
q
81
I
Gtr I
N.H.
[12] ([12]) [5] ([5])
T [12] ([12]) [5] ([5])
A [12] ([12]) [5] ([5])
B

g } V V } V V
I 3 3

Gtr III f M M
Full Full M M
Full Full

T x 13 13 x 13 13
A
B

UU UU UU UU
Em7

g UUU UU
U
UU
U
UU
U
85
I
f
12 (12) (12) (12)
T 12 (12) (12) (12)
A 12 (12) (12) (12)
12 (12) (12) (12)
B 14 (14) (14) (14)

g UU
I
Gtr II mf
T
A 7
9
B
sl.

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A/E C/E Em7

g gWW UU
89
I UU WW WW VV VV VV
mp
T
A 7 (7) 9 4 (4) 9
9 (9) 11 5 (5) 7
B
sl. sl. sl.
g VV VV gVV UU
I WW UU UU

T
A (7) 9 (9) 4 (4)
(9) 11 (11) 5 (5)
B

R R
sl.

VV UU PP UU PP UU
A/E C/E D/E C/E

g gWW
93
I
T
9 17 (17) 17 19 19 17
A 11 17 (17) 17 19 19 17
B

g PPR gWW
sl. sl. Hsl. Hsl.

VV VV UU
I
T
7 9 (9) 12 (12)
A 9 11 (11) 14 (14)
B
Hsl. sl.

UU UU
Em7

g UU U
97
I
12 (12)
T 12 12 (12)
A 12 9
B
sl.

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