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GLORIA

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

Dmadd9/A10 fr. A 5 fr. B7sus4/E Esus4/A Asus4 Esus4 Bm7 9 fr. B Bsus4 E5 2 fr. x x(B9) (Bsus4) 4 fr.
x x x x x xx x x x x xx xx xxx

All Strings: Tune Down 1/2


A Intro
P = 148
fV V fV V
Dmadd9/A

g fV V V V V V U U
1
I g 44 V V V V
3 3

Gtr I
let ring
0 0 (0) 0
T 13 10 (10)
A 10 10 10
12 12 12
B 12 12

g V V V V V V V V
Ig V V V V W V V V V U
V V
5

3 3
let ring
0 0
T 0 0 (0) 0 0 0 (0)
A 6 6 6
7
B 0 7 7

B Pre-Verse I

V V V V
V V k Vu V V V V V V V V V
B7sus4/E Esus4/A Asus4 A

V V V V
g k u k u k u k u k u k u j
9
Ig
f M
1/2

10 12 10 12 12 10 14 14 12 10 9 10 12
T 10 12 10 12 10 10
A
B
H H H H P

g }V V V }V V V }V V } } }
}} }} V} V} V} V} }} }} }} }} }} }} }} }}} }V }V} } } }
}V V} }} }} }V V} }} }}
Ig } } } } } } } }
Gtr II

T x x x x x x x x x x x
A 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 x x 9 9 9 9 x x x x x x x x 9 9 9 9 x x 9 9 x x
x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x
B

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B7sus4/E Asus4

V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V
g
Ig k u k u k u k u k u k Vu V VV VV
VV V
13

M
1/2

10 12 10 12 12 10 9 9 10 9 0 0
T 10 12 10 12 10 10 12 10 12 3 3
A 2 2
2 2
B 0
H H H H P

gg }V} V} }V }V} V} V} }}} }} } } }


}V V} V} V} V} V} V} V} VV }} }} }} }} }} }} }}
I } } } } } } } }}} }}} }}} }}} }}} }}} }}} }}}

T x x x x x x 3 x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x
A 9 9 9 9 9 9 x x 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 2 x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x
x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x
B
sl.

C Verse I

V V k Vu V V V V V V
Asus4 Esus4 B7sus4/E

g WWW VVV VVV VVV UUU V V k u


17
Ig WW VV VV V UU
U
0 0 0 0 10 12 10 12 12 10
T 3 0 0 0 10 12 10 12 10
A 2 2 2 2
2 2 2 2
B 0 2 2
0
H H H H P

g W VVV VVV VVV UUU }V V V }V V V }V V } } }


I g WWW VV VV V UU } } } } } } } } }} }} V} V} V} V} }} }}
W U
0 0 0 0
T 3 0 0 0 x x x x x x
A 2 2 2 2 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 x x 9 9 9 9 x x
2 2 2 2 x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x
B 0 2 2
0

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V V V V V V V V V V V k Vu V V V V V V
Esus4/A Asus4 A B7sus4/E
V V V V
gg k u k u k u k u k u
21
I
M
1/2

14 14 12 10 9 12 10 10 12 10 12 12 10
T 10 12 12 10 12 10 12 10
A
B
H H H H P

g } } } } } }} V }V } } }
}V V} }} }} V} V} }} }}
}V V V }V V V }} } } } }
}V V} V} V} V} V} V} V}
Ig } } } } } } } } } } } } } } } }

T x x x x x x x x x x x
A x x x x x x 9 9 9 9 x x 9 9 x x 9 9 9 9 9 9 x x 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9
x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x
B

V V V V V V
Asus4 Esus4
V V V
g
Ig k u k u k u k Vu V WWW VVV VVV VVV UUU
WW VV VV V UU
25

U
M
1/2

9 9 10 9 0 0 0 0
T 10 12 10 12 3 0 0 0
A 2 2 2 2
2 2 2 2
B 0 2 2
0

g WWW VVV VVV VVV UUU


I g VV }}} }}} }}} }}} }}} }}} }}} }}} }}} }}} }}} }}} }}} }}} }}} WW VV VV V UU
U
0 0 0 0
T 3 x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x 3 0 0 0
A 2 x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x 2 2 2 2
x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x 2 2 2 2
B 0 2 2
0
sl.

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D Chorus I, II
T
q q V W U
Bm7 A E Bm7

gg V
29
I u
mp
N.H.
[7] ([7]) 5 (5)
T 5
A
B

gg t t t t q q t t ft t q
I t u
Gtrs II, IV mp
let ring
N.H.
[7]
T [7] [7] ([7]) [5]
A [7] [5] [5] ([5])
B [5]

gg t
Bm7 A E Bm7

t t ft q q
33
I u
let ring
N.H.
[5]
T [5]
A [5] ([5]) ([5])
B

g t t q q q
Ig
let ring
N.H.
[7] ([7]) ([7])
T [7]
A
B

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UU UU
Bm7 A E Bm7

g U UU t t t q q t t
37
Ig U t u
let ring
N.H.
10 12 [7] [5]
T 10 10 [7] [7] ([7])
A 11 9 [7]
9 9
B

gg ft t q q t t t t q
I u u
N.H.
[5]
T [7] ([7]) [5] [7] ([7])
A [5]
B

To Coda

g q Bm7
t q
A E Bm7
41
Ig ft
u
let ring
N.H.

T [5]
A [5] [7]
B

g q t t et t t
Ig u ft et t t t t q
t
Gtr IV
let ring
N.H.

T [5] [7] [5]


A [5] [3] [3] [3] [3]
[7] ([7])
B
[3]

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E Pre-Verse II

V V V V
V V k Vu V V V V V V V V V
B7sus4/E Esus4/A Asus4 A

V V V V
g k u k u k u k u k u k u j
45
Ig
f M
1/2

10 12 10 12 12 10 14 14 12 10 9 12 10
T 10 12 10 12 10 10
A
B
H H H H P

gg }V} V} }V }V} V} V} }V} V} } } }


}} }} V} V} V} V} }} }} }} }} }} }} }} }}} }V }V} } } }
}V V} }} }} }V V} }} }}
I
Gtr IImf

T x x x x x x x x x x x
A 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 x x 9 9 9 9 x x x x x x x x 9 9 9 9 x x 9 9 x x
x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x
B

B7sus4/E Asus4

g V V k Vu V V V V V
k u V V V V V V V V V
k u k u
V
k u k Vu V
V V V V
VV VV
49
Ig VV V
M
1/2

10 12 10 12 12 10 9 9 10 9 0 0
T 10 12 10 12 10 10 12 10 12 3 3
A 2 2
2 2
B 0
H H H H P

g }V V V }V V V }} } } } }
}V V} V} V} V} V} V} V} VV }} }} }} }} }} }} }}
Ig } } } } } } } } } } } } } } } }}} }}} }}} }}} }}} }}} }}} }}}

T x x x x x x 3 x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x
A 9 9 9 9 9 9 x x 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 2 x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x
x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x
B
sl.

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F Verse II

V V k Vu V V V V V V V
Asus4 Esus4 B7sus4/E

g WWW VVV VVV VVV UUU V


53
Ig WW VV VV V UU
U
0 0 0 0 10 12 12 10 9 12 10
T 3 0 0 0 10 12 10 10
A 2 2 2 2
2 2 2 2
B 0 2 2
0
H H P

gg WW VVV VVV VVV UUU }V V V }V V V }V V }} }}} V} V} }V} V} }}} }}


I WW VV VV V UU } } } } } } } }
W U
f mf
0 0 0 0
T 3 0 0 0 x x x x x x
A 2 2 2 2 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 x x 9 9 9 9 x x
2 2 2 2 x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x
B 0 2 2
0

V V V V V Vu V V V V V V V V
Esus4/A Asus4 A B7sus4/E

g k u k V V k Vu V V V V V V V V
57
Ig
M
1/2

14 14 12 10 15 (15) 14 12 14 10 12 10 12 12 10 9 12 10
T 10 12 10 10
A
B
H H P

gg }} }} }} }} }} }}} }V }V} V} }V} }} }}} V} }V} }} }} }V V V }V V V }} }


} } } } } } } } V} }V} V} V} }V} V} }V} V}
I
T x x x x x x x x x x x
A x x x x x x 9 9 9 9 x x 9 9 x x 9 9 9 9 9 9 x x 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9
x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x
B

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D.S. al Coda

V V V V V V
Asus4 Esus4
V V V
g
Ig k u k u k u k Vu V WWW VVV VVV VVV UUU
WW VV VV V UU
61

U
M
1/2

9 9 10 9 0 0 0 0
T 10 12 10 12 3 0 0 0
A 2 2 2 2
2 2 2 2
B 0 2 2
0

g WWW VVV VVV VVV UUU


I g VV }}} }}} }}} }}} }}} }}} }}} }}} }}} }}} }}} }}} }}} }}} }}} WW VV VV V UU
U
0 0 0 0
T 3 x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x 3 0 0 0
A 2 x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x 2 2 2 2
x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x 2 2 2 2
B 0 2 2
0
sl.

G Interlude
S
g Bm7
} } } } } } } } } } } } } } } } } } } } } } } } } } } } } } } }
A

Ig
4
65

*Your Left Hand 2/3f 2/Ope 2/3fr. 2/Ope


Gtr II f
T x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x
A
B

E Bm7

gg } } } } } }
71
I } } } } } } } } } } } } } } } } } } } } } } } } } }
2/Ope 3/2fr. 2/Ope
T x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x
A x x x x x x
B

H Slide Guitar Solo

________________ ________________ ________________


Bm7 A E
Gtr II

V W V V V
2 3fr. 2 open 2 3fr. 2 open 3 2fr. 2 open
gg j U
73
I
Gtr III 1 1/2 1 1/2

T 8 (8) 7 (7)
A
B

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________________ ________________ ________________


Bm7 A

U W W
2 open 2 3fr. 2 open 2 3fr. 2 open

g U
76
Ig
7

T 7 17 (17)
A
B
sl.

________________ ________________ ________________


E Bm7

V
2 open 3 2fr. 2 open 2 open 2 3fr.
g V V V V V V
79
Ig j U
1/2 M M
Full M
1/2 1 1/2M
T 7 5
O5 3 8 7
O
(7)
A
B
sl.

________________ ________________ ________________


A E Bm7

g W V V W V
2 open 2 3fr. 2 open 2 open 3 2fr. 2 open 2 open
V U
82
Ig
1 1/2 M
Full

T (7) 7
O
1/2
(7) 5 (5)
A
B

________________ ________________ ________________


Bm7 A E

2 3fr.

g V V W W V V
85
Ig V V V V
Full M
1/2

T (5) 5
O
(5) 3 3 2 (2)
O
A 2
B
sl. sl.

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________________ ________________ ________________


Bm7 A

WW
2 3fr.

g W U
88
Ig U
12
T 12
A 4 12
12
B
sl. sl.

________________ _____________
E Bm7

WW
1 5fr. 2 2fr. 3 open

g W W W W
91
I g
12
T 14 12 (12) 12 12
A
B
sl. sl.

gg
I Bass Solo

I
11
94

T
A
B

J Bridge
b b
VV
Bm Cm Bm Cm E

g VV VV VV VV VV gVV gVVV VV VV VV gVVV VVV VV VV VV VV VV gVV V


105
Ig V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V
|--- Delay Sound
Gtr I f
T 12 12 12 12 12 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 12 12 12 14 17
A 11 11 11 11 11 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 11 11 11 13 16
9 9 9 9 9 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 9 9 9 11 14
B
sl. sl. sl. sl. sl. sl. sl. sl. sl.

K Out-Chorus and Outro

_ _____ _______ _ _____ _____ _


B Bsus4 A E5 B (B9) (Bsus4)
Gtr II f

VV VV VV VV VV gVV VV VV VV VV VV VV VV VV VV VV
gg V V V V V gV V V V V V V V VVV VVV VVV VVV VVV VVV V V V
I
7x
109

Gtr I mf
14 14 14 14 14 16 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 14 14
T 12 12 12 12 12 14 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12
A 11 11 11 11 11 13 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 11 11 11
B
sl. sl. sl. sl. Repeat & F.O.

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