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Van Halen - Somebody Get Me A Doctor tab

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SOMEBODY GET ME A DOCTOR
As recorded by Van Halen
(From the 1979 Album VAN HALEN II)

Transcribed by an unregistered user
	

Words and Music by Edward Van Halen, Alex Van Halen, Michael Anthony & David Lee Roth

Gtr I (Eb Ab Db Gb Bb Eb) - 'EVH - brown sound'

 Intro
  Q=130
  G5            D5                G5          D5/A
 4/4
  Gtr I
  Q.   E +E  E  Q    +W           Q.   E +Q   Q
|------------------|------------|----------------|
|-3----3-(3)----3--|-(3)--------|-3----3-(3)-----|
|-0----0-(0)-x/-2--|-(2)--------|-0----0-(0)--2--|
|-0----x-(x)----0--|-(0)--------|-0----x-(x)--0--|
|-x----3-(3)-x/----|------------|-x----3-(3)--0--|
|-3----------------|------------|-3--------------|


  E5
      \1/  \1/  \1/  \1/  \1/  \1/
  Q  +S   +E.  +S   +E.  +S   +E.
|-----------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------|
|-2--(2)--(2)--(2)--(2)--(2)--(2)---|
|-2--(2)--(2)--(2)--(2)--(2)--(2)---|
|-0--(0)--(0)--(0)--(0)--(0)--(0)---|


                  Pre-Verse (Main Rff)
          \7
                             PM  ~
  +H     +H         E  E S S E e Q   E
|---------------||---------------------|
|---------------||---------------------|
|---------------||-(2)---------0-2-----|
|-(2)----(2)----||--2--2-------0-2-----|
|-(2)----(2)----||--3--0-x-x-0------/7-|
|-(0)----(0)----||---------------------|


    PM  ~~~~~~                 PM  ~
  E E E E +Q   Q      E  E S S E e Q   E
|------------------|---------------------|
|-----8-7-(7)------|---------------------|
|-5---7-7-(7)------|-(2)---------0-2-----|
|-5---7-7-(7)------|-----2-------0-2-----|
|---0----------7\--|--3--0-x-x-0------/7-|
|------------------|---------------------|


    PM  ~~~~~~               PM  ~         PM  ~~~~~~
  E E E E +Q   Q     E E S S E e Q   E   E E E E +Q   Q
|------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
|-----8-7-(7)------|-------------------|-----8-7-(7)-------|
|-5---7-7-(7)------|-----------0-2-----|-5---7-7-(7)-------|
|-5---7-7-(7)------|---2-------0-2-----|-5---7-7-(7)-------|
|---0----------7\--|-3-0-x-x-0------/7-|---0----------7\---|
|------------------|-------------------|-------------------|


          PM  ~         PM  ~~~~~~                PM  ~
  E E S S E e Q   E   E E E E +Q    Q     E E S S E e Q  E
|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
|-------------------|-----8-7-(7)-------|-------------------|
|-----------0-2-----|-5---7-7-(7)-------|-----------0-2-----|
|---2-------0-2-----|-5---7-7-(7)-------|-----------0-2-----|
|-3-0-x-x-0------/7-|---0----------12\--|-3-0-x-x-0------7\-|
|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|


    PM  ~~~~~~                  PM  ~         PM  ~~~~~~
  E E E E +Q    Q      E  E S S E e Q   E   E E E E +Q   Q
|-------------------|---------------------|-------------------||
|-----8-7-(7)-------|---------------------|-----8-7-(7)-------||
|-5---7-7-(7)-------|-(2)---------0-2-----|-5---7-7-(7)-------||
|-5---7-7-(7)---7\--|-------------0-2-----|-5---7-7-(7)-------||
|---0----------(0)--|--3--0-x-x-0------/7-|---0---------------||
|-------------------|---------------------|--------------7\---||


 Verse
            PM---------|              PM---------|              PM---------|
   E. S Q   E   E   E   E     Q   Q   E   E   E   E    E. S Q   E   E   E   E
|--------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|-!9--9-9------------------|-10--10------------------|-9--9-9------------------|
|-!9--9-9------------------|-10--10------------------|-9--9-9------------------|
|-!9--9-9------------------|-10--10------------------|-9--9-9------------------|
|-!7--7-7------------------|-------------------------|-7--7-7------------------|
|-!0--0-0--<7>-<7>-<7>-<7>-|---------<7>-<7>-<7>-<7>-|-0--0-0--<7>-<7>-<7>-<7>-|


                                 PM            PM
   E.  S  Q  Q     Q     E E S S E e Q   E   E E E E +Q   Q
|----------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
|-10--10-10------------|-------------------|-----8-7-(7)-------|
|-10--10-10------------|-----------0-2-----|-5---7-7-(7)-------|
|-10--10-10------------|-----------0-2-----|-5---7-7-(7)-------|
|----------------------|-3-0-x-x-0------/7-|---0----------7\---|
|------------x\--h13\--|-------------------|-------------------|


          PM  ~             ~                      PM---------|
  E E S S E e Q   E   E E E E +Q    Q     E. S Q   E   E   E   E
|-------------------|-------------------|--------------------------|
|-------------------|-----8-7-(7)-------|-9--9-9-------------------|
|-----------0-2-----|-5---7-7-(7)-------|-9--9-9-------------------|
|-----------0-2-----|-5---7-7-(7)-------|-9--9-9-------------------|
|-3-0-x-x-0------/7-|---0----------/7\--|-7--7-7-------------------|
|-------------------|-------------------|-0--0-0--<7>-<7>-<7>-<7>--|


           PM---------|              PM---------|
   Q   Q   E   E   E   E    E. S Q   E   E   E   E     E.  S  Q  Q     Q
|-------------------------|-------------------------|----------------------|
|-10--10------------------|-9--9-9------------------|-10--10-10------------|
|-10--10------------------|-9--9-9------------------|-10--10-10------------|
|-10--10------------------|-9--9-9------------------|-10--10-10------------|
|-------------------------|-7--7-7------------------|----------------------|
|---------<7>-<7>-<7>-<7>-|-0--0-0--<7>-<7>-<7>-<7>-|------------x\--h13\--|


          PM  ~         PM  ~~~~~~               PM  ~
  E E S S E e Q   E   E E E E +Q   Q     E E S S E e Q   E
|-------------------|------------------|-------------------|
|-------------------|-----8-7-(7)------|-------------------|
|-----------0-2-----|-5---7-7-(7)------|-----------0-2-----|
|-----------0-2-----|-5---7-7-(7)------|-----------0-2-----|
|-3-0-x-x-0------/7-|---0----------7\--|-3-0-x-x-0------/7-|
|-------------------|------------------|-------------------|


        ~~~~~~                PM  ~         PM  ~~~~~~
  E E E E +Q    Q     E E S S E e Q   E   E E E E +Q   Q
|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
|-----8-7-(7)-------|-------------------|-----8-7-(7)-------|
|-5---7-7-(7)-------|-----------0-2-----|-5---7-7-(7)-------|
|-5---7-7-(7)-------|-----------0-2-----|-5---7-7-(7)-------|
|---0---------------|-3-0-x-x-0------/7-|---0---------------|
|--------------13\--|-------------------|--------------7\---|


           PM---------|             PM--------|           PM--------|
  E. S Q   E   E   E   E     Q   Q  E S S E S S    Q   Q  E S S E S S
|-------------------------|---------------------|---------------------|
|-9--9-9------------------|-10--10--------------|-11--11--------------|
|-9--9-9------------------|-10--10--------------|-11--11--------------|
|-9--9-9------------------|-10--10--------------|-11--11--------------|
|-7--7-7------------------|---------------------|---------------------|
|-0-------<7>-<7>-<7>-<7>-|---------0-0-0-0-0-0-|---------0-0-0-0-0-0-|


                             Bridge
                                                                <
                                PM    PM|         ~
   E.  S  Q   +E  S S  Q      E E S S S S S E.    Q    E e Q  E Q.
|--------------------------||------------------------|---------------|
|-12--12-12--(12)----------||-----5-------7p5b5.5----|----------5----|
|-12--12-12--(12)----------||-----5p0-----7p5b5.5----|----------5----|
|-12--12-12--(12)----------||-2-------7-7---------7--|---2------5----|
|-----------------x-x-12\--||-0-0--------------------|-0-0-----------|
|-----------------x-x-12\--||------------------------|---------------|


                                      <
          PM|         ~
  E E S S S S S E.    Q    E  e  Q  E Q.
|------------------------|-----------------|
|-----5-------7p5b5.5----|------------5----|
|-----5p0-----7p5b5.5----|------------5----|
|---------7-7---------7--|---(2)------5----|
|-0-0--------------------|-0--0------------|
|------------------------|-----------------|


                                      <
    PM    PM|         ~~
  E E S S S S S E.    E. S   E e Q  E Q.
|--------------------------|---------------||
|-----5-------7p5b5.5------|----------5----||
|-----5p0-----7p5b5.5------|----------5----||
|---------x-x---------7--x-|----------5----||
|-0-0----------------------|-0-0-----------||
|--------------------------|---------------||


 Guitar Solo
               |------8------| |-----7------|
  E E    +E. S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S  S
|---------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------|
|---7pb8r(7)p5-7-7-7-7-7-7-7s9-9-9-9-9-9-9s12-|
|-0-------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------|


   |--------6--------|
   S  S  S  S  S  T  T  E      +E   +S       +E.   E  E
|----------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------10b12-|
|-12-12-12-12-12-12s14-14b18==(14)r(14)b18==(14)r\---------|
|----------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------|


  E  E      a       +E   S S  e  E       +S   S S S
|-7----------------------7--------------------------|
|---10b12r(10)b12==(10)r---7-10-10pb12==(10)r-0-7p6-|
|---------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------|


  S S T T T t S S S S    +Q    S S  E
|-----------------------------------x-|
|---6---------------------------------|
|-9---9p7p6---6------------------0----|
|-----------9---7---6b7==(6)r--x------|
|-----------------9------------x---/9-|
|-------------------------------------|


                      |----6-----| |----6-----|  |-3-|
  S S  E      +S   S  S S S S  S S S S  S S S S  S S S
|---------------------------0--------0--------0--------|
|-----10b12==(10)r-0-10p7p0---10p7p0---10p7p0---10p7p0-|
|------------------------------------------------------|
|---x--------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------|


     |-3-| |-3-|          |--3--|
  S  S S S S S S  E      +E   E E S     +S  E.
|-0------------7-10b12==(10)r-7----------------|
|---10p7p0---7------------------7--------------|
|----------9----------------------9pb10r(9)p7/-|
|----------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------|


                             ~~~~~                          ~~~~~~
  E  S  S  S  S  E  S  S  S  S  Q       E    E    E   E  E  E      +E.  S
|---10-------------10--------------|--------------------15----------------|
|---11p10----------11p10-----------|------------<12>-15----18b20==(18)r-0-|
|---------12-10-12-------12-10-12--|-------<12>---------------------------|
|----------------------------------|-/(12)--------------------------------|
|----------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------|--------------------------------------|


        PM       PM      PM   PM
   S S  S S +S   S  S S  S E  S  S S  S  S
|---------8-(8)------------8---------------|
|-10p8-------------10p8---------10p8-------|
|------10-------10------10---10------10s12-|
|------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------|


         PM         PM       PM
   S  S  S  S  +S   S  S  S  S  E  S   Q
|----------10-(10)-------------10----------|
|-12p10---------------12p10----------h12\--|
|-------12---------12-------12----12-------|
|------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------|


                    |-3-|   |----3----|
  S S S S +S  S S S E E E   E    E    E
|-------1-(1)---------3------------------|
|-3p1-----------5p3-----------------<12>-|
|-----3-------5-----5---5/-(0)-<12>------|
|----------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------|


    |---3---|
    E   E   E   E   S   S   H
|-<12>-----<7>-------------<5>----|
|--------------<7>-----<5>--------|
|------<7>---------<5>------------|
|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|


                                             \7
                                    ~~
  S S S S +S  S S S S E S S S S S   H.      +Q
|-------1-(1)---------3-----------|--------------||
|-3p1-----------5p3-------7p5-----|--------------||
|-----3-------5-----5---7-----7---|--------------||
|-------------------------------x-|-9-------(9)--||
|-------------------------------x-|-7-------(7)--||
|-------------------------------x-|-0-------(0)--||


 Pre-Verse
            PM            PM                         PM
   E  E S S E e Q   E   E E E E +Q   Q      E  E S S E e Q   E
|---------------------|------------------|---------------------|
|---------------------|-----8-7-(7)------|---------------------|
|-(0)---------0-2-----|-5---7-7-(7)------|-(2)---------0-2-----|
|-------------0-2-----|-5---7-7-(7)------|-------------0-2-----|
|--3--0-x-x-0------/7-|---0----------7\--|--3--0-x-x-0------/7-|
|---------------------|--------------x---|---------------------|


    PM                         PM            PM
  E E E E +Q   Q     E  E  S S E e Q   E   E E E E +Q   Q
|------------------|---------------------|-------------------|
|-----8-7-(7)------|---------------------|-----8-7-(7)-------|
|-5---7-7-(7)------|---(2)-------0-2-----|-5---7-7-(7)-------|
|-5---7-7-(7)------|-------------0-2-----|-5---7-7-(7)-------|
|---0----------7\--|-3--0--x-x-0------/7-|---0----------7\---|
|--------------x---|---------------------|--------------x----|


      |----6----| |----6----| |----6----|
  E E S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
|-----------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------|
|-----4p2p0h4p2p0h4p2p0h4p2p0h4p2p0h4p2p0h|
|-----------------------------------------|
|-3-0-------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------|


  |----6----| |----6----| |----6----|
  S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S  Q
|------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------|
|-4p2p0h4p2p0h4p2p0h4p2p0h4p2p0h4p2p0------|
|------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------12\--|


            PM  ~         PM  ~~~~~~                 PM  ~
  E  E  S S E e Q   E   E E E E +Q   Q     E  E  S S E e E S S  E
|---------------------|------------------|------------------------|
|---------------------|-----8-7-(7)------|------------------------|
|-------------0-2-----|-5---7-7-(7)------|---(2)-------0-2--------|
|---(2)-------0-2-----|-5---7-7-(7)------|-------------0-2-x-x----|
|-3--0--x-x-0------/7-|---0----------7\--|-3--0--x-x-0-----x-x-/7-|
|---------------------|------------------|------------------------|


                      Outro - Verse
        ~~~~~~                  PM---------|              PM---------|
  E E E E +Q    Q      E. S Q   E   E   E   E     Q   Q   E   E   E  E
|-------------------||-------------------------|-----------------------|
|-----8-7-(7)-------||-9--9-9------------------|-10--10----------------|
|-5---7-7-(7)-------||-9--9-9------------------|-10--10----------------|
|-5---7-7-(7)-------||-9--9-9------------------|-10--10----------------|
|---0---------------||-7--7-7------------------|-----------------------|
|--------------12\--||-0--0-0--<7>-<7>-<7>-<7>-|---------<7>-<7>-<7>-0-|


           PM---------|                                  PM
  E. S Q   E   E   E   E     Q   Q  Q    Q     E  E  S S E e Q   E
|-------------------------|------------------|----------------------|
|-9--9-9------------------|-10--10-----------|----------------------|
|-9--9-9------------------|-10--10-----------|-------------0-2------|
|-9--9-9------------------|-10--10-----------|---(2)-------0-2------|
|-7--7-7------------------|------------------|-3--0--x-x-0------/7--|
|-0-------<7>-<7>-<7>-<7>-|---------x\--15\--|----------------------|


        ~~~~~~                 PM  ~         PM  ~~~~~~
  E E E E +Q   Q     E  E  S S E e Q   E   E E E E +Q   Q
|------------------|---------------------|-------------------|
|-----8-7-(7)------|---------------------|-----8-7-(7)-------|
|-5---7-7-(7)------|-------------0-2-----|-5---7-7-(7)-------|
|-5---7-7-(7)------|---(2)-------0-2-----|-5---7-7-(7)-------|
|---0----------7\--|-3--0--x-x-0------/7-|---0----------7\---|
|------------------|---------------------|--------------x----|


            PM  ~            PM  ~~~~~~                PM  ~
  E  E  S S E e E S S  E   E E E E +Q    Q     E E S S E e Q   E
|------------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
|------------------------|-----8-7-(7)-------|-------------------|
|---(2)-------0-2--------|-5---7-7-(7)-------|-----------0-2-----|
|-------------0-2-x-x----|-5---7-7-(7)-------|-----------0-2-----|
|-3--0--x-x-0-----x-x-/7-|---0---------------|-3-0-x-x-0------/7-|
|------------------------|--------------12\--|-------------------|


  E E Q   H      +Q   E E H      +W           +W            Q   Q  H
|---------2----|-(2)--2-2-2----|-(2)--------|-(2)--------|--------------*|
|-----8\--3----|-(3)--3-3-3----|-(3)--------|-(3)--------|--------------*|
|-5---7\--2----|-(2)--2-2-2----|-(2)--------|-(2)--------|-(0)--2-------*|
|-5---7\--0----|-(0)-----------|-(0)--------|-(0)--------|------2-------*|
|---0-----0----|-(0)-----------|-(0)--------|-(0)--------|--3---0-------*|
|--------------|---------------|------------|------------|--------------*|
                 +W



Duration Legend
---------------
W - whole; H - half; Q - quarter; E - 8th; S - 16th; T - 32nd; X - 64th; a - acciaccatura
+ - note tied to previous; . - note dotted; .. - note double dotted
Uncapitalized letters represent notes that are staccato (1/2 duration)
Irregular groupings are notated above the duration line
Duration letters will always appear directly above the note/fret number it represents the
duration for.  Duration letters with no fret number below them represent rests.  Multi-
bar rests are notated in the form Wxn, where n is the number of bars to rest for.  Low
melody durations appear below the staff

Tablature Legend
----------------
 h   - hammer-on
 p   - pull-off
 b   - bend
 pb  - pre-bend
 r   - bend release (if no number after the r, then release immediately)
 /\  - slide into or out of (from/to "nowhere")
 s   - legato slide
 S   - shift slide
 - natural harmonic
[n]  - artificial harmonic
n(n) - tapped harmonic
 ~   - vibrato
 tr  - trill
 T   - tap
 TP  - trem. picking
 PM  - palm muting
\n/  - tremolo bar dip; n = amount to dip
 \n  - tremolo bar down
 n/  - tremolo bar up
/n\  - tremolo bar inverted dip
 =   - hold bend; also acts as connecting device for hammers/pulls
 <> - volume swell (louder/softer)
 x   - on rhythm slash represents muted slash
 o   - on rhythm slash represents single note slash

Misc Legend
-----------
 |  - bar
||  - double bar
||o - repeat start
o|| - repeat end
*|  - double bar (ending)
 :  - bar (freetime)
 $  - Segno
 &  - Coda
Tempo markers -  = BPM(8/16=s8/s16), where s8 = swing 8ths, s16 = swing 16ths

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