Van Halen - Girl Gone Bad tab

Girl Gone Bad

Van Halen (from 1984)

To avoid wasting vast amounts of space, entire sections are labeled as being tap
harmonics
rather than notating the harmonics for each note. For every note in these
sections, hold down the tabbed fret, and then tap exactly 12 frets above
to sound
the harmonic. It's a very tough song, so good luck.


*7* = artificial harmonic
<7> = natural harmonic
#   = note(s) beneath this symbol are tremelo picked
T   = note beneath is tapped

INTRO PART 1:

**all tap harmonics**

E|-------0-----------------0-------|B|-----1---1-------------0---1-----|G|---2-------2---------2-------2---|D|-3-----------3-----2-------------|A|-----------------0---------------|E|---------------------------------|
E|-0-----------------------------------------------0-----|B|-1--------------------------0------------------0---0---|G|-2--------------------------2----------------2-------2-|D|----------------------------2--------------2-----------|A|----0--0--0--0-0-0--0--0--0-----0--0--0--0-------------|E|-------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------0-----------------5--------------------------|B|-------1----1-------1----4---4-----1------------------|G|-----2--------2---2----6-------6---2------------------|D|---3------------3----------------7-3------------------|A|-0------------------------------------0--0--0--0-0-0--|E|------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------0--------|B|--------------4---4------|G|------------6-------6----|D|----------7-----------7--|A|-0--0--0-----------------|E|-------------------------|
INTRO PART 2: **normal**
E|-------------------------------------------------------------|B|-7---------------------------7-7-8---------------------------|G|-8---------------------------8-8-9---------------------------|D|-9---------------------------9-9-10--------------------------|A|----0--0--0--0-0-0--0--0--0----------0--0--0--0-0-0--0--0--0-|E|-------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------|B|-8--8--8--10-10-12-12-10-10-10-13-12-8--10-10-12-12-10---|G|-9--9--9--11-11-12-12-11-11-11-12-12-9--11-11-12-12-11---|D|-10-10-10-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-10-12-12-12-12-12---|A|---------------------------------------------------------|E|---------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------|B|--------------------------------------------8-10----|G|--------------------------------7-9--7-9-10---------|D|------------------5-7----7-9-10---------------------|A|-------5-7--5-7-8-----------------------------------|E|-5-7-8----------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------|B|----------1p0---0---------|G|-2--2--2------2---2p0-----|D|----------------------3p2-|A|--------------------------|E|--------------------------|
E|----0----------0------------0----------0---------|B|----0----------0------------0----------0---------|G|-2--2---2-2-5--5-----5-5-2--2---2-2-5--5-----5-5-|D|-2--2---2-2-3--3-----3-3-2--2---2-2-3--3-----3-3-|A|-0--0---0-0-0--0---0-----0--0---0-0-0--0---0-----|E|-------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------|B|-----------------------------------------------|G|-2---------------------------------------------|D|-2---------------------------------------------|A|-0------0-0--0-----0-0----0-----0-0----0--0----|E|----4b---------4b------4b---4b------4b------4b-|
E|------------------------------------------------------------|B|------------------------------------------------------------|G|-5------------------------T-----T-----T-------T-----T-------|D|-3------------------------9p7p5-9p7p5-9p7p5h7-7/17--9p7brp5-|A|-0------0-0--0-----0-0--------------------------------------|E|----4b---------4b------4b-----------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------|B|-----------------------------------------------|G|-2---------------------------------------------|D|-2---------------------------------------------|A|-0------0-0--0-----0-0----0-----0-0----0--0----|E|----4b---------4b------4b---4b------4b------4b-|
E|-------------------------------------------|B|----------------------------hold-----------|G|-5------------------------7b-*7r*-----*7b*-|D|-3--------------------------------*7*------|A|-0------0-0--0-----0-0---------------------|E|----4b---------4b------4b------------------|
VERSE:
E|---------------5----------------------------|B|---------------5----------------------------|G|-9--x-x-7---5-----5---5--x-5/7--/5--/73-----|D|-7--x-x-5---3-----3---3--x-3/5--/5--/73-----|A|--------------------------------------------|E|--------------------------------------------|
E|---------------5---------------|B|---------------5---------------|G|-5--x-x-7---5-----7---1--1/3---|D|-3--x-x-5---3-----5---1--1/3---|A|-------------------------------|E|-------------------------------|
E|---------------------------|B|-15-14-13-12-11-10-9-8-7-6-|G|-14-14-12-12-10-10-8-8-6-6-|D|---------------------------|A|---------------------------|E|---------------------------|
CHORUS #1:
E|-----------------------------------------------|B|-----------------------------------------------|G|-2---------------------------------------------|D|-2---------------------------------------------|A|-0------0-0--0-----0-0----0-----0-0----0--0----|E|----4b---------4b------4b---4b------4b------4b-|
E|---------------------------------------------------|B|---------------------------------------------------|G|-5----------------------------<5>---------<7>-<12>-|D|-3------------------------<5>-----<5>-<7>----------|A|-0------0-0--0-----0-0-----------------------------|E|----4b---------4b------4b--------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------|B|-----------------------------------------------|G|-2---------------------------------------------|D|-2---------------------------------------------|A|-0------0-0--0-----0-0----0-----0-0----0--0----|E|----4b---------4b------4b---4b------4b------4b-|
E|--------------------------|B|--------------------------|G|-5------------------------|D|-3------------------------|A|-0------0-0--0-----0-0----|E|----4b---------4b------4b-|
E|------------------------------------------------------|B|-T-----T-----T-----T------T------T------T------T------|G|-8p7p5-8p7p5-8p7p5-10p7p5-10p7p5-10p7p5-12p7p5-12/x-5-|D|------------------------------------------------------|A|------------------------------------------------------|E|------------------------------------------------------|
Now repeat the verse (simile) before going on to: CHORUS #2:
E|-----------------------------------------------|B|-----------------------------------------------|G|-2---------------------------------------------|D|-2---------------------------------------------|A|-0------0-0--0-----0-0----0-----0-0----0--0----|E|----4b---------4b------4b---4b------4b------4b-|
E|-----------------------------------------------------|B|-----------------------------------------------------|G|-5---------------------------------------------------|D|-3---------------------------------------------------|A|-0------0-0--0-----0-0----0----0----0----0----0------|E|----4b---------4b------4b---4b---3b---2b---1b---1b-0-|
INTERLUDE #1:
E|----------------------------------<12>-----|B|---------1-3/5-3-5/6---6/8---8/10-<12>-----|G|---------------------5-----7------<12>-----|D|-----2---------------------------------x---|A|---2---3-------------------------------x---|E|-0-------------------------------------x---|
E|-----------------------------3------------------------3--------|B|-----------------------3-2---0------------------3-2---0--------|G|-2------2------2-------2-2-2-0---2------2-------2-2-2-0--------|D|-2------2------2-/x-------2-0---2------2-/x-------2-0----------|A|-0-0----0-0----0-/x-------0-2---0-0----0-/x-------0-2----------|E|-----4b-----4b---/x---------3-------4b---/x---------3---10-----|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------|B|------------------------------------#--#--#----------------|G|-----------------------------7-6b-7-7-/9-/11-11/12--14~----|D|-----4-3b-4--x-x-4-3b-4--4---------------------------------|A|---------------------------5-------------------------------|E|-x-2-------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------|B|---------------------------------------7p3p0-6p3p0-5p3p0-3~-|G|--------------------------------7-6b-7----------------------|D|-----4-3b-4--x-4--x-3b-4------------------------------------|A|--------------------------x-5-5-----------------------------|E|-x-2--------------------------------------------------------|
GUITAR SOLO:
E|-------------------------------------------13p10-12p10-|B|------------#-#-#----------10-13p10-----10-------------|G|-2--2--4--6-7-9-11-12b-12b----------12b----------------|D|-2-----------------------------------------------------|A|-0-----------------------------------------------------|E|-------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------12brBRBR--|B|-------------------------------------------------------|G|----9-10p9----9------------------------#--#------------|D|-12--------12---12p10----10---------#--10-12-----------|A|----------------------12----12b-12--12-----------------|E|-------------------------------------------------------|
the big "B's" represent huge bends using the whammy bar
E|------------------12------17-20-19-17-19-17---------------|B|-13brbrp10-13brbr------/20-------------------20-20-19-17--|G|----------------------------------------------------------|D|----------------------------------------------------------|A|----------------------------------------------------------|E|----------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|B|----17-20p17----17-20p17-------------------------------------------------|G|-19----------19----------19-19p17----19b-17b-19p17----17h19p17----17-----|D|----------------------------------19---------------19----------19----19--|A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----17br-17------17-17br-17------|B|-20---------20b-------------20b--|G|---------------------------------|D|---------------------------------|A|---------------------------------|E|---------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------|B|------------12-12h13p12----------------------------|G|-----14p12--------------14-12h14p12----------------|D|---x--------------------------------14-13h14p13p12-|A|-x-------------------------------------------------|E|---------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------#--#-#--#-#---------|B|--------------------------#--#-#-5-/7-5-/8-7----11---|G|--------------------------2-/5-4-5-/7-5-/8-7-11-11---|D|-12--------*12*-----/17------------------------------|A|----15--15------15-----------------------------------|E|-----------------------------------------------------|
INTERLUDE #2: **tap harmonics**
E|-------------------------------------5----------0------|B|---1-----1-----0-----0-------------5---5----------1----|G|-----2-----2-----2-----2-----------------5/---2-----2--|D|-2-----2-----2-----2-----2--4-5------------3-----------|A|-------------------------------------------------------|E|-------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------0----|B|---1-----0-----0-1----------5------------1--|G|-----2-----2-------2------5---5------2------|D|-2-----2-----2--------4-5-------5-3---------|A|--------------------------------------------|E|--------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------0----------|B|--------------------------------1----1-------|G|-2----------------------------2--------2-----|D|-2--------------------------3------------3---|A|----0--0--0--0-0-0--0--0--0------------------|E|---------------------------------------------|
E|-------0-----------------------------------|B|-----4---4------1--------------------------|G|---6-------6----2--------------------------|D|-7-----------7--3--------------------------|A|-------------------0--0--0--0-0-0--0--0--0-|E|-------------------------------------------|
E|-------0-|B|-----1---|G|---2-----|D|-3-------|A|---------|E|---------|
normal
E|-------0--------|B|-----4---4------|G|---6-------6----|D|-7-----------7--|A|----------------|E|----------------|
OUTRO: play INTRO PART 2 again, and repeat the last four lines of it (ie the riff used in the chorus) 4 times, improvising those little solo parts that come at the end of every 2nd line. finally, end with this, played twice:
E|----------------------0------------0-0---|B|----------------------0------------0-0---|G|-2-2-2-2-2--2-2-2-2-2-5------------5-5-2-|D|-2-2-2-2-2--2-2-2-2-2-3------------3-3-2-|A|-0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|E|-----------------------------------------|
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