Van Halen - Panama tab

Here's Panama by Van Halen... THE WHOLE THING (Well most of it anyway)

Transcribed by Eric Larson (larsoe@rpi.edu)

I figured this out with my own two ears, so I'm sure it's not perfect, but
I tried to come as close as I could. This is a great song to learn. The chord
progressions are classic. The solo I found hard to notate, I give the basics,
fill in the rest with your own improvisation. I should be posting Drop Dead
Legs soon, another awesome tune!  Perhaps someone could post some stuff off 
their latest album???


Intro:

E Esu4 B E E B D Dsu4 A--------------------------------|-------------------------|--9----10-----7------9------10-7-|-7-----8-----7-----------|--9-----9-----8------9-------9-8-|-7-----7-----8-----------|--9-----9-----9------9-------9-9-|-7-----7-----9-----7\\\--|--7-----7------------7-------7---|-5-----5-----------O\\\--|----O-O---O-O---O-O----O-O-------|---O-O---O-O-------------|-
PM (all open E's) DB (Dive Bomb - Hit the Twang Stick) E Esu4 B E E B D Dsus4 A--------------------------------|-------------------------|-9----10-----7------9------10-7-|-7-----8-----7-----------|-9-----9-----8------9-------9-8-|-7-----7-----8-----------|-9-----9-----9------9-------9-9-|-7-----7-----9-----####--|-7-----7------------7-------7---|-5-----5-----------####--|---O-O---O-O---O-O----O-O-------|---O-O---O-O-------------|
PS (Pick-Slide)Pre-Verse: C#min B/Bsu4 A|-0---------------------------------------------|-|-5------------------4-5-4--4\2--2-2------------|-|-6------------------4-4-4--4\2--2-2------------|-|-6------------------4-4-4--4\2--2-2--4^h^4~~~~-|-|-4------4-4-4-4-4-4----------------------------|-|-----------------------------------------------|- $ AH ($ = strum & let ring)
C#min B/Bsu4 A B [---------Riff #1------------]-4---------------------------------------------O-----O-----5----5-----5-----|-5--4---4-5--------4-5-4--4\2--2-2---------------4-----4-----4----4-----4---|-6----6------------4-4-4--4\2--2-2---------4-------4-----4-----4----4-----4-|-6-----------------4-4-4--4\2--2-2---------4--------------------------------|-4-----------------------------------O-O-O-2--------------------------------|----------------------------------------------------------------------------| [---Harmonics----]
Chorus: E A D A D A G E A D A D A G E A D A D A G|-------------------------|------------------------|------------------------||--------3-X---3----------|--------3-X---3---------|--------3-X---3---------||-----2--2-X-2-2-2--------|-----2--2-X-2-2-2-------|-----2--2-X-2-2-2-------||-2---2--O-X-2-O-2--------|-2---2--O-X-2-O-2-------|-2---2--O-X-2-O-2-------||-2---O----X-O---O--------|-2---O----X-O---O-------|-2---O----X-O---O-------||-O-O--------------3/5\3~~|-O-O--------------3/5\3~|-O-O--------------3/5\3~| (Uh!) (Hey yeah!....) (Uh Huh!)
-------------------------|--------3-X---3----------|-----2--2-X-2-2-2--------|-2---2--O-X-2-O-2--------|-2---O----X-O---O--------|-O-O--------------3/5\3~~|
Verse1: D E E A D D E Asu2|-------------------------------------------------------------------------O---||-3-------------------------------5---------------------------------------O---||-2-----------------------------9-6-7------------------7-7-9----------O-O-2-\/||-O---2-------------------------9-7-7------------------7-7-9----------O-O-2-\/||-----2-------------------------7---5------------------5-5-7--------------O---||-----O------O-O-O-O-O--------------------(O)-(O)-(O)--------(O)-(O)----------| Jump Back What's that sound Here she comes..... Hot shoe.. $ PS
Bridge: F# C#min (arpegiate chord)|-O----------------------|-O---------------|---------------------------|------||-O----O-----O-----O-----|-5---------------|---------------------------|------||-3------3-----3-----3---|-6---------------|-\-------------------------|-riff-||-4--------4-----4-----4-|-6---------------|-\-------------------------|--#1--||-4----------------------|-4---------------|----5-------3------------2-|------||-2----------------------|-----------------|------6-5~----4-5~--2~-O---|------| $(Dont you know she...) $(You lose a....)
Chorus Verse 2 (basically the same as the first) Solo:
---------------|-------7-----7-7--------------|-----------------|-------------|---------------|-----7-------7-7--------------|---H-T-P--H------|-------------|---------------|-9^F-----9^F------9^F^9^F\~/--|-6-9-11-6-9- %5x-|-9^F^9^F~~~~~|---------------|------------------------------|-----------------|hold this----|-3~-O----O-----|------------------------------|-----------------|bend for next|------3~---3~~-|------------------------------|-----------------|-part -------|..ah oh) WB = Whammey Bar % = repeat ^F = Bend Full Step H = Hamer-On T = Tap P = Pull-Off
------------------------------------------------------------------------------|---------T----P----T----P----T----P----T----P----T----P-----------------------|-(9^F~)--14-(9^F)--12-(9^F)--14-(9^F)--16-(9^F)--14-(9^f^9~~)--7-7^WB--7-9-7~~|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|------------------------------------------------------------------------------| (release 9th bend here) ^ (bend up ^ with whammey bar)
-------------------------------|-------------------------------|-7^F-7-----7^F~----------------|-------9-7------9-8-7----------|----------------------9-8-7----|----------------------------10-|
Break? (I dunno what ya' call this part!) 'The Reach down between my legs part' :)
|------------------------------------------------------------------|--|------------------------------------------------------------------|--|------------------------------------------------------------------|--|---H--P-----------------H--P------------------H--P----------------|--|-/9-10-9----7^F^7-----/9-10-9----9~--(9~)---/9-10-9---9~----------|--|---------10--------7~---------10-----10-------------10---10-10/12-|--
--------------O-------|--------------O-------|--------------2-------| The rest of this is basically the same,---H--P-------3-------| He throws some chords in there that you-/9-10-9------3-------| should be able to figure out.---------10---1-------| $ (Arpegiate Chord)
That's about it, It's 2:30 am, I'm beat. :O *yawn* I don't feel like double checking this any mistakes should be obvious; If it sounds wrong, It's a mistake!
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