Van Halen - And The Cradle Will Rock tab

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		  AND THE CRADLE WILL ROCK - Van Halen
	   As heard on the 1980 album 'WOMEN AND CHILDREN FIRST'.
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Tuning: Standard

This is one of my all-time favorite Van Halen songs. It's also got some pretty cool
which are made by Eddie's Wurlitzer electric piano. The Wurlitzer was run through a flanger
then put through Eddie's Marshall stack. I actually believe that all the rhythm parts in 
song are played on the Wurlitzer, but for the sake of tabbing this, it'll be on guitar.

Wurlizter piano intro
0:00 - 0:04
Eddie said in a 1980 Guitar World interview that he just banged on random sets of keys,
didn't actually intend to make a melody. However, it's possible to get a similar sound
just sliding up and down, doing harmonics on the E string. It's also good if you can get 
MXR Phase 90 thrown into the mix as well.
e|--------------------------------------------------------|B|--------------------------------------------------------|G|--------------------------------------------------------|D|--------------------------------------------------------|A|--------------------------------------------------------|E|-/+-/+-/+-/+-/+-/+-/+-/+--/++--\+-\+-\+-\+-\+-\+-\+-----|
Intro0:04 - 0:22 |--PM----------|e|---------------------------|B|----------3----------------|G|-22-x-5x5-2--20202020------| x4D|-22-x-5x5-0--20202020------|A|-00-x--------0-0-0-0-------|E|---------------------------|
Intro lead solo (tremolo picked)0:11 - 0:22e|--------------|B|---10-8--8-10-|G|--------9-----|D|--------------|A|--------------|E|--------------|Listen to the song to get the timing right.
VerseThis part is played in kind of a shuffle, it's hard to tab out how many timeseach chord is hit, so just play along with the song and you'll get it.0:22 - 0:37 0:37e|------------------1-1-x1-11x-11------|B|--6-6--6-66x-66---1-1-x1-11x-11----3-|G|--5-5-x5-55x-55---3-3-x3-33x-33----3-|D|--5-5-x5-55x-55--------------------3-|A|-------------------------------------|E|-------------------------------------|
Interlude0:37 - 0:40e|--------------------|B|--------------------|G|--------------------|D|--------------------|A|--------------------|E|-/+-/+-/+-/+-/+-/+--|
Chorus0:40 - 0:57 |--PM----------|e|---------------------------|B|----------3----------------|G|-22-x-5x5-2--20202020------| x4D|-22-x-5x5-0--20202020------|A|-00-x--------0-0-0-0-------|E|---------------------------|
Verse 20:57 - 1:13 1:12e|-------------------------------------|B|----------------------------------3--|G|--2-2--2-22--22---3-3-x3-33x-33---3--|D|--3-3-x3-33x-33---1-1-x1-11x-11---3--|A|--3-3-x3-33x-33----------------------|E|-------------------------------------|
Interlude1:13 - 1:15e|--------------------|B|--------------------|G|--------------------|D|--------------------|A|--------------------|E|-\+-\+-\+-\+-\+-\+--|
Chorus 21:15 - 1:33 |--PM----------|e|---------------------------|B|----------3----------------|G|-22-x-5x5-2--20202020------| x4D|-22-x-5x5-0--20202020------|A|-00-x--------0-0-0-0-------|E|---------------------------|
Solo1:33 - 1:51e|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|B|--t-----------t--------t--------t---------t---------t---------t-----------|G|--17p---9h12--17p9h12--17p9h12--17p10h13--17p10h13--17p11h14--17p11-------|D|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|A|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|E|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
1:38e|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|B|--t-------------t----t----p--------------------------------------------|G|--17h11\10~-----13---10---10p9~~~--\------x--5b--5--5--5--5--5--5------|D|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|A|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
e|---------------------------------------------------------------|B|-------------------------------------------------8--11p8--11---|G|--5-5-5---5p3h5---3^\-----------------5h9p5--5/9---------------|D|--------------------------------------5h7h9--------------------|A|----------------------------x--3h5h7---------------------------|E|---------------------------------------------------------------|
e|-----8--11^--11--10--9--8------------------------------------20~~~--|B|--^---------------------------11^~~~/20----------20-----------------|G|--------------------------------------------19^------19--17---------|D|--------------------------------------------------------------------|A|--------------------------------------------------------------------|E|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
The rest of the song is just repeating the second verse and the chorus. | / slide up | \ slide down | h hammer-on | p pull-off | ~ vibrato | + harmonic | x Mute note =============================================================================
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