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                                     BEAT IT
               As recorded by Micheal Jackson and  Eddie Van Halen

Words and Music by Micheal Jackson


          E5                   D5                   C5
      x 7 9 9 x x          x 5 7 7 x x          x 3 5 5 x x

Gtr I (E A D G B E) - 'Gtr 1'
Gtr II (E A D G B E) - 'Gtr 2'
Gtr III (E A D G B E) - 'Gtr3'

 Intro
  Q=137
                          Em                     D                 Em
 4/4
  Gtrs I, II
  Wx12          H    Q  E E   +E  E E E Q  +E  a E   +E  E q  q  E E
|-------------|-------------|----------------------|-----------------|
|-------------|-------------|----------------------|-----------------|
|-------------|-------------|----------------------|-----------------|
|-------------|-------------|---------5-2--(2)-2h4-|-(4)-2-----------|
|-------------|-------------|-------2--------------|-------5--5------|
|-------------|-----------0-|-(0)-3----------------|---------------0-|


                       D                Em                                D
                                          Gtr I
                                                                  ~~~~~~
  +E  E E E Q  +E  a E    +E  E q  Q  E S S    S  S S S  E S S  E E +E    S S
|-----------------------|-------------------|----------------------------------|
|-----------------------|-------------------|----------------------------------|
|-----------------------|-------------x-x-x-|--x--x-x-x-12-x-x-12-9-(9)---x-x--|
|---------5-2--(2)-2h4--|-(4)-2-------x-x-x-|--x--x-x-x-12-x-x-12-9-(9)---x-x--|
|-------2---------------|-------5-----------|----------------------------------|
|-(0)-3-----------------|-------------------|----------------------------------|
|
|                                       Gtr II
|  W                       H.         E E     +E    E    E E    Q   +E  a E
|-----------------------|-------------------|----------------------------------|
|-----------------------|-------------------|----------------------------------|
|-----------------------|-------------------|----------------------------------|
|-----------------------|-------------------|--------------5----2---(2)-2h4----|
|-----------------------|-------------------|------------2---------------------|
|-----------------------|---------------0---|-(0)---3--------------------------|


                   Em
               \1___/
            ~
               |---3----|
   E  S S E E +E   +E  +E  Q
|------------------------------|
|--7--x-x-7--------------------|
|--7--x-x-7-7-(7)--(7)-(7)-----|
|-----------7-(7)--(7)-(7)-----|
|------------------------------|
|------------------------------|
|
| +E  E   q    q           E E
|------------------------------|
|------------------------------|
|------------------------------|
|-(4)-2------------------------|
|---------5----5---------------|
|----------------------------0-|


                      D
                      ~~~~~~                  ~~~~~~
   S  S S S  E S S  E E +E    S S    E  S S E E +Q   +E   E
|---------------------------------|--------------------------||
|---------------------------------|--7--x-x-7----------------||
|--x--x-x-x-12-x-x-12-9-(9)---x-x-|--7--x-x-7-7-(7)--(7)\----||
|--x--x-x-x-12-x-x-12-9-(9)---x-x-|-----------7-(7)--(7)\----||
|---------------------------------|--------------------------||
|---------------------------------|--------------------------||
|
| +E    E    E E    Q   +E  a E     +E  E   q    H
|---------------------------------|--------------------------||
|---------------------------------|--------------------------||
|---------------------------------|--------------------------||
|--------------5----2---(2)-2h4---|-(4)-2--------------------||
|------------2--------------------|---------5----------------||
|-(0)---3-------------------------|--------------------------||


   Verse
    E5          D5                 E5        D5
    E E Q  Q  E E   Q  Q  H      E E Q  Q  E E
||----------------|------------|---------------|
||o---------------|------------|---------------|
||----9-9--9----7-|-7--7-------|---9-9--9----7-|
||----9-9--9----7-|-7--7-------|---9-9--9----7-|
||o---7-7--7----5-|-5--5-------|---7-7--7----5-|
||----------------|------------|---------------|


                 C5        D5
  Q  Q  H      E E Q  Q  E E   Q  Q  H
|------------|---------------|-----------|
|------------|---------------|-----------|
|-7--7-------|---5-5--5----7-|-7--7------|
|-7--7-------|---5-5--5----7-|-7--7------|
|-5--5-------|---3-3--3----5-|-5--5------|
|------------|---------------|-----------|


    E5        D5                 E5        D5
  E E Q  Q  E E   Q  Q  H      E E Q  Q  E E
|---------------|------------|---------------|
|---------------|------------|---------------|
|---9-9--9----7-|-7--7-------|---9-9--9----7-|
|---9-9--9----7-|-7--7-------|---9-9--9----7-|
|---7-7--7----5-|-5--5-------|---7-7--7----5-|
|---------------|------------|---------------|


                 E5        D5
  Q  Q  H      E E Q  Q  E E   Q  Q  H
|------------|---------------|------------|
|------------|---------------|------------|
|-7--7-------|---9-9--9----7-|-7--7-------|
|-7--7-------|---9-9--9----7-|-7--7-------|
|-5--5-------|---7-7--7----5-|-5--5-------|
|------------|---------------|------------|


    C5        D5                 E5        D5
  E E Q  Q  E E   Q  Q  H      E E Q  Q  E E   Q  Q  Q E  E
|---------------|------------|---------------|--------------||
|---------------|------------|---------------|--------------||
|---5-5--5----7-|-7--7-------|---9-9--9----7-|-7--7---------||
|---5-5--5----7-|-7--7-------|---9-9--9----7-|-7--7---------||
|---3-3--3----5-|-5--5-------|---7-7--7----5-|-5--5---------||
|---------------|------------|---------------|------------0-||


 Chorus
  Em                 D                 Em                     D
  +E  E E E Q  +E  a E   +E  E q  q  E E   +E  E E E Q  +E  a E
|----------------------|-----------------|----------------------|
|----------------------|-----------------|----------------------|
|----------------------|-----------------|----------------------|
|---------5-2--(2)-2h4-|-(4)-2-----------|---------5-2--(2)-2h4-|
|-------2--------------|-------5--5------|-------2--------------|
|-(0)-3----------------|---------------0-|-(0)-3----------------|


                Em                     D                 Em
  +E  E q  Q  E E   +E  E E E Q  +E  a E   +E  E q  q  E E
|-----------------|----------------------|------------------|
|-----------------|----------------------|------------------|
|-----------------|----------------------|------------------|
|-(4)-2-----------|---------5-2--(2)-2h4-|-(4)-2------------|
|-------5---------|-------2--------------|-------5--5-------|
|---------------0-|-(0)-3----------------|---------------0--|


                     D                 Em                     D
  +E  E E E Q  +E  a E   +E  E q  Q  E E   +E  E E E Q  +E  a E
|----------------------|-----------------|----------------------|
|----------------------|-----------------|----------------------|
|----------------------|-----------------|----------------------|
|---------5-2--(2)-2h4-|-(4)-2-----------|---------5-2--(2)-2h4-|
|-------2--------------|-------5---------|-------2--------------|
|-(0)-3----------------|---------------0-|-(0)-3----------------|


                Em                     D                 Em
  +E  E q  q  E E   +E  E E E Q  +E  a E   +E  E q  Q  Q
|-----------------|----------------------|------------------||
|-----------------|----------------------|-----------------o||
|-----------------|----------------------|------------------||
|-(4)-2-----------|---------5-2--(2)-2h4-|-(4)-2------------||
|-------5--5------|-------2--------------|-------5---------o||
|---------------0-|-(0)-3----------------|------------------||


 Bridge
  E5                                                 D5
  E e q  q  e e   q  q  H      E e q  q  e e   q  q  H
|---------------|------------|---------------|------------|
|---------------|------------|---------------|------------|
|---------------|------------|---------------|------------|
|---------------|------------|---------------|------------|
|---------------|------------|---------------|------------|
|---0-0--0----0-|-0--0-------|---0-0--0----0-|-0--0-------|


  E5
  E e q  q  e e   q  q  H      E e q  q  e e
|---------------|------------|---------------|
|---------------|------------|---------------|
|---------------|------------|---------------|
|---------------|------------|---------------|
|---------------|------------|---------------|
|---0-0--0----0-|-0--0-------|---0-0--0----0-|


        D5                                             D5
               Gtr I
  q  q  H        E e    q      q    e  e      q      q    H
|--------------|---------------------------|---------------------|
|--------------|---------------------------|---------------------|
|--------------|---------------------------|---------------------|
|--------------|---------------------------|---------------------|
|--------------|---------------------------|---------------------|
|-0--0---------|---0----0------0-------0---|--0------0-----------|
|
|              Gtr II
|                                ~~~~~~                ~~~~~~
| W              E S S  E S S  E E +E  S S    E S S  E E +Q   Q
|--------------|---------------------------|---------------------|
|--------------|---------------------------|---------------------|
|--------------|---x-x-12-x-x-12-9-(9)-x-x-|-12-x-x-12-9-(9)-----|
|--------------|---x-x-12-x-x-12-9-(9)-x-x-|-12-x-x-12-9-(9)-----|
|--------------|---------------------------|---------------------|
|--------------|---------------------------|---------------------|


  E5                                      D5        E5
  E e    q      q    e  e      q      q    H        E e    q      q    e  e
|---------------------------|---------------------|---------------------------|
|---------------------------|---------------------|---------------------------|
|---------------------------|---------------------|---------------------------|
|---------------------------|---------------------|---------------------------|
|---------------------------|---------------------|---------------------------|
|---0----0------0-------0---|--0------0-----------|---0----0------0-------0---|
|
|                 ~~~~~~                ~~~~~~                      ~~~~~~
| E S S  E S S  E E +E  S S    E S S  E E +Q   Q    E S S  E S S  E E +E  S S
|---------------------------|---------------------|---------------------------|
|---------------------------|---------------------|---------------------------|
|---x-x-12-x-x-12-9-(9)-x-x-|-12-x-x-12-9-(9)-----|---x-x-12-x-x-12-9-(9)-x-x-|
|---x-x-12-x-x-12-9-(9)-x-x-|-12-x-x-12-9-(9)-----|---x-x-12-x-x-12-9-(9)-x-x-|
|---------------------------|---------------------|---------------------------|
|---------------------------|---------------------|---------------------------|


                                                  G
   W                    W
                                                  G
   q      q    H        E e    q      q    e  e
|---------------------|---------------------------|
|---------------------|---------------------------|
|---------------------|---------------------------|
|---------------------|---------------------------|
|---------------------|---------------------------|
|--0------0-----------|---0----0------0-------0---|
|
|                                                 G
|           ~~~~~~                      ~~~~~~
|  E S S  E E +Q   Q    E S S  E S S  E E +E  S S
|---------------------|---------------------------|
|---------------------|---------------------------|
|-12-x-x-12-9-(9)-----|---x-x-12-x-x-12-9-(9)-x-x-|
|-12-x-x-12-9-(9)-----|---x-x-12-x-x-12-9-(9)-x-x-|
|---------------------|---------------------------|
|---------------------|---------------------------|


  E
 tr I
   q          q      H
   |          |
   o          /

 tr III
     \7___/
   Q a   +Q     +E   E  E E
|------------------------------||
|------------------------------||
|----0---(0)----(0)h=1s=2s3b4==||
|------------------------------||
|------------------------------||
|------------------------------||
|
|tr II
|                ~~~~~~~
|  E S    S   E  E  +Q    Q
|------------------------------||
|------------------------------||
|-12-x----x--12--9--(9)--------||
|-12-x----x--12--9--(9)--------||
|------------------------------||
|------------------------------||


 Guitar Solo
      E5              D5
  Gtrs I, II
   E  E Q    Q      E E    Q         Q    H
      | |    |        |    |         |
      / /    /        /    /         /

  Gtr III
                              T                T
  +H        +E  +E  Q     +E  E     +Q   +E  E Q
|-----------------------|-----------------------------|
|-----------------------|-----------------------------|
|-(3)-------(3)r(3)s7---|-(7)-7(14)-(7)--(7)s9-9(14)--|
|-----------------------|-----------------------------|
|-----------------------|-----------------------------|
|-----------------------|-----------------------------|


      E5                                    D5
   E  E  Q           Q              E        E
      |  |           |                       |
      /  /           /                       /

         T  T        T              T              T
                     |--3--|        |--3--|
  +Q     S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  T  T  T  T
|----------15p10h14-15p14p12p10h14-15p14p12p10h14-15p14p=|
|--------------------------------------------------------|
|-(9)---12-----------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------|


  D5
   Q     Q     H
   |     |
   /     /

            T              T
   |--3--|              |--3--|
   S  S  S  T  T  T  T  S  S  S  S  S  E   E   Q
|-12p10--------------------------------------------|
|-------14h15p14p12p10h14h15-14p12p10h14s=15p=12---|
|--------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------|


        C5              D5
    E   E Q     Q     E  E
        | |     |        |
        / /     /        /

             |--3--|                     |--3--|
   +E   E    S  S  S  S  S  S  S   S  S  S  S  S  S  S
|--------------------12h19p15p12-----12----------12-----|
|-(12)/-----12h15h19-------------h19----19p15p12----19p=|
|-------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------|


  D5
   Q     Q      H
   |     |
   /     /

                                                                         T
   |-------6-------|
   S  S  S  S   S  S  S  S  a      +E   +S   S  a      +E   +S   +S   S  S
|----------12--------12----------------------------------------------------|
|-15p12h15----h19-17----12---------------------15b17==(15)-(15)r(15)p12-15-|
|--------------------------14b16==(14)r(14)p12-----------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|


       E5                    D5
    E    E  Q    Q     E       E
         |  |    |             |
         /  /    /             /

                                              \5___
   +S    S  S S  S  S  a      +E   +S   S  E  Q
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-(15)-/15p12-x-15p12-----------------------------|
|---------------------14b16==(14)-(14)r14p12p=0---|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|


  D5
   Q               Q        H
   |               |
   /               /

   /                          \1___/
  +S  +E.  a      +E  +S  S E a   +T  T S +Q
|----------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------|
|-(0)-(0)-[9]b11==(9)r(9)p7h9-9---(9)-9p7-(7)--|
|----------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------|


      E5                        D5
  E   E  Q          Q        E  E   Q                Q             H
      |  |          |           |   |                |
      /  /          /           /   /                /

                \2        /             \1___/
                                                     |-3--|
  E a E +S  S S S   S S S S +E  E   S S a   +S  +S  +E  E E  a    +H
|---------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
|---3s5-(5)-3p0h3--h5-3p0h3-(3)-5p|=3-0-5---(5)-(5)-(5)p3p0--------------|
|-2-------------------------------|-------------------------[2]b4-(2)----|
|---------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|--------------------------------------|


        E5                                           D5
   E      E   Q             Q              E         E
          |   |             |                        |
          /   /             /                        /

  +E      E   E  a     +E   S   S  a      +E    +E.     S
|------------12------------12-----15b17==(15)--(15)r---12-|
|---------------15b17-(15)-----12-------------------------|
|-(2)/--/12-----------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------|


   Q                   Q         H
   |                   |
   /                   /

                       ~~        T
   S  a     +S   S  S  H      S  S S  S
|---------------------------------------|
|-12----------------------------15p8h13-|
|----14b16-(14)-14-12-14----------------|
|---------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------|


       C5                            D5
   E    E    Q          Q       E    E
        |    |          |            |
        /    /          /            /

   T       T       T       T       T       T       T          T
   |-3--|       |-----6------|  |-----6------|  |------6------|
   S S  S  S S  S  S S  S  S S  S  S S  S  S S  S  S S  S  S  S
|-15p8h12---------15p8h12---------15p8h12---------15p8h12p10h17p|
|---------15p8h12---------15p8h12---------15p8h12---------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------|


   Q     Q     H
   |     |
   /     /

      T     T
   S  S  S  S  Q    E  E   Q
|-10h17p10h17p10-------0--12-------|
|----------------------0--15b17----|
|-----------------/12--------------|
|----------------------------------|
|----------------------------------|
|----------------------------------|


     E5              D5
   E E   Q    Q    E  E     Q    Q    H
     |   |    |       |     |    |
     /   /    /       /     /    /

   TP    TP   TP      TP    TP   TP   TP TP
   Q     Q    Q.      E     Q    Q    E  Q.
|-12----14---15------17--|-17---19---19-21b24=====||
|------------------------|------------------------||
|------------------------|------------------------||
|------------------------|------------------------||
|------------------------|------------------------||
|------------------------|------------------------||


 Outro
  Em                   D                         Em                       D
    TP                              ~~
   +H.           +E     +E     +E   E    Q   H                   W
|-(21)----------(21)---(21)-|-(21)r----------------||-----------------------|
|---------------------------|----------------------||o----------------------|
|---------------------------|----------------------||-----------------------|
|---------------------------|----------------------||-----------------------|
|---------------------------|-------x\-------------||o----------------------|
|---------------------------|----------------------||-----------------------|
|
| Gtrs I, II
|   E  E E E Q   +E  a   E     +E   E  q   q   E E     +E  E E E Q  +E  a E
|---------------------------|----------------------||-----------------------|
|---------------------------|----------------------||o----------------------|
|---------------------------|----------------------||-----------------------|
|----------5-2---(2)-2h==4--|--(4)--2--------------||----------5-2--(2)-2h4-|
|--------2------------------|----------5---5-------||o-------2--------------|
|---0--3--------------------|--------------------0-||--(0)-3----------------|


                Em                     D                 Em
  Gtrs I, II
  +E  E q  Q  E E   +E  E E E Q  +E  a E   +E  E q  q  E E
|-----------------|----------------------|------------------|
|-----------------|----------------------|------------------|
|-----------------|----------------------|------------------|
|-(4)-2-----------|---------5-2--(2)-2h4-|-(4)-2------------|
|-------5---------|-------2--------------|-------5--5-------|
|---------------0-|-(0)-3----------------|---------------0--|


                     D                 Em
  +E  E E E Q  +E  a E   +E  E q  q  E E  4x
|----------------------|------------------||
|----------------------|-----------------o||
|----------------------|------------------||
|---------5-2--(2)-2h4-|-(4)-2------------||
|-------2--------------|-------5--5------o||
|-(0)-3----------------|---------------0--||


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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