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AC/DC-Hells Bells
Back in Black (1980)
Transcribed by: playinbass1432
Email: playinbass1432@hotmail.com

Standard Tuning

Intro: (Start counting at 0:46)

             C B A                                   A                  
G|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
A|-----------3-2---|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
E|---------------5-|-----------------|---------------5-|-----------------|

             C B A
G|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
A|-----------3-2---|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
E|---------------5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|

   A         C B A                                                     G
G|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------57---|
A|-----------3-2---|-----------------|-----------------|----------57-----|
E|-5-5-5-5-5-----5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-----3-|

     G   D   C B A
G|-----------------|
D|-----------------|
A|-------5---3-2---|
E|---3-3---------5-|

Pre Verse 1:
  
   A             D           C   B     A             D           C   B
G|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
A|---------------5-|-5-5-5-5-3---2---|---------------5-|-5-5-5-5-3---2---|
E|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5---|-----------------|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5---|-----------------|

Verse 1:

   A             D           C   B     A             D           C   B
G|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
A|---------------5-|-5-5-5-5-3-3-2-2-|---------------5-|-5-5-5-5-3-3-2-2-|
E|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5---|-----------------|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5---|-----------------|

   A             D           C   B     A             D           C   B
G|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
A|---------------5-|-5-5-5-5-3-3-2-2-|---------------5-|-5-5-5-5-3---2---|
E|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5---|-----------------|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5---|-----------------|

Pre Chorus 1:

   D                         C   G     D                         C   G
G|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
A|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-3-------|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-3-------|
E|-----------------|-------------3---|-----------------|-------------3---|

   E                         D   A     E                           
G|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
A|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|-7-7-7-7-5-------|-----------------|-----------------|
E|-----------------|-------------5---|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-2-2-3b--|

Chorus 1:

   A                                                               C B A
G|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
A|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------3-2---|
E|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-----5-|
 
   A                                                 G     G   D   C B A
G|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-----------------|-----------------|----------/7-7---|-----------------|
A|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-------5\--3-2---|
E|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-------3-|---3-3---------5-|

Pre Verse 2:
  
   A             D           C   B     A             D           C   B
G|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
A|---------------5-|-5-5-5-5-3---2---|---------------5-|-5-5-5-5-3---2---|
E|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5---|-----------------|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5---|-----------------|

Verse 2:

   A                 D       C   B     A             D           C   B
G|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
A|---------------3/|-5-5-5-5-3-3-2-2-|---------------3/|-5-5-5-5-3-3-2-2-|
E|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5---|-----------------|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5---|-----------------|

   A             D           C   B     A             D           C   B
G|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
A|---------------5-|-5-5-5-5-3-3-2-2-|---------------5-|-5-5-5-5-3---2---|
E|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5---|-----------------|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5---|-----------------|

Pre Chorus 2:

   D                         C   G     D                         C   G
G|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
A|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-3-------|/5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5\--3-------|
E|-----------------|-------------3---|-----------------|-------------3---|

   E                         D   A     E                         4 
G|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
A|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|-7-7-7-7-5-------|-----------------|-----------------|
E|-----------------|-------------5---|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-2-2-3-3-|

Chorus 2:

   A                                                               C B A
G|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
A|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------3-2---|
E|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-----5-|

   A                                                 G     G   D   C B A
G|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
A|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-------5---3-2---|
E|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-3-|---3-3---------5-|

Bridge:

   A                                                                   
G|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
A|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
E|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|

Guitar Solo:

   A G A         C         D           A G A         C         D         
G|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
A|---------------3-|-------5---------|---------------3-|-------5---------|
E|-5-3-5-----------|-----------------|-5-3-5-----------|-----------------|

   A G A         C         D           A G A         C         D         
G|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
A|---------------3-|-------5---5-5---|---------------3-|-------5-5-5-5-5-|
E|-5-3-5-----------|-----------------|-5-3-5-----------|-----------------|

   D   C D     C D           C   G     D   C D     C D           C   G
G|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
A|-5-5-3-5-5-5-3-5-|-5-5-5-5-3-3-----|-5-5-3-5-5-5-3-5-|-5-5-5-5-3-3-----|
E|-----------------|-------------3---|-----------------|-------------3---|

   E   D E     D E           D   A     E                        
G|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
A|-7-7-5-7-7-7-5-7-|-7-7-7-7-5-------|-----------------|-----------------|
E|-----------------|-------------5---|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-1-2-2-3-3-|

Chorus 3:

   A                                                               C B A
G|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
A|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------3-2---|
E|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-----5-|

   A                                                 C     C   D   C B A
G|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
A|-----------------|-----------------|---------------3-|---3-3-5---3-2---|
E|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5---|---------------5-|

   A                                                 C     C   D   C B A
G|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-----------------|----------------7|-----------------|-----------------|
A|-----------------|-----------7/10--|---------------3-|---3-3-5---3-2---|
E|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-------|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5---|---------------5-|

   A                                                 C     C   D   D
G|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-----------------|-----------------|------------57---|-----------------|
A|-----------------|-----------------|----------57---3-|---3-3-5---5-5-5-|
E|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-------|-----------------|

Outro:

   A G A         C         D           A G A         C         D         
G|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
A|---------------3-|-------5---------|---------------3-|-------5---------|
E|-5-3-5-----------|-----------------|-5-3-5-----------|-----------------|

                                                   
   A G A         C         D           A G A         C         D         
G|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
A|---------------3-|-------5---------|---------------3-|-------5---------|
E|-5-3-5-----------|-----------------|-5-3-5-----------|-----------------|

                                       A G A  
G|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
A|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
E|-----------------|-----------------|-5-3-5-----------|

            
            
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scottmiles 10 Feb 06, 2009 12:14 AM

the only thing i would say is, you dont have to do a 5 on the first string, why not do 3-2 then 0 on the 2nd string, be alot easier for beginners, apart form that perfect ! 5 stars

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playinbass1432 1,442 Feb 06, 2009 06:56 AM

Because I tab what Cliff actually plays...in live settings he would actually do it all on the E string, 8 7 and 5. He plays the verses live up on the 10th fret too lol.

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lbra73 658 Dec 24, 2010 04:12 AM

This is awesome!! Very easy to read and accurate with the fills and everything. Thanks!

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