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Artist:Van Halen
Album:Best of Both Worlds
Title:Black and Blue

Tuning:Standard (E A D G B e)

Legend:
/=slide up
\=slide down
b*=see tabulature 
h=hammer on
p=pull off
//-x-\\=pick slide
HARM.=harmonics
A.H.=Artificial harmonics
~~=vibrato
Tr~~~~=trill
Trem. bar=tremelo bar
T=tap with right hand 


    [INTRO]
e||----------0------0-------------------------------0----------------------|
B||------------0------0--------------------------3----3----0---------------|
G||--4/6---7------6------4-----------------------2------2------------------|
D||----------------------------------------------0------2----2-----------2-|
A||--2/4---5------4------2-----------------2h4----------0----2-------------|
E||--------------------------0-3b*-0-3b*-0-------------------0--0h3h4p3p0--|
  *=1/4 bends

e|-----------0------0------------------------------0-------0---------------|
B|-------------0-------------------------------------0---------------0-----|
G|--------7-------6---6\4-----------------4/6---7-------7----2-------2-----|
D|----------------------------------------------5-------4----2-------2-----|
A|--2/4---5-------4---4\2-----------------2/4----------------0-------0-----|
E|--------------------------0-3b*-0-3b*-0----------------------------------|
  *=1/4 bends

e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--4/6----7--7---6--6----4-----------------4/6----7----7---2-----2/9------|
D|-------------------------------------------------7----7---2-----2/9------|
A|--2/4----5--5---4--4----2-----------------2/4----5----5---0-----0/7------|
E|--------------0------0-----0-3b*-0-3b*-0---------------------0-----------|
  *=1/4 bends

e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|----------------4/6--7--7-----6--6----4-------------4/6--7---7---2-----9-|
D|---------------------------------------------------------7---7---2-----9-|
A|----------------2/4--5--5-----4--4----2-------------2/4--5-5-5---0-----7-|
E|--3b^--3-3-3-3-------------0-------0----3b*-0-3b*-0------------0---3p0-0-|
  ^=gradually bend                     b*=1/4 bends

e|--------------------------||
B|--------------------------||
G|--------------------------||
D|--------------------------||
A|--//x-\\------------------||
E|-//-x--\\--12h14----------||


    [VERSE 1]
e||------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B||------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G||--2---------------------------------------------2-----------------------|
D||--2---------------------------------------------2-----------------------|
A||--0--------------0-5-5-7---2------------5---7---0--0--5-5-7\------------|
E||---------------------------0----------7---7-----------------------------|
1.   Slip 'n' slide,         push it in.             The sure rhythm

e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------2---------------------------------------|
D|-----7-5h6p5---5h6p5---5h6p5-----2---------------------------------------|
A|-------------7-------7-------7---0------------0-5-5-7--2-----------5---7-|
E|--0----------------------------------------------------0---------7---7---|
1.                             I'm holdin' back yeah, I  got control.

e|-----------------------------------0------------------------------------||
B|-----------------------------------0------------------------------------||
G|--2--------------------------------4---4--4---4-------------------------||
D|--2------------------------------------7--6-6h7---6--4------------------||
A|--0-----0-------5--5--7---------------------------------7---------------||
E|-------------------------------0----------------------------------------||
1.   Oh!  Hooked into her system.


    [CHORUS]
e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--7---7-----6-----6-----4-----------------4/6--7-----7--------2----/9----|
D|-----------------------------------------------7-----7--------2----/9----|
A|--5---5-----4-----4-----2-----------------2/4--5-5---5--------0----/7----|
E|----------0----------0------0-3b*-0-3b*-0---------------0--------0-------|
1.     Don't draw the line.__                   Honey,I ain't through w/ you


e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------4/6--7--7----6-----6-------4----------------4/6-----------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------2/4--5--5----4-----4-------2----------------2/4-----------|
E|--3b^-3-3-3-3------------0-----------0-------0-3b*-0-3b*-0---------------|
1.                    Uh! The harder the better        do it till we're
     ^=gradually bend

                           HARM.
                       |-----------|
e|---------------------------12-------------||
B|------------------------7-----12----------||
G|--7-----7----2---/9---5-------------------||
D|--7-----7----2---/9-----------------------||
A|--5-----5----0---/7-----------------------||
E|------------------------------------9b10--||
1. Black      and   Blue


    [VERSE 2] - Same as [VERSE 1]
    

    [FILL 1] [1:35]
e|--------------0-----------------||
B|-----------0--0-----------------||
G|----2/4\2--1--2--1--------------||
D|--------------------4--2--------||
A|--------------------------------||
E|--0-----------------------------||


 -Play [CHORUS] next- 


    [BRIDGE] [1:57]
e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------12---10p9--------------7~-7--------|
G|------5~~-5-----7~~-7-----7/9-9-----9-----------9\--5~-5-----7~-7----4---|
D|------5~~-5-----7~~-7-----7/9-9--/9------9----------5~-5-----7~-7----4---|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------2---|
E|--0-0-------0-0--------0---------------------------------0-0------0------|
                    Yo    ma - ma!     Ha!            Black    and    Blue

e|--------0--2-----0-------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----4--------4--5/7\5------------------------------12----10p9-----------|
G|--/4---------------------5~-5------7~----7/9------9------------9\--5-----|
D|-------------------------5~-5------7~----7/9---/9-------9----------5-----|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------3-----|
E|-------------------------------0-0-----0---------------------------------|
    Got to make it right                       Come on baby!    Do it! Black

e|-------------------------------------||
B|-------------------------------------||
G|--------------4----------------------||
D|-------5------4----------------------||
A|-------5------2--------5-5-5h7-------||
E|--0-0--3---0-------/7----------------||
        and    blue.__


    
    [GUITAR SOLO] [2:17]

                    Tr~~~~~~
e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------7b9--12-14-12---|
D|-------------------0h2p0---------------2---------------------------------|
A|--7--5--6-6/7---7\-----------0h2p0---------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------3p0---3b5r3--0h3b4-11-----------------|

                HARM.      A.H.
      Trem. bar  |-|       |--|                    T           T
e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------\---/---------------5~~--5p3h5--7--8p7p5p3h5h7-8p7---------|
G|--14b16r14p0---\5/--------2b3r2/4----------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------x-------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------x--------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------x---------------------------------------------------|

    T             T         T    T            T             T        T
e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--8p7p5p3h7-8p7-8p7p5p3h7/10p8/11p8h11p9h11/12p9h12p10h12/13p10h13/14p11-|
G|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

       T        T        T        T        T     T        T        T
e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|h14/15p11h14/15p11h15/16p12h15p/16p13h16/17p13/17p14h17/18p14h17/18p15---|
G|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

                                     Trem. bar
e|----------------------------------------------------15-------------------|
B|--h18/19p15p12----------------12-----\---/----15b17----15-15b16-15b17----|
G|---------------14b15r14p12-14----12---\0/--------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|--------15--------------19-19-19-----------------------------------------|
B|--15b17-15--19b21-19b21----19----19b21-19b21-19b21--22b24-22b24r22p20----|
G|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|--22b24r22--17--17-16-17-16--------2--------------0-0-0---0--0--0-0-0-0-0|
B|----------------------------17~-------------------0-0-0---0--0--0-0-0-0-0|
G|---------------------------------2----2---2-2p0h2-2-2-2b^-2--2--2-2-2-2-2|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
                                              ^=Gradually bend from this 
                                                note up to the 4 while 
                                                picking the following notes.
                                                                           
e|--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-----------------0-0-0-0-----0-0-------------||
B|--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0---3h5p3-5p3p0--/5-5-5-5-0h5-5-5-------------||
G|--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2/4-------------------------------------------||
D|----------------------------------------------------------------||
A|----------------------------------------------------------------||
E|-----------------------------------------------------12\\-------||


Following progression goes:
D5     E5      D5        E5     
D5   E5      D5     A5 E5


After that, repeat the [CHORUS]
several times until the song fades out


Hey!

Ooh, slip n' slide, push it in, uh!
A-Bitch sure got the rhythm
Holdin' back, yeah I got control
Oh, hooked inta her system

Don't draw the line
(Oooh ooh ooh) Honey I ain't through with you
Uh! The harder the better
Do it til we're black and blue

Well you never know when love will come
Hey! Better get it while you got it
Little bit o' everything, ooh, even when it hurts
Uh! Sure feels good, wow! Uh!

Don't draw the line
(Oooh ooh ooh) Honey I ain't through with you, woo!
Uh! The harder the better
Do it til we're black and blue

Yo mama! Hey!
(Black and blue) Got ta, got ta, got ta make it right
Ow! Come on baby, good
(Black and blue)

(Guitar Solo)

Whoa!
Ow!
Yeah!

(Oooh ooh ooh) Don't draw the line
(Oooh ooh ooh) Honey I ain't through with you
(Oooh ooh ooh) Uh. The harder the better, we'll do it til we're
(Oooh ooh ooh) Black and blue, ow!

Don't draw the line
(Oooh ooh ooh) Baby I ain't through with you
Uh, harder the better
We'll do it til we're black and blue

Yeah, the wetter the better
We'll do it til we're black and blue, ow!
Uh!
(Whuh! Whuh! Whuh! Whuh!)
Do it til we're black and blue
Yeah! 
Ow! 
Now, come on baby!
Wetter the better!
Let's do it 'til 
We're black and blue! Uh

Come on baby
Oh
Uh 


Well, that's all I have.
Hope you enjoy it.

 *ROCK ON* 

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g 4 11 91 Jan 22, 2007 03:37 PM

it cool. not the best in the world. u messed up a few times

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Deep*Kick 30 Jun 27, 2008 10:53 PM

the tapping section is a bit hard to understand but other wise good tab

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zanderlink9 10 Aug 07, 2008 01:05 PM

very good tab, the Intro is right on

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