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#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE---------------------------------#
#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------##
From: Paul D 

TAB: "Runaround" by Van Halen

Okay, here's my second posting of a rather difficult Van Halen tune (the
first being that "Poundcake" monster).  The first thing you gotta do if you
wanna sound like the record is tune down 1/2 step.  The signature riff
(which is also the chorus part) is quite difficult to play.  Try to find
as many actual chord-shapes as possible; that way you won't have to make a
million changes in hand position.  There's some bits of lyric here and there
to help you keep up...
A few notes on my tab:  "p.m...." means palm-mute;
                        "a.h...." means artificial harmonics
                        "b" means bend
                        "b&r" means bend the notes up to pitch and
                                then release the bend to the original
                                pitch.
                        "bf" means bend full


                                 Runaround
                                by Van Halen
                               tab by Paul D.
                            s3bz@music.transy.edu

|---||---------------0-|--------------|-----------------|------------------|
|---||-------------3---|-3------------|---------------3-|------------------|
|---||-----2-----2-----|---2----------|-----2-------0---|------------------|
|---||---2-----0-------|--------------|---2-------------|------------------|
|---||-0-----3---------|----------0-3-|-0-----3---------|------------------|
|-3-||-----------------|-----3~~~-----|---------3~------|------------------|

--------------|---------------0-|--------------|-------------3-|-----------|
1-0-----0-----|-------------3---|-3------------|-------------3-|-----------|
------2---2---|-----2-----2-----|---2----------|-----2-------0-|-----------|
----0---------|---2-----0-------|--------------|---2---------0-|-----------|
--------------|-0-----3---------|----------0-3-|-0-----3-------|-----------|
------------3-|-----------------|-----3~~~-----|---------3~----|-----------|

3-3-3-2---2-2-0-|------------|------------|------------|-------------------|
3-3-3-3---3-3-3-|-------15---|-------14---|-------13---|-------------------|
0-0-0-2---2-2-2-|----12------|----12------|----10------|-------------------|
0-0-0-0---0-0-0-|-14---------|-14---------|-12---------|-------------------|
----------------|------------|------------|------------|-------------------|
----------------|------------|------------|------------|-------------------|

-------------------|------------|------------|----------|------------------|
12-12-10h12-10-----|-------15---|-------14---|-------13-|------------------|
10-10-10----10-----|----12------|----12------|----10----|------------------|
10-10-10----10-----|-14---------|-14---------|-12-------|------------------|
-----------------0-|------------|------------|----------|------------------|
-------------------|------------|------------|----------|------------------|


                                             b
--------------14---12\--||----------|--------------|----------|------------|
12-12-12-10---12---12\--||----------|--------------|----------|------------|
10-10-10-10---12--------||----------|--------------|----------|------------|
10-10-10-10-----------2-||-2--------|------------2-|-2--------|------------|
----------------------0-||-0--------|-----5------0-|-0--------|------------|
------------------------||-------12\|-2------2-----|-------12\|------------|
                              "She don't like it..."     "And don't like..."

       b                          b
--------------|----------|--------------|---------------|------------------|
--------------|----------|--------------|-----------5-7-|------------------|
--------------|----------|--------------|-------5---5-7-|------------------|
----7-------2-|-2--------|------------2-|-2-2/7---7-----|------------------|
4------4~~~-0-|-0--------|-----5------0-|-0-0-----------|------------------|
--------------|-------12\|-2------2-----|---------------|------------------|
                                             "She ain't about to give..."

b&r
---------------|------------|------------|----------|----------------------|
-7-------------|-------15---|-------14---|-------13-|----------------------|
-7------p5-----|----12------|----12------|----10----|----------------------|
-----------7-7-|-14---------|-14---------|-12-------|----------------------|
-------------0-|------------|------------|----------|----------------------|
---------------|------------|------------|----------|----------------------|


                              b                      b
--------------14---12\--||----------------|----------------|----------|----|
12-12-12-10---12---12\--||----------------|----------------|----------|----|
10-10-10-10---12--------||--------2---x-x-|----------------|----------|----|
10-10-10-10-----------2-||-2------2---x-x-|--------------2-|-2--------|----|
----------------------0-||-0--3-------x-x-|-------5------0-|-0--------|----|
------------------------||----------------|-2--------2-----|-------12\|----|
                                 "She can take me..."

     a.h.......                             b
--------------------|-------------|--------------|---------------|---------|
--------------------|-------------|--------------|-----------5-7-|---------|
--------------------|-------2-----|--------------|-------5---5-7-|---------|
-----7------------2-|-2-----2-----|------------2-|-2-2/7---7-----|---------|
4------4---4-4~~~-0-|-0-3-----x-x-|-----5------0-|-0-0-----------|---------|
--------------------|-------------|-2------2-----|---------------|---------|
"...drives me home..."

b&r                p.m...
---------------||------------------|---------------------|-----------------|
-7-------------||--------5-----7---|-----10---9h10p9-----|-----------------|
-7------p5-----||------6-----------|-9---------------9---|-----------------|
-----------7-7-||----6-------7---9-|---9---------------9-|-----------------|
-------------0-||--4-------5-----7-|---------------------|-----------------|
---------------||----------------0-|---------------------|-----------------|
                  "I'd walk, but I want it..."


--------------------|-------------------|-----------------|----------------|
--------10-----7/10-|-9-----------------|-----------------|----------------|
-----11-------------|---9---------------|-----6-----------|----------------|
--11---------7------|-----9---7h9p7\6---|---6-------------|----------------|
9----------5--------|-----------------7-|-4----/7-5-5/9-7-|----------------|
-----------------0--|-------------------|---------------0-|----------------|
"what fool believes.."                   "I've got her in my sight..."

                      p.m...
--------------------|------------------|-------------||--------------------|
-----------------10-|--------3-2-------|-0-----------||--------------------|
--9-----------11----|------2-----2---1-|-2---1-------||--------------------|
9----------11-------|----2-----------2-|-2---2-------||--------------------|
---/11-9------------|--0-------------2-|-----2-------||--------------------|
--------------------|----------------0-|-----------3-||--------------------|
"But just out of..."


--------------0-|--------------|-----------------|---------------|---------|
------------3---|-3------------|---------------3-|-1-0-----0-----|---------|
----2-----2-----|---2----------|-----2-------0---|-------2---2---|---------|
--2-----0-------|--------------|---2-------------|-----0---------|---------|
0-----3---------|----------0-3-|-0-----3---------|---------------|---------|
----------------|-----3~~~-----|---------3-------|-------------3-|---------|
"Here we go around..."


--------------0-|--------------|-----------------|-------------||
------------3---|-3------------|---------------3-|-1-0-3---3---||
----2-----2-----|---2----------|-----2-------0---|-----2---2---||
--2-----0-------|--------------|---2-------------|-----0---0-2-||
0-----3---------|----------0-3-|-0-----3---------|-----------0-||
----------------|-----3~~~-----|---------3-------|-------------||

Then it's back to the verse, pre-chorus, and chorus parts one more time
through, then it's SOLO time.  (DON'T ASK!)  After that, there's a bit of
a "bridge":

||----------|---------|---------|-------------|----------|---------|-------|
||-----10---|-----9---|-----8---|-7-7-5h7-5---|-----10---|-----9---|-------|
||---7------|---7-----|---5-----|-5-5-5---5---|---7------|---7-----|-------|
||-9--------|-9-------|-7-------|-5-5-5---5---|-9--------|-9-------|-------|
||----------|---------|---------|-------------|----------|---------|-------|
||----------|---------|---------|-----------0-|----------|---------|-------|
                       "oo.   ah."             "It goes like this"

                              b              bf     pm
--------------|-----9-----||--------|-----------------|--------------------|
----8-----7-7-|-7-5-7-7---||--------|-----------------|--------------------|
--5-------5-5-|-5-5-7-7---||--------|-----------------|--------------------|
7---------5-5-|-5-5-7-7---||--------|-----2---------2-|--------------------|
--------------|---------2-||--------|---------------2-|--------------------|
--------------|---------0-||--3-----|-4------4------0-|--------------------|
                             "Oh man it's..."

                                           b            bf     pm
--------------------------|---9-9-9-7-|--------|-----------------|---------|
--0-3h5p3p0-5p3p0---------|---7-7-7-7-|--------|-----------------|---------|
------------------2h4p2p0-|---7-7-7-7-|--------|-----------------|---------|
--------------------------|-----------|--------|-----2---------2-|---------|
--------------------------|-----------|--------|---------------2-|---------|
--------------------------|-0---------|-0--3---|-4------4------0-|---------|
"And you make it harder..."               "Fill me up..."

                   b
------------|-------------------------||
------------|-------------------------||
------------|-------------------------||
----------2-|-------------------------||
----2-4---2-|-------------------------||
3h4-------0-|-----------------------3-||
Oh man she owns it."   "Here we go a-    round..."

(go to the chorus and ad lib a fade-out)

That's it.  That should be all you need to do an accurate version of
"Runaround".  If you're REALLY hurtin' for the solo, email me and be nice
and I'll give it a shot.  I might even do the outro part too.
Questions/Comments welcome (by email).
**Coming soon: "Crackerman" by STP**

For the most part, this tab was created with:
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==                tablature creation software for Windows                ==
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Good luck!
Paul D. s3bz@music.transy.edu

            
            
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