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Van Halen - The Trouble With Never
From 'A Different Kind of Truth'
Tuning: Eb
Tabbed by jjhand

A nice bluesy rock track from the new VH. Verse sounds a little 
like Hendrix's 'Crosstown Traffic' to me but its a cool song.
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Intro
eb|------------------------------------------------------|
Bb|------------------------------------------------------|
Gb|------------------------------------------------------|
Db|------------------------------------------------------|
Ab|-----7-7-7---7-7-7-7---7-7-7-7---7-7-7-7---7-7-7-7~~--|
Eb|-/x\--------------------------------------------------|


Pre-Verse Riff - with wah and some PH
|----------------------------|----------------------|
|----------------------------|----------------------|
|-/11--9---------------------|----------------------|
|--------11-9-8-7------------|----------------------|
|-----------------9~--7------|------------------/7\-|
|-----------------------9--8-|-7---5--9--7---5------|

|----------------------------|--------------------|
|----------------------------|--------------------|
|-/11--9---------------------|--------------------|
|--------11-9-8-7------------|--------------------|
|-----------------9~--7------|--------------------|
|-----------------------9--8-|-7---2brb5~~~-------|

|----------------------------|------------------------|
|----------------------------|------------------------|
|-/11--9---------------------|------------------------|
|--------11-9-8-7------------|----9--7-----9-7--------|
|-----------------9~--7------|---------9-7-----9-7-7~-|
|-----------------------9----|-7----------------------|

|--------------------------|----------------------|
|--------------------------|----------------------|
|-/11--9-------------------|----------------------|
|--------11-9-8-7----------|----------------------|
|-----------------9~---7\--|-----0--1-2~----------|
|--------------------------|-2--------------------|




Verse
|---------5-------|--------------------|---------5-------|------------------------|
|---------5-------|--------------------|---------5-------|------------------------|
|-----------------|--------------------|-----------------|--------------2---2-----|
|-----------------|-------------2------|-------------/x\-|--------2h3h4-2-4-2-4p2-|
|-------------9\--|-2--2---2h3h4--4p2p0|-------------/x\-|-2--2---2h3h4---4---4p2-|
|-2--2_____-------|--------------------|-2--2------------|------------------------|


|-------------------|-------------4-------|-------------------|-------------------|
|-------------------|-------------4-------|-------------------|-------------------|
|-------------------|-------------4-------|-------------------|-------------------|
|-------------------|---------------------|-------------------|------------5------|
|-------------4p0-2-|-4--4--2h3h4__---7p0-|-5--5--4h5-5---5h6-|-7--7-5-7-7----5---|
|-4--4--2h3h4-------|---------------------|-------------------|-----------------7-|

|-------------------|
|-------------------|
|-------------------|
|-------------------|
|-5--7--7-7---------|
|-----------0---3h5-|




Chorus
|------------------|-----------------|-3---------------|
|-------5----------|----------10-10--|-0-------3-------|
|-------6----------|----------11-11--|-0----2-----0----|
|-------7--------0-|-(0)------12-12--|-0---------------|
|-0--------0--3----|-----------------|-x---------------|
|------------------|-----------------|-3---------------|
"That's the trouble with never

|------------------|---------------|-------------------|
|-3----------------|--------5------|----------10--10---|
|-2----------------|--------6------|----------11--11---|
|-0----------------|--------7------|-(0)------12--12---|
|------------------|-0---------0-3-|-------------------|
|------------------|---------------|-------------------|

|-----------------------------|---------------|
|-----------------------------|---------------|
|-----------------------------|-7--7--8--9----|
|---------------7h9-9-7h9p7\5-|-7--7--8--9----|
|-5h7-7-5h7p5\3---------------|-5--5--6--7----|
|-----------------------------|---------------|



Play Intro 

Play Verse Riff Again

Play Chorus Again



Bridge 1- use wah throughout
|---------------------|------------------|
|-8-------------------|-2----------------|
|-7--9p7----9~--0h2---|-2--2-------7-9p7-|
|-------9p7---------2-|-2----0--0--------|
|---------------------|---------0--------|
|---------------------|------------------|

|---------------------|--------------------|
|-8-------------------|-2---------0--------|
|-7--9p7----9~--0h2---|-2--0h2----0--7-9p7-|
|-------9p7---------2-|-2------0--0--------|
|---------------------|--------------------|
|---------------------|--------------------|

|---------------------|------------------|
|-8-------------------|-2----------------|
|-7--9p7----9~--0h2---|-2--2-------7-9p7-|
|-------9p7---------2-|-2----0--0--------|
|---------------------|---------0--------|
|---------------------|------------------|

|------------------------|---------------------------|
|-8----------------12-14-|-15----15--15-----12-14-12-|
|-7--9p7----9~-----12-14-|-14b16-b16-b16r14-12-14-12-|
|-------9p7-----/14------|---------------------------|
|------------------------|---------------------------|
|------------------------|---------------------------|




Solo
|--------------------------|-----------------------------------------|
|-15----15--15--15---------|---------------------------------7h10T12-|
|-14b16-b16-b16-b16-b16r14-|-14b16r14p12-14b16r14p12-12h14-12--------|
|--------------------------|-----------------------------------------|
|--------------------------|-----------------------------------------|
|--------------------------|-----------------------------------------|

|---------------------------------------------------------|
|-7h10T12-7h10T12-7h10T12-6h10T12-7h10T12-6h10T12-7h10T12-|
|---------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------|

|---------------------------------|----------------------|
|-6h10T12-7h10T12-7~-T12p5~~~-----|----------------------|
|---------------------------------|-4brb7-4-2-2~~--------|
|---------------------------------|------------------0-2-|
|---------------------------------|----------------------|
|---------------------------------|----------------------|

|--------------------------|-----0----------------|
|--------------------------|-5b7---7-7~~~---------|
|--------------------4--2--|----------------------|
|--------------------------|------------------7h9-|
|-0--3-3p0-/3p0-/5p0-------|----------------------|
|--------------------------|----------------------|

|------------------------------|----------7--------7------7------12~|
|------------------------------|-10pb12-10--10p7-10--10-10--10p7----|
|----7h9p7---------7-9b11r9p7--|------------------------------------|
|-7h9------9p7h9p7-----------7-|------------------------------------|
|------------------------------|------------------------------------|
|------------------------------|------------------------------------|

|-12~~---------------------|-----------------22b24~~--|
|-----------7----------17~-|----17~---17p19-----------|
|------9b11---9-9b11-------|---------------16---------|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|

|-------------------|-10b12r10-----------------------------------|
|-x\-3-5p3-6p5-3~---|---------T17p12T17p10T17p12T17p12T17p12\10--|
|-------------------|--------------------------------------------|
|-------------------|--------------------------------------------|
|-------------------|--------------------------------------------|
|-------------------|--------------------------------------------|

                                PH******
|-----------------------------|----------------------------|------
|-7-10-7-10----7--------7-----|-----10-9-------------------|------
|----------9b11-9-7-9b11--7~--|-9b11-----7-----------------|------
|-----------------------------|------------9p7-------------|------
|-----------------------------|---------------9p7\5-7-7b8r7__b9---
|-----------------------------|----------------------------|------





Bass/Drum Bridge 2 (Guitar feedback) - slower tempo




Guitar Re-enters - play both lines, then repeat first line 2x more
|---------2-------|----------------------|
|---------2-------|----------------------|
|---------2-------|-------------2----/7\-|
|---------4-------|-------------2----/7\-|
|---------4-------|-2-2-0h1h2h4----------|
|-2-2-2-2---------|----------------------|
  PM*****

|---------2-------|----------------------|
|---------2-------|----------------------|
|---------2-------|-------------4-2~-----|
|---------4-------|--------2h4--4-2~-----|
|---------4-------|-2-2-2h4--------------|
|-2-2-2-2---------|----------------------|
  PM*****




Play Prechorus with intro part mixed in


Play Chorus Again 

Last Chorus Ending:

eb|--------------------------------------------------|
Bb|--------------------------------------------------|
Gb|--------------------------------------------------|
Db|--------------------------------------------------|
Ab|-9-9-9---9-9-9-9---9-9-9-9---9-9-9-9---9-9-9-9~~--|
Eb|--------------------------------------------------|




Ending-

Play PreVerse Riff, but end with these last 2 bars:

|--------------------------|----------------------|
|--------------------------|----------------------|
|-/11--9-------------------|----------------------|
|--------11-9-8-7----------|----------------------|
|-----------------9~---7\--|-2-----2~-------------|
|--------------------------|----5-----5~--2-------|



KEY
************************************

| /   slide up
| \   slide down
| h   hammer-on
| p   pull-off
| ~   vibrato
| PH  pinch harmonic
| x   mute note
| PM  palm mute
| b   Bend
| pb  Pre-bend
| r   Bend release
| brb Bend release bend
| T   right hand Tapping
| __  hold note out before changing pitch again

************************************

            
            
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CinderellaFan14 261 May 01, 2012 09:06 AM

Awesome song, awesome tab! Thanks so much! Please keep these awesome =VH= tabs coming!

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paonekel 20 May 01, 2012 11:33 AM

Finally someone put it up!

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