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Aint Talkin Bout Love Tab

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[Intro]
 
 PM----------------------|
e|----------0-1-----3----------------|
B|------1-------1-----3--------------|  
G|--------2-------2------------------| 
D|----2------------------------------|
A|--0---------------------3~----2-3--|
E|----------------------3------------|
                                          x2
 PM----------------------|
e|----------0-1-----3----------------|
B|------1-------1-1---3--------------|  
G|--------2-------2------------------| 
D|----2------------------------------|
A|--0---------------------3~----2-3--|
E|----------------------3------------|

 
  (with ~310ms slap-back delay)
  
e|-------------------------------------------------------w---w---w---|
B|--1-----1-----0-------------------1-----1-----0-----1-1/3-3/5-5^8--|
G|--2-----2-----0-------------------2-----2-----0--------------------|
D|--2-----2-----0-------------------2-----2-----0--------------------|
A|--0-----0---------------3~----2-3-0-----0--------------------------|
E|----------------------0--------------------------------------------|
 
e|----------------------------------0----------------------------|
B|--1-----1-----0-------------------1-----1-----0----------w-w---|
G|--2-2-2-2-----0-------------------2-----2-----0-----8b9--9-9\--|
D|--2-2-2-2-----0-------------------2-----2-----0----------------|
A|--0-0-0-0---------------3~----2-3-0-----0----------------------|
E|------------0---------0----------------------------------------|
 
 
[Verse]
 
e|----------1---3--------------------|
B|------1-------3--------------------|
G|--------2-----0--------------------|
D|----2------------------------------|
A|--0---------------------3~----2-3--|
E|----------------------3------------|
 
 
I heard the news baby, all about your disease.
                       Yeah you may have all you 
want, baby.  But I got something you need.
 
(pick slide)
Oh yeah !
 
 
[Chorus]
 
e|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--1-----1-----0-------------------1-----1-----0--------------------|
G|--2-----2-----0-------------------2-----2-----0--------------------|
D|--2-----2-----0-------------------2-----2-----0--------------------|
A|--0-----0---------------3~----2-3-0-----0---------------3~----2-3--|
E|------------0---------0-------------------------------0------------|
 
Ain't talkin' 'bout love.  My love is rotten to the core.
Ain't talkin' 'bout love.  Just like I told you before.
 
 
[Verse 2]

e|----------1---3--------------------|
B|------1-------3--------------------|
G|--------2-----0--------------------|
D|----2------------------------------|
A|--0---------------------3~----2-3--|
E|----------------------3------------|

You know you're semi-good lookin'.  And on the streets again.
You think you're really cooki'n baby.  You better find yourself a friend
 
(pick slide)
my friend.
 
 
[Chorus]
 
e|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--1-----1-----0-------------------1-----1-----0--------------------|
G|--2-----2-----0-------------------2-----2-----0--------------------|
D|--2-----2-----0-------------------2-----2-----0--------------------|
A|--0-----0---------------3~----2-3-0-----0---------------3~----2-3--|
E|------------0---------0-------------------------------0------------|
Ain't talkin' 'bout love.  My love is rotten to the core.
Ain't talkin' 'bout love.  Just like I told you before.

(incl. following lick)
 
e|----------w-w--w-w---|
B|--7(b)8---8-8-b9-10--|
G|---------------------|
D|---------------------|
A|---------------------|
E|---------------------|
 
 
[Solo]
 
       let open E ring 
                                        
e|-------0----0----------------------0----------------------------------0--|
B|------10---10--10-12~-------------10---12N-12N-12N-13N-13N-13N-*12\-8----|
G|-9-12------------------------9-12----------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
                                      
 
e|-------0----0--------0--------------------------------------------|
B|------10---12--13---15---13--15/17--17/20---17^20^17--17^20^17----|
G|-9-12---------------------------------------------------------20--|
D|------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------|
 
 
e|--------------------------------------------------|
B|--17^20^17--17^20^17--17--------------------------|
G|----------20--------20--19b21-19--0---------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------|
                                    (whammy dive)
                                                                          
[Chorus]
 
e|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--1-----1-----0-------------------1-----1-----0--------------------|
G|--2-----2-----0-------------------2-----2-----0--------------------|
D|--2-----2-----0-------------------2-----2-----0--------------------|
A|--0-----0---------------3~----2-3-0-----0---------------3~----2-3--|
E|------------0---------0-------------------------------0------------|
Ain't talkin' 'bout love.  My love is rotten to the core.
Ain't talkin' 'bout love.  Just like I told you before.

 
[Bridge]
 
  (clean sound)
e|-----------1---3---------------------|
B|------1------1---3-------------------|
G|--------2----------0-----------------|
D|----2--------------------------------|
A|--0------------------------3~----2-3-|
E|-------------------------3-----------|
 
  I've been to the edge.  There I stood and looked 
  down.  You know I lost a lot of 
  friends there baby.  I got no time to mess 
  around.  So if you want it, got to 
 
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--X--X-------<5>------<12>--------X--X---<5>---------<7>-----<12>----|
G|--X--X-----<5>----<7>-------------X--X-----<5>--------------------0--|
D|--X--X---<5>----------------------X--X-------<5>--<7>----------------|
A|--X--X----------------------------X--X-------------------------------|
E|--X--X----------------------------X--X-------------------------------|
 
  bleed for it baby. gotta gotta bleed baby.          mmm you gotta gotta
 
e|--------------------------------------------------|
B|--X--X-------<5>--<5>-------------X--X-------<5>--|
G|--X--X-----<5>--------<5>---------X--X-----<5>----|
D|--X--X---<5>----------------------X--X---<5>------|
A|--X--X----------------------------X--X------------|
E|--X--X----------------------------X--X------------|
 
  bleed baby  hey  gotta gotta  bleed baby 
 
e|-------------------------------------------------------w---w---w---|
B|--1-----1-----0-------------------1-----1-----0-----1-1/3-3/5-5^8--|
G|--2-----2-----0-------------------2-----2-----0--------------------|
D|--2-----2-----0-------------------2-----2-----0--------------------|
A|--0-----0---------------3~----2-3-0-----0--------------------------|
E|----------------------0--------------------------------------------|
                                                         
Ain't talkin' 'bout love.   My love is rotten to the core.
 
e|----------------------------------0--------------------------------|
B|--1-----1-----0-------------------1-----------0--------------------|
G|--2-2-2-2-----0-------------------2-----2-----0--------------------|
D|--2-2-2-2-----0-------------------2-0-2-------0--------------------|
A|--0-0-0-0---------------3~----2-3-0---------------------3~----2-3--|
E|------------0---------0-------------------0-0--------0-------------|
 
Ain't talkin' 'bout love.  Just like I told you before, before, before  
 
Ain't talkin' 'bout love, don't wanna talk about love.
 
 
e|--17-17-17-17-17-17-17\-|
B|------------------------|
G|------------------------|
D|------------------------|
A|------------------------|
E|------------------------|
 
Don't make me talk about love.
 
Ain't gonna talk about love.
 
 
(solo)
 
e|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--1-----1-----0-------------------1-----1-----0--------------------|
G|--2-----2-----0-------------------2-----2-----0--------------------|
D|--2-----2-----0-------------------2-----2-----0--------------------|
A|--0-----0---------------3~----2-3-0-----0---------------3~----2-3--|
E|------------0---------0-------------------------------0------------|
 
                   Hey ! Hey ! Hey !               Hey ! Hey ! Hey !            
                     
e|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--1-----1-----0----w---w----w-----1-----1-----0--------------------|
G|--2-----2-----0----5--/8--/10\----2-----2-----0--------------------|
D|--2-----2-----0-------------------2-----2-----0--------------------|
A|--0-----0-------------------------0-----0---------------3~----2-3--|
E|------------0-----------------------------------------0------------|
 
                   Hey ! Hey ! Hey !               Hey ! Hey ! Hey !            
                  
e|--------------------------------|
B|--1-----1-----0-----------------|
G|--2-----2-----0------5---5---5--|  (4 times)
D|--2-----2-----0------5---5---5--|
A|--0-----0------------3---3---3--|
E|------------0-------------------|
                     Hey ! Hey ! Hey!
e|-------------------------------------------0----------------------------------|
B|----------5----------------1---------------1------------------------1-------8-|
G|--2---4---5----------------2---4-----------2---4---5----------------2---4---7-|
D|--2---4---5----------------2---4/----------2---4---5----------------2---4---9-|
A|--0---2---3-----------3-2--0---2-----------0---2---3-----------3-2--0---2---7-|
E|------------/12\--0^3-------------0------------------/12\--0^3----------------|
                                     (dive)  
e|----------7\-|
B|----------7\-|
G|----------7\-|
D|----------6\-|
A|----------7\-|
E|--0----------|
     (dive) 


*************************************
|/  = slide 
|^  = hammer/pull
|w  = quickly hit the whammy bar
|b  = bend
|X  = noise 
|~  = vibrato
|< >= natural harmonic
************************************








ADDITIONAL VERSIONS

[Main riff]

(palm-muted)

Am                G
e|----------O-1-----3---------------|
B|------1-------1-----3-------------|
G|--------2-------O-----O-----------|
D|----2-----------------------------|
A|--O---------------------3^~~-2-3--| (the ^~~ means do afunkey bend/vibrato)
E|----------------------------------|
                        AH               

Then he does something like this after that and for the chorus:

e|----------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------3------------------------3-----------------------|
G|-2-X-2-X-O----------------2-X-2-X-O-------/5-5/7-7/9-9/12-| ('/' = slide)
D|-2-X-2-X-O----------------2-X-2-X-O-----------------------|
A|-O-X-O-X-X------3^~~-2-3--O-X-O-X-X-----------------------|
E|---------3--3-3-------------------3--3-3------------------|
   F   F    P P AH          F   F    P P                    (F = Finger Mute
                                                             P = Palm Mute)

The verses I believe are like the main riff only not muted, just let the notes
ring.

I don't even have a tape of the song anymore so I can't figure out the solo...
I forgot it, sorry. The solo is pretty simple though.... Well I'll write down
what I THINK it sort of sounds like.... perhaps someone would like to mail me
a tape?? (I'd be happy to figure out the rest of the songs if someone would :)

e|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------10---10-10-12--------10---12-13-12--------------10---12-13-13/15--13-15-|
G|-9-12-----------------9-12---------------12\9---9-12--------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|--------|
B|-15^~~~-|  I'm sure this last part isn't right but it fits......
G|--------|   Man, I gotta get this CD as soon as I get some cash,
D|--------|    this is such a kickin' tune!!!
A|--------|   As a matter-o-fact, this was the first song I ever learned!!!
E|--------|

The sound Eddie gets is the result of a good flange sound and I assume a 
Marshall cranked up to eleven!


From: Bradley W Zimmerman 
Subject: TAB: Ain't talkin' 'bout Love

"Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love" (Van Halen)
intro:
Am         F     G
e|---------0-1-----3--------------|
B|-----1-------1-----3------------|
G|-------2-------0-----0----------|
D|---2----------------------------|
A|-0-------------------0-3b*-2-3--|
E|--------------------------------|
                          *pinch harmonic

[Chorus]

Am (x0221x)
G  (3x000x)


[Verse]

Am       F    G
e|---------1----3----------------|
B|-----1-----1--3----------------|
G|-------2------0----------------|
D|---2---------------------------|
A|-0----------------0-3--2-3-----|
E|-------------------------------|

Another version of this famous riff:

e|---------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------10-----12(h)-------------------------------|
D|-----10------14-15-----12-------12(h)--------------------------|
A|---7------12---------------------------0--3--------2--3--------|
E|-5-------------------------------------------------------------|
                                            A.H.        A.H.   
                                                                                        
                                                                                        
******************************************
|*pinch harmonic
|F    Finger Mute
|P    Palm Mute)
|/    Slide)
|AH   Artificial Harmonic
|^~~ means do afunkey bend/vibrato)
*****************************************     
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Meloncoly 50 wrote on March 4 2002, 12:00 am

fantastic dude...keep it goin'...

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marcus_mardh 32 wrote on March 24 2002, 12:00 am

thats a mighty good tab man! I salut you! babaamba

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Meloncoly 50 wrote on April 2 2002, 12:00 am

cheers, i submitted this tab b4 I registered (stevencron@hotmail.com)I enjoy playing it....

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