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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: "Mark D. Dittmer" 

                                 AMSTERDAM
                          As Recorded by Van Halen
                (From the album BALANCE/Warner Bros. Records)

Transcribed by Mark Dittmer                               Words and Music by
           and Jeff Krinks                      Edward Van Halen, Sammy Hagar
                                          Michael Anthony, and Alex Van Halen

  0:00
e----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D-------------------------------2~----------------------0----x-x---x-x-------|
A---------------------------2------------------------0-------x-x---x-x-------|
D---------------2--4--5--6---------------0--2--3--4----------x-x---x-x-------|
  Light 'em up                       Unh!                 |-muted strngs-|

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e--------------------------------------------------------------0-2h3p2p0-0---|
B--------------------------------------------------------------------------0-|
G----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D--------------------2~----x-x---x-x----------------------0------------------|
A-----------------2--------x-x---x-x-------------------0---------------------|
D-----2--4--5--6-----------x-x---x-x-------0--2--3--4------------------------|
                                                                    Oh yeah

  0:12
e--------------------------4--5---------------------------0-2h3p2p0-0--------|
B--------------------------5--5---------------------------------------0------|
G----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D--------------------2~------------------------------0-----------------------|
A-----------------2-------------------------------0--------------------------|
D-----2--4--5--6----------------------0--2--3--4-----------------------------|


  0:17
e--------------------------4--5---------------------------0-2h3p2p0-0--------|
B--------------------------5--5----------------------------------------------|
G----------------------------------------------------------------------2-----|
D--------------------2~------------------------------0-----------------2-----|
A-----------------2-------------------------------0--------------------0-----|
D-----2--4--5--6----------------------0--2--3--4-----------------------------|
                                                                       Yeah!

  0:23
e----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B-------------------------------/5--0---------------3-3----------------------|
G---------------------------------------------------2-2----------------------|
D--------------------------------------/6--2h6p2----0-0---0-0-0---0-0-0------|
A-----T12-T9-T7-T7-T5-T4----------------------------0-0---0-0-0---0-0-0------|
D---------------------------------------------------0-0---0-0-0---0-0-0------|
      |-tap harmonics--|                                 Looking good through

  0:30
e----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B----------------------------0----------------3-3----------------------------|
G-----/4-4------------------------------------2-2--------------------/4-4----|
D-----/2-2-------2~-4-2--/6-----/6---2h6p2----0-0---0-0-0---0-0-0----/2-2----|
A-----/2-2---2-4------------------------------0-0---0-0-0---0-0-0----/2-2----|
D-----/2-2------------------------------------0-0---0-0-0---0-0-0----/2-2----|
  the window                                        Shinin' red  and  blue

  0:36
e----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B---------------------0------------3-3---------------------------------------|
G----------------------------------2-2---------------------------------------|
D---------2~-4-2--/6-----/7--6-----0-0---0-0-0---0-0-0------------7-------7--|
A-----2-4--------------------------0-0---0-0-0---0-0-0---x\-------7-------7--|
D----------------------------------0-0---0-0-0---0-0-0---x\----5~-7----5~-7--|
  light    yeah                         A little thick              but still
                                         in the bottom

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e----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B-----------3-------3------------------------/5--0---------------3-3---------|
G-----------2-------2--------------------------------------------2-2---------|
D-----------0---2---0---------------2~--------------/6--2h6p2----0-0---0-0-0-|
A-----x\--------2----------------2-------------------------------0-0---0-0-0-|
D-----x\--------2--------6-2-4-6---------------------------------0-0---0-0-0-|
  lookin'                                                              got a
  alright, yeah

  0:52
e----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B-------------------------------------0----------------3-3-------------------|
G--------------/4-4------------------------------------2-2-------------------|
D-----0-0-0----/2-2-------2~-4-2--/6-----/6---2h6p2----0-0---0-0-0---0-0-0---|
A-----0-0-0----/2-2---2-4------------------------------0-0---0-0-0---0-0-0---|
D-----0-0-0----/2-2------------------------------------0-0---0-0-0---0-0-0---|
  pocket fulla money                                         got me a long
                                                                       night
  0:58
e----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B----------------------------0------------3-3--------------------------------|
G-----/4-4--------------------------------2-2-------------------------2-2----|
D-----/2-2-------2~-4-2--/6-----/7--6-----0-0---0-0-0---0-0-0---------0-0----|
A-----/2-2---2-4--------------------------0-0---0-0-0---0-0-0---x\----0-0----|
D-----/2-2--------------------------------0-0---0-0-0---0-0-0---x\----0-0----|
    ahead                                       quick stop by         score
                                                    the bulldog           me
  1:05
e----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B------------------3---------------------------------------------------------|
G-----2-2----------2-------2-------------------------------------------------|
D-----2-2----------0---5---2-------------------------------------------------|
A-----0-0---2--4-------5---0-------------------------------------------------|
D----------------------5-----------------------------------------------------|
  some             yeah          Whoooaaaa      Wham, bam,   oh Amsterdam
   panama red,

I realize this tab is far from complete, but it's a start.  I tried to make
this tab as accurate and as readable as I could.
-Mark Dittmer  (March 5, 1995)

mdittmer@freenet.calgary.ab.ca  (home)
mddittme@acs.ucalgary.ca  (school)
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mikedeit 1,163 Feb 26, 2005 07:00 PM

That's as close as you can possibly get. Great tab.
Van Halen rocks!!

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van-halen rock 62 Feb 22, 2006 01:30 PM

damn right they do!!

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EVH4ever 10 Apr 25, 2006 04:41 PM

Awesome tab dude you should finish it

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