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		  AND THE CRADLE WILL ROCK - Van Halen
	   As heard on the 1980 album 'WOMEN AND CHILDREN FIRST'.
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Tuning: Standard

This is one of my all-time favorite Van Halen songs. It's also got some pretty cool
which are made by Eddie's Wurlitzer electric piano. The Wurlitzer was run through a flanger
then put through Eddie's Marshall stack. I actually believe that all the rhythm parts in 
song are played on the Wurlitzer, but for the sake of tabbing this, it'll be on guitar.

Wurlizter piano intro
0:00 - 0:04
Eddie said in a 1980 Guitar World interview that he just banged on random sets of keys,
didn't actually intend to make a melody. However, it's possible to get a similar sound
just sliding up and down, doing harmonics on the E string. It's also good if you can get 
MXR Phase 90 thrown into the mix as well.
e|--------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------|
E|-/+-/+-/+-/+-/+-/+-/+-/+--/++--\+-\+-\+-\+-\+-\+-\+-----|

Intro
0:04 - 0:22
              |--PM----------|
e|---------------------------|
B|----------3----------------|
G|-22-x-5x5-2--20202020------| x4
D|-22-x-5x5-0--20202020------|
A|-00-x--------0-0-0-0-------|
E|---------------------------|

Intro lead solo (tremolo picked)
0:11 - 0:22
e|--------------|
B|---10-8--8-10-|
G|--------9-----|
D|--------------|
A|--------------|
E|--------------|
Listen to the song to get the timing right.

Verse
This part is played in kind of a shuffle, it's hard to tab out how many times
each chord is hit, so just play along with the song and you'll get it.
0:22 - 0:37
                                    0:37
e|------------------1-1-x1-11x-11------|
B|--6-6--6-66x-66---1-1-x1-11x-11----3-|
G|--5-5-x5-55x-55---3-3-x3-33x-33----3-|
D|--5-5-x5-55x-55--------------------3-|
A|-------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------|

Interlude
0:37 - 0:40
e|--------------------|
B|--------------------|
G|--------------------|
D|--------------------|
A|--------------------|
E|-/+-/+-/+-/+-/+-/+--|

Chorus
0:40 - 0:57
              |--PM----------|
e|---------------------------|
B|----------3----------------|
G|-22-x-5x5-2--20202020------| x4
D|-22-x-5x5-0--20202020------|
A|-00-x--------0-0-0-0-------|
E|---------------------------|

Verse 2
0:57 - 1:13
                                   1:12
e|-------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------3--|
G|--2-2--2-22--22---3-3-x3-33x-33---3--|
D|--3-3-x3-33x-33---1-1-x1-11x-11---3--|
A|--3-3-x3-33x-33----------------------|
E|-------------------------------------|

Interlude
1:13  - 1:15
e|--------------------|
B|--------------------|
G|--------------------|
D|--------------------|
A|--------------------|
E|-\+-\+-\+-\+-\+-\+--|

Chorus 2
1:15 - 1:33
              |--PM----------|
e|---------------------------|
B|----------3----------------|
G|-22-x-5x5-2--20202020------| x4
D|-22-x-5x5-0--20202020------|
A|-00-x--------0-0-0-0-------|
E|---------------------------|

Solo
1:33 - 1:51
e|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--t-----------t--------t--------t---------t---------t---------t-----------|
G|--17p---9h12--17p9h12--17p9h12--17p10h13--17p10h13--17p11h14--17p11-------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|


                                                1:38
e|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--t-------------t----t----p--------------------------------------------|
G|--17h11\10~-----13---10---10p9~~~--\------x--5b--5--5--5--5--5--5------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|---------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------8--11p8--11---|
G|--5-5-5---5p3h5---3^\-----------------5h9p5--5/9---------------|
D|--------------------------------------5h7h9--------------------|
A|----------------------------x--3h5h7---------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-----8--11^--11--10--9--8------------------------------------20~~~--|
B|--^---------------------------11^~~~/20----------20-----------------|
G|--------------------------------------------19^------19--17---------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------|

The rest of the song is just repeating the second verse and the chorus.

| /  slide up
| \  slide down
| h  hammer-on
| p  pull-off
| ~  vibrato
| +  harmonic
| x  Mute note
=============================================================================

            
            
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angus_young_32 217 May 16, 2010 05:55 AM

Fantastic job

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Vezdehod 180 May 17, 2010 01:00 PM

thanks... are you stalking my tabs? haha

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