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"Dirty Movies"
By Van Halen (from Fair Warning)

Drop D and half step down tuning. The intro is just random guitar noise, drums, and bass.

E|---------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------10---10---10b-10----|
G|-6br~-/7-6-7-/9~-6-7-6----------7/9-----9----9--------9--|
D|-----------------------7-5-5br---------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------|
The next two lines are played together.
E|--------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------3-2-1-0-------|
D|--------------------------------------3-2-1-|

E|----------------------------------------19b-|
B|-14-14-14-15-15-16-16-17-17-18-18-19-19-----|
G|--------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------|

CHORUS RIFF:

This is reused a few more times later on.
Sometimes Eddie replaces the notes on the D-string with scraping noises like in the 
of "Atomic Punk."

Rhythm: (x2)
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------5------5-5/7--------------------|
D|---7------7---------5-----5--------3------3-3/5--------------------|
A|---5------5-0-2p0---3-----3--------------------------3-2-1-0-------|
D|-0----0-0---------3---0-3----0-2-3----0-3--------0-5---------3-2-1-|

Lead: (x2)
E|-14~-------14~-------14h15-14-14p12-------12~-15-----12---------|
B|-----15--------15-------------------13-----------15-----13------|
G|--------14--------14-------------------12------------------12---|
D|----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------------|

E|-----------------------------------------------------------------/x-|
B|-13-------13~-------13-13/15~-------/15--17b-17b-17b-17b-17b-17b----|
G|----14-----------14-----------16------------------------------------|
D|-------15-----15-----------------17---------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------|

VERSE: (Rhythm Guitar only)

E|-----------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------6-------8--|
G|----------------------------------5-------7----|
D|----------------3------------x-/3-----3/5------|
A|-2br-0-3--2~-3----5--2br-0-3-------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------|

E|---------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------|
D|----------------3----------------------|
A|-2br-0-3--2~-3----5--2br-0-3--3-2-0----|
D|------------------------------------3~-|

PRECHORUS PART 1: ("her movies get down," etc.)

Rhythm:
E|-------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------|
D|-x-10-10/12-x-8-x-8-x-8--x-10-10/12-x-8-x-8-x-8--|
A|-x-10-10/12-x-8-x-8-x-8--x-10-10/12-x-8-x-8-x-8--|
D|-x-10-10/12-x-8-x-8-x-8--x-10-10/12-x-8-x-8-x-8--|

Lead:
E|-----------------------------------|
B|----------------10-----------------|
G|-----9-9-9/10------12-10-12-9br----|
D|-/12----------------------------12-|
A|-----------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------|

PRECHORUS PART 2: ("they won't believe it," etc.)

Rhythm:
E|-------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------|
D|-x-7-7/8-x-7-x-8-x-5--x-7-7/8-x-7-x-8-x-5--|
A|-x-7-7/8-x-7-x-8-x-5--x-7-7/8-x-7-x-8-x-5--|
D|-x-7-7/8-x-7-x-8-x-5--x-7-7/8-x-7-x-8-x-5--|

Lead:
E|------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------|
G|-2-2/3--2-2-2/3----2-2/3--2-2-2/3---|
D|----------------5-----------------5-|
A|------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------|

PRECHORUS PART 3: (Rhythm Guitar only; "come see baby now")

E|----------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------|
G|-2-3-3--2-3-5--2-3-/542-----------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------3-2-1-0-------|
D|----------------------------------------3-2-1-|

CHORUS #1: play the chorus rhythm guitar from earlier, plus the following
lead guitar part twice. This part basically just  doubles the root notes
of the chords an octave higher:

E|-------------------------|
B|--------------/6~~--/8~~-|
G|--/7~~--/5~~-------------|
D|-------------------------|
A|-------------------------|
D|-------------------------|

VERSE #2: play the verse riff as before
PRECHORUS #2: play the first two prechoruses and then:

E|----------------------------|
B|----------------------------|
G|-2-3-3--2-3-5--2-3-/542-----|
D|----------------------------|
A|----------------------------|
D|----------------------------|

INTERLUDE #1:

E|----------------------------------------------------|
B|-----3-3-----5---------------------3-3----------3-3-|
G|-----2-2-----4---------------------2-2----------2-2-|
D|--x--0-0-x---2-x-------------------0-0----------0-0-|
A|--x--0-0-x---2-x-2-0--0-2-0--0-2-2-0-0--0-2-2-0-0-0-|
D|-----0-0---0-2-x-2-0--0-2-0--0-2-2-0-0--0-2-2-------|

E|------------------------------------------------10--9-------------|
B|---------------------------------------------10-------10----------|
G|----7---7------9-------7---------7---7----/9-------------9~-b--r--|
D|-/7---7---7-/9---9-------7----/7---7------------------------------|
A|-------------------9-7-----7~----------7~-------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------------------------|

INTERLUDE #2: neither guitar plays anything for a while, and then the
rhythm guitar leads into the second chorus with:

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

CHORUS #2: play the chorus rhythm guitar (without lead)
PRECHORUS #3: play the second and third prechorus segments
CHORUS #3:

Rhythm:
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------5------5-5/7--------------------|
D|---7------7---------5-----5--------3------3-3/5--------------------|
A|---5------5-0-2p0---3-----3--------------------------3-2-1-0-------|
D|-0----0-0---------3---0-3----0-2-3----0-3--------0-5---------3-2-1-|

E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------5------5-5/7----x-4p2-----------------|
D|---7------7---------5-----5--------3------3-3/5----------3-x-7p5---------|
A|---5------5-0-2p0---3-----3--------------------------------------7-x-3p2-|
D|-0----0-0---------3---0-3----0-2-3----0-3--------0-----------------------|

Lead:
E|-14~-------14~-------14h15-14-14p12-------12~-15-----12---------|
B|-----15--------15-------------------13-----------15-----13------|
G|--------14--------14-------------------12------------------12---|
D|----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------------|

E|-----------------------------------------------------------------/x-|
B|-13-------13~-------13-13/15~-------/15--17b-17b-17b-17b-17b-17b----|
G|----14-----------14-----------16------------------------------------|
D|-------15-----15-----------------17---------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------|

E|-14~-------14~-------14h15-14-14p12-------12~-15-----12---------|
B|-----15--------15-------------------13-----------15-----13------|
G|--------14--------14-------------------12------------------12---|
D|----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------------|

E|-----------------------------------------------------------|
B|-13-------13~-------13-13/15~-------/15--------------------|
G|----14-----------14-----------16---------------------------|
D|-------15-----15-----------------17------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------|

OUTRO: play verse riff, substituting the last 4 notes with:

E|--------------------------------------|
B|-1-0----------------------------------|
G|-----3-2-1-0--------------------------|
D|-------------3-2-1-0------------------|
A|---------------------3-2-1-0----------|
D|-----------------------------3-2-1----|
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Markus93 151 Jun 23, 2008 09:41 AM

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