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amsterdam   Van Halen









                                 AMSTERDAM
                          As Recorded by Van Halen


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-|
                    
  0:06                                                               
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            
                                 
  0:44
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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