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Ice cream man

Van Halen


Ice Cream Man is almost like an old blues standard that Dave wanted to do. Then the band took the tune and rocked it out. Dave actually plays the acoustic guitar in the intro. The guitar is tuned down a half-step and to an open E chord. That is E B G# E B E from high to low. It's a basic 12-bar pattern (excluding the first two bars of intro) going E A E E A A E E B A E E (one bar for each chord). Here is the intro in tab with the guitar tuned properly. I use my thumb and middle finger to pick the notes, use what-ever is easiest for you.
|----------------------|----------------------|------------------------------| |----O----O----O----O--|----O----O----O----O--|------------------------------| |----------------------|----------------------|------------------------------| |----------------------|----------------------|----repeat both bars----------| |------------O----2----|--3----2----O----2^0--|------------------------------| |--O----4--------------|----------------------|------------------------------|
Another riff thrown in before the A sometimes starts on the low E string and ascends E F# G G#. This riff is also right before the heavy guitars come in. The distorted guitars also play the basic blues but in positions at the 7th and 5th fret. I actually have the entire transcription including a very acurate solo. If you want more, be specific.(It's very hard to get the tab right on a computer like this. I also know just about everything there is to know about Eddie Van Halen. If you want any more information I'll try to oblige. I'm using a friends account, and I will return E-mail through him.
Keep on riffin',
Josh "Slosh" Hollis C/O walters@cs.fsu.edu
Status: OR
Since its so hard to tune the guitar to an open E chord this tab will be in regular tuning.
~ is a slide 12>14 means bend at 12th fret up to the pitch of the 14th fret 12>14>12 means to bend back down after (12)>14 means that the note is already bent to before picking p h ^ is a pull off ^ is a hammer on t means a tap with the right hand
I hope the rest is self explanitory. Good luck.
'Dedicate one to the ladies' Now, |----------------------|----------------------| || |------O---O---O---O---|------O---O---O---O---| . || |----------------------|----------------------| || |----------------------|----------------------| || |------------2---4-----|----5---4---2---4-----| . || |----O---4-------------|----------------------| ||
summertimes here babe need somethin to keep you ice cream man stop me when I'm passin by ||----------------------|----------------------| ||.---------------------|----------------------| ||----------------------|----------------------| ||----------------------|----------------------| ||.---2-2-4-2-2-2-4-2---|----7-7-9-7-7-7-9-7---| ||----O-O-O-O-O-O-O-O---|----5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5---|
cool Ah, now Oh, my, my, |----------------------|----------------------| |------O---O---O---O---|------O---O---O---O---| |----------------------|----------------------| |----------------------|----------------------| |----2---4---5---4-----|----2---4---2---4-----| |----O---O---O---O-----|----O---O---O---O-----|
summertimes here babe need somethin to keep you I'm your ice cream man stop me when I'm passin by |----------------------|----------------------| |----------------------|----------------------| |----------------------|----------------------| |----------------------|----------------------| |----7-7-9-7-7-7-9-7---|----7-7-9-7-7-7-9-7---| |----5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5---|----5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5---|
cool Better look See now |----------------------|----------------------| |------O---O---O---O---|------O---O---O---O---| |----------------------|----------------------| |----------------------|----------------------| |----2---4---5---4-----|----2---4---2---4-----| |----O---O---O---O-----|----O---O---O---O-----|
out now though Dave's got somethin for you all my flavors are guaranteed to satis- |-------------------------|----------------------| |-------------------------|----------------------| |-------------------------|----------------------| |-------------------------|----------------------| |----9-9-11-9-9-9-11-9----|----7-7-9-7-7-7-9-9---| |----7-7--7-7-7-7--7-7----|----5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5---|
Tell ya what it is I'm your fy Hols a second baby |----------------------|--------7--7---7------| || |------O---O---O---O---|--------7--7---7------| .|| |----------------------|--------8--8---8------| || |----------------------|--------9--9---9------| || |----2---4---5---4-----|----2---9--9---9------| .|| |----O---O---O---O-----|----O---7--7---7------| ||
I got good lemonade ah, dixie cups |-----O----------------|--O---------O---------| |-----O----------------|--O---------O---------| |-----1----------------|--1---------1---------| |-----2----------------|--2---------2---------| |-----2----------------|--2---------2---------| |-----O----------------|--O---------O---------|
all flavors and push ups to I'm your |-----O----------------|----------------------| |-----O----------------|----------------------| |-----1----------------|----------------------| |-----2----------------|----------------------| |-----2----------------|----------------------| |-----O----------------|--O---2---3---4-------|
ice cream man baby stop me when I'm passin by |----------------------|----------------------| |----------------------|----------------------| |----------------------|----------------------| |----------------------|----------------------| |----7-7-9-7-7-7-9-7---|----7-7-9-7-7-7-9-7---| |----5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5---|----5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5---|
See now |----------------------|----------------------| |------O---O---O---O---|------O---O---O---O---| |----------------------|----------------------| |----------------------|----------------------| |----2---4---5---4-----|----2---4---2---4-----| |----O---O---O---O-----|----O---O---O---O-----|
all my flavors are guaranteed to satis- |------------------------|----------------------| |------------------------|----------------------| |------------------------|----------------------| |------------------------|----------------------| |----9-9-11-9-9-9-11-9---|----7-7-9-7-7-7-9-7---| |----7-7--7-7-7-7--7-7---|----5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5---|
fy hold on one more Well, I'm |----------------------|----7---7---7---7-----| |----------------------|----7---7---7---7-----| |----------------------|----8---8---8---8-----| |----------------------|----9---9---9---9-----| |----2-2-4-2-2-2-4-2---|----9---9---9---9-----| |----O-O-O-O-O-O-O-O---|----7---7---7---7-----|
usually passin by just about eleven o'clock uh, huh, I never stop, I'm usually passin by just about eleven o'clock, and if you let me cool you one time, you'll be my regular stop. Alright boys! (this is over the verse part above)
I got good lemonade, dixie cups, all flavors and push ups too. I'm your ice cream man, stop me when I'm passin by (etc. this is where the distorted guitar comes in, again playing basically the same thing-look at section after solo for a hint)
(Now to the solo)
Ah, one time (let ring . . . . . . . . . . . . .) sl. sl. |----9----------------------|---------------12----12---| |---(9)--------14-----------|--16-------16-------------| |---(9)-9-9~14----14--------|-----16-------------------| |---(7)---9~14-------14~16--|--------16----------------| |---------------------------|--------------------------| |---------------------------|--------------------------|
h p h h p |----16-19-12^16^12^14-12-16-19-12^16^12-14-12--| |-----------------------------------------------| |-----------------------------------------------| |-----------------------------------------------| |-----------------------------------------------| |-----------------------------------------------|
h p p p |----16-19-12^16^12-14-12-16-19-12-16^12-14^12--| |-----------------------------------------------| |-----------------------------------------------| |-----------------------------------------------| |-----------------------------------------------| |-----------------------------------------------|
h p h p |-----------------------------------------------| |----16-19-12^16^12-15--------------------------| |----------------------12-16-19-12^16^12-14-----| |-------------------------------------------12--| |-----------------------------------------------| |-----------------------------------------------|
h p |-----------------------------------------------| |-------------------------------------15>17-----| |-----------------------------------------------| |----16-19-12^16^12-14--------------------------| |----------------------12-16-19-O---------------| |-----------------------------------------------|
h p h p h t-sl. t-sl. (Here Eddie taps with |-----------------------------------------------| his right index finger |----15>18>15-12^15^12^15^12^15-17~-15-17~-15---| and slides up toward the |-----------------------------------------------| pick-ups and the string |-----------------------------------------------| pulls off onto the note. |-----------------------------------------------| The slide goes to no |-----------------------------------------------| exact note but the pull-off does.) t-sl. t-sl. t-sl. p p |-----------------------------------------------| |----17~-15-17~-15-17~-15^12--------------------| |----------------------------14->-15->-14^12----|(slow bend) |-----------------------------------------------| |-----------------------------------------------| |-----------------------------------------------|
! ! ! p p !!!!!!dive down 1 1/2 step!!!! |-----------------------------------------------| |-----------------------------------------------| |----14->->-15-^12^O----------------------------|(Gradual bend while |-----------------------------------------------| whanging w/ bar) |-----------------------------------------------| |-----------------------------------------------|
!!!!then back up!! |--------------------------------------------| |------------------15>17>15>17---------------| |---(O)--------------------------------------| |--------------------------------------------| |--------------------------------------------| |--------------------------------------------|
|----------------------12-15-16-16-----------| |---(15)-15------------------------15>17-----| |--------------------------------------------| |--------------------------------------------| |--------------------------------------------| |--------------------------------------------|
h p p |--------12------------------------------------| |---(15)-----12^15^12------------15^12---------| |---------------------14-*-15-14-------14>16---| |----------------------------------------------| |----------------------------------------------| |----------------------------------------------|
p p |--------------------------------------------| |----12-------15^12-------12-----------------| |-------15-14-------14>16----15-14-12>14^O---| |--------------------------------------------| |--------------------------------------------| |--------------------------------------------|
!!!!dive bomb 3 steps!!!Then back up!! |-----------------------------------------------| |-----------------------------------------------| |----(O)--------------------------------*-12->--| |-----------------------------------------------| |-----------------------------------------------| |-----------------------------O-----------------|
slow bend t p |----------------------------------| |----------------------------------|(Tapping is done while bend is still |----(12)->-15------15^12----------| being held-and into next measure) |----------------------------------|
|----------------------------------| |----------------------------------|
t p release bend p |--------------------------------------------| |-----------------p--------------------------| |----15^12----(12)^9--11--11>12>11-^-9-------| |--------------------------------------------| |--------------------------------------------| |--------------------------------------------|
[semi harm. ] sl. p |--------------------------------| |--------------------------------| |----11---9----------------------| |-------------11---9-------------| |----------------------11~10^9---| |--------------------------------|
sl. sl. |---------------------------------| |---------------------O-----------| |--------------------------*~16---| |---------------------------------| |----10>12----(10)~2--------------| |---------------------------------|
sl. sl. |----16----16----16----16----16-~---------| |-----------------------------------------| |-------16----16----16----16----16~(9)~---| |-----------------------------------------| |-----------------------------------------| |-----------------------------------------|
sl. sl. |--------15----15----15----15----15-------------| |-----------------------------14----14-14-------| |----~15----15----15----15----15---(15)---15~---| |-----------------------------------------------| |-----------------------------------------------| |-----------------------------------------------|
sl. sl. sl. |-------------16----16-------19-------21---| |-------15---------------------------------| |---~16----16----16----16~19----19~21------| |------------------------------------------| |------------------------------------------| |------------------------------------------|
sl. hold bend into next measure |---(21)~(19)-19-------------------| |----------------------O---15>19---| |----21-~-19-------O-------15>19---| |----------------------------------| |----------------------------------| |----------------------------------|
|---------------------12-----------12---------| |----(15)---(15>17)------15>19--------15>19---| |----(15)---(15>17)---------------------------| |---------------------------------------------| |---------------------------------------------| |---------------------------------------------|
|-----------12---------12------14>15---| |----(15)------15>17------12-----------| |--------------------------------------| |--------------------------------------| |--------------------------------------| |--------------------------------------|
p |----(14)>16-12-------------------------------| |---------------12----------------------------| |------------------14>15>14^12--14>15-14>15---| |---------------------------------------------| |---------------------------------------------| |---------------------------------------------|
1/4 bend p |--------------------------------------------| |------------------------------------15>17---| |----12>14--14>15--14>---12>14>12^0----------| |--------------------------------------------| |--------------------------------------------| |--------------------------------------------|
p p |---------12------------------------------| |----(15)----15^12----12-------15^12------| |------------------15----15-14-------15---| |-----------------------------------------| |-----------------------------------------| |-----------------------------------------|
p |-------------------------------| |----12-------15^12----12---O---| |-------15-14-------O---*---O---| |-------------------O-------O---| |-------------------------------| |-------------------------------|
p p p h |------------------------------------------| |----12^11---------------------------------| |----------14-12^11----12^11----11---------| |-------------------14-------14----12^14---| |------------------------------------------| |------------------------------------------|
I'm your h sl. |--------------------------------------| |--------------------------------------| |--------------------------------------| |----11^12----11-----------------------| |----------14----12-14-----------------| |-------------------------------*~-----|
ice cream man stop me when I'm passin by
|------------------------|----------------------| |------------------------|----------------------| |------------------------|----------------------| |----9-9-11-9-9-9-11-9---|----------------------| |----7-7--7-7-7-7--7-7---|----7-7-9-7-7-7-9-7---| |------------------------|----5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5---|
Im' your |------------------------|------------------------| |------------------------|------------------------| |------------------------|------------------------| |----9-9-11-9-9-9-11-9---|----9-9-11-9-9-9-11-9---| |----7-7--7-7-7-7--7-7---|----7-7--7-7-7-7--7-7---| |------------------------|------------------------|
ice cream man, stop me when I'm passin by |----------------------|----------------------| |----------------------|----------------------| |----------------------|----------------------| |----------------------|----------------------| |----7-7-9-7-7-7-9-7---|----7-7-9-7-7-7-9-7---| |----5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5---|----5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5---|
They say |-------------------------|------------------------| |-------------------------|------------------------| |-------------------------|------------------------| |----9-9-11-9-12-9-11-9---|----9-9-11-9-9-9-11-9---| |----7-7--7-7--7-7--7-7---|----7-7--7-7-7-7--7-7---| |-------------------------|------------------------|
all my flavors are guar- |-------------------------| |-------------------------| |-------------------------| |-------------------------| |----9-9-11-9-9-9-11-9----| |----7-7--7-7-7-7--7-7----|
anteed to satisfy! |---------------------------| |---------------------------| |--------------------sl.----| |----2-------4-2-2---4~9----| |----O-------O-O-O----------| |---------------------------|
sl. One |--------------------------------| |-----9------------14------------| |--------9-(9)~14-----14--sl.----| |----(9)----9-~14--------14~16---| |--------------------------------| |--------------------------------|
time boys! |---------------------------------| |----16----------16---------------| |-------16--------------*---------| |----------16-----------*---------| |----------------------------sl.--| |----------------------------*~---|
I'm your |-----------------------------------| |----------------------------sl.----| |----11>13----11>13---9----(9)~-----| |-----------------------------------| |-----------------------------------| |-----------------------------------|
ice cream man.____ |-----------------------------------| |------------------15>17------------| |------------------------15---------| |-----------------------------------| |-----------------------------------| |-----------------------------------|
-I'm your grad bend sl. |-----------------------------------| |-----------------------------------| |----12>14-----14--12>14---(12)~----| |-----------------------------------| |-----------------------------------| |-----------------------------------|
ice cream man!___ |--------------------------19>21----| |-----------------------------------| |-----------------------------------| |-------*---------------------------| |---------*-------------------------| |-----------O-----------------------|
B-b-b-b- |----(19)>19---->19-----------------|(bent before picking) |------------------------17---------| |-----------------------------------| |-----------------------------------| |-----------------------------------| |-----------------------------------|
b - b - b - ba - by! |-----------------------------------| |----(17)~---------------12>14>12---|(slow release) |-----------------------------------| |-----------------------------------| |-----------------------------------| |-----------------------------------|
Ah, my, !!dive 3 !! |-----------------------------------| |-----------------------------------| |---(12)-----9---11>12-^-9----------| |-----------------------------------| |-----------------------------------| |-----------------------------------|
my, my !!up!!dive 3!!up!!dive 2 1/2!!!! |-----------------------------------| |-----------------------------------| |----(9)----------------------------| |-----------------------------------| |-----------------------------------| |-----------------------------------|
All my flavors are Guarante-e-e-e-e-e-e-e-e-e-e-e-ed |---------------------|----------------| |----4----------------|----2-----------| |----4----------------|----2-----------|(free-time) |----4----------------|----2-----------| |----2----------------|----O-----------| |---------------------|----------------|
to satis-uh-fy yeah!
trill |-----------------------------------------| |-----------------------------------------| (trill of hammering on and |-----------------------------------------| pulling off) |------------------------------------sl.--| |----7----7--5------5--4----4--3-^-(5)~---| |-----------------------------------------|
Ow!__ |--------------8----7--------------------| |----*---------8----7--------------10----| |-----*--------8----7-------------*------| |------*-------7----6------------*-------| |-------*------8----7-----------*--------| |----------------------------------------|
p h sl-sl. sl-sl. p h sl-sl. p p |-------------------------------------------------------------------| |----14-12-14^12^10~9~10-14-12-10~9~10-14^12^10~9~10----------------| |----------------------------------------------------13^11^9----9---| |------------------------------------------------------------14-----| |-------------------------------------------------------------------| |-------------------------------------------------------------------|
p p sl. p p sl. all slides sl. sl. |----------------------------------------------------------------7~---|| |----------------------------------------------------------------7~---|| |----------------------------------------------------------------7~---|| |----14^12^10~9-10^9---------10----------------------------------6~---|| |--------------------12^10~9----9~7~~5~~~4~~2~~12~11~~7~~5>7-----7~---|| |---------------------------------------------------------------------||
That last section is the conversation type part between Ed and Dave. Have fun.
My Eruption is bigger than yours,
Josh "Slosh" Hollis
"He said eruption. Hu, hu, huh, hu, huh"-Beavis


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