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Black and Blue  Van Halen

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Artist:Van Halen
Album:Best of Both Worlds
Title:Black and Blue
Tuning:Standard (E A D G B e)
Legend:
/=slide up
\=slide down
b*=see tabulature
h=hammer on
p=pull off
//-x-\\=pick slide
HARM.=harmonics
A.H.=Artificial harmonics
~~=vibrato
Tr~~~~=trill
Trem. bar=tremelo bar
T=tap with right hand
[INTRO] 
 
 e||----------0------0-------------------------------0----------------------|
 B||------------0------0--------------------------3----3----0---------------|
 G||--4/6---7------6------4-----------------------2------2------------------|
 D||----------------------------------------------0------2----2-----------2-|
 A||--2/4---5------4------2-----------------2h4----------0----2-------------|
 E||--------------------------0-3b*-0-3b*-0-------------------0--0h3h4p3p0--|

*=1/4 bends
 
 e|-----------0------0------------------------------0-------0---------------|
 B|-------------0-------------------------------------0---------------0-----|
 G|--------7-------6---6\4-----------------4/6---7-------7----2-------2-----|
 D|----------------------------------------------5-------4----2-------2-----|
 A|--2/4---5-------4---4\2-----------------2/4----------------0-------0-----|
 E|--------------------------0-3b*-0-3b*-0----------------------------------|

*=1/4 bends
 
 e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 B|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 G|--4/6----7--7---6--6----4-----------------4/6----7----7---2-----2/9------|
 D|-------------------------------------------------7----7---2-----2/9------|
 A|--2/4----5--5---4--4----2-----------------2/4----5----5---0-----0/7------|
 E|--------------0------0-----0-3b*-0-3b*-0---------------------0-----------|

*=1/4 bends
 
 e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 B|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 G|----------------4/6--7--7-----6--6----4-------------4/6--7---7---2-----9-|
 D|---------------------------------------------------------7---7---2-----9-|
 A|----------------2/4--5--5-----4--4----2-------------2/4--5-5-5---0-----7-|
 E|--3b^--3-3-3-3-------------0-------0----3b*-0-3b*-0------------0---3p0-0-|

^=gradually bend b*=1/4 bends
 
 e|--------------------------||
 B|--------------------------||
 G|--------------------------||
 D|--------------------------||
 A|--//x-\\------------------||
 E|-//-x--\\--12h14----------||

[VERSE 1] 
 
 e||------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 B||------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 G||--2---------------------------------------------2-----------------------|
 D||--2---------------------------------------------2-----------------------|
 A||--0--------------0-5-5-7---2------------5---7---0--0--5-5-7\------------|
 E||---------------------------0----------7---7-----------------------------|

1. Slip 'n' slide, push it in. The sure rhythm
 
 e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 B|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 G|---------------------------------2---------------------------------------|
 D|-----7-5h6p5---5h6p5---5h6p5-----2---------------------------------------|
 A|-------------7-------7-------7---0------------0-5-5-7--2-----------5---7-|
 E|--0----------------------------------------------------0---------7---7---|

1. I'm holdin' back yeah, I got control.
 
 e|-----------------------------------0------------------------------------||
 B|-----------------------------------0------------------------------------||
 G|--2--------------------------------4---4--4---4-------------------------||
 D|--2------------------------------------7--6-6h7---6--4------------------||
 A|--0-----0-------5--5--7---------------------------------7---------------||
 E|-------------------------------0----------------------------------------||

1. Oh! Hooked into her system.
[CBORUS] 
 
 e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 B|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 G|--7---7-----6-----6-----4-----------------4/6--7-----7--------2----/9----|
 D|-----------------------------------------------7-----7--------2----/9----|
 A|--5---5-----4-----4-----2-----------------2/4--5-5---5--------0----/7----|
 E|----------0----------0------0-3b*-0-3b*-0---------------0--------0-------|

1. Don't draw the line.__ Honey,I ain't through w/ you
 
 e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 B|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 G|---------------4/6--7--7----6-----6-------4----------------4/6-----------|
 D|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 A|---------------2/4--5--5----4-----4-------2----------------2/4-----------|
 E|--3b^-3-3-3-3------------0-----------0-------0-3b*-0-3b*-0---------------|

1. Uh! The harder the better do it till we're
^=gradually bend
HARM.
 
 |-----------|
 e|---------------------------12-------------||
 B|------------------------7-----12----------||
 G|--7-----7----2---/9---5-------------------||
 D|--7-----7----2---/9-----------------------||
 A|--5-----5----0---/7-----------------------||
 E|------------------------------------9b10--||

1. Black and Blue
[VERSE 2] - Same as [VERSE 1]
[FILL 1] [1:35] 
 
 e|--------------0-----------------||
 B|-----------0--0-----------------||
 G|----2/4\2--1--2--1--------------||
 D|--------------------4--2--------||
 A|--------------------------------||
 E|--0-----------------------------||

-Play [CBORUS] next-
[BRIDGE] [1:57] 
 
 e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 B|--------------------------------------12---10p9--------------7~-7--------|
 G|------5~~-5-----7~~-7-----7/9-9-----9-----------9\--5~-5-----7~-7----4---|
 D|------5~~-5-----7~~-7-----7/9-9--/9------9----------5~-5-----7~-7----4---|
 A|---------------------------------------------------------------------2---|
 E|--0-0-------0-0--------0---------------------------------0-0------0------|

Yo ma - ma! Ha! Black and Blue
 
 e|--------0--2-----0-------------------------------------------------------|
 B|-----4--------4--5/7\5------------------------------12----10p9-----------|
 G|--/4---------------------5~-5------7~----7/9------9------------9\--5-----|
 D|-------------------------5~-5------7~----7/9---/9-------9----------5-----|
 A|-------------------------------------------------------------------3-----|
 E|-------------------------------0-0-----0---------------------------------|

Got to make it right Come on baby! Do it! Black
 
 e|-------------------------------------||
 B|-------------------------------------||
 G|--------------4----------------------||
 D|-------5------4----------------------||
 A|-------5------2--------5-5-5h7-------||
 E|--0-0--3---0-------/7----------------||

and blue.__
[GUITAR SOLO] [2:17] 
Tr~~~~~~
 
 e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 B|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 G|---------------------------------------------------------7b9--12-14-12---|
 D|-------------------0h2p0---------------2---------------------------------|
 A|--7--5--6-6/7---7\-----------0h2p0---------------------------------------|
 E|-----------------------------------3p0---3b5r3--0h3b4-11-----------------|

HARM. A.H.
Trem. bar |-| |--| T T
 
 e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 B|--------------\---/---------------5~~--5p3h5--7--8p7p5p3h5h7-8p7---------|
 G|--14b16r14p0---\5/--------2b3r2/4----------------------------------------|
 D|-----------------------x-------------------------------------------------|
 A|----------------------x--------------------------------------------------|
 E|---------------------x---------------------------------------------------|

T T T T T T T
 
 e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

B|--8p7p5p3h7-8p7-8p7p5p3h7/10p8/11p8h11p9h11/12p9h12p10h12/13p10h13/14p11-|
 
 G|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 D|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

T T T T T T T T
 
 e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

B|h14/15p11h14/15p11h15/16p12h15p/16p13h16/17p13/17p14h17/18p14h17/18p15---|
 
 G|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 D|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Trem. bar
 
 e|----------------------------------------------------15-------------------|
 B|--h18/19p15p12----------------12-----\---/----15b17----15-15b16-15b17----|
 G|---------------14b15r14p12-14----12---\0/--------------------------------|
 D|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 e|--------15--------------19-19-19-----------------------------------------|
 B|--15b17-15--19b21-19b21----19----19b21-19b21-19b21--22b24-22b24r22p20----|
 G|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 D|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 e|--22b24r22--17--17-16-17-16--------2--------------0-0-0---0--0--0-0-0-0-0|
 B|----------------------------17~-------------------0-0-0---0--0--0-0-0-0-0|
 G|---------------------------------2----2---2-2p0h2-2-2-2b^-2--2--2-2-2-2-2|
 D|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

^=Gradually bend from this
note up to the 4 while
picking the following notes.
 
 e|--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-----------------0-0-0-0-----0-0-------------||
 B|--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0---3h5p3-5p3p0--/5-5-5-5-0h5-5-5-------------||
 G|--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2/4-------------------------------------------||
 D|----------------------------------------------------------------||
 A|----------------------------------------------------------------||
 E|-----------------------------------------------------12\\-------||

Following progression goes:
[D5] [E5] [D5] [E5]  
[D5] [E5] [D5] [A5] [E5]  
After that, repeat the [CBORUS]
several times until the song fades out
Hey!
Ooh, slip n' slide, push it in, uh!
A-Bitch sure got the rhythm
Holdin' back, yeah I got control
Oh, hooked inta her system
Don't draw the line
(Oooh ooh ooh) Honey I ain't through with you
Uh! The harder the better
Do it til we're black and blue
Well you never know when love will come
Hey! Better get it while you got it
Little bit o' everything, ooh, even when it hurts
Uh! Sure feels good, wow! Uh!
Don't draw the line
(Oooh ooh ooh) Honey I ain't through with you, woo!
Uh! The harder the better
Do it til we're black and blue
Yo mama! Hey!
(Black and blue) Got ta, got ta, got ta make it right
Ow! Come on baby, good
(Black and blue)
(Guitar Solo)
Whoa!
Ow!
Yeah!
(Oooh ooh ooh) Don't draw the line
(Oooh ooh ooh) Honey I ain't through with you
(Oooh ooh ooh) Uh. The harder the better, we'll do it til we're
(Oooh ooh ooh) Black and blue, ow!
Don't draw the line
(Oooh ooh ooh) Baby I ain't through with you
Uh, harder the better
We'll do it til we're black and blue
Yeah, the wetter the better
We'll do it til we're black and blue, ow!
Uh!
(Whuh! Whuh! Whuh! Whuh!)
Do it til we're black and blue
Yeah!
Ow!
Now, come on baby!
Wetter the better!
Let's do it 'til
We're black and blue! Uh
Come on baby
Oh
Uh
Well, that's all I have.
Hope you enjoy it.
*ROCK ON*
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