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Drop Dead Legs Tab


                                Drop Dead Legs
                                     by
                                  Van Halen

                                Transcribed by
                                 Eric Larson
                                


Here's basically the whole tune, I ommited a couple parts that were hard to
notate, so just improv something. :)



Intro & Verses                                         3x
---|------------------|-----------O----------------------|-----------------|-
---|--2-----2-------2-|-3-------5---------3--------------|-2-----2-------2-|-
-2-|.---2-------2-----|-2-----------4-------2----2------.|---2-------2-----|-
-2-|.-----2-------2---|-4---4/6-------6\4-----4--2--1/2-.|-----2-------2---|-
-O-|------------------|-O------------------------O-------|-----------------|-
---|------------------|----------------------------------|-----------------|-

   < swell                               Funky Bend
---|------------------|----------------------------|----------------------|-
---|-1--------2-------|----------------------------|----------------------|-
---|-2----------2-----|.-7-------------------------|-5-5------------------|-
---|--------------2---|.-7-------------------------|-5-5----------O-5-4~--|-
---|----------------4-|--5---------O-2--3^5^3^5^3--|-3-3----O-2-3---------|-
---|------------------|----------------------------|----------------------|-


---|------------------|
---|------------------|
---|-5-5-----------2-.|
---|-5-5-----------2-.|
---|-2-2---O-2-3~--O--|
---|------------------|


The Choruses are something like the into:

  You know that you want it....                                  etc...
----             -------           -------          -------      ----
----             ---3---           ---5---          ---3---      ----
-2--             ---2---           ---4---          ---2---      -2--
-2--             ---4---           ---6---          ---4---      -2--
-O--             ---O---           ---O---          ---O---      -O--
----             -------           -------          -------      ----

Then there's that break thing with this awesome run...

B B B B   D D D D

-------------------------------------------------------------------------
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
--------H-H-------------H-H-------------H-H----------H-H----3--5-5--7-7--
--H-H--1-3-5------H-H--3-5-7------H-H--5-6-8--H-H---6-8-10--3--5-5--7-7--
-1-3-5-------3---3-5-7-------5---5-6-8-------6-8-10---------1--3-3--5-5--
-------------------------------------------------------------------------


Then the outro rythmn goes something like this: (palm muted)

---------------------------------------------|
---------------------------------------------|
--------------------------------------------.|
----H-P--O----H----------H-P--------H-H-----.|
---O-2-O-----O-2-3------O-2-O-3~---O-2-3-----|
-2---------2-------2--2----------2-------2---|

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