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Bottoms Up!

Bottoms Up! Guitar Tabs

Van Halen - Bottoms Up! chords, tabs, tablatures, lyrics

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Key:
///= Tremolo Pick
= Natural Harmonic
DB= Whammy Dive Bomb

clean part (roll of volume knob, play with fingers)
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-------------3---|
|-----2----4----2-|-4----2---4--2---|
|-----2----2----2-|-2----2---2------|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-0---------------|-----------------|

|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----2----4----2-|-4----2---4--2---|
|-----2----2----2-|-2----2---2--0---|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-0---------------|-----------------|

|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-------------3---|
|-----2----4----2-|-4----2---4--2---|
|-----2----2----2-|-2----2---2------|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-0---------------|-----------------|

|-----------------|------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|------------|-----------------|
|-----2----4--2-2-|-4---2--2---|-4--2---2--------|
|-----2----2--2-0-|-2---2--0---|-2--2---0--------|
|-----------------|------------|-----------------|
|-0---------------|------------|-----------------|

(Drum fill)

Bring volume knob back up for distorted part

	             *****MAIN RIFF*****

|---------------|------------|------------|------------|
|---------------|------------|------------|----3-------|
|-2----2--2--2--|------5-----|-2---2--2--2|-1/2--------|
|-2----2--2--2--|--4/5-------|-2---2--2--2|------------|
|---0*----------|-------0h3p0|---0*-------|-------0h3p0|
|---------------|------------|------------|------------|
* let open a string ring out for rest of measure
|---------------|------------|------------|
|---------------|------------|-----------0|
|-2----2--2--2--|------5-----|-2---2--2--0|
|-2----2--2--2--|--4/5-------|-2---2--2--0|
|---0*----------|-------0h3p0|---0*-------|
|---------------|------------|------------|
* let open a string ring out for rest of measure


After that verse starts over main riff...
***verse***
I've been sittin' here about half the night.......
|---------------|------------|------------|------------|
|---------------|------------|------------|----3-------|
|-2----2--2--2--|------5-----|-2---2--2--2|-1/2--------|
|-2----2--2--2--|--4/5-------|-2---2--2--2|------------|
|---0*----------|-------0h3p0|---0*-------|-------0h3p0|
|---------------|------------|------------|------------|
* let open a string ring out for rest of measure
			...I think I'm gonna jump!
|---------------|------------|------------|--------------|
|---------------|------------|------------|--------------|
|-2----2--2--2--|------5-----|-2---2--2---|--------------|
|-2----2--2--2--|--4/5-------|-2---2--2---|--------------|
|---0*----------|-------0h3p0|---0*------5|--5--4--3-----|
|---------------|------------|------------|--------------|
* let open a string ring out for rest of measure

***Pre-chorus***

I'm singin', I'm dancin.....
|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|
|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|
|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|
|-4--4--4--4--|-4--4--4--5--|-4--4--4--4--|-4--4--4--5--|
|-2--0--2--0--|-2--0--2--3--|-2--0--2--0--|-2--0--2--3--|
|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|

|-------------|-------------|-------------|---------|
|-------------|-------------|-------------|---------|
|4-4--4--4--4-|-4--4--4--5--|-4--4--4--4--|-4-------|
|0-2--0--2--0-|-2--0--2--3--|-2--0--2--0--|-2-------|
|-------------|-------------|-------------|-2-------|
|-------------|-------------|-------------|-0-------|

***Chorus***

|---------------|------------|------------|------------|
|---------------|------------|------------|----3-------|
|-2----2--2--2--|------5-----|-2---2--2--2|-1/2--------|
|-2----2--2--2--|--4/5-------|-2---2--2--2|------------|
|---0*----------|-------0h3p0|---0*-------|-------0h3p0|
|---------------|------------|------------|------------|
* let open a string ring out for rest of measure

|---------------|------------|-------------------------|
|---------------|------------|-----12----7----5--------|
|-2----2--2--2--|---7---8--9-|-----12----7------5------|
|-2----2--2--2--|---5---6--7-|-12-----7-----5----------|
|---0*----------|------------|-------------------------|
|---------------|------------|-------------------------|
				   	(Natural Harmonics) for entire measure
* let open a string ring out for rest of measure

Play verse, pre-chorus, chorus again (basically the same)
then go into solo

***Solo #1***
(backed up by F# chord)
(played with flanger/phaser)

|------------------------------17b19-|---14~~~-------------|
|-----------------17b19r17p14--------|--------14h17p14-----|
|-14--16b17p14---------------16------|------------------16-|
|--------------16--------------------|---------------------|
|------------------------------------|---------------------|
|------------------------------------|---------------------|

play this lick
three times
|-------------|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|O-14h17p14--O|------------14------------------|--------------------------------|
|----------17-|-17p16p14-16---14b15------------|--9b11-----P.H-----P.H---P.H----|
|-------------|----------------------16~~~~----|-----------9b12---9b11--9b10----|
|O-----------O|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|-------------|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

|------------------------|--------------------------------|
|------------------------|--------------------------------|
|------------------------|--------------------------------|
|--8-7b8-----------------|--------------------------------|
|----------9-7b8--7------|--------------------------------|
|---------------------9--|---8-----7-----5---5----7~~~~~--|

The clean part after the solo is pretty much the same thing as the beginning, 
except it goes on longer.

|-----------------|-----------------|------ \
|-----------------|-------------3---| ----- \
|-----2----4----2-|-4----2---4--2---|  ---- \
|-----2----2----2-|-2----2---2------|   --- \
|-----------------|-----------------|    -- \
|-0---------------|------------------------ \      \ *PLAY THIS RIFF A BUNCH OF TIMES*
 						  /
|-----------------|----------------------- \     /
|-----------------|----------------------- \    /
|-----2----4----2-|-4----2---4--2--------- \   /
|-----2----2----2-|-2----2---2--0--------- \  /
|-----------------|----------------------- \ /
|-0---------------|----------------------- \

	   *END CLEAN SECTION WITH THIS RIFF*
|-----------------|------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|------------|-----------------|
|-----2----4--2-2-|-4---2--2---|-4--2---2--------|
|-----2----2--2-0-|-2---2--0---|-2--2---0--------|
|-----------------|------------|-----------------|
|-0---------------|------------|-----------------|

(Drum Fill)

(Distortion back on)
|---------------|------------|------------|------------|
|---------------|------------|------------|----3-------|
|-2----2--2--2--|------5-----|-2---2--2--2|-1/2--------|
|-2----2--2--2--|--4/5-------|-2---2--2--2|------------|
|---0*----------|-------0h3p0|---0*-------|-------0h3p0|
|---------------|------------|------------|------------|
* let open a string ring out for rest of measure
|---------------|------------|-----------------|
|---------------|------------|-------|
|-2----2--2--2--|------5-----|-------|
|-2----2--2--2--|--4/5-------|-------|
|---0*----------|-------0h3p0|-----------------|
|---------------|------------|-----------------|
* let open a string ring out for rest of measure

***Guitar Solo 2***
This solo is in A and it's played over the main riff of the song...

	Tremolo Bar Dives
	(about 1-2 steps down)
|------------------------------|-----------------|
|------------------------------|-----------------|
|---------------------------|-------7b9r7p5---|
|------------------------------|---------------7-|
|------------------------------|-----------------|
|------------------------------|-----------------|
	     (hold the bend
	     while tapping)
	      T	T
|-------------------------|-------------------------|-10p0--12b14--12-----------|
|-------------------------|------------------8p0-7--|--------------------13b16--|
|-7b9rb9rb9-12p7----10p7--|-------------8p0-9-------|---------------------------|
|-------------------------|--------5p0-7------------|---------------------------|
|-------------------------|-4p0-0-------------------|---------------------------|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|---------------------------|


|--------------------|----------17h20-|-14h17p14-15-14p12-15-14h17h14-15p14p12-15-14|
|-16*-r13p10--14--15-|13b15p10~~------|---------------------------------------------|
|--------------------|----------------|---------------------------------------------|
|--------------------|----------------|---------------------------------------------|
|--------------------|----------------|---------------------------------------------|
|--------------------|----------------|---------------------------------------------|
*Bend held from previous measure

|16p14---13-----------------------|------------------------------|
|-----13---13b14r13p10---13b16r13-|----------------14--17b21*----|
|----------------------11---------|--------14--17----------------|
|---------------------------------|-15--17-----------------------|
|---------------------------------|------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|------------------------------|
								*slow bend

|--------------------|------------------------|--------------------------|
|--------------------|------------------------|13-------15///------16///-|
|6h9p6h9p6h9p6h9p6h9-|9h12p9h12p9h12p9h12p9h12|---14///------16///-17///-|
|--------------------|------------------------|--------------------------|
|--------------------|------------------------|--------------------------|
|--------------------|------------------------|--------------------------|
								///= tremolo picking

|--------------------------||--------------------------|
|-17/////------------------||--------------------------|
|-18/////------------------||--------------------------|
|--------------------------||--------------------------|
|--------------------------||-0-DB---------------------|
|-----------17\------------||--------------------------|
				    Divebomb as low as possible

|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|O-------------------------|-------------------------O|
|--2-----------------------|--------------5---5-------|--2-----------------------|
|--2-----------------------|--------------5---5-------|--2-----------------------|
|--0-----------------------|O-------------3---3-------|--0----------------------O|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
					Play this riff 5 times with dive bombs, pick scrapes,
					and random hand slides between them.
After fifth time of riff play this

|------------------|--------------------------|
|------------------|-----*--------------------|
|--------------7---|-8/////////////////--14---|
|-5--4--3------9---|-10////////////////--16---|
|-5--4--3------7---|-8/////////////////--14---|
|-3--2--1------0---|--------------------------|
			*Keep tremolo picking this chord shape
			as you move up each fret until the A string note
			is on the 14th fret

After the tremolo picked chords, Eddie does random pick scrapes and jams his strings
into the pickups to create the crazy sound at the end of the song (I think)!
After that, the song ends on a low E note.

Good luck learning the song, please rate the tab and comment on it!!! :)





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