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Van Halen - Dance The Night Away Bass

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Dance The Night Away Bass

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Van Halen
amazing song.

flat tuning, but it's van halen, so you knew that

e-eighth note
q-quarter note
h-half note
T-dotted half note (Three beats)
w-whole note
r-eighth rest
R-quarter rest


come in during that drum roll thing on the last eighth beat of the measure,
tying it over to the first eighth beat of the next meausure.  in fact if the measure 
with an Eb, always tie it over to the next measure (ex: last note in 2nd measure of the 
part of this tab, the 5-4-2-0

intro
    e e e e e e e e|e e e e e e e e|e e e e e e e e|e e e e  e  e e   e|
Gb|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
Db|-------------------------------------------------------------9-------|
Ab|-----------------2-2-2-2-----------7-7-------------------/11---11\---|
Eb|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0---------5-4-2-0-0-----0-0-0-0-0-5-5-5-7-----------0-|

1st verse
    e e e e e e e e|e e e e e e e e|e e e e e e e e|e e e e e e e e|
Gb|------------------------------------------------------------------|
Db|------------------------------------------------------------------|
Ab|---7-7-----------2-2-2-2-------------------------------2-4-2------|
Eb|-0-----0-0-0-0-0---------5-4-2-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-5-5-5-------4-0--|

    e e e e e e e e|e e e e e e e e|e e e e e e e e|e e e e e e q|
Gb|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
Db|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
Ab|-----------------2-2-2-2-----------------------------------------|
Eb|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0---------5-4-2-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-5-5-5-5-7-7-7\--|

1st pre-chorus (come in on beat 2 of measure)

    R  q  h    |q  e e e e q  |e e q  R  r e|q  e e e e q|
Gb|--------------------------------------------------------|
Db|--------------------------------------------------------|
Ab|-R---2--4----2--------------4-4-4--R--r-2-2--4-3-3-2-0--|
Eb|----------------4-3-3-2-0-------------------------------|
                                tie over the two at the end of the 3rd
                                meausure on this part to the 4th measure
    R  T      |e e r e r e r e|
Gb|----------------------------|
Db|----------------------------|
Ab|-R--4-------4-2-r-2-r-2-r---|
Eb|--------------------------2-|
  tie over the dotted half note 4
  to the next measure also

1st chorus
    q  e e e e e e|e e e e e e e e|e e e e e e e e|e e e e e  e e  e|
Gb|------------------------------------------------------------------|
Db|------------------------------------------------------9-11-9------|
Ab|----------------2-2-2-2-------------7------------------------11/7-|
Eb|-0--0-0-0-0-0-0---------5-4-2-0-0-0---0-0-0-0-0-5-5-5-------------|

    e e e e e e e e|e e e e e e e e|e e e e e e e e|e e e e e e e e|
Gb|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
Db|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
Ab|-----------------2-2-2-2-------------7---7-------------2---------|
Eb|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0---------5-4-2-0-0-0---0---0-0-0-5-5-5---5-4-2-0-|

2nd verse
    e e e e e e e e|e e e e e e e e|e e e e e e e e|e e e e e e e e|
Gb|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
Db|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
Ab|---7-7-----------2-2-2-2-------------------------------2-4-2-4---|
Eb|-0-----0-0-0-0-0---------5-4-2-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-5-5-5---------0-|

    e e e e e e e e|e e e e e e e e|e e e e e e e e|e e e q  e e e|
Gb|----------------------------------------------------------------|
Db|--------------------------------------------------------------2-|
Ab|-----------------2-2-2-2-------------------------------2----2---|
Eb|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0---------5-4-2-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-5-5-5----4-----|


2nd pre-chorus (come in on beat 2 of measure)

    R  q  h    |q  e e e e q  |e e q  R  r e|q  e e e e q |
Gb|--------------------------------------------------------|
Db|--------------------------------------------------------|
Ab|-R--2--4----2---------------4-4-4--R--r-2-2--4-3-3-2-0--|
Eb|----------------4-3-3-2-0-------------------------------|
                                tie over the 2 at the end of the 3rd
                                meausure on this part to the 4th measure
    R  q  h   |q  e e e e q  |R  q   q   q  |r e r e r e r e|
Gb|--------------------------------------------------------4-|
Db|----------------------------------------------------------|
Ab|-R--2--4----2--4-3-3-2-0---R--4/--11--11\-r-2-r-2-r-2-r---|
Eb|----------------------------------------------------------|

2nd chorus
    q  e e e e e e|e e e e e e e e|e e e e e e e e|e e e e e  e e  e|
Gb|------------------------------------------------------------------|
Db|------------------------------------------------------9-11-9------|
Ab|----------------2-2-2-2-------------7------------------------11/7-|
Eb|-0--0-0-0-0-0-0---------5-4-2-0-0-0---0-0-0-0-0-5-5-5-------------|

    e e e e e e e e|e e e e e e e e|e e e e e e q  |e  e  e  e+h    |
Gb|------------------------------------------------------------------|
Db|----------------------------------------------------------14------|
Ab|-----------------2-2-2-2-----------------7-7-7/--14-12-14---------|
Eb|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0---------5-4-2-0-0-0-0-0--------------------------|


bridge
    e e e e e e e e|e e e e e q   e|e e e e e e e e|e  e  e  e q  e e
Gb|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
Db|-------------------9-----------------------------------------------|
Ab|-------------------------------------------------12-12-12-9-7--0-0-|
Eb|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7---7-7-7-7/--9-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-------------------|

    e e e e e e e e|e e e e e e e e|q  e  e+h   |w        |
Gb|--------------------------------------------------------|
Db|-------------------9------------------------------------|
Ab|--------------------------------------------------------|
Eb|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7---7-7-7-7-7-0-5--0/-5------5---------|
                                           hold this five over
                                           between the 2 measures
interlude

    w        |w       |
Gb|--------------------|
Db|--------------------|
Ab|-7---------7--------|
Eb|--------------------|
    tie these sevens together

then rest for 3 measures

outro
    e e e e e e e e|e e e e e e e e|e e e e e e e e|e e e e e  e e   e|
Gb|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
Db|------------------------------------------------------------9--------|
Ab|-----7-----------2-2-2-2---------------------------------11---11\----|
Eb|-0-0---0-0-0-0-0---------5-4-2-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-5-5-5-7----------0--|

just play this as the song fades out.  they add some improv throughout it, so this is 
basic guide for what they're doing.


enjoy.
            
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