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Doa Bass

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D.O.A. (Bassline)
As recorded by Van Halen
(From the 1979 Album VAN HALEN II)

	

Words and Music by Van Halen

Gtr I (Eb Ab Db Gb) - 'Untitled'

 Intro
  Q=137
 4/4          2/4    4/4
  Gtr I
  Wx4          W      Wx4
|------------|------|--------|
|------------|------|--------|
|------------|------|--------|
|------------|------|--------|


  q  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
|---------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|---------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-0--0----------|-0-0-0-0---------|-0-0-------------|-0-0-------------|
|-------3-2-2-2-|---------3-2-2-2-|-----2-2-2-2-2-2-|-----2-2-2-2-2-2-|


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


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


  Q  E Q  E E E   Q  E Q  E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|---------------|---------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|---------------|---------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-0-------------|-0-------------|-0-0-------------|-----------------|
|----2----2-2-2-|----2----2-2-2-|-----2-2-2-2-2-2-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-1-0-|


  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 E E
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-0-0-0-0---------|-0-0-0-0---------|-0-0-------------|-0-0-------------|
|---------3-2-2-2-|---------3-2-2-2-|-----2-2-2-2-2-2-|-----2-2-2-2-2-2-|


  Q  E Q  E E E   Q  E Q  E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E Q  E E
|---------------|---------------|-----------------|----------------||
|---------------|---------------|-----------------|----------------||
|-0-------------|-0-------------|-0-0-------------|---------0--2-4-||
|----2----2-2-2-|----2----2-2-2-|-----2-2-2-2-2-2-|-2-2-2-2--------||


 Pre-Chorus
  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
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|----------------||
|-----------------|-0-0-0-0-2-2-0-0-|-----------------|-0-0-0-0-2-2-3--||
|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|-----------------|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|----------------||
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|----------------||


 Chorus
  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
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------||
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------||
|-0-0-------------|-0-0-------------|-0-0-------------|-0-0-------------||
|-----2-2-2-2-2-2-|-----2-2-2-2-2-2-|-----2-2-2-2-2-2-|-----2-2-2-2-2-2-||


 Verse 2
  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
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-0-0-0-0---------|-0-0-0-0---------|-0-0-------------|-0-0-------------|
|---------3-2-2-2-|---------3-2-2-2-|-----2-2-2-2-2-2-|-----2-2-2-2-2-2-|


  Q  E Q  E E E   Q  E Q  E E E   E E E E E E E E   E Q  Q  E Q
|---------------|---------------|-----------------|---------------|
|---------------|---------------|-----------------|---------------|
|-0-------------|-0-------------|-0-0-------------|------0--2-4/--|
|----2----2-2-2-|----2----2-2-2-|-----2-2-2-2-2-2-|-2-4-----------|


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


  Q  E Q  E E E   Q  E Q  E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|---------------|---------------|-----------------|-----------------||
|---------------|---------------|-----------------|-----------------||
|-0-------------|-0-------------|-0-0-------------|---------------4-||
|----2----2-2-2-|----2----2-2-2-|-----2-2-2-2-2-2-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2---||


 Pre-Chorus 2
  E E E E E E E  E   +H     E. E. E   E E E E E E E  E   E E E E E E Q
|------------------|----------------|------------------|------------------||
|------------------|--------2--4--6-|------------------|---------2-2-4\---||
|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4/-5-|-(5)------------|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4/-5-|-5-5-5-5----------||
|------------------|----------------|------------------|------------------||


 Chorus 2
  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
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------||
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------||
|-0-0-------------|-0-0-------------|-0-0-------------|-0-0-------------||
|-----2-2-2-2-2-2-|-----2-2-2-2-2-2-|-----2-2-2-2-2-2-|-----2-2-2-2-2-2-||


 Guitar Solo
  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
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-2-0-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|


  E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   Q  E E E E E E   Q  E E Q  E E
|-----------------|-----------------|----------------|---------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|----------------|---------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-0--------------|-0------0--2-4-|
|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|----2-2-2-2-2-2-|----2-2--------|


  E E E E E E E  E   +H     E. E. E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   W
|------------------|----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------|
|------------------|--------6--4--3-|-----------------|-----------------|------|
|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4/-5-|-(5)------------|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|-5-3-2-7-7-7-7---|------|
|------------------|----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------|


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


 Verse 3
  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
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-0-0-0-0---------|-0-0-0-0---------|-0-0-------------|-0-0-------------|
|---------3-2-2-2-|---------3-2-2-2-|-----2-2-2-2-2-2-|-----2-2-2-2-2-2-|


  Q  E Q  E E E   Q  E Q  E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|---------------|---------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|---------------|---------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-0-------------|-0-------------|-0-0-------------|-----------------|
|----2----2-2-2-|----2----2-2-2-|-----2-2-2-2-2-2-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|


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


  Q  E Q  E E E   Q  E Q  E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E q  q
|---------------|---------------|-----------------|---------------||
|---------------|---------------|-----------------|---------------||
|-0-------------|-0-------------|-0-0-------------|-0-0-----2--4--||
|----2----2-2-2-|----2----2-2-2-|-----2-2-2-2-2-2-|-----2-2-------||


 Pre-Chorus 3
  E E E E E E E  E   +H     E. E. E   E E E E E E E  E   E E E E E E Q
|------------------|----------------|------------------|------------------||
|------------------|--------2--4--6-|------------------|---------2-2-4\---||
|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4/-5-|-(5)------------|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4/-5-|-5-5-5-5----------||
|------------------|----------------|------------------|------------------||


 Chorus 3
  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
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------||
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------||
|-0-0-------------|-0-0-------------|-0-0-------------|-0-0-------------||
|-----2-2-2-2-2-2-|-----2-2-2-2-2-2-|-----2-2-2-2-2-2-|-----2-2-2-2-2-2-||


 Outro Solo
  E E E E E E E  E   +H     E. E. E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|------------------|----------------|-----------------|------------------|
|------------------|--------6--4--3-|-----------------|------------------|
|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4/-5-|-(5)------------|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|-5-3-2-7-7-7-7-7--|
|------------------|----------------|-----------------|------------------|


  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  Q  Q.
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|--------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|--------------|
|-0-0-------------|-0-0-------------|-0-0-------------|------2--4/---|
|-----2-2-2-2-2-2-|-----2-2-2-2-2-2-|-----2-2-2-2-2-2-|-2-4----------|


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


   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
||------------------|-----------------|-----------------|-------------------||
||o-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------o||
||o-0-0-0-0---------|-0-0-0-0---------|-0-0-------------|-0-0--------------o||
||----------3-2-2-2-|---------3-2-2-2-|-----2-2-2-2-2-2-|-----2-2-2-2-2-2---||


    E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
||------------------|-----------------|
||o-----------------|-----------------|
||o-0-0-0-0---------|-0-0-0-0---------|
||----------3-2-2-2-|---------3-2-2-2-|


  E E E S S E S S E E   E E E S S E S S E E
|---------------------|-----------------------||
|---------------------|----------------------o||
|-0-0-----------------|-0-0------------------o||
|-----2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|-----2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2---||


    Q  Q  H      Q  Q  H      Q  Q  H      Q  Q  H     3x
||-------------|------------|------------|-------------||
||o------------|------------|------------|------------o||
||o-0--0-------|-0--0-------|-0--0-------|-0--0-------o||
||-------------|------------|------------|-------------||



Duration Legend
---------------
W - whole; H - half; Q - quarter; E - 8th; S - 16th; T - 32nd; X - 64th; a - acciaccatura
+ - note tied to previous; . - note dotted; .. - note double dotted
Uncapitalized letters represent notes that are staccato (1/2 duration)
Irregular groupings are notated above the duration line
Duration letters will always appear directly above the note/fret number it represents the
duration for.  Duration letters with no fret number below them represent rests.  Multi-
bar rests are notated in the form Wxn, where n is the number of bars to rest for.  Low
melody durations appear below the staff

Tablature Legend
----------------
 h   - hammer-on
 p   - pull-off
 b   - bend
 pb  - pre-bend
 r   - bend release (if no number after the r, then release immediately)
 /\  - slide into or out of (from/to "nowhere")
 s   - legato slide
 S   - shift slide
 - natural harmonic
[n]  - artificial harmonic
n(n) - tapped harmonic
 ~   - vibrato
 tr  - trill
 T   - tap
 TP  - trem. picking
 PM  - palm muting
\n/  - tremolo bar dip; n = amount to dip
 \n  - tremolo bar down
 n/  - tremolo bar up
/n\  - tremolo bar inverted dip
 =   - hold bend; also acts as connecting device for hammers/pulls
 <> - volume swell (louder/softer)
 x   - on rhythm slash represents muted slash
 o   - on rhythm slash represents single note slash

Misc Legend
-----------
 |  - bar
||  - double bar
||o - repeat start
o|| - repeat end
*|  - double bar (ending)
 :  - bar (freetime)
 $  - Segno
 &  - Coda
Tempo markers -  = BPM(8/16=s8/s16), where s8 = swing 8ths, s16 = swing 16ths
            
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