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Amsterdam (By VAN HALEN)
 
From: "Mark D. Dittmer" <mdittmer@freenet.calgary.ab.ca>

                                 AMSTERDAM
                          As Recorded by Van Halen
                (From the album BALANCE/Warner Bros. Records)

Transcribed by Mark Dittmer                               Words and Music by
           and Jeff Krinks                      Edward Van Halen, Sammy Hagar
                                          Michael Anthony, and Alex Van Halen                                         

  0:00
e----------------------------------------------------------------------------
B----------------------------------------------------------------------------
G----------------------------------------------------------------------------
D-------------------------------2~----------------------0----x-x---x-x-------
A---------------------------2------------------------0-------x-x---x-x-------
D---------------2--4--5--6---------------0--2--3--4----------x-x---x-x-------
  Light 'em up                       Unh!                 |-muted strngs-|
                    
  0:06                                                               
e--------------------------------------------------------------0-2h3p2p0-0---
B--------------------------------------------------------------------------0-
G----------------------------------------------------------------------------
D--------------------2~----x-x---x-x----------------------0------------------
A-----------------2--------x-x---x-x-------------------0---------------------
D-----2--4--5--6-----------x-x---x-x-------0--2--3--4------------------------
                                                                    Oh yeah
                                                                    
  0:12
e--------------------------4--5---------------------------0-2h3p2p0-0--------
B--------------------------5--5---------------------------------------0------
G----------------------------------------------------------------------------
D--------------------2~------------------------------0-----------------------
A-----------------2-------------------------------0--------------------------
D-----2--4--5--6----------------------0--2--3--4-----------------------------


  0:17
e--------------------------4--5---------------------------0-2h3p2p0-0--------
B--------------------------5--5----------------------------------------------
G----------------------------------------------------------------------2-----
D--------------------2~------------------------------0-----------------2-----
A-----------------2-------------------------------0--------------------0-----
D-----2--4--5--6----------------------0--2--3--4-----------------------------
                                                                       Yeah!
                                                                       
  0:23
e----------------------------------------------------------------------------
B-------------------------------/5--0---------------3-3----------------------
G---------------------------------------------------2-2----------------------
D--------------------------------------/6--2h6p2----0-0---0-0-0---0-0-0------
A-----T12-T9-T7-T7-T5-T4----------------------------0-0---0-0-0---0-0-0------
D---------------------------------------------------0-0---0-0-0---0-0-0------
      |-tap harmonics--|                                 Looking good through
                                                          
  0:30
e----------------------------------------------------------------------------
B----------------------------0----------------3-3----------------------------
G-----/4-4------------------------------------2-2--------------------/4-4----
D-----/2-2-------2~-4-2--/6-----/6---2h6p2----0-0---0-0-0---0-0-0----/2-2----
A-----/2-2---2-4------------------------------0-0---0-0-0---0-0-0----/2-2----
D-----/2-2------------------------------------0-0---0-0-0---0-0-0----/2-2----
  the window                                        Shinin' red  and  blue
  
  0:36
e----------------------------------------------------------------------------
B---------------------0------------3-3---------------------------------------
G----------------------------------2-2---------------------------------------
D---------2~-4-2--/6-----/7--6-----0-0---0-0-0---0-0-0------------7-------7--
A-----2-4--------------------------0-0---0-0-0---0-0-0---x-------7-------7--
D----------------------------------0-0---0-0-0---0-0-0---x----5~-7----5~-7--
  light    yeah                         A little thick              but still
                                         in the bottom            
                                 
  0:44
e----------------------------------------------------------------------------
B-----------3-------3------------------------/5--0---------------3-3---------
G-----------2-------2--------------------------------------------2-2---------
D-----------0---2---0---------------2~--------------/6--2h6p2----0-0---0-0-0-
A-----x--------2----------------2-------------------------------0-0---0-0-0-
D-----x--------2--------6-2-4-6---------------------------------0-0---0-0-0-
  lookin'                                                              got a
  alright, yeah
  
  0:52
e----------------------------------------------------------------------------
B-------------------------------------0----------------3-3-------------------
G--------------/4-4------------------------------------2-2-------------------
D-----0-0-0----/2-2-------2~-4-2--/6-----/6---2h6p2----0-0---0-0-0---0-0-0---
A-----0-0-0----/2-2---2-4------------------------------0-0---0-0-0---0-0-0---
D-----0-0-0----/2-2------------------------------------0-0---0-0-0---0-0-0---
  pocket fulla money                                         got me a long
                                                                       night
  0:58                                                                 
e----------------------------------------------------------------------------
B----------------------------0------------3-3--------------------------------
G-----/4-4--------------------------------2-2-------------------------2-2----
D-----/2-2-------2~-4-2--/6-----/7--6-----0-0---0-0-0---0-0-0---------0-0----
A-----/2-2---2-4--------------------------0-0---0-0-0---0-0-0---x----0-0----
D-----/2-2--------------------------------0-0---0-0-0---0-0-0---x----0-0----
    ahead                                       quick stop by         score
                                                    the bulldog           me
  1:05                     
e----------------------------------------------------------------------------
B------------------3---------------------------------------------------------
G-----2-2----------2-------2-------------------------------------------------
D-----2-2----------0---5---2-------------------------------------------------
A-----0-0---2--4-------5---0-------------------------------------------------
D----------------------5-----------------------------------------------------
  some             yeah          Whoooaaaa      Wham, bam,   oh Amsterdam
   panama red,     



I realize this tab is far from complete, but it's a start.  I tried to make 
this tab as accurate and as readable as I could.
-Mark Dittmer  (March 5, 1995)

mdittmer@freenet.calgary.ab.ca  (home)
mddittme@acs.ucalgary.ca  (school)
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