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Panama (By VAN HALEN)
 
Here's Panama by Van Halen... THE WHOLE THING (Well most of it anyway)

Transcribed by Eric Larson (larsoe@rpi.edu)

I figured this out with my own two ears, so I'm sure it's not perfect, but
I tried to come as close as I could. This is a great song to learn. The chord
progressions are classic. The solo I found hard to notate, I give the basics,
fill in the rest with your own improvisation. I should be posting Drop Dead
Legs soon, another awesome tune!  Perhaps someone could post some stuff off 
their latest album???


Intro:

 E    Esu4   B	    E	   E  B   D	Dsu4  A
--------------------------------|-------------------------|-
-9----10-----7------9------10-7-|-7-----8-----7-----------|-
-9-----9-----8------9-------9-8-|-7-----7-----8-----------|-
-9-----9-----9------9-------9-9-|-7-----7-----9-----7\--|-
-7-----7------------7-------7---|-5-----5-----------O\--|-
---O-O---O-O---O-O----O-O-------|---O-O---O-O-------------|-
   PM (all open E's)				    DB	     (Dive Bomb -
							 Hit the Twang Stick)
 E    Esu4   B	    E      E  B   D     Dsus4 A
--------------------------------|-------------------------|
-9----10-----7------9------10-7-|-7-----8-----7-----------|
-9-----9-----8------9-------9-8-|-7-----7-----8-----------|
-9-----9-----9------9-------9-9-|-7-----7-----9-----####--|
-7-----7------------7-------7---|-5-----5-----------####--|
---O-O---O-O---O-O----O-O-------|---O-O---O-O-------------|
						    PS	     (Pick-Slide)
Pre-Verse:
  C#min		     B/Bsu4   A
|-0---------------------------------------------|-
|-5------------------4-5-4--42--2-2------------|-
|-6------------------4-4-4--42--2-2------------|-
|-6------------------4-4-4--42--2-2--4^h^4~~~~-|-
|-4------4-4-4-4-4-4----------------------------|-
|-----------------------------------------------|-
  $				      AH    	    ($ = strum & let ring)
 
 C#min		   B/Bsu4   A  	    B   [---------Riff #1------------]
-4---------------------------------------------O-----O-----5----5-----5-----|
-5--4---4-5--------4-5-4--42--2-2---------------4-----4-----4----4-----4---|
-6----6------------4-4-4--42--2-2---------4-------4-----4-----4----4-----4-|
-6-----------------4-4-4--42--2-2---------4--------------------------------|
-4-----------------------------------O-O-O-2--------------------------------|
----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
						           [---Harmonics----]

Chorus:
  E   A  D  A  D A G        E   A  D  A  D A G        E   A  D  A  D A G
|-------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|
|--------3-X---3----------|--------3-X---3---------|--------3-X---3---------|
|-----2--2-X-2-2-2--------|-----2--2-X-2-2-2-------|-----2--2-X-2-2-2-------|
|-2---2--O-X-2-O-2--------|-2---2--O-X-2-O-2-------|-2---2--O-X-2-O-2-------|
|-2---O----X-O---O--------|-2---O----X-O---O-------|-2---O----X-O---O-------|
|-O-O--------------3/53~~|-O-O--------------3/53~|-O-O--------------3/53~|
 (Uh!)		   (Hey yeah!....)		   (Uh Huh!)


-------------------------|
--------3-X---3----------|
-----2--2-X-2-2-2--------|
-2---2--O-X-2-O-2--------|
-2---O----X-O---O--------|
-O-O--------------3/53~~|



Verse1:
  D  E                          E A D                   D   E		   Asu2
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------O---|
|-3-------------------------------5---------------------------------------O---|
|-2-----------------------------9-6-7------------------7-7-9----------O-O-2-/|
|-O---2-------------------------9-7-7------------------7-7-9----------O-O-2-/|
|-----2-------------------------7---5------------------5-5-7--------------O---|
|-----O------O-O-O-O-O--------------------(O)-(O)-(O)--------(O)-(O)----------|
 Jump Back    What's that sound       Here she comes.....      Hot shoe..   $ PS


Bridge:
  F#			   C#min (arpegiate chord)
|-O----------------------|-O---------------|---------------------------|------|
|-O----O-----O-----O-----|-5---------------|---------------------------|------|
|-3------3-----3-----3---|-6---------------|--------------------------|-riff-|
|-4--------4-----4-----4-|-6---------------|--------------------------|--#1--|
|-4----------------------|-4---------------|----5-------3------------2-|------|
|-2----------------------|-----------------|------6-5~----4-5~--2~-O---|------|
  $(Dont you know she...)  $(You lose a....)


Chorus

Verse 2 (basically the same as the first)

Solo:

---------------|-------7-----7-7--------------|-----------------|-------------|
---------------|-----7-------7-7--------------|---H-T-P--H------|-------------|
---------------|-9^F-----9^F------9^F^9^F~/--|-6-9-11-6-9- %5x-|-9^F^9^F~~~~~|
---------------|------------------------------|-----------------|hold this----|
-3~-O----O-----|------------------------------|-----------------|bend for next|
------3~---3~~-|------------------------------|-----------------|-part -------|
..ah oh)				WB = Whammey Bar     % = repeat
					^F = Bend Full Step  H = Hamer-On
					T = Tap		     P = Pull-Off


------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
---------T----P----T----P----T----P----T----P----T----P-----------------------|
-(9^F~)--14-(9^F)--12-(9^F)--14-(9^F)--16-(9^F)--14-(9^f^9~~)--7-7^WB--7-9-7~~|
------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
				(release 9th bend here) ^  (bend up ^
							    with whammey bar)

-------------------------------|
-------------------------------|
-7^F-7-----7^F~----------------|
-------9-7------9-8-7----------|
----------------------9-8-7----|
----------------------------10-|

Break? (I dunno what ya' call this part!) 'The Reach down 
					  between my legs part' :)

|------------------------------------------------------------------|--
|------------------------------------------------------------------|--
|------------------------------------------------------------------|--
|---H--P-----------------H--P------------------H--P----------------|--
|-/9-10-9----7^F^7-----/9-10-9----9~--(9~)---/9-10-9---9~----------|--
|---------10--------7~---------10-----10-------------10---10-10/12-|--


--------------O-------|
--------------O-------|
--------------2-------|		The rest of this is basically the same,
---H--P-------3-------|		He throws some chords in there that you
-/9-10-9------3-------|		should be able to figure out.
---------10---1-------|
	      $ (Arpegiate Chord)

That's about it, It's 2:30 am, I'm beat. :O *yawn* I don't feel like double
checking this any mistakes should be obvious; If it sounds wrong, It's a
mistake!
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