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Somebody Get Me A Doctor (By VAN HALEN)
 
SOMEBODY GET ME A DOCTOR
Van Halen II
tabbed by dsale@jax.jaxnet.com
http://www.jaxnet.com/~dsale


The other tab for this song on OLGA was too incomplete for me not to tab
this one.I dont even think he did the right song.oh well.
p=palm
h=harm
/&=slide


intro thingee
                                                                                
------------------------------------------|
3-----3-----3--------3-----3--------------|
0-----0-----2--------0-----0-----2--------|
0-----------0--------0-----------0--------|
------3--------------------3-----0-----2--|
3--------------------3-----------------0--|
                                                                                

this next part is the main riff,also done during the chorus.


            p  p  p              p     p                                         
------------------------------------------3--2-----|
------------------------------------1-----3--3-----|
------------2--2--2-----0--2~~~-----0-----2--2-----|
------------2--2--2-----0--2-----2--0--------------|
3-----0--------------------------------0-----------|
------------------------------------------------12|


now the verses.


"You better.."

            h  h  h  h                h  h  h  h             h  h  h  h        
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
9-----9--9-----------------10-----10--------------9-----9--9--------------10----
9-----9--9-----------------10-----10--------------9-----9--9--------------10----
9-----9--9-----------------10-----10--------------7-----7--7--------------10----
7-----7--7-----------------8------8---------------7-----7--7--------------8-----
0-----0--0--7--7--7--7----------------7--7--7--7--------------7--7--7--7--------
                                                                                

                                                                                
---------------|
---10--10------|
---10--10------|
---10--10------|
---8---8---x--|
-----------h13|
                                                                                
and its pretty much the same throughout,until.

"And im speedin.."
                                                                                
--------------------------------------------------------------|-----------------
11-----11-----------------------12--x-----12------------------|-----------------
11-----11-----------------------12--------12------------------|-----------------
11-----11-----------------------12--------12------------------|-----------------
9------9------------------------10--------10--------12--12--1|-----------------
-----------0-----0--0--0--0--0----------------------12--12--12|-----------------
                                                                                

now,that thing before the solo that ROCKS.

                                   v (volume swell.)
--------------------------------------|
------5-----------7h5--------------5--|
------5-----------7h5--------------5--|
---------7--x--x-------7~~~--------5--|
0--0-------------------------0--0-----|
--------------------------------------|
                                                                                

and thats pretty much it,besides the solo,but i usually add my own solos,
i usually have what ed did in my head and improvise on it.
also,at the end,when ed is doing the main riff,he ends with:

                                                                                
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
-----------[2--4--2--0--4--2--0--4--2--0--4--2--0--4--2--0--4]----x/--[2--4-----
---------2----------------------------------------------------------------------
3--0--0-------------------------------------------------------------------------
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                

                                                                                
-------------------------------------------------|------------------------------
-------------------------------------------------|------------------------------
0--4--2--0--4--2--0--4--2-----0--4--2--0]--------|------------------------------
-------------------------------------------/7----|------------------------------
-------------------------------------------------|------------------------------
---------------------------------------------/15|------------------------------
                                                                                

which is done by gliding down the 6th string w/side of right hand (light-
ly touching it) while hammering on/pulling off w/left hand,which sounds
random harmonics and muted notes.


From: edward@pluto.njcc.com (Edward Sulikoswki)
Date: Thu, 20 Apr 1995 07:41:41 -0400
Subject: Somebody Get Me a Doctor[Partial]


think its off of VH. #1

Set your guitar to 1/2 step down[Not sure,But it's the way its' done here]
may not be note for note either.I make no claims to being a jam-master or 
something.Have some distortion,turn the amp up and have a -go[dont get evic-
-ted though].
E
B                        S
G                      4 L   6         11   10
D                      5 I   7         11   10
A  3^    0             5 D   7   7  0   9    8
E            3 3 3*    3 E   5
 ^ Bend a little * muting above fret's[l.h.]

                             *=vib
e------------------------------------------------------------------------
b   2------------------------------- 2 -------------
g   2   4    5---------------------- 2  4-----------
d   2   4 sl.5              *------- 2  4-----------
a   0   2    3           3 2-------- 0  2-----------
e----------------- 0 2 3-----------------------0[Dive Trem.]

Off of Van Halen's First continuing..Like where I left off?
1/2 step down   amp warmed up fingers warmed up gear[dist?]in tune?go...
e                    &  &   @ @ @ @    &  &   @ @ @ @   & &
b   *  *            10 10             11  11           12 12
g   9  9            10 10   9 9 9 9   11  11  9 9 9 9  12 12
d   9  9            10 10   9 9 9 9   11  11  9 9 9 9  12 12
a   7  7             0  0   7 7 7 7    0   0  7 7 7 7   0  0
e   0  0   0 0 0 0          0 0 0 0           0 0 0 0  [hold]
*  mute the E a little but let ring open.             
@  mute the whole thing both hands kinda.
& little bit o'vibrato.


e
b           slide        5    6sl.5  0  2  22
g [hold]   down to   2 2 5 0  6sl.5  0  2  22
d  still    A        2 2 5 0  6sl.5  0  2  22
a holding            0 0 0 0            0  00
e                                       

  use volume swell's and fast clean attack now.


I think you  dont need my guidance to do what comes next.Go with the flow!
Love that Eddie and I'll see ya.....open to suggestions or corrections.
To all that bitch...just[if not at olga] post what you know Somebody will 
enjoy it.
Edward   edward@pluto.njcc.com
            "Some People Risk To Employ Me"
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