Eddie Van Halen

Ain't talkin' 'bout love

Eddie Van Halen

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Ain't talkin' 'bout love

	  		Ain't talkin' 'bout love    
Van Halen  
==================================== 
  
/  = slide  
^  = hammer/pull 
w  = quickly hit the whammy bar 
b  = bend 
X  = noise  
~  = vibrato 
< >= natural harmonic 
  
Intro: 
  
E ----------0-1-----3---------------- 
B ------1-------1(1)--3--------------  Repeat 4 times.  On the second time  
G --------2-------2------------------  through, play note in parentheses () 
D ----2------------------------------ 
A --0---------------------3~----2-3-- 
E ----------------------3------------ 
   |<--- palm muted ---->| 
  
  
  
  (with ~310ms slap-back delay) 
E -------------------------------------------------------w---w---w--- 
B --1-----1-----0-------------------1-----1-----0-----1-1/3-3/5-5^8-- 
G --2-----2-----0-------------------2-----2-----0-------------------- 
D --2-----2-----0-------------------2-----2-----0-------------------- 
A --0-----0---------------3~----2-3-0-----0-------------------------- 
E ----------------------0-------------------------------------------- 
  
E ----------------------------------0------------------------------ 
B --1-----1-----0-------------------1-----1-----0------------w-w--- 
G --2-2-2-2-----0-------------------2-----2-----0-----8(b)9--9-9\-- 
D --2-2-2-2-----0-------------------2-----2-----0------------------ 
A --0-0-0-0---------------3~----2-3-0-----0------------------------ 
E ------------0---------0------------------------------------------ 
  
Verse: 
  
E ----------1---3-------------------- 
B ------1-------3-------------------- 
G --------2-----0-------------------- 
D ----2------------------------------ 
A --0---------------------3~----2-3-- 
E ----------------------3------------ 
  
  
I heard the news baby, all about your disease. 
                       Yeah you may have all you  
want, baby.  But I got something you need. 
  
(pick slide) 
Oh yeah ! 
  
  
Chorus: 
  
E ------------------------------------------------------------------- 
B --1-----1-----0-------------------1-----1-----0-------------------- 
G --2-----2-----0-------------------2-----2-----0-------------------- 
D --2-----2-----0-------------------2-----2-----0-------------------- 
A --0-----0---------------3~----2-3-0-----0---------------3~----2-3-- 
E ------------0---------0-------------------------------0------------ 
  
Ain't talkin' 'bout love.  My love is rotten to the core. 
Ain't talkin' 'bout love.  Just like I told you before. 
  
  
Verse 2: 
  
You know you're semi-good lookin'.  And on the streets again. 
You think you're really cooki'n baby.  You better find yourself a friend 
  
(pick slide) 
my friend. 
  
(Chorus, incl. following lick) 
  
        E ----------w-w----w-w--- 
        B --7(b)8---8-8-(b)9-10-- 
        G ----------------------- 
        D ----------------------- 
        A ----------------------- 
        E ----------------------- 
  
Solo:  
  
       let open E ring  
                                         
E -------0----0----------------------0---------------------------0-- 
B ------10---10--10-12~-------------10---12-12-12-13-13-13-12\-8---- 
G -9-12------------------------9-12--------------------------------- 
D ------------------------------------------------------------------ 
A ------------------------------------------------------------------ 
E ------------------------------------------------------------------ 
                                        |<-- very fast -->| 
  
E -------0----0--------0-------------------------------------------- 
B ------10---12--13---15---13--15/17--17/20---17^20^17--17^20^17---- 
G -9-12---------------------------------------------------------20-- 
D ------------------------------------------------------------------ 
A ------------------------------------------------------------------ 
E ------------------------------------------------------------------ 
  
  
E ---------------------------------------------------- 
B --17^20^17--17^20^17--17---------------------------- 
G ----------20--------20--19(b)21-19--0(whammy dive)-- 
D ---------------------------------------------------- 
A ---------------------------------------------------- 
E ---------------------------------------------------- 
  
(Chorus) 
  
Bridge: 
  
  (clean sound) 
E -----------1---3--------------------- 
B ------1------1---3------------------- 
G --------2----------0----------------- 
D ----2-------------------------------- 
A --0------------------------3~----2-3- 
E -------------------------3----------- 
  
  I've been to the edge.  There I stood and looked  
  down.  You know I lost a lot of  
  friends there baby.  I got no time to mess  
  around.  So if you want it, got to  
  
E --------------------------------------------------------------------- 
B --X--X-------<5>------<12>--------X--X---<5>---------<7>-----<12>---- 
G --X--X-----<5>----<7>-------------X--X-----<5>--------------------0-- 
D --X--X---<5>----------------------X--X-------<5>--<7>---------------- 
A --X--X----------------------------X--X------------------------------- 
E --X--X----------------------------X--X------------------------------- 
  
  bleed for it baby. gotta gotta bleed baby.          mmm you gotta gotta 
  
E -------------------------------------------------- 
B --X--X-------<5>--<5>-------------X--X-------<5>-- 
G --X--X-----<5>--------<5>---------X--X-----<5>---- 
D --X--X---<5>----------------------X--X---<5>------ 
A --X--X----------------------------X--X------------ 
E --X--X----------------------------X--X------------ 
  
  bleed baby  hey  gotta gotta  bleed baby  
  
E -------------------------------------------------------w---w---w--- 
B --1-----1-----0-------------------1-----1-----0-----1-1/3-3/5-5^8-- 
G --2-----2-----0-------------------2-----2-----0-------------------- 
D --2-----2-----0-------------------2-----2-----0-------------------- 
A --0-----0---------------3~----2-3-0-----0-------------------------- 
E ----------------------0-------------------------------------------- 
                                                          
Ain't talkin' 'bout love.   My love is rotten to the core. 
  
E ----------------------------------0-------------------------------- 
B --1-----1-----0-------------------1-----------0-------------------- 
G --2-2-2-2-----0-------------------2-----2-----0-------------------- 
D --2-2-2-2-----0-------------------2-0-2-------0-------------------- 
A --0-0-0-0---------------3~----2-3-0---------------------3~----2-3-- 
E ------------0---------0-------------------0-0--------0------------- 
  
Ain't talkin' 'bout love.  Just like I told you before, before, before   
  
Ain't talkin' 'bout love, don't wanna talk about love. 
  
  
E --17-17-17-17-17-17-17\- 
B ------------------------ 
G ------------------------ 
D ------------------------ 
A ------------------------ 
E ------------------------ 
  
Don't make me talk about love. 
  
Ain't gonna talk about love. 
  
  
(solo) 
  
E ------------------------------------------------------------------- 
B --1-----1-----0-------------------1-----1-----0-------------------- 
G --2-----2-----0-------------------2-----2-----0-------------------- 
D --2-----2-----0-------------------2-----2-----0-------------------- 
A --0-----0---------------3~----2-3-0-----0---------------3~----2-3-- 
E ------------0---------0-------------------------------0------------ 
  
                   Hey ! Hey ! Hey !               Hey ! Hey ! Hey !             
                   
E ------------------------------------------------------------------- 
B --1-----1-----0----w---w----w-----1-----1-----0-------------------- 
G --2-----2-----0----5--/8--/10\----2-----2-----0-------------------- 
D --2-----2-----0-------------------2-----2-----0-------------------- 
A --0-----0-------------------------0-----0---------------3~----2-3-- 
E ------------0-----------------------------------------0------------ 
  
                   Hey ! Hey ! Hey !               Hey ! Hey ! Hey !             
                   
E -------------------------------- 
B --1-----1-----0----------------- 
G --2-----2-----0------5---5---5--  (4 times) 
D --2-----2-----0------5---5---5-- 
A --0-----0------------3---3---3-- 
E ------------0------------------- 
                     Hey ! Hey ! Hey! 
E -------------------------------------------0---------------------------------- 
B ----------5----------------1---------------1------------------------1-------8- 
G --2---4---5----------------2---4-----------2---4---5----------------2---4---7- 
D --2---4---5----------------2---4/----------2---4---5----------------2---4---9- 
A --0---2---3-----------3-2--0---2-----------0---2---3-----------3-2--0---2---7- 
E ------------/12\--0^3-------------0(dive)------------/12\--0^3---------------- 
  
E ----------7\- 
B ----------7\- 
G ----------7\- 
D ----------6\- 
A ----------7\- 
E --0(dive)---- 
  
 
 
******************************** 
 
 
The main riff goes something like this: 
 
(Palm-Muted of course) 
 
Am		  G 
----------O-1-----3---------------| 
------1-------1-----3------------.| 
--------2-------O-----O-----------| 
----2----------------------------.| 
--O---------------------3^~~-2-3--| (the ^~~ means do afunkey bend/vibrato) 
----------------------------------| 
			AH		(Artificial Harmonic) 
 
Then he does something like this after that and for the Chorus: 
 
---------------------------------------------------------- 
---------3------------------------3----------------------- 
-2-X-2-X-O----------------2-X-2-X-O-------/5-5/7-7/9-9/12-  ('/' = slide) 
-2-X-2-X-O----------------2-X-2-X-O----------------------- 
-O-X-O-X-X------3^~~-2-3--O-X-O-X-X----------------------- 
---------3--3-3-------------------3--3-3------------------ 
   F   F    P P AH          F   F    P P		    (F = Finger Mute 
							     P = Palm Mute) 
 
The verses I believe are like the main riff only not muted, just let the notes 
ring. 
 
I don't even have a tape of the song anymore so I can't figure out the solo... 
I forgot it, sorry. The solo is pretty simple though.... Well I'll write down 
what I THINK it sort of sounds like.... perhaps someone would like to mail me 
a tape?? (I'd be happy to figure out the rest of the songs if someone would :) 
 
------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 
------10---10-10-12--------10---12-13-12--------------10---12-13-13/15--13-15- 
-9-12-----------------9-12---------------12\9---9-12-------------------------- 
------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 
------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 
------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 
 
--------| 
-15^~~~-|  I'm sure this last part isn't right but it fits...... 
--------|   Man, I gotta get this CD as soon as I get some cash, 
--------|    this is such a kickin' tune!!! 
--------|   As a matter-o-fact, this was the first song I ever learned!!! 
--------| 
 
 
intro: 
Am         F     G 
---------0-1-----3-------------- 
-----1-------1-----3------------ 
-------2-------0-----0---------- 
---2---------------------------- 
-0-------------------0-3b*-2-3-- 
-------------------------------- 
                          *pinch harmonic 
 
Chorus: Am (x0221x) 
        G  (3x000x) 
 
verse 
Am       F    G 
---------1----3---------------- 
-----1-----1--3---------------- 
-------2------0---------------- 
---2--------------------------- 
-0----------------0-3--2-3----- 
------------------------------- 
 
 
Another version of this famous riff: 
 
e---------------------------------------------------------------|| 
B---------------------------------------------------------------|| 
G--------------------10-----12(h)-------------------------------|| 
D-----10------14-15-----12-------12(h)--------------------------|| 
A---7------12---------------------------0--3-(a.h.)-2--3-(a.h.)-|| 
E-5-------------------------------------------------------------|| 
 
 
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Submitted By: David Campbell 
Ontario Canada  
 

		  

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