Eddie Van Halen

Dance the Night Away

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Dance the Night Away

	  		Dance the Night Away 
Van Halen 
 
 
As with just about all VH songs, tune down 1/2 step to play the 
song in the original key.  The underscore '_' means "slide". 
 
{here's the signature riff for the song} 
 
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----9-----9-10--9--7-7__5-5----9-----9-10--5---5_7--------- 
----9-----9--9--9--8-8__6-6----9-----9--9--6-6--_8--------- 
----9--9--9--9--9--9-9__7-7----9--9--9--9--7----_9--------- 
-7--------------------------------------------------------- 
----------------------------------------------------------- 
 
{this riff is ad-libbed through most of the song.} 
 
 
Have you seen her? 
So fine and pretty.  Fooled me with her style and ease. 
And I feel her from across the room. 
Yes, it's love in the third degree. 
 
    Ooh, baby, baby. 
 C#m C#m  E     A 
--4---4------------------------ 
--5---5---9-----5-------------- 
--6---6---9-----6-------------- 
--6---6---9-----7-------------- 
--4---4---7-----7-------------- 
----------------5-------------- 
 
Won'tcha turn your head my way? 
         F# 
--------------------------------0------- 
---------2------------------------4----- 
---------3--------------------------4--- 
---------4----------------------------2- 
---------4------------------------------ 
---------2------------------------------ 
 
Ooh, baby, baby. 
Come on, take a chance. 
You're old enough to dance the night away. 
Oh, come on, baby, dance the night away. 
 
A live wire. 
Barely a beginner, but just watch that lady go. 
She's on fire, 'cause dancing gets her higher than 
anything else she knows. 
 
Ooh, baby, baby. 
Won'tcha turn your head my way? 
Ooh, baby, baby. 
Well, don't skip romance, 'cause you're old enough to dance 
the night away. 
Oh, come on, baby, dance the night away. 
 
{solo} 
 
 
Dance the night away. 
Dance, dance, dance the night away. 
(repeat and fade) 
 
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Dance the Night Away 
 
 
 EXPLANATIONS : { "X" } - Indicates the Guitar Riffs 
                ( "Y" ) - Indicates Back Vocal 
                " 4__5 " - Indicates a slide 
                " H12 " - Indicates a natural harmonic 
                " T12 " (above tab) - Indicates fret to tap (with right index finger) 
                "  *  " - Indicates the Lyrics 
   {INTRO AND MAIN RIFF} 
 
 
 ||-------4---4__5-------4-----------------------|----4--4__5---------------------| 
 ||-------5---5----------5--------------------5--|----5--5----------7--------5----| 
 ||-------------------4-----4--4--7__5--5-----4--|------------------8--------6----| 
 ||-------------------------------8__6--6--------|---------------9-----7--7-------| 
 ||-------------------------------9__7-----7-----|--------------------------------| 
 ||-0--------------------------------------------|--------------------------------| 
 
 * Have you seen her 
   So fine and pretty 
   Fooled me with her style and ease 
   And I feel her 
   from across the room 
   Yes it's love in the third degree 
 
   {RIFF 2} 
 *  Ooh     baby  baby  won'tcha     turn your head  my    way 
 |-------------------------------------------------------------------2--0--------x| 
 |-------------------------------------------------------------------0-----4--0--x| 
 |--4--6----9--9--9--9--9--x--------6----------------------4---4--4---------------| 
 |--4--6----9--9--9--9--9--x--------6----------------------4---4--4---------------| 
 |--2--4----7-----7-----7--x--------4----------------4--4--2----------------------| 
 |--------------------------------------------------------------------------------| 
 
 *  Ooh     baby  baby  come on take a chance          you're old enough to 
 |---------------------------------------------------2----------------------------| 
 |-----------------------------------5---------4-----4-----------4--5--4--5-------| 
 |--4--6----9--9--9--9--9----x-------6------------4--------------4--4--4--4-------| 
 |--4--6----9--9--9--9--9----x-------6---------------------------4--4--4--4-------| 
 |--2--4----7-----7-----7----x-------4--------------------------------------------| 
 |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------0--| 
  
 
   {CHANGE TO MAIN RIFF} 
   
 * Dance the night away     WOW 
   DADADADADADA the night away 
  (Daaaaaaaance the night away) 
 
 
 * A live wire 
   Barely a beginner 
   But just watch that lady go 
   She's on fire 
   cause dancing gets her higher than 
   anything else she knows 
 
 
   {CHANGE TO RIFF 2} 
  
 * Ooh baby baby 
   Won'tcha turn your head my way 
   Ooh baby  baby 
   Well don't skip romance 'cause you're old enough to  
 
 
   {CHANGE TO MAIN RIFF} 
 
 * Dance the night away     WOW 
   DADADADADADA the night away 
  (Daaaaaaaance the night away) 
  
   {RIFF 3 (note: "D" and "U" means DOWN and UP,and it's the direction you must hit the strings with the pick)} 
          
     
    D                        D  U  D      D                    D  U  D     D                   D        D       D        D  D  D  D     
 *  OOH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
 |--0------0-----------------0--0--0------0-----------------|--0--0--0-----0-------------------0--------0-------0------------------------| 
 |--0------0-----------------0--0--0------0-----------------|--0--0--0-----0-------------------0--------0-------0--------4--5--4--5------| 
 |--4------4-----------------2--2--2------2-----------------|--4--4--4-----4-------------------2--------2-------2--------4--4--4--4------| 
 |--4------4-----------------2-----2------2-----------------|--4-----4-----4-------------------2--------2-------2--------4--4--4--4------| 
 |--2---------2--2--2--2--2--0---------------0--0--0--0--0--|--2--------------2--2--2--2--2__0----0--0-------------0--2------------------| 
 |----------------------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------------------------------------0--| 
 
  {SOLO} 
 
     The entire solo (or almost) is played in artificial harmonics, so, if are not getting 
a good sound from your guittar, you can try my second version of this solo, that sound 
almost like the original, but without artificial harmonics. 
  
 
               (These Harmonics are not 
               exactly on the 19th fret. ___________________________________ 
               Tap diagonally with the                                      | 
               right index finger between                                   | 
               the 19th and the 20th.Same                                   | 
               thing to the other harmonics                                 |    
               indicated with  "X/Y" )                                      | 
                       |                                                    |    
                     __|__                                                  | 
     ___T12____     |     |     _____T14______       ____T21___    _T14_    |   T19  T20  T21 
    |          |               |              |     |          |  |     |   |    |    |    |  
 |---0--0--0--0---------------------------------|----------------------------------------------| 
 |---0--0--0--0------7---7------2---------2-----|----9--9--9--9----2--2----------7-------------| 
 |-------------------8---8------2------------2--|----9--9--9--9----2--2-----8---------8--------| 
 |------------------------------7------7--------|----9--9--9--9----7--7-----9--------------9---| 
 |----------------------------------------------|----------------------------------------------| 
 |----------------------------------------------|-0--------------------------------------------| 
  
  
                    T19/20                                     T18/17 
   T12  ____T21___    _|__    ____T14_____    T12 ___T14____    __|__ T19/20   
    |  |          |  |    |  |            |    | |          |  |     |   | 
 |------------------------------------------|----------------------------7----------|| 
 |------9--9--9--9----7--7----2-------2-----|-----9--9--9--9----5---5----7----------|| 
 |------9--9--9--9----8--8----2----------2--|-----9--9--9--9----6---6----8----------|| 
 |------9--9--9--9------------7----7--------|-----9--9--9--9------------------------|| 
 |------------------------------------------|---------------------------------------|| 
 |--0---------------------------------------|--0------------------------------------|| 
 
 
  (SOLO - no artificial harmonics) 
 
   
 |--H12--H12--H12--H12----14--14---12----H12----------|------16--16--16--16----12--12---14----14-----------| 
 |--H12--H12--H12--H12----16--16---14---------14------|------17--17--17--17----14--14---16--------16-------| 
 |------------------------16--16---14-------------14--|------16--16--16--16----14--14---16------------16---| 
 |----------------------------------------------------|----------------------------------------------------| 
 |----------------------------------------------------|----------------------------------------------------| 
 |----------------------------------------------------|-H12------------------------------------------------| 
 
  
  
 |-------16--16--16--16----14--14----H12----------|-------16--16--16--16----17--17---19----------| 
 |-------17--17--17--17----16--14---------14------|-------17--17--17--17----14--14---16----------| 
 |-------16--16--16--16----16--16-------------14--|-------16--16--16--16----14--14---16----------| 
 |------------------------------------------------|----------------------------------------------| 
 |------------------------------------------------|----------------------------------------------| 
 |--H12-------------------------------------------|--H12-----------------------------------------| 
 
 
  {CHANGE TO MAIN RIFF} 
  
 Dance the night away 
 (Dance the night away) 
 (Dance, dance, dance the night away) 
 Oh come on  
 (Dance the night away)Hey yeah yeah 
 (Dance, dance, dance the night away) 
 Oh come on Baby , baby 
 Dance the night away 
 
 {REPEAT AND FADE} 
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Submitted By: David Campbell 
Ontario Canada  
 

		  

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