Van Halen - Top Of The World Chords & Tabs

 

Top Of The World Chords & Tabs

Van Halen Chords & Tabs

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Top Of The World Tab

   
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SONG NAME top of the world - Band Name Van halen
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Tabbed by: swordshredder
Email: bobman1102@aol.com

Tuning: EADGBe

Since no-one else on here had a whole
Tab on this, I made one J it might be rough in places,
Especially the interlude.

Intro:
Palm mute all the single notes.
e|-0-----0-----0-----0---0-----0-----0-----0---0-----------------------------|
B|-5-5-5-4-5-5-2-2-2-5-5-4-4-5-0-0-0-5-5-5-4-5-5-----------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------4-4--2-2------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------2-2--0-0---2--------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------0--------------|

e|-0-----0-----0-----0---0-----0-----0-----0---0----------------------------|
B|-5-5-5-4-5-5-2-2-2-5-5-4-4-5-0-0-0-5-5-5-4-5-5----------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------pickslide\------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|

The second guitar is doing this natural harmonic. If you’re by
Yourself, I wouldn’t recommend doing this. Turn volume
Up slowly for it.
e|-volume down-24h-volume-up-------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------|

Kick in:
e|-------------------------------9-7\--5-5-3-5~5p4p0---------------------|
B|-------------------------------7-7\3-5-3------------17b19r18b19r17~----|
G|--6-6-------2----------------------------------------------------------|
D|--6-6--4-4—-2-letring--------------------------------------------------|
A|--4-4--2-2--0---------0-0-0--------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
Pm:                     -----

Verse: (palm mute the single notes again)
e|------------5-------------------------0-0-0-5------------------------|
B|--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-4-----5-5-5-5-5-5-4-5-5------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------0--------------------0----------------------|

e|------------5-------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-4---5-5-5-5-5-5-5-----------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------6-6---4-2----------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------6-6---4-2----------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------4-4-4-2-2-0----------------------|
E|------------------------0-------------------------------------------------|
Prechorus
e|---------0-0-0-----------------------5-4-2---2-4-5--5-4-2-2------------|
B|---------4-5-5--4-5-2-2--------------5-4-2---2-4-5--5-4-2-2-pickslide\-|
D|-------2-------------------7-------------------------------------------|
A|-----2---------------------7-------------------------------------------|
E|-0-0-0---------------------5-4-2-0-------------------------------------|
Pm -----

e|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--3-----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----6-5--6---------------------------------------------------------|

Chorus:
e|-------0-------0-0----0---0--0--0-----0--------------------------------|
B|-------5-5-5-4---2--5-5-4h—5-0--5-4-4-5-5\---2-3p2--7-8-7\-------------|
G|---------------------------------------------2-2----6-6-6\-------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--0--------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-------0-------0-0----0---0--0--0-----0--------------------0------------|
B|-------5-5-5-4---2--5-5-4h—5-0--5-4-4-5-5\-----------------0------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------4-4-4-4-2----------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------4-4-4-4-2----------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------2-2-2-2-0----------------|
E|--0---------------------------------------------------------------------|
[ Tab from: http://www.guitartabs.cc/tabs/v/van_halen/top_of_the_world_tab_ver_4.html ]
Afterchorus: (yeah cant think of what to call it!)
 To do the pinch harmonics you pinch them at different areas.
e|-----0----------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----5-5-5-5-5-5----5-5-5-5-4-----------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------9ba.h.r-9ba.h.9a.hr----------|
D|------------------------------------------------------=---------|
A|------------------0---------------------------------------------|
E|--0----------------------------0--------------------------------|

e|-----0----------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----5-5-5-5-5-5----5-5-5-5-4-----------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------pickslide\-------9-7---------|
D|--------------------------------------------------2-----9~------|
A|------------------0---------------------------------------------|
E|--0----------------------------0--------------0-3---------------|

Go  to prechorus, after that chorus. In the background
This is being played. this goes on for the rest of the song. evh is putting these notes together:
e|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--17-----19--15--------------------------------------------------------|
G|------16---------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|

Interlude: the chords were hard to hear, so this will be rough.
Play this a couple times:
e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------9-7------------9-9----------------------------------------------|
G|---------9---7----------9-----9------------------------------------------|
D|---7---7-9------7--7-7--9---9--------------------------------------------|
A|---7-7---9-----7---7-7--9-------9----------------------------------------|
E|---5-----7---------5----7---------7--------------------------------------|

This is the bit where he says upside down.
e|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|----7--9--9--11-------------------------------------------------------|
A|----7--9--9--11-------------------------------------------------------|
E|----5--7--7--9--------------------------------------------------------|

Wah solo:
Here evh is messing with whammy and wah. Just shove
Your wah up really high. It doesn’t matter about notes.
e|----18b~---------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------10---------------------------------------------|
G|------------9-7-9-9~--9----9-7-9~-------------------11p911b11p9-7v-----|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------3wb/-5wb/-7wb/----------------------|

e|---------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------11----------------------------------------------|
G|----9-7-9-9~-9----9-7-9~---19p1719b19p1715~--------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------|

Turn wah off.
e|--8-----7-----8-----14b-14p11-11--8-----7-----8-----------------|
B|--8-7-5-8-7-5-8-7-7---------------8-7-5-8-7-5-8—----------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------5hw.b---------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------7h-5hwb-|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|


e|--8-----7-----8-----14b-14p11-11--8-----7-----8---------|
B|--8-7-5-8-7-5-8-7-7---------------8-7-5-8-7-5-----------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------|


Fast scale up here.
e|--------------------------------------------10h12-15wb-12-10-12~----|
B|-----------------------------------11h12h14-------------------------|
G|---------------------------11h12h14---------------------------------|
D|------------------11h12h14------------------------------------------|
A|----------11h12h14--------------------------------------------------|
E|--10h11h12----------------------------------------------------------|

Go back to chorus.
Fill during outro:
e|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-pickslide\-9a.h-------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------\\\---6-4-2---------------------------------------|
A|----------------------\\---4-2-0---------------------------------------|
E|-------------------0---------------------------------------------------|

Fade out.


| / Slide up
| \ Slide down
| h  hammer-on
| p  pull-off
| ~ Vibrato
| a.h artificial/ pinch  harmonic
| x  Mute note
| h natural harmonic
| wb push whammy bar down and back up. (not too much)
| h harmonic
| wb\ push whammy bar down
| db dive bomb
| wb\ pre press the wammy bar down, play the note, raise wambar
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