Words & Music:

David Lee Roth, Edward Van Halen,

Alex Van Halen & Michael Anthony (1984)


There is an arrangement for this for solo guitar by Eric Roche in the March 2008 issue of Acoustic Guitar.  His tuning is open D (D A D G A D) and was written on a long-ago dare by an unruly audience member at one of his classical guitar recitals.  It is really good and worth learning to give you a great new set of chops in playing this piece.


G   C   F   F   G   G   C   F   F   Csus4/A   Gsus4  [2x]

F   F   F   F   C   F   F   F   Csus4/A   Gsus4


Basic guitar riff tab for verses & chorus [tabber unknown]:








I get up, and nothing gets me down.

You got it tough. I've seen the toughest around.

And I know, baby, just how you feel.

You've got to roll with the punches to get to what's real


             Am              G

Oh can't you see me standing here,

            A            G            F  C  Dm

I've got my back against the record machine.

Dm                            F  C  Dm

I ain't the worst that you've seen.

Dm                       F     C  G

Oh, can't you see what I mean?



Might as well jump.  Jump!  Might as well jump.

Go ahead, jump.  Jump!  Go ahead, jump.


Aaa-ohh!  Hey you!  Who said that?  Baby, how you been?

You say, you don't know, you won't know until we begin.




INSTRUMENTAL SOLO OVER:  Gb  Ab  Db  [4x]  |  C  F  G  Bb  A  Ab  G  C




[repeat riff & out]


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