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Highway To Hell guitar tab

Highway to Hell - AC/DC


  A5              D/F# G5         D/F# G5  D/F# G5      A5
 -----.-||-------------.-|-------------.-|------.--------|-.------------.--||
 -------||---------------|---------------|---------------|-----------------||
 -2-2-2-||o--------------|---------------|-------------2-|-2--------2-2-2-o||
 -2-2-2-||o------------5-|-------------5-|------5------2-|-2--------2-2-2-o||
 -0-0-0-||---------5-5-5-|---------5-5-5-|--5-5-5---5--0-|-0--------0-0-0--||
 -------||---------2-2-3-|---------2-2-3-|--2-2-3---2----|-----------------||
  & 4 &  1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &  1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &  1 & 2 &3 & 4 &
  
 [*:: last time before Chorus: play PART V-2 instead...]
  
 %PART V-2 [end of Verse]
   D/F# G5  D/F#     E5                               -->to PART C-1(Chorus)
 |------------------|------------------|-----------------||
 |------------------|------------------|-----------------||
 |------------------|------------------|-----------------||
 |------5-----------|-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9--|-9-9-9-9-9-9--9--||
 |--5-5-5----5------|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--|-7-7-7-7-7-7--7--||
 |--2-2-3----2---0--|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--|-0-0-0-0-0-0--0--||
  1 & 2 & 3  & 4 &    1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &    1 & 2 & 3 &  4 &
  
  
 **INTRO: [PART V-1 2x]
  
 **VERSE 1: [PART V-1 3x; 4th x, go to V-2{see E5 below}]
       Livin' easy, livin' free-- 
       Season ticket on a one-way ride--
       Askin' nothin'--leave me be-- 
       Takin' everything in my stride--
       Don't need reason, don't need rhyme--
       Ain't nothing that I'd rather do--
       Goin' down--party time--
       My friends are gonna {E5} be there, too-- [->PART C-1/Chorus 1]
  
  
 %PART C-1 [Chorus]--              [3 times]             [**     [*
   A5               D             G   D      A5        D             [to V-1]
 ||-------------------|----2-2----3---2----||----------2=|===2===|==2-------||
 ||-----------------3=|==3-3-3-3--3---3----||----------3=|===3===|==3-------||
 ||o--2---2---2--2--2=|==2-2-2-2--0---2---o||-2-2-2--2-2=|===2===|==2-------||
 ||o--2---2---2--2--0=|==0-0-0-0--0---0---o||-2-2-2--2-0=|===0===|==0-------||
 ||---0---0---0--0----|--------------------||-0-0-0--0---|-------|----------||
 ||-------------------|-----------3--------||------------|-------|----------||
      1   2   3  4  &    1 & 2 &  3   4       1 2 3  4 &---1234----123
  
 [*:: end of 2nd Chorus, go to PART C-2 from here...]
 [**:: middle of 3th Chorus, go to Part C-3 from here...]
  
 **CHORUS 1: [PART C-1]
       I'm on a Highway to Hell-- On the Highway to Hell--
       Highway to Hell-- On the Highway to Hell--
  
 **VERSE 2: [a` la Verse 1]
       No stop signs-- speed limit--
       Nobody's gonna slow me down--
       Like a wheel, gonna spin it--
       Nobody's gonna mess me around--
       Hey, Satan--payin' my dues--
       Playin' in a rockin' band--
       Hey, mama, look at me--
       I'm on my way to the {E5} Promised Land--  [oh, poor Bon Scott!...]
  
 **CHORUS 2: [PART C-1-->C-2]
       I'm on a Highway to Hell-- Highway to Hell--
       I'm on the Highway to Hell-- Highway to Hell-- 
       [to PART C-2] --Don't stop now--
  
 %PART C-2 ["tag" to Chorus2]--
    D     G     D                         D     G     D        G    D   G
 |--2-----3-----2===|======2-----------|--2-----3-----2===|=2--3----2---3---||
 |--3-----3-----3===|======3-----------|--3-----3-----3===|=3--3----3---3---||
 |--2-----0-----2===|======2-----------|--2-----0-----2===|=2--0----2---0---||
 |--0-----0-----0===|======0-----------|--0-----0-----0===|=0--0----0---0---||
 |------------------|------------------|------------------|-----------------||
 |--------3---------|------------------|--------3---------|----3--------3---||
    1 & 2 & 3 & 4---------1234            1 & 2 & 3 & 4&----1  &2&  3   4
                       "--Don't stop now--"
  
 **LEAD TACIT [played over PART C-1]
   (I woulda trancribed Angus's lead, but I thought, hell, YOU can do just
     as well, jammin' on the A pentatonic minor scale! . . . Of course, a
       Gibson SG would help!)
  
 **CHORUS 3: [PART C-1-->C-3]
       I'm on a Highway to Hell-- On a Highway to Hell--
       I'm on a Highway to Hell-- On a Highway to[stutter-pause: PART C-3]
  
  
 %PART C-3 [stutter-pause in middle of 3rd Chorus]--
  A5             D  [lead gu. descending smear]
 |---------------.--|------------------|
 |---------------3--|-\-\-\------------|
 |--2--2--2---2--2--|--\-\-\-----------|
 |--2--2--2---2--0--|---\-\-\----------|
 |--0--0--0---0--0--|----\-\-\---------|
 |------------------|------------------|
    1  2  3   4  &
   "High__way  to--"[stop]
  
 **CHORUS 3 (continued) [PART C-1...]
                     
       Highway to Hell--{I'm on a Highway to Hell}Highway to Hell--
       {Highway to Hell}Highway to Hell--{Highway to}Highway to Hell
 [after Held-D chord:] 
       And I'm goin' down-- all the way--
  
 [then--A5 thirty-second-note extended strum (cliche 70's coda)]
  
       I'm on the Highway to Hell.
  
 [then--single staccato A5]

And the guitar solo bit : (after 'Don't stop me !')


E --2---3---3---2-----|--3---3---3---2----2----|------5-------------------
B --3---3---3---3-----|--3---3---3---3----3----|----5---------5-5------5--
G --3---3---3---3-----|--3---3---3---3----2--7b(9)------7b(9)-----7b(9)---
D --0---0---0---0-----|--0---0---0---0----0----|--------------------------
A --0---0---0---0-----|--0---0---0---0----0----|--------------------------
E --------------------|------------------------|--------------------------
  


E -----------------------------------|----------------|------------------------
B -5--------5--5-------5--5--7--(8)r7b(8)-------------|------------------------
G ----7b(9)------7b(9)-------7--(8)r7b(8)--5-----7---5b(6)---------------------
D -----------------------------------|--------7-------|-------4--(5)r4--2------
A -----------------------------------|----------------|-----X-------------3--0-
E -----------------------------------|----------------|------------------------


E ----------5-----------|----------5--X---------|----------------5--
B -------------5--------|----------5--X-----5---|-------------------
G -2--4b(6)------(6)r4--|-2--0-----------4b(5)--|---2--0--X--/2-----
D ----------------------|-----------------------|-------------------
A ----------------------|-------0---------------|-------------------
E ----------------------|-----------------------|-------------------
  


E ---------------------------|-
B -5-------------------------|-
G ---4--(5)r4--X/14--X/18\---|-
D ---------------------------|-
A ---------------------------|-
E ---------------------------|-

The trill bit at the end is just frets 12 and 15 on the top string.

Notation used:

    5b(7)  play at fret 5 and bend to fret 7
    (7)r5  play string already bent to fret 7 and release to fret 5
    4/6 and 6\4 slide up/down from..to
     X play muted string
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