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Oye Como Va (from "Best Of Santana") guitar tab

Artist: Santana
Song: Oye Como Va
Album: Best of Santana 
Transcribed by jordanlockert@yahoo.com

Lyrics and translation courtesy of Bruce Ishikawa of 
     www.Timba.com 
your home for Cuban music on the Internet

This cha-cha-cha was written by the great timbalero Tito Puente 
but the most popular version by far is Santana's.  More than 
half of Tito's income came from Santana royalties.

Spanish:  

Oye como va mi ritmo
Bueno pa' gozar mulata

English:  
Listen how my rhythm goes
Good for enjoying the black girl


Tablature Explanation:
h=hammer-on
p=pull-off
/=slide up
\=slide down
b=bend slight
^=bend full
9r7=pre bend from fret 7 to 9, pick and release

|--------7-8-10--7----------------------7-8-10--7----------------|
|-10--10------------8h10---------10--10------------8-10----------|
|-------------------------------------------------------9r7------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------10---|
|----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-(0:15)---------------------------------------------------------|
                                                                              

|--------7-8-10--7----------------------7-8-10--7---------------|
|-10--10------------8h10---------10--10------------8-10---------|
|-------------------------------------------------------9r7-----|
|-----------------------------------------------------------10--|
|---------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------|
                                                                              

|-5---5-5---5-5-5-----------------5---5---5-5-----------------5-|
|-5---5-5---5-5-5---5-5-5-7---5---5---5---5-5---7-----5-------5-|
|-5---5-5---5-5-5---5-5-5-7---5---5---5---5-5---7-----5-------5-|
|---------------------------7-----------------------7-----------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------|
|-(0:30)--------------------------------------------------------|


|-5---5-5---5-5-5-----------------|
|-5---5-5---5-5-5---5-5-5-7---5---|
|-5---5-5---5-5-5---5-5-5-7---5---|
|---------------------------7-----|
|---------------------------------|
|-(0:53)--------------------------|


|----------------------------------------------------5---5------|
|-----5-8-5-8-5h7-----------------------5-8-5-8-5h7-------5-----|
|------------------7----5h7-7p5-------5-------------------5-----|
|-7----------------------------7p5h7----------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------|
|-(0:56)--------------------------------------------------------|
                                                                              

|-------------------------------------------5----------5--/6/7--|
|------5-8-5-8-5h7----------------------5-8---5-8-5h7-----------|
|----5--------------7----5h7-7p5------5-------------------------|
|-7-----------------------------7p5h7---------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------|
                                                                              

|-8-8-5-5-8-5---8---5----5---------------8-8---------8------------------|
|---------------------/7---------------------8h10-10---10-------10------|
|-----------------------------5h7-7p5-----------------------/11----9----|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------10-|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-(1:11)----------------------------------------------------------------|
                                                                              

|-8-8-5-5-8-5---8---5----5---------------8-8---------8-------------------|
|---------------------/7---------------------8h10-10---10--------10--/17-|
|-----------------------------5h7-7p5-----------------------/11----------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
                                                                              

|-8-5---8-5---8-5---8-5---8-5---88-5---8-5---8-5------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------5h7^---5--7p5----|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-(1:26)----------------------------------------------------------|
                                                                              

|----------------------------------------|
|----------5---5-7-----------------------|
|-5555-5-5---5---------------------(3x)--|
|--------------------4-5---6---7---------|
|----------------------------------------|
|-(1:34)---------------------------------|
                                                                              

|-5---5-----5---5------|
|-5---5-----5---5------|
|-5---5-----5---5------|
|----------------------|
|----------------------|
|-(1:45)-fill----------|
                                                                              

|--------------------------------------------------------------
|-------5-----5-------5-----5------------5-----5-------5-----5-
|-----5-----5-------5-------5----------5-----5---------5-----5-
|-5-7-----6-----5-------4------4-/-7-------6-----5---4---4-----
|--------------------------------------------------------------
|-(1:52)-(quiet pat)-------------------------------------------
                                                                              

-----------------------------------------------------------------|
--------5-----5-------5-----5-----------5-----5-------5-----5----|
------5-----5-------5-------5---------5-----5-------5-------5----|
--7-------6-----5-------4-----4-/-7-------6-----5-------4--------|
-----------------------------------------------------------------|
------------------------------(....this part hard to hear....)---|


|-5---5-5---5-5-5----------------|
|-5---5-5---5-5-5---5-5-5-7---5--|
|-5---5-5---5-5-5---5-5-5-7---5--|
|---------------------------7----|
|--------------------------------|
|-(2:55)-------------------------|
                                                                              

|---5/12--|
|---------|
|---------|
|-pre-solo|
|---------|
|-(3:19)--|
                                                                              
solo:
|-8---5-5-8-5---8---5----5-------------8-8-5-5-8-5----5---------------|
|---------------------/7---------------------------/7-----------5-----|
|----------------------------5h7-7p5--------------------5h7^---5-5----|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-(3:21)--------------------------------------------------------------|
                                                                              

|-8-8-5-5-8-5---8---5----5-------------8-8---------8------------------|
|---------------------/7-------------------8h10-10---10-------10-/17--|
|----------------------------5h7-7p5---------------------/11----------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
                                                                              

|-15^-15^-15^r--12-12h14--17-----------------5------5------5------5---5-
|----------------------------13\--------8^-----8^-----8^-----8^-----8^--
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------
|-(3:36)----------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                              

-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
----5---------5-----------------5------5-5-----5-5-----------------------|
-7^---7-5---5-5-5---8p7b--7^----5-7^-----5-5---5-5-----------------------|
----------7-------7--------------------------7-----7--/7--5h7p5----------|
----------------------------------------------------------------7p5---5--|
--------------------------------------------------------------------8---8|
                                                                              

|---------5------------------------|
|-5-------5-5---5-7---7-5---5-5----|
|-5-----5---5---5-7---7-5---5-5----|
|-----7-------7--------------------|
|----------------------------------|
|-(3:51)---------------------------|
                                                                              

|-8-5---8-5---8-5---12\5---8-5---10\5---8-5---88-5---8-5---8-5---8-5-5-8-5---
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------
|-(3:55)---------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                              

-8-5-8-8---8-5---8-5----|
------------------------|
------------------------|
------------------------|
------------------------|
------------------------|


|-5---5-5---5-5-5-----------------5---5---5-5-----------------5\-|
|-5---5-5---5-5-5---5-5-5-7---5---5---5---5-5---7-----5-------5\-|
|-5---5-5---5-5-5---5-5-5-7---5---5---5---5-5---7-----5--huh!-5\-|
|---------------------------7-----------------------7------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-(4:04)---------------------------------------------------------|
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