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AC/DC guitar tabs for Highway to hell

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Title: Highway To Hell


INTRO:
            A chord diagramA majorA                 D/f#  A chord diagramG MajorG      D/f#  A chord diagramG MajorG     A chord diagramD/F#D/F#  A chord diagramG MajorG     A chord diagramD/F#D/F#   A chord diagramA majorA
E------------------------------------------------------------------------------
B-----------2--2--2-----------3--3--3------3--3--3-----3--3--3------------2--2-
G-----------2--2--2-----------2--2--0------2--2--0-----2--2--0------2-----2--2-
D-----------2--2--2-----------0--0--0------0--0--0-----0--0--0------0-----2--2-
A-----------0--0--0-------------------------------------------------------0--0-
E-----------------------------2--2--3------2--2--3-----2--2--3------2----------

A chord diagramA majorA A chord diagramA majorA A chord diagramA majorA
              A chord diagramD MajorD A chord diagramD/F#D/F# A chord diagramG MajorG              A chord diagramD MajorD A chord diagramD/F#D/F# A chord diagramG MajorG
     Livin' easy,        ...
A chord diagramD MajorD A chord diagramD/F#D/F# A chord diagramG MajorG       A chord diagramD/F#D/F#    A chord diagramA majorA A chord diagramA majorA
     Season ticket on a ...
A chord diagramA majorA A chord diagramA majorA A chord diagramA majorA           A chord diagramD MajorD A chord diagramD/F#D/F# A chord diagramG MajorG             A chord diagramD MajorD A chord diagramD/F#D/F# A chord diagramG MajorG
     Askin' nothin,      ...
  A chord diagramD MajorD A chord diagramD/F#D/F# A chord diagramG MajorG     A chord diagramD/F#D/F#   A chord diagramA majorA A chord diagramA majorA
     Takin' ev'rythin' in ...


     Don't need reason, ...
     Ain't nothin' ...
     goin' down, ....E5  <-----instead of an A.
     my friends are gonna ....


Chorus
             A chord diagramA majorA    A chord diagramA majorA  A chord diagramA majorA   A chord diagramD/AD/A      A chord diagramG MajorG   --º
    i'm on a ...Repeat
    A chord diagramD/F#D/F#     A chord diagramA majorA    A chord diagramA majorA  A chord diagramA majorA   A chord diagramD/AD/A      A chord diagramG MajorG
    on the   .....--º



                        Highway to Hell
                        ---------------
                           AC/DC


As has been posted already the main riff goes like:

A chord diagramE MajorE ---------------|----------------|----------------|----------------
A chord diagramBB ---2---2---2---|---3---3---3----|---3---3---3----|---3---3---3----
A chord diagramG MajorG ---2---2---2---|---2---2---0----|---2---2---0----|---2---2---0----
A chord diagramD MajorD ---2---2---2---|---0---0---0----|---0---0---0----|---0---0---0----
A chord diagramA majorA ---0---0---0---|----------------|----------------|----------------
A chord diagramE MajorE ---------------|---2---2---3----|---2---2---3----|---2---2---3----


A chord diagramE MajorE -----------|-------
A chord diagramBB -------2---|---2---
A chord diagramG MajorG ---2---2---|---2---
A chord diagramD MajorD ---0---2---|---2---
A chord diagramA majorA -------0---|---0---
A chord diagramE MajorE ---2-------|-------


The chorus then goes like this:

   on the    high - ....

A chord diagramE MajorE ----2---|-------------------2----|--
A chord diagramBB ----3---|---2---2---2---2---3----|--
A chord diagramG MajorG ----2---|---2---2---2---2---2----|--
A chord diagramD MajorD ----0---|---2---2---2---2---0----|--
A chord diagramA majorA ----0---|---0---0---0---0---0----|--
A chord diagramE MajorE ----2---|------------------------|--

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


A chord diagramE MajorE --2---3---3---2-----|--3---3---3---2----2----|------5-------------------
A chord diagramBB --3---3---3---3-----|--3---3---3---3----3----|----5---------5-5------5--
A chord diagramG MajorG --3---3---3---3-----|--3---3---3---3----2--7b(9)------7b(9)-----7b(9)---
A chord diagramD MajorD --0---0---0---0-----|--0---0---0---0----0----|--------------------------
A chord diagramA majorA --0---0---0---0-----|--0---0---0---0----0----|--------------------------
A chord diagramE MajorE --------------------|------------------------|--------------------------


A chord diagramE MajorE -----------------------------------|----------------|------------------------
A chord diagramBB -5--------5--5-------5--5--7--(8)r7b(8)-------------|------------------------
A chord diagramG MajorG ----7b(9)------7b(9)-------7--(8)r7b(8)--5-----7---5b(6)---------------------
A chord diagramD MajorD -----------------------------------|--------7-------|-------4--(5)r4--2------
A chord diagramA majorA -----------------------------------|----------------|-----X-------------3--0-
A chord diagramE MajorE -----------------------------------|----------------|------------------------


A chord diagramE MajorE ----------5-----------|----------5--X---------|----------------5--
A chord diagramBB -------------5--------|----------5--X-----5---|-------------------
A chord diagramG MajorG -2--4b(6)------(6)r4--|-2--0-----------4b(5)--|---2--0--X--/2-----
A chord diagramD MajorD ----------------------|-----------------------|-------------------
A chord diagramA majorA ----------------------|-------0---------------|-------------------
A chord diagramE MajorE ----------------------|-----------------------|-------------------


A chord diagramE MajorE ---------------------------|-
A chord diagramBB -5-------------------------|-
A chord diagramG MajorG ---4--(5)r4--X/14--X/18\---|-
A chord diagramD MajorD ---------------------------|-
A chord diagramA majorA ---------------------------|-
A chord diagramE MajorE ---------------------------|-

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





|                                                                              |
|  Dave Wood     University of Warwick Mathematics Institute                   |
|                email marbb@csv.warwick.ac.uk                                 |
|                   or daw@maths.warwick.ac.uk                                 |
|                                                                              |
|" Standing in the rain with his head hung low                                 |
|  Couldn't get a ticket, it was a sold-out show                               |
|  Heard the roar of the crowd, he could picture the scene                     |
|  Put his ear to the wall, then like a distant scream                         |
|  He heard one guitar, just blew him away                                     |
|  He saw stars in his eyes, and the very next day                             |
|  Bought a beat up six-string, in a second-hand store                         |
|  Didn't know how to play it, but he knew for sure                            |
|  That one guitar felt good in his hands, didn't take long to understand      |
|  Just one guitar, swung way down low                                         |
|  Was a one way ticket, only one way to go " - Forigner, Juke Box Hero        |
|                                                                              |



 HIGHWAY TO HELL (AC/DC)
 ===============

 -- from AC/DC's _Highway_to_Hell_ (1979)
   --rhythm guitar transcr. tcg, 1994 . . .
       {WARNING!: "amateur version"--no professional tabs consulted}
   -- 4/4 // Key of "A5"(no 3rd) // Allegretto ["oh, sure! right!"]
   -- distortion pedal ON . . .
   -- start chords on UP-beat (and UP-pick):
        count--(1 & 2 & 3)   &   4   &
                             UP DOWN UP


 %PART V-1 [Intro, Verse]--              [*
  A chord diagramA5A5              A chord diagramD/F#D/F# A chord diagramG5G5         A chord diagramD/F#D/F# A chord diagramG5G5  A chord diagramD/F#D/F# A chord diagramG5G5      A chord diagramA5A5
 -----.-||-------------.-|-------------.-|------.--------|-.------------.--||
 -------||---------------|---------------|---------------|-----------------||
 -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]
   A chord diagramD/F#D/F# A chord diagramG5G5  A chord diagramD/F#D/F#     A chord diagramE5E5                               -->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 A chord diagramE5E5 below}]
       Livin' easy, ...
       Season ticket on a ...
       Askin' nothin'--...
       Takin' everything ...
       Don't need reason, ...
       Ain't nothing that ....
       Goin' down--...
       My friends are....{E5} be there, too-- [->PART C-1/Chorus 1]


 %PART C-1 [Chorus]--              [3 times]             [**     [*
   A chord diagramA5A5               A chord diagramD MajorD             A chord diagramG MajorG   A chord diagramD MajorD      A chord diagramA5A5        A chord diagramD MajorD             [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 ....
       Highway to Hell-- On ....

 **VERSE 2: [a` la Verse 1]
       No stop signs....
       Nobody's gonna ...
       Like a wheel, ...
       Nobody's gonna ....
       Hey, Satan--....
       Playin' in a ....
       Hey, mama, ....
       I'm on my way ....{E5} Promised ....[oh, poor Bon Scott!...]

 **CHORUS 2: [PART C-1-->C-2]
       I'm on a Highway ...
       I'm on the Highway to ....
       [to PART C-2] --Don't ...

 %PART C-2 ["tag" to Chorus2]--
    A chord diagramD MajorD     A chord diagramG MajorG     A chord diagramD MajorD                         A chord diagramD MajorD     A chord diagramG MajorG     A chord diagramD MajorD        A chord diagramG MajorG    A chord diagramD MajorD   A chord diagramG MajorG
 |--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 chord diagramA majorA pentatonic minor scale! . . . Of course, a
       Gibson SG would help!)

 **CHORUS 3: [PART C-1-->C-3]
       I'm on a Highway to Hell....
       I'm on a Highway to .....[stutter-pause: PART C-3]


 %PART C-3 [stutter-pause in middle of 3rd Chorus]--
  A chord diagramA5A5             A chord diagramD MajorD  [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 ....
       {Highway to Hell}Highway to ....
 [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 ....

 [then--single staccato A5]

  *===*===*===*===*===*===*===*===*===*===*===*===*===*===*===*===*===*===*
  | Thomas C. Gannon | tgannon@charlie.usd.edu | U of SoDak (Vermillion)  |
  * ------------------------------- _-^-_ ------------------------------- *
  | "--If I decide to practice a   / o )=\    slight movement from right  |
  *  to left . . . or from left   {   /===}    to right . . . it's        *
  |     nobody's business but my   \ (=o=/    own." (_A_Day_for_Eeyore_)  |
  *===*===*===*===*===*===*===*===* ^-_=^ *===*===*===*===*===*===*===*===*

Highway To Hell tab

AC/DC guitar tabs for Highway to hell Higway to hell is the opening track on the 1979 AC/DC album with the same name. It was also released as s single the same year and can be found on two live albums as well. The guitar intro as you can see in the AC/DC Highway to hell guitar tabs here is easy and fun to play and sets the mood for the whole song.

The song is about touring. AC/DC spent most of their time in the late seventies and eighties traveling to promote their albums. The band have said that sitting, eating and sleeping in a hot bus was just like a Highway to hell. Hope these AC/DC Highway to hell guitar tabs will help you to make to song from start to finish.

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