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/ AC/DC / Highway To Hell (1979) / 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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1990 The Razor's Edge
1988 Blow Up Your Video
1986 Who Made Who
1985 Fly On The Wall
1984 '74 Jalbreak
1983 Flick of the Switch
1981 For Those About To Rock
1980 Back in Black
1979 Highway To Hell
1978 Powerage
1977 Let There Be Rock
1976 Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap
1976 High Voltage
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