Ain’t Talkin’ About Love è la quarta traccia dell’album d’esordio, eponimo, del gruppo hard rock californiano dei Van Halen. Fu incisa nel 1977 e rilasciata l’anno successivo come terzo singolo estratto dallo stesso album.
Il compositore del brano è Eddie Van Halen, ed ha raccontato che dopo averlo scritto lo aveva immediatamente cestinato in quanto non gli piaceva e non avrebbe voluto pubblicarlo.
E’ stato poi uno dei pochi pezzi che Sammy Hagar, il cantante che a fasi alterne ha sostituito David Lee-Roth all’interno del gruppo (1985-1996 e 2003-2005), eseguiva solitamente ai concerti del gruppo tra tutto il repertorio del suo predecessore.
E’ stata reinterpretata live da numerosi musicisti internazionali: tra questi Paul Di’Anno (ex vocalist degli Iron Maiden), Pearl Jam, Velvet Revolver (che l’hanno eseguita alla cerimonia di introduzione dei Van Halen nella Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, nel 2007).

Testo con la tablatura chitarra di Ain’t Talkin’ About Love.

Ain’t Talking About Love Van Halen Guitar Tab Chords Accordi

/  = slide 
^  = hammer/pull
w  = quickly hit the whammy bar
b  = bend
X  = noise 
~  = vibrato
< >= natural harmonic

Intro:

E ----------0-1-----3----------------
B ------1-------1(1)--3--------------  Repeat 4 times.  On the second time 
G --------2-------2------------------  through, play note in parentheses ()
D ----2------------------------------
A --0---------------------3~----2-3--
E ----------------------3------------
   ||

  (with ~310ms slap-back delay)
E -------------------------------------------------------w---w---w---
B --1-----1-----0-------------------1-----1-----0-----1-1/3-3/5-5^8--
G --2-----2-----0-------------------2-----2-----0--------------------
D --2-----2-----0-------------------2-----2-----0--------------------
A --0-----0---------------3~----2-3-0-----0--------------------------
E ----------------------0--------------------------------------------

E ----------------------------------0------------------------------
B --1-----1-----0-------------------1-----1-----0------------w-w---
G --2-2-2-2-----0-------------------2-----2-----0-----8(b)9--9-9\--
D --2-2-2-2-----0-------------------2-----2-----0------------------
A --0-0-0-0---------------3~----2-3-0-----0------------------------
E ------------0---------0------------------------------------------

Verse:

E ----------1---3--------------------
B ------1-------3--------------------
G --------2-----0--------------------
D ----2------------------------------
A --0---------------------3~----2-3--
E ----------------------3------------

I heard the news baby, all about your disease.
                       Yeah you may have all you 
want, baby.  But I got something you need.

(pick slide)
Oh yeah !

Chorus:

E -------------------------------------------------------------------
B --1-----1-----0-------------------1-----1-----0--------------------
G --2-----2-----0-------------------2-----2-----0--------------------
D --2-----2-----0-------------------2-----2-----0--------------------
A --0-----0---------------3~----2-3-0-----0---------------3~----2-3--
E ------------0---------0-------------------------------0------------

Ain't talkin' 'bout love.  My love is rotten to the core.
Ain't talkin' 'bout love.  Just like I told you before.

Verse 2:

You know you're semi-good lookin'.  And on the streets again.
You think you're really cooki'n baby.  You better find yourself a friend

(pick slide)
my friend.

(chorus, incl. following lick)

        E ----------w-w----w-w---
        B --7(b)8---8-8-(b)9-10--
        G -----------------------
        D -----------------------
        A -----------------------
        E -----------------------

Solo: 

       let open E ring 

E -------0----0----------------------0---------------------------0--
B ------10---10--10-12~-------------10---12-12-12-13-13-13-12\-8----
G -9-12------------------------9-12---------------------------------
D ------------------------------------------------------------------
A ------------------------------------------------------------------
E ------------------------------------------------------------------
                                        ||

E -------0----0--------0--------------------------------------------
B ------10---12--13---15---13--15/17--17/20---17^20^17--17^20^17----
G -9-12---------------------------------------------------------20--
D ------------------------------------------------------------------
A ------------------------------------------------------------------
E ------------------------------------------------------------------

E ----------------------------------------------------
B --17^20^17--17^20^17--17----------------------------
G ----------20--------20--19(b)21-19--0(whammy dive)--
D ----------------------------------------------------
A ----------------------------------------------------
E ----------------------------------------------------

(chorus)

Bridge:

  (clean sound)
E -----------1---3---------------------
B ------1------1---3-------------------
G --------2----------0-----------------
D ----2--------------------------------
A --0------------------------3~----2-3-
E -------------------------3-----------

  I've been to the edge.  There I stood and looked 
  down.  You know I lost a lot of 
  friends there baby.  I got no time to mess 
  around.  So if you want it, got to 

E ---------------------------------------------------------------------
B --X--X---------------------X--X--------------------------------------
G --X--X----------------------X--X-------------------------0-----------
D --X--X-------------------------X--X----------------------------------
A --X--X----------------------------X--X-------------------------------
E --X--X----------------------------X--X-------------------------------

  bleed for it baby. gotta gotta bleed baby.          mmm you gotta gotta

E --------------------------------------------------
B --X--X----------------------X--X------------------
G --X--X----------------------X--X------------------
D --X--X-------------------------X--X---------------
A --X--X----------------------------X--X------------
E --X--X----------------------------X--X------------

  bleed baby  hey  gotta gotta  bleed baby 

E -------------------------------------------------------w---w---w---
B --1-----1-----0-------------------1-----1-----0-----1-1/3-3/5-5^8--
G --2-----2-----0-------------------2-----2-----0--------------------
D --2-----2-----0-------------------2-----2-----0--------------------
A --0-----0---------------3~----2-3-0-----0--------------------------
E ----------------------0--------------------------------------------

Ain't talkin' 'bout love.   My love is rotten to the core.

E ----------------------------------0--------------------------------
B --1-----1-----0-------------------1-----------0--------------------
G --2-2-2-2-----0-------------------2-----2-----0--------------------
D --2-2-2-2-----0-------------------2-0-2-------0--------------------
A --0-0-0-0---------------3~----2-3-0---------------------3~----2-3--
E ------------0---------0-------------------0-0--------0-------------

Ain't talkin' 'bout love.  Just like I told you before, before, before  

Ain't talkin' 'bout love, don't wanna talk about love.

E --17-17-17-17-17-17-17\-
B ------------------------
G ------------------------
D ------------------------
A ------------------------
E ------------------------

Don't make me talk about love.

Ain't gonna talk about love.

(solo)

E -------------------------------------------------------------------
B --1-----1-----0-------------------1-----1-----0--------------------
G --2-----2-----0-------------------2-----2-----0--------------------
D --2-----2-----0-------------------2-----2-----0--------------------
A --0-----0---------------3~----2-3-0-----0---------------3~----2-3--
E ------------0---------0-------------------------------0------------

                   Hey ! Hey ! Hey !               Hey ! Hey ! Hey !            

E -------------------------------------------------------------------
B --1-----1-----0----w---w----w-----1-----1-----0--------------------
G --2-----2-----0----5--/8--/10\----2-----2-----0--------------------
D --2-----2-----0-------------------2-----2-----0--------------------
A --0-----0-------------------------0-----0---------------3~----2-3--
E ------------0-----------------------------------------0------------

                   Hey ! Hey ! Hey !               Hey ! Hey ! Hey !            

E --------------------------------
B --1-----1-----0-----------------
G --2-----2-----0------5---5---5--  (4 times)
D --2-----2-----0------5---5---5--
A --0-----0------------3---3---3--
E ------------0-------------------
                     Hey ! Hey ! Hey!
E -------------------------------------------0----------------------------------
B ----------5----------------1---------------1------------------------1-------8-
G --2---4---5----------------2---4-----------2---4---5----------------2---4---7-
D --2---4---5----------------2---4/----------2---4---5----------------2---4---9-
A --0---2---3-----------3-2--0---2-----------0---2---3-----------3-2--0---2---7-
E ------------/12\--0^3-------------0(dive)------------/12\--0^3----------------

E ----------7\-
B ----------7\-
G ----------7\-
D ----------6\-
A ----------7\-
E --0(dive)----

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