Above is the tab for the opening measure. Vai embellishes upon this melody throughout the song. I did not include tab for the 8 opening measures, as there are many tabbed versions of the entire song online. Here are some good examples:
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In my recording, I play the first 8 measures. I highly recommend playing along to the backing track.
Enjoy learning this great song!