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Total Eclipse Of The Heart  Bonnie Tyler



[Bm]TURN AROUND Every now and then I get a [A]little bit lonely
and you're never coming round.
[Bm]TURN AROUND Every now and then I get a [A]little bit tired
of list'ning to the sound of my tears.
[D]TURN AROUND Every now and then I get a [C]little bit nervous
that the best of all the years have gone by.
[D]TURN AROUND Every now and then I get a [C]little bit terrified
and then I see the look in your eyes.
[F]TURN AROUND, BRIGHT EYES[Bb] Every now and then I fall apart.
[F]TURN AROUND, BRIGHT EYES[Bb] Every now and then I fall apart.

[Bm]TURN AROUND Every now and then I get a [A]little bit restless
and I dream of something wild.
[Bm]TURN AROUND Every now and then I get a [A]little bit helpless
and I'm lying like a child in your arms.
[D]TURN AROUND Every now and then I get a [C]little bit angry
and I know I've got to get out and cry.
[D]TURN AROUND Every now and then I get a [C]little bit terrified
but then I see the look in your eyes.
[F]TURN AROUND, BRIGHT EYES [Bb]Every now and then I fall apart.
[F]TURN AROUND, BRIGHT EYES [Bb]Every now and then I fall apar[A]t.

      And I [F#m]need you now tonight[D] and I ne[E]ed you more than ev[A]er
      and if you [F#m]only hold me ti[D]ght we'll be ho[E]lding on forev[A]er.
      And we'll [F#m]only be making it ri[D]ght 'cause we'll ne[E]ver be wrong.
      [D]Together we can take it to the [E]end of the line.
      Your [F#m]love is like a shadow on me a[B]ll of the time.
      I [A]don't know what to do and I'm [E/G#]always in the dark.
      We're [F#m]living in a powder keg and g[B]iving off sparks.
      I really need you [D]tonight, for[B]ever's gonna s[C#m]tart ton[D]ight,
      for[E]ever's gonna start tonight.

[D]   O[A/C#]nce upon a time I was falling in love but now I'm only falling
apart.
   There's [Bm]nothing I can do, a[E] total eclipse of the heart.
   [A]Once upon a time there was [F#m]light in my life but n[C#m]ow there's only love
       the [D]dark.[A/C#]
   [Bm]Nothing I can say, a[E] total eclipse of the[A] heart.


Musical break and the second verse just repeat the same as the first.

Song fades out on:
[A]Turn around,[F#m] bright eyes   [D]             [E]

I might be off on the first section, but the rest is correct.
Oh, and it's words and music by Jim Steinman; Tyler only recorded it.
[adam]                                     





From: Brian Dickens
Subject: TAB: Total Eclipse of the Heart by Bonnie Tyler
Date: Wed, 27 Mar 1996 23:58:00 -0500

TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE HEART by Bonnie Tyler
adapted to guitar by Brian Dickens (bfd3@cornell.edu)

Introduction: (Piano)
E|-------8---7---5-------------------------------------------|   Tip: Cover high E and B strings
B|-----5---5---5---5-----------------------------------------|        at 5th fret with your pointer
G|-----------------------------------------------------------|        finger.  Pick bass note with
D|-----------------------------------------------------------|        your thumb, and you only have
G|-0----------------------|        to manage the 8 and the 7-|
C|-----------------------------------------------------------|        with your pinky etc.  Easy!


[Am]TURN AROUND Every now and then I get a [G]little bit lonely
and you're never coming round.
[Am]TURN AROUND Every now and then I get a [G]little bit tired
of list'ning to the sound of my tears.
[C]TURN AROUND Every now and then I get a [F]little bit nervous
that the best of all the years have gone by.
[C]TURN AROUND Every now and then I get a [F]little bit terrified
and then I see the look in your eyes.
[Bb]TURN AROUND, [D#]BRIGHT EYES Every now and the I fall apart.
[Bb]TURN AROUND, [D#]BRIGHT EYES Every now and the I fall apart.

[Am]TURN AROUND Every now and then I get a [G]little bit restless
and I dream of something wild.
[Am]TURN AROUND Every now and then I get a [G]little bit helpless
and I'm lying like a child in your arms.
[C]TURN AROUND Every now and then I get a [F]little bit angry
and I know I've got to get out and cry.
[C]TURN AROUND Every now and then I get a [F]little bit terrified
but then I see the look in your eyes.
[Bb]TURN AROUND, [D#]BRIGHT EYES Every now and the I fall apart.
[Bb]TURN AROUND, [D#]BRIGHT EYES Every now and the I fall ap[G]art.

      And I [D]need you now tonig[C]ht and I [D]need you more than [G]ever
      and if you [D]only hold me [C]tight we'll be [D]holding on for[G]ever.
      And we'll [B]only be making it [C]right 'cause we'll [D]never be wrong.
      [G]Together we can take it to the [D]end of the line.
      Your [Em]love is like a shadow on me [A]all of the time.
      I [G]don't know what to do and I'm [D]always in the dark.
      We're [Em]living in a powder keg and [A]giving off sparks.
      I really need you [G]tonight, for[D]ever's gonna start [C]tonight,
      for[D]ever's gonna start tonight.

   [G]Once upon a time I was [Em]falling in love but [B]now I'm only falling [C]apart.
   There's [C/D]nothing I can do, a [D]total eclipse of the heart.
   [G]Once upon a time there was [Em]light in my life but [B]now there's only love in
       the [C]dark.
   [C/D]Nothing I can say, a [D]total eclipse of the [G]heart.
         [Bb]TURN AROUND, [D#]BRIGHT EYES
         [Bb]TURN AROUND, [D#]BRIGHT EYES
[Am]TURN AROUND Every now and then I know you'll [G]never be the boy
you always wanted to be.
[Am]TURN AROUND But every now and then I know you'll [G]always be
the only boy who wanted me the way that I am.
[C]TURN AROUND Every now and then I know there's [F]no one in the universe
as magical and wondrous as you.
[C]TURN AROUND Every now and then I know there's [F]nothing any better,
there's nothing that I just wouldn't do.
[Bb]TURN AROUND, [D#]BRIGHT EYES Every now and then I fall apart.
[Bb]TURN AROUND, [D#]BRIGHT EYES Every now and then I fall apart.

And I need you now tonight...(see before)

Once upon a time I was...(see before)


[---]Notes:
...I heard an annoying techno version of this song tonight at a dance
party, which inspired me to come home and try to do a decent-sounding
acoustic remake. the music was so loud I probably have permanent
hearing loss, so it's not my fault if these chords aren't right! :)
...lyrics nabbed from ftp.uwp.edu.
...pick the chords creatively during the verses, it sounds prettier.
...feel free to write me about corrections or enhancements, or if you're
a seattle-based musician looking for a band, or whatever!
...and the chord formations (or how I play them, anyhow):

Am x02210
G 320033
C x32010
   [Bb]D#     [113331]668881
D xx0232
Em 022000
A x02220
C/D x32013

[---]Brian Dickens
Cornell Engineering
bfd3@cornell.edu

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