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Bat Out of Hell  Meat Loaf

Meat Loaf - Bat Out Of Hell
 
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I transposed it down so that a normal person can sing it.
The high notes at the end went from a high C to a G.
If you want to sing it in the original key, use a capo on 5th fret
This is a big song with many parts,
work through it part by part and check out my video to get how it's meant to be played
chords:
 
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C G F C6 Bbx Em F/A Dm Dm7 Cs Bb Fs D#s F4 D#* Cx Gm G5 Gx C4
 
 e|-0-3-1-----x---0---1--1---1--8--6---8--6---1--6---3--3--x--3--1-|
 B|-1-0-1-----x---0---1--3---1--8--6--10--8---1--4---1--3--x--3--1-|
 G|-0-0-2--2--x---0---2--2---2--9--7--10--8---3--0---0--3--x--4--0-|
 D|-2-0-3--2--x---2---3--0---0-10--8--10--8---3--5---2--0--5--5--2-|
 A|-3-2-3--3--1---2---0--x---x-10--8---8--6---3--6---3--x--5--5--3-|
 E|-x-3-1--x--x---0---x--x---x--8--6---x--x---1--x---x--3--3--3--x-|

* you can play the D# with barré too, this one is just easier
Fills:
 
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Fill1 Fill2 Fill3 Fill4
 
 e|--------|0-1-0---------|-----------|--------------------------|
 B|--------|------3-1-0-1-|-----------|-4------4-----4-----4-----|
 G|--------|--------------|-----------|---6------6-----6-----6---|
 D|------2-|--------------|-3-3-3-3-5-|-----6------6-----6-----6-|
 A|----0---|--------------|-3-3-3-3-5-|--------------------------|
 E|1-3-----|--------------|-1-1-1-1-3-|--------------------------|

Intro:
[-----] 4x 4x 2x 2x 7x 4x
 
 e|------|-------------|--------|-----|------|------------|
 B|------|-------------|--------|-----|------|------------|
 G|------|-------------|--------|-----|------|------------|
 D|------|-8-7---------|-8-7-10-|-8-7-|-10-8-|------------|
 A|-8-10-|-----10-8-10-|--------|-----|------|-15\10-13\8-|
 E|-6--8-|-6-6--8-8--8-|-6-6--8-|-6-6-|--8-6-|-13\8--11\6-|

C G F F->G->C G F (you can whistle the guitar solo melody)
 
 e|---------------------------------------------------------------|
 B|---------------------------------------------------------------|
 G|-0-----0-----0---2-----2-----2---0-----0-----0---0-----0-------|
 D|---2-----2---------2-----2---------2-----2---------2-----2-----|
 A|-----3-----3---3-----3-----3---3-----3-----3---3-----3-----3-1-|
 E|---------------------------------------------------------------|

Verse 1 (picked)
 
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[Bbx]The [C]sirens are screaming and the [F]fires are howling
Way [C]down in the valley tonight
[Bbx]There's a [C]man in the shadows with a [Em]gun in his eye
And a [F]blade shining oh so bright
There's [C]evil in the air and there's [G]thunder in the sky
And a [Am]killer's on the blood[G]shot [F]streets [Fill1]
Oh and [C]down in the tunnel where the [G]deadly are rising
Oh I [Am]swear I saw a young boy
[F/A]Down in the gutter, he was [F]starting to foam in the heat [G] [F] [G]
Pre-Chorus (picked)
 
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Oh [F]Baby, you're the only thing in [G]this whole world
That's [C]pure and good and [F]right
And wherever you are and wher[G]ever you go
There's [F]always gonna [G]be some [C]light
But I [F]gotta get out, I gotta [G]break it out now
Be[Am]fore the final crack of [F]dawn [Fill1]
So we [C]gotta make the most of our [G]one night together
When it's [F]over you know, We'll both be so a[G]lone [F G F Fill1]
Chorus (strummed)
 
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Like a [C]bat out of hell I'll be [F]gone when the morning [C]comes [Fill2]
When the [C]night is over Like a [Em]bat out of hell I'll be [F]gone [Em]gone [Dm]gone
Like a [C]bat out of hell I'll be [G]gone when the morning [F]comes [Fill1]
But when the [C]day is done, And the [G]sun goes down
And [F]moonlight's [Am]shining [Dm]through [C] [Dm] [G]
Then like a [C]sinner be[Em]fore the [Am]gates of [G]heaven
I'll come [F]crawling on [Em]back to [Dm7]you
2x Fill 3
Verse 2 (strummed)
 
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I'm [C]gonna hit the highway like a [F]battering ram
On a [C]silver black phantom bike [Fill2]
When the metal is hot and the [Em]engine is hungry
And we're [F]all about to see the light
[C]Nothing ever grows in this [G]rotting old hole
And [Am]everything is stunted and [F]lost [Fill1]
And [C]nothing really rocks, And [G]nothing really rolls
And [F]nothing's ever [G]worth the [C]cost
Bridge 1 (strummed)
 
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And I [F]know that I'm [G]damned if I [C]never get out
And [F]maybe I'm [G]damned if I [C]do
But with [F]every other [G]beat I got [Am]left in my heart
You know I'd [F]rather be [G]damned with [C]you
If I [C]gotta be damned you know I [G]wanna be damned
[F]Dancing through the [G]night with [C]you
If I [C]gotta be damned you know I [G]wanna be damned
[C]Gotta be damned you know I [F]wanna be damned
If I [C]gotta be damned you know I [G]wanna be damned
[F]Dancing through the night [G]
[F]Dancing through the night [G]
[F]Dancing through the night [G]with [C]you
Solo 1
 
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4x Cs Bb Fs D#s
[G] [F] [G]  
Pre-Chorus
 
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Chorus
 
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Bridge 2
 
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Then like a [C]sinner be[Em]fore the [Am]gates of [G]heaven
I'll come [F]crawling on [Em]back to [Dm7]you
Solo 2
 
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You can try to make some kind of motor sound by slowly sliding up on the lower strings first
and land on a C which climbs into the solo chords:
2x
[C4] [C] [C4] [C] [D#4] [D#] [D#4] [D#] [Bb4] [Bb] [Bb4] [Bb] [G4] [G] [G4] [G] [A4] [A] [C4] [C]  
 
 e|-3--3--3--3----6--6---6--6---6--6---6--6---3-3--3-3-|-5-5--1-0-|
 B|-6--5--6--5----9--8---9--8---6--6---6--6---3-3--3-3-|-5-5--1-1-|
 G|-5--5--5--5----8--8---8--8---8--7---8--7---5-4--5-4-|-7-6--0-0-|
 D|-5--5--5--5----8--8---8--8---8--8---8--8---5-5--5-5-|-7-7--2-2-|
 A|-3--3--3--3----6--6---6--6---8--8---8--8---5-5--5-5-|-7-7--3-3-|
 E|-x--x--x--x----x--x---x--x---6--6---6--6---3-3--3-3-|-5-5--x-x-|

Coda
[----]I can [F]see myself [Fsus4]tearing up the [F]road
[Fsus4]Fas[F]ter than [Fsus4]any other [F]boy has [C]ever gone
And my [F]skin is raw but my [Fsus4]soul is [F]ripe
No one's gonna stop me now I gotta make my es[C]cape
But I [Bb]can't stop [F]thinking of [C]you
And I [D#]never see the sudden [Bb]curve until it's way too [C]late
4x Cx G F C
And I [D#]never see the sudden [Bb]curve until it's way too [C]late
Then I'm [Bb]dying at the bottom of a [C]pit in the blazing [Dm]sun
[Bb]Torn and twisted at the [C]foot of a burning [Dm]bike
And I [D#]think somebody some[F]where must be tolling a [Gm]bell
And the [Bb]last thing I [C]see is my [Dm]heart Still [Bb]beating
I'm breaking [Dm]out of my body and [Gm]flyin away
[F]Like a [G]bat out of [Csus4]hell [C]
Then I'm [D#]dying at the bottom of a [F]pit in the blazing [Gm]sun
[D#]Torn and twisted at the [F]foot of a burning [Gm]bike
And I [Bb]think somebody some[C]where must be tolling a [Dm]bell
And the [D#]last thing I [F]see is my [Gm]heart
Still [Fill4] beating, still beating
Breaking [G5]out of my body and [Gx]flyin away [-]Like a bat out of hell
[C] [G] [F] Like a bat out of hell (repeat 3 times low, 4 times with high singing)
Outro (picked)
[-----] [Cx C4 C] repeat and fade

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A A4 Am Bb Bb4 C C4 Csus4 D# D#4 Dm Dm7 Em F Fsus4 G G4 G5 Gm
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