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Original Sin  Meat Loaf

Song Name: Original Sin
Authour: Jim Steinman
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Tuning: Standard E A D G B E
Notes:
This version is in a different key to the original version, it is one tone higher. So if
wish to play along to
the Pandora's Box version then play down a tone (e.g. Cm = Bm. Fm=Em etc)
I play this song mostly in bar chord or power chord shapes, in the chorus where it says Eb I suggest you
play Eb5 (root note 6th fret A string) and for G play G5 (root note 10th fret A string) etc..
The rhythm for the "Cm / Gm(C bass) rhythm starts" section I play by playing C5 (full
x355xx shape) and then
lifting off the 5 so that it's basically x33333 for a quick strum.
Gtr 3: Am Em
Gtr 1
 
 e|----15--------15--------15--------15----|----12--------12--------12--------12----|
 B|--18b(20)---18b(20)---18b(20)---18b(20)-|--15b(17)---15b(17)---15b(17)---15b(17)-|
 G|----------------------------------------|----------------------------------------|
 D|----------------------------------------|----------------------------------------|
 A|----------------------------------------|----------------------------------------|
 E|----------------------------------------|----------------------------------------|

Gtr 2 x 3
 
 e|---------0~~----------------------------|----------0~~---------------------------|
 B|---------1~~----------------------------|----------0~~---------------------------|
 G|------2---------------------------------|----------------------------------------|
 D|----2-----------------------------------|------2---------------------------------|
 A|--0-------------------------------------|----2-----------------------------------|
 E|----------------------------------------|--0-------------------------------------|

Gtr 3: Dm Am Bb F Dm Am Bb5 C5
Gtr 1
 
 e|-----------------------------------------|--------------------------------|
 B|-----------------------------------------|--15h17-18~~--17~~sl\-----------|
 G|--7sl/9b(10)--9----[+10]-[+10]h12--------|------------------------3sl/5---|
 D|---------------------------------[+10]---|--------------------------------|
 A|-----------------------------------------|--------------------------------|
 E|-----------------------------------------|--------------------------------|

*NOTE: (+10) denotes a pick harmonic
Piano Starts
Cm Cm Cm Gm | Cm Cm Cm Gm | (piano rhythm)
[Cm]I've been looking for an o[Gm]riginal sin
[Fm]One with a twist and a [Cm]bit of a [Fm]spin
And since i've,[Cm] done all the old ones till they've [Gm]all been done in
Fm Eb C Fm (F, Ab, C (individual piano notes))
Now i'm just looking then i'm gone with the wind
[Fm]Endlessly [Cm]searching, for an [Gm]original [Cm]sin
*** Cm / Gm(C bass) rhythm starts ***
[Fm]You can dance forever, you've got a fire in your feet
But will it ever be [Cm]enough, you know that it will never be enough.
[Fm]You can fly to never land, and never need to sleep.
But will it [Cm]ever be enough, you know it'll never be enough.
[Am]Not enough to make the nightmares [Em]go away.
 
 Am Em D|--------------------------------|
 Not enough to make the tears run dry. A|--7--5---------------|
 Am Em E|-------7--5--3--0-----------------|

Not enough to live a little better every day.
 
 Dm Am Bb F e|-----------------|

Everything that they taught us, was nothing but lies. B|--15h17h18-18~~--|
[Dm] [Am] [Bb] [C]  
 
 Everthing thing they brought us, was nothing but bribes. e|--15h17h18-20~~~---|
 B|-----------------------------------------------|

But it'll all be over now -
[F]All I wanted was a [Bb]piece of the night.[C]
[F]I never got an eq[C]ual s[Dm]hare, when the stars are out of [Gm]sight.
And the moon is down - The n[C]atives are so restless t[Eb]onight.[G]
[Cm]I've been looking for an o[Gm]riginal sin, [Fm]One with a twist and a [Cm]bit of a [Fm]spin
And since i've,[Cm] done all the old ones till they've [Gm]all been done in
[Fm]Now i'm just [Eb]looking then i'm g[C]one with the[Fm] wind
[Fm]Endlessly [Cm]searching, for an [Gm]original [Cm]sin
You can l[Fm]ose yourself in pleasure till your body's going numb.
But will it [Cm]ever be enough? You know it'll never be enough.
[Fm]You can always take whatever you conceivably could want.
But will it [Cm]ever be enough? You know it'll never be enough.
[Am]Not enough to make the nightmares [Em]go away.
 
 Am Em D|--------------------------------|
 Not enough to make the tears run dry. A|--7--5---------------|
 Am Em E|-------7--5--3--0-----------------|

Not enough to live a little better every day.
 
 Dm Am Bb F e|-----------------|

Everything that they taught us, was nothing but lies. B|--15h17h18-18~~--|
[Dm] [Am] [Bb] [C]  
 
 Everthing thing they brought us, was nothing but bribes. e|--15h17h18-20~~~---|
 B|-----------------------------------------------|

But the lies are over now -
[F]All I wanted was a [Bb]piece of the night.[C]
[F]It never had to get s[C]o [Dm]dark when the stars are out of [Gm]sight.
And the moon is down - The n[C]atives are so restless t[Eb]onight.[G]
N.C.
I've been looking for an original sin, one with a twist and a bit of a spin.
And since I've done all of the old ones till they've all been done in.
Now I'm just looking - for an original sin.
[Cm]I've been looking for the u[Gm]ltimate crime, i[Fm]nfinite victims, infini[Cm]tesimal [Fm]time -
And I'm so[Cm] very guilty for no re[Gm]son or rhyme.[Fm] Now I'm just lo[Eb]oking,
and I'm [C]killing some [Fm]time - endlessly[Cm] searching for the[Gm] ultimate [Cm]crime.
*NOTE: This guitar solo pretty much follows the melody but there are a few moments where
note is sustained
and the lyrics continue to be sung; I have tried to tab it out to match up with the lyric line.
 
 e|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
 B|-8---8----8--6---6-------------------|------------------------8-----8--9---|
 G|----------------------8--7--8-10--7--|-5---7---8---10---8--10----10--------|
 D|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
 A|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
 E|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|

[Cm]I've been looking for an o[Gm]riginal sin, [Fm]One with a twist and a [Cm]bit of a [Fm]spin
 
 e|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
 B|-9----8--------------8----8---8------|-------------------------------------|
 G|----------10---------------------10--|-------8-----7-----8---10--7---------|
 D|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
 A|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
 E|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|

And since i've[Cm], done all the old ones till they've[Gm] all been done in
 
 e|------------------------------------------------|------------------------------------------|
 B|-9---8-------8----------------8---------8---9~~-|-9-8-------8~~----------------------------|
 G|--------10-------8~~---------------10-----------|------10-----------10sl\-----7--8--7--5~~-|
 D|------------------------------------------------|------------------------------------------|
 A|------------------------------------------------|------------------------------------------|
 E|------------------------------------------------|------------------------------------------|

[Fm]Now i'm just [Eb]looking then i'm g[C]one with the[Fm] wind Endlessly [Cm]searching, for an [Gm]original [Cm]sin
[Cm]I'm applying for a l[Gm]icense to thrill, going [Fm]out on the edge -
Moving i[Cm]n for the [Fm]kill, and they'll be [Cm]hell to pay someday,
put it a[Gm]ll on the bill. Cause we'll [Fm]always be [Eb]paying!
And p[C]aying u[Fm]ntil - We're beyond ex[Cm]piration.
With a l[Gm]icense to t[Cm]hrill.

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