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Total Eclipse of the Heart  Bonnie Tyler

Date: Wed, 15 Oct 1997 12:15:19 -0400
From: Adam Kraemer
Subject: Total Eclipse
total eclipse (from memory, so it might be a little off....).
[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.
[A] [F#m] [C#m] 
[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] [F#m] [D] [E] 
[A]Once upon a time there was [F#m]light in my life but n[C#m]ow there's only love
[in]  
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
[F] [133211]  
[Bb]D# [113331]668881
D xx0232
Em 022000
A x02220
C/D x32013
[---]Brian Dickens
Cornell Engineering
bfd3@cornell.edu

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