• Song:

    Time After Time

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The tune is in E flat, but uses standard RES chord shapes.

Play the main riff and chorus on a guitar tuned to F, or tuned normally and
capoed to the first fret, or tuned to E flat and capoed on the second fret.

Play the 2nd guitar part on a guitar tuned to E flat, so you can get the drone
effect.  You can just play the 1st and 2nd strings if you want.

Play the 3rd guitar part (ringing chords) on a guitar tuned to E flat, using
this shape:
Eb chord shape:  079900

Main riff (tune to F or capo 1st fret)
F--|-0----0-0-0---3-3-sl-5-0-----| This is the main riff and repeats many times
C--|-3----3-3-3---3-3--------0---| throughout the song.  I believe that the main
Ab-|-2----2-2-2---2-2------------| chord here is Dsus2 with some extra picking
Eb-|-0----0-0-0---0-0------------| thrown in. Wierd, but not so hard once you get
Bb-|-----------------------------| the hang of it. Tune to F to maximize ringing
F--|-----------------------------| of open strings.  (Or play in standard tuning
                                 with capo on 1st fret).

2nd guitar (tune to E flat)
Eb-|-0-0-0-0----0-0-0-0---| This is the droning heard through most of the song.
Bb-|-5-5-5-5----5-5-5-5---| Play with either two or three strings, your choice.

EbAsk (x43121@3)the girl of the hour by the water tower's watch
If your friends took a fall, are you obligated to follow

Time after Time section (guitar 1, F tuning)

     Fm (133111@1)           Ab (xx1114@1)           Eb(main (x43121@3)riff)

Fm (133111@1)      Ab (xx1114@1)        EbTime (x43121@3)after time after time
Time after time after time

Ebwhen (x43121@3)the bull's on his hooves, when you gather friends by the tower
If you try to refuse, will they judge your worth by the hour?
Fm (133111@1)      Ab (xx1114@1)        EbTime (x43121@3)after time after time
Time after time after time

EbIf (x43121@3)your tired and you're tried you can find me in my room
You can stay if you want and the third time you can't lose
Fm (133111@1)      Ab (xx1114@1)        EbTime (x43121@3)after time after time
Time after time after time

Guitar solo (2 times)


EbAsk (x43121@3)the girl of the hour, by the water tower's watch
We can fight if you want but who will turn out the light
Fm (133111@1)      Ab (xx1114@1)        EbTime (x43121@3)after Time after Time
Time after time after time

End on Eb chord (7th fret)

Notes:  There are three guitars on this song.  One (tuned to F?) plays the
main riff.  The second basically drones on Eb notes, played on two strings at
once.  A 12 string would be ideal for this part.  A third guitar plays the Eb
chord on the seventh fret (with open Eb and Bb strings).  It sounds like
there's more going on due to the interaction of these parts.

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