Great White - Once Bitten Twice Shy tab

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                         * Once Bitten Twice Shy *
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This is one of the best songs of the 80's. And it's not to hard to
play just the chords.  This s a very extensive tab that took quite
a while to make so please give feedback.  Jsals2k@yahoo.com

I. Hunter

1. Chords and rhythm

  C5         G5      D5/A     Bb5     Eb5/Bb     F5       G
EA D GBE   EADGBE   EADGBE   EADGBE   EADGBE   EADGBE   EADGBE
81010XXX   355XXX   5577XX   688XXX   6688XX   133XXX   355433

  G5/D         D5         Bb7      F5/C
E A D G BE   E A D GBE   EADGBE   EAD G BE
10101212XX   101212XXX   6867XX   881010XX
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2. Song structure and lyrics:

Intro: |C5    |C5    |C5    |C5    |C5    |C5    |

Verse 1:
[C5]Well the times gettin' hard for you little girl
I'm a [G5]hummin' and a strummin' all [D5]over God's world
[C5]You can't remember when you got your last meal
And [G5]you don't know just how a [D5]woman feels

[Bb7]You didn't know what rock 'n' roll was
Un- [Eb/Bb]til you met my drummer on a grey tour bus
[Bb7]I got there in the nick of time
Be- [Eb/Bb]fore he got his hands across your state line

Chorus:
I said [C5]Ah ah ah once bitten twice [F5]shy, babe
[C5]Ah ah ah once bitten twice [F5]shy, babe
[C5]Ah ah ah once bitten twice [F5]shy, babe   [G]

Verse 2:
Now its the [C5]middle of the night on the open road
The [G5]heater don't work and it's [D5]oh-so cold
[C5]You're lookin' tired, you're lookin' kinda beat
The [G5]rhythm of the street sure [D5]knocks you off your feet

[Bb7]You didn't know how rock 'n' roll looked
Un- [Eb/Bb]til you caught your sister with the guys from the group
[Bb7]Half-way home in the parking lot
By the [Eb/Bb]look in her eyes she was givin' what she got

Chorus

Solo:
|C5    |C5    |F5    |F5    | 2x

Well [C5]Woman you're a mess gonna die in your sleep
There's [G5]blood on my amp and my [D5]fenders beat
[C5]Can't keep you home, you're messin' around
My [G5]best friend told me you're the [D5]best lick in town

[Bb7]You didn't know that rock 'n' roll burned
[Eb/Bb]So you bought a candle and you live and you learn
[Bb7]You got the rhythm, you got the speed
[Eb/Bb]Mamma's little baby likes it short and sweet

Chorus plus:
I said [C5]Ah ah ah once bitten twice [F5]shy, babe
[C5]Ah ah ah once bitten twice [F5]shy, babe
[C5]Ah ah ah once bitten twice [F5]shy, babe
[C5]Ah ah ah once bitten twice [F]shy
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3. Tabs

There are two rhythm guitars, but I don't have a clue who's who.
So I just call them rhythm guitar 1 (the guitar panned to your right
speaker) and 2 (the guitar panned to your left speaker).

Rhythm guitar 1
===============

Use all downstrokes unless indicated otherwise

Intro:

1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +E|--------------------------------|---------------------------------|B|--------------------------------|---------------------------------|G|--------------------------------|---------------------------------|D|--------------------------------|---------------------------------|A|----------------x-------x---10--|10--10-h12------10------x---10-10|E|8-------8-------x-------x---8---|8---8-----------8-------x---8--8-|
d u . (. = short) 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|B|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|A|10--10--12------10------12------|10--10--12------10------12------|E|8---8---8-------8-------8---8---|8---8---8-------8-------8---8---| . .
1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|B|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|A|10--10--12------10------12------|10--10--12------13------12--10--|E|8---8---8-------8-------8---8---|8---8---8-------8-------8---8---| . .
Verse: 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|B|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|A|----10--12------10------12------|10--10--12------10------10\-----|E|**--8---8-------8-------8---8---|8---8---8-------8-------8-\-----| . .(* The last notes of the previous bar are still ringing here on the first half of the first beat. So don't strike the C5-chord here. In following verses you do strike the C5-chord here).
1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|B|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|D|--------------------------------|----7---9-------7-------9-------|A|\5--5---7-------5-------7---0---|5---5---5-------5-------5-------|E|\3--3---3-------3-------3-------|----------------------------3/--| . .
1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|B|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|A|10------12------10------12------|10--10--12------10------10\-----|E|8-------8-------8-------8---8---|8---8---8-------8-------8-\-----| . .
1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|B|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|G|--------------------------------|----------------7-------9-------|D|--------------------------------|7---7---9-------7-------9---2---|A|\5--5---7-------5-------7-------|5---5---5-------5-------5---0---|E|\3--3---3-------3-------3-------|--------------------------------| . . .
1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|B|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|D|3---3---5-------3-------5-------|3---3---5-------3-------5-------|A|1---1---1-------1-------1-------|1---1---1-------1-------1---1---|E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------| . .
1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|B|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|G|3---3---5-------3-------5-------|3---3---5-------3-------5-------|D|1---1---1-------1-------1---1---|1---1---1-------1-------1-------|A|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|E|--------------------------------|----------------------------1---|
1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|B|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|D|3---3---5-------3-------5-------|3---3---5-------3-------5-------|A|1---1---1-------1-------1-------|1---1---1-------1-------1-------|E|--------------------------------|----------------------------1---| . .
1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|B|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|G|3---3---5-------3-------5-------|3---3---5-------3-------5-------|D|1---1---1-------1-------1---1---|1---1---1-------1-------1---1---|A|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
The Bb- and the Eb-chords are quite a stretch in first position. I've choosen for this as the low F can only be reached in the first position. You can also play these chords in the sixth position but then the distance to the low F is very large. This would be the alternative: 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|B|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|A|8---8---10------8-------10------|8---8---10------8-------10------|E|6---6---6-------6-------6-------|6---6---6-------6-------6---1---|
. . . . 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|B|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|D|8---8---10------8-------10------|8---8---10------8-------10------|A|6---6---6-------6-------6---6---|6---6---6-------6-------6-------|E|--------------------------------|----------------------------1---|
Chorus:
1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +E||---------------------------------|-------------------------------|B||*--------------------------------|-------------------------------|G||---------------------------------|-------------------------------|D||---------------------------------|-------------------------------|A||*10--10--12------12-p10--10--10--|----10--12------12-p10--10\----|E||-8---8---8-------8-------8---8---|----8---8-------8-------8-\----| .
1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +E|--------------------------------|---------------------------------||B|--------------------------------|--------------------------------*||G|--------------------------------|---------------------------------||D|--------------------------------|---------------------------------||A|3---3---5-------5--p3---3---3---|----3---5-------5--p3---3-------*||E|1---1---1-------1-------1---1---|----1---1-------1-------1--------|| . .
Play these four bars three times but replace the two last bars thethird time by: 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +E|--------------------------------|----------------------------3-3-|B|--------------------------------|----------------------------3-3-|G|--------------------------------|----------------------------4-4-|D|--------------------------------|----------------------------5-5-|A|3---3---5-------5--p3---3---3---|----3---5-------5--p3---3---5-5-|E|1---1---1-------1-------1---1---|----1---1-------1-------1---3-3-| . .
1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +E|3---------------------------3---|--------------------------------|B|3---------------------------3---|--------------------------------|G|4---------------------------4---|--- Let the last chord ring ----|D|5---------------------------5---|------ through this bar --------|A|5---------------------------5---|--------------------------------|E|3---------------------------3---|--------------------------------|
Rhythm guitar 2 =============== Use all downstrokes Intro:
1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|B|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|D|--------- REST -----------------|--------------------------------|A|--------------------------------|10------------------------------|E|--------------------------------|8-------------------------------|
1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +E||----------------------------------||B||*--------------------------------*||G||----------------------------------||D||-10--10----------10---------------||A||*10--10--12------10------12------*|| 4xE||-8---8---8-------8-------8---8----||
Grab the both notes on the tenth position by making a little bar with your ringfinger. Verse:
1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|B|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|G|--------------------------------|----------------------------10/-|D|10--10----------10--------------|10--10----------10--10------10/-|A|10--10--12------10------12------|10--10--12------10--10--12--8-/-|E|8---8---8-------8-------8---8---|8---8---8-------8---8---8---8-/-|
1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|B|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|G|12--12----------12--------------|--------------------------------|D|12--12--14------12------14------|12--12----------12------\-------|A|10--10--10------10------10--10--|12--12--14------12------\-------|E|10*-10--10------10------10--10--|10--10--10------10------\---3/--| . . *make a bar with your indexfinger for the 10th position and a bar with your ringfinger for the 12th position
1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|B|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|G|--------------------------------|----------------------------10/-|D|----10----------10--------------|10--10----------10--10------10/-|A|----10--12------10------12------|10--10--12------10--10--12--8-/-|E|/8--8---8-------8-------8---8---|8---8---8-------8---8---8---8-/-|
1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|B|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|G|12--12----------12--------------|----------------------------6/--|D|12--12--14------12------14------|12--12----------12------\---5/--|A|10--10--10------10------10--10--|12--12--14------12------\---7/--|E|10--10--10------10------10--10--|10--10--10------10------\---5/--| . .
1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|B|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|G|7---7-----------7-----------7---|7---7-----------7-----------8---|D|6---6-----------6-----------6---|6---6-----------6-----------8---|A|8---8---10------8-------10--8---|8---8---10------8-------10--6---|E|6---6---6-------6-------6---6---|6---6---6-------6-------6---6---| . .
1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|B|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|G|8---8-----------8---8-------8---|8---8-----------8---8-------2/--|D|8---8---10------8---8---10--8---|8---8---10------8---8---10--1/--|A|6---6---6-------6---6---6---6---|6---6---6-------6---6---6---3/--|E|6---6---6-------6---6---6---6---|6---6---6-------6---6---6---1/--| . .
1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|B|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|G|7---7-----------7-----------7---|7---7-----------7-----------8---|D|6---6-----------6-----------6---|6---6-----------6-----------8---|A|8---8---10------8-------10--8---|8---8---10------8-------10--6---|E|6---6---6-------6-------6---6---|6---6---6-------6-------6---6---| . .
1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|B|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|G|8---8-----------8---8-------8---|8---8-------8---8---8-------8---|D|8---8---10------8---8---10--8---|8---8---10--8---8---8---10--8---|A|6---6---6-------6---6---6---6---|6---6---6---6---6---6---6---6---|E|6---6---6-------6---6---6---6---|6---6---6---6---6---6---6---6---| . .
Chorus:
1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|B|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|G|--------------------------------|----------------------------10--|D|10--10--10------10--10--x---10--|----10--10------10--10--x---10--|A|10--10--10------10--10--x---10--|----10--10------10--10--x---8---|E|8---8---8-------8---8---x---8---|----8---8-------8---8---x---8---| d u d d u d u u d d u d u .
1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|B|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|G|10--10--10------10--10--x---10--|----10--10------10--10--x-------|D|10--10--10------10--10--x---10--|----10--10------10--10--x---10--|A|8---8---8-------8---8---x---8---|----8---8-------8---8---x---10--|E|8---8---8-------8---8---x---8---|----8---8-------8---8---x---8---| .
1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|B|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|G|--------------------------------|-----------------------------10-|D|10--10--10------10--10--x---10--|----10--10------10--10--x----10-|A|10--10--10------10--10--x---10--|----10--10------10--10--x----8--|E|8---8---8-------8---8---x---8---|----8---8-------8---8---x----8--| .
1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|B|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|G|10--10--10------10--10--x---10--|--------------------------------|D|10--10--10------10--10--x---10--|x---8---x---8---x---8---x---10--|A|8---8---8-------8---8---x---8---|x---8---x---8---x---8---x---10--|E|8---8---8-------8---8---x---8---|----------------------------8---|
. 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|B|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|G|--------------------------------|-----------------------------10-|D|10--10--10------10--10--x---10--|----10--10------10--10--x----10-|A|10--10--10------10--10--x---10--|----10--10------10--10--x----8--|E|8---8---8-------8---8---x---8---|----8---8-------8---8---x----8--|
. 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +E|--------------------------------|----------------------------------|B|--------------------------------|----------------------------------|G|10--10--10------10--10--x---10--|----10--10------10--10--x---12-12-|D|10--10--10------10--10--x---10--|----10--10------10--10--x---12-12-|A|8---8---8-------8---8---x---8---|----8---8-------8---8---x---10-10-|E|8---8---8-------8---8---x---8---|----8---8-------8---8---x---10-10-| . d u d d u
1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|B|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|G|12--------------------------12--|--- Let the last chord ring ----|D|12--------------------------12--|------ through this bar --------|A|10--------------------------10--|--------------------------------|E|10--------------------------10--|--------------------------------|
Solo: The backing for the solo is the same as the first eight bars of the chorus. Before you start with the solo you'll have to learn an old country-lick which is used in rock many times (if you don't know it already). Play the following triad:
E|--8--| E|-----| For this E|-----|B|--8--| Now it's B|-----| lick you B|-----|G|--9--| about this G|--9--| have to G|-7b9-|D|-----| note: D|-----| bend the D|-----|A|-----| A|-----| note up A|-----|E|-----| E|-----| from the E|-----| 7th pos.
In order to place E|--8--| Play the bend with E|-8---|this into the B|--8--| your ringfinger B|-8---|chord you'll G|-----| (supported by the G|-7b9-|have to place D|-----| middle finger and/or D|-----|a small bar A|-----| the index finger if A|-----|with your pinky E|-----| necessary) E|-----|on the 8th pos.
The full lick Francis plays: 1 + 2 +E|8-------8---8---|B|8-------8---8---|G|7b9r7---5---5---|D|----------------|A|----------------|E|----------------|
Here's the solo
1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +E|----8---8---8---8---8---8---8---|8-------8---8-------8---8---8---|B|----8---8---8---8---8---8---8---|8-------8---8-------8---8---8---|G|--------------------------------|7b9r7---5---5-------5---5---5---|D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|A|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +E|8-------8---8-------------------|--------8-------8---8---10b12---|B|8-------8---8------*8-----------|----8-----------8---8-----------|G|7b9r7---5---5-------5---5---5---|7/9---------10------------------|D|--------------------7-----------|--------------------------------|A|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------| . *keep your lefthandfingers in position while placing the ringfinger on the 7th fret of the D-string
1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +E|10b12r10---8---10--8---8---8---8---|8-------8---8-------8---8---8---|B|-----------------------8---8---8---|8-------8---8-------8---8---8---|G|-----------------------------------|7b9r7---5---5-------5---5---5---|D|-----------------------------------|--------------------------------|A|-----------------------------------|--------------------------------|E|-----------------------------------|--------------------------------|
1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +E|8-------8---8-------------------|B|8-------8---8-----------13--15--|G|7b9r7---5---5------/14----------|D|--------------------------------|A|--------------------------------|E|--------------------------------|
1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +E|15----15----15--------15---------15--15---|B|15b17-15b17-15b17-----15b17r15---13--15---|G|------------------------------------------|D|------------------------------------------|A|------------------------------------------|E|------------------------------------------| . (.=short)
1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +E|15--------15--15\-----------------|B|15b17r15--13--13\-----------------|G|----------------------------------|D|----------------------------------|A|----------------------------------|E|----------------------------------|
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