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                         *************************
                         * Once Bitten Twice Shy *
                         *************************

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
_________________________________________________________________

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
________________________________________________________________

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 the
third 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------*|| 4x
E||-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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wag89 wrote on January 18 2006, 05:56 pm

pretty good tab, missing the outro solo, but awesome tab!

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J4(0b wrote on August 20 2008, 01:52 am

It's actually


"My, my, my, I'm once bitten twice shy, babe"

"There's blood on my amp and my les Paul's beat"

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vanhailin wrote on December 25 2008, 04:02 pm

nice tab, but Ian Hunter was never in Great White, i think great white covered this song and Hunter wrote it origanally

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