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Song: Bad Romance
Artist: Lady Gaga
Album: The Fame Monster
Tuning: Standard, no capo

So, I’d like to say two things:
1) LADY GAGA IS FREAKING AWESOME.
2) When writing tabs, I try to explain each part the best I can. If there’s something that you
don’t get, just ask and I’ll try to explain it better. This is how I play it after hearing the
song many times.
I hope you find my tab helpful! Please rate! :)

Oh, and I wrote a tab for “Just Dance” awhile back that has been rated five stars. So you
should check that out! :)

INTRO:

“Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh…”
E|---------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------|
G|------7--9------10--9--9--10--9--7---------7-|
D|--10--------10----------------------9--10----|
A|---------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------|

“Caught in a bad romance.”
E|---------------------|
B|---------------------|
G|--9--9--9--9--7------|
D|-----------------10--|
A|---------------------|
E|---------------------|

You can repeat all of that again, or you can palm mute these chords:
E|-----------------|
B|-----------------|
G|-----------2--5--|
D|--3--5--2--2--5--|
A|--3--5--2--0--3--|
E|--1--3--0--------| Each chord is played about eight times.
Listen to the song for timing, you should be able to hear it.

After she says “caught in a bad romance,” the second time, play this:

E|--------|
B|-13-----|
G|-----12-|
D|--------|
A|--------|
E|--------|

There are too ways to play the next part of the intro, with the “rah rah rah’s.” I’ll 
you both.

“Rah, rah, ah ah ah.
Rah, mah, rah, ma ma.
Gaga, ooh, la la.”
E|--------------------|
B|--------------------|
G|--------------------|
D|--------------------|
A|--------7--7--8--7--|
E|--5--5--------------| play that once for each of the three lines

Or you can go a couple octaves higher and play this:


E|----------12--12--13--12--|
B|--10--10------------------|
G|--------------------------|
D|--------------------------|
A|--------------------------|
E|--------------------------| that would be played once for each line, as well.

“Want your bad romance.”

E|--------------------|
B|--------------------|
G|--------------------|
D|--------------------|
A|--------------------|
E|--8--8--5--8--5--8--|

Played a few octaves higher, it would be like this:

E|--------------------------|
B|--13--13--10--13--10--13--|
G|--------------------------|
D|--------------------------|
A|--------------------------|
E|--------------------------|

You can pick whether you want to play the higher or the lower octave. I personally like
play the lower octave and then play the higher octave the second time around. Either
you’ll play this part twice.

VERSE:

Each chord is played about eight times; they’re palmed muted.

“I want your ugly. I want your disease.”
E|------------|
B|------------|
G|------------|
D|--7--10--5--|
A|--7--10--5--|
E|--5--8---3--|

“I want your everything as long as it’s free.”
E|------------|
B|------------|
G|------------|
D|--7--10--5--|
A|--7--10--5--|
E|--5--8---3--|

“I want your love.”
E|--------------|
B|--------------|
G|--------------|
D|-----------7--|
A|-----------7--|
E|--0--3--5--5--|

“Love, love, love.”
E|----------|
B|----------|
G|--9--5----|
D|--9--5--7-|
A|--7--3--7-|
E|--------5-|

“I want your love.”
E|--------------|
B|--------------|
G|--------------|
D|-----------7--|
A|-----------7--|
E|--0--3--5--5--|

“Hey!”
E|------|
B|--10--|
G|--9---|
D|--7---|
A|------|
E|------|

“I want your drama, the touch of your hand.”
E|------------|
B|------------|
G|------------|
D|--7--10--5--|
A|--7--10--5--|
E|--5--8---3--|

“I want your leather-studded kiss in the sand.”
E|------------|
B|------------|
G|------------|
D|--7--10--5--|
A|--7--10--5--|
E|--5--8---3--|

“I want your love.”
E|--------------|
B|--------------|
G|--------------|
D|-----------7--|
A|-----------7--|
E|--0--3--5--5--|

“Love, love, love.”
E|----------|
B|----------|
G|--9--5----|
D|--9--5--7-|
A|--7--3--7-|
E|--------5-|

“I want your love.”
E|--------------|
B|--------------|
G|--------------|
D|-----------7--|
A|-----------7--|
E|--0--3--5--5--|

“You know that I want you
And you know that I need you
I want it bad, your bad romance.”
E|-----|
B|-----|
G|-----|
D|--5--|
A|--5--|
E|--3--| If you listen, you’ll hear a beat being played in the background.
Play this chord along with the beat. Palm mute and play it quickly & repeatedly until 
chorus starts.

CHORUS:
“I want your love and I want your revenge
You and me could write a bad romance.”
E|-----------------|
B|-----------------|
G|-----------2--5--|
D|--3--5--2--2--5--|
A|--3--5--2--0--3--|
E|--1--3--0--------|

“I want your love and all your lover’s revenge
You and me could write a bad romance.”
E|-----------------|
B|-----------------|
G|-----------2--5--|
D|--3--5--2--2--5--|
A|--3--5--2--0--3--|
E|--1--3--0--------|

I should mention that there is another way to play the chorus. You can play it as it is
above, OR you can play it like this, before going into the lead part that I will show
after this.
“I want your love and I want your revenge
You and me could write a bad romance.”
E|--------------------------|
B|--------------------------|
G|--14--12----------12------|
D|--14--12--12--14--12--10--|
A|--12--10--12--12--10--10--|
E|----------10--12------8---|

There are a few “oh’s” right after that, so you’d play:
E|---------------|
B|---------------|
G|------7--9-----|
D|--10--------10-|
A|---------------|
E|---------------| and then go back into the chorus:

“I want your love and all your lover’s revenge
You and me could write a bad romance.”
E|--------------------------|
B|--------------------------|
G|--14--12----------13------|
D|--14--12--12--14--13--10--|
A|--12--10--12--12--11--10--|
E|----------10--12------8---|
During this following part, you can play this as mentioned earlier in the chorus:
E|-----------------|
B|-----------------|
G|-----------2--5--|
D|--3--5--2--2--5--|
A|--3--5--2--0--3--|
E|--1--3--0--------| If you choose to play the chords, you will repeat this twice before
back into the verse.

OR, you can go into the lead part, which is this:
“Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh…”
E|---------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------|
G|------7--9------10--9--9--10--9--7---------7-|
D|--10--------10----------------------9--10----|
A|---------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------|

“Caught in a bad romance.”
E|---------------------|
B|---------------------|
G|--9--9--9--9--7------|
D|-----------------10--|
A|---------------------|
E|---------------------|

“Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh…”
E|---------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------|
G|------7--9------10--9--9--10--9--7---------7-|
D|--10--------10----------------------9--10----|
A|---------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------|

“Caught in a bad romance.”
“Caught in a bad romance.”
E|----------------------------|
B|---------------------13-----|
G|--9--9--9--9--7----------12-|
D|-----------------10---------|
A|----------------------------|
E|----------------------------|


Once again, you’ll play this part of the intro, the lower or higher octave, whichever
choose.

“Rah, rah, ah ah ah.
Rah, mah, rah, ma ma.
Gaga, ooh, la la.”

E|--------------------|
B|--------------------|
G|--------------------|
D|--------------------|
A|--------7--7--8--7--|
E|--5--5--------------| play that once for each of the three lines

OR

E|----------12--12--13--12--|
B|--10--10------------------|
G|--------------------------|
D|--------------------------|
A|--------------------------|
E|--------------------------| that would be played once for each line, as well.

“Want your bad romance.”

E|--------------------|
B|--------------------|
G|--------------------|
D|--------------------|
A|--------------------|
E|--8--8--5--8--5--8--|

Played a few octaves higher, it would be like this:

E|--------------------------|
B|--13--13--10--13--10--13--|
G|--------------------------|
D|--------------------------|
A|--------------------------|
E|--------------------------|

VERSE:

You can repeat the chords from the previous verse, or you can play this lead part. If
listen closely you’ll hear it in the song.


“I want your horror. I want your design.”
E|--------------------5--|
B|--------------5--5-----|
G|--5--5--5--5-----------|
D|-----------------------|
A|-----------------------|
E|-----------------------|

“Cause you’re a criminal and as long as you’re mine, I want your--”
E|--------------------------|
B|--------------5--5-----6--|
G|--5--5--5--5--------0-----|
D|--------------------------|
A|--------------------------|
E|--------------------------|

“Love.”
E|----|
B|----|
G|----|
D|-7--|
A|-7--|
E|-5--|

“Love, love, love.”
E|----------|
B|----------|
G|--9--5----|
D|--9--5--7-|
A|--7--3--7-|
E|--------5-|

“I want your love.”
E|--------------|
B|--------------|
G|--------------|
D|-----------7--|
A|-----------7--|
E|--0--3--5--5--|


“I want your psycho, your vertical stick.”
E|--------------------5--|
B|--------------5--5-----|
G|--5--5--5--5-----------|
D|-----------------------|
A|-----------------------|
E|-----------------------|

“Want you in my room when your baby is sick, I want your--”
E|--------------------------|
B|--------------5--5-----6--|
G|--5--5--5--5--------0-----|
D|--------------------------|
A|--------------------------|
E|--------------------------|

“Love.”
E|----|
B|----|
G|----|
D|-7--|
A|-7--|
E|-5--|

“Love, love, love.”
E|----------|
B|----------|
G|--9--5----|
D|--9--5--7-|
A|--7--3--7-|
E|--------5-|

“I want your love.”
E|--------------|
B|--------------|
G|--------------|
D|-----------7--|
A|-----------7--|
E|--0--3--5--5--|


“You know that I want you
And you know that I need you
I want it bad, your bad romance.”
E|-----|
B|-----|
G|-----|
D|--5--|
A|--5--|
E|--3--| If you listen, you’ll hear a beat being played in the background.
Play this chord along with the beat. Palm mute and play it quickly & repeatedly until 
chorus starts.


CHORUS:
“I want your love and I want your revenge
You and me could write a bad romance.”
E|-----------------|
B|-----------------|
G|-----------2--5--|
D|--3--5--2--2--5--|
A|--3--5--2--0--3--|
E|--1--3--0--------|

“I want your love and all your lover’s revenge
You and me could write a bad romance.”
E|-----------------|
B|-----------------|
G|-----------2--5--|
D|--3--5--2--2--5--|
A|--3--5--2--0--3--|
E|--1--3--0--------|

OR, play the chorus like this:

“I want your love and I want your revenge
You and me could write a bad romance.”
E|--------------------------|
B|--------------------------|
G|--14--12----------12------|
D|--14--12--12--14--12--10--|
A|--12--10--12--12--10--10--|
E|----------10--12------8---|

There are a few “oh’s” right after that, so you’d play:
E|---------------|
B|---------------|
G|------7--9-----|
D|--10--------10-|
A|---------------|
E|---------------| and then go back into the chorus:

“I want your love and all your lover’s revenge
You and me could write a bad romance.”
E|--------------------------|
B|--------------------------|
G|--14--12----------13------|
D|--14--12--12--14--13--10--|
A|--12--10--12--12--11--10--|
E|----------10--12------8---|

During this following part, you can play this as mentioned earlier in the chorus:

E|-----------------|
B|-----------------|
G|-----------2--5--|
D|--3--5--2--2--5--|
A|--3--5--2--0--3--|
E|--1--3--0--------| If you choose to play the chords, you will repeat this twice before 
back into the verse.

OR, you can go into the lead part, which is this:
“Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh…”
E|---------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------|
G|------7--9------10--9--9--10--9--7---------7-|
D|--10--------10----------------------9--10----|
A|---------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------|

“Caught in a bad romance.”
E|---------------------|
B|---------------------|
G|--9--9--9--9--7------|
D|-----------------10--|
A|---------------------|
E|---------------------|

“Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh…”
E|---------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------|
G|------7--9------10--9--9--10--9--7---------7-|
D|--10--------10----------------------9--10----|
A|---------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------|

“Caught in a bad romance.”
E|----------------------------|
B|---------------------13-----|
G|--9--9--9--9--7----------12-|
D|-----------------10---------|
A|----------------------------|
E|----------------------------|


“Rah, rah, ah ah ah.
Rah, mah, rah, ma ma.
Gaga, ooh, la la.”

E|--------------------|
B|--------------------|
G|--------------------|
D|--------------------|
A|--------7--7--8--7--|
E|--5--5--------------| play that once for each of the three lines

Or you can go a couple octaves higher and play this:

E|----------12--12--13--12--|
B|--10--10------------------|
G|--------------------------|
D|--------------------------|
A|--------------------------|
E|--------------------------| that would be played once for each line, as well.

“Want your bad romance.”

E|--------------------|
B|--------------------|
G|--------------------|
D|--------------------|
A|--------------------|
E|--8--8--5--8--5--8--|

Played a few octaves higher, it would be like this:

“Want your bad romance.”
E|--------------------------|
B|--13--13--10--13--10--13--|
G|--------------------------|
D|--------------------------|
A|--------------------------|
E|--------------------------|

BRIDGE:

“Walk, walk, fashion baby…”
E|-----|
B|-----|
G|-----|
D|--5--|
A|--5--|
E|--3--| Play this through the whole bridge, until it gets to this part:

Play each chord once and let it ring out until you go to the next chord.
“I want your love and I want your revenge.
I want your love. I don’t wanna be friends.”
E|-----------------|
B|-----------------|
G|-----------2--5--|
D|--3--5--2--2--5--|
A|--3--5--2--0--3--|
E|--1--3--0--------|

"J’veux ton amour, et je veux ton ravanche
J’veux ton amour. I don’t wanna be friends.”
E|-----------------|
B|-----------------|
G|-----------2--5--|
D|--3--5--2--2--5--|
A|--3--5--2--0--3--|
E|--1--3--0--------|

Start palm muting the chords, playing each about eight times:
“I don’t wanna be friends.
I don’t wanna be friends.
Want your bad romance.”
E|-----------------|
B|-----------------|
G|-----------2--5--|
D|--3--5--2--2--5--|
A|--3--5--2--0--3--|
E|--1--3--0--------| You play this once, and then begin to play it again. But you would 
halfway through after the E power chord and when it gets to this part:

“WANT YOUR BAD ROMANCE!”
E|--------------------------|
B|--13--13--10--13--10--13--|
G|--------------------------|
D|--------------------------|
A|--------------------------|
E|--------------------------|

CHORUS:
“I want your love and I want your revenge
You and me could write a bad romance.”
E|-----------------|
B|-----------------|
G|-----------2--5--|
D|--3--5--2--2--5--|
A|--3--5--2--0--3--|
E|--1--3--0--------|

“I want your love and all your lover’s revenge
You and me could write a bad romance.”
E|-----------------|
B|-----------------|
G|-----------2--5--|
D|--3--5--2--2--5--|
A|--3--5--2--0--3--|
E|--1--3--0--------|

OR, play the chorus like this:

“I want your love and I want your revenge
You and me could write a bad romance.”
E|--------------------------|
B|--------------------------|
G|--14--12----------12------|
D|--14--12--12--14--12--10--|
A|--12--10--12--12--10--10--|
E|----------10--12------8---|

There are a few “oh’s” right after that, so you’d play:
E|---------------|
B|---------------|
G|------7--9-----|
D|--10--------10-|
A|---------------|
E|---------------| and then go back into the chorus:

“I want your love and all your lover’s revenge
You and me could write a bad romance.”
E|--------------------------|
B|--------------------------|
G|--14--12----------13------|
D|--14--12--12--14--13--10--|
A|--12--10--12--12--11--10--|
E|----------10--12------8---|

During this part with the “oh, oh, oh’s” you can play this:
E|-----------------|
B|-----------------|
G|-----------2--5--|
D|--3--5--2--2--5--|
A|--3--5--2--0--3--|
E|--1--3--0--------| If you choose to play the chords, you will repeat this twice.

Or you can play the lead part,

“Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh…”
E|---------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------|
G|------7--9------10--9--9--10--9--7---------7-|
D|--10--------10----------------------9--10----|
A|---------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------|

“Caught in a bad romance.”
E|-----------------------|
B|-----------------------|
G|--9--9--9--9--7--------|
D|-----------------10----|
A|-----------------------|
E|-----------------------|

“Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh…”
E|---------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------|
G|------7--9------10--9--9--10--9--7---------7-|
D|--10--------10----------------------9--10----|
A|---------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------|

“Caught in a bad romance.”
E|----------------------|
B|----------------------|
G|--9--9--9--9--7-------|
D|-----------------10---|
A|----------------------|
E|----------------------|

If you want, whenever she says, “want your bad romance,” you can play:
E|--------------------------|
B|--13--13--10--13--10--13--|
G|--------------------------|
D|--------------------------|
A|--------------------------|
E|--------------------------|

Once again, two ways to play during the “rah rah ah ah ah” thing at the end. Lower
or higher octave. Here’s both of them again:
End with this:

“Rah, rah, ah ah ah.
Rah, mah, rah, ma ma.
Gaga, ooh, la la.”
E|--------------------|
B|--------------------|
G|--------------------|
D|--------------------|
A|--------7--7--8--7--|
E|--5--5--------------| play that once for each of the three lines

Or you can go a couple octaves higher and play this:
E|----------12--12--13--12--|
B|--10--10------------------|
G|--------------------------|
D|--------------------------|
A|--------------------------|
E|--------------------------| that would be played once for each line, as well.

“Want your bad romance.”
E|--------------------|
B|--------------------|
G|--------------------|
D|--------------------|
A|--------------------|
E|--8--8--5--8--5--8--|

Played a few octaves higher, it would be like this:
E|--------------------------|
B|--13--13--10--13--10--13--|
G|--------------------------|
D|--------------------------|
A|--------------------------|
E|--------------------------|

That's it! :) enjoy!
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calibeachbunni wrote on October 8 2010, 10:35 am

This tab is really good!! The C minor at the end of the chorus riff makes the tab sound just like the real thing. Thank you for taking the time to post this!!!

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HeyApril wrote on November 8 2010, 02:54 am

thanks so much! it definitely took some time to tab out so i'm glad you like it! :)

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