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Cyndi Lauper - Time After Time   - hastily transcribed by Gary Chapman

     F     G     Em  Fmaj9   Dm    C     G    Am7
e|------|-----|-----|--0--|--1--|--0--|--3--|--3--|
B|---1--|--3--|--0--|--1--|--3--|--1--|--3--|--1--|
G|---2--|--4--|--0--|--0--|--2--|--0--|--0--|--0--|
D|---3--|--5--|--2--|--2--|--0--|--2--|-----|--2--|
A|------|-----|-----|-----|-----|--3--|-----|--0--|
E|------|-----|-----|-----|-----|-----|-----|-----|


[Intro]

F  G  Em  Fmaj9  (repeat)


[Verse 1]

Dm     C      Dm    C        Dm    C        Dm       C
Ly   - ing in bed I hear the clock tick and think of you.
Caught up in  cir - cles  confu  - sion is  nothing  new.
F    G      Em   F               G    Em
Flashbacks, warm nights.  Almost left behind
F   G       Em  F     F    Fmaj9
Suitcase of memories, time after
Dm     C         Dm      C          Dm    C         Dm     C
Some - times you picture me, I'm    walk  ing too   far    ahead.
You're calling   to      me I       can't hear what you've said.
     F   G   Em F       G    Em
Then you say go slow, I fall behind.
F   G      Em   F
The second hand undwinds.


[Chorus]

          G                          Am7            F    Fmaj9 C
If you're lost you can look and you  will find me.  Time after time.
If you    fall I will catch you I'll be waiting.    Time after time.
If you're lost you can look and you  will find me.  Time after time.
If you    fall I will catch you I'll be waiting.    Time after time.


[Instrumental]

e|--------8---7--------5---3--------5--3--1--0----0--- r ----0---|
B|------6-----6------3-3---3------0----0-----0--3---1- e --3---1-|
G|----5------------4------------0--------------------- p --------|
D|---------------------------------------------------- e --------|
A|---------------------------------------------------- a --------|
E|---------------------------------------------------- t --------|


[Verse 2]

Dm   C           Dm      C            Dm   C        Dm        C
Af - ter my      picture fades and    dark-ness has turned to grey.
Watching through win  -  dows, you're wondering if  I'm o  -  k.

F G     Em F        G    Em       F   G          Em     F
Secrets stolen from deep inside.  The drum beats out of time.


[Chorus]

You said go slow, I fall behind.  The second hand unwinds.


[Chorus]

F    Fmaj9 C
Time after time.
Time after time.
Time after time.

e|--------3-------------10--|
B|-----1--1----------13-----|
G|---0----0-------12--------|
D|--------------------------|
A|--------------------------|
E|--------------------------|



TIME AFTER TIME C.LAUPER


[Intro]

Do   Re   Sim   Do

Do6  Sol      Do6     Sol      Do6    Sol       Do6      Sol
  Lying in my bed   I hear the clock tick  and think of you
Do6    Sol    Do6 Sol    Do6   Sol         Do6     Sol
Caught up in  circles    confusion      is nothing new
          Do    Re       Sim    Do        Re            Sim
          Flashback      warm nights      almost left behind
          Do   Re             Sim   Do                Sol
          Suitcase         of memories         time after

Do6  Sol        Do6    Sol        Do6  Sol     Do6   Sol
Sometimes you  picture me     I'm wal-king too far ahead
Do6     Sol      Do6  Sol    Do6   Sol          Do6    Sol
You're calling   to   me   I can't hear    what you've said
          Do        Re     Sim   Do    Re       Sim
          Then you said -  go   slow     I fall behind
          Do   Re     Sim    Do
          The second  hand unwinds

          Re                         Mim            Do    Re    Sol
If you're lost you can look  and you will find me   time after time
       Re                            Mim          Do    Re    Sol
If you fall I will catch you    I'll be waiting   time after time
          Re                         Mim            Do    Re    Sol
If you're lost you can look  and you will find me   time after time
       Re                            Mim          Do    Re    Sol
If you fall I will catch you    I'll be waiting   time after time

     Do6  Sol    Do6    Sol         Do6 Sol       Do6       Sol
      Af-ter my picture fades  and  darkness has  turned to grey
     Do6  Sol          Do6  Sol        Do6   Sol      Do6   Sol
     Watching through  win-dows you're wondering   If I'm   O.K.
          Do   Re    Sim  Do   Re            Sim
          Se-crets   sto-len      from deep inside
          Do    Re         Sim    Do                        mtm
          the drum beats   out of time

          Re                         Mim            Do    Re    Sol
If you're lost you can look  and you will find me   time after time
       Re                            Mim          Do    Re    Sol
If you fall I will catch you    I'll be waiting   time after time

    Re   Mim    Do  Re  Sol
    Re   Mim    Do  Re  Sol
          Do        Re     Sim   Do    Re       Sim
          Then you said -  go   slow    I fall behind
          Do   Re     Sim    Do
          The second  hand unwinds
          Re                         Mim            Do    Re    Sol
If you're lost you can look  and you will find me   time after time
       Re                            Mim          Do    Re    Sol
If you fall I will catch you    I'll be waiting   time after time
          Re                         Mim            Do    Re    Sol
If you're lost you can look  and you will find me   time after time
       Re                            Mim          Do    Re    Sol
If you fall I will catch you    I'll be waiting   time after time


The translation code is this:

    A   A#   B   C   C#   D   D#   E   F   F#   G    G#
    La  La#  Si  Do  Do#  Re  Re#  Mi  Fa  Fa#  Sol  Sol#

When you find a chord with a number (i.e. Do6) you must add the note
(in this example the 6TH of C, that is A) at the three note of the
C chord. Then it will be like a  Am with C bass.

From: boo@primenet.com (Walter Ian Kaye)

I remembered it all, finally! Dunno the writing credits...


TIME AFTER TIME
      

[Intro]

F   G   Em   F       G  Em  F

 F6   C      F6    C         F6   C        F6       C
Lyin' in my bed I hear the clock tick and think of you
 F6    C      F6 C       F6 C      F6      C
Caught up in circles confusion is nothing new
 F     G   Em    F             G      Em
Flash back warm nights almost left behind
 F   G       Em  F         F/G
Suitcase of memories, time after...

Sometimes you picture me I'm walkin' too far ahead
You're calling to me, I can't hear what you've said
You say go slow I fall behind
The second hand unwinds

             G                        Am
  If you're lost you can look and you will find me
  F    F/G    C
  Time after time
          G                         Am
  If you fall I will catch you I'll be waiting
  F    F/G    C
  Time after time

   F             G             Em              F
e|-------8---7---------5---3---------5---3---------------------|
B|-----6-------------3-------------0-------6-5-3-5-------------|
G|---5-------------4-------------0-----------------5-----------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-------8---7---------5---3---------5---3---------------------|
B|-----6-------------3-------------0-------6-5-3-5------3-5----|
G|---5-------------4-------------0-----------------5--------5--|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------|


After my picture fades and darkness has turned to grey
Watchin' through windows you're wondering if I'm okay
Secrets stolen from deep inside
The drum beats out of time


[Chorus]

(2x)

[Instrumental]

You say go slow I fall behind
The drum beats out of time


[Chorus] (2x)

F    F/G    C
Time after time...
Time after time...
Time after time...

            
            
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pframpton 10 Feb 28, 2005 07:00 PM

the Dm sounds strange, I'd rather play a C9 instead and follow the melody line...
Thanks for your work

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gzoref 10 Oct 16, 2015 09:02 AM

This is all correct and fantastic, but I know that at the end of each verse where she sings "confusion is nothing new" and "wondering if I'm OK" I know that the chord goes from Dm C to some variant of E at the end of the last line, but I don't know what it is.

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