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Tainted Love Chords

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Capo
3rd fret
So I was looking for a tab for this '80s one-hit wonder classic and the one
that involves the capo on the 3rd fret just didn't sound right no matter
how I strummed it. So I thought I would make my own acoustic version.
The way that I set it up is a great way for some beginners to practice there
barre chords. But it also sounds fine with the regular chords as well, but
I prefer the barre chord version myself.If you have trouble with the tab, just 
listen to the song and it make give you some clarity. And once you have made 
your final judgement on the tab, 
please rate. 

Standard tuning

Chords in Barre form:

 lowEADGBe
F#m:244222
  A:577655
  D:X5777X
 Bm:X24432

Intro:

F#m  A  D  Bm (x2)

Verse 1:

     F#m   A  D        Bm
Sometimes I feel, I've got to;
F#m A   D         Bm
   Run away, I've got to;
F#m A     D
    Get away,
     Bm       F#m
From the pain you drive,
        A        
Into the heart of me.

    F#m  A         D
The love we share,
 Bm           F#m A      D
 Seems to;    go  no where.
Bm        F#m  A        D      
 And I've lost my light,
Bm        F#m
For I toss and turn;
        A        
I can't sleep at night.

Chorus 1:

F#m
 Once I ran to you,
A
 Now I run from you,
D
 This tainted love you've given,
  Bm
I give you all a boy could give you.

 Take my tears and that's not nearly...
  F#m       A     D
 All____, Tainted love,
Bm
 Oh oh oh,
F#m  A           D  Bm
    Tainted love.

Verse 2:

F#m   A   D      Bm
Now I know, I've got to;
F#m A     D         Bm
    Run away, I've got to;
F#m A    D
    Get away.
Bm            F#m
You don't really want,
    A
Any more from me.

   F#m   A      Bm
To make things right,
    Bm        F#m
You need someone,
   A        D
To hold you tight.
Bm        F#m
 And you think love,
A          D
 Is to pray,
Bm          F#m
 But I'm sorry,
        A
I don't pray that way.

Chorus

Bridge:

D  Bm      F#m   A  D
    Don't touch me please,
  Bm       F#m
I cannot stand,
    A       D     Bm
The way you tease.
  F#m
I love you though you;
A        D
 Hurt me so,
Bm        F#m
 Now I'm going to,
        A
Pack my things and go.

Outro:

F#m  A        D
     Tainted love,
Bm
 Oh oh oh,
F#m  A        D
     Tainted love,
Bm
 Oh oh oh.
F#m  A        D
     Tainted love,
Bm
 Oh oh oh,
F#m  A        D
     Tainted love,
Bm
 Oh oh oh.

F#m  A
    Touch me baby,
D        Bm
 Tainted love,
F#m  A
    Touch me baby,
D        Bm
 Tainted love.

F#m  A        D
     Tainted love,
Bm
 Oh oh oh,
F#m  A        D
     Tainted love,
Bm
 Oh oh oh.

(Repeat and fade as many times as you feel)

And that should be that for Tainted Love by Soft Cell. Once again, please 
rate this tab when you have made your final judgement. Also, please be 
sure to check out all of my other tabs I've made.

-I hope you enjoy; my little droogies.
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KillerKale 30 Jan 09, 2011 05:47 PM

what is this crap?... all chords...WRONG!!!

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Trigger_Happy 21 Jan 14, 2015 07:32 AM

I like this. It's much easier to play if you transpose it to EM G C AM, and use a capo.
Thanks for this. :o)

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