It's A Heartache chords and lyrics

by Bonnie Tyler

  • It's A Heartache was written by songwriters, Ronnie Scott & Steve Wolfe.
  • Released by Bonnie Tyler: Nov 1977
  • Album: Natural Force
  • Key: C Major
  • Music: 4/4 time at ~ 120 bpm
  • Chords C, Em, F, Am, G, G/F, G/E, G/D
  • Please see chord charts below for G/F, G/E, G/D bass run.

It's A Heartache by Bonnie Tyler

Intro: 4/4 ||  C  |  %  |  %  |  %  ||  
                               (It's a)

            C                           Em
1. It's a heart-ache___ Noth-ing but a heart-ache
                       F                               C       G
   Hits you when it's too late___ Hits you when you're do-o-o-own
            C                            Em
   It's a fool's game___ Noth-ing but a fool's game
                     F                            C       G
   Stand-ing in the cold rain___ Feel-ing like a clo-o-o-own
            C                           Em
   It's a heart-ache___ Noth-ing but a heart-ache
                       F                              C       G
   Love him till your arms break___ Then he let's you do-o-o-own

              F                     G
** It ain't right___ With love to share
             Em               Am          G  /F  /E  /D
   When you find he does-n't care___ For you
             F                   G
   It ain't wise__ To need some-one__ 
              Em           Am    G  /F  /E  /D
   As much as I de-pend-ed on...You

            C                           Em
2. It's a heart-ache___ Noth-ing but a heart-ache
                       F                               C       G
   Hits you when it's too late___ Hits you when you're do-o-o-own
           C                            Em
   Its a fool's game___ Noth-ing but a fool's game
                     F                            C       G
   Stand-ing in the cold rain___ Feel-ing like a clo-o-o-own

Instr: |   C   |      |  Em  |     |   F  |     |   C   |   G  |

              F                     G
** It ain't right___ With love to share
             Em               Am          G  /F  /E  /D
   When you find he does-n't care___ For you
             F                   G
   It ain't wise__ To need some-one__ 
              Em           Am     G  /F  /E  /D
   As much as I de-pend-ed on... You

               C                           Em
3. Oh it's a heart-ache___ Noth-ing but a heart-ache
                       F                             C       G
   Love him till your arms break___ Then he lets you do-o-o-own
   |    C       |     %      |    Em                  | %        |
          It's a fool's game___       Stand-ing in the cold rain
   |    F       |     %                 | C     | G              |
                         Feel-ing like a clo-o-o-own__ (It's a)
   |        C       |   %      |   Em   | %                    |
   It's a heart   -   ache__                (Love him till your)
                       F                              C      G
   Love him till your arms break___ Then he lets you do-o-o-own...



C Major

Red Numbers 1, 2, 3, 4: Fingers/Notes
A column of 1's: Barre 1st finger over marked strings
Unmarked strings: Play open 
x: Don't play string

Right-Handed Chord Tabs   
           C                 Em                  F                 Am 
    e|---|---|---|     e|---|---|---|     e|-1-|---|---|     e|---|---|---|
    B|-1-|---|---|     B|---|---|---|     B|-1-|---|---|     B|-1-|---|---|
    G|---|---|---|     G|---|---|---|     G|---|-2-|---|     G|---|-3-|---|
    D|---|-2-|---|     D|---|-2-|---|     D|---|---|-3-|     D|---|-2-|---|
    A|---|---|-3-|     A|---|-1-|---|     A|---|---|---|x    A|---|---|---|
    E|---|---|---|x    E|---|---|---|     E|---|---|---|x    E|---|---|---|x
Frets  1   2   3          1   2   3          1   2   3          1   2   3

           G                 G/F                G/E                G/D 
    e|---|---|-3-|     e|---|---|-4-|     e|---|---|-4-|     e|---|---|-4-|
    B|---|---|---|     B|---|---|-3-|     B|---|---|-3-|     B|---|---|-3-|
    G|---|---|---|     G|---|---|---|     G|---|---|---|     G|---|---|---|
    D|---|---|---|     D|---|---|-2-|     D|---|-1-|---|     D|---|---|---|
    A|---|-1-|---|     A|---|---|---|x    A|---|---|---|x    A|---|---|---|x
    E|---|---|-2-|     E|---|---|---|x    E|---|---|---|x    E|---|---|---|x
Frets  1   2   3          1   2   3          1   2   3          1   2   3


Please Note: The Bass Run G/F, G/E, G/D uses the bass notes on the 4th string 
             with the omission of strings 5 & 6. 
             You don't have to play the bass run but give it a go - sounds great, 
             especially if you are finger-picking.
             If you omit the bass run, simply play a G chord.

Left-Handed Chord Tabs 
          C                 Em                  F                 Am
    |---|---|---|e     |---|---|---|e     |---|---|-1-|e     |---|---|---|e
    |---|---|-1-|B     |---|---|---|B     |---|---|-1-|B     |---|---|-1-|B
    |---|---|---|G     |---|---|---|G     |---|-2-|---|G     |---|-3-|---|G
    |---|-2-|---|D     |---|-2-|---|D     |-3-|---|---|D     |---|-2-|---|D
    |-3-|---|---|A     |---|-1-|---|A    x|---|---|---|A     |---|---|---|A
   x|---|---|---|E     |---|---|---|E    x|---|---|---|E    x|---|---|---|E
      3   2   1          3   2   1          3   2   1          3   2   1  Frets
      
          G                 G/F                G/E                G/D
    |-3-|---|---|e     |-4-|---|---|e     |-4-|---|---|e     |-4-|---|---|e
    |---|---|---|B     |-3-|---|---|B     |-3-|---|---|B     |-3-|---|---|B
    |---|---|---|G     |---|---|---|G     |---|---|---|G     |---|---|---|G
    |---|---|---|D     |-2-|---|---|D     |---|-1-|---|D     |---|---|---|D
    |---|-1-|---|A    x|---|---|---|A    x|---|---|---|A    x|---|---|---|A
    |-2-|---|---|E    x|---|---|---|E    x|---|---|---|E    x|---|---|---|E
      3   2   1          3   2   1          3   2   1          3   2   1  Frets

Bonnie Tyler

Born: Gaynor Hopkins on the 8th June, 1951 Skewen, Neath, Wales.
Music Styles: Rock, country
Active Years: 1975 - present

Awards & Acknowledgments:

  • It's A Heartache & Total Eclipse Of The Heart are among the beast singles of all time with each song selling over 6 million units.
  • Her 1976 single, Lost in France led to her 1977 Brit Awards nomination for Best British Female Newcomer.
  • 1979 - winner of the 10th World Popular Song Festival with Sitting on the Edge of the Ocean, representing the United Kingdom.
  • 1980's - nominated for 2 Brit Awards & 3 Grammy Awards.
  • 2013 - presented with the Gold Badge award by the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors (BASCA).
  • 2013 - the first and only representative of the United Kingdom to receive a Eurovision Song Contest Radio award.
  • One of the first western artists to tour the Soviet Union

Bonnie Tyler

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It's A Heartache Sheet Music icon - download at OnlineSheetMusic.Com - Piano/Vocal/Guitar - C Major - 3 pages - playback, transposable.

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