Time After Time chords & lyrics

by Cyndi Lauper

Time After Time was written by Cyndi Lauper and Rob Hyman. The song was recorded at The Record Plant, New York City in June, 1983 and released Oct 14th, 1983 from the album She's So Unusual.

Music: C Major in 4/4 time at 130 bpm (♩)
Song Chords: C, Dm, Em, Am, G, F
If you use the open F chord, you may want to try playing the alternative G chord (xx5433) - same finger positions as an open F + 2 frets - starting on the 3rd fret.
Cyndi Lauper
Cyndi Lauper
Cyndi Lauper

Born: Cynthia Ann Stephanie Lauper on the 22nd June 1953 in Queens, New York, U.S.

Occupation: Singer, songwriter, actress, activist

Instruments: Vocals, Appalachian dulcimer, zither, guitar, recorder, omnichord, trombone, percussion, electric bass, piano, banjo, ukulele... wow!

Active Years: 1980 – present

Music Styles: Pop, rock, new wave, blues, soul

Associations: Blue Angel The Hooters


Chart Success for Time After Time:
US Billboard Hot 100 - No 1
UK Singles Chart - No 3
Aria Singles Chart - No 3
Nominated for 'Song of the Year' in the 1985 Grammy Awards.

The song has been recorded or performed live by at least 120 different artists... only a great song gathers that much interest!

Cyndi has had a number of popular hits including, 'Girls Just Want To Have Fun', 'She Bop', and 'True Colors'.

It is interesting to note that Cyndi Lauper has a wide singing range of at least 4 octaves along with perfect pitch... this means she can pitch and name a note or chord without the help of an instrument. She continues to compose music and perfom with a unique style that is truly hers.

Cyndi Lauper

Official Website: cyndilauper.com

Time After Time by Cyndi Lauper

Intro: 4/4
   |  F  |  G  |  Em  |  F  |  F  |  G  |  Em  |  F  |

   Dm     C     Dm     C        Dm    C           Dm       C
1. Ly-in’ in my bed I hear the clock tick___ And think of you
     Dm   C     Dm   C          Dm  C       Dm       C
   Caught up in cir-cles___ Con-fu-sion is noth-ing new
     F    G       Em    F                G       Em
   Flash-back___ Warm nights___ Al-most left be-hind
    F    G      Em     F           G
   Suit-case of mem-o-ries___ Time af-ter...

    Dm    C       Dm       C          Dm   C      Dm     C
2. Some-times you pic-ture me___ I'm walk-ing too far a-head
   Dm      C       Dm  C       Dm     C         Dm     C
   You're call-ing to  me___ I can't hear what you've said
         F   G     Em   F         G       Em
   Then you say___ Go  slow___ I fall be-hind
  F    G        Em       F
   The se-cond hand un-winds

                   G                         Am            F     G       C
Chorus: If you're lost you can look and you will find me___ Time af-ter time
                G                         Am            F     G       C
        If you fall I will catch you I'll be wait-ing___ Time af-ter time
                   G                         Am            F     G       C
        If you're lost you can look and you will find me___ Time af-ter time
                G                       Am                   F     G       C
        If you fall I will catch you___ I will be wait-ing___ Time af-ter time

        |    F    |    G    |    Em    |    F    |

   Dm    C     Dm         C        Dm   C         Dm       C
3. Af - ter my pic-ture fades and dark-ness has turned to grey
    Dm    C          Dm   C             Dm       C     Dm    C
   Watch-ing through win-dows___ You're won-der-ing if I'm O.K.
    F   G       Em  F           G       Em
   Sec-rets___ Stol-en___ From deep in-side
  F     G         Em      
   The drum beats out of time

                   G                         Am            F     G       C
Chorus: If you're lost you can look and you will find me___ Time af-ter time
                G                         Am            F     G       C
        If you fall I will catch you I'll be wait-ing___ Time af-ter time
               
Instr: |   G   |  Am  |  F  -  G  |   C   |   G   |   Am   |  F  -  G  |   C   |

         F   G      Em  F         G       Em
Bridge: You said___ Go slow___ I fall be-hind
       F     G       Em       F 
        The sec-ond hand un-winds

                   G                         Am            F     G       C
Chorus: If you're lost you can look and you will find me___ Time af-ter time
                G                         Am            F     G       C
        If you fall I will catch you I'll be wait-ing___ Time af-ter time
                   G                         Am            F     G       C
        If you're lost you can look and you will find me___ Time af-ter time
                G                       Am                   F     G       C
        If you fall I will catch you___ I will be wait-ing___ Time af-ter time

       F     G       C      F     G       C
        Time af-ter time___  Time af-ter time

       F     G       C      F     G       C
        Time af-ter time___  Time af-ter time... (repeat to fade)
    

C Major

Fingers 1, 2, 3, 4: Notes played
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                Dm                Em                Am                 G                 F
  e |---|---|---|   e |-1-|---|---|   e |---|---|---|   e |---|---|---|   e |---|---|-3-|   e |-1-|---|---|
  B |-1-|---|---|   B |---|---|-3-|   B |---|---|---|   B |-1-|---|---|   B |---|---|---|   B |-1-|---|---|
  G |---|---|---|   G |---|-2-|---|   G |---|---|---|   G |---|-3-|---|   G |---|---|---|   G |---|-2-|---|
  D |---|-2-|---|   D |---|---|---|   D |---|-2-|---|   D |---|-2-|---|   D |---|---|---|   D |---|---|-3-|
  A |---|---|-3-|   A |---|---|---|x  A |---|-1-|---|   A |---|---|---|   A |---|-1-|---|   A |---|---|---|x
  E |---|---|---|x  E |---|---|---|x  E |---|---|---|   E |---|---|---|x  E |---|---|-2-|   E |---|---|---|x
Frets 1   2   3         1   2   3         1   2   3         1   2   3         1   2   3         1   2   3 


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