It's A Heartache chords

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

Song Key is highlighted - Transpose to any other key
              C
Intro: 4/4 ‖     |  𝄎  |  𝄎  |  𝄎  ‖ 
                                (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  G/F  G/E  G/D
   When you find he does-n't care__ For you
            F                   G
   It ain't wise__ To need some-one 
              Em           Am   G  G/F  G/E  G/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
   
           C            Em            F            C      G
Instr: |       |  𝄎  |      |  𝄎  |      |  𝄎  |      |      |

              F                    G
** It ain't right__ With love to share
             Em               Am         G  G/F  G/E  G/D
   When you find he does-n't care__ For you
             F                   G
   It ain't wise__ To need some-one 
              Em           Am     G  G/F  G/E  G/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             C             Em                       Em
   |      It's a | fool's game |       Stand-ing in the | cold rain |
     F            F                        C         G
   |             |       Feel-ing like a | clo-o-o-|-own    (It's a)|
           C         C             Em        Em
   |It's a heart - | ache__      |         |      (Love him till your)|
                      F           F                  C      G
   Love him till your arms break    Then he lets you do-o-o-own...

Chord Charts 🗝 C Major

Numbered Circles: Fingers used to play chords on frets & strings
White Numbered Circles: Optional Notes / player preference only
Barre Line: One finger holds down multiple strings    R: Root Note
Unmarked strings: Play open   X: Don't play string     B: Bass Note

Right Handed Charts:

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 Charts:

Bonnie Tyler

Album Cover

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

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