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Once Bitten Twice Shy

Words and Music by Ian Hunter

Intro
Moderate Rock = 132
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Gtr. 1 C5 C6 C5 C6 C5 C6 C5 C6 C5 C6 C7 C6 C7 C6 C7 C6 C5
(slight dist.)

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5
5 7 5 7 5 5 7 5 7 5 7 8 7 8 7 8 7 5
3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
* Chord symbols reflect basic harmony.

C6 C5 C6 C5 C6 C5 C6 C5 C6 C5

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5 5 5 5 5 5
5 7 5 7 5 7 5 7 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 7 5
3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 6 7 6 7 6 7 3 3 3 3

C6 C7 C5 C6 C7 C5 C6 C5 C6 C5 C6 C5 C6

1. Well, the

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5 5
7 8 5 7 8 5 7 5 7 5 5 7 5 7
3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3

Verse
C5 G5

times are get ting hard for you lit tle girl. Im a hum min and a strum min all

Riff A

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3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3

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D5 C5

o ver Gods world. You cant re mem ber when you got your last meal

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5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3

G5 D5 B 5

and you dont know just how a wom an feels. You did nt know what

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5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3

E 5

rock n roll was un til you met my drum mer on a grey tour bus. I

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8 8
1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6

B 5 E 5

got there in the nick of time be fore he got his hands a cross

End Riff A

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1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6

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Interlude
C5

your state line. Yeah.


End Riff A

5 5 5
8 8 8 5 5 5 5
6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 3 3 3 3

C5 C6 C7 C6 C5 C6 C7 C6 C7 C6 C7 C6 C5 C6 C5 C6

2. Now its the

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5 5 5
5 7 8 7 5 7 8 7 8 7 8 7 5 7 5 7 5
3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3

Verse
Gtr. 1: w/ Riff A
C5 G5

mid dle of the night on the o pen road. The heat er dont work and its

D5 C5

oh so cold. Youre look in tired, youre look in kind a beat, the

G5 D5 B 5

rhy thm of the street sure knocks you off your feet. You did nt know how
Gtr. 2
(dist.)

3
3
1

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E 5

rock n roll looked un til you caught your sis ter with the guys from the group. Half

3 8 8 8
3 8 8 10 8 8
1 1 1 1 1 1 1 6 6 6 6

B 5 E 5

way home in the park ing lot, by the look in her eye she was

Chorus
C5

giv ing what she got. Im once bit ten, twice


(I said my, my, my.
* Gtrs.
1 & 2 Rhy. Fig. 1

8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 10 10 10 10 10 10
8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
* Composite arrangement

F5 F6 F5 F6 F5 F6 F5 F6 C5

shy, babe.
My, my, my.

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10 12 10 12 10 12 10 12
8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 10 10 10
8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8

F5 F6 F7 F6 F5 F6 F7 F5

Im once bit ten, twice shy, ba by.


End Rhy. Fig. 1

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10 12 13 12 10 12 13 10
10 10 10 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 5

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C5 F5 F6 F5 F6 F5

Im once bit ten, twice shy, ba by.


My, my, my.)

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10
10 12 10 10 10
10 10 10 10 10 10 8 8 8 8 8 8
8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8

To Coda 1
F6 F5 F6 G5

3. Oh,

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P.S.

12 10 12 5
8 8 8 8 8 8 8 5 X
3 X

Verse
Gtr. 1: w/ Riff A
Gtr. 2 tacet
C5 G5

wom an youre a mess gon na die in your sleep, theres blood on my amp and my

D5 C5 G5

Les Pauls beat. Cant keep you home, youre mes sin a round. My best friend told me youre the

2nd time, Gtr. 2: w/ Fill 1


D5 B 5

best lick in town. You did nt know that rock n roll burned so
I did nt know you had a rock n roll re cord un

Fill 1
Gtr. 2

6
6

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you bought a can dle and you lived and you learned. You got the rhy thm,
til I saw youre pic ture on a noth er guys jack et. You told me I was the

Gtr. 2

8 8 8 8 8
8 8 8 8 8 8
6 6 6 6 6

D.S. al Coda 1
To Coda 2
E 5

you got the speed, ma mas lit tle ba by likes it short and sweet.
on ly one but look at you now its dark and is dawn, ah.
(I said oh

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8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6
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Coda 1
G5
Gtr. 2

3 3 3 3
3 3 3 3 1
0 0 0 0
0 0 0 0
X X
3 3

Gtr. 1

w/ bar

5 10 10
5 10 10
3 8 8
-1 -1/2
-2
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Guitar Solo
C5 G5

1 1
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8 8 8 8 8 8 7 8 8 8 8 8 7 8 8 8 8 8 7 8 8 8 8 8 11
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3

D5 C5

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1 1 1 1 1
15 10 8 11 8 8 11 8
15 10 8 11 11 18
(14) 14 (14) 12 14 12 (12) 9 9 (9) 7

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5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
3 3 3 3 3 3

D.S.S. al Coda 2
G5 D5

1
1 1 1 1 1
18 15 15 15 15 15 0 10 10 10 10 10
(18) 18 16 18 16 16 0 15 15 15 15 15 0 10 10 10 10 10
17 0 14 14 9 9 9

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3 3 3 3 3 3 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
3 3 3 3 3 3 3

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Coda 2
Chorus
Gtr. 1: w/ Rhy. Fig. 1 (2 times)
C5 F5 F6 F5 F6 F5

Im once bit ten, twice shy, babe.


(My, my, my.

1
F6 F5 F6 C5 F5 F6 F7 F6 F5

Im once bit ten, twice shy, ba by.


My, my, my.)

2
F6 F7 F6 F5 F6 F7 F6 F5 F6 F7 F6
3

shy. Oh, so shy.

Guitar Solo
Gtr. 1 tacet
C5 F5

Gtr. 2

w/ wah-wah

8 8 8 8 8 X X 8
8 8 8 8 8 X X 8 6 6
9 9 X 9 9 9 9 9 X X 9 5 5 5 7 5 8 8 7 5 8 7
7 3 7 8

C5 F5

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8 8 8 X 8 8 X X X X 8 5
8 8 8 X 8 8 X X X X 8 8 6 6 6 6 6 6 4 4 4
9 9 9 9 9 X X X X 9 9 5 5 5 5 8 5 8 5
7 7 7 7

C5 F5

3
1 1 1
8 10 8 8 10 8 8 10 8 8 10 8 8 8
11 (11) (11) 8 10 10 10 10 10 11 11 8 12 8 8
12

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C5
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loco

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6 7 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 10 8
12 11 10 9 8 8 (8) 1 10 10 10 8 8 10 8 8
10 10 10 8 10 8 8 10 8 8
10 10

F5 C5
8va

1 1 1

18 18 18 16 18 16 16 18 18 16 18 16 16
8 10 8 10 8 10 10 8 10 8 10 10 8 10 8 17 0 17 17
10 8

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3 3

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3 3 3 3
3 3 3 3

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F5
loco
8va

1 1
X X X X X X X X X X X X
18 18 (18) (18) X X 16 X X 15 X X 13 X X 11 X X 8 X X X X X X
X X 10 8 X X

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C5 F5

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8 8 8 8 8
8 8 8 8 8 6 6 X X X X X 8 X X 8 8
7 9 9 9 9 X 2 9 9 9 5 5 X X 10 X X X 8 X X 8 8 2
X 10 10 10 3 7 7

Begin Fade
C5 F5

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1
8 8 8 8
8 8 8 8 11 (11) (11) 6 6 X X 8 X X 8 8
9 9 9 9 1 2 9 5 5 X X 10 8 X X 8 X X 10 8 8
7 7 X X 10 10 10

C5 F5

1 1
8 8 8 8
8 8 8 8 11 (11) 6 6 6 X X X 8 X X X 8 X X X 8 8
9 9 9 9 5 9 5 7 5 5 X X X 8 X X X 8 X X X 8 10
7 10
10

C5 F5

3 3

1 1 1
8 8 8
11 11 8 11 10 10 9 10 8
10 (10) 10 8 10 8 10 10 9 10 9 8 10 8 10 8 8
10 10 10 10 10 8

Fade out
C5 F5

3 3

1 1
8 8 11 8 8 11 8 8 11 8
8 8 11 11 11 11 11 8 11 8 8
8 10 (10) 8 9 10
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