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Meat Loaf chords for Paradise by the dashboard light

Paradise By The Dashboard Light chords by Meat Loaf

Meat Loaf chords for Paradise by the dashboard light

Guitar chords with lyrics

I fixed the tablature by shortening each line, so one won't run into
the next and get mixed up. I also took out the lyrics. It's a little
less clear this way, but very self-explanatory when you listen to the
music.
The transcription of this song is all my own work, of the only
studio-recorded version of the song I know of.

Chris Wells

Paradise By the Dashboard Light
By Jim Steinman
Performed by Meatloaf


S = slide,     H=hammer on


Intro:


-------------10----13--13---------------13--13---------------
-10----------10----12--12----15-S-13----12--12------15-S-13--
-11-H-12---------------------14-S-12----------------14-S-12--
-------------------------------------------------------------
-------------------------------------------------------------
-------------------------------------------------------------


A chord diagramA augmentedA basic rock and roll rhythm is used for a good portion of the song.
For the A chord diagramD MajorD and A chord diagramG+G chords, it looks something like this:

A chord diagramD MajorD			       A chord diagramG+G
-------------------------------------------------------
-------------------------------------------------------
-------------------------------------------------------
---7--7--9--9----7--7--9--9-------------------------------
---5--5--5--5----5--5--5--5----5--5--7--7-----5--5--7--7--
--{-one set-}------------------3--3--3--3-----3--3--3--3

The time interval between brackets (/  /) represents two of the sets
above, or four beats (one measure) where another rhythm is used.

VERSE:

A chord diagramD MajorD      /D      /G     /G     /A      /G     /D       /D
A chord diagramD MajorD      /D      /G     /G     /A      /G     /D       /D

6/4 measures alternating with 4/4 measures:

(6) A chord diagramD MajorD  A chord diagramC majorC A chord diagramC majorC /(4)D      /(6)D A chord diagramC majorC A chord diagramC majorC A chord diagramC majorC   /(4)D

A chord diagramG+G   A chord diagramD MajorD    /A    A chord diagramD MajorD   /G    A chord diagramD MajorD   /A  A chord diagramD MajorD      /
A chord diagramG+G   A chord diagramD MajorD    /A    A chord diagramD MajorD   /G    A chord diagramD MajorD   /A  A chord diagramD MajorD      /
A chord diagramG+G        /D        /G        /A    A chord diagramFF  A chord diagramE MajorE /D      /
A chord diagramG+G   A chord diagramA augmentedA    /D A chord diagramA augmentedA A chord diagramG+G    /A    A chord diagramG+G   /A  A chord diagramD MajorD      /

A chord diagramG+G   A chord diagramA augmentedA    /D        /D   A chord diagramA augmentedA    /G     /G   A chord diagramA augmentedA    /D    (X2 this line)

There are two identical verses, then it heads into the play-by-play /
porn section with an A chord diagramA augmentedA chord.


The porn section is all over an A chord diagramE MajorE chord. There's a lot of stuff going
on, but the most audible guitar is doing this over and over again:


------0-------------------------------------------------
------------3-----2-2-H-3-------------------------------
--------------------------------------------------------
--------------------------------------------------------
--------------------------------------------------------
--0------0-----0----0-----------------------------------


The woman's voice breaks in with an A chord diagramA augmentedA chord, then:

Single strum:     A chord diagramA augmentedA  A chord diagramG+G  A chord diagramG+G  A chord diagramD MajorD  A chord diagramA augmentedA

Woman's part:

A chord diagramG+G   /G   /D   /D   /C   /G   /A   /D
A chord diagramG+G   /A   /G   /D   /

Man's part:

A chord diagramG+G   /G   /D   /D   /C   /G   /D   /D
A chord diagramG+G   /A   /C   /D   /C  A chord diagramG+G  /

Leading into the crazy section:

A chord diagramD MajorD ...... D#......E

Then:

A chord diagramFF    /F    /C    /C     /C     /G     /F   A chord diagramG+G   /C    /F   A chord diagramG+G   /C
A chord diagramFF   A chord diagramG+G   /C     /F   A chord diagramG+G   /C     /F     /F      /F      /G      /G
A chord diagramFF    /F    /C    /C     /F   A chord diagramG+G   /C     /C     /C
A chord diagramFF   A chord diagramG+G   /C       /F   A chord diagramG+G   /C     /C

Fading out:

A chord diagramFF  A chord diagramC majorC   /G   A chord diagramC majorC   /F  A chord diagramC majorC  /G   A chord diagramC majorC

Other versions of Paradise By The Dashboard Light

Paradise by the dashboard light (Ver. 2)Chords
Paradise by the dashboard light (Ver. 3)Chords

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