Tainted Love Uke tab by Soft Cell

6 Chords used in the song: C, Em, G, E, Am, A

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Intro:

Em Em G G C C G G (x2)

Verse 1:

Em Em G G C C G G
Some-times, I feel, I've got to;
Em Em G G C C G G
Run a-way, I've got to;
Em Em G G C C
Get a-way,
G G Em Em G G C C G G
From the pain you drive in-to the heart of me.

Em Em G G C C G G
The love we share, seems to,
Em Em G G C C
Go no-where.
G G Em Em G G C C G G
And I've lost my light,
Em Em G G
For I toss and turn; I can't sleep at night.

Chorus 1:

E E G G
Once I ran to you, now I run from you,
C C
This tainted love you've given,
Am Am
I give you all a boy could give you.
A A
Take my tears and that's not nearly...
Em Em G G C C G G
All, Tainted love, oh, oh, oh,
Em Em G G C C G G
Tainted love.

Verse 2:

Em Em G G C C G G
Now I know, I've got to;
Em Em G G C C G G
Run a-way, I've got to;
Em Em G G C C
Get a-way.
G G Em Em G G
You don't really want any more from me.

Em Em G G C C
To make things right,
G G Em Em G G C C
You need some-one to hold you tight.
G G Em Em G G C C
And you think love is to pray,
G G Em Em G G
But I'm sorry, I don't pray that way.

Chorus 2:

E E G G
Once I ran to you, now I run from you,
C C

This tainted love you've given,
Am Am
I give you all a boy could give you.
A A
Take my tears and that's not nearly...
Em Em G G C C G G
All, Tainted love, oh, oh, oh,
Em Em G G C C G G
Tainted love.

Verse 3:

Em Em G G C C
Don't touch me, please,
G G Em Em G G C C
I can not stand the way you tease.
Em Em G G C C
I love you, though you hurt me so,
G G Em Em G G
Now I'm going to pack my things and go.

Coda:

Em Em G G C C G G
Tainted love, oh, oh, oh,
Em Em G G C C G G
Tainted love, oh, oh, oh.
Em Em G G C C G G
Tainted love, oh, oh, oh,
Em Em G G C C G G
Tainted love, oh, oh, oh.

Em Em G G C C G G
Touch me, baby, tainted love,
Em Em G G C C G G
Touch me, baby, tainted love.

Em Em G G C C G G
Tainted love, oh, oh, oh,
Em Em G G C C G G
Tainted love, oh, oh, oh.

 

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Eddy avatar
flag for ES(ISO2) (Las Galletas)
Nice one, cool song.
09 Dec 2009
About this song

"Tainted Love", composed by Ed Cobb, sung by Gloria Jones, attained worldwide fame after being covered by Soft Cell in 1981, and has since been covered by numerous other groups and artists. Soft Cell's record label chose to release "Tainted Love" on July 7, 1981 as the band's second single (their first was "Memorabilia", which did not chart). The label implied that this single would be Soft Cell's final release if the single did not sell. Produced by Mike Thorne, the track was recorded in a day and a half with the first of two vocal takes being ultimately used on the record.