Artist Bonnie Tyler
Album Secret Dreams and Forbidden Fire
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Am
Where have all the good men gone
    G
And where are all the gods?
Am
Where's the street-wise Hercules
    C
To fight the rising odds?
Am                           G
Isn't there a white knight upon a fiery steed?
 F                                   G
Late at night I toss and turn and dream
            - G let ring-
of what I need

Chorus:
         Am        F
I need a hero
                      C                        G
I'm holding out for a hero 'til the end of the night
              Am
He's gotta be strong
                 F
And he's gotta be fast
        C                       G
And he's gotta be fresh from the fight
        Am      F
I need a hero
                   C                         G
I'm holding out for a hero 'til the morning light
              Am
He's gotta be sure
                  F
And it's gotta be soon
                C             G -Let Ring-
And he's gotta be larger than life

larger then life


Am  F  C  G -x2-
Do do do do do do do do do do
Do do do do do do


Am
Somewhere after midnight
      F
In my wildest fantasy
Am
Somewhere just beyond my reach
        G
There's someone reaching back for me
Am                        G
Racing on the thunder and rising with the heat
F                                          - C -
Isn't there a superman to sweep me off my feet?

Chorus:
  Am        F
I need a hero
                      C                        G
I'm holding out for a hero 'til the end of the night
              Am
He's gotta be strong
                 F
And he's gotta be fast
        C                       G
And he's gotta be fresh from the fight
        Am      F
I need a hero
                   C                         G
I'm holding out for a hero 'til the morning light
              Am
He's gotta be sure
                  F
And it's gotta be soon
                C             G -Let Ring-
And he's gotta be larger than life

larger then life

- F / Am -
Up where the mountains meet the heavens above
G
Out where the lightning splits the sea
   Am
I could swear that there's someone, somewhere
C        -Am -
Watching me
F
Through the wind and the chill and the rain
G
And the storm and the raging flood
C              G
I can feel his approach
        C           G
just Like the fire in my blood

          Am
Ill meet a hero
    F          C                  G
And then we'll dance till morning light
          C
Dreaming he'll leave me,
      F                  G
He'll die tonight's the night

Chorus:
  Am        F
I need a hero
                      C                        G
I'm holding out for a hero 'til the end of the night
              Am
He's gotta be strong
                 F
And he's gotta be fast
        C                       G
And he's gotta be fresh from the fight
        Am      F
I need a hero
                   C                         G
I'm holding out for a hero 'til the morning light
              Am
He's gotta be sure
                  F
And it's gotta be soon
                C             G -Let Ring-
And he's gotta be larger than life

larger then life.
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Emma Hogle
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Emma Hogle

What is the strumming pattern?

Killjoy87
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Killjoy87

Yeah theyre definitely the words pls can this be fixed

Niamh
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Niamh

Right before the last chorus, the lyrics should be {” I’ll meet a hero, and then well dance till the morning light dreaming he’ll lead me, held tight tonight’s the night”} not “dreaming he’ll leave me he’ll die tonight’s the night’m

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