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/ The Police / Reggatta de Blanc (1979) / Message in a Bottle bass tab

The Police
“Message in a Bottle”

Wait a couple of measures to bring in the bass

Verse

(1st time – 1st verse only)	(x7)
G|------------------------	G|--------------------
D|-------------------4444-	D|---------------4444-
A|--4\\-0--0h2--0h2222-----	A|--4\\-00--0h2222-----
E|------------------------	E|--------------------

Chorus

(x2)
G|-------------------
D|---------00002222--
A|-00000000----------
E|-------------------

(x3)
G|-------------------
D|-4444444400000000--
A|-------------------
E|-------------------

(watch the timing here – it’s tough to tab)
(x2)					(x1)
G|-------------------	G|-------------------------------
D|-------------------	D|-------------------------------
A|-4-4-4---40-0000---	A|-4-4-4---40-0000--4>(let ring)-
E|----------------44-	E|----------------44-------------

Verse
Chorus
Interlude (I usually fiddle with E2 and A4)
Verse
Chorus
Interlude (no bass)

Outro (“Sending out an SOS” part)
G|---------------------
D|---------------4444--
A|-4--2p0--0h2222------
E|---------------------

This is an up-tempo version we play.  The actual track has less bass during the verse.  The second and third choruses last a bit longer at the end.  Just listen to the song and you’ll figure it out.  We did and we’re not very good.



The Police albums
1983 Synchronicity
1981 Ghost in the Machine
1980 Zenyatta Mondatta
1979 Reggatta de Blanc
1978 Outlandos d'Amour
Reggatta de Blanc tabs
01Message in a Bottle tabbass tab
04Bring on the Night tabbass tab
05Deathwish tabbass tab
06Walking on the Moon tabbass tab
07On Any Other Day tabbass tab
08The Bed's Too Big Without You tabbass tab
09Contact tabbass tab
11No Time This Time tabbass tab

 

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