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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.



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