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              Shape of my Heart - Sting
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Album: Ten Summoner's Tales
Artist: Sting and Dominic Miller
Tabbed by: Joel C.
Email: jcboxfr AT yahoo DOT fr

One very important thing: Dominic Miller play some of the bass notes 
slightly before the beat, like a rake or a syncopation.
I marked those bass notes with a sign ^
It really add some dimension to the guitar part.
Also, you may have to work a bit on stretching your fingers on this one :-)

Structure: P1 P2a P1 P2b P1 P2c P1 P2d P1 P2e 
           P1 P3 P4 P1 P2c P1 P2c P1 P5 P6

P2 b,c,d,e are just slight variations of P2a


[P1: Time 00:00]

   F#m             E6                 D6              C#sus4  C#7       
e|----------------------------------|----------------------------------|
B|-10--------10----9---------9------|-7---------7-----7-------6--------|
G|-------6---------------6----------|-------4-------------4------------|
D|----------------------------------|----------------------------------|
A|-----9-----------7---7------------|-5---5---------5-4----------------|
E|----------------------------------|----------------------------------|
   * | | | * | | | * | | | * | | |    * | | | * | | | * | | | * | | |   
                   ^                  ^                                 

   D/F#            E6                 D6              C#sus4  C#7       
e|----------------------------------|----------------------------------|
B|-10--------10----9---------9------|-7---------7-----7-------6--------|
G|-------7---------------6----------|-------4-------------4------------|
D|----------------------------------|----------------------------------|
A|-----9-----------7---7------------|-5---5---------5-4-------------4--|
E|----------------------------------|----------------------------------|
   * | | | * | | | * | | | * | | |    * | | | * | | | * | | | * | | |   
                   ^                  ^                                 


P2a: Time 00:12

   D6                                 Asus2  A5        C#                
e|---------------5------------------| ----------------------------------|
B|-------7-------------7------------| -5-----5-----------------6--------|
G|-----4-----4-------------4--------|2h4-----2-----2--------------------|
D|----------------------------------| -2-----2-------------6------------|
A|-5--------------------------------| -----------------4----------------|
E|----------------------------------| -5--------------------------------|
   * | | | * | | | * | | | * | | |     * | | | * | | | * | | | * | | |   
                                       ^                                 

   D               G#m11              F#m strum lightly                 
e|----------------------------------|-2--------------------------------|
B|-7-----5---------2----------------|-2--------------------------------|
G|-------------7---4-----4-----2----|-2--------------------------------|
D|-7---------------4----------------|-4--------------------------------|
A|-5--------------------------------|-4--------------------------------|
E|-----------------4----------------|-2--------------------------------|
   * | | | * | | | * | | | * | | |    * | | | * | | | * | | | * | | |   


P2b: Time 00:34

   D6                                 Asus2  A5        C#                
e|----------------------------------| ----------------------------------|
B|-------7-----------------7--------| -5-----5-----------------6--------|
G|-----4-----4h6-4------------------|2h4-----2--------------------------|
D|----------------------------------| -2-----2-------------6------------|
A|-5--------------------------------| -----------------4----------------|
E|----------------------------------| -5--------------------------------|
   * | | | * | | | * | | | * | | |     * | | | * | | | * | | | * | | |   
                                       ^                                 

   D               G#m11              F#m strum lightly                 
e|-----------------2----------------|-2--------------------------------|
B|-7-----7---------2----------------|-2--------------------------------|
G|-----------------4----------------|-2--------------------------------|
D|-7-----7---------4----------------|-4--------------------------------|
A|-5--------------------------------|-4--------------------------------|
E|-----------------4----------------|-2--------------------------------|
   * | | | * | | | * | | | * | | |    * | | | * | | | * | | | * | | |   


P2c: Time 00:56

   D6                                 Asus2  A5        C#                
e|----------------------------------| ----------------------------------|
B|-------7-----------------7--------| -5-----5-----------------6--------|
G|-----4-----4h6-4------------------|2h4-----2--------------------------|
D|----------------------------------| -2-----2-------------6------------|
A|-5--------------------------------| -----------------4----------------|
E|----------------------------------| -5--------------------------------|
   * | | | * | | | * | | | * | | |     * | | | * | | | * | | | * | | |   
                                       ^                                 

   D               G#m11              F#m strum lightly                 
e|-----------------2----------------|-2--------------------------------|
B|-7-----7-----7---2----------------|-2--------------------------------|
G|-----------------4----------------|-2--------------------------------|
D|-7-----7---------4----------------|-4--------------------------------|
A|-5--------------------------------|-4--------------------------------|
E|-----------------4----------------|-2--------------------------------|
   * | | | * | | | * | | | * | | |    * | | | * | | | * | | | * | | |   


[P2d: Time 01:18]

   D6                                 Asus2  A5        C#                
e|----------------------------------| ----------------------------------|
B|-------7-----------------7--------| -5-----5-----------------6--------|
G|-----4-----4h6-4-----4------------|2h4-----2--------------------------|
D|----------------------------------| -2-----2-------------6------------|
A|-5--------------------------------| -----------------4----------------|
E|----------------------------------| -5--------------------------------|
   * | | | * | | | * | | | * | | |     * | | | * | | | * | | | * | | |   
                                       ^                                 

   D               G#m11              F#m strum lightly                 
e|-----------------2-----2-----2----|-2--------------------------------|
B|-7-----7-----7---2-----2-----2----|-2--------------------------------|
G|-----------------4-----4-----4----|-2--------------------------------|
D|-7-----7---------4-----4-----4----|-4--------------------------------|
A|-5--------------------------------|-4--------------------------------|
E|-----------------4-----4-----4----|-2--------------------------------|
   * | | | * | | | * | | | * | | |    * | | | * | | | * | | | * | | |   


[P2e: Time 01:39]

   D6                                 Asus2  A5        C#                
e|----------------------------------| ----------------------------------|
B|-------7-----------------7--------| -5-----5-----------------6--------|
G|-----4-----4h6-4------------------|2h4-----2--------------------------|
D|----------------------------------| -2-----2-------------6------------|
A|-5--------------------------------| -----------------4----------------|
E|----------------------------------| -5--------------------------------|
   * | | | * | | | * | | | * | | |     * | | | * | | | * | | | * | | |   
                                       ^                                 

   D               G#m11              F#m strum lightly                 
e|-----------------2----------------|-2--------------------------------|
B|-7-----7-----7---2----------------|-2--------------------------------|
G|-----------------4----------------|-2--------------------------------|
D|-7-----7---------4----------------|-4--------------------------------|
A|-5--------------------------------|-4--------------------------------|
E|-----------------4----------------|-2--------------------------------|
   * | | | * | | | * | | | * | | |    * | | | * | | | * | | | * | | |   


[P3: Time 02:01]

   D6                                 Asus2  A5        C#                
e|----------------------------------| ----------------------------------|
B|-------7-----------------7--------| -5-----5-----------------6--------|
G|-----4-----4h6-4-----4------------|2h4-----2--------------------------|
D|----------------------------------| -2-----2-------------6------------|
A|-5--------------------------------| -----------------4----------------|
E|----------------------------------| -5--------------------------------|
   * | | | * | | | * | | | * | | |     * | | | * | | | * | | | * | | |   
                                       ^                                 

   D               G#m11              F#m             F#m7              
e|-----------------2-----2-----2----|-2-------2-------2-------2--------|
B|-7-----7-----7---2-----2-----2----|-2-------2-------2-------2--------|
G|-----------------4-----4-----4----|-2-------2-------2-------2--------|
D|-7-----7---------4-----4-----4----|-4-------4-------2-------2--------|
A|-5--------------------------------|-4-------4-------4-------4--------|
E|-----------------4-----4-----4----|-2-------2-------2-------2--------|
   * | | | * | | | * | | | * | | |    * | | | * | | | * | | | * | | |   

   Dmaj7             
e|------------------|
B|-2-----2-----2----| One bar in 2/4 before coming back to 4/4
G|-2-----2-----2----|
D|-4-----4-----4----|
A|-5-----5-----5----|
E|------------------|
   * | | | * | | |   

   G#m11                                          ...shape of my...     
e|-2-------2-------2-------2-----2--|----------------------------------|
B|-2-------2-------2-------2-----2--|----------------------------------|
G|-4-------4-------4-------4-----4--|----------------------------------|
D|-4-------4-------4-------4-----4--|----------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------|----------------------------------|
E|-4-------4-------4-------4-----4--|----------------------------------|
   * | | | * | | | * | | | * | | |    * | | | * | | | * | | | * | | |   


[P4: Time 02:19]

   C#m             B6                 F#m             G#7sus4  G#7      
e|----------------------------------|----------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------|----------------------------------|
G|-9---------9-----8---------8------|-6---------6-----6-------5--------|
D|-------6---------------6----------|-------4-------------4------------|
A|----------------------------------|----------------------------------|
E|-----9-----------7---7------------|-5---5---------5-4----------------|
   * | | | * | | | * | | | * | | |    * | | | * | | | * | | | * | | |   
                   ^                  ^                                 

   A/C#            B6                 F#m             G#7sus4  G#7      
e|----------------------------------|----------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------|----------------------------------|
G|-9---------9-----8---------8------|-6---------6-----6-------5--------|
D|-------7---------------6----------|-------4-------------4------------|
A|----------------------------------|----------------------------------|
E|-----9-----------7---7------------|-5---5---------5-4-------------4--|
   * | | | * | | | * | | | * | | |    * | | | * | | | * | | | * | | |   
                   ^                  ^                                 

   Aadd6                              E7              G#7               
e|----------------------------------|----------------------------------|
B|---------------5------------------|-------0--------------------------|
G|-------6-------------6------------|-------1----------------(5)-------|
D|-----4-----4-------------4--------|------(0)----------------4--------|
A|----------------------------------|---------------------6------------|
E|-5--------------------------(5)---|-0-----0---------4----------------|
   * | | | * | | | * | | | * | | |    * | | | * | | | * | | | * | | |   

   A               D#m7               C#m             C#m7              
e|-----------------4-------4--------|-4-----4-4-------4-----4-4--------|
B|-5-----5---5-----4-------4--------|-5-----5-5-------5-----5-5--------|
G|-6-----6---6-----6-------6--------|-6-----6-6-------4-----4-4--------|
D|-7-----7---7-----4-------4--------|-6-----6-6-------6-----6-6--------|
A|-7-----7---7-----6-------6--------|-4-----4-4-------4-----4-4--------|
E|-5-----5---5----------------------|----------------------------------|
   * | | | * | | | * | | | * | | |    * | | | * | | | * | | | * | | |   

   A               D#m7  Let ring     C#m  Let ring                     
e|-----------------4----------------|-0--------------------------------|
B|-5-----5---5-----4----------------|-0--------------------------------|
G|-6-----6---6-----6----------------|-6--------------------------------|
D|-7-----7---7-----4----------------|-7--------------------------------|
A|-7-----7---7-----6----------------|-7--------------------------------|
E|-5-----5---5----------------------|-5--------------------------------|
   * | | | * | | | * | | | * | | |    * | | | * | | | * | | | * | | |   


[P5: Time 03:41]

   D6                                 Asus2  A5        C#                
e|----------------------------------| ----------------------------------|
B|-------7---7---7---------7--------| -5-----5-----------------6--------|
G|-----4-----4h6-4-----4------------|2h4-----2--------------------------|
D|----------------------------------| -2-----2-------------6------------|
A|-5--------------------------------| -----------------4----------------|
E|----------------------------------| -5--------------------------------|
   * | | | * | | | * | | | * | | |     * | | | * | | | * | | | * | | |   
                                       ^                                 

   D               G#m11              F#m             F#m7              
e|-----------------2-----2-----2----|-2-------2-------2-------2--------|
B|-7-----7-----7---2-----2-----2----|-2-------2-------2-------2--------|
G|-----------------4-----4-----4----|-2-------2-------2-------2--------|
D|-7-----7---------4-----4-----4----|-4-------4-------2-------2--------|
A|-5--------------------------------|-4-------4-------4-------4--------|
E|-----------------4-----4-----4----|-2-------2-------2-------2--------|
   * | | | * | | | * | | | * | | |    * | | | * | | | * | | | * | | |   

   Dmaj7           G#m11              F#m             F#m7              
e|-----------------2-----2-----2----|-2-------2-------2-------2--------|
B|-2-----2-----2---2-----2-----2----|-2-------2-------2-------2--------|
G|-2-----2-----2---4-----4-----4----|-2-------2-------2-------2--------|
D|-4-----4-----4---4-----4-----4----|-4-------4-------2-------2--------|
A|-5-----5-----5--------------------|-4-------4-------4-------4--------|
E|-----------------4-----4-----4----|-2-------2-------2-------2--------|
   * | | | * | | | * | | | * | | |    * | | | * | | | * | | | * | | |   

   Dmaj7             
e|------------------|
B|-2-----2-----2----| One bar in 2/4 before coming back to 4/4
G|-2-----2-----2----|
D|-4-----4-----4----|
A|-5-----5-----5----|
E|------------------|
   * | | | * | | |   

   G#m11                                          ...shape of my...     
e|-2-------2------------------------|-2--------------------------------|
B|-2-------2------------------------|-2--------------------------------|
G|-4-------4------------------------|-4--------------------------------|
D|-4-------4------------------------|-4--------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------|----------------------------------|
E|-4-------4------------------------|-4--------------------------------|
   * | | | * | | | * | | | * | | |    * | | | * | | | * | | | * | | |   


[P6: Time 04:04]

   F#m             E6                 D6              C#sus4  C#7       
e|----------------------------------|----------------------------------|
B|-10--------10----9---------9------|-7---------7-----7-------6--------|
G|-------6---------------6----------|-------4-------------4------------|
D|----------------------------------|----------------------------------|
A|-----9-----------7---7------------|-5---5---------5-4----------------|
E|----------------------------------|----------------------------------|
   * | | | * | | | * | | | * | | |    * | | | * | | | * | | | * | | |   
                   ^                  ^                                 

   Bm7             A                  Fdim/G# (?)     C#7addA (?)       
e|----------------------------------|-------------------------4--------|
B|-3---------3-----2---------2------|-----------------------6----------|
G|----------------------------------|-4---------4---------4------------|
D|-------4---------------2----------|-------3-----------7--------------|
A|-----2-----------0---0------------|-----------------4----------------|
E|----------------------------------|-----4----------------------------|
   * | | | * | | | * | | | * | | |    * | | | * | | | * | | | * | | |   
                   ^                                                    

   F#m               
e|-2----------------|
B|-2----------------| Let ring...
G|-2----------------|
D|-4----------------|
A|-4----------------|
E|-2----------------|
   * | | | * | | |   

End


Lyrics:

Shape of my Heart

He deals the cards as a meditation
And those he plays never suspect
He doesn't play for the money he wins
He doesn't play for respect
He deals the cards to find the answer
The sacred geometry of chance
The hidden laws of a probable outcome
The numbers lead a dance

I know that the spades are the swords of a soldier
I know that the clubs are weapons of war
I know that diamonds mean money for this art
But that's not the shape of my heart

He may play the jack of diamonds
He may lay the queen of spades
He may conceal a king in his hand
While the memory of it fades

I know that the spades are the swords of a soldier
I know that the clubs are weapons of war
I know that diamonds mean money for this art
But that's not the shape of my heart
That's not the shape, the shape of my heart

And if I told you that I loved you
You'd maybe think there's something wrong
I'm not a man of too many faces
The mask I wear is one
Those who speak know nothing
And find out to their cost
Like those who curse their luck in too many places
And those who fear are lost

I know that the spades are the swords of a soldier
I know that the clubs are weapons of war
I know that diamonds mean money for this art
But that's not the shape of my heart
That's not the shape of my heart
That's not the shape, the shape of my heart

            
            
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wheredeadangels 10 Jan 15, 2014 07:43 AM

Excellent Tab...... very accurate ,,,

Can anyone tell me wht kind of nylon he uses in this video (link given on the description )

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scottmorrise 10 Mar 08, 2016 03:41 PM

Hooray! The only truly accurate version. Almost perfect.At the very end of P4 it should be an Asus2 chord and I think it is played in open position because I hear a slide on the strings in the acoustic version with Dominique Miller.

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diegales 34 Sep 08, 2016 11:29 PM

Fantastic, five stars! not sure about the Asus2 - A5 sequence in part 2 though... i'll look into it

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