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Song: Message in a Bottle - The Police
Tabbed By: Joe Holingshead (KSA-Tekken@worldnet.att.net)
Date: 03/17/01
Comments:  I tabbed out the whole song since the other versions of this song out
there didn't satisfy me.  I hope it sounds good and is almost perfect.  Shouldn't
kid myself =).

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Chords:

        C#add9                Aadd9                Badd9               F#add9
      x 4 6 8 x x          x 0 2 4 x x          x 2 4 6 x x          2 4 6 x x x

          AV                   DV                  EVII                AVtypeII
      5 7 7 6 x x          x 5 7 7 7 x          x 7 9 9 9 x          5 7 7 6 x x

        DVtypeII            EVIItypeII           F#IItypeII           C#IVtypeII
      x 5 7 7 7 x          x 7 9 9 9 x          2 4 4 3 x x          X 4 6 6 5 4

          AV               F#IItypeIII
      5 7 7 6 5 5          2 4 4 3 2 2

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Gtr I (E A D G B E) - 'Standard'

  Tempo = 150

  Guitar I:

   E  E  E Q  E  E Q  E  E Q  E  E E 10x
e|------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------o|
G|-------8-------4-------6------------|
D|----6-------2-------4----------6-7--|
A|-4-------0-------2----------4------o|
E|-------------------------2----------|
  Just a castaway
  An island lost at sea
  Another lonely day
  With no one here but me
  More loneliness
  Than any man could bear
  Rescue me before I fall into despair

   PM----------------|
   E  E  E  E  E  E  E   H   Q
e|------------------------------||
B|-----------------------7---9-o||
G|-6--6--6--6--6--6--6---7---9--||
D|-7--7--7--7--7--7--7---7---9--||
A|-7--7--7--7--7--7--7---5---7-o||
E|-5--5--5--5--5--5--5----------||
  I'll send an SOS to the world
  I'll send an SOS to the world


   PM----------------------------------------|
   E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  3x
e|-------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7-o|
G|-3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--|
D|-4--4--4--4--4--4--4--4--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--|
A|-4--4--4--4--4--4--4--4--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5-o|
E|-2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--------------------------|
  I hope that someone gets my
  I hope that someone gets my
  I hope that someone gets my


   H    H    H    H    H    H    W
e|-4----5----4----5----4----5----2-|
B|-5----5----5----5----5----5----2-|
G|-6----6----6----6----6----6----3-|
D|-6----7----6----7----6----7----4-|
A|-4----7----4----7----4----7----4-|
E|------5---------5---------5----2-|
  Message in the bottle, Message in the bottle

   E  E  E Q   E  E Q  E  E Q  E  E E  8x
e|-------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------o|
G|-------8--------4-------6------------|
D|----6--------2-------4----------6-7--|
A|-4-------0--------2----------4------o|
E|--------------------------2----------|
  A year has passed since I wrote my note
  But I should have known this right from the start
  Only hope can keep me together
  Love can mend your life
  But love can break your heart

   PM----------------|
   E  E  E  E  E  E  E    H   Q
e|-------------------------------||
B|------------------------7---9-o||
G|-6--6--6--6--6--6--6----7---9--||
D|-7--7--7--7--7--7--7----7---9--||
A|-7--7--7--7--7--7--7----5---7-o||
E|-5--5--5--5--5--5--5-----------||
  I'll send an SOS to the world
  I'll send an SOS to the world

   PM----------------------------------------|
   E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  3x
e|----------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------7--7--7--7--7--7--7--|
G|-3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--|
D|-4--4--4--4--4--4--4--4--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--|
A|-4--4--4--4--4--4--4--4--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--|
E|-2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2-----------------------|
  I hope that someone gets my
  I hope that someone gets my
  I hope that someone gets my

   H    H    H    H    H    H    H    H    H    H    H    H    H    H    W
e|-4----5----4----5----4----5----4----5----4----5----4----5----4----5----2-|
B|-5----5----5----5----5----5----5----5----5----5----5----5----5----5----2-|
G|-6----6----6----6----6----6----6----6----6----6----6----6----6----6----3-|
D|-6----7----6----7----6----7----6----7----6----7----6----7----6----7----4-|
A|-4----7----4----7----4----7----4----7----4----7----4----7----4----7----4-|
E|------5---------5---------5---------5---------5---------5---------5----2-|
  Message in the bottle, Message in the bottle, Message in the bottle,
  Message in the bottle, yeah

   E  E  E Q   E  E Q  E  E Q  E  E E  8x
e|-------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------o|
G|-------8--------4-------6------------|
D|----6--------2-------4----------6-7--|
A|-4-------0--------2----------4------o|
E|--------------------------2----------|
  Walked out this morning
  Don't believe what I saw
  A hundred billion bottles
  Washed up on the shore
  Seems I'm not alone at being alone
  Hundred billion castaways
  Looking for a home

  PM----------------|
   E  E  E  E  E  E  E    H   Q
e|-------------------------------||
B|------------------------7---9-o||
G|-6--6--6--6--6--6--6----7---9--||
D|-7--7--7--7--7--7--7----7---9--||
A|-7--7--7--7--7--7--7----5---7-o||
E|-5--5--5--5--5--5--5-----------||
  I'll send an SOS to the world
  I'll send an SOS to the world

   PM----------------------------------------|
   E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  3x
e|----------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------7--7--7--7--7--7--7--|
G|-3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--|
D|-4--4--4--4--4--4--4--4--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--|
A|-4--4--4--4--4--4--4--4--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--|
E|-2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2-----------------------|
  I hope that someone gets my
  I hope that someone gets my
  I hope that someone gets my

   H    H    H    H    H    H    H    H    H    H    H    H    H    H    W
e|-4----5----4----5----4----5----4----5----4----5----4----5----4----5----2-|
B|-5----5----5----5----5----5----5----5----5----5----5----5----5----5----2-|
G|-6----6----6----6----6----6----6----6----6----6----6----6----6----6----3-|
D|-6----7----6----7----6----7----6----7----6----7----6----7----6----7----4-|
A|-4----7----4----7----4----7----4----7----4----7----4----7----4----7----4-|
E|------5---------5---------5---------5---------5---------5---------5----2-|
  Message in the bottle, Message in the bottle, Message in the bottle,
  Message in the bottle, yeah

   E  E  E Q   E  E Q  E  E Q  E  E E  27x
e|-------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------o|
G|-------8--------4-------6------------|
D|----6--------2-------4----------6-7--|
A|-4-------0--------2----------4------o|
E|--------------------------2----------|
  (Play 4 times then start lyrics)
  I'm sending out an SOS (repeat until fade out)

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Lyrics:
Just a castaway
An island lost at sea
Another lonely day
With no one here but me
More loneliness
Than any man could bear
Rescue me before I fall into despair

I'll send an SOS to the world
I'll send an SOS to the world
I hope that someone gets my
I hope that someone gets my
I hope that someone gets my
Message in a bottle

A year has passed since I wrote my note
But I should have known this right from the start
Only hope can keep me together
Love can mend your life
But love can break your heart

I'll send an SOS to the world
I'll send an SOS to the world
I hope that someone gets my
I hope that someone gets my
I hope that someone gets my
Message in a bottle

Walked out this morning
Don't believe what I saw
A hundred billion bottles
Washed up on the shore
Seems I'm not alone at being alone
A hundred billion castaways
Looking for a home

I'll send an SOS to the world
I'll send an SOS to the world
I hope that someone gets my
I hope that someone gets my
I hope that someone gets my
Message in a bottle

I'm sending out an SOS (repeat until fade out)


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| x  Dead note
| PM Palm mute

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sean the third 59 wrote on December 1 2005, 04:55 pm

top marks mate, quality tab

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Sgt. Pepper 164 wrote on March 18 2006, 08:09 am

What about the small lead part between the A and F# in the chorus?

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Gonza 361 wrote on July 10 2006, 09:06 am

Good work

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