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: Roxanne by The Police :
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Composed by Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner alias Sting

Released in 1978



Arrangement and Tab by jazzmusx. It's all by ear so I couldn't promise 100% correctness.






Intro ( Part I ):

    Gm  

    Q   Q   Q   Q      Q   Q   Q   Q 
    .   .   .   .      .   .   .   .               
E |-3---3---3---3----|-3---3---3---3----|
B |-3---3---3---3----|-3---3---3---3----|
G |-3---3---3---3----|-3---3---3---3----|
D |------------------|------------------|
A |------------------|------------------|
E |------------------|------------------|



Intro ( Part II ) &/ Verse:


    Gm                 F                  Gm/Eb or Ebmaj7    F/D or Dm7       
        
    Q   Q   Q   Q      Q   Q   Q   Q      Q   Q   Q   Q      Q   Q   Q   Q      
    .   .   .   .      .   .   .   .      .   .   .   .      .   .   .   . 
E |-3---3---3---3----|-1---1---1---1----|-6---6---6---6----|-5---5---5---5----|
B |-3---3---3---3----|-1---1---1---1----|-8---8---8---8----|-6---6---6---6----|
G |-3---3---3---3----|-2---2---2---2----|-7---7---7---7----|-5---5---5---5----|
D |---5-5------------|---3-3------------|------------------|------------------|
A |------------------|------------------|---6-6------------|---5-5------------|
E |------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
      E E                E E                E E                E E
      . .                . .                . .                . .


    Cm                 Fsus4              G7sus4  
        
    Q   Q   Q   Q      Q   Q   Q   Q      W
    .   .   .   .      .   .   .   .     
E |-3---3---3---3----|-1---1---1---1----|-3----------------|------------------|
B |-4---4---4---4----|-1---1---1---1----|-3----------------|------------------|
G |-5---5---5---5----|-3---3---3---3----|-5----------------|------------------|
D |------------------|------------------|-3----------------|------------------|
A |---3-3------------|------------------|-5----------------|------------------|
E |------------------|---1-1------------|-3----------------|------------------|
      E E                E E 
      . .                . .
          
            
Pre-Chorus:


    Cm                 Fsus4              Gsus4                           

    Q   Q   Q   Q      Q   Q   Q   Q      Q   Q   Q   Q      Q   Q   Q   Q     
    .   .   .   .      .   .   .   .      .   .   .   .      .   .   .   .  
E |-3---3---3---3----|-1---1---1---1----|-3---3---3---3----|-3---3---3---3----|
B |-4---4---4---4----|-1---1---1---1----|-3---3---3---3----|-3---3---3---3----|
G |-5---5---5---5----|-3---3---3---3----|-5---5---5---5----|-5---5---5---5----|
D |------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
A |---3-3------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
E |------------------|---1-1------------|---3-3------------|---3-3------------|
      E E                E E                E E                E E
      . .                . .                . .                . .

          
    Cm                 Fsus4              Gsus4                        Cm  Bb 

    Q   Q   Q   Q      Q   Q   Q   Q      W                  E E E E E Q   Q ----- 
    .   .   .   .      .   .   .   .                         . . . . . .
E |-3---3---3---3----|-1---1---1---1----|-3----------------|-----------3---6--|
B |-4---4---4---4----|-1---1---1---1----|-3----------------|-----------4---6--|
G |-5---5---5---5----|-3---3---3---3----|-5----------------|-----------5---7--|
D |------------------|------------------|-3----------------|-----------5---6--|
A |---3-3------------|------------------|-5----------------|-----------3---6--|
E |------------------|---1-1------------|-3----------------|-3-3-3-3-3-----6--|
      E E                E E
      . .                . .
          
          
          
          
Chorus:


    Bb                           Eb  F                                               F   Gm

--- E E E E E E E E    E E E E E Q   Q --- E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E     E  E  E  E  E  Q   Q -----
      . . . . . . .    . . . . . .            .  .  .  .  .  .  .     .  .  .  .  .  .
E |-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6--|-6-6-6-6-6-6---8---|-8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8---|-8--8--8--8--8--1---3---|
B |-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6--|-6-6-6-6-6-8---10--|-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10--|-10-10-10-10-10-1---3---|
G |-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--|-7-7-7-7-7-8---10--|-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10--|-10-10-10-10-10-2---4---|
D |-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8--|-8-8-8-8-8-8---10--|-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10--|-10-10-10-10-10-3---5---|
A |-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8--|-8-8-8-8-8-6---8---|-8--8--8--8--7--8--8--8---|-7--8--8--8--8--3---5---|
E |-6-6-6-6-5-6-6-6--|-5-6-6-6-6---------|--------------------------|----------------1---3---|


    Gm                           F   Bb                                Eb  F

--- E E E E E E E E    E E E E E Q   Q -- Q E E E E E E E    E E E E E Q   Q -----
      . . . . . . .    . . . . . .          . . . . . . .    . . . . . .
E |-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--|-3-3-3-3-3-1---1--|-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1--|-1-1-1-1-1-6---8---|
B |-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--|-3-3-3-3-3-1---3--|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--|-3-3-3-3-3-8---10--|
G |-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4--|-4-4-4-4-4-2---3--|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--|-3-3-3-3-3-8---10--|
D |-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--|-5-5-5-5-5-3---3--|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--|-3-3-3-3-3-8---10--|
A |-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--|-5-5-5-5-5-3---1--|-1-1-1-1-0-1-1-1--|-0-1-1-1-1-6---8---|
E |-3-3-3-3-1-3-3-3--|-1-3-3-3-3-1------|------------------|-------------------|


    F                                                     G7sus4

--- E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E     E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E     W                                E
       .  .  .  .  .  .  .     .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                                      .
E |-8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8---|-8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8---|-3----------------|------------------|
B |-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10--|-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10--|-3----------------|------------------|
G |-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10--|-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10--|-5----------------|------------------|
D |-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10--|-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10--|-3----------------|------------------|
A |-8--8--8--8--7--8--8--8---|-7--8--8--8--8--8--8--8---|-5----------------|------------------|
E |--------------------------|--------------------------|-3----------------|---------------1--|




After Chorus:


    Gm                 Gm/F               Gm                 Gm/F
        
    Q   Q   Q   Q      Q   Q   Q   Q      Q   Q   Q   Q      Q   Q   Q   Q     
    .   .   .   .      .   .   .   .      .   .   .   .      .   .   .   .    
E |-3---3---3---3----|-3---3---3---3----|-3---3---3---3----|-3---3---3---3----|
B |-3---3---3---3----|-3---3---3---3----|-3---3---3---3----|-3---3---3---3----|
G |-3---3---3---3----|-3---3---3---3----|-3---3---3---3----|-3---3---3---3----|
D |------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
A |------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
E |-3-------------3--|-1-------------1--|-3-------------3--|-1----------------|
    E             E    E             E    E             E    E 
    .             .    .             .    .             .    . 
        



        
Lyrics & Chords:
        


Verse I:


   Gm      F
Roxanne, 
                 Ebmaj7                Dm7
you don't have to put on the red light
Cm                 Fsus4
  Those days are over
                 G7sus4
You don't have to sell your body to the night


  Gm      F
Roxanne, 
                   Ebmaj7               Dm7
you don't have to wear that dress tonight
Cm                        Fsus4
  Walk the streets for money
          G7sus4
You don't care if it's wrong or if it's right



Pre-Chorus:


  Cm      Fsus4
Roxanne, 
                   Gsus4
you don't have to put on the red light

  Cm      Fsus4
Roxanne,
                    G7sus4        
you don't have to put on the red light




Chorus I:
 

Cm    Bb
(Rox--anne) 
       put on the red light

Eb    F
(Rox--anne) 
       put on the red light

F     Gm
(Rox--anne) 
       put on the red light

F     Bb
(Rox--anne) 
       put on the red light

Eb    F
(Rox--anne) 
       put on the red light

G7sus4
 Ohh....



After Chorus:
 
Gm  Gm/F  Gm  Gm/F

 
 
Verse II:


   Gm                       F
I loved you since I knew ya
      Ebmaj7               Dm7
I wouldn't talk down to ya
   Cm                    Fsus4
I have to tell you just how I feel
          G7sus4
I won't share you with another boy


    Gm                      F
I know my mind is made up
   Ebmaj7               Dm7
So put away your make-up
Cm                    Fsus4
 Told you once I won't tell you again: 
        G7sus4
It's a bad way



Pre-Chorus:


  Cm      Fsus4
Roxanne, 
                   Gsus4
you don't have to put on the red light

  Cm      Fsus4
Roxanne,
                  G7sus4        
you don't have to put on the red light



Chorus II:
 

Cm    Bb
(Rox--anne) 
       put on the red light

Eb    F
(Rox--anne) 
       put on the red light

F     Gm
(Rox--anne) 
       put on the red light

F     Bb
(Rox--anne) 
       put on the red light

Eb    F
(Rox--anne) 
       put on the red light
           
F     Gm
(Rox--anne) 
       put on the red light
           
F     Bb
(Rox--anne) 
       put on the red light

Eb    F
(Rox--anne) 
       put on the red light 






Duration Legend
---------------

M  - duplex longa
L  - longa
D  - double whole  
W  - Whole
H  - half
Q  - quarter
E  - 8th
S  - 16th
T  - 32nd
X  - 64th
.  - note dotted    (on the right of the Letter)
.  - staccato       (under the Letter)
|-n-|  - n-tuplets

            
            
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pfirsichmaster99 10 May 03, 2016 09:14 AM

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