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When The World Is Running Down chords

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Song: When the world is running down 
      you make the best of what's still around
Artist: The Police
Composer: Sting
Album: Zenyatta Mondatta

Tabbed by DJ ('DiddyD' at ultimateGuitar.com)
8th Dec 2016

N.B. 
Please IGNORE ANY POP-UP CHORD BOXES the website might
automatically suggest and use the typed shapes shown below:

C9sus4 = x33333   D9sus4 = x55555  Em11 = x75755  E5 = xxxx-12-12

*************************************************************************

[Intro]
   C9sus4          D9sus4         Em11           Em11
||:  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  / :||[x4]


[Verse 1]
C9sus4                 D9sus4
       Turn on my VCR,      ...same one I've had for years,
Em11                                    Em11
       James Brown on the T.A.M.I. show, ...same tape I've had for years,
C9sus4                     D9sus4
       I sit in my old car,     ...same one I've had for years,
Em11                                       Em11
       This old battery's running down, it ran for years and years!


[Verse 2]
C9sus4                   D9sus4
       Turn on the radio,      ...the static hurts my ears,
Em11                                 Em11
       Tell me, where would I go?  I ain't been out in years,
C9sus4                    D9sus4
       Turn on the stereo,     ...it's played for years and years,
Em11                         Em11
       An Otis Redding song,     ...it's all I own!


[Chorus]
         C9sus4           D9sus4
When the world is running down,
             Em11                          Em11
You make the best of what's still around,
         C9sus4           D9sus4
When the world is running down,
             Em11                          Em11
You make the best of what's still around!


[Verse 3]
C9sus4                   D9sus4
       Plug in my M.C.I.      ...to exercise my brain,
Em11                                 Em11
       Make records on my own, can't go out in the rain,
C9sus4                        D9sus4
       Pick up the telephone,     ...I've listened here for years,
Em11                                Em11
       No one to talk to me, I've listened here for years!


[Chorus]
         C9sus4           D9sus4
When the world is running down,
             Em11                          Em11
You make the best of what's still around,
         C9sus4               D9sus4
When the world is a - running down,
             Em11                          Em11
You make the best of what's still around!         Woh -oh!


[Bridge]
     E5 (Fades in)
||:  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  / :||[x4]


[Verse 4]
C9sus4                         D9sus4 
       When I feel lonely here,     ...don't waste my time with tears,
Em11                                 Em11
       I run 'Deep throat' again, it ran for years and years,
C9sus4                            D9sus4
       Don't like the food I eat,      ...the cans are running out,
Em11                                    Em11
       Same food for years and years, I hate the food I eat!


[Chorus]
         C9sus4               D9sus4
When the world is a - running down,
             Em11                          Em11
You make the best of what's still around,
         C9sus4           D9sus4
When the world is running down,
             Em11                          Em11
You make the best of what's still around!


[Chorus]
         C9sus4           D9sus4
When the world is running down,
             Em11                          Em11
You make the best of what's still around,
         C9sus4           D9sus4
When the world is running down,
             Em11                          Em11
You make the best of what's still around!         Woh -oh!


[Break]
    C9sus4        D9sus4          Em11           Em11
||:  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  / :||[x2]


[Coda]
C9sus4                 D9sus4
       Turn on my VCR,       ...same one I've had for years,
Em11                                    Em11
       James Brown on the T.A.M.I. show, ...same tape I've had for years,
C9sus4                      D9sus4
       I sit in my old car,      ...same one I've had for years,
Em11                                       Em11
       This old battery's running down, it ran for years and years!


[Suggestion for ending]
  C9sus4        D9sus4          Em11           Em11
|  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  /  |

  C9sus4        D9sus4          Em11
|  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  /  |   /  ||

**************************************************************************
For the ending, in some live performances, Andy Summers plays along
with the bass riff in unison:   

e |---------------|---------------|---------------|---------------|
B |---------------|---------------|---------------|---------------|
G |---------------|---------------|---------------|---------------|
D |---------------|---------------|---------------|---------------|
A |-1-3-3--p3-1-3-|-3-5-5--p5-3-5-|-5-7-7--p7-5-7-|-5-7-7--p7-5-7-|
E |---------------|---------------|---------------|---------------|

            
            
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maguri [tm] 32,102 Jul 21, 2017 06:21 AM

Great voicings, thank you!

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