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 transcribed by Jimmy Cafarella

Author/Artist: The Police
Title: Message in a Bottle


 intro
   C#     A       B       F#
-|--------------------------------|
-|--------------------------------|
-|-----8-------4-------6----------|
-|---6-------2-------4---------6/7|
-|-4------0-------2----------4----|
-|------------------------2-------|


-|--------------------------------|
-|--------------------------------|
-|-----8-------4-------6----------|
-|---6-------2-------4---------6/7|
-|-4------0-------2----------4----|
-|------------------------2-------|


 verse
-|--------------------------------|
-|--------------------------------|
-|-----8-------4-------6----------|
-|---6-------2-------4---------6/7|play 8 times
-|-4------0-------2----------4----|
-|------------------------2-------|


 
 chorus
   A               D       E
-|----------------------------------|
-|----------------------------------|
-|-----------------7-7-7---9---9-9-9|
-|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7---9---9-9-9|play twice
-|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-5-5-5---7---7-7-7|
-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5------------------|
 
   F#              D           
-|--------------------------------|
-|--------------------------------|
-|--------------------------------|
-|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7|play twice
-|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5|
-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5|
 
   F#              D              C# A
-|------------------------------------|
-|------------------------------------|
-|------------------------------------|
-|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--6--7|
-|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--4--7|
-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--4--5|
 
   C# A  C# A  F#
-|--------------|
-|--------------|
-|--------------|
-|-6--7--6--7--4|play fill over this
-|-4--7--4--7--4|
-|-4--5--4--5--2|



 fill
-|--------------|
-|--------------|
-|-12b--9-11-11b|
-|--------------|
-|--------------|
-|--------------|



 verse again


 2nd chorus
-|----------------------------------|
-|----------------------------------|
-|-----------------7-7-7---9---9-9-9|
-|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7---9---9-9-9|play twice
-|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-5-5-5---7---7-7-7|
-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5------------------|
 

-|--------------------------------|
-|--------------------------------|
-|--------------------------------|
-|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7|play twice
-|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5|
-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5|
 

-|------------------------------------|
-|------------------------------------|
-|------------------------------------|
-|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--6--7|
-|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--4--7|
-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--4--5|



-|--------------------------------------|
-|--------------------------------------|
-|--------------------------------------|play lead over
-|-6--7--6--7--6--7--6--7--6--7--6--7--4|
-|-4--7--4--7--4--7--4--7--4--7--4--7--4|
-|-4--5--4--5--4--5--4--5--4--5--4--5--2|



 play this lead over it(keep in mind this 
 lead was hard to figure out 
 because I could hardly hear it so it may be off
 but at least you'll be in the right area to fake
 something. But read the tab while listening 
 and you'll see it's pretty darn close)
 
-|--------------------|
-|--------------------|
-|-12b----11-9--------|
-|-------------11-11-9|
-|--------------------|
-|--------------------|
 

-|------------------------------|
-|-----14-----------------------|
-|-12b----12b----11-9-----------|
-|--------------------11-11-9-11|
-|------------------------------|
-|------------------------------|
                                                                              

-|-------------------------------------------------|
-|-------------------------------------------------|
-|-9-11b-11-9-------------------------------------9|
-|------------11-11-9------11p9----9---------9h11--|
-|------------------------------11---11-9-11-------|
-|-------------------------------------------------|
 

-|-----------|
-|-9---------|
-|-12b---9---|
-|---------11|
-|-----------|
-|-----------|

 
 play verse again


 play 2nd chorus again
 (however I gave up on trying to figure out
 the second set of leads)


 now play verse over and over until fade


 email me with any questions,complaints,naughty words,etc.
 jcafarella@hotmail.com

            
            
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yeahiplay 10 Jun 27, 2004 08:00 PM

homie please

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Antonivs 196 Jun 02, 2008 05:54 PM

Hmmm... The verse is like actually plays Summers...
The chorus nope...

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z mikko z 30 Dec 10, 2008 07:27 AM

no best but okay

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