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The Police bass tabs for Hole in my life

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HOLE IN MY LIFE (Bassline)

As recorded by The Police
(From the 1978 Album OUTLANDOS D'AMOUR)

Words and Music by Sting

Transcribed by Slowhand
Gtr I (E A D G) - 'Sting - Bass'


 Intro
 Q=216
 12/8
 Gtr I
 W       W       W       W
|--------------|--------------|--------------|------|
|--------------|--------------|--------------|------|
|--------------|--------------|--------------|------|
|--------------|--------------|--------------|------|


 W       W       W       W
|--------------|--------------|--------------|------|
|--------------|--------------|--------------|------|
|--------------|--------------|--------------|------|
|--------------|--------------|--------------|------|


 H.    H.    Q E Q E Q E Q.
|---------12\------|---------------------|
|------------------|----7------5---------|
|------------------|---------------------|
|------------------|------5--------------|

 Q E Q.  Q E Q.   Q E Q E Q E Q.
|---------------------|----------------------|
|------4--------------|----7------5----------|
|----5------5---------|----------------------|
|---------------------|------5---------------|


 Q E Q.  Q E Q.   Q E Q E Q E Q.
|---------------------|---------------------|
|------4--------------|----7------5---------|
|----5------5---------|---------------------|
|---------------------|------5--------------|


 Q E Q.  Q E Q.   Q E Q E Q E Q.
|---------------------|----------------------|
|------4--------------|----7------5----------|
|----5------5---------|----------------------|
|---------------------|------5---------------|


             Chorus
 Q E Q.  Q E Q.    Q E Q E Q E Q.
|---------------------||----------------------|
|------4--------------||o----7------5---------|
|----5------5---------||o---------------------|
|---------------------||-------5--------------|


 Q E Q.  Q E Q.   Q E Q E Q E Q.
|---------------------|----------------------|
|------4--------------|----7------5----------|
|----5------5---------|----------------------|
|---------------------|------5---------------|


 Q E Q.  Q E Q.   Q E Q E Q E Q.
|---------------------|---------------------|
|------4--------------|----7------5---------|
|----5------5---------|---------------------|
|---------------------|------5--------------|


 Q E Q.  Q E Q.   Q E Q E Q E Q.
|---------------------|----------------------|
|------4--------------|----7------5----------|
|----5------5---------|----------------------|
|---------------------|------5---------------|


            1st & 2nd Verses
 Q E Q.  Q E Q.   Q E Q.  Q E Q.   Q E Q.  Q E Q.
|---------------------||------5----5--7------|----5-7----4--4-------|
|------4--------------||---------------------|----------------------|
|----5------5---------||----5----------------|----------------------|
|---------------------||---------------------|----------------------|


 Q E Q.  Q E Q.   Q E Q.  Q E Q.
|------5----5--7------|----5-7----4--4------|
|---------------------|---------------------|
|----5----------------|---------------------|
|---------------------|---------------------|


 Q E Q.  Q E Q.   Q E Q.  Q E Q.
|------5----5--7------|----5-7----4--4-------|
|---------------------|----------------------|
|----5----------------|----------------------|
|---------------------|----------------------|


 Q.  Q.  Q.  Q.   Q.  Q.  Q.  Q.
|---------------------|---------------------|
|---------------------|---------------------|
|-7----7----7----7----|-5----5----5----5----|
|---------------------|---------------------|


            1.
 Q.  Q.  Q.  Q.   Q.  Q.  Q.  Q.
|---------------------|-----------------------||
|---------------------|----------------------o||
|---------------------|----------------------o||
|-8----8----8----8----|-7----7----6\---0------||


            Bridge
 2.
           $
 Q.  Q.  Q.  Q.   Q E Q.  H.    +Q  E Q.  H.
|---------------------||-------------------|-------------------|
|---------------------||----7------7-------|-(7)--9------9-----|
|---------------------||-------------------|-------------------|
|-7----7----6----0----||------5------------|--------7----------|


 +Q  E Q.  H.     +Q  E Q.  H.     +Q  E Q.  H.
|------------------------|-------------------------|--------------------|
|-(9)--12-------12-------|-(12)--14-------14-------|-(14)--7------7-----|
|------------------------|-------------------------|--------------------|
|---------10-------------|----------12-------------|---------5----------|


 +Q  E Q.  H.    +Q  E Q.  H.     +Q  E Q.  H.
|---------------------|------------------------|-----------------------||
|-(7)--9------9-------|-(9)--12-------12-------|-(12)--14-------14-----||
|---------------------|------------------------|-----------------------||
|--------7------------|---------10-------------|----------12-----------||


 3rd Verse
 Q.  Q.  Q E Q.   Q.  Q.  Q.  Q E  Q.  Q.  Q E Q.
|-----------5----5----|-4----4--------------|-----------5----5-----|
|--------------5------|-----------5----5--5-|--------------5-------|
|-5----5--------------|---------------------|-5----5---------------|
|---------------------|---------------------|----------------------|


 Q.  Q.  Q.  Q E  Q.  Q.  Q.  Q.
|-4----4--------------|---------------------|
|-----------5----5--5-|---------------------|
|---------------------|-7----7----7----7----|
|---------------------|---------------------|


 Q.  Q.  Q.  Q.   Q.  Q.  Q.  Q.
|---------------------|----------------------|
|---------------------|----------------------|
|-5----5----5----5----|----------------------|
|---------------------|-8----8----8----8-----|


            Chorus
       To Coda
 Q.  Q.  Q.  Q.   W.       +W.
|---------------------||---------------|--------|
|---------------------||---------------|--------|
|---------------------||---------------|--------|
|-7----7----6----0----||-5-------------|-(5)----|


 Q E Q E Q E Q.   Q E Q.  Q E Q.
|---------------------|---------------------|
|----7------5---------|------4--------------|
|---------------------|----5------5---------|
|------5--------------|---------------------|


 Q E Q E Q E Q.   Q E Q.  Q E Q.
|---------------------|----------------------|
|----7------5---------|------4---------------|
|---------------------|----5------5----------|
|------5--------------|----------------------|


 Q E Q E Q E Q.   Q E Q.  Q E Q.
|---------------------|---------------------|
|----7------5---------|------4--------------|
|---------------------|----5------5---------|
|------5--------------|---------------------|


  Q E Q E Q E Q.   Q E Q.  Q E Q.   4x
||----------------------|-----------------------||
||o----7------5---------|------4---------------o||
||o---------------------|----5------5----------o||
||-------5--------------|-----------------------||


 Guitar Solo
 Q.  Q.  Q.  Q.   Q.  Q.  Q.  Q.   Q.  Q E Q.  Q.
|-----------5----5----|-4----4--------------|-----------5----5-----|
|---------------------|-----------5----5----|----------------------|
|-5----5--------------|---------------------|-5----5--5------------|
|---------------------|---------------------|----------------------|


 Q.  Q E Q E Q.   Q.  Q.  Q.  Q.   Q.  Q E Q E Q E
|-4----4--4-----------|-----------5----5----|-4----4--4------------|
|-----------5--5-5----|---------------------|-----------5--5-5--5--|
|---------------------|-5----5--------------|----------------------|
|---------------------|---------------------|----------------------|


 Q.  Q E Q.  Q.   Q.  Q.  Q.  Q.
|---------------------|---------------------|
|---------------------|---------------------|
|-7----7--7-7----7----|-5----5----5----5----|
|---------------------|---------------------|


               D.S. al Coda
 Q.  Q.  Q.  Q.   Q.  Q.  Q.  Q.
|---------------------|-----------------------||
|---------------------|-----------------------||
|---------------------|-----------------------||
|-8----8----8----8----|-7----7----6----0------||


  Out-Chorus
  &
  Q E Q E Q E Q.   Q E Q.  Q E Q.
||----------------------|---------------------|
||o----7------5---------|------4--------------|
||o---------------------|----5------5---------|
||-------5--------------|---------------------|


 Q E Q E Q E Q.   Q E Q.  Q E Q.   3x
|---------------------|-----------------------||
|----7------5---------|------4---------------o||
|---------------------|----5------5----------o||
|------5--------------|-----------------------||


 Q E Q E Q E Q.   Q E Q.  Q E Q.
|---------------------|---------------------|
|----7------5---------|------4--------------|
|---------------------|----5------5---------|
|------5--------------|---------------------|


 Q E Q E Q E Q.   Q.  Q.  Q.  Q E
|---------------------|------------------------|
|----7------5---------|------------------------|
|---------------------|------------------------|
|------5--------------|------2----3----4-------|


  Q E Q E Q E Q.   Q.  Q.  Q.  Q E
||----------------------|---------------------|
||o----7------5---------|---------------------|
||o---------------------|---------------------|
||-------5--------------|------2----3----4----|


 Q E Q E Q E Q.   Q.  Q.  Q.  Q E  7x
|---------------------|------------------------||
|----7------5---------|-----------------------o||
|---------------------|-----------------------o||
|------5--------------|------2----3----4-------||


  Q.  Q.  Q.  Q.   Q.  Q.  Q.  Q.
||----------------------|---------------------|
||o-----------5----5----|-4----4--------------|
||o---------------------|-----------5----5----|
||--5----5--------------|---------------------|


            1.,2.
 Q.  Q.  Q.  Q.   Q.  Q.  Q.  Q.   3x
|---------------------|-----------------------||
|-----------5----5----|-4----4---------------o||
|---------------------|-----------5----5-----o||
|-5----5--------------|-----------------------||


 3.=H
                                  TP
 Q.  Q.  Q.  Q.   Q.  Q.  Q.  Q.   Q.  Q.  Q.  Q.   w.
|---------------------|---------------------|---------------------|-------*|
|-4----4--------------|-----------5----5----|-4----4----5----5----|-7-----*|
|-----------5----5----|---------------------|---------------------|-------*|
|---------------------|-5----5--------------|---------------------|-------*|


Duration Legend
---------------
W - whole; H - half; Q - quarter; E - 8th; S - 16th; T - 32nd; X - 64th; a - acciaccatura
+ - note tied to previous; . - note dotted; .. - note double dotted
Uncapitalized letters represent notes that are staccato (1/2 duration)
Irregular groupings are notated above the duration line
Duration letters will always appear directly above the note/fret number it represents the
duration for. Duration letters with no fret number below them represent rests. Multi-
bar rests are notated in the form Wxn, where n is the number of bars to rest for. Low
melody durations appear below the staff

Tablature Legend
----------------
 h  - hammer-on
 p  - pull-off
 b  - bend
 pb - pre-bend
 r  - bend release (if no number after the r, then release immediately)
 /\ - slide into or out of (from/to "nowhere")
 s  - legato slide
 S  - shift slide
 - natural harmonic
[n] - artificial harmonic
n(n) - tapped harmonic
 ~  - vibrato
 tr - trill
 T  - tap
 TP - trem. picking
 PM - palm muting
\n/ - tremolo bar dip; n = amount to dip
 \n - tremolo bar down
 n/ - tremolo bar up
/n\ - tremolo bar inverted dip
 =  - hold bend; also acts as connecting device for hammers/pulls
 <> - volume swell (louder/softer)
 x  - on rhythm slash represents muted slash
 o  - on rhythm slash represents single note slash

Misc Legend
-----------
 | - bar
|| - double bar
||o - repeat start
o|| - repeat end
*| - double bar (ending)
 : - bar (freetime)
 $ - Segno
 & - Coda
Tempo markers - = BPM(8/16=s8/s16), where s8 = swing 8ths, s16 = swing 16ths



Yeah, yeah, yeah
There's a hole in my life
There's a hole in my life

Shadow in my heart
Is tearing me apart
Or maybe it's just something in my stars

There's a hole in my life
There's a hole in my life
Be a happy man
I try the best I can
Or maybe I'm just looking for too much

There's something missing from my life
Cuts me open like a knife
It leaves me vulnerable
I have this disease
I shake like an incurable
God help me, please
Oh, there's a hole in my life
There's a hole in my life
Yeah, yeah, yeah
There's something missing from my life
Cuts me open like a knife
It leaves me vulnerable
I have this disease
I shake like an incurable
God help me, please
Oh, there's a hole in my life

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