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The Police guitar chords for Message in a bottle

Guitar chords with lyrics

The chord outline for Message looks like this:


Verse:
A chord diagramC#add9C#add9  A chord diagramAadd9Aadd9  A chord diagramBadd9Badd9  A chord diagramF#add9F#add9 (sliding up to m3)  :|

¨Chorus¨ 1  (I’ll send an S.O.S....)
A chord diagramA augmentedA   A chord diagramD MajorD  A chord diagramE MajorE   :|

¨Chorus¨ 2  (I hope that some one gets my...)
A chord diagramF# minorF#m   A chord diagramD MajorD    :|

¨Chorus¨ 3  (Message in a bottle...)
A chord diagramC# minorC#m   A chord diagramA augmentedA   (repeat)  resolve to A chord diagramF# minorF#m then back to verse.

>From watching the old Police live tapes, you can see that
Andy plays the add9 chords something like this:

1---------------------------------------------------------------------1
2---------------------------------------------------------------------2
3----------8-----------4----------6-----------------------------------3
4------6-----------2----------4--------------6-7----------------------4
5--4-----------0----------2--------------4----------------------------5
6------------------------------------2--------------------------------6

I recommend doing the troups of three with fingers 1, 3, 4.  This way,
you can slide up from 6-7 on the final chord with your pinky and your
index will be in position over fret 4 to begin the cycle again.

I recommend barres for the chorus chords, to reproduce the original
feeling.  Try the 5th position A chord diagramA augmentedA and D, 7th position E, 2nd position
F#m, and 4th position C#m.

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