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Song: Every Breath You Take
Artist: The Police
Album: Synchronicity (1983)
Key: Ab  Tuning: Standard
Timing: 4/4  BPM: 118
Tabbed by: Marcos Prieto (marcrow_ps@yahoo.es)
 
 
[Intro]
        (Drum Cue) Ab                                Fm
G|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
D|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
A|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
E|---------------1|4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-|1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-|
  +   +   +   +    +   +   +   +    +   +   +   +    +   +   +   +    +   +   +   +
 
  .   Db           Eb               Ab
G|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
D|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
A|4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-|----------------|----------------|
E|----------------|----------------|4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|
  +   +   +   +    +   +   +   +    +   +   +   +    +   +   +   +
 
[Verse 1 Part A]
  Ab                                Fm
G|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
D|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
A|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
E|4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|4-4-4-4-4-4-4-3-|1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-|1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-|
  +   +   +   +    +   +   +   +    +   +   +   +    +   +   +   +
 
  Db               Eb               Fm
G|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
D|----------------|----------------|--3-3-3-3-----3-|3-3-3-3-3-3-----|
A|4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-|6---------6-r---|------------6-6-|
E|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
  +   +   +   +    +   +   +   +    +   +   +   +    +   +   +   +
 
[Verse 1 Part B]
  Ab                                Fm
G|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
D|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
A|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
E|4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-|1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-|
  +   +   +   +    +   +   +   +    +   +   +   +    +   +   +   +
 
  Db               Eb               Ab
G|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
D|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
A|3/4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-|----------------|--------------3-|
E|----------------|----------------|4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|4-4-4-4-4-4-4---|
  +   +   +   +    +   +   +   +    +   +   +   +    +   +   +   +
 
[Bridge 1]
  Db               Cb               Ab
G|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
D|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
A|4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|4-2-2-2-2-2-2-4-|----------------|----------------|
E|----------------|----------------|4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|4-4-4-4-4-4-4-5-|
  +   +   +   +    +   +   +   +    +   +   +   +    +   +   +   +
 
  Bb                                Eb
G|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
D|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
A|----------------|----------------|6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-|6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-|
E|6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-|6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-|----------------|----------------|
  +   +   +   +    +   +   +   +    +   +   +   +    +   +   +   +
 
[Verse 2]
  Ab                                Fm
G|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
D|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
A|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
E|4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-|1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-|
  +   +   +   +    +   +   +   +    +   +   +   +    +   +   +   +
 
  Db               Eb               Fm                           .
G|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
D|----------------|----------------|3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|
A|4-4-4-4-4-4-4-6-|6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-|----------------|----------------|
E|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
  +   +   +   +    +   +   +   +    +   +   +   +    +   +   +   +
 
[Middle]
  E                                 F#
G|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
D|2-2---2-2-2---2-|2-2---2---2---2-|----4-------4---|----4-----4---4-|
A|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
E|----0-------0---|----0---0---0---|2-2---2-2-2---2-|2-2---2-2---2---|
  +   +   +   +    +   +   +   +    +   +   +   +    +   +   +   +
 
  E                                 F#
G|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
D|----2-------2---|----2-----2---2-|----4-------4---|----4-----4---4-|
A|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
E|0-0---0-0-0---0-|0-0---0-0---0---|2-2---2-2-2---2-|2-2---2-2---2---|
  +   +   +   +    +   +   +   +    +   +   +   +    +   +   +   +
 
  E
G|----------------|----------------|
D|----2-------2---|----2-----2---2-|
A|----------------|----------------|
E|0-0---0-0-0---0-|0-0---0-0---0---|
  +   +   +   +    +   +   +   +
 
[Band Instrumental]
    Ab                                Fm
G||:----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
D||:----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
A||:----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
E||:4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-|1-1-1-1-1-1-1-4/|
    +   +   +   +    +   +   +   +    +   +   +   +    +   +   +   +
 
  Db               Eb              *Fm
G|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------:||
D|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------:||
A|4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-|----------------|----------6-6-6-:||
E|----------------|----------------|1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-|1-1-1-1-1-------:||
  +   +   +   +    +   +   +   +    +   +   +   +    +   +   +   +
 
*(Repeat Band Instrumental, on the 2nd time around use these 2 below * bars instead to enter Bridge 2)
 
 *Ab
G|----------------|----------------|
D|----------------|----------------|
A|----------------|--------------3-|
E|4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|4-4-4-4-4-4-4---|
  +   +   +   +    +   +   +   +
 
[Bridge 2]
  Db               Cb               Ab
G|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
D|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
A|4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|2-2-2-2-2-2-2-4-|----------------|----------------|
E|----------------|----------------|4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|4-4-4-4-4-4-4-5-|
  +   +   +   +    +   +   +   +    +   +   +   +    +   +   +   +
 
  Bb                                Eb
G|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
D|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
A|----------------|----------------|6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-|6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-|
E|6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-|6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-|----------------|----------------|
  +   +   +   +    +   +   +   +    +   +   +   +    +   +   +   +
 
[Verse 3]
  Ab                                Fm
G|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
D|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
A|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
E|4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-|1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-|
  +   +   +   +    +   +   +   +    +   +   +   +    +   +   +   +
 
  Db               Eb               Fm                           .
G|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
D|----------------|----------------|3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|
A|4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-|----------------|----------------|
E|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
  +   +   +   +    +   +   +   +    +   +   +   +    +   +   +   +
 
  Db               Eb               Fm
G|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
D|----------------|----------------|3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|3-3-3-3-3p1-1h3-|
A|4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-|----------------|----------------|
E|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
  +   +   +   +    +   +   +   +    +   +   +   +    +   +   +   +
 
  Fm
G|----------------|----------------|
D|----------------|3-3-3-3-3-------|
A|----------------|----------6-6-6-|
E|1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-|----------------|
  +   +   +   +    +   +   +   +
 
[Outro]
  Ab                         . . .  Fm               Db
G|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
D|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
A|----------------|----------------|-------------(4)|4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|
E|4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|1-1-1-1-1-1-1---|----------------|
  +   +   +   +    +   +   +   +    +   +   +   +    +   +   +   +
 
[Outro Fade]
    Ab
G||:----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------:||
D||:----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------:||
A||:----------------|----------------|----------------|4-4-4-4-4-4-4-6-:||
E||:4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|1-1-1-1-1-1-1-4/|----------------:||
    +   +   +   +    +   +   +   +    +   +   +   +    +   +   +   +
 
 
[Legend]
 
.    Staccato
/    Slide
h    Hammer On
p    Pull Off
(4)  Ghost Note (muted)
r    Rest
+    Rhythm, (1 2 3 4 |1 2 3 4)
||:----|----:||  Repaet Measures as instructed.

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