Police - De Do Do Do tab

DE DO DO DO, DE DA DA DA (by Sting) - The Police
Transcribed by: Jeffrey Weiss (jw@mckinsey.com)


Intro and Refrain ("De do do do, de da da da..."):

D V V E -----------2-2---|B -----------3-3---|G -----------2-2---|D -----------0-0---|A -----------------|E -----------------| (5/8 rest) |_| %
A9 A D/A A E D V V E -----------------|-----------------|-----------0-----|-----------2-2---||B -0-0-0-0---2-----|-3-3-3-3---2-----|-----------0-----|-----------3-3---||G -4-4-4-4---2-----|-2-2-2-2---2-----|-----------1-----|-----------2-2---||D -2-2-2-2---2-----|-4-4-4-4---2-----|-----------2-----|-----------0-0---||A -0-0-0-0---0-----|-0-0-0-0---0-----|-----------2-----|-----------------||E -----------------|-----------------|-0-0-0-0---0-----|-0-0-0-0---------|| |_|_| | _| } |_|_| | _| } |_|_| | |. |_|_| | |_| %
Verse ("Don't think me unkind..."):
E -----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------||B -----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------||G ---4-----4-----4-|---4-----4-----4-|---4-----4-----4-|---4-----4-----4-||D -----4-----4-----|-----4-----4-----|-----4-----4-----|-----4-----4-----||A (0)----0---------|-------------4---|-------4-----4---|-------4-----0---||E -------------2T--|-------2T--------|-----------------|-----------------|| |_|_|_|_|_|_|_| % |_|_|_|_|_|_| % |_|_|_|_|_|_| % |_|_|_|_|_|_|
Chorus ("When the e-lo-quence escapes you...")
D V v v V v v V v v V v v E -5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|B -7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|G -7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|D -7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|A -5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|E ---------------------------------|---------------------------------| |=|=|=|=|=|=|=|=|=|=|=|=|=|=|=| |=|=|=|=|=|=|=|=|=|=|=|=|=|=|=|
E V v v V v v V v v V v v E -7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-||B -9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-|-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-||G -9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-|-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-||D -9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-|-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-||A -7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-||E ---------------------------------|---------------------------------|| |=|=|=|=|=|=|=|=|=|=|=|=|=|=|=| |=|=|=|=|=|=|=|=|=|=|=|=|=|=|=|
Notes: Chords and accents (where applicable) on top, note values on bottom (see key below). Use a pretty heavy chorus effect throughout. Intro and Refrain - use light strumming; barely hit those A chords at the end of the first two measures. Let the open E chord ring. Verse - use pick-hand muting, but hit the highest note (B) sharply. The "2T" indicates that it's easiest to fret the F# with your thumb. The (0) indicates that the open A is used here only at the very beginning of each Verse. Chorus - use fret-hand muting by alternately releasing pressure on the chord. The accents indicate when the chord sounds through (i.e., when it should be fretted). Key: |. = dotted quarter note | = quarter note } = quarter rest _| = single eighth note |_| = eighth notes % = eighth rest |=| = sixteenth notes V = big accent v = moderate accent Date: Fri, 25 Aug 1995 12:05:50 +0100 From: spxhaw@astronomy.cardiff.ac.uk (Howard Wright) ------------------------------------------------------------- DE DO DO DO DE DA DA DA - The Police ----------------------------------------- tabbed by Howard Wright H.Wright@astro.cf.ac.uk Play with a staccato feel using the right hand to dampen the strings ^ indicates an accent
Intro :-------- let ring ^ ^ ^ ^E---------------------------------------------0------------------B-3-3-----------------------------------------0--------------3-3-G-2-2---4-4-4-4--2---4-4-4-4--2---------------1--------------2-2-D-0-0---2-2-2-2--2---2-2-2-2--2-----4-4-4-4---4-----4-4-4-4--0-0-A-------0-0-0-0--0---0-0-0-0--0-----2-2-2-2---------2-2-2-2------E-----------------------------------0-0-0-0---------0-0-0-0------
*** upstroke
let ring ^ ^E------------------------------------------0-------------------B------------------3-3-3-3--2--------------0--------------3-3--G-----4-4-4-4--2---4-4-4-4--2--------------1--------------2-2--D-----2-2-2-2--2---2-2-2-2--2-----4-4-4-4--4----4-4-4-4---0-0--A-----0-0-0-0--0---0-0-0-0--0-----2-2-2-2-------2-2-2-2--------E---------------------------------0-0-0-0-------0-0-0-0--------
let ring ^ ^E------------------------------------------0-------------------B------------------3-3-3-3--2--------------0--------------3-3--G-----4-4-4-4--2---4-4-4-4--2--------------1--------------2-2--D-----2-2-2-2--2---2-2-2-2--2-----4-4-4-4--4----4-4-4-4---0-0--A-----0-0-0-0--0---0-0-0-0--0-----2-2-2-2-------2-2-2-2--------E---------------------------------0-0-0-0-------0-0-0-0--------
let ring ^ ^E------------------------------------------0-------------------B------------------3-3-3-3--2--------------0--------------3-3--G-----4-4-4-4--2---4-4-4-4--2--------------1--------------2-2--D-----2-2-2-2--2---2-2-2-2--2-----4-4-4-4--4----4-4-4-4---0-0--A-----0-0-0-0--0---0-0-0-0--0-----2-2-2-2-------2-2-2-2--------E---------------------------------0-0-0-0-------0-0-0-0--------
Verse: ------- All notes are quavers (eighth notes) Play with heavy damping from the right hand
E-------------------------------------------------B-------------------------------------------------G-----4--------4--------4-----4--------4--------4--D--------2--------2--------------2--------2--------A--0--------0--------0-----------------------------E--------------------------2--------2--------2-----
Don't think me un - kind
E------------------------------------------------B------------------------------------------------G-----4-------4-------4-----4--------4--------4--D--------2-------2-------------2--------2--------A--4--------4-------4----4--------4--------4-----E------------------------------------------------
E-------------------------------------------------B-------------------------------------------------G-----4--------4--------4-----4--------4--------4--D--------2--------2--------------2--------2--------A--0--------0--------0-----------------------------E--------------------------2--------2--------2-----
words are hard to find
E------------------------------------------------B------------------------------------------------G-----4-------4-------4-----4--------4--------4--D--------2-------2-------------2--------2--------A--4--------4-------4----4--------4--------4-----E------------------------------------------------
Continue this pattern over the words : They're only I've tricks I've left unsung From banks of chaos in my mind
^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^E---5---------5----------5---------5-------7------7------7-----7--B---7---------7----7-----7--7------7----7--9------9---9--9-9---9--G---7---------7----7-----7--7------7----7--9------9---9--9-9---9--D---7---------7----7-----7--7------7----7--9------9---9--9-9---9--A-----------------------------------------------------------E-----------------------------------------------------------
When their el- o -quence esc-apes me
^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ E---5---------5--------5--------5-------7------7-----7-----------B---7---------7----7---7--7-----7---7---9------9--9--9-9----3-3--G---7---------7----7---7--7-----7---7---9------9--9--9-9----2-2--D---7---------7----7---7--7-----7---7---9------9--9--9-9----0-0--A----------------------------------------------------------------E----------------------------------------------------------------
Their lo-gic ties me up and wrecks me Chorus: -------
let ring ^ ^ ^E--------------------------------------------0-------------------B--------------------------------------------0---------------3-3-G----4-4-4-4--2----4-4-4-4--2----------------1---------------2-2-D----2-2-2-2--2----2-2-2-2--2------4-4-4-4---4-----4-4-4-4---0-0-A----0-0-0-0--0----0-0-0-0--0------2-2-2-2---------2-2-2-2-------E----------------------------------0-0-0-0---------0-0-0-0-------
De do do do de da da da is all I want to say to you
let ring ^ ^E------------------------------------------0-------------------B------------------3-3-3-3--2--------------0--------------3-3--G-----4-4-4-4--2---4-4-4-4--2--------------1--------------2-2--D-----2-2-2-2--2---2-2-2-2--2-----4-4-4-4--4----4-4-4-4---0-0--A-----0-0-0-0--0---0-0-0-0--0-----2-2-2-2-------2-2-2-2--------E---------------------------------0-0-0-0-------0-0-0-0--------
de do do do de da da da ............. repeat these two lines of TAB Verse 2: --------- (Same TAB as for verse 1) Poets priests and politicians Have words to thank for their positions Words that scream for your submission Noone's jamming their transmissions When their eloquence escapes me Their logic ties me up and wrecks me Chorus
E---0---5-----------0-------------------------------B---0---5---9---4---0---------------------------------G---3---6---9---4---3----------------------------------D---4---7---9---4---4-----------------------------------A---4---7---7---2---4------------------------------------E---2---5-----------2----------------------------------
oh-oh-oh-oh-oh etc
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