Police - Synchronicity2 tab

From (Chad English)
Subject: Re: TAB:  Synchronicity II - different
Date: Thu, 10 Mar 1994 16:28:28 GMT

In article <9403080959.AA04579@diana> sd021@diana.di.fc.ul.pt (SDII-Grupo_sd021)
Synchronicity 2  -  The Police  from "Synchronicity" album
                    as played by Sting in Oslo (1994)
                    Transcription: Luis Ferreira

Then play it again 3 times singing "Yeee-ooo-ooo" ( you know what I mean :) )
( I play it strumming 8 times each chord ) ( In every D Dsus2 part, alternate a few times between the two chords ) A C#m7 D Dsus2 Another suburban family morning. A C#m7 D Dsus2 Grandmother screaming at the wall. A C#m7 D Dsus2 We have to shout above the din of our Rice Crispies A C#m7 D Dsus2 We can't hear anything at all. A Bm7/11/nr B7/11/nr Bm7/11/nr Mother chants her litany of boredom and frustration, A Bm7/11/nr B7/11/nr Bm7/11/nr But we know all her suicides are fake. F/A Dm6 F/A Dm6 Daddy only stares into the distance F/A Dm6 E There's only so much more that he can take. Esus4 Fmaj7 G6 Fmaj7 Many miles away something crawls from the slime E E? E At the bottom of a dark Scottish lake. A C#m7 D Dsus2 Another industrial ugly morning A C#m7 D Dsus2 The factory belches filth into the sky. A C#m7 D Dsus2 He walks unhindered through the picket lines today, A C#m7 D Dsus2 He doesn't think to wonder why. A Bm7/11/nr B7/11/nr Bm7/11/nr The secretaries pout and preen like cheap tarts in a red light street, A Bm7/11/nr B7/11/nr Bm7/11/nr But all he ever thinks to do is watch. F/A Dm6 F/A Dm6 And every single meeting with his so-called superior F/A Dm6 E Is a humiliating kick in the crotch. Esus4 Fmaj7 G6 Fmaj7 Many miles away something crawls to the surface E E? E Of a dark Scottish lake. ( Play the intro again 4 times singing "Yeee-ooo-ooo" ) Another working day has ended. Only the rush hour hell to face. Packed like lemmings into shiny metal boxes. Contestants in a suicidal race. Daddy grips the wheel and stares alone into the distance, He knows that something somewhere has to break. He sees the family home now looming in the headlights, The pain upstairs that makes his eyeballs ache. Esus4 Fmaj7 G6 Fmaj7 Many miles away there's a shadow on the door E E? Of a cottage on the shore E E? E E? E?? E? E E? E E? E+11 Of a dark Scottish lake Chords used: A 002220 C#m7 042100 D x00232 Dsus2 x00230 Bm7/11/nr 004230 B7/11/nr 004240 ( nr = NOROOT ) F/A x03211 Dm6 x00201 Esus4 002200 Fmaj7 033210 G6 320000 E 022100 E? 033200 E?? 044300 E+11 012100 The names of the chords might not be completely correct, but then again, they're not completely wrong either :) Have fun! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ | | "You see a city in the desert lies | | Luis Ferreira | The vanity of an ancient king | | | But the city lies on broken pieces | | sd021@diana.fc.ul.pt | Where the wind howls and the vultures sing" | | | Sting - The Soul Cages | ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
I play it slightly different. Opening riff is the same but riff into verse I use:E -----------------B -----------------G -------5-7-------D ---7-7----------- (or could use 2 2; 0 2 up a string)A -----------------E -----------------
For the verses I use the riff: PM........| PM...........|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------2-----2----4-4-4-4-2-----4---4-4-4-4-2------------------------------------------------0-----4-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
2nd part of verse
----------------------------------------------------6-6---7-7---8-8---7-7----7-7---7-7---7-7---7-7-- repeat--0-0---0-0---0-0---0-0---------------------------
3rd part of verse PM.....| PM..........| PM..|-----------------------------------------------5-5--------------5-5-------------4-4-----4-4------3-3-----3-3-----0-0--------------0-0--------------- repeat--------------------------------------------------------------------------
chorus lightly palm muted--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------2---2-2------2---2-2------4---4-4------2---2-2-----2---2-----2-/3---3-----3-/5---5-----5-/3---3-----3-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
I usually just bend 17 on the B string followed by sliding the pick up and down the A and D strings for the solo break back into the intro riff. There is an extra 999/777 riff before the final chorus. The outro riff I just play the chorus chords as full chords ---------------------------------- ---------------------------------- --2---------2---------4---------2-
--2---------3---------5---------3- repeat and fade--0---------0---------0---------0-----------------------------------
This was from memory so I might have screwed a couple of numbers up. Hope this helps. Chad
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