Sting – De Do Do Do De Da Da Da tab

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From: Jeffrey Weiss 

[just posted this today, feel free to add to archive; it's on the MOST WANTED
 list.  Still need the Bridge chords, though; will probably add later. - jw]

DE DO DO DO, DE DA DA DA (by Sting) - The Police
Transcribed by: Jeffrey Weiss (

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

D V VE -----------2-2---|B -----------3-3---|G -----------2-2---|D -----------0-0---|A -----------------|E -----------------| (5/8 rest) |_| %
A9 A D/A A E D V VE -----------------|-----------------|-----------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 vE -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 vE -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
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