Every Breath You Take

Police

Most of this is based on 'add9' chords, with a nice picking
pattern too. Use the right hand palm to damp the strings and get
a dry staccato feel. Use a delay set to one quaver note length
so that the delay is echoing the picked note, but one note behind.

You can play this by fingering only three notes of the chord to start
with and moving your first finger across to get the top note. I'll mark
the notes to play with the first finger with a '*' then you can see how
this finger moves between strings to get the notes.

(You only need this for the first two shapes)

The basic chord progression is :

Intro : Aadd9 F#madd9 Dadd9 D Eadd9 E Aadd9
Verse : Aadd9 F#madd9 Dadd9 D Eadd9 E F#madd9
Aadd9 F#madd9 Dadd9 D Eadd9 E Aadd9

INTRO:
-------

Aadd9
E--------------------------------------------------------
B--------------------------------------------------------
G------------6-------------------6-----------------------
D-------9------9----9-------9------9----9---------------
A-----7----7------7-------7----7------7------------------
E---5-------------------5--------------------------------
* * * *

F#madd9
E--------------------------------------------------------
B--------------------------------------------------------
G----------2-----------------2---------------------------
D------6-----6---6-------6-----6---6---------------------
A----4---4-----4-------4---4-----4-----------------------
E--2-----------------2-----------------------------------
* * * *

Dadd9 D Eadd9 E
E--------------------------------------------------------
B--------------------------------------------------------
G-------9----7-------------11---9------9-----------------
D-----7--------7---7-----9--------9----9-----------------
A---5------------5-----7-------------7-------------------
E--------------------------------------------------------
* * * *

Aadd9
E--------------------------------------------------------
B--------------------------------------------------------
G-----------6----------------6-----------------------
D-------9-----9---9------9-----9---9---------------
A-----7---7-----7------7---7-----7------------------
E---5----------------5--------------------------------
* * * *

(Carry on picking in the same style for the verse...)

VERSE 1:
--------

Aadd9 F#madd9
Every breath you take and every move you make

Dadd9 D Eadd9 E F#madd9
Every bond you break every step you take I'll be watching you

Aadd9 F#madd9
Every single day and every word you say

Dadd9 D Eadd9 E Aadd9
Every game you play every night you stay I'll be watching you

CHORUS :
--------

Dadd9 D Cadd9 C
E---------------------------------------------------------
B---------------------------------------------------------
G-----------------9----7-------------7---5----------------
D---------------7--------7---7-----5-------5---5----------
A-------------5------------5-----3-----------3------------
E---------------------------------------------------------
..Oh can't you see you belong to

Aadd9
E---------------------------------------------------------
B---------------------------------------------------------
G------------6-------------------6------------------------
D-------9------9----9-------9------9----9-----------------
A-----7----7------7-------7----7------7-------------------
E---5-------------------5---------------------------------
me how my poor heart

Badd9
E---------------------------------------------------------
B---------------------------------------------------------
G----------------8-----------------------8----------------
D----------11-------11----11-------11-------11----11------
A-------9-----9--------9--------9-----9---------9---------
E-----7-----------------------7---------------------------
aches with every step you

Eadd9 E Eadd9 E
E---------------------------------------------------------
B---------------------------------------------------------
G---------11----9----------------11----9-------9----------
D------9-----------9----9-----9-----------9---------------
A----7----------------7-----7----------------7------------
E---------------------------------------------------------
take

Aadd9 F#madd9
Every move you make every vow you break
Dadd9 D Eadd9
Every smile you fake every claim you stake

E F#madd9
I'll be watching you

MIDDLE EIGHT :
---------------

(F) (G)

E--1---------------------------------------------3----------
B--1---------------------------------------------3----------
G--2---------------------------------------------0----------
D--3---------------------------------------------0----------
A--3--------------------------------------------------------
E--1---------------------------------------------3----------

Since you've gone I've been lost without a trace


(F)

E--------------------------------------1------------
B--------------------------------------1------------
G--------------------------------------2------------
D--------------------------------------3------------
A--------------------------------------3------------
E--------------------------------------1------------

I dream at night I can only see your face

(G)

E-------------------------------------------3----------
B-------------------------------------------3----------
G-------------------------------------------0----------
D-------------------------------------------0----------
A------------------------------------------------------
E-------------------------------------------3----------
I look around but it's you I can't replace

(F)

E-----------------------------------------1---------------
B-----------------------------------------1---------------
G-----------------------------------------2---------------
D-----------------------------------------3---------------
A-----------------------------------------3----------------
E-----------------------------------------1---------------
I feel so cold and I long for your embrace

(Aadd9)
E----------------------------------------------
B----------------------------------------------
G-----------------------------------6----------
D-------------------------------9-----9---9---- etc
A-----------------------------7---7-----7-------
E---------------------------5-------------------

I keep crying baby baby please

Aadd9 F#madd9 Dadd9 D Eadd9 E F#madd9
Aadd9 F#madd9 Dadd9 D Eadd9 E Aadd9

CHORUS :
---------

Dadd9 D Cadd9 C Aadd9
Oh can't you see you belong to me

Badd9 Eadd9
How my poor heart aches with every step you take

Aadd9
Every move you make

F#madd9
And every vow you break

Dadd9
Every smile you fake

D Eadd9
Every claim you stake

E F#madd9
I'll be watching you

Dadd9
Every move you make

D Eadd9
Every step you take

E F#madd9
I'll be watching you

E Aadd9
I'll be watching you

OUTTRO:
-------

Aadd9
Every breath you take

F#madd9
Every move you make

Dadd9
Every bond you break

D Aadd9
Every step you take

Aadd9
Every single day

F#madd9
Every word you say

Dadd9
Every game you play

D Aadd9
Every night you stay

...etc to fade.

From: snerd
Subject: TAB: Every Breath You Take The Police
Date: Mon, 23 Oct 1995 04:17:24 GMT

Every Breath You Take

The Police from the album "Synchronicity"

The chords, except for the Eb & F in the bridge,
should be played in these positions

G2 Em2 C D2 C7 A2
e:---X------X------X------O------X------X-----|
B:---0------X------1------3------1------0-----|
G:---2------0------0------2------0------2-----|
D:---0------4------X------0------2------2-----|
A:---X------2------3------X------1------0-----|
E:---3------0------X------X------0------X-----|

Using the above positions, play these patterns for each of
the chords

G2 Em2
e:--------------------------|--------------------------|
B:--------------0-----------|--------------------------|
G:--------2--------2-----2--|--------------0-----------|
D:-----0-----0--------------|--------4--------4-----4--|
A:--------------------------|-----2-----2--------------|
E:--3-----------------3-----|--0-----------------0-----|

C2 D2
e:--------------------------|--------0-----------------||
B:--------3-----1-----------|--------------3-----------||
G:-----0-----0-----0-----0--|-----2-----2-----2-----2--||
D:--------------------------|--0-----------------0-----||
A:--3-----------------3-----|--------------------------||
E:--------------------------|--------------------------||

For the verses, the progression is

G G Em Em C D Em Em
 rpt
C C7 G G A A D D
G G Em Em C D Em Em

The Bridge is

Eb Eb F F Eb Eb F F Eb Eb G G
"Snerd"

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The above is solely MY INTERPRETATION of this great song, in a format aimed at learning guitarists.
No attempt has been made to copy or reproduce the artist's or publisher's sheet music for the song,
if such exists.

It can be used for INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY. To play the song as it should be played, you should
purchase the official sheetmusic for the song. You should also purchase and listen to the song to learn
the rhythm and timing of the song - this is essential if you wish to play the song with any degree of accuracy

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