Roxanne

Sting

Roxanne (live version from "All This Time" album)
by Sting

Intro: Gm Dm/F Ebmaj7 Dm Cm7 F7sus4 G7sus4 (sustain) E -3-3-3-3|-1-1-1-1|-3-3-3-3|-1-1-1-1|--------|------1-|3-------|--------| B -3-3-3-3|-3-3-3-3|-3-3-3-3|-3-3-3-3|-4-4-4-4|-1-1----|3-------|--------| G -3-3-3-3|-2-2-2-3|-3-3-3-3|-2-2-2-2|-3-3-3-3|-3-3----|5-------|--------| D --------|--------|1---1---|0---0---|-5-5-5-5|-1-1----|3-------|--------| A --------|--------|--------|--------|3---3---|--------|5-------|--------| E 3---3---|1---1---|--------|--------|--------|1---1---|3-------|--------|
Verse 1: Roxanne, you don't have to put on the red light. Those days are over, you don't have to sell your body to the night. Gm Dm/F Ebmaj7 Dm7 Cm7 F7sus4 G7sus4 E -3-3-3-3|-1-1-1-1|-3-3-3-3|-1-1-1-1|--------|------1-|3-------|--------| B -3-3-3-3|-3-3-3-3|-3-3-3-3|-1-1-1-1|-4-4-4-4|-1-1----|3-------|--------| G -3-3-3-3|-2-2-2-3|-3-3-3-3|-2-2-2-2|-3-3-3-3|-3-3----|5-------|--------| D --------|--------|1---1---|0---0---|-5-5-5-5|-1-1----|3-------|--------| A --------|--------|--------|--------|3---3---|--------|5-------|--------| E 3---3---|1---1---|--------|--------|--------|1---1---|3-------|--------|
Verse 2: Roxanne, you don't have to wear that dress tonight. Walk the streets for money. You don't care if it's wrong or if it's right. Gm Dm/F Ebmaj7 Dm7 Cm7 F7sus4 G7sus4 E -3-3-3-3|-1-1-1-1|-3-3-3-3|-1-1-1-1|--------|------1-|3-------|--------| B -3-3-3-3|-3-3-3-3|-3-3-3-3|-1-1-1-1|-4-4-4-4|-1-1----|3-------|--------| G -3-3-3-3|-2-2-2-3|-3-3-3-3|-2-2-2-2|-3-3-3-3|-3-3----|5-------|--------| D --------|--------|1---1---|0---0---|-5-5-5-5|-1-1----|3-------|--------| A --------|--------|--------|--------|3---3---|--------|5-------|--------| E 3---3---|1---1---|--------|--------|--------|1---1---|3-------|--------|
Chorus: Roxanne, you don't have to put on the red light. (repeat) Cm F7sus4 G7sus4 Cm F7sus4 G7sus4 E -3-3-3-3|-1-1-1-1|--------|--------|-3-3-3-3|-1-1--1-|3-------|--------| B -4-4-4-4|-1-1-1-1|-3-3-3-3|-3-3-3-3|-4-4-4-4|-1-1----|3-------|--------| G -5-5-5-5|-3-3-3-3|-5-5-5-5|-5-5-5-5|-5-5-5-5|-3-3----|5-------|--------| D --------|--------|-3-3-3-3|-3-3-3-3|--------|--------|3-------|--------| A 3---3---|--------|--------|--------|3---3---|--------|5-------|--------| E --------|1---1---|3---3---|3---3---|--------|1---1---|3-------|--------|
Verse 3: I loved ya since I knew ya, I wouldn't talk down to ya. I have to tell ya just how I feel, I won't share you with another boy. Gm Dm/F Ebmaj7 Dm7 Cm7 F7sus4 G7sus4 E -3-3-3-3|-1-1-1-1|-3-3-3-3|-1-1-1-1|--------|------1-|3-------|--------| B -3-3-3-3|-3-3-3-3|-3-3-3-3|-1-1-1-1|-4-4-4-4|-1-1----|3-------|--------| G -3-3-3-3|-2-2-2-3|-3-3-3-3|-2-2-2-2|-3-3-3-3|-3-3----|5-------|--------| D --------|--------|1---1---|0---0---|-5-5-5-5|-1-1----|3-------|--------| A --------|--------|--------|--------|3---3---|--------|5-------|--------| E 3---3---|1---1---|--------|--------|--------|1---1---|3-------|--------|
Verse 4: You know my mind is made up, so put away your make up. Told you once, I won't tell you again, it's a bad way. Gm Dm/F Ebmaj7 Dm7 Cm7 F7sus4 G7sus4 E -3-3-3-3|-1-1-1-1|-3-3-3-3|-1-1-1-1|--------|------1-|3-------|--------| B -3-3-3-3|-3-3-3-3|-3-3-3-3|-1-1-1-1|-4-4-4-4|-1-1----|3-------|--------| G -3-3-3-3|-2-2-2-3|-3-3-3-3|-2-2-2-2|-3-3-3-3|-3-3----|5-------|--------| D --------|--------|1---1---|0---0---|-5-5-5-5|-1-1----|3-------|--------| A --------|--------|--------|--------|3---3---|--------|5-------|--------| E 3---3---|1---1---|--------|--------|--------|1---1---|3-------|--------|
(Chorus + cello interlude) (Repeat verse 3 & 4) (Chorus piano w/walking bass and trombone)

Tab and Chords by Doug Horton
*** This is my own work ***
January 27,2007































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