Message In A Bottle by The Police | Lyrics with Guitar Chords

message in a bottle by the police lyrics and guitar chords

Message In A Bottle was the 2nd single released off The Police’s second album. The famous riff was written by Sting and he had made it for another song before tweaking it as you hear it now. The total number of times that Sting sends out an S.O.S. is 31 times.

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Key of the Song:

The original key of Message In A Bottle by The Police is in A major.

Guitar Chords for Message In A Bottle by The Police

Although this lesson only has the chords, it’ll help when you’re ready to attempt the famous riff. The riff is built off of these chords and it’ll require you to add the 9th interval to these chords. I suggest using down picking throughout in order to conserve your picking hand motion.

Video Lesson

Message In A Bottle by The Police – Lyrics with Chords

[Intro]
C#m A B F#m  x2
 
[Verse]
C#m   A        B    F#m     C#m    A       B    F#m
        Just a castaway, an island lost at sea  oh
C#m   A      B      F#m   C#m    A        B  F#m
     Another lonely day,  no one here but me oh
C#m  A    B     F#m       C#m  A         B   F#m
     More loneliness than any  man could bear
C#m  A      B    F#m    C#m    A     B    F#m
     Rescue me before I fall into despair oh
 
[Chorus]
A            D   E
I'll send an S.O.S. to the world
A            D   E
I'll send an S.O.S. to the world
 
F#m             D
I hope that someone gets my,
F#m             D
I hope that someone gets my,
F#m             D
I hope that someone gets my
 
C#m           A          C#m   A
Message in a bottle yeah
C#m           A          F#m   F#m
Message in a bottle yeah
 
[Verse]
C#m  A   B        F#m            C#m      A     B    F#m
       A year has passed since I wrote my note
C#m  A             B          F#m            C#m   A   B   F#m
     I should have known this right from the start
C#m  A    B        F#m       C#m  A     B   F#m
     Only hope can keep me toge...ther
C#m  A        B         F#m      C#m      A          B    F#m
     Love can mend your life but love can break your heart
 
[Chorus]
A            D   E
I'll send an S.O.S. to the world
A            D   E
I'll send an S.O.S. to the world
 
F#m             D
I hope that someone gets my,
F#m             D
I hope that someone gets my,
F#m             D
I hope that someone gets my
 
C#m           A            C#m   A
Message in a bottle, yeah
C#m           A            C#m   A
Message in a bottle              ohhh
C#m           A            C#m   A
Message in a bottle yeag
C#m           A            F#m   F#m
Message in a bottle, yeah
 
F#m
 
[Verse]
C#m  A               B   F#m   C#m     A            B    F#m
     Walked out this morning,  don't believe what I saw
C#m  A       B       F#m      C#m       A      B    F#m
   A hundred billion bottles, washed up on the shore
C#m  A              B       F#m    C#m   A   B   F#m
     Seems I'm not alone in being alone
  C#m     A       B    F#m   C#m     A     B    F#m
A hundred billion castaways, looking for a home
 
[Chorus]
A            D   E
I'll send an S.O.S. to the world
A            D   E
I'll send an S.O.S. to the world
 
F#m             D
I hope that someone gets my,
F#m             D
I hope that someone gets my,
F#m             D
I hope that someone gets my,
 
C#m           A          C#m   A
Message in a bottle yeah
C#m           A          C#m   A
Message in a bottle oh
C#m           A          C#m   A
Message in a bottle whoa
C#m           A          F#m   F#m
Message in a bottle yeah
 
C#m  A  B  F#m  x4
 
C#m      A      B   F#m
Sending out an S.O.S.
C#m      A      B   F#m
Sending out an S.O.S.
    C#m      A      B   F#m
I'm sending out an S.O.S.
     C#m      A      B   F#m
I'm sending out an S.O.S.     ... (fade)

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