Message In A Bottle

Words & Music:

Sting (The Police)


A 2007 isssue of Guitar One has the full transcription of this.


[basic song riff:]  C#m9     AM7        B7     F#m


Just a castaway, an island lost at sea-o.

Anuzzer lonely day, no one here but me-o.

More loneliness that man could bear.

Rescue me before I fall into despair-o.



A            D   E         A                    D   E         F#m

I'll send an S.O.S. to the world.  I'll send an S.O.S. to the world.

            D                  F#m       D

I hope that someone gets my, I hope that someone gets my,

F#m          D              C#m          A   C#m   A

I hope that someone gets my message in a bottle.

C#m          A   F#m

Message in a bottle.


A year has passed since I wrote my note.

But I should have known this right from the start.

Only hope can keep me together.

If love can mend your life but love can break your heart.




Walked out this morning, I don't believe what I saw.

A hundred billion bottles washed up on the shore.

Seems I'm not alone in being alone.

A hundred billion castaways looking for a home.




C#m9     AM7        B7     F#m  [2x]


C#m9               F#m

I'm sending out an S.O.S.  [repeat & out]


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