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Sting - Desert Rose Tabs

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Desert Rose Tabs

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Sting
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                                Desert Rose
                                  by Sting
                                  from - Brand New Day
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Intro (kind of a bunch of similar rhythms- repeated a few times):
--------1-----1-----1------|--------3-----3------3-----|-------5-----5-----5-----|
------3-----3-----3---3---|------3-----3-----3---3---|-----3-----3-----3---3---|
----2-----2-----2-------2-|----2-----2-----2-------2-|---2-----2-----2-------2-|
-0--------------------------|-0---------------------------|-0-------------------------|
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-------5-----5-----5------|
-----3-----3-----3---3---|
---2-----2-----2-------2-|
-0-------------------------|
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Opening melody (with vocals)
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----3-3-3-3-33-3-3-|--3-3-3-3-5-6-8--|-6-5-3-----------|----------3-5-6---|
--------------------------|----------------------|-------5-5-5-5--|---5-5-5----------|
-0-----------------------|0---------------------|-3----------------|-3------------------|
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--6-5------------|-----------|5-6--8--6-5-------|
------7-5--------|-------5-7-|------------7-6---|
----------8-8-8--|---8-8-----|------------------|
-----------------|-----------|0-----------------|
--6--------------|-6---------|------------------|


Dm
I dream of rain
                                           Am7     Dm
I dream of gardens in the desert sand

I wake in pain               
                                               Am7          Dm
I dream of love as time runs through my hand
Dm
I dream of fire
                                             Am7
These dreams are tied to a horse that will never tire
 Dm
And in the flames
                                         Am7          Dm
Her shadows play in the shape of a man's desire
F
This desert rose
Am7
Each of her veil's a secret promise
Csus2
This desert flower
Bb                      A5
No sweet perfume ever tortured me more than this

 Dm
And as she turns
                              Am7      Dm
This way she moves in the logic of all my dreams
Dm
This fire burns
                    Am
I realize that nothing's as it seems

Dm
I dream of rain
Csus2
I dream of gardens in the desert sand
Bb
I wake in pain
                                   G5   A5
I dream of love as time runs through my hand

F
I dream of rain
Am
I lift my gaze to empty skies above
Csus2
I close my eyes, this rare perfume
     Bb                  A5
Is the sweet intoxication of her love

Instrumental: (pedal tone - A)
---5-6-5-----------|-------------5-6-8-6-5-|-----------5-----------|----------------5-6-8-6-5-|----------5---------|
------------8-6-5--|-----5-6-8--------------|---8-6-5----8-6-5--|--------5-6-8---------------|--8-6-5---8-6-5-|
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                                    (pedal E)
------------5-6-|-8-6-5----|-----------------|
---5-6-8-------|----------8-|--6-5--7-6-7-|
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0---------------|-------------|-----------------|
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Dm
I dream of rain
Csus2
I dream of gardens in the desert sand
Bb
I wake in pain
                     G5        A5
I dream of love as time runs through my hand
F
Sweet desert rose
Am
Each of her veils, a secret promise
Csus2
This desert flower
Bb                     A5
No sweet perfume ever tortured me more than this

Sweet desert rose

This memory of Eden haunts us all

This desert flower, this rare perfume

Is the sweet intoxication of the fall
            
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