Sting:

: Sting - "Shape Of My Heart"










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MIDI







Shape Of My Heart

( "Ten Summoners Tales")

Sting

: KEANJ@agresearch.cri.nz (John Kean)




This is not exactly how it is played on the album, but makes a pretty good
approximation for a solo guitar.

Standard tuning, capo 2nd fret.

4/4 time, all beats spaced evenly in the tablature.


INTRO:
    Em                D6                A5                B7sus4  B7
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VERSE 1: [guitar repeats intro tab]
He deals the cards as a meditation
And those he plays never suspect
He doesn't play for the money he wins
He doesn't play for respect


VERSE 2:
He deals the cards to find the answer
The sacred geometry of chance
The hidden law of a probable outcome
The numbers lead a dance


CHORUS: [guitar repeats intro tab]
I know that the spades are swords of a soldier
I know that the clubs are weapons of war
I know that diamonds mean money for this art
But that's not the shape of my heart


VERSE 3:
He may play the jack of diamonds
He may lay the queen of spades
He may conceal a king in his hand
While the memory of it fades


CHORUS [up to point marked * in the intro tab]


INTERLUDE: [begins at point marked * in the intro tab]
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                                      shape of my

   Bm                A6                Em                F#7sus4 F#7
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  heart

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VERSE 4: [guitar repeats intro tab]
And if I told you that I loved you
You'd maybe think there's something wrong
I'm not a man of too many faces
The mask I wear is one


VERSE 5:
Those who speak know nothing
And find out to their cost
Like those who curse their luck in too many places
And those who fear are lost


CHORUS [up to point marked * in the intro tab]


ENDING: [begins at point marked * in the intro tab]
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   \\\\   John Kean
   OO |   ~~~~~~~~~
   <  )   (keanj@agresearch.cri.nz)
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This is NOT the way Dominic Miller plays it. I've got Sting's concert in Oslo (1994) in videocassette and it is definitely harder than this. Dominic Miller uses an electric-shaped acoustic guitar, which makes it easier to play in the high frets as he does. The names of the chords might not be correct, too. ( If you want to play with the record, then use a capo on the 2nd fret ) Intro: Em Bm Am B 0x2003 xx0x02 002210 223332 e--3======--3===--|--2======--2===--|--0======--0===--|--0===--0--|======--|-- B======--0===--0--|======--0===--0--|===============--|=========--|--4===--|-- G===============--|===============--|======--2===--2--|=========--|===--4--|-- D--2--2=========--|--0--0=========--|===============--|=========--|======--|-- A===============--|===============--|--0--0=========--|--0--0===--|--2===--|-- E===============--|===============--|===============--|=========--|======--|-- C/E Bm Am B 0x2013 xx0x02 002210 223332 e--3======--3===--|--2======--2===--|--0======--0===--|--0===--0--|======--|-- B======--1===--1--|======--0===--0--|===============--|=========--|--4===--|-- G===============--|===============--|======--2===--2--|=========--|===--4--|-- D--2--2=========--|--0--0=========--|===============--|=========--|======--|-- A===============--|===============--|--0--0=========--|--0--0===--|--2===--|-- E===============--|===============--|===============--|=========--|======--|-- C B C B7 ? Em 335553 223332 335553 021200 022000 e===============3======--|============-|=========--|=========--|--0--|--0--|- B=========5======--5===--|======-0--0--|======--4--|--5--5--5--|--0--|--0--|- G=====================5--|======-1--0--|======--4--|--5--5--5--|--2--|--0--|- D======5===--5=========--|======-0--0--|===--4===--|--5--5--5--|--1--|--2--|- A===3==================--|--2^0======--|--2======--|--3--3--3--|--2--|--2--|- E========================|======-3--3--|=========--|=========--|--0--|--0--|- { Repeat the intro for each verse } { You may find it nice to play A===2~\0-- between each verse. I do :) } He deals the cards as a meditation And those he plays never suspect He doesn't play for the money he wins He doesn't play for respect He deals the cards to find the answer The sacred geometry of chance The hidden law of a probable outcome The numbers lead a dance I know that the spades are swords of a soldier I know that the clubs are weapons of war I know that diamonds mean money for this art But that's not the shape of my heart He may play the jack of diamonds He may lay the queen of spades He may conceal a king in his hand While the memory of it fades I know that the spades are swords of a soldier I know that the clubs are weapons of war I know that diamonds mean money for this art But that's not the shape of my heart Em Em7 C B7? That's not the shape The shape of my heart Now there's a change in key, which goes something like: Bm F#m Em F# 224432 xx4222 022000 244322 e===============--|===============--|===============--|======--|======--|-- B--3======--3===--|--2======--2===--|--0======--0===--|--0===--|======--|-- G===============--|===============--|===============--|======--|--3===--|-- D======--4===--4--|======--4===--4--|======--2===--2--|===--2--|===--4--|-- A--2--2=========--|--0--0=========--|===============--|======--|======--|-- E===============--|===============--|--0--0=========--|--0===--|--2===--|-- G/D F#m Em F# x25x3x xx4222 022000 244322 e===============--|===============--|===============--|======--|======--|-- B--3======--3===--|--2======--2===--|--0======--0===--|--0===--|======--|-- G===============--|===============--|===============--|======--|--3===--|-- D======--5===--5--|======--4===--4--|======--2===--2--|===--2--|===--4--|-- A--2--2=========--|--0--0=========--|===============--|======--|======--|-- E===============--|===============--|--0--0=========--|--0===--|--2===--|-- C D F# G F#7 Bm 355433 x00232 244322 355433 242322 224432 e========================|============-2--|=========--|--3--3--|--2--|--2--|- B===============3======--|============-3--|======--2--|--3--3--|--2--|--3--|- G==================4===--|=========-2===--|======--3--|--4--4--|--3--|--4--|- D=========5=========--5--|======-0======--|===--4===--|--5--5--|--2--|--4--|- A======5===--5=========--|===============-|--4======--|--5--5--|--4--|--2--|- E===3==================--|--2^0=========--|=========--|--3--3--|--2--|--2--|- Bm7 G F#7 Em ( And now back to the original key ) And if I told you that I loved you You'd maybe think there's something wrong I'm not a man of too many faces The mask I wear is one Those who speak know nothing And find out to their cost Like those who curse their luck in too many places And those who smile are lost I know that the spades are swords of a soldier I know that the clubs are weapons of war I know that diamonds mean money for this art But that's not the shape of my heart Em Em7 C B7? Em That's not the shape of my heart Em7 C B7? That's not the shape The shape of my heart Repeat the intro, and while the e===-12--|-- last Em is still ringing, play: B===12===|-- Enjoy! G--12===-|-- ============================================================================== | | "You see a city in the desert lies | | Luis Ferreira | The vanity of an ancient king | | | But the city lies on broken pieces | | sd021@diana.fc.ul.pt | Where the wind howls and the vultures sing" | | | Sting - The Soul Cages | ============================================================================== #=================================-PLEASE NOTE=================================# #This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the # #song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. # #============================================================================= =## Received: from animal-farm.nevada.edu by redrock.nevada.edu (5.65c/M1.4) with SMTP id <AA05151>; Thu, 29 Jul 1993 05:25:28 -0700 Received: from muttley.fc.ul.pt by animal-farm.nevada.edu id <AA05431@animal-farm.nevada.edu>; Thu, 29 Jul 1993 05:25:24 -0700 Received: from spitfire.fc.ul.pt by muttley.fc.ul.pt with SMTP id AA26001 (5.65c/IDA-1.4.4 for <jamesb@nevada.edu>); Thu, 29 Jul 1993 14:20:49 GMT Received: by spitfire.fc.ul.pt (5.4/5.40/1.0) id AA07906; Thu, 29 Jul 1993 14:08:43 -0400 Date: Thu, 29 Jul 1993 14:08:43 -0400 From: sd17@spitfire.fc.ul.pt (Grupo 17 - Sist. Dist. I) Message-Id: <9307291808.AA07906@spitfire.fc.ul.pt> Content-Type: text Content-Length: 1466 Apparently-To: jamesb@animal-farm.nevada.edu Shape of My Heart - Sting I don't have my guitar right here but this is close enough: (Use a capo on 2nd fret if you want to play this listening to the CD) e--3===--3--|--2===--2--|--0===--0--|--0===-2===-|-- B======0===-|======0===-|======1===-|=========2--|-- G===-0======|===-0======|===-0======|===-2======-|-- D--2======--|--0======--|=========--|--0===-4===-|-- A=========--|=========--|--3======--|============|-- E=========--|=========--|=========--|============|-- Small difference, much harder... v e--3===--3--|--2===--2--|--0===--0--|--0===-2===-|-- B======1===-|======0===-|======1===-|=========2--|-- G===-0======|===-0======|===-0======|===-2======-|-- D--2======--|--0======--|=========--|--0===-4===-|-- A=========--|=========--|--3======--|============|-- E=========--|=========--|=========--|============|-- e=========--|--3======|=========-3-|======2--|-- B======1===-|===-1===-|=========-0-|======4--|-- G===-0===0--|======0--|=========-0-|======4--|-- D=========--|=========|============|===-4===-|-- A--3======--|=========|--3-2===2===|--2======|-- E=========--|=========|======3===--|=========|-- e======0--|--0--|--0--|-- B======1--|--0--|--0--|-- G===-0===-|--2--|--0--|-- D=========|--1--|--2--|-- A--3======|--2--|--2--|-- E=========|--0--|--0--|-- Play it over and over till the lyrics are over :) I know this is not exactly how he plays. Any suggestions welcome! Have fun! Luis Ferreira cbd16@sputnik.fc.ul.pt I agree, it's a great album. Iparticulaarly like track 10, Shape of My Heart. It's a beautiful song, using the same smooth style of classical guitar that aappeared alot on Soul Cages. I don't exaactly know the chords but here is the main riff. e|5===-5--|4===-4--|2===-2--|2===1===|5===-5--|4===-4--|2===-2--|2===1===| b|======--|======--|======--|--2===2-|======--|======--|======--|--2===2-| g|===6===-|===6===-|===4===-|======--|===7===-|===6===-|===4===-|======--| (note the change from D maj7 in first bar to D in 5th bar. This may not occur all the way through. The bridge (for example at 'money for this art') is approx. as follows. (just pluck around the chords, as I'm not sure of exact notes played. You'll get the idea anyway!) |D======-|A===C#--|D===F#m F#m/maj7|D======| Oops, I just realised that the last bit should be twice as slow as I've written it. ie |D===--|D===--|A===--| etc. (I'm not familiar enough with this editing system to know how to delete line or characters after carrage returns. Anyway, hope you can make some sense of this, bscott@neumann.une.edu.au