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"KING OF PAIN" by The Police www.thepolice.com
From their 1983 album Synchronicity
Written by Gordon Sumner
Transcribed by T-rev www.t-rev.net

Capo 2 for original key

A(m)7sus4   Gno3   A(m)7sus4   Gno3

          Am          G             Am   G   Am  G  Am  G
There's a little black spot on the sun today
         F        G         F    G    Em   %   F   %
It's the same old thing as yesterday
There's a black hat caught in a high tree top
There's a flag pole rag and the wind won't stop

      CHORUS:
             C          G4/D              C/E     F
      I have stood here before inside the pouring rain
      With the world turning circles running 'round my brain
      I guess I'm always hoping that you'll end this reign
      But it's my destiny to be the king of pain

There's a little black spot on the sun today
                                      (that's my soul up there)
It's the same old thing as yesterday
There's a black hat caught in a high tree top
There's a flag pole rag and the wind won't stop

      REPEAT CHORUS

There's a fossil that's trapped in a high cliff wall
There's a dead salmon frozen in a waterfall
There's a blue whale beached by a springtide's ebb
There's a butterfly trapped in a spider's web

      REPEAT CHORUS

   1ST BRIDGE:
G            F         G               F         G
   There's a king on a throne with his eyes torn out
   There's a blind man looking for a shadow of doubt
   There's a rich man sleeping on a golden bed
             F        G            F        Am
   There's a skeleton choking on a crust of bread

         INSTRUMENTAL, verse chords
         (King of pain)

            2ND BRIDGE, 8 bars: Gm7

There's a red fox torn by a huntmen's pack
There's a black winged gull with a broken back
There's a little black spot on the sun today
It's the same old thing as yesterday

      REPEAT CHORUS

      CHORUS OUTRO:
      King of pain, king of pain, king of pain
      I'll always be king of pain

Transcribed 2021-10-21 by T-rev
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x0203x A(m)7sus4
3x003x Gno3
13x03x Fadd9,13
02x03x Em7
x32013 C
xx0013 Gsus4/D
0x2013 C/E
133211 F
350063 Gm7

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