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Violet Hill Chords
Violet Hill - Coldplay

Chords used by Chris Martin for live performances and Acoustic version from Absolute Zoo Session

Tabbed by Zergio107 from with modifications by Altoidsjedi.

I've looked and played all the other tabs for this song on UG, and I can assure 
you, this is the most accurate and the best sounding one you will find!
Videos for Reference:

-Chris Martin Violet Hill Acoustic Performance:

-Coldplay Violet Hill Live:
(Especially helpful for the Outro)

Tuning: EADGc#c#     (B and high e strings are tuned down to c# for that distinct 'ringing' sound)

C#m       C#m7/B       A         F#m        Fm        Em          B         Abm         E
G |----9-----|----8-----|----6-----|----2-----|----2-----|---1-----|-----8----|-----4----|----13--|
D |---11-----|---11-----|----7-----|----4-----|----3-----|---2-----|-----9----|-----6----|----14--|
A |---11-----|---11-----|----7-----|----4-----|----3-----|---2-----|-----9----|-----6----|----14--|
E |----9-----|----9-----|----5-----|----2-----|----1-----|---0-----|-----7----|-----4----|----12--|

-You can replace the C#m7/B chord for the B chord (Chris Martin uses both chords)
-You can play Life in Technicolor II and Daylight with this tuning.  :D

Verse 1:

C#m                                              C#m7/B
Was a long and dark December from the rooftops I remember 
          A            F#m   Fm   Em
There was snow, white snow 
 C#m                                          C#m7/B
Clearly I remember from the windows they were watching 
          A            F#m   Fm   Em
While we froze down below 
                A                   B                      C#m    
When the future's architectured by a carnival of idiots on show 
You'd better lie low


Abm     A   Abm E        C#m B   C#m    
If you love me won't you let me know?

Verse 2:

C#m                                           C#m7/B
Was a long and dark December when the banks became cathedrals 
                A           F#m    Fm    Em
And the fog, became God 
Priests clutched onto bibles 
Hollowed out to fit their rifles 
         A           F#m   Fm   Em
And the cross  held aloft 
A                          B
Bury me in armour when I'm dead and hit the ground 
              C#m           B
My nerves are poles that unfroze


Abm     A   Abm E        C#m B   C#m    
If you love me won't you let me know?


C#m      C#m7/B   A          F#            Fm             Em

C#m      C#m7/B   A          F#            Fm             Em

Verse 3:

A                            B
I don't want to be a soldier who the captain of some sinking ship 
      C#m       B     
Would stow, far below


Abm     A   Abm E         C#m B  C#m    
So if you love me  Why'd you let me go?


A   B       C#m  F#m     E  C#m     B   A 
  I took my love down to violet hill 
A     B  C#m Abm      A
There we sat in the snow 
A   B    C#m  F#m     E  C#m      B 
All that time she was silent still 
   Abm     A   Abm E         C#m B   A 
So If you love me  won't you let me know? 
Abm     A   Abm E         C#m B  C#m    
If you love me, Won't you let me know
Coldplay - Violet Hill Chords :: indexed at Ultimate Guitar.
Violet Hill tabs @ 911Tabs

About the artist behind Violet Hill Chords:

Coldplay are an English alternative rock band formed in London in 1997. The group comprises vocalist/pianist/guitarist Chris Martin, lead guitarist Jonny Buckland, bassist Guy Berryman, and drummer/multi-instrumentalist Will Champion. Coldplay has been one of the most commercially successful bands of the new millennium, selling over 30 million albums. The band is also known for its hit singles, such as "Yellow", "Speed of Sound", the Grammy Award-winning "Clocks" and their latest single, "Viva La Vida".

Coldplay achieved worldwide fame with the release of their single "Yellow", followed by the success of their debut album, Parachutes (2000), which was nominated for the Mercury Prize. Both Parachutes and its follow-up, A Rush of Blood to the Head (2002), were released to commercial success; the latter was named NME's Album of the Year. X&Y (2005) received a generally positive reception. From December 2006, the band worked with producer Brian Eno on their fourth studio album, Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends, which was released on 12 June 2008.

Coldplay's early material was compared to acts such as Jeff Buckley,[1] U2, and Travis.[2] Since the release of Parachutes, Coldplay have drawn influence from other sources, including Echo and the Bunnymen[1] and George Harrison[3] on A Rush of Blood to the Head and Johnny Cash and Kraftwerk for X&Y.[4] Coldplay have been an active supporter of various social and political causes, such as Oxfam's Make Trade Fair campaign and Amnesty International. The group has also performed at various charity projects such as Band Aid 20, Live 8, and the Teenage Cancer Trust.[5]

Indexed at Wikipedia.

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