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Viva La Vida Tab
Coldplay - Viva La Vida - LYRICS CHORDS TAB
Tabbed by Colin Jennison and Gerry Strother

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Tuning: Eb Ab Db Gb Bb Db
    Lead: Eb Ab Db Gb Bb Eb

(The Leads our from our live version)

Db    Eb    Ab        F
d---0-----0-----0-------x-----|
a---3-----0-----2-------2-----|
a---2-----2-----2-------2-----|
e---0-----2-----2-------4-----|
b---0-----2-----0-------4-----|
f----x-----0-----0-------2----|

The chords above (in the same order) make up the main progression
of the WHOLE song except one part where it changes (bridge)

VERSE
I used to rule the world
Seas would rise when I gave the word
Now in the morning I sleep alone
Sweep the streets I used to own

Vol. Swells
e------------------|
b------------------|
g-13--12-----------|
d------------------|
a------------------|
e------------------|

I used to roll the dice
Feel the fear in my enemy's eyes
Listen as the crowd would sing:
"Now the old king is dead! Long live the king!"

One minute I held the key
Next the walls were closed on me
And I discovered that my castles stand
Upon pillars of salt and pillars of sand

e-------------------------|
b-------------------------|
g-14-13-11----11----------|
d------------14----14-----|
a-------------------------|
e-------------------------|

e-----------------------------|
b-----------------------------|
g-14-13-----------------------|
d---------14--11-14-11--------|
a-----------------------------|
e-----------------------------|

CHORUS
I hear Jerusalem bells a ringing
Roman Cavalry choirs are singing
Be my mirror my sword and shield
My missionaries in a foreign field
For some reason I can't explain
Once you go there was never, never an honest word
That was when I ruled the world
(Ohhh)

e-----10------10------10-------|
b--------0-------0-------------|
g-11-------11-------11---------|
d------------------------------|
a------------------------------|
e------------------------------|

e-----12------12------12-------|
b--------0-------0-------------|
g-13-------13------13----------|
d------------------------------|
a------------------------------|
e------------------------------|

e------12-------12-------12-------|
b----------0--------0-------------|
g-14---------14-------14----------|
d---------------------------------|
a---------------------------------|
e---------------------------------|

e------14------14------14-------|
b---------0-------0-------------|
g-14--------14-----14-----------|
d-------------------------------|
a-------------------------------|
e-------------------------------|

Interlude:

e-------------------------------------------------|
b-------------------------------------------------|
g--16>--16>---14>--16>--18>--13--14---------------|
d-------------------------------------------------|
a-------------------------------------------------|
e-------------------------------------------------|

VERSE
It was the wicked and wild wind
Blew down the doors to let me in.
Shattered windows and the sound of drums
People couldn't believe what I'd become

Revolutionaries wait
For my head on a silver plate
Just a puppet on a lonely string
Oh who would ever want to be king?

I hear Jerusalem bells a ringing
Roman Cavalry choirs are singing
Be my mirror my sword and shield
My missionaries in a foreign field
For some reason I can't explain
I know Saint Peter won't call my name
Never an honest word
But that was when I ruled the world
(Ohhhhh Ohhh Ohhh)

BRIDGE - Db, F, Db, F, Db, F, Eb, Eb

e-17-17-17--17-17-17--17-17-16-16-16-16-16-16-16-16-----------------|X3
b-------------------------------------------------------------------|
g-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-13-13-13-13-13-13-13-13-------------------|
d-------------------------------------------------------------------|
a-------------------------------------------------------------------|
e-------------------------------------------------------------------|

e-17-17-17-17--17-17-17-17--19-19-19-19-19-19-19-19-----------------|
b-------------------------------------------------------------------|
g-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-16-16-16-16-16-16-16-16-------------------|
d-------------------------------------------------------------------|
a-------------------------------------------------------------------|
e-------------------------------------------------------------------|

e-17-17-17-17-19-19--19-19-21-21-21-21-16-16-16-16-----------------|X2
b------------------------------------------------------------------|
g-14-14-14-14-16-16-16-16-18-18-18-18-13-13-13-13------------------|
d------------------------------------------------------------------|
a------------------------------------------------------------------|
e------------------------------------------------------------------|

I hear Jerusalem bells a ringing
Roman Cavalry choirs are singing
Be my mirror my sword and shield
My missionaries in a foreign field
For some reason I can't explain
I know Saint Peter won't call my name
Never an honest word
But that was when I ruled the world
Oooooh Oooooh Oooooh

Lead: Strum chorus chords
 
 
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About the artist behind Viva La Vida Tab:

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]

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