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Viva La Vida Acoustic Tab
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                             Viva La Vida - Coldplay
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Tabbed by: Chaostitan

Tuning: (Eb, Ab, Db, Gb, Ab, eb)

This is the tab for Chris playing this song in Madison Square Garden: www.youtube.com/watch?v=-el3KkA5zK8
It's also my first Tab, so i hope you enjoy it. :)


Intro:

NOTE: The rhythm Chris is playing was not very clear to me, but I think it is close to this:

  | 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 1 - 2 - 3 |
eb|-------5-----4---2---2---2---2-0-----0-5---4---0-0---0-----0---------------|
Ab|-----0-----0---0-0-0---0---0---0---0-----0---0---0-0---0-0---0-4-----------|
Gb|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Db|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Ab|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Eb|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

  | 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 1 - 2 - 3 |
eb|-------5-----4---2---2---2---2-0-----0-4---3---0-0---0-----0---------------|
Ab|---0-4-----0---0-0-0---0---0---0---0-----0---0---0-0---0-0---0-4-----------|
Gb|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Db|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Ab|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Eb|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|


NOTE: The Verse and parts of the chorus are palm muted.
      You need to accentuate the rhythm of the song.
      v = accentuate


Verse / Fill:

NOTE: For Verse just play this part twice. For Fill only once.

     v     v     v     v  v     v     v  v     v
eb|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Ab|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Gb|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Db|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Ab|-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12---------------------------|
Eb|-10-10-10-10-10-10-10--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0---------------------------|

     v     v     v     v  v     v     v  v     v
eb|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Ab|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Gb|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Db|-----------------------7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7---------------------------|
Ab|-12-12-12-12-12-12-12--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9---------------------------|
Eb|--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9---------------------------|



Chorus / End:

NOTE: Play 4x for Chorus. 1x for End

     v     v     v     v  v     v     v  v     v
eb|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Ab|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Gb|--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7---------------------------|
Db|--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x---------------------------|
Ab|--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7---------------------------|
Eb|-----------------------0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0---------------------------|

     v     v     v     v  v     v     v  v     v
eb|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Ab|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Gb|--6--6--6--6--6--6--6--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2---------------------------|
Db|--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--4--4--4--4--4--4--4--4--4---------------------------|
Ab|--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--4--4--4--4--4--4--4--4--4---------------------------|
Eb|--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2---------------------------|



Order (How Chris plays it in the video):

Verse
Fill
Verse x2
Chorus
Fill
Verse x2
Fill x2
Chorus
End


Lyrics:

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

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

I hear Jerusalem bells a ringing
Roman Calvary 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
And that was when I ruled the world

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 Calvary 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

Never an honest word
But that was when I ruled the world



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| /   slide up
| \   slide down
| h   hammer-on
| p   pull-off
| ~   vibrato
| +   harmonic
| x   Mute note
| b   Bend
| pb  Pre-bend
| br  Bend release
| pbr Pre-bend release
| brb Bend release bend

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About the artist behind Viva La Vida Acoustic 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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