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Billie Jean
Artist: Coldplay
Title: Billie Jean (cover)
Tuning: EADGBe  Standard

Listen to the song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VpjibsEoR5Q

Because I couldn't find a tab of the Billie Jean cover by Coldplay, I watched a 
of Billie Jean
over and over again, until I got it.
The way Coldplay performs this song is in one word: Brilliant!
Leave a comment if you think something is wrong with this tab.

This is the part John Buckland plays:

Riff A

e|--------------------------|
B|--------------------------|
G|--------------------------|  Repeat 12 times.
D|--------------------------|  You can mute the notes if that sounds better to you.
A|---10----8-10-8-----------|
E|------10--------10-8-10---|

Then the next riff comes in, after Chris Martin sings: 'She said I'm the one' in the 1st verse.

Riff B

e|--------------------------|
B|--------------------------|
G|--------------------------|  Play this riff 2 times.
D|---10----8-10-8-----------|
A|------10--------10-8-10---|
E|--------------------------|

After Riff B, play Riff A again.

There is an other guitar (Will Champion, COldplay drummer) in this song. He strums a few 
while John plays the riff.

This is the part of Will in the verse:

Bm   C#m     D  C#m
e|--------------------------|
B|----3---5-------7---5-----|
G|----4---6-------7---6-----|   Repeat the whole verse,
D|----4---6-------7---6-----|   Listen to the song for the rhythm.
A|----2---4-------5---4-----|
E|--------------------------|

OR

e|----2---4-------5---4-----|
B|----2---4-------5---4-----|
G|----2---4-------6---4-----|   Or you can play this. But I don't
D|--------------------------|   believe this is the way Will plays it.
A|--------------------------|
E|--------------------------|

The outro (solo) by John Buckland:
               FH               FH
e|-----------------|-----------------|
B|-----------------|-----------------|
G|---5-5h7-5---5h7-|----5h7-5---5h7--|  Repeat 7 times.
D|-----------8-----|--8-------8------|
A|-----------------|-----------------|
E|-----------------|-----------------|

e|---------------|
B|---------------|
G|-----5h7\\\\\--|
D|---8-----------|
A|---------------|
E|---------------|

h  = Hammer-on
FH = Fast Hammer-On
\\ = Slide down the neck

I hope you liked my tab of Coldplay's Billie Jean.

~Joris~

PS. Could somebody help me out with the chords for the Pre-chorus? That the only part 
missing in this tab ;)
 
 
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About the artist behind Billie Jean:

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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