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Violet Hill
Artist:         Coldplay
Song:   Violet Hill
Album:  Viva La Vida or Death and All his Friends
Version:        1.0

AUTHOR:
Tab annotated by rikigo ([email protected])
[Standing on the shoulders of giants]
I've written this in my frustration that I couldn't find/or hear a chord tab of this song
that 'hit the right notes', but I acknowledge with thanks the previous
works of other UT members who inspired me to complete this submission.

TUNING:
Standard Tuning with Capo on 2nd fret. This version of the song is set in Bminor.
Although original is in C#minor, this sounds more interesting and
you get the option of more 'open' chords.

CHORDS:
C =========== x32010
D =========== xx0232
Em ========== 022000
F =========== 133211
F# ========== 244322
F#m ========= 244222
F#m7 ======== 242222
G =========== 320003
Gmaj7 ======= xx0002
A =========== x02220
Am ========== x02210
Aadd9 ======= x02420
Bm ========== x24432
Bm7 ========= x24232
Bm9 ========= x20222
B5 ========== xx245x

VERSE 1:
      Bm
Was a long and dark _De-cem - ber
                              Bm7
From the rooftops I re-mem - ber,
Bm9      Bm     A/C     Em
there was snow,________     white snow________
Bm
Clear-ly I____ remem - ber from the win - dows
          Bm7   Bm9
they were watch - ing while we
Gmaj7                 A/G         Em
froze________ down be - low________

CHORUS 1:
Em         G
When the fu - ture's ar - chitec - tured
     Add9                  Bm
by a car - nival of id - iots__ on show,________
                 Bm7/A
you'd better lie low________
   Gmaj7  F#m     Bm    F#m/A    B5
If you  love me___  won't you let___ me know?___

VERSE 2:
B5    Bm
Was a long and dark _De-cem - ber
                      Bm7
When the banks be-came cathe - drals
Bm9    Gmaj7     A/G      Em
and the fox________  be-came  God____
        Bm
Priests __ clutched ___ on - to bi - bles
                               Bm7
hol-lowed out___ to fit their ri - fles.
Bm9    Gmaj7   A/G   Em
And the cross________  was held aloft________

CHORUS 2:
G
Bury me in hon - our
         Aadd9
when I'm dead and hit___ the ground,
              Bm           Bm7/A
_my love's _op - posed,___ it un - folds________
   Gmaj7  F#m     Bm    F#m/A   B5
If you  love me___  won't you let___ me know?___

SOLO GUITAR:
Standard Tuning with Capo on 2nd fret.
(This is my 'first stab' at the distorted Guitar Solo)

E |--------------------------------------------|
B |--------------------------------------------|
G |-(1)-(4)--2--2--2--0---0--2-------------------|
D |-(2)-(5)-------------2------------------------|
A |--------------------------------------------|
E |--------------------------------------------|      (X3)    Then a sustain to...

E |---------------------------------------------|
B |---------------------------------------------|
G |-(1)-(4)--2--2--2--0---0--2--------------------|
D |-(2)-(5)-------------2-------------------------|
A |---------------------------------------------|
E |---------------------------------------------|      (X4)

VERSE 3:
B5      G
I don't want to be__ a sol - dier
        Aadd9
with the cap - tain of__ some sink - ing ship__
      BmBm7/A
with snow, far be - low
   Gmaj7  F#m                   Bm    F#m/A   B5
If you  love me,___  why'd you let___ me go?___

FINALE:
Bm       Em         Bm/F  Bm7/D    
 Bm
I took my love down to Vio - let    Hill
   A    Bm      F#m   G
There we  sat__    in__  snow.
A     Bm  Em     D  D/F#  F#m7/A
All that time__ she was si - lent still
        G   F#m    Bm/D   Bm     
   G
So, if you love me,__ won't you let___  me know?___
F#m    G   F#m    Bm    D  Bm      
  F#m/A     Bm
If you love me,__ won't you let___ me know?___

NOTES:
1. All comments and suggestions, most welcome.
1. I trust that this will lead to your own explorations of Chris Martin's
phrasing.

' Trust that you'll ...Enjoy!
;-R


 
 
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About the artist behind Violet Hill:

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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