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Artist- "Coldplay"
Album- "X&Y"
Song- "A Message"
Tabbed by Michael Beckler.

Standard Tuning-EADGBE
Capo 1.

Chords.
C5-[810109xx] -these are 10's.
C-[x32010]
F5-[1332xx]
Em-[0220xx]
G5-[3554xx]
Am5-[5775xx]
(you can play these chords normally if you want, i just saw them play it using fifth's. 
playing them normally just sounds werid).

C5        Em          G5
My song is love
C5                  Em                   G5
Love to the loveless shown
C5          Em    G
And it goes on
F5               C                   G5
You don't have to be alone

C5            Em       G5
Your heavy heart
C5           Em      G5 / F
Is made of stone
C5                  Em                    G5
And it's so hard to see you clearly
F5                    C                    G5
You don't have to be on your own
F5                   C                      G5
You don't have to be on your own

F5                  C                     G5
And I'm not gonna take it back
F5                 C                      G5
And I'm not gonna say I don't mean that
F5                C                        G5
You're the target that I'm aiming at
F                C                       G5
Can i get that message home?

(there is some crazy riff with some super reverb and reverse right here, its mostly 
with this chord, and since i dont know the name of it, im just going to make a tab of it).
|-------7/8-----------|
|------5----5---------|
|----7-------7--------|
|---------------------|
|---------------------|
|---------------------|

C         Em          G
My song is love
C         Em          G
My song is love unknown,
C         Em          G
But I'm on fire freely, clearly
F               C                   G
You don't have to be alone
F               C                   G
You don't have to be on your own

F                  C                     G
And I'm not gonna take it back
F                 C                      G
And I'm not gonna say I don't mean that
F                C                        G
You're the target that I'm aiming at
F                C                       G
And I'm nothing on my own
F                C                       G
Got to get that message home

(solo)-(the part on the very right is only played once, and then the the rest is repeated.
|-------8-8---------8-8---------7-7----------(|--------------|
|-6~--------6-6~-------5-5~-------------3-3--(|--3--5/6~-----|
|--------------------------------------------(|--------------|
|--------------------------------------------(|--------------|
|--------------------------------------------(|--------------|
|--------------------------------------------(|--------------|

F                  C                     G
And I'm not gonna stand and wait
F                  C                     G
I'm not gonna leave it until it's much too late
F                  C                     G
On a platform, I'm gonna stand and say
F                  C                     G
That I'm nothing on my own
F                  C                     G
And I love you, please come home

F,C,G,Am (once.)

F               C                  G         Am
My song is love, is love unknown?
F              C                   G          C
And I've got to get that message home.
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phlikone wrote on October 6 2005, 08:30 pm

This tab is accurate, I saw him play it on a live acoustic session video...he uses these exact chords (Chris doesn't barre them)...so it can't be wrong. I don't think Chris uses the capo but I think its easier for that Fm ->which becomes Em with the capo. Good job mate!

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mgalvin0 wrote on November 26 2005, 06:17 pm

The bridge is actually incorrect. The first three lines begin with a Dm, not F.

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craigypoo wrote on January 8 2006, 03:47 pm

Dude chords are right but instead of capo tune to this : FBbEbAbAbDb
Thats it dude cos i got the book.

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