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                              AMSTERDAM - Coldplay
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Tabbed by: raindial

Tuning: Standard tuning
        Capo on 1st fret

This is my first guitar tab and I hope you like it.
Have fun with this awesome song!

Chords (relative to capo):

    D     A   Esus4   E     G   Eadd9 Gmaj7   G6
e|--2--|--0--|--0--|--0--|--3--|--2--|--2--|--0--|
B|--3--|--2--|--0--|--0--|--3--|--0--|--0--|--0--|
G|--2--|--2--|--2--|--1--|--0--|--1--|--0--|--0--|
D|--0--|--2--|--2--|--2--|--0--|--2--|--0--|--0--|
A|-----|--0--|--2--|--2--|--2--|--2--|--2--|--2--|
E|-----|-----|--0--|--0--|--3--|--0--|--3--|--3--|

===============================================================================

Intro:

    D               A                Esus4 E       G
    Q       E   S S Q       E   S S    E   E   E   E   Q.          E
e|--2-------2-----0-0-------0-----0-|-(0)---------(3)-(3)----------2---|
B|--3-------3---3---2-------2---2---|--0-----------3--(3)--------------|
G|--2-------2-------2-------2-------|--2---1-------0--(0)--------------|
D|--0-------0-------2-------2-------|--2-------2---0---0---------------|
A|------------------0-------0-------|--2-----------2---2---------------|
E|----------------------------------|--0-----------3---3---------------|

    D               A                Esus4 E       G
    Q       E   S S Q       E   S S    E   E   E   E   E   E   E   E
e|-(2)------2-----0-0-------0-----0-|-(0)---------(3)-(3)--2---0-------|
B|--3-------3---3---2-------2---2---|--0-----------3--(3)----------3---|
G|--2-------2-------2-------2-------|--2---1-------0--(0)--------------|
D|--0-------0-------2-------2-------|--2-------2---0---0---------------|
A|------------------0-------0-------|--2-----------2---2---------------|
E|----------------------------------|--0-----------3---3---------------|

    D               A                Esus4 E       G
    Q       E   S S Q       E   S S    E   E   E   E   Q.          E
e|-(2)------2-----0-0-------0-----0-|-(0)---------(3)-(3)----------2---|
B|--3-------3---3---2-------2---2---|--0-----------3--(3)--------------|
G|--2-------2-------2-------2-------|--2---1-------0--(0)--------------|
D|--0-------0-------2-------2-------|--2-------2---0---0---------------|
A|------------------0-------0-------|--2-----------2---2---------------|
E|----------------------------------|--0-----------3---3---------------|

    D               A     Esus4        E           G
    Q       E   E   E   E   E   E      Q       E   E   H
e|-(2)-----(2)--0---0------(0)------|-(0)---------(3)-(3)--------------|
B|--3-------3-------2---2---0-------|-(0)---------(3)-(3)--------------|
G|--2-------2-------2-------2---2---|--1-----------0--(0)--------------|
D|--0-------0-------2-------2-------|--2-------2---0---0---------------|
A|------------------0-------2-------|--2-----------2---2---------------|
E|--------------------------0-------|--0-----------3---3---------------|


Verse 1 (riff same as intro):

D        A Esus4 E      G
 Come on, oh my star is fading
D     A     Esus4 E  G
 And I swerve out of control
D   A   Esus4 E    G
 If I, if I'd only waited
D           A               Esus4 E G
 I'd not be stuck here in this hole


Bridge 1:

    D               A                Esus4 E       G
    Q       E   S S Q       E   S S    E   E   E   E   Q.          E
e|--2-------2-----0-0-------0-----0-|-(0)---------(3)-(3)----------2---|
B|--3-------3---3---2-------2---2---|--0-----------3--(3)--------------|
G|--2-------2-------2-------2-------|--2---1-------0--(0)--------------|
D|--0-------0-------2-------2-------|--2-------2---0---0---------------|
A|------------------0-------0-------|--2-----------2---2---------------|
E|----------------------------------|--0-----------3---3---------------|

    D               A                Esus4 E       G
    Q       E   S S Q       E   S S    E   E   E   E   E   E   E   E
e|-(2)------2-----0-0-------0-----0-|-(0)---------(3)-(3)--2---0-------|
B|--3-------3---3---2-------2---2---|--0-----------3--(3)----------3---|
G|--2-------2-------2-------2-------|--2---1-------0--(0)--------------|
D|--0-------0-------2-------2-------|--2-------2---0---0---------------|
A|------------------0-------0-------|--2-----------2---2---------------|
E|----------------------------------|--0-----------3---3---------------|


Verse 2 (riff same as intro):

D          A Esus4 E      G
 Come here, oh my star is fading
D     A     Esus4 E  G
 And I swerve out of control
D     A       Esus4 E      G
 And I swear, I waited and waited
D            A            Esus4 E G
 I've got to get out of this hole


Chorus 1:

   Eadd9              Gmaj7
 But time is on your side
               D      A
 It's on your side, now
                Eadd9             Gmaj7
 Not pushing you down, and all around
          D            A
 It's no cause for concern


Bridge 2:

    D               A                Esus4 E       G
    Q       E   S S Q       E   S S    E   E   E   E   Q.          E
e|--2-------2-----0-0-------0-----0-|-(0)---------(3)-(3)----------2---|
B|--3-------3---3---2-------2---2---|--0-----------3--(3)--------------|
G|--2-------2-------2-------2-------|--2---1-------0--(0)--------------|
D|--0-------0-------2-------2-------|--2-------2---0---0---------------|
A|------------------0-------0-------|--2-----------2---2---------------|
E|----------------------------------|--0-----------3---3---------------|

    D               A                Esus4 E       G
    Q       E   S S Q       E   S S    E   E   E   E   E   E   E   E
e|-(2)------2-----0-0-------0-----0-|-(0)---------(3)-(3)--2---0-------|
B|--3-------3---3---2-------2---2---|--0-----------3--(3)----------3---|
G|--2-------2-------2-------2-------|--2---1-------0--(0)--------------|
D|--0-------0-------2-------2-------|--2-------2---0---0---------------|
A|------------------0-------0-------|--2-----------2---2---------------|
E|----------------------------------|--0-----------3---3---------------|

    D               A                Esus4 E       G
    Q       E   S S Q       E   S S    E   E   E   E   Q.          E
e|-(2)------2-----0-0-------0-----0-|-(0)---------(3)-(3)----------2---|
B|--3-------3---3---2-------2---2---|--0-----------3--(3)--------------|
G|--2-------2-------2-------2-------|--2---1-------0--(0)--------------|
D|--0-------0-------2-------2-------|--2-------2---0---0---------------|
A|------------------0-------0-------|--2-----------2---2---------------|
E|----------------------------------|--0-----------3---3---------------|

    D               A     Esus4        E           G
    Q       E   E   E   E   E   E      Q       E   E   H
e|-(2)-----(2)--0---0------(0)------|-(0)---------(3)-(3)--------------|
B|--3-------3-------2---2---0-------|-(0)---------(3)-(3)--------------|
G|--2-------2-------2-------2---2---|--1-----------0--(0)--------------|
D|--0-------0-------2-------2-------|--2-------2---0---0---------------|
A|------------------0-------2-------|--2-----------2---2---------------|
E|--------------------------0-------|--0-----------3---3---------------|


Verse 3 (riff same as intro):

D        A Esus4 E      G
 Come on, oh my star is fading
D     A     Esus4    E  G
 And I see no chance of release
D     A       Esus4  E      G
 And I know I'm dead on the surface
D         A           Esus4 E G
 But I am screaming underneath


Chorus 2:

   Eadd9              Gmaj7
 And time is on your side
               D      A
 It's on your side, now
                Eadd9             Gmaj7
 Not pushing you down, and all around
             D            A
 No it's no cause for concern


Bridge 3 (play twice):

  Eadd9                         G6               Gmaj7 G6
    Q       Q.          Q       Q          E   E   E   Q       Q
e|--2-------2-----------2-------0---|--------------2---0-------0-------|
B|--0-------0-----------0-------0---|----------0---0---0-------0-------|
G|--1-------1-----------1-------0---|------0-------0---0-------0-------|
D|--2-------2-----------2-------0---|--------------0---0-------0-------|
A|--2-------2-----------2-------2---|--------------2---2-------2-------|
E|--0-------0-----------0-------3---|--------------3---3-------3-------|

    D                           A
    Q       Q.          Q       Q          E   E   E   Q       Q
e|--2-------2-----------2-------0---|--------------2---0-------0-------|
B|--3-------3-----------3-------2---|--------------2---2-------2-------|
G|--2-------2-----------2-------2---|----------2---2---2-------2-------|
D|--0-------0-----------0-------2---|------2-------2---2-------2-------|
A|------------------------------0---|--------------0---0-------0-------|
E|----------------------------------|----------------------------------| 


Verse 4:

             Eadd9                 Gmaj7
 Stuck on the end of this ball and chain
                D         A
 And I'm on my way back down again
             Eadd9              Gmaj7
 Stood on the edge, tied to the noose
               D A
 Sick to the stomach


Verse 5:
                     Eadd9
 You can say what you mean
                       Gmaj7
 But it won't change a thing
                   D A
 I'm sick of the secrets
             Eadd9              Gmaj7
 Stood on the edge, tied to the noose
                D                   A
 And you came along and you cut me loose


Outro (riff same as bridge 3, except all G6 chords are Gmaj7 chords):

Eadd9  Gmaj7            D                   A
 ...    ...  You came along and you cut me loose
Eadd9  Gmaj7            D                   A
 ...    ...  You came along and you cut me loose

===============================================================================

Tips:

1. Bracketed notes are optional. Omit them to bring out the melody.
2. Play the lower strings (especially E and A) lightly or omit them altogether.
3. Listen for the accents in the intro (generally every second beat).
4. Pay close attention to the rhythm, especially the syncopation in bridge 3.
      Rhythm legend:
       H = Half note (minim)
       Q = Quarter note (crotchet)
       E = Eighth note (quaver)
       S = Sixteenth note (semiquaver)
       . = Dotted note (one and a half)

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LeeLandmaus wrote on July 21 2007, 12:35 pm

this tab is cool, i like it. sounds absolutly correct.

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therockvalley wrote on August 16 2008, 05:47 pm

Great job! Sounds 100% accurate. Definitely better than the other Amsterdam tabs. 5/5 :)

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nellno wrote on January 31 2010, 04:09 pm

excellenttt

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