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Artist: Coldplay
Album: Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends

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Life In Technicolor
===================

(1:03)

F#m D A   |  repeat
A         |

(1:54)

E
A
F#m  D  A/C# A/C#  x3
F#m  D  A/C#
F#m  D  A  A/G#  F#m E
A



Cemeteries of London
====================

Capo 1

D5                                      D5/C         D5
At night they would go walking till the break in the day
D5                           D5/C    D5
The morning is for sleeping
D5                                                D5/C             D5
Through the dark streets they go searching to see God in their own way
D5                                 D5/C    D5
Save the nighttime for you weeping
D5
Your weeping

        F        C          Dm       
Singing la la la la la la lay
        F          Am         Dm
And the night over London hey

      Dm               F               Am             Dm
So we rode down to the river where the toiling ghosts spring
          Dm           F       Am
For their curses to be broken
         Dm             F                Am                 Dm
We'll go underneath the arches where the witches are in the sea
          Dm                 F      Am
There are ghost towns in the ocean
    Dm
The ocean


        F        C          Dm       
Singing la la la la la la lay
        F          Am          Dm
And the night over London hey


Solo:
Dm  F  Am  Dm
Dm  F  Am 
Dm  F  Am  Dm
Dm  F  Am 
Dm

Dm         F           Am           Dm
God in the houses, and god is in my head
            Dm            F        Am
And all the cemeteries in London
      Dm             F             Am                     Dm
I see god come in my garden, but I don't know what he'd say
       Dm              F     Am
For my heart it wasn't open
    Dm
Not open


        F        C          Dm       
Singing la la la la la la lay
        F          Am        Dm
And the night over London hey
        F        C          Dm       
Singing la la la la la la lay
           F          Am         Dm
There's no light over London today



Lost!
=====

Tabbed by Nicolas Levy Renaud (acade365@hotmail.com)

STANDARD TUNING - NO CAPO

CHORD CHART

Em7   020030
Em7+  779787
C     032010
C+    335553
G     320033
G+    355433
D     x00232
D+    557775
Bm    799777

when you get to the first D in the chorus, try to play around
with Dsus4(x00233) and Dsus?(x00235) 

CHORUS RIFF:

This riff is played over the C and G at the end of the chorus.
("Oh and I'm just waiting til the shine wears off).

E|----------8---|-----------6------|
B|-------6------|--------4---------|
G|-6--8---------|--5--6------------|
D|--------------|------------------|
A|--------------|------------------|
E|--------------|------------------|


------------------------------------------------------------
INTRO: Em7 - C - G - D     x2

VERSE 1:
Em7              C         G
Just because I'm losing
        D         Em7    C   G 
Doesn't mean I'm lost
        D         Em7     C   G 
Doesn't mean I'll stop
        D            Em7     C   G  D
Doesn't mean I would cross

VERSE 2:

Em7              C         G
Just because I'm hurting
        D         Em7     C   G 
Doesn't mean I'm hurt
        D             Em7      C    G 
Doesn't mean I didn't get what I deserved
   D             Em7     C   G 
No better and no worse

CHORUS:
           D
I just got lost
                   C     G  D
Every river that I tried to cross
                   C     G  D
Every door I ever tried was locked
         C
Ohhh and I'm...
     G                            D
Just waiting 'til the shine wears off

VERSE 3:

Em7             C         G
You might be a big fish
     D      Em7     C   G 
In a little pond
        D           Em7
Doesn't mean you've won
        C        G      D      Em7     C      G   
'Cause along may come a bigger one


CHORUS:
               D
And you'll be lost
                     C     G  D
Every river that you tried to cross
                   C     G   D
Every gun you ever held went off
         C
Ohhh and I'm...
     G                            D
Just waiting 'til the firing stops
         C
Ohhh and I'm...
     G                            D
Just waiting 'til the shine wears off


SOLO: Em7+ - C+ - D+ - Bm+     x4

E|------10--12-12-12-12---------7----10-10-10-10----|
B|-----------------------8-7777-------------------7-|
G|-9999---------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------|    x4
A|--------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------|


OUTRO:
         C
Ohhh and I'm...
     G                            D
Just waiting 'til the shine wears off
         C
Ohhh and I'm...
     G                            D
Just waiting 'til the shine wears off

C - G - D (with chorus riff) x2
E|----------8---|-----------6------|
B|-------6------|--------4---------|
G|-6--8---------|--5--6------------|
D|--------------|------------------|
A|--------------|------------------|
E|--------------|------------------|


Em7 - C - G - D      |clearly two times
Em7 - C - G          |and then fading





42
==

Corrected by Nicolás Levy Renaud (acade365@hotmail.com)

Capo 1

Em    022000
Bm    224432
B7    x21202 or  x24242
C     032010
G     320003
B     224442
Esus2/Eb  222442
Gmaj7     xx0032
Cadd9     032013
Em/D#     3x1000  or  xx1000
Em7       020030  or  020000
Em/C#     022020


Em                                                        Bm     B7
Those who are dead are not dead they're just living in my head
Em                                                Bm          B7
And since I fell for that spell I am living it as well oh oh oh

Chorus:
C                        G
Time is so short and I'm sure
                        B    Esus2/Eb     B7
There must be something mo---oo-----------re

Em                                                        Bm         B7
Those who are dead are not dead they're just living in my head oh oh oh
Em                                                Bm         B7
And since I fell for that spell I am living it as well oh oh oh

Chorus:
C                        G
Time is so short and I'm sure
                        B    Esus2/Eb     B7
There must be something mo---oo-----------re
C     Gmaj7    Cadd9
Oh    oh       oh
      B
Oh oh oh

Solo:
Alternates E - Em

Bridge:
G
You thought you might be a ghost
G
You thought you might be a ghost
    C
You didn't get to heaven but you made it close
    C
You didn't get to heaven but you made it close
G
You thought you might be a ghost
G
You thought you might be a ghost
    C
You didn't get to heaven but you made it close
    C
You didn't get to heaven but you oh oh

Solo: G | G | C | C |  X2

Outro:
Em                         Em/D#                          Em/D  Em/C#
Those who are dead are not dead they're just living in my head  ooh




Lovers In Japan/Reign of Love
=============================

Em7 Cadd9 G D/F# x2

Intro: G D C G


G                               D
Lovers, keep on the road you're on
C                          G
Runners, until the race is run
G                               D
Soldiers, you've got to soldier on
C                       G
Sometimes even right is wrong

         Em7        Cadd9 G
They are turning my head  out
   D                 Em7
To see what I'm all about
           Cadd9 G 
Keeping my head  down
   D                      Em7
To see what it feels like now
      D       Cadd9
But I have no doubt
    D                     Em7  Cadd9  G  D/F#
One day, we are gonna get out

Em7  Cadd9  G  D/F#

G                         D
Tonight maybe we're gonna run
C                     G
Dreaming of the Osaka sun
G     D
Ohh ohh...
C                            G
Dreaming of when the morning comes

         Em7        Cadd9 G
They are turning my head  out
   D                 Em7
To see what I'm all about
           Cadd9 G 
Keeping my head  down
   D                      Em7
To see what it feels like now
      D       Cadd9
But I have no doubt
    D                     Em7  Cadd9  G  D/F#
One day the sun will come out

Em7  Cadd9  G  D/F#  x4
D




REIGN OF LOVE
=============


Tabbed by Nicolas Levy Renaud (acade365@hotmail.com)

INTRO: D - Dsus4 - D - G - G/F# - A  x2
       D - Dsus4 - D - Bm - F#m - G
       G - A - D - G - A - D

CHORD CHART
------------------------
D       x00232
Dsus4   x00233
G       320033
G/F#    200033
A       x02220
Bm      224432
F#m     244222
------------------------

D     Dsus4  D
Reign of    love 
  G     G/F# A
I can’t let  go
D      Dsus4 D
To the sea   I offer 
     G  G/F# A
This heavy   load 


D   Dsus4  D
Locusts    will
Bm   F#m  G 
Lift me   up 
G    A     D
I’m just a prisoner 
     G     A  D
In a reign of love 


D - Dsus4 - D - G - G/F# - A  x2


D  Dsus4 D
Locusts  will 
Bm  F#m  G
Let us   stop 
G      A    D
I wish I’d spoken 
       G     A   D
To the reign of love 


D     Dsus4  D
Reign of    love 
       G       G/F#  A
By the church, we’re waiting 
D     Dsus4  D
Reign of    love 
   G     G/F#         A
My knees go   praying 

D   Dsus4 D
How I     wish 
    Bm  F#m  G
I’d spoken   up 
   G    A   D
Or we’d be carried 
       G     A   D
In the reign of love. 


OUTRO: D - Dsus4 - D - G - G/F# - A  x2
       D - Dsus4 - D - Bm - F#m - G
       G - A - D - G - A - D




Yes
===

Capo 1

E

E7                          A
When it started we had high hopes
       Am            Asus2/G
Now my back's on the line
                 Asus2/F#
My back's on the ropes

E7                        A
When it started we were alright
    Am           Asus2/G               Asus2/F#
But night makes a fool of us in the daylight

E7 A Am Asus2/G

E7                            A
Yeah we were dying of frustration
       Am         Asus2/G         Asus2/F#
saying Lord lead me not into temptation

E7                         A            Am  Asus2/G   
But it's not easy when she turns you on
Asus2/F#
   Since they gone

E5

Chorus:
E         G               A        E
If you'll only, if you'll only say yes
            E7          E/D#
Whether you will's anybody's guess
E         G              A        E
God, only God knows I'm trying my best 
        C                     B       E
But I'm just so tired of this loneliness


E7                           A
So, up they picked me by the big toe
      Am            Asus2/G              Asus2/F#
I was held from the rooftop then they let go

E7                                A
There's only screaming let the windows down
Am Asus2/G  Asus2/F#        E
           As I come to the ground

Chorus:
E         G               A        E
If you'll only, if you'll only say yes
            E7          E/D#
Whether you will's anybody's guess
E         G             A            E
God, only God knows she won't let me rest
        C                      B
But I'm just so tired of this loneliness
       C                     B          E
I've become so tired of this loneliness

Solo: E G A E x4
      C B
      E

Chinese Sleep Chant

Capo 2

Dsus2     x2
Bmsus4 Bm x2
Aus4 A    x2
Bmsus4 Cm x2


Dsus2
Fall asleep, fall asleep
Bmsus4 Bm        Bmsus4 Bm 
Sleep satisfied, sleep satisfied
Asus4 A      Asus4 A
Fall asleep, fall asleep
Bmsus4 Bm        Bmsus4 Bm 
Sleep satisfied, sleep satisfied

Dsus2
Sleep, sleep
Bmsus4 Bm Bmsus4 Bm 
Sleep

Dsus2
Sleep, sleep
Bmsus4 Bm        Bmsus4 Bm 
Sleep satisfied, sleep satisfied

Asus4 A     Asus4 A
Fall asleep fall asleep
Bmsus4 Bm      Bmsus4 Bm 
sleep crucify, sleep crucify

Asus4 A     Asus4 A
Fall asleep fall asleepsleep satisfied
Bmsus4 Bm        Bmsus4 Bm 
Sleep satisfied, sleep satisfied

Solo:  Dsus2 Dsus2 Bm  F#m  x2
 
Dsus2
Sleep, sleep
Bmsus4 Bm Bmsus4 Bm 
Sleep 


Dsus2
Sleep, sleep
Bmsus4 Bm        Bmsus4 Bm 
Sleep satisfied, sleep satisfied

Dsus2





Viva la Vida
============

STANDARD TUNING - CAPO 1

INTRO: C - D - G - Em    x2

(Em)      C        D
I used to rule the world 
           G                    Em
Seas would rise when I gave the word 
                     C       D
Now in the morning I sweep alone 
          G                 Em
Sweep the streets I used to own

C - D - G - Em    x2

(Em)      C         D
I used to roll the dice 
          G                 Em
Feel the fear in my enemy's eyes 
              C            D
Listen as the crowd would sing: 
          G                 Em
"Now the old king is dead! Long live the king!"


(Em)         C        D
One minute I held the key 
         G                    Em
Next the walls were closed on me 
                          C        D
And I discovered that my castles stand 
     G                    Em
Upon pillars of salt and pillars of sand 

  C              D
I hear Jerusalem bells are ringing 
G             Em
Roman Cavalry choirs are singing 
C                D
Be my mirror, my sword, and shield 
   G                 Em
My missionaries in a foreign field 
C                 D
For some reason I can't explain 
G                     Em              C      D
Once you go there was never, never an honest word
         Bm               Em 
That was when I ruled the world 

C - D - G - Em    x2

(Em)                  C     D
It was the wicked and wild wind 
              G               Em
Blew down the doors to let me in. 
                          C        D
Shattered windows and the sound of drums 
       G                    Em
People couldn't believe what I'd become

(Em)     C      D
Revolutionaries wait 
        G               Em
For my head on a silver plate 
                   C      D
Just a puppet on a lonely string
   G                         Em
Oh who would ever want to be king? 


  C              D
I hear Jerusalem bells are ringing 
G             Em
Roman Cavalry choirs are singing 
C                D
Be my mirror, my sword, and shield 
   G                 Em
My missionaries in a foreign field 
C                 D
For some reason I can't explain 
  G                     Em              
I know Saint Peter will call my name ,
   C            D 
never an honest word
              Bm               Em 
But that was when I ruled the world  

C - Em x3
D x2


C - D - G - Em    x2
(Ohhhhh Ohhh Ohhh)

  C              D
I hear Jerusalem bells are ringing 
G             Em
Roman Cavalry choirs are singing 
C                D
Be my mirror, my sword, and shield 
   G                 Em
My missionaries in a foreign field 
C                 D
For some reason I can't explain 
  G                     Em              
I know Saint Peter will call my name ,
   C            D 
never an honest word
              Bm                Em 
But that was when I ruled the world  

C - D - Bm - Em              and fading...
Oooooh Oooooh Oooooh





Violet Hill
===========


Tabbed by Nicolas Levy (acade365@hotmail.com)
Feedback appreciated.

STANDARD TUNING
NO CAPO (Scroll down for a Capoed Version)

VERSE 1:
      C#m
Was a long and dark December 

From the rooftops I remember
          A           F#m
There was snow, white snow 
  C#m
Clearly I remember from the windows 
                            A
They were watching while we froze 
        F#m
Down below 

CHORUS:
          A
When the future architecture 
     B                     C#m
By a carnival of idiots on show 
               B
You better lie low 
       A    E   C#m       F#m B  C#m
If you love me, won’t you let me know 

VERSE 2:
      C#m
Was a long and dark December 
When the banks became cathedrals 
        A            F#m
And the frost became gone 
 C#m
Creased cut stones and bibles 
Are all out to fade their rifles 
         A             F#m
And the cross was held aloft 

CHORUS:
A
There in me and I’m… 
         B
When I’m dead and hit the ground 
         C#m       B
Legs are cold, unfold 
       A    E   C#m       F#m B  C#m
If you love me, won’t you let me know 

GUITAR SOLO:

C#m C#m A F#m  x2

CHORUS:
        A
I don’t wanna be a soldier 
       B
With a captain of some sinking ship 
     C#m
With snow 
    B
Far below 
            A    E   C#m      F#m B  C#m
So, if you love me, why’d you let me go 

OUTRO:
          E            A      G#m      A
I took my love down to Violet Hill 
        C#m     F#m   A   
There we sat    in    snow 
         C#m  F#m     A         G#m
All that time she was silenced still 
    E      A    E   C#m       F#m  B    C#m   F#m
So, if you love me, won’t you let  me   know?
E      A    E   C#m       F#m B  C#m
If you love me, won’t you let me know?





Strawberry Swing
================


STANDARD TUNING  - CAPO 1

Tabbed by Nicolas Levy Renaud (acade365@hotmail.com)


INTRO: G

          C                  G                         D
They were sitting, they were sitting in the strawberry swing
                        C          G        D
And every moment was so precious
          C                  G                         D
They were sitting, they were talking in the strawberry swing
                      C           G
And everybody was for fighting
                       D
Wouldn't wanna waste a thing
           C               G
Cold, cold water bring me 'round
       D                    (Em)
Now my feet won't touch the ground
C
Cold, cold water
         G
What you say?
     Bm                        C
It's such, it's such a perfect day
     (Am)           G
It's such a perfect day
  C                G                        D
I remember we were walking up to strawberry swing
                       C        G
I can't wait until the morning
                           D
Wouldn't wanna change a thing
       C               G
People moving all the time
         D                (Em)
Inside a perfect straight line
          C             G
Don't you wanna scurve away
      Bm                      C
It's such it's such a perfect day
     (G)            Am
It's such a perfect day


Am - Em 
Am - Em - C
          Ahhhh....

        G            Bm
Now the sky could be blue
        G7
I don't mind
   C                       G
Without you its a waste of time
            Bm           G7        C                       G
...could be blue I don't mind, without you it's a waste of time
                 Bm             G7      C                       G
The sky could be blue, could be gray without you I just slide away
                 Bm            G7       C                        G
The sky could be blue, I don't mind, without you it's a waste of time

G - Bm - G7- C and fades

End on G5 for a few bars






Death and All His Friends
=========================

Capo 1

D                  G
All winter, we got carried
       D           C                  Bm
Oh way over on the rooftops let's get married
D                  G
All summer we just hurried
        D             C                  Bm
So come over, just be patient, and don't worry
        D             C                  Bm
So come over, just be patient, and don't worry

D G       |
D C Bm   |x2

        D             C                  Bm
So come over, just be patient, and don't worry
            D
And don't worry

D

Bm  A  D
D
Bm  A  D
D

A/C#  Bm       |
D    A/C#       |
Bm  A/C#  D    | x2
A/C#  Bm       |


 
A/C#       Bm
No I don't wanna battle from beginning to end
D       A/C#                     Bm 
I don't wanna cycle recycle revenge
  A/C#  D                                 A/C#  Bm
I don't wanna follow death and all his friends

A/C#       Bm
No I don't wanna battle from beginning to end
D        A/C#                     Bm 
 I don't wanna cycle, recycle revenge
  A/C#  D                                    A/C#  Bm
I don't wanna follow death and all of his friends

A/C#  Bm
D A/C#  Bm x3


The Escapist
No Capo



A
And
       B    C#m
In the end
         A
We lie awake
                   B      E           C#m
And we dream we’re making our escape

Ooh...

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maz_annab wrote on July 9 2008, 04:25 am

Hey Nicolas for the song 42, as starting chords, try C#m to G#m, they sounds good, tell me what you think.

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theroguecellist wrote on September 18 2008, 07:26 pm

wow, thanks mate; practically spot on with every song. ALl of them are very playable along with the CD, thanks.

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