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The only tabs available at the moment are in E standard. The guitar is not in that tuning. Jonny Buckland employs an all F tuning in order to add a drone effect and enhance tone. This version is consistent with what Buckland plays live. Was this info helpful? Yes No
I've seen no accurate guitar tabs 
or covers of this song, so I've decided
to take a shot.

The guitar in this song is tuned to:
FFFFFF

The notes on each string specifically 
(left being low strings, right higher) are:
F2 F2 F3 F3 F3 F4

Please note that you must set a guitar up specifically for 
this tuning. Attempting this tuning with a guitar that isn't
set up will give you a bad sound, and could mess with your guitar
neck. There is also the possibility that you could snap a string
since some strings are tuned up. It's best to have the guitar set
up for all F tuning.

Before I start the tab, I'll give the string gauge used:

46 46 26 17 17 10

If you don't know how to set it up yourself, have it set up at a 
guitar store.

Also, if you have an octave up pedal (one that can track multiple notes),
turn it on.

Without further ado, here are the tabs!

Coldplay - 42 tab:

Legend:
h - hammer on
p - pull off
()- palm mute

F|--------------------------------0--0--0--|
F|-------(12)-(12)-----------(12)-0--0--0--|
F|-------(12)-(12)-----------(12)-0--0--0--|
F|-------(0)--(0)------------(0)--0--0--0--|           
F|--(0)--(0)--(0)--(0)--(0)--(0)--0--0--0--|
F|--(0)--(0)--(0)--(0)--(0)--(0)--0--0--0--|

F|---------------------------0--0--0--|
F|--(12)-(12)-----------(12)-0--0--0--|
F|--(12)-(12)-----------(12)-0--0--0--|              x2
F|--(0)--(0)------------(0)--0--0--0--|            
F|--(0)--(0)--(0)--(0)--(0)--0--0--0--|
F|--(0)--(0)--(0)--(0)--(0)--0--0--0--|

Prelude to main riff:

F|--15--15--15--15--15----------|
F|--15--15--15--15--15--17--12--|
F|--15--15--15--15--15--17--12--|
F|--12--12--12--12--12----------|
F|--12--12--12--12--12----------|
F|------------------------------|

Main Riff:

F|----------------------0----------------|
F|--16--12--14--12--12--14b15r14--12-12--|
F|--16--12--14--12--12--14b15r14--12-12--|    x2
F|--0---0---0---0---0---0---------0--0---|
F|--0---0---0---0---0---0---------0--0---|
F|--0---0---0---0---0---0---------0--0---|

Second part of main riff:

F|--------------0--|
F|--16--12--14--0--|
F|--16--12--14--0--|
F|--0---0---0---0--|
F|--0---0---0---0--|
F|--0---0---0---0--|

F|--15--|
F|--15--|
F|--15--|     Repeat chord as many times as needed
F|--12--|
F|--12--|
F|------|

F|-----------0---0---0---0---0---0----------------|
F|--17--12--16--12--14--12--12---14b15r14--12--12-|
F|--17--12--16--12--14--12--12---14b15r14--12--12-|
F|-----------0---0---0---0---0---0---------0---0--|
F|-----------0---0---0---0---0---0---------0---0--|
F|-----------0---0---0---0---0---0---------0---0--|

F|----------------------0------------------|
F|--16--12--14--12--12--14b15r14---12--12--|
F|--16--12--14--12--12--14b15r14---12--12--|             
F|--0---0---0---0---0---0----------0---0---|
F|--0---0---0---0---0---0----------0---0---|
F|--0---0---0---0---0---0----------0---0---|

F|--------------0--|
F|--16--12--14--0--|
F|--16--12--14--0--|
F|--0---0---0---0--|
F|--0---0---0---0--|
F|--0---0---0---0--|

F|--15--|
F|--15--|
F|--15--|     Repeat chord as many times as needed
F|--12--|
F|--12--|
F|------|

F|----------|
F|--17--12--|
F|--17--12--|    
F|----------|
F|----------|
F|----------|

Climax of song (turn on some light overdrive):

F|---------------------------|
F|---------------------------|
F|---------------------------|      x2
F|--8--7--5--4--4--10--4--4--|
F|--8--7--5--4--4--10--4--4--|
F|--8--7--5--4--4--10--4--4--|

F|---------------------------|
F|---------------------------|
F|---------------------------|   
F|--8--7--5--3--3--10--3--3--|
F|--8--7--5--3--3--10--3--3--|
F|--8--7--5--3--3--10--3--3--|

F|---------------------------|
F|---------------------------|
F|---------------------------|   
F|--8--7--5--2--2--10--2--2--|
F|--8--7--5--2--2--10--2--2--|
F|--8--7--5--2--2--10--2--2--|

F|---------------------------|
F|---------------------------|
F|---------------------------|     x2
F|--8--7--5--4--4--10--4--4--|
F|--8--7--5--4--4--10--4--4--|
F|--8--7--5--4--4--10--4--4--|

F|---------------------------|
F|---------------------------|
F|---------------------------|   
F|--8--7--5--3--3--10--3--3--|
F|--8--7--5--3--3--10--3--3--|
F|--8--7--5--3--3--10--3--3--|

F|---------------------------|
F|---------------------------|
F|---------------------------|    
F|--8--7--5--2--2--10--2--2--|
F|--8--7--5--2--2--10--2--2--|
F|--8--7--5--2--2--10--2--2--|

Rhythm (Chris sings):

F|-----------|
F|-----------|
F|-----------|
F|-----------|
F|-----------|
F|--3--3--3--|

You thought you might be a ghost

F|-----------------------------------|
F|-----------------------------------|
F|-----------------------------------|
F|-----------------------------------|
F|-----------------------------------|
F|--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--|

F|--------------|
F|--------------|
F|--------------|
F|--------------|
F|--------------|
F|--15--15--15--|

You thought you might be a ghost

F|-----------------------------------|
F|-----------------------------------|
F|-----------------------------------|
F|-----------------------------------|
F|-----------------------------------|
F|--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--|

F|--------------|
F|--------------|
F|--------------|
F|--------------|
F|--------------|
F|--15--15--15--|

You didn't get to heaven but you made it close

F|-----------------------------------|
F|-----------------------------------|
F|-----------------------------------|
F|-----------------------------------|
F|-----------------------------------|
F|--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--|

F|--------------|
F|--------------|
F|--------------|
F|--------------|
F|--------------|
F|--10--10--10--|

You didn't get to heaven but you made it close

F|-----------------------------------|
F|-----------------------------------|
F|-----------------------------------|
F|-----------------------------------|
F|-----------------------------------|
F|--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--|

F|--------------|
F|--------------|
F|--------------|
F|--------------|
F|--------------|
F|--15--15--15--|

You thought you might be a ghost

F|-----------------------------------|
F|-----------------------------------|
F|-----------------------------------|
F|-----------------------------------|
F|-----------------------------------|
F|--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--|

F|--------------|
F|--------------|
F|--------------|
F|--------------|
F|--------------|
F|--15--15--15--|

You thought you might be a ghost

F|-----------------------------------|
F|-----------------------------------|
F|-----------------------------------|
F|-----------------------------------|
F|-----------------------------------|
F|--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--|

F|--------------|
F|--------------|
F|--------------|
F|--------------|
F|--------------|
F|--15--15--15--|

You didn't get to heaven but you made it close

F|-----------------------------------|
F|-----------------------------------|
F|-----------------------------------|
F|-----------------------------------|
F|-----------------------------------|
F|--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--|

F|--------------|
F|--------------|
F|--------------|
F|--------------|
F|--------------|
F|--10--10--10--|

You didn't get to heaven but you oh-oh-oh oh-oh-oh

F|-----------------------------------|
F|-----------------------------------|
F|-----------------------------------|
F|-----------------------------------|
F|-----------------------------------|
F|--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--|

F|-----------|
F|-----------|
F|-----------|
F|-----------|
F|-----------|
F|--8--8--8--|

Solo:

F|----------------------------------------------|
F|--10--10--10--10--10--10--10--10--10--10--12--|
F|--10--10--10--10--10--10--10--10--10--10--12--|
F|----------------------------------------------|
F|----------------------------------------------|
F|----------------------------------------------|

F|----------------------------------------------|
F|--10--10--10--10--10--10--10--10--10--10--12--|
F|--10--10--10--10--10--10--10--10--10--10--12--|
F|----------------------------------------------|
F|----------------------------------------------|
F|----------------------------------------------|

F|-----------------------------------|
F|--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--5p0---|
F|--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--5p0---|
F|-----------------------------------|
F|-----------------------------------|
F|-----------------------------------|

F|----------------------------------|
F|--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--5p0--|
F|--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--5p0--|
F|----------------------------------|
F|----------------------------------|
F|----------------------------------|

F|----------------------------------------------|
F|--10--10--10--10--10--10--10--10--10--10--12--|
F|--10--10--10--10--10--10--10--10--10--10--12--|
F|----------------------------------------------|
F|----------------------------------------------|
F|----------------------------------------------|

F|----------------------------------------------|
F|--10--10--10--10--10--10--10--10--10--10--12--|
F|--10--10--10--10--10--10--10--10--10--10--12--|
F|----------------------------------------------|
F|----------------------------------------------|
F|----------------------------------------------|

F|----------------------------------|
F|--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--5p0--|
F|--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--5p0--|
F|----------------------------------|
F|----------------------------------|
F|----------------------------------|

F|-----------------------------------------|
F|--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--7--5--3--7--5--3--|
F|--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--7--5--3--7--5--3--|
F|-----------------------------------------|
F|-----------------------------------------|
F|-----------------------------------------|
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