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Spies Chords

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Coldplay - Spies
Tabbed By - Dean Oemcke (deanoemcke@hotmail.com)
Any mistakes or thoughts? Feel free to email me.

note: i have named the chords simply to make it easier to read
      however most chords used are inversions of what is stated
      therefore you will need to study the chords before you
      play if you want it to sound right
      also these are just my interpretations of the chords used
      if anyone else has any improvements that they think sound 
      better then let me know

De-tune string 1 (High e) to c# 

Chords: (#) = played with thumb
        T   = Fret 10
        E   = Fret 11

        C#m    (9)EE9x0        B      (7)99800
        F#m    (2)442x0        D#sus2   x688x0
        E        0221x0        G#sus4 (4)666x0
        A        x0E9x0        G#     (4)665x0
        G#m    (4)66440        A6       x0ETx0

        B*     (7)9x890 -> (7)9x870

C#m   x4

F#m                         E
I awake to find no peace of mind
            A             G#m
I said how do you live as fugitive
     F#m                        E
Down here where i cannot see so clear
I said what do i know
Show me the right way to go

       F#m                           G#m
       And the spies came out of the water
                  A                       G#m
       And you're feeling so bad 'cos you know
                F#m                     E
       That the spies hide out in every corner
       But you can't touch them no
            B              C#m    A     B
       'Cos they're all spies
       B              C#m    A     B     B
       They're all spies

F#m                           E
I awake to see that no one is free
Well we're all fugitives
Look at the way we live
     F#m                            E
Down here where i cannot sleep from fear, no
I said which way do i turn
Oh i forget everything i learn


A                    B                        A
And if we don't hide here they're gonna find us
                     G#m                                 A
And if we don't hide now they're gonna catch us where we sleep
                     B                        D#sus2   (G#sus4) G#
And if we don't hide here they're gonna find us

C#m    A     B     B
C#m    A     B     B

               A                     G#m
       And the spies came out of the water
                  A6                       B
       But you're feeling so good 'cos you know
                F#m                     E
       That the spies hide out in every corner
       But they can't touch you no
            B              C#m    A     B*
       'Cos they're just spies                
       B*             C#m    A     B*
       They're just spies
       B*             C#m    A     B*
       They're just spies
       B*             C#m
       They're just spies.....

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chall_99 352 Jan 21, 2009 03:09 PM

I really liked this version. I didn't detune the high E and it still sounds good to me (actually I tried it detuned and didn't get it - maybe if you don't mute the B string right, it doesn't work).

For the "Cuz they're just spies..." part, I found playing the A, B and C#m as follows was much easier and sounded good/better to me:

A - x022200
B - x244400
C#m - x466500

basically, just sliding the previous regular open A up two frets and adding the bass note for B; then slide up 2 more (switching to the Am formed barre). Note: the other A's are better off in the E-barre (577600), but I was switching to the open A on the "you can't touch them no..." pass in the chorus to go into the A, B, C#m part as shown.

Not sure about the Bridge (I can't remember that part well enough), but the rest sounds spot on and blows away any other version of this song I've tried. I don't have the CD anymore, so I playing from memory and this passes the "close enough" test to me.

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verve0 40 Sep 21, 2010 04:37 PM

love this version, sure does pass the "close enough" test without de-tuning and all that garbage. one correction from listening closely to the cd:

The "A" you have on "us" is actually F#m, as seen below.

A B F#m
And if we don't hide here, they're gonna find us

nice one!

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verve0 40 Sep 21, 2010 04:39 PM

i don't understand why this site always pushes things into the left margin GRRRRRR... anyways, change the A to F#m on "us"

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