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The Scientist Chords

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Coldplay-"The Scientist" (Acoustic)
Chris Martin and Jonny Buckland

Tabbed by: Jake Machado 
My e-mail for questions or comments:  jake_machado22@yahoo.com

I thought I'd try to tab out this video from Youtube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jkMGf2_NKvs

I also tabbed this version on Powertab @ Ultimate-Guitar.com under "The Scientist Acoustic".

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The Key of F Major (I think.)

Guitars tuned to E,A,D,G,B,C
Tune high e string down to c

"[   ]"= one measure.

"( )"= previous chord continued. AKA ghost notes.

Here are what I think the chords are that Chris Martin plays in this video:
               
        (E,A,D,G,B,C)

Dm7 ----10,12,12,10,10,0

A#/Bb --6,8,8,7,6,0

F ------1,3,3,2,1,0

Fsus2 --1,3,3,0,1,0

C ------8,10,10.9.8.0


[Intro]

[ F ][  F, Fsus2 ]x1


[Verse]

Dm7            A#/Bb                   F                                
    Come up to meet you, tell you I'm sorry. 
                                  Fsus2    Dm7
    You don't know how lovely you aaaaaaaaaaare.
(Dm7)         A#/Bb                F                             
    I had to find you, tell you I need you, 
                          Fsus2   Dm7
    tell you I'll set you apaaaaaaaart.
(Dm7)             A#/Bb                     F                               
    Tell me your secrets, and ask me your questions. 
                           Fsus2     Dm7
    Oh lets go back to the staaaaaaaaaaart.
(Dm7)           A#/Bb               F                        
    Running in circles, coming up tails, 
                        Fsus2   A#/Bb
    heads are a science apaaaaaaaaaart


[Chorus]

(A#/Bb)               F                                  Fsus2     A#/Bb
 Nobody said it was easy. Oh it's such a shame for us to part.
(A#/Bb)               F                                     Fsus2 C
 Nobody said it was easy. No one ever said that it would be this  haaaard.
(C stopped)               F           
 Oh take me back to the start.


[Interlude]

[ F cont'D ][  A#/Bb  ][    F    ][  F, Fsus2 ]x1


[Verse]

Dm7              A#/Bb                   F                           
    I was just guessing at numbers and figures. 
                         Fsus2   Dm7
    Pulling your puzzles apaaaaaaaart.
(Dm7)             A#/Bb                F                                 
    Questions of science, science and progress.
                               Fsus2   Dm7
    Do not speak as loud as my hearrrrrrrrrt.
(Dm7)               A#/Bb                     F                          
    So tell me you love me, or come back and haunt me. 
                         Fsus2   Dm7
    Oh and I rush to the staaaaaaaart.
(Dm7)            A#/Bb                F                    
    Running in circles, chasing our tails. 
                   Fsus2   A#/Bb    
    Coming back as we aaaaaaaaare.


[Chorus]

(A#/Bb)                  F                                  Fsus2     A#/Bb
    Nobody said it was easy. Oh it's such a shame for us to part.
(A#/Bb)                  F                                     Fsus2  C
    Nobody said it was easy. No one ever said that it would be this   hard  
(C stopped)                  F           
    Oh take me back to the start.
  

(Here is where Jonny Buckland comes in. He just strums open strings
with his finger on the 12th fret on the A string. Then when they 
get to the 3rd measure, or "f" he bends that 12th fret on the A 
string to a 3/4 bend and release to standard pitch. He bends the 
string four times each measure of [ F ] and [ F, Fsus2 ]. AKA the 
third and fourth measures. I know it's confusing, just watch the 
video carefully and you'll get it.)


[Interlude]

[ F cont'D ][  A#/Bb  ][    F    ][  F, Fsus2 ]x1


[Outro]

[   Dm7   ][  A#/Bb  ][    F    ][ F, Fsus2 ]x1


       Dm7      A#/Bb                    F                       Fsus2
            Oh, oooooooo, oooo-oooo-oooo, oooooooooooo
       Dm7      A#/Bb                    F                       Fsus2
            Oh, oooooooo, oooo-oooo-oooo, oooooooooooo
       Dm7      A#/Bb                    F                       Fsus2
            Ah, oooooooo, oooo-oooo-oooo, oooooooooooo       

Then Chris Martin by himself for last part. Lowered volume of guitar too. 
End on a downstroke of "F".
       
  Dm7       A#/Bb                     F (Downstroke)                      
        Oh, oooooooo, oooo-oooo-oooo, oooooooooooo     
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mac7jb wrote on October 29 2008, 01:44 pm

this is excellent!

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booz wrote on March 15 2009, 06:53 pm

awesome song and excellent tabs, thanks!

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Jägermeister wrote on March 21 2009, 12:07 pm

Well done! This is spot on :)

100% accurate.

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