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Viva La Vida Chords

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song:VIVA LA VIDA
by COLDPLAY
album:VIVA LA VIDA or DEATH AND ALL HIS FRIENDS

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Update on 5/19/08 - added no capo version
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These are all basic chords if you use a capo on the first fret.
if you dont have  a capo, C becomes C# , G becomes G#,
Em becomes Fm, D becomes D#, Bm becomes Cm.

Weird synthetizer/violin thingy arranged for guitar. Try to change between
normal and power chords when you feel like it, or it just will be too monotonous.

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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 sleep 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
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Well guys I finally added a no capo version for you guys with no capo...

TUNED HALF STEP DOWN - Eb Ab Db Gb Bb Eb

INTRO: D - E - A - F#m    x2

(F#m)      D        E
I used to rule the world 
           A                    F#m
Seas would rise when I gave the word 
                     D       E
Now in the morning I sleep alone 
          A                 F#m
Sweep the streets I used to own

D - E - A - F#m    x2

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


(F#m)         D        E
One minute I held the key 
         A                    F#m
Next the walls were closed on me 
                          D        E
And I discovered that my castles stand 
     A                    F#m
Upon pillars of salt and pillars of sand 

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

D - E - A - F#m    x2

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

(F#m)    D      E
Revolutionaries wait 
        A               F#m
For my head on a silver plate 
                   D      E
Just a puppet on a lonely string
   A                         F#m
Oh who would ever want to be king? 


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

D - F#m x3
E x2


D - E - A - F#m    x2
(Ohhhhh Ohhh Ohhh)

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

D - E - C#m - F#m              and fading...
Oooooh Oooooh Oooooh
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e-vitto wrote on May 12 2008, 04:03 pm

Hey, good job (and wonderful song!)
Think you have to invert Em and G in the second verse ("Feel the fear in my enemy's eyes), while I think it's "I know Sait Peter won't call my name" in the last two chorus.

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acade365 wrote on May 12 2008, 07:59 pm

[05-12-2008 - 04:03 pm] by e-vitto:|

Hey, good job (and wonderful song!)
Think you have to invert Em and G in the second verse ("Feel the fear in my enemy's eyes), while I think it's "I know Sait Peter won't call my name" in the last two chorus.

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youre right with the chords... it was just a typo. updating now.

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