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Viva La Vida Chords

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Difficulty
intermediate
Song: Viva La Vida
Band: Coldplay.
Chord Analysis: Mats Fagergren 2016-11-21
Comment: several chord versions exist already in UG. This is my version, where
I have focused on coming as close as possible to the string arrangement.
In this version, the chords are described for no capo.
Try to follow the string "staccato" rythm, when playing the chords.
[Chord-info]
           E,A,D,G,B,e
Dbsus2     x,4,6,6,4,x verse & intro & middle
Absus4/Eb  x,6,6,6,4,x verse & intro & middle
Ab         4,6,6,5,4,x verse & intro & middle
Fm.        1,3,3,1,1,x verse & intro & middle
Db.        x,4,6,6,6,4 interlude & chorus
Eb.        x,6,8,8,8,x interlude
Ab.        4,6,6,5,4,4 interlude
Fsus2.     x,8,10,10,8,x interlude 
Ebsus4.    x,6,8,8,9,6 chorus
Ab.        4,6,6,5,4,4 chorus
Ab/C.      8,11,10,8,9,8 chorus 
Dbmaj7.    x,4,6,5,6,4 chorus & outtro
Eb7.       x,6,8,6,8,6 chorus & outtro
Abmaj7.    x,x,6,5,4,3 chorus & outtro
Fm.        x,8,10,10,9,8 chorus & outtro

[intro]

Dbsus2 Absus4/Eb Ab Fm
Dbsus2 Absus4/Eb Ab Fm

[verse 1]
Fm        Dbsus2   Absus4/Eb
I used to rule the world, Seas
Ab                         Fm
would rise when I gave the word.
Fm                   Dbsus2 Absus4/Eb
Now in the morning I sleep  alone, sweep the streets
Ab         Fm
I used to own.

[interlude]

Db  Eb  Ab  Fsus2
Db  Eb  Ab  Fsus2

[verse 2]

Fsus2     Dbsus2   Absus4/Eb
I used to roll the dice, Feel the
Ab                 Fm
fear in my enemy's eyes.
Fm            Dbsus2     Absus4/Eb
Listen as the crowd would sing,"Now the..
Ab                Fm
old king is dead! Long live the king!"

[verse 3]

Fm           Dbsus2   Absus4/Eb
One minute I held the key, Next the
Ab                   Fm
walls were closed on me.
Fm                       Dbsus2  Absus4/Eb
And I discovered that my castles stand, upon
Ab                  Fm
pillars of salt and pillars of sand.

[Chorus]

   Db             Ebsus4
I hear Jerusalem bells are ringing,
Ab            Fm
Roman Cavalry choirs are singing.
Db               Ebsus4
Be my mirror, my sword and shield,
Ab              Fm
My missionaries in a foreign field.
Db              Eb
For some reason I can't explain,
Ab/C                 Fm          
Once you go there was never,
Fm       Dbmaj7 Eb7
Never an honest word. and
Abmaj7                    Fm
that was when I ruled the world.

[middle]

Dbsus2 Absus4/Eb Ab Fm
Dbsus2 Absus4/Eb Ab Fm

[verse 4]

Fm                    Dbsus2 Absus4/Eb
It was the wicked and wild   wind, blew 
Ab                       Fm
down the doors to let me in.
Fm                       Dbsus2   Absus4/Eb
Shattered windows and the sound of drums, people
Ab               Fm
couldn't believe what I'd become.

[verse 5]

Fm         Db   Eb 
Revolutionaries wait, for
Ab                 Fm
my head on a silver plate.
Fm                  Dbsus2 Absus4/Eb
Just a puppet on a lonely string, oh
Ab                     Fm
who would ever want to be king?

[Chorus]

   Db             Ebsus4
I hear Jerusalem bells are ringing,
Ab            Fm
Roman Cavalry choirs are singing.
Db               Ebsus4
Be my mirror, my sword and shield,
Ab              Fm
My missionaries in a foreign field.
Db              Eb
For some reason I can't explain,
Ab/C                 Fm          
I know Saint Peter won't call my name
Fm       Dbmaj7 Eb7
Never an honest word. and
Abmaj7                    Fm
that was when I ruled the world.


[Bridge]

Dbsus2 Fm Dbsus2 Fm Dbsus2 Fm Ebsus4 Ebsus4
                                       Ohooh
Db   Ebsus4  Ab  Fsus2
oh oh ooh oh , oh ooh ho
Db   Ebsus4  Ab  Fsus2
oh oh ooh oh , oh ooh ho

[chorus]
  Db             Ebsus4
I hear Jerusalem bells are ringing,
Ab            Fsusm
Roman Cavalry choirs are singing.
Db               Ebsus4
Be my mirror, my sword and shield,
Ab              Fsusm
My missionaries in a foreign field.
Db              Eb
For some reason I can't explain,
Ab/C                 Fm          
I know Saint Peter won't call my name
Fm       Dbmaj7 Eb7
Never an honest word. and
Abmaj7                    Fm
that was when I ruled the world.

[outtro]
Dbmaj7  Eb7   Abmaj7   Fm
Uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu
Dbmaj7  Eb7   Abmaj7   Fm
Uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu....


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maguri [tm] 27,083 Nov 22, 2016 05:21 PM

Sounds good to me!
I'd suggest transposing the tab down one step for playablility and then use a capo 1st fret to bring it back to the original key.

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motoclangers [tm] 4,295 Nov 25, 2016 03:20 PM

Agree sounds good on CAPO 1,great tab,love the suspended chords great work

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