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Song: Viva La Vida
Band: Coldplay.
Chord Analysis: Mats Fagergren 2016-11-21
use the chords according to the instructions below.

[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
oooh                                       
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            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.

[outro]

Dbmaj7  Eb7   Abmaj7   Fm
Uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu
Dbmaj7  Eb7   Abmaj7   Fm
Uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu....



            
            
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maguri [tm] 31,564 Nov 22, 2016 12:21 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] 13,450 Nov 25, 2016 10:20 AM

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

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mike.aerio 10 Apr 17, 2017 12:54 PM

trying to follow Chris' superb unplugged play in
https://youtu.be/-el3KkA5zK8..
anyone has done this?

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