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Yellow Tab

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Title: Yellow
Artist: Coldplay
Album: Parachutes
Instrument: 6 String Guitar
Tabbed by: WW 
Tuning: E  A  B  G  B  D#     *Weird tuning, but right!* 

Gtr.1(Chris Martin)= acoustic--> plays chords
Gtr.2(Jonny Buckland)= electric--> plays riffs and chords

CHORDS:
    B  Badd11  F#6  Emaj7  G#m  F#m11
D#|-0----0-----0-----0-----0----1------||
 B|-0----0-----2-----0-----0----0------||
 G|-8----9-----3-----1-----4----2------||
 B|-0----0-----4-----0-----4----2------||
 A|-9----9-----4-----2-----x----x------||
 E|-7----7-----2-----0-----4----2------||
               *           *    *

[MAIN RIFF] w/slight distortion (hold bended note (b) untill release (r)) 
    B  
D#|----8---8---8---8---8---8---8---8------8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--||
 B|----0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0------0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--||
 G|-9b11--11--11--11--11--11--11--11---11r9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--||
 B|---------------------------------------------------------------||
 A|---------------------------------------------------------------||
 E|---------------------------------------------------------------||

    F#6
D#|----12--12--12--12--12--12--12--12-----------------------------||
 B|-----0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0------0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0-||
 G|-13b15--15--15--15--15--15--15--15--15r13-13-13-13-13-13-13-13-||
 B|---------------------------------------------------------------||
 A|---------------------------------------------------------------||
 E|---------------------------------------------------------------||

    Emaj7
D#|---3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3------3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3----------||
 B|---0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0------0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0----------||
 G|-4b6--6--6--6--6--6--6--6----6r4--4--4--4--4--4--4--4----------||
 B|---------------------------------------------------------------||
 A|---------------------------------------------------------------||
 E|---------------------------------------------------------------||

    B
D#|----8---8---8---8---8---8---8---8------8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--||
 B|----0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0------0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--||
 G|-9b11--11--11--11--11--11--11--11---11r9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--||
 B|---------------------------------------------------------------||
 A|---------------------------------------------------------------||
 E|---------------------------------------------------------------||

[CHORUS RIFF]
    Emaj7                           G#m             F#6
D#|-17--17--17--17--17--17--17--17--17--17--17--17--17--15--15--15-||
 B|----------------------------------------------------------------||
 G|-16--16--16--16--16--16--16--16--16--16--16--16--16--15--15--15-||
 B|----------------------------------------------------------------||
 A|----------------------------------------------------------------||
 E|----------------------------------------------------------------||

[INTRO] (0:00- 0:10):
B   Badd11   2x

[INTERLUDE] (0:11- 0:33) [MAIN RIFF]+ chords

[VERSE 1] (0:33- 1:29):
B                                         F#6 
Look at the stars, look how theuy shine for you
                     Emaj7
and everything you do, yeah they were all yellow.
B                              F#6 
I came along, I wrote a song for you.
                        Emaj7 
And all the things you do, and it was called 'yellow'.
B                     F#6
So when I took my turn.
                         Emaj7                         B  Badd11  B 
Oh, what a thing to have done, and it was all yellow.

[CHORUS] (1:29- 1:51) [CHORUS RIFF]+ chords
Emaj7    G#m         F#6
Your skin,   oh yeah your skin and bones
Emaj7    G#m    F#6
Turn in__to something beautiful
Emaj7       G#m           F#6          Emaj7
But you know,  you know I love you so 
Emaj7
You know I love you so

[INTERLUDE] (1:51- 2:13) [MAIN RIFF]+ chords

[VERSE 2] (2:13- 2:51):
B                                F#6
I swam across, I jumped across for your.
                      Emaj7  
Oh, what a thing to do, cos you were all 'yellow'.
B                              F#6 
I drew a line, I drew a line for you.
                      Emaj7                    B  Badd11  B
Oh, what a thing to do, and it was all 'yellow'

[CHORUS] (2:51- 3:15) [CHORUS RIFF]+ chords
Emaj7    G#m          F#6    
Your skin,   oh yeah your skin and bones
Emaj7   G#m      F#6
Turn in__to something beautiful
Emaj7       G#m           F#6              Emaj7
And you know for you, I'd bleed myself dry
Emaj7
For you I'd bleed myself dry

[INTERLUDE] (3:15- 3:36) [MAIN RIFF]+ chords 

[BRIDGE] (3:36- 4:10) [MAIN RIFF]+ chords
B                                 F#6 
It's true, look how the shine for you
                        Emaj7
Look how they shine for you
                       B
Look how they shine for
                        F#6
Look how they shine for you
                        Emaj7
Look how they shine for you,

Look how they shine.

[OUTRO] (4:10- 4:26)
B                                         F#m11
Look at the stars, look how they shine for you
                            Emaj7
And all the things that you do


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b= bend string
r= release string
*= use thumb for E-string

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greenspring101 10 May 30, 2004 08:00 PM

does it change anythign if u dont use ur thumb for the E string??

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EdMcMan 41 Apr 16, 2005 08:00 PM

Great tab. Not sure what everyone else's problem is? Maybe they missed the tuning.

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zeusplayer44 30 Apr 21, 2005 08:00 PM

yah this is definately the hard way to play it but it sounds good so it's probably the right way

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