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Song: The scientist
Artist: Coldplay
Tabbed by: Dimitry Krementsov
Send comments to krementsov@msn.com

I haven't seen any good tabs for this song, so here is mine.
Comments are welcome.

Piano arranged for guitar:
Capo on 3rd fret (chords are shown with capo as fret zero):

Verse:
Come up to meet you		
 |       |       |       |        |       |       |       |        
|2---------------2---------------|2---------------2---------------|
|3---------------3---------------|3---------------3---------------|
|4---------------4---------------|4---------------4---------------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|--------2---------------2-------|--------2---------------2-------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
 
tell you I'm sorry
 |       |       |       |        |       |       |       |        
|3-----------------3-------------|3---------------3-------5-------|
|3-----------------3-------------|3---------------3---------------|
|4-----------------4-------------|4---------------4---------------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|----------3---------------3-----|----------3---------------------|
 
You don't know how lovely
 |       |       |       |        |       |       |       |        
|2---------------2---------------|2---------------2---------------|
|3---------------3---------------|3---------------3---------------|
|2---------------2---------------|2---------------2---------------|
|--------0---------------0-------|--------0---------------0-------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
 
You are-ah
 |       |       |       |        |       |       |       |        
|0---------------0---------------|0---------------0---------------|
|3---------------3---------------|3---------------3---------------|
|2---------------2---------------|2---------------2---------------|
|--------0---------------0-------|--------0---------------0-------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
 
etc.

Chorus:
Nobody said..

 |       |       |       |        |       |       |       |        
|3-----------------3-------------|3-----------------3-------------|
|3-----------------3-------------|3-----------------3-------------|
|4-----------------4-------------|4-----------------4-------------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|----------3---------------3-----|----------3-------------3-------|

 
 |       |       |       |        |       |       |       |        
|3-----------------3-------------|3-----------------3-----5-------|
|3-----------------3-------------|3-----------------3-------------|
|4-----------------4-------------|4-----------------4-------------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|----------3---------------3-----|----------3---------------------|
 
It's such a shame..
 |       |       |       |        |       |       |       |        
|2---------------2---------------|2---------------2---------------|
|3---------------3---------------|3---------------3---------------|
|2---------------2---------------|2---------------2---------------|
|--------0---------------0-------|--------0---------------0-------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
 
 |       |       |       |        |       |       |       |        
|0---------------0---------------|0---------------0---------------|
|3---------------3---------------|3---------------3---------------|
|2---------------2---------------|2---------------2---------------|
|--------0---------------0-------|--------0---------------0-------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
 


Nobody said...

 |       |       |       |        |       |       |       |        
|3---------------3---------------|3---------------3---------------|
|3---------------3---------------|3---------------3---------------|
|4---------------4---------------|4---------------4---------------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|----------3---------------3-----|----------3-------------3-------|
 
 |       |       |       |        |       |       |       |        
|3---------------3---------------|3---------------3-------5-------|
|3---------------3---------------|3---------------3---------------|
|4---------------4---------------|4---------------4---------------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|----------3---------------3-----|----------3---------------------|
 
No one ever said
 |       |       |       |        |       |       |       |        
|2---------------2---------------|2---------------2---------------|
|3---------------3---------------|3---------------3---------------|
|2---------------2---------------|2---------------2---------------|
|--------0---------------0-------|--------0---------------0-------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
 						it would be this 
 |       |       |       |        |       |       |       |        
|0---------------0---------------|0---------------0---------------|
|3---------------3---------------|3---------------3---------------|
|2---------------2---------------|2---------------2---------------|
|--------0---------------0-------|--------0---------------0-------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

hard... 
 |       |       |       |        |       |       |       |        
|0---------------0---------------|0---------------0---------------|
|2---------------2---------------|2---------------2---------------|
|2---------------2---------------|2---------------2---------------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|--------0---------------0-------|--------0---------------0-------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
 
	oh take me back....
 |       |       |       |        |       |       |       |        
|0-------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|2-------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|2-------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|0-------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
 
Post chorus:
(this is just like the verse except the first time he plays an F 
instead of Dm)

 |       |       |       |        |       |       |       |        
|2---------------2---------------|2---------------2---------------|
|3---------------3---------------|3---------------3---------------|
|2---------------2---------------|2---------------2---------------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|--------0---------------0-------|--------0---------------0-------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
 
 |       |       |       |        |       |       |       |        
|3-----------------3-------------|3-----------------3-----5-------|
|3-----------------3-------------|3-----------------3-------------|
|4-----------------4-------------|4-----------------4-------------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|----------3---------------3-----|----------3---------------------|
etc.,  into the verse

I like to start strumming these chords in the outro. Instead of 

--2--   Use 	--0--  
--3--		--3--	
--2--		--0--
--0--		--4--
----		--5--
----		-----

For guitar 2 strum the same chords voiced mostly openly with capo 
on 1st fret. Relative to capo:
verse: C#m - A - E - Esus2 (or add 9, mess with it)
chorus: A - E - Esus2;  A- E- Esus2- B
post chorus: E - A- E - Esus2; C#m - A- E - Esus2

            
            
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Zmajo 10 Sep 10, 2005 08:00 PM

hmm..not good to play with guitar I guess

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shaynabeth 84 Feb 01, 2009 05:27 PM

this is great! thank you

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Maniacoustic 41 Jun 14, 2013 02:08 PM

Awesome tab. Fun to play. I'm not convinced about the [03045-] chord though.

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