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VIOLET HILL


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STANDARD TUNING
NO CAPO (Scroll down for a Capoed Version)

CHORD CHART:
C#m       x46654
C#m7      x46454
A         x02220
Asus2     x02200
F#m       244222
F#5       x 9 11 11 xx
F5        x 8 10 10 xx
E5        x799xx
Eb5       x688xx 
B         x24442
G#m       466444
B6        x24444
E         022100
C#sus2    x46644
E/G#      4x245x


[VERSE 1]
      C#m
Was a long and dark December 
                    C#m7
From the rooftops I remember
          A   Asus2    F#m      F#5  F5  E5  Eb5   (strum quickly)
There was snow, white snow 
  C#m
Clearly I remember from the windows 
          C#m7               A       Asus2
They were watching while we froze... 
        F#m        F#5  F5  E5  Eb5 
Down below 


[CHORUS]
          A             
When the future's architectured
     B                     C#m
By a carnival of idiots on show 
                 B
You'd better lie low 
G#m     A   G#m  E        C#m B6  C#m
If you love me, won’t you let me know?


[VERSE 2]
      C#m
Was a long and dark December 
                       C#m7
When the banks became cathedrals 
        A  Asus2      F#m         F#5  F5  E5  Eb5 
And the fox    became God 
 C#m
Priest clutched onto bibles 
                          C#m7
Hollowed out to fit their rifles
         A   Asus2      F#m        F#5  F5  E5  Eb5 
And the cross was held aloft.


[CHORUS]
A          
Bury me in armour
         B
When I’m dead and hit the ground 
              C#m           B
My nerves are poles that unfroze
    G#m     A   G#m  E        C#m B6  C#m
And if you love me, won’t you let me know?


[GUITAR SOLO]

     C#m                                 C#sus2
E||----------------------------|-----------------------------|
B||----------------------------|-----------------------------|
G||----------------------------|-----------------------------|
D||--2-1---2-------------------|--2-1---2--------------------|
A||------4-------2-----4-------|------4-------2-2----4-------|
E||-----------4-----4-----2----|-----------4------4-----2----|

  A         Asus2               F#m                F#5  F5 E5 Eb5          
|-----------------------------|-----------------------------------|        Repeat two times
|-----------------------------|-----------------------------------|
|-----------------------------|---------------------11--10--9--8--|
|--2-1---2--------------------|--2-1---2------------11--10--9--8--|
|------4-------2-2----4-------|------4-------2------9---8---7--6--|
|-----------4------4-----2----|-----------4-----4-----------------|


[CHORUS]
        A           
I don’t wanna be a soldier 
        B
who the captain of some sinking ship 
      C#m
would stow 
    B
far below...
    E/G#    A   G#m  E        C#m    B6     C#m
So, if you love me, why’d you let me go?


[OUTRO]
(C#m)     E    A        E     G#m      A
I took my love down to Violet Hill 
        C#m     G#m   A   
There we sat    in    snow 
A   B    C#m  F#m     E         G#m
All that time she was silenced still 
    G#m    A    G#m  E        C#m  B   C#m          A
So, if you love me, won’t you let  me  know?
G#m    A    G#m  E        C#m  B  C#m
If you love me, won’t you let  me know?


--------------------------------------------------------------------
STANDARD TUNING
CAPO 2

CHORD CHART:
Bm       x24432
Bm7      x24232
G        320003
Gsus2    300033
Em       022000
E5       x799xx
Eb5      x688xx
D5       x577xx
Db5      x466xx
A        x02220
F#m      244222
A6       x02222
D        xx0232
Bsus2    x24422
D/F#     200232


[VERSE 1:]
      Bm
Was a long and dark December 
                    Bm7
From the rooftops I remember
          G   Gsus2    Em      E5  Eb5  D5  Db5   (strum quickly)
There was snow, white snow 
  Bm
Clearly I remember from the windows 
          Bm7                G       Gsus2
They were watching while we froze... 
        Em          E5  Eb5  D5  Db5   
Down below 


[CHORUS:]
          G             
When the future's architectured
     A                     Bm
By a carnival of idiots on show 
                 A
You'd better lie low 
F#m     G   F#m  D        Bm  A6  Bm
If you love me, won’t you let me know?


[VERSE 2:]
      Bm
Was a long and dark December 
                       Bm7
When the banks became cathedrals 
        G  Gsus2      Em        E5  Eb5  D5  Db5    
And the fox    became God 
 Bm
Priest clutched onto bibles 
                          Bm7
Hollowed out to fit their rifles
         G   Gsus2      Em             E5  Eb5  D5  Db5   
And the cross was held aloft.


[CHORUS:]
G          
Bury me in armour
         A
When I’m dead and hit the ground 
              Bm           A
My nerves are poles that unfroze
    F#m     G   F#m  D        Bm  A6  Bm
And if you love me, won’t you let me know?


[GUITAR SOLO:]

     Bm                                 Bsus2
F#||-----------------------------|--------------------------------|
C#||-----------------------------|--------------------------------|
A ||-----------------------------|--------------------------------|
E ||--0--------0-----------------|--0--------0--------------------|
B ||-----4--2--------0-----2-----|-----4--2--------0--0-----2-----|
F#||--------------2-----2-----0--|--------------2--------2-----0--|

  G         Gsus2                  Em                  E5 Eb5 D5 Db5         
--------------------------------|------------------------------------|
--------------------------------|------------------------------------|
--------------------------------|-----------------------9--8--7---6--|
--0--------0--------------------|--0--------0-----------9--8--7---6--|  Repeat two times
-----4--2--------0--0-----2-----|-----4--2--------0-----7--6--5---4--|
--------------2--------2-----0--|--------------2-----2---------------|


[CHORUS:]
        G 
I don’t wanna be a soldier 
        A
who the captain of some sinking ship 
      Bm
would stow 
    A
far below...
    D/F#    G   F#m  D        Bm  A6 Bm
So, if you love me, why’d you let me go?


[OUTRO:]
(Bm)      D    G        D     F#m      G
I took my love down to Violet Hill 
         Bm     F#m   G   
There we sat    in    snow 
G    A   Bm   Em      D         F#m
All that time she was silenced still 
    F#m    G    F#m  D        Bm   A   Bm          G
So, if you love me, won’t you let  me  know?
F#m    G    F#m  D        Bm   A  Bm
If you love me, won’t you let  me know?

            
            
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jchitty 217 May 01, 2008 03:49 PM

sorry but the whole outro does not sound right. Its a really weird chord progression at the end, he changes chords with almost every syllable. The chord progression is following the melody as opposed to the other way around like songs usually are. :( its pretty good though, I'm having a tough time figuring it out too :(

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jakeyt 84 May 02, 2008 06:02 AM

Its a good enough tab, but in my opinion just the bare bones. for example at the end of the verse after F#m you got do with a quick strum of Fmajor. Think it would add something to it. But as its ony ben out for like 4 days its a pretty good tab. 3 star i think. well done

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Coldplay_ 10 May 02, 2008 07:25 AM

The chords are quite ok, but the lyrics are totally wrong! you can find the right lyrics on coldplaying.com! :)

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