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Coldplay – Viva La Vida - LYRICS CHORDS TAB
Tabbed by Colin Jennison and Gerry Strother

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Tuning: Eb Ab Db Gb Bb Db
    Lead: Eb Ab Db Gb Bb Eb

(The Leads our from our live version)

     Db    Eb    Ab        F
d---0-----0-----0-------x-----|
a---3-----0-----2-------2-----|
a---2-----2-----2-------2-----|
e---0-----2-----2-------4-----|
b---0-----2-----0-------4-----|
f----x-----0-----0-------2----|

The chords above (in the same order) make up the main progression
of the WHOLE song except one part where it changes (bridge)


VERSE
I used to rule the world
Seas would rise when I gave the word
Now in the morning I sleep alone
Sweep the streets I used to own

Vol. Swells
e------------------|
b------------------|
g-13--12-----------|
d------------------|
a------------------|
e------------------|


I used to roll the dice
Feel the fear in my enemy's eyes
Listen as the crowd would sing:
"Now the old king is dead! Long live the king!"

One minute I held the key
Next the walls were closed on me
And I discovered that my castles stand
Upon pillars of salt and pillars of sand


e-------------------------|
b-------------------------|
g-14-13-11----11----------|
d------------14----14-----|
a-------------------------|
e-------------------------|

e-----------------------------|
b-----------------------------|
g-14-13-----------------------|
d---------14--11-14-11--------|
a-----------------------------|
e-----------------------------|

CHORUS
I hear Jerusalem bells a ringing
Roman Cavalry choirs are singing
Be my mirror my sword and shield
My missionaries in a foreign field
For some reason I can't explain
Once you go there was never, never an honest word
That was when I ruled the world
(Ohhh)

e-----10------10------10-------|
b--------0-------0-------------|
g-11-------11-------11---------|
d------------------------------|
a------------------------------|
e------------------------------|

e-----12------12------12-------|
b--------0-------0-------------|
g-13-------13------13----------|
d------------------------------|
a------------------------------|
e------------------------------|

e------12-------12-------12-------|
b----------0--------0-------------|
g-14---------14-------14----------|
d---------------------------------|
a---------------------------------|
e---------------------------------|

e------14------14------14-------|
b---------0-------0-------------|
g-14--------14-----14-----------|
d-------------------------------|
a-------------------------------|
e-------------------------------|

Interlude:

e-------------------------------------------------|
b-------------------------------------------------|
g--16>--16>---14>--16>--18>--13--14---------------|
d-------------------------------------------------|
a-------------------------------------------------|
e-------------------------------------------------|

VERSE
It was the wicked and wild wind
Blew down the doors to let me in.
Shattered windows and the sound of drums
People couldn't believe what I'd become

Revolutionaries wait
For my head on a silver plate
Just a puppet on a lonely string
Oh who would ever want to be king?

I hear Jerusalem bells a ringing
Roman Cavalry choirs are singing
Be my mirror my sword and shield
My missionaries in a foreign field
For some reason I can't explain
I know Saint Peter won't call my name
Never an honest word
But that was when I ruled the world
(Ohhhhh Ohhh Ohhh)

BRIDGE - Db, F, Db, F, Db, F, Eb, Eb

e-17-17-17--17-17-17--17-17-16-16-16-16-16-16-16-16-----------------|X3
b-------------------------------------------------------------------|
g-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-13-13-13-13-13-13-13-13-------------------|
d-------------------------------------------------------------------|
a-------------------------------------------------------------------|
e-------------------------------------------------------------------|

e-17-17-17-17--17-17-17-17--19-19-19-19-19-19-19-19-----------------|
b-------------------------------------------------------------------|
g-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-16-16-16-16-16-16-16-16-------------------|
d-------------------------------------------------------------------|
a-------------------------------------------------------------------|
e-------------------------------------------------------------------|

e-17-17-17-17-19-19--19-19-21-21-21-21-16-16-16-16-----------------|X2
b------------------------------------------------------------------|
g-14-14-14-14-16-16-16-16-18-18-18-18-13-13-13-13------------------|
d------------------------------------------------------------------|
a------------------------------------------------------------------|
e------------------------------------------------------------------|

I hear Jerusalem bells a ringing
Roman Cavalry choirs are singing
Be my mirror my sword and shield
My missionaries in a foreign field
For some reason I can't explain
I know Saint Peter won't call my name
Never an honest word
But that was when I ruled the world
Oooooh Oooooh Oooooh

Lead: Strum chorus chords

            
            
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dude55 202 Jun 26, 2009 12:06 AM

too much writing. very confusing

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Zainwolf 10 Jul 23, 2009 10:59 AM

not a bad tab..i like it, sounds like the song..good job man

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