Song: Viva La Vida

Band: Coldplay
Composed By: Chris Martin, Guy Berryman, Jon Buckland, Will Champion

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song:VIVA LA VIDA
by COLDPLAY
album:VIVA LA VIDA or DEATH AND ALL HIS FRIENDS

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Update on 5/19/08 - added no capo version
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These are all basic chords if you use a capo on the first fret.
if you dont have  a capo, C becomes C# , G becomes G#,
Em becomes Fm, D becomes D#, Bm becomes Cm.



    

Weird synthetizer/violin thingy arranged for guitar. Try to change between
normal and power chords when you feel like it, or it just will be too monotonous.

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STANDARD TUNING - CAPO 1



    

INTRO: C - D - G - Em    x2

(Em)      C        D

I used to rule the world 
           G                    Em
Seas would rise when I gave the word 
                     C       D

Now in the morning I sleep alone 
          G                 Em
Sweep the streets I used to own

C - D - G - Em    x2

(Em)      C         D

I used to roll the dice 
          G                 Em
Feel the fear in my enemy's eyes 
              C            D

Listen as the crowd would sing: 
          G                 Em
"Now the old king is dead! Long live the king!"


(Em)         C        D

One minute I held the key 
         G                    Em
Next the walls were closed on me 
                          C        D

And I discovered that my castles stand 
     G                    Em
Upon pillars of salt and pillars of sand 

  C              D

I hear Jerusalem bells are ringing 
G             Em
Roman Cavalry choirs are singing 
C                D

Be my mirror, my sword, and shield 
   G                 Em
My missionaries in a foreign field 
C                 D

For some reason I can't explain 
G                     Em              C      D

Once you go there was never, never an honest word
         Bm               Em 
That was when I ruled the world 

C - D - G - Em    x2

(Em)                  C     D

It was the wicked and wild wind 
              G               Em
Blew down the doors to let me in. 
                          C        D

Shattered windows and the sound of drums 
       G                    Em
People couldn't believe what I'd become

(Em)     C      D

Revolutionaries wait 
        G               Em
For my head on a silver plate 
                   C      D

Just a puppet on a lonely string
   G                         Em
Oh who would ever want to be king? 


  C              D

I hear Jerusalem bells are ringing 
G             Em
Roman Cavalry choirs are singing 
C                D

Be my mirror, my sword, and shield 
   G                 Em
My missionaries in a foreign field 
C                 D

For some reason I can't explain 
  G                     Em              
I know Saint Peter will call my name ,
   C            D 
never an honest word
              Bm               Em 
But that was when I ruled the world  

C - Em x3
D x2


C - D - G - Em    x2
(Ohhhhh Ohhh Ohhh)

  C              D

I hear Jerusalem bells are ringing 
G             Em
Roman Cavalry choirs are singing 
C                D

Be my mirror, my sword, and shield 
   G                 Em
My missionaries in a foreign field 
C                 D

For some reason I can't explain 
  G                     Em              
I know Saint Peter will call my name ,
   C            D 
never an honest word
              Bm                Em 
But that was when I ruled the world  

C - D - Bm - Em              and fading...
Oooooh Oooooh Oooooh
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Well guys I finally added a no capo version for you guys with no capo...

TUNED HALF STEP DOWN - Eb Ab Db Gb Bb Eb


INTRO: D - E - A - F#m    x2

(F#m)      D        E

I used to rule the world 
           A                    F#m
Seas would rise when I gave the word 
                     D       E

Now in the morning I sleep alone 
          A                 F#m
Sweep the streets I used to own

D - E - A - F#m    x2

(F#m)      D         E

I used to roll the dice 
          A                 F#m
Feel the fear in my enemy's eyes 
              D            E

Listen as the crowd would sing: 
          A                 F#m
"Now the old king is dead! Long live the king!"


(F#m)         D        E

One minute I held the key 
         A                    F#m
Next the walls were closed on me 
                          D        E

And I discovered that my castles stand 
     A                    F#m
Upon pillars of salt and pillars of sand 

  D              E

I hear Jerusalem bells are ringing 
A             F#m
Roman Cavalry choirs are singing 
D                E

Be my mirror, my sword, and shield 
   A                 F#m
My missionaries in a foreign field 
D                 E

For some reason I can't explain 
A                     F#m             D      E

Once you go there was never, never an honest word
         C#m              F#m 
That was when I ruled the world 

D - E - A - F#m    x2

(F#m)                 D    E

It was the wicked and wild wind 
              A               F#m
Blew down the doors to let me in. 
                          D        E

Shattered windows and the sound of drums 
       A                     F#m
People couldn't believe what I'd become

(F#m)    D      E

Revolutionaries wait 
        A               F#m
For my head on a silver plate 
                   D      E

Just a puppet on a lonely string
   A                         F#m
Oh who would ever want to be king? 


  D              E

I hear Jerusalem bells are ringing 
A             F#m
Roman Cavalry choirs are singing 
D                E

Be my mirror, my sword, and shield 
   A                 F#m
My missionaries in a foreign field 
D                 E

For some reason I can't explain 
  A                     F#m              
I know Saint Peter will call my name ,
   D            E 
never an honest word
              C#m              F#m 
But that was when I ruled the world  

D - F#m x3
E x2


D - E - A - F#m    x2
(Ohhhhh Ohhh Ohhh)

  D              E

I hear Jerusalem bells are ringing 
A             F#m
Roman Cavalry choirs are singing 
D                E

Be my mirror, my sword, and shield 
   A                 F#m
My missionaries in a foreign field 
D                 E

For some reason I can't explain 
  A                     F#m              
I know Saint Peter will call my name ,
   D            E 
never an honest word
              C#m               F#m 
But that was when I ruled the world  

D - E - C#m - F#m              and fading...
Oooooh Oooooh Oooooh

View Just Lyrics...

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

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

I hear Jerusalem bells are 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 a honest word
And that was when I ruled the world

It was a 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?

[Chorus]
I hear Jerusalem bells are ringing
Roman Calvary 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 rule this world
But that was when I ruled the world

Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh

[Chorus]

View Albums that This Song Appears On...

  • Music of the Millenium

    Genre: Pop/Rock Label: Warner Bros. Song Duration on Album: 3:44 Album Duration: 01:14:16

    Release Date: July 3, 2001

    Moods: Bravado, Dramatic, Nocturnal, Playful, Raucous, Rousing, Stylish, Swaggering

    Styles: Adult Contemporary, Album Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Dance-Pop, Hard Rock, Prog-Rock, Soft Rock, Contemporary Pop/Rock

  • Men

    Release Date: 2003

  • Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends

    Genre: Pop/Rock Label: Parlophone Song Duration on Album: 4:02 Album Duration: 45:49

    Release Date: June 17, 2008

    Moods: Bittersweet, Earnest, Reflective, Brooding, Cathartic, Ethereal, Intimate, Melancholy, Ambitious, Amiable/Good-Natured, Atmospheric, Lush, Passionate, Precious, Rousing, Sophisticated, Stylish

    Styles: Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

    Themes: Rainy Day, Reflection

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