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Viva La Vida

Coldplay

2 measures intro
 CDGEm
 ....      x2

 EmCD
 I used to rule the world
 GEm
Seas would rise when I gave the word
 CD
Now in the morning I sleep alone
 GEm
Sweep the streets I used to own
2 measures break
 CDGEm
 ....      x2

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

 EmCD
 One minute I held the key
 GEm
Next the walls were closed on me
 CD
And I discovered that my castles stand
 GEm
Upon pillars of salt 'n pillars of sand
chorus
 CD
hear Jerusalem bells a ringing
 GEm
 Roman cavalry choirs are singing
 CD
 Be my mirror, my sword and shield
 GEm
My missionaries in a foreign field

 CD
 For some reason I can't explain
 GEm
 Once you go there was never
 CD
Never an honest word
 Bm?Em
And that was when I ruled the world
2 measures break
 CDGEm
 ...

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

 EmCD
 Revolutionaries wait
 GEm
For my head on a silver plate
 CD
Just a puppet on a lonely string
 GEm
Oh who would ever want to be king?
chorus
 CD
hear Jerusalem bells a ringing
 GEm
 Roman cavalry choirs are singing
 CD
 Be my mirror, my sword and shield
 GEm
My missionaries in a foreign field

 CD
 For some reason I can't explain
 GEm
know Saint Peter will call my name
 CD
Never n'honest word
 BmEm
But that was when I ruled the world

 CEm
 .    x3
 D
   x2

 CD
Whoa-oh-ohhh oh-ohhh oh
 GEm
Whoa-oh-ohhh oh-ohhh oh
 CD
Whoa-oh-ohhh oh-ohhh oh
 GEm
Whoa-oh-ohhh oh-ohhh oh
chorus
 CD
hear Jerusalem bells a ringing
 GEm
 Roman cavalry choirs are singing
 CD
 Be my mirror, my sword and shield
 GEm
My missionaries in a foreign field

 CD
 For some reason I can't explain
 GEm
know Saint Peter will call my name
 CD
Never n'honest word
 BmEm
But that was when I ruled the world

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Bm C D Em G
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cta (report comment to admin):
original is in Db.  Can transpose though.
whoppeeSA (report comment to admin):
yes, it's in Dflat. But the way Coldplay played it, they just put a capo on the 1st fret
xkaedx (report comment to admin):
coldplay uses an e-bow for the lead part, but it sounds okay for this part too.
haroldpe (report comment to admin):
changed lyric to "St Peter "won't" call my name
Guitar_Hero123654 (report comment to admin):
good song, great chords

petjep (report comment to admin):
Last chords are c/D/Bm/EM imo
Derekxxiii (report comment to admin):
Actually it's in the key of G#. Em is Gs relative minor and C is its 4th with D as its 5th. 1, 3 and 5. With the relative minor. Add a capo at the first fret. G#.