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Transcribed by: Reuben J. Raya

Email: PurpleStorm08@aol.com

Music By: Coldplay

Song: 42

Album: Viva La Vida or Death and all his friends

 

Comments: I transcribed the beginning piano to guitar...

Its almost perfect but not quite. listen to the song

so you know when to go back to a previous bar of music.

 

Tuning: EADGBE

b=Bend

/=Slide

~=Vibrato

( )=Let notes ring out

 

Chords:

G#5=466xxx

C#5=x466xx

 

Intro: Piano (Play Softly)

 

"Those Who are dead are not dead they're just living in my head...

"And since I fell ... for that spell ... I am living it as well...

e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

B|-1-----1-----1-----1-----1-----1-----1-----1-----------------------------------|

G|-1-----1-----1-----1-----1-----1-----1-----1-----------------------------------|

D|----3-----3-----3-----3----3------3-----3-----3--------------------------------|

A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

 

... Ooooooooh... Ooooooooh...

(Actual Note for note part..) (Alternative/Easier Part ...)

e|-----------------------------------------------|----------------------------|

B|-----------------------------------------------|----------------------------|

G|--5----5----5----5-----3----3----3----3--------|-3----3----3----3-----------|

D|--5----5----5----5-----5----5----5----5--------|-2----2----2----2-----------|

A|----6-----6----6----6-----7----7----7----7-----|----3----3----3----3--------|

E|-----------------------------------------------|----------------------------|

 

Time is so short and i'm sure ... they're must be something more ...

e|----------------------------------------------------------------------3(3)------|

B|-------------2----2----2----2----4----4----4----4-----5---5---5---5---5(5)------|

G|-------------1----1----1----1----1----1----1----1-----5---5---5---5---5(5)------|

D|-2-2-3-4-5-----3----3----3----3----1----1----1----1-----5---5---5---5-----------|

A|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

E|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

 

e|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

B|-5---5---6---6---8---8---8---8---6---6---8---8---9---9---9---9---11--9--8-(8)---|

G|-5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---6---6---6---6---6---6---6---6------------------|

D|---5---5---5---5--5---5---5---5----6---6---6---6---6---6---6--------------------|

A|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

E|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

 

oooooOOooOooooOoooOOuhhhhh...

e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

B|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

G|--------------------------------10(10)-----------------------------------------|

D|--------------------------------10(10)-----------------------------------------|

A|---------------------------------8-(8)-----------------------------------------|

E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

 

Guitar 1

 

Repeat 1st Bar twice then ...

e|---------------------------------|-------------------------------------------|

B|---------------------------------|-------------------------------------------|

G|-14-10-12-10-10-10--12/13--10-10-|--13-13--13-13-13-13--13-13-13--13-13-13---|

D|--X--X--X--X--X--X---X/X---X--X--|---X--X---X--X--X--X---X--X--X---X--X--X---|

A|-12--8-10--8--8--8--10/11--8--8--|--11-11--11-11-11-11--11-11-11--11-11-11---|

E|---------------------------------|-------------------------------------------|

 

.... Repeat all bars together over and over

e|----------------------------------|

B|----------------------------------|

G|--13-13--13-13-13---15-15---------|

D|---X--X---X--X--X----X--X---------|

A|--11-11--11-11-11---13-13---------|

E|----------------------------------|

 

Guitar 2

 

Repeat bar twice then...

e|----------------------------|

B|----------------------------|

G|----------------------------|

D|-11-10--8---7(7)---/13--7---|

A|--X--X--X---X------/X---X---|

E|--9--8--6---5(5)---/11--5---|

 

"OOOoooowooooooOOoowoooooooooOOOooOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO ..."

Play this bar once then the next. Repeat G#5

e|----------------------------|----------------------------|-----------|

B|----------------------------|----------------------------|-----------|

G|----------------------------|----------------------------|-----------|

D|-11-10--8---6(6)---/13--6---|--11-10-8-5(5)--/13--5------|---6-6-6---|

A|--X--X--X---X------/X---X----|--X--X--X-X----/X---X------|---6-6-6---|

E|--9--8--6---4(4)---/11--4----|--9--8--6-3(3)--/11-3------|---4-4-4---|

 

G#5

"You thought you might be a ghost!

You thought you might be a ghost!

 

C#5

You didn't get to heaven, but you made it close ...

You didn't get to heaven, but you made it close ...

 

G#5

You thought you might be a ghost!

You thought you might be a ghost!

 

C#5

You didn't get to heaven but you made it close ...

You didn't get to heaven but you made it close ..."

 

Solo Repeat twice then... (Quick bend) Repeat bar twice then go back

e|------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|

B|------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|

G|---8--8--5--8--8--5--8-8-8-8b10-----|-------------------------------------|

D|------------------------------------|--6-6--6-6-6-6-6-8-------------------|

A|------------------------------------|--------------------8~---------------|

E|------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|

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