Coldplay - Violet Hill Guitar Chords

Coldplay

permanent wave, pop

Song versions: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Chords: C, D, Em, F, F#, F#m, F#m7, G, Gmaj7, A, Am, Aadd9, Bm, Bm7, Bm9, B5, A/C, A/G, Bm7/A, D/F#
Artist:         Coldplay
Song:   Violet Hill
Album:  Viva La Vida or Death and All his Friends
Version:        1.0

AUTHOR:
Tab annotated by rikigo (grosserr@gmail.com)
[Standing on the shoulders of giants]
I've written this in my frustration that I couldn't find/or hear a chord tab of this song
that 'hit the right notes', but I acknowledge with thanks the previous
works of other UT members who inspired me to complete this submission.

TUNING:
Standard Tuning with Capo on 2nd fret. This version of the song is set in Bminor.
Although original is in C#minor, this sounds more interesting and
you get the option of more 'open' chords.

CHORDS:
C =========== x32010
D =========== xx0232
Em ========== 022000
F =========== 133211
F# ========== 244322
F#m ========= 244222
F#m7 ======== 242222
G =========== 320003
Gmaj7 ======= xx0002
A =========== x02220
Am ========== x02210
Aadd9 ======= x02420
Bm ========== x24432
Bm7 ========= x24232
Bm9 ========= x20222
B5 ========== xx245x


VERSE 1:
      Bm
Was a long and dark _De-cem - ber
                              Bm7
From the rooftops I re-mem - ber,
Bm9      Bm     A/C     Em
there was snow,________     white snow________
Bm
Clear-ly I____ remem - ber from the win - dows
          Bm7   Bm9
they were watch - ing while we
Gmaj7                 A/G         Em
froze________ down be - low________


CHORUS 1:
Em         G
When the fu - ture's ar - chitec - tured
     Add9                  Bm
by a car - nival of id - iots__ on show,________
                 Bm7/A
you'd better lie low________
   Gmaj7  F#m     Bm    F#m/A    B5
If you  love me___  won't you let___ me know?___


VERSE 2:
B5    Bm
Was a long and dark _De-cem - ber
                      Bm7
When the banks be-came cathe - drals
Bm9    Gmaj7     A/G      Em
and the fox________  be-came  God____
        Bm
Priests __ clutched ___ on - to bi - bles
                               Bm7
hol-lowed out___ to fit their ri - fles.
Bm9    Gmaj7   A/G   Em
And the cross________  was held aloft________


CHORUS 2:
G
Bury me in hon - our
         Aadd9
when I'm dead and hit___ the ground,
              Bm           Bm7/A
_my love's _op - posed,___ it un - folds________
   Gmaj7  F#m     Bm    F#m/A   B5
If you  love me___  won't you let___ me know?___


SOLO GUITAR:
Standard Tuning with Capo on 2nd fret.
(This is my 'first stab' at the distorted Guitar Solo)

E |--------------------------------------------|
B |--------------------------------------------|
G |-(1)-(4)--2--2--2--0---0--2-------------------|
D |-(2)-(5)-------------2------------------------|
A |--------------------------------------------|
E |--------------------------------------------|      (X3)    Then a sustain to...


E |---------------------------------------------|
B |---------------------------------------------|
G |-(1)-(4)--2--2--2--0---0--2--------------------|
D |-(2)-(5)-------------2-------------------------|
A |---------------------------------------------|
E |---------------------------------------------|      (X4)

VERSE 3:
B5      G
I don't want to be__ a sol - dier
        Aadd9
with the cap - tain of__ some sink - ing ship__
      BmBm7/A
with snow, far be - low
   Gmaj7  F#m                   Bm    F#m/A   B5
If you  love me,___  why'd you let___ me go?___


FINALE:
Bm       Em         Bm/F  Bm7/D    
 Bm
I took my love down to Vio - let    Hill
   A    Bm      F#m   G
There we  sat__    in__  snow.
A     Bm  Em     D  D/F#  F#m7/A
All that time__ she was si - lent still
        G   F#m    Bm/D   Bm     
   G
So, if you love me,__ won't you let___  me know?___
F#m    G   F#m    Bm    D  Bm      
  F#m/A     Bm
If you love me,__ won't you let___ me know?___


NOTES:
1. All comments and suggestions, most welcome.
1. I trust that this will lead to your own explorations of Chris Martin's
phrasing.

' Trust that you'll ...Enjoy!
-R

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