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Coldplay tabs for Violet hill

Guitar tabs with lyrics

Album: Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends (2008)
Instrument: Guitar
Difficulty: Intermediate

Tuning: Drop A chord diagramD MajorD

The other tab isn't that great, so...here's my interpretation

I'll just give you the different riffs and where they're supposed to go - listen to the
recording if you want the timing and stuff.

No guitar during Intro and Verse 1

Fill 1 (occurs at 0:48 and after)
e|---------------------------------------|
A chord diagramBB|---------------------------------------|
A chord diagramG+G|---------------------------------------|
A chord diagramD MajorD|-4-3---2-1-----------------------------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|-4-3---2-1-----------------------------|
A chord diagramD MajorD|-4-3---2-1-----------------------------|


Pre-Chorus (Light distortion, little delay)
e|-7-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-|
A chord diagramBB|---------------------------------|
A chord diagramG+G|---------------------------------|
A chord diagramD MajorD|---------------------------------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|---------------------------------|
A chord diagramD MajorD|---------------------------------|

e|-7-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-|
A chord diagramBB|---------------------------------|
A chord diagramG+G|---------------------------------|
A chord diagramD MajorD|---------------------------------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|---------------------------------|
A chord diagramD MajorD|---------------------------------|

e|-7-9-7-9~--------7-9-7-9~--------|
A chord diagramBB|---------------------------------|
A chord diagramG+G|---------------------------------|
A chord diagramD MajorD|---------------------------------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|---------------------------------|
A chord diagramD MajorD|---------------------------------|

(you can tremolo or flanger the 11, it's up to you)

"If you love me, won't you let me know"
e|---------------------------------|
A chord diagramBB|---------------------------------|
A chord diagramG+G|---------------------------------|
A chord diagramD MajorD|-------------6-4-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|-9-7--6---2--4-2-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|
A chord diagramD MajorD|-9-7--6---2----------------------|
     ^beat one is here

Verse 2 Background Guitar (repeat for whole verse)
e|-7-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-|
A chord diagramBB|---------------------------------|
A chord diagramG+G|---------------------------------|
A chord diagramD MajorD|---------------------------------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|---------------------------------|
A chord diagramD MajorD|---------------------------------|


Verse 2 Guitar Licks (heard in the background)
e|---9--9--9-------9--9--9---------|
A chord diagramBB|---9--9--9-------9--9--9---------|
A chord diagramG+G|---9--9--9-------9--9--9---------|
A chord diagramD MajorD|---11-11-11------11-11-11--------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|---------------------------------|
A chord diagramD MajorD|---------------------------------|

On the album I'm pretty sure he goes v, but live he keeps playing a A chord diagramC minorCm chord.
e|---5--5--5-----------------------|
A chord diagramBB|---5--5--5-----------------------|
A chord diagramG+G|---6--6--6-----------------------|
A chord diagramD MajorD|---7--7--7-----------------------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|---------------------------------|
A chord diagramD MajorD|---------------------------------|


Solo (repeat riff as necessary)
e|---------------------|
A chord diagramBB|-5-4---5-------------|
A chord diagramG+G|-----6-----4--6------|
A chord diagramD MajorD|---------6---6--4----|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|------------------4--|
A chord diagramD MajorD|---------------------|


Solo Fill
-----------------------|
-5-4---5---------------|
-----6-----4-----------|
---------6---6-43--21--|
---------------43--21--|

Other versions of Violet Hill

Violet hillChords
Violet hill (Ver. 2)Chords
Violet hill (Ver. 3)Chords

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