Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Viva La Vida - Coldplay

Verse 1:
I used to rule the world
C   C   C   C   Db Bb 

Seas would rise when I gave the word
Bb   Ab      Bb   Bb   Ab C   Eb  F 

Now in the morning I sleep alone
C      C    C    C  C    C  C   Db Bb 

Sweep the streets I used to own
Bb       Ab  Bb  Bb C   Ab G F 

I used to role the dice
C   C   C   C  Db  Bb 

Feel the fear in my enemies eyes
Bb  Ab Bb Bb Bb Ab Bb Bb C Ab G F 

Listen as the crowds would sing
C  C    C  C     C        Db     B b

Now the old king is dead, long live the king
Ab    Ab  C   Bb  Ab Ab  C     Bb  Ab Ab 

One minute i held the key
Ab   F F      F   F   C   Eb 

Next the walls were closed on me
Eb    Eb Eb     Ab     Eb    Db  C

And I discovered that my castles stand
C    C   C C  C     C   C      C  Db   Bb 

Upon    pillars of  salt and pillars of sand
Ab Ab  C Bb Ab Ab   C   C Bb Ab Ab 


Chorus:
I hear Jerusalem bells a ringing
Ab F  F F Eb F   Eb  Bb  C Db 

Roman Cavalry   choirs are singing
Eb Eb  Eb C Eb    C     F    G Ab 

Be my mirror my sword my shield
F   F    F Eb   F    Eb     Bb  C Db

My missionaries in a foreign field
Eb Eb  Eb Eb Eb C Eb  C F G Ab 

For some reason I cant explain
F   F      F  Eb   F  G      G  G 

Once you go, there was never,  never an honest word
Eb     Eb   Eb Eb    Db  Db C  C C   C   C Db    Bb 

And that was when I ruled the world
Ab   Bb  Ab    G   G   C     G  Ab 


Verse 2:
It was the wicked and the wild wind
C   C    C    C C   C      C   C Db Bb 

Blew down the doors to let me in
Bb     Bb    Ab   Bb   Ab  C Eb  F 

Shattered windows and the sound of drums
C  C            C  C       C    C    C     Db   Bb 

People couldn't believe what I'd become
Ab Ab   C Bb     Ab Ab  Ab   C  Bb Ab 

Revolutionaries wait
F  F F F F F C     Eb 

For my head on a silver plate
Eb  Eb  Eb   Eb Eb Eb Eb Db C 

Just a puppet on a lonely string
C    C   C C   C    C   C Db  Bb 

Oh who would ever wanna be king?
Ab  C   Bb      Ab F  Ab F  Ab Ab 

Chorus:
I hear Jerusalem bells a ringing
Ab F  F F Eb F   Eb  Bb  C Db 

Roman Cavalry   choirs are singing
Eb Eb  Eb C Eb    C     F    G Ab 

Be my mirror my sword my shield
F   F    F Eb   F    Eb     Bb  C Db

My missionaries in a foreign field
Eb Eb  Eb Eb Eb C Eb  C F G Ab 

For some reason I cant explain
F   F      F  Eb   F  G      G  G 

Once you go, there was never,  never an honest word
Eb     Eb   Eb Eb    Db  Db C  C C   C   C Db    Bb 

And that was when I ruled the world
Ab   Bb  Ab    G   G   C     G  Ab 


Bridge: X2
Woooooooah oh
C  Eb Ab G F Eb 

Woooooooah oh
C Eb Ab G Eb C 


Chorus:
I hear Jerusalem bells a ringing
Ab F  F F Eb F   Eb  Bb  C Db 

Roman Cavalry   choirs are singing
Eb Eb  Eb C Eb    C     F    G Ab 

Be my mirror my sword my shield
F   F    F Eb   F    Eb     Bb  C Db

My missionaries in a foreign field
Eb Eb  Eb Eb Eb C Eb  C F G Ab 

For some reason I cant explain
F   F      F  Eb   F  G      G  G 

Once you go, there was never,  never an honest word
Eb     Eb   Eb Eb    Db  Db C  C C   C   C Db    Bb 

And that was when I ruled the world
Ab   Bb  Ab    G   G   C     G  Ab 

About Me
These notes can be used to play the song on many instruments including the flute, keyboard, recorder, piano and musical keyboard.
The piano/keyboard I use is a Casio CTK 240 Electric keyboard which is very basic but works brilliantly for beginners.
All of my posts are of the letter/alphabetical notes for many popular songs including current pop, rock, nursery rhymes, Disney and classical pieces.
 I also have a YouTube channel (called “Mint Music”) where I make videos to assist you in your learning.
Please feel free to comment any requests, feedback and constructive criticism.
You can also email me at simplycharlotte11@gmail.com .
You can find me on YouTube at:  https://www.youtube.com/user/Charlotter369

Thank you for reading and have a good day!

An oldie but a goldie - best of luck learning how to play Viva La Vida by Coldplay on the keyboard, piano, flute, recorder, guitar etc. 

Mint Music x 



5 comments:

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  2. Hey Charlotte, This was so helpful. Love from India. Could you also put up the song titled "Yellow" by Coldplay?

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  3. Hi Charlotte i really love coldplay especially these two songs paradise and Charlie Brown and i was wondering could i make a request for the notes of these songs .I would be very grateful because I've only got a keyboard and i am not the best at reading music and your site is very helpful but just doesn't have the two song i really want to learn so if you could make that bappen i would be over the moon
    Regards ciara

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  4. Hi Charlotte i really love coldplay especially these two songs paradise and Charlie Brown and i was wondering could i make a request for the notes of these songs .I would be very grateful because I've only got a keyboard and i am not the best at reading music and your site is very helpful but just doesn't have the two song i really want to learn so if you could make that bappen i would be over the moon
    Regards ciara

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  5. I find this site really fine only I do not know all chords you might have a akkorden schedule for me?

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