Coldplay - Every teardrop is a waterfall

Song: "Every Teardrop is a Waterfall" Artist: Coldplay Album: Every Teardrop is a Waterfall-Single (6/3/11) The D chords in this song could be played either as a 6/9 or just an add9. I prefer the 6/9 because it makes for an easier transition to the A. During the verses, the A chord has a C# bass, so don't let that throw you off when the A sounds weird. The acoustic plays a normal A, and later the bass will play the C#. Let me explain how to play this. The acoustic guitar, or guitar 1, is at the beginning of the tab and goes from start to finish of the song, for that guitar only. But within the Gtr. 1 tab, you'll notice "Play Gtr. 2: Part2" or "Play Bass: Part 1." This tells you when to play the tabs for the other guitars, which are tabbed below the Gtr. 1 tab. Each part for each instrument should be in the order of the song. I did it this way because it was the best layout I could devise to keep everything in order. Tabbed by: Patrick (Coldplayfan42) and Matthew (Sir Matthias) Guitar 1: acoustic/standard (EADGBE) Guitar 2: electric/standard (EADGBE) Bass: electric/standard (EADG) Intro/Verse: Synth D6/9, A, D6/9, A D6/9 I turn the music up, I got my records on, A I shut the world outside, until the lights come on. D6/9 Maybe the street's alight, maybe the trees are gone, A I feel my heart start beating, to my favorite song. (Gtr. 1 enters) D6/9 And all the kids they dance, all the kids all night, A until Monday morning feels another life. F#m7sus4 I turn the music up, I'm on a roll this time, D6/9 and Heaven is in sight. Interlude: A, D6/9, A, D6/9, A, D6/9, A, D6/9 Play: Guitar 2: Part 1 Verse 2: Play: Guitar 2: Part 2 (Play throughout the verse, fairly quietly) Play: Bass: Part 1 D6/9 I turn the music up, I got my records on, A from underneath the rubble, sing a rebel song. D6/9 Don't want to see another generation drop, A I'd rather be a comma, than a full stop. D6/9 Maybe I'm in the black, maybe I'm on my knees, A maybe I'm in the gap, between the two trapezes. F#m7sus4 But my heart is beating, and my pulses start, D6/9 cathedrals in my heart. Pre-Chorus: Play Guitar 2: Part 2 Play Bass: Part 2 D6/9 C#m F#m7sus4 And we saw oh this light, I swear you, emerge blinking into, D6/9 to tell me it's all right. D6/9 C#m F#m7sus4 As we soar walls, every siren is a symphony, D6/9 And every tear's a waterfall. Play: Guitar 2: Part 1 A Is a waterfall, D6/9 oh, A is a waterfall, D6/9 oh oh oh, A is a is a waterfall, D6/9 A every tear is a is a waterfall, D6/9 oh oh oh. E So you can hurt, D6/9 hurt me bad. C#m D6/9 But still I'll raise, A the flag. Chorus Play: Guitar 2: Part 1 Play: Bass: Part 3 A D6/9 Oh, A D6/9 It was a wa wa wa wa watefall. A D6/9 a wa wa wa wa waterfall. Ending: *Full drums enter* Gtr. 1: plays D6/9, A throughout the rest of the song. Play: Gtr. 2: Part 2 Play: Bass: Part 4 Every tear, every tear, every teardrop is a waterfall. Every tear, every tear, every teardrop is a waterfall. --------END GTR 1 TAB---------- Gtr. 2 Part 1: REPEAT 4X E--12-12----12-12h14p12-----17p12-12--14--12h14p12----12-14-----| B--------14-------------14-------------------------14-----------| G---------------------------------------------------------------| D---------------------------------------------------------------| A---------------------------------------------------------------| E---------------------------------------------------------------| E-17p12-12----12-12h14p12-----17p12-12--14--12h14p12-----12-14--| B----------14-------------14-------------------------14---------| G---------------------------------------------------------------| D---------------------------------------------------------------| A---------------------------------------------------------------| E---------------------------------------------------------------| E-17p12-12----12-12h14p12-----17p12-12-----12h14p12-------12-14--| B----------14-------------14------------14-------------14--------| G----------------------------------------------------------------| D----------------------------------------------------------------| A----------------------------------------------------------------| E----------------------------------------------------------------| E--17p12-12----12-12h14p12-----17p12-12--14--12h14p12-----12-14--| B-----------14-------------14-------------------------14---------| G----------------------------------------------------------------| D----------------------------------------------------------------| A----------------------------------------------------------------| E----------------------------------------------------------------| Gtr. 2 Part 2: (not exact amount of times each chord is played, just listen for the change) E----------------------------------------------------------------| B--10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-12-12-9-9-9-9----------------------| G--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--13-13-9-9-9-9----------------------| D----------------------------------------------------------------| A----------------------------------------------------------------| E----------------------------------------------------------------| -----------END GTR 2 TAB------------ Bass: Part 1:(Verse 2)(Hold each note for two measures, except for the 9s, which are quarter notes, so play them with every hit of the bass drum) G----------------------------------------------------------------| D----------------------------------------------------------------| A--5--4--5--4--5--4--9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9--5--------------------------| E----------------------------------------------------------------| Bass: Part 2: "As we saw..oh this light.." (Quarter notes)REPEAT 2X G------------------------------------------------------------------| D------------------------------------------------------------------| A--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-----------------5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-| E----------------------------------2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-----------------| Bass: Part 3: Interlude "Is a waterfall, oh.." Played at: 2:13 and 2:45 G------------------------------------------------------------------| D--7-7-7-7---------7-7-7-7---------7-7-7-7---------7-7-7-7---------| A----------5-5-5-5---------5-5-5-5---------5-5-5-5---------5-5-5-5-| E------------------------------------------------------------------| Bass: Part 4: Ending "Every tear, every tear, every teardrop is a waterfall." REPEAT 6X G------------------------------------------------------------------------| D---------7---7------------7---7------------7---7------------7---7-------| A--5--5/9---9---9---5--5/9---9---9---4--4/7---7---7---4--4/7---7---7-----| E------------------------------------------------------------------------| ---------END BASS TAB----------- Great new song! Glad to hear some new Coldplay. I'm sure the upcoming album will not disappoint. Any questions or corrections--comment.
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