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Am chordBm chordC chordF chordG chord

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Intro - x2 -: FF chord - GG chord - CC chord - AmAm chord
 
- AmAm chord  -     FF chord        GG chord
I used to rule the world 
           CC chord                    AmAm chord
Seas would rise when I gave the word 
                     FF chord     GG chord
Now in the morning I sleep alone 
          CC chord                 AmAm chord
Sweep the streets I used to own
 
FF chord - GG chord - CC chord - AmAm chord    x2
 
- AmAm chord  -     FF chord         GG chord
I used to roll the dice 
          CC chord                 AmAm chord
Feel the fear in my enemy's eyes 
              FF chord            GG chord
Listen as the crowd would sing: 
          CC chord                 AmAm chord
"Now the old king is dead! Long live the king!"
 
 
- AmAm chord  -        FF chord        GG chord
One minute I held the key 
         CC chord                    AmAm chord
Next the walls were closed on me 
                          FF chord        GG chord
And I discovered that my castles stand 
     CC chord                    AmAm chord
Upon pillars of salt and pillars of sand 
 
  FF chord              GG chord
I hear Jerusalem bells are ringing 
CC chord             AmAm chord
Roman Cavalry choirs are singing 
FF chord                GG chord
Be my mirror, my sword, and shield 
   CC chord                 AmAm chord
My missionaries in a foreign field 
FF chord                 GG chord
For some reason I can't explain 
CC chord                     AmAm chord              FF chord      GG chord
Once you go there was never, never an honest word
         BmBm chord               AmAm chord 
That was when I ruled the world 
 
FF chord - GG chord - CC chord - AmAm chord    x2
 
- AmAm chord  -                 FF chord     GG chord
It was the wicked and wild wind 
              CC chord               AmAm chord
Blew down the doors to let me in. 
                          FF chord        GG chord
Shattered windows and the sound of drums 
       CC chord                    AmAm chord
People couldn't believe what I'd become
 
- AmAm chord  -    FF chord      GG chord
Revolutionaries wait 
        CC chord               AmAm chord
For my head on a silver plate 
                   FF chord      GG chord
Just a puppet on a lonely string
   CC chord                         AmAm chord
Oh who would ever want to be king? 
 
 
  FF chord              GG chord
I hear Jerusalem bells are ringing 
CC chord             AmAm chord
Roman Cavalry choirs are singing 
FF chord                GG chord
Be my mirror, my sword, and shield 
   CC chord                 AmAm chord
My missionaries in a foreign field 
FF chord                 GG chord
For some reason I can't explain 
  CC chord                     AmAm chord              
I know Saint Peter will call my name ,
   FF chord            GG chord 
never an honest word
              BmBm chord               AmAm chord 
But that was when I ruled the world  
 
FF chord - AmAm chord x3
GG chord x2
 
 
FF chord - GG chord - CC chord - AmAm chord    x2
- Ohhhhh Ohhh Ohhh -
 
  FF chord              GG chord
I hear Jerusalem bells are ringing 
CC chord             AmAm chord
Roman Cavalry choirs are singing 
FF chord                GG chord
Be my mirror, my sword, and shield 
   CC chord                 AmAm chord
My missionaries in a foreign field 
FF chord                 GG chord
For some reason I can't explain 
  CC chord                     AmAm chord              
I know Saint Peter will call my name ,
   FF chord            GG chord 
never an honest word
             CC chord                AmAm chord 
But that was when I ruled the world  
 
FF chord - GG chord - CC chord - AmAm chord              and fading...
Oooooh Oooooh Oooooh    

This arrangement for the song is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the song. You may only use this for private study, scholarship, or research.

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Carefully listen to the song and "feel" the rhythm. Once you get the basics of strumming, it'll go real quick. Maybe the strumming guide can help you.

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