Artist Coldplay
Album Viva La Vida single
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Intro - x2 -: F - G - C - Am

- Am  -     F        G
I used to rule the world 
           C                    Am
Seas would rise when I gave the word 
                     F     G
Now in the morning I sleep alone 
          C                 Am
Sweep the streets I used to own

F - G - C - Am    x2

- Am  -     F         G
I used to roll the dice 
          C                 Am
Feel the fear in my enemy's eyes 
              F            G
Listen as the crowd would sing: 
          C                 Am
"Now the old king is dead! Long live the king!"


- Am  -        F        G
One minute I held the key 
         C                    Am
Next the walls were closed on me 
                          F        G
And I discovered that my castles stand 
     C                    Am
Upon pillars of salt and pillars of sand 

  F              G
I hear Jerusalem bells are ringing 
C             Am
Roman Cavalry choirs are singing 
F                G
Be my mirror, my sword, and shield 
   C                 Am
My missionaries in a foreign field 
F                 G
For some reason I can't explain 
C                     Am              F      G
Once you go there was never, never an honest word
         Bm               Am 
That was when I ruled the world 

F - G - C - Am    x2

- Am  -                 F     G
It was the wicked and wild wind 
              C               Am
Blew down the doors to let me in. 
                          F        G
Shattered windows and the sound of drums 
       C                    Am
People couldn't believe what I'd become

- Am  -    F      G
Revolutionaries wait 
        C               Am
For my head on a silver plate 
                   F      G
Just a puppet on a lonely string
   C                         Am
Oh who would ever want to be king? 


  F              G
I hear Jerusalem bells are ringing 
C             Am
Roman Cavalry choirs are singing 
F                G
Be my mirror, my sword, and shield 
   C                 Am
My missionaries in a foreign field 
F                 G
For some reason I can't explain 
  C                     Am              
I know Saint Peter will call my name ,
   F            G 
never an honest word
              Bm               Am 
But that was when I ruled the world  

F - Am x3
G x2


F - G - C - Am    x2
- Ohhhhh Ohhh Ohhh -

  F              G
I hear Jerusalem bells are ringing 
C             Am
Roman Cavalry choirs are singing 
F                G
Be my mirror, my sword, and shield 
   C                 Am
My missionaries in a foreign field 
F                 G
For some reason I can't explain 
  C                     Am              
I know Saint Peter will call my name ,
   F            G 
never an honest word
             C                Am 
But that was when I ruled the world  

F - G - C - Am              and fading...
Oooooh Oooooh Oooooh    
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rinkagamine
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rinkagamine

I request the Minecraft lyrics.

Sabrina
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Sabrina

I use C (like in the beginning of the chorus and in the verses). I have played it with Bm and it just sounds weird to me.

Evan Wiles
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Evan Wiles

its supposed to be Em

diane
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diane

I play a CM7 instead of C throughout the course of the song and it works better in the chorus than Bm in my opinion

Caroline
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Caroline

I also used C

Brian
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Brian

-4 for original key

Josnah
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Josnah

I just use DDUUUD this is very easy

Erin - エリン
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Erin - エリン

For strumming, I went DDDU DDDUD

Donyelle
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Donyelle

The original key of the song is -4

Grace
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Grace

I literally just spent like 20 minutes trying to write out the strumming pattern and then I read the green box underneath. ??

Angelo Labella
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Angelo Labella

what green box? help! :)

Julius
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Julius

Its not allowed to add strummingpadders course the copyright :/

Caroline
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Caroline

Im really confused on what to do for strumming. Anyone got any suggestions?

ur welcome
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ur welcome

go to -2 and switch Am to Dm

Newbie
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Newbie

I highly recommend tuning your ukulele down 2 half steps (or 1 full step down obviously) and then try playing these chords, it might not be right but I think it sounds beautiful 😁

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