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/ Coldplay / A Rush of Blood to the Head (2002) / God Put a Smile Upon Your Face guitar tab

COLDPLAY
GOD PUT A SMILE UPON YOUR FACE

Guitar 1 (semi-acoustic) tuned "open C#": C# - G# - C# - F - C# - C# low tot high
Guitars 2&3 (electric) tuned normal

LEGENDA
x  = muted note
p  = pull off
/  = slide up
\  = slide down
+  = mute string
(8)= ghost note/note still sounding
^  = pickstroke down

Main theme & verse:

Guitar 1 clean
   C#               E6               D#7                      Dmaj7
C#|----0-----0-----|----0-----0-----|----0-----0-----|----0-----0-----|
C#|----0-----0-----|----0-----0-----|----0-----0-----|----0-----0-----|
F-|----0-----0-----|----3-----3-----|----2-----2-----|----2-----1-----|
C#|----0-----0-----|----3-----3-----|----2-----2-----|----2-----1-----|
G#|0-------0-----0-|----------------|----------------|----------------|
C#|0-------0-----0-|3-------3-----0-|2-------2-----0-|2-----2-1-----1-|

   C#               E6               D#7              Dmaj7
C#|----0-----0-----|----0-----0-----|----0-----0-----|----0-----0-----|
C#|----0-----0-----|----0-----0-----|----0-----0-----|----0-----0-----|
F-|----0-----0-----|----3-----3-----|----2-----2-----|----1-----1-----|
C#|----0-----0-----|----3-----3-----|----2-----2-----|----1-----1-----|
G#|0-------0-----0-|----------------|----------------|----------------|
C#|0-------0-----0-|3-------3-----3-|2-------2-----0-|1-------1-----1-|

Chorus:

Guitar 1 w/ slight overdrive
   A                                 E6               F#
C#|0---0---0-0---0-|--0-0-0-0-0-0---|0---0---0-0-0-0-|--0-0-0-0-0-0---|
C#|0---0---0-0---0-|--0-0-0-0-0-0---|0---0---0-0-0-0-|--0-0-0-0-0-0---|
F-|8---8---8-8---8-|--8-8-8-8-8-8---|3---3---3-3-3-3-|--5-5-5-5-5-5---|
C#|8---8---8-8---8-|--8-8-8-8-8-8---|3---3---3-3-3-3-|--5-5-5-5-5-5---|
G#|x---x---x-x---x-|--x-x-x-x-x-x---|x---x---x-x-x-x-|--x-x-x-x-x-x---|
C#|8---8---8-8---8-|--8-8-8-8-8-8-0-|3---3---3-3-3-3-|--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|


***Additional guitarparts***

Guitar 2 main riff (starts between 1st and 2nd verse)
w/ slight overdrive and delay and chorus and whatmore
E-|----------9p7\4/|7---+-7\4-------|----------------|----------------|
B-|----------------|----------5/8---|(8)-------------|(8)-------7----\|

E-|----------9p7\4/|7---+-7\4-------|----------------|----------------|
B-|(2)-------------|----------5/8---|(8)-------------|(8)-----7-----\\|


Guitar 2 during first 2 choruses:
w/o delay
E-|----------------|----------------|----------4-----|----------------|
B-|----------------|----------------|------------5-7-|--5-7-7-7-5-5-5-|
G-|4---4-4-4-6-4-4-|4-4-4-4-4-6-4-4-|4---4-4-4-------|----------------|


Guitar 3 during first 2 choruses (this guitar only appears here):
w/ chorus
E-|16---16---16-16---16-|16-16-16---16-16---16-|16-16-16---16-16---16-|--14-14---14-14---14-|

NOTE: the rhythm of the parts for guitar 2 and 3 play in the first 2 choruses may vary a bit.


During the 2nd half of verse 3, the bridge to the last verse and the last verse guitar 2 plays:
G-|6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-|6-6-6-6-8-9-8-6-|6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-|6-6-6-6-8-9-8-6-|


Last verse guitar 2:
   Let ring....
G-|(6)-------------|(6)-------------|----------------|----------------|


The last verse for guitar 1 is 2 times the abovewritten main theme/verse scheme 
except that the last time the last bar is replaced with:
   Dmaj7
C#|0---------------..||
C#|0---------------..||
F-|1---------------..||
C#|1---------------..||
G#|x---------------..||
C#|1---------------..||
   ^

Enjoy


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Transcribed by: Liam Manton - liammantonuk@hotmail.com

Tune guitar to D-flat ( Db Ab Db F Ab Db )

E  : 000000
G  : 3x3300
F# : 2x2200
F  : 1x1100
C  : 8x8800
A  : 5x5500

Intro
(Note that the F# carries over into half of the next beat...the F chord 
occupies the rest of the beat but this is for only the first time...this 
pattern of alternative continues through the entire song)

E, G, F#, F
E, G, F#, F

Verse
E,          G,             F#,    F
Where do we go? Nobody knows.
E,          G,              F#,      F
I've got to say I'm on my way down.
E,           G,                F#,     F
God, give me style and give me grace.
E,        G,                F#,    F
God put a smile upon my face.

After-Verse
E, G, F#, F
E, G, F#, F

Verse
E,          G,                F#,    F
Where do we go to draw the line?
E,          G,           F#,      F
I've got to say I wasted all your time, but honey, honey.
E,         G,              F#,       F
Where do I go to fall from grace?
E,        G,              F#,    F
God put a smile upon your face, yeah.

Chorus
C,           C,               G,         A
Now when you work it out, I'm worse than you.
C,             C,             G,     A
Yeah, when you work it out, I wanted to.
C,          C,                G,       A
Now when we work out where to draw the line 
C,         C,    G,      A
Your guess is as good as mine.

After-Chorus
E, G, F#, F
E, G, F#, F

Verse
E,          G,             F#,    F
Where do we go? Nobody knows.
E,         G,                    F#,    F
Don't ever say you're on your way down, well.
E,           G,                 F#,     F
God gave you style and gave you grace
E,        G,              F#,       F
And put a smile upon your face, oh, yeah.

Chorus
C,           C,               G,         A
Now when you work it out, I'm worse than you.
C,             C,             G,     A
Yeah, when you work it out, I wanted to.
C,          C,                G,       A
Now when we work out where to draw the line 
C,         C,    G,      A
Your guess is as good as mine.

After-Chorus     E, G, F#, F

It's as good as mine.
It's as good as mine.
It's as good as mine, no, no, no, no...
It's as good as...

Chorus     C, C, G, A

Miiiine...
It's as good as mine.
It's as good as mine.
It's as good as mine.
It's as good as mine.

Verse
E,          G,           F#,    F
Where do we go? Nobody knows.      
E,         G,                 F#,      F
Don't ever say you're on your way down when
E,           G,                 F#,     F
God gave you style and gave you grace
E,        G,              F#,    F
And put a smile upon your face.


Coldplay albums
2005 X&Y
2002 A Rush of Blood to the Head
2001 Don't Panic
2000 Acoustic CD
2000 Parachutes
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