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Viva La Vida by Coldplay – Ukulele Chords

by Per Kjeller
Viva La Vida Ukulele Chords - Coldplay

Viva La Vida Ukulele Chords – Coldplay. This song uses the chords: C, D, G, Emin, Bmin. You can change the key for free, as needed.

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Viva La Vida Ukulele Chords – Coldplay

(The original recording is in the key of Ab, capo 1st fret to play along)

INTRO:

C     D      G      Emin             x2  

VERSE  1:
I used to Crule the DworldSeas would Grise when I gave the EminwordNow in the morning I Csleep DaloneSweep the Gstreets I used to Eminown
INTERLUDE:
I used to Croll the DdiceFeel the Gfear in my enemy’s EmineyesListen as the Ccrowd would DsingNow the Gold king is dead long Eminlive the kingOne minute I Cheld the DkeyNext the Gwalls were closed on EminmeAnd I discovered that my Ccastles DstandUpon Gpillars of salt and pillEminars of sand
CHORUS 1:
I Chear Jerusalem Dbells a-ringin’GRoman Cavalry Eminchoirs are singin’CBe my mirror my Dsword and shieldMy Gmissionaries in a Eminforeign fieldCFor some reason I Dcan’t explainGOnce you’d gone there was Eminnever never an honest wordAnd that was Bminwhen I ruled the Eminworld
INTERLUDE:
C      D      G      Emin              x2
VERSE 2:
It was a wicked and Cwild DwindBlew down the Gdoors to let me EmininShattered windows and the Csound of DdrumsPeople Gcouldn’t believe what EminI‘d becomeRevolutioCnaries DwaitFor my Ghead on a silver EminplateJust a puppet on a Clonely DstringAw Gwho would ever wanna be Eminking?
CHORUS 2:
I Chear Jerusalem Dbells a-ringin’GRoman Cavalry Eminchoirs are singin’CBe my mirror my Dsword and shieldMy Gmissionaries in a Eminforeign fieldCFor some reason I Dcan’t explainI Gknow Saint Peter won’t Emincall my nameNever an Chonest DwordBut that was Bminwhen I ruled the Eminworld
INTERLUDE:
C      D      G      Emin              x3  
COh-oh-Doh Goh-oh-EminohCOh-oh-Doh Goh-oh-Eminoh
CHORUS 3:
I Chear Jerusalem Dbells a-ringin’GRoman Cavalry Eminchoirs are singin’CBe my mirror my Dsword and shieldMy Gmissionaries in a Eminforeign fieldCFor some reason I Dcan’t explainI Gknow Saint Peter won’t Emincall my nameNever an Chonest DwordBut that was Bminwhen I ruled the Eminworld
Viva La Vida Ukulele Chords - Coldplay
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“Viva La Vida” History:

“Viva La Vida” is a song by the British rock band Coldplay. Here are some key details about the song:

### General Information
– **Album**: “Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends”
– **Release Date**: June 12, 2008
– **Genre**: Baroque pop, art rock
– **Length**: 4:04
– **Label**: Parlophone, Capitol
– **Writers**: Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland, Will Champion, Chris Martin
– **Producer**: Brian Eno, Markus Dravs, Rik Simpson

### Background and Inspiration
– The title “Viva La Vida” translates from Spanish to “Live the Life.”
– The song draws inspiration from various historical and religious themes.
– The lyrics are about a king who has lost his kingdom and reflects on his reign and fall from power.
– The title and some thematic elements were inspired by the works of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo.

### Critical Reception
– “Viva La Vida” received widespread acclaim from music critics.
– It was praised for its lush production and the grand, anthemic quality of the music.

### Chart Performance
– The song was a commercial success, reaching number one on the UK Singles Chart and the US Billboard Hot 100.
– It also topped charts in several other countries, making it one of Coldplay’s most successful singles.

### Awards
– “Viva La Vida” won the Grammy Award for Song of the Year at the 51st Grammy Awards.
– It also received the Grammy Award for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals.

### Music Video
– The music video, directed by Hype Williams, features the band performing against various backdrops with visual effects that mirror the song’s grandiose and historical themes.

### Legacy
– “Viva La Vida” remains one of Coldplay’s most iconic songs and is often included in their concert setlists.
– It has been covered and performed by numerous artists and continues to receive significant radio play and streaming.

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