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(@mattguitar_1567859575)
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Hi all, this is just a quick one, but I saw someone ask for Swallowed in the Sea by Coldplay. As it's a nice song on acoustic and the chords are quite beginner friendly, I thought I would bash it out for your pleasure…just a few notes
1. Tune down half a step to match the recording
2. the opening part is pretty much sung unaccompanied on the record. To overcome this, play this bit with just a single strum of each chord.
3. Once the strumming starts, mix it up a bit, he doesn't stick to a single pattern, keep the strum going through the chord changes if you can. Perhaps someone can suggest a pattern for this that will fit (Matteo, where are you??)
Swallowed in the Sea – Coldplay. Tuning – lower by half a step EbAbDbGbBbEb

Chords
C x32010
G6 3x0000
Fmaj7 133210 OR x33210 OR xx3210 depending on your ability
G6* 3x0030
F6 1x232x OR x3323x
Am x02210
F133211 or xx3211 dependant on ability
Dm xx0231

Approx 70 bpm. Change chords half way through a bar.

All single strums for vocal intro -----

C G6
You cut me down a tree
Fmaj7 C
And brought it back to me
G6* Fmaj7
And that's what made me see
Fmaj7 C
Where I was going wrong
C G6
You put me on a shelf
Fmaj7 C
And kept me for yourself
G6* Fmaj
I can only blame myself
Fmaj7 C
You can only blame me
F6 C
And I could write a song
Am G6
A hundred miles long
Fmaj7 C
Well, that's where I belong
C G6
And you belong with me
F6 C
And I could write it down
Am G6
Or spread it all around
Fmaj7 C
Get lost and then get found
C G6 C
Or swallowed in the sea

Strumming starts here - -----

C G6*
You put me on a line
F6 C
And hung me out to dry
G6* Fmaj7
And darling that's when I
Fmaj7 C
Decided to go to see
C G6*
You cut me down to size
F C
And opened up my eyes

G6* Fmaj7
Made me realize
Fmaj7 C
What I could not see
F C
And I could write a book
Am G6*
The one they'll say that shook
Fmaj7 C
The world, and then it took
C G6*
It took it back from me
F C
And I could write it down
Am G6*
Or spread it all around
Fmaj7 C
Get lost and then get found
C G6*
And you'll come back to me
Fmaj7 C
Not swallowed in the sea

Dm Fmaj7 C G6*
Oooooh...
Dm Fmaj7 C G6*
Oooooh….
Dm Fmaj7 C G6*
Ooooh (and i…)

F C
(And I) could write a song
Am G6*
A hun-dred miles long
Fmaj7 C
Well, that's where I belong
C G6*
And you belong with me
F C
The streets you're walking on
Am G6*
A thou-sand houses long
Fmaj7 C
Well, that's where I belong
C G6*
And you belong with me
F C
Oh what good is it to live
Am G6*
With no-thing left to give
Fmaj7 C
Forget but not forgive
C G6*
Not loving all you see
F C
All the streets you're walkin'on
Am G6*
A thous-and houses long
Fmaj7 C
Well that's where I bel-ong
C G6*
And you belong with me
Fmaj7 C
Not swallowed in the sea
Am G6*
You belong with me
F6 C
Not swallowed in the sea
Am G6*
Yeah, you belong with me
F6 C
Not swallowed in the sea
Am G6*
Yeah you belong with me
F6 C C
Not swallowed in the sea

Hope a few of you Coldplay fans have a stab at this. Please don't put a message up like "it doesn't sound right in normal tuning..!".....clearly it won't, make the effort to tune down.

Matt


   
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(@rjn24601)
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Matt, you are my hero. Can't thank you enough for this! Can't wait to try it out!


   
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