Coldplay "Green Eyes" chords and strum


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A great ballad that I still get requests here from my guitar students. There are some decent guitar chord charts online for this song and they are mostly right, but I thought it would help to add one that is as correct as can be, and to include the guitar strum pattern that is used. The strum pattern is a little unusual when we come across the C/B chord each time. So it's well worth including here.


Note, the "B" at the beginning of the strum pattern is my way as a guitar teacher to indicate that you should strike either just the bass note of the chord, or only the lower strings (2 or three strings approximately. On that first beat of the strum, we don't want to strike through all the strings. This give the first beat a different texture from all the others.



Just in case you are not familiar with the C/B chord, it is normally played like this: x20010

You can download a PDF of my chart for the song below.


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Or, you can just read the whole thing here below.


Green Eyes - Coldplay


VERSE 1:


G D/F# Am Am7

Honey you are a rock

G D/F# Am Am7

Upon which I stand

G D/F# Am Am7

And I come here to talk

G D/F# Am Am7

I hope you understand


CHORUS:

Am

The green eyes

C

Yeah the spotlight

G D/F#

Shines upon you

Am

How could

C

Anybody

G D/F#

Deny you?

Am C

I came here with a load

Gx1 Fx1

And it feels so much lighter

Cx1.5 C/B x0.5

Now I've met you

Am C

And honey you should know

G F

That I could never go home

Cx1.5 C/B x0.5

Without you

Am x4

Green eyes


VERSE 2:

G D/F# Am Am7

Honey you are the sea

G D/F# Am Am7

Upon which I float

G D/F# Am Am7

And I came here to talk

G D/F# Am Am7

I think you should know


CHORUS:

Am

The green eyes

C

You're the one that

G D/F#

I wanted to fi--nd

Am

Anyone who

C

Tried to deny you

G D/F#

Must be out of their mi--nd

Am C

'cause I came here with a load

G F

And it feels so much lighter

C

Since I've met you

Am C

And honey you should know

G F

That I could never go home

Cx1.5 C/B x0.5

Without you

Am x4

Green eyes

Gx2

Green eyes ohohohoh

Amx4

Ohohohoh Ohohohoh


OUTRO:

G D/F# Am

Honey you are a rock

G D/F# Am HOLD

Upon which I stand...


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