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Coldplay - Billie Jean Tabs

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Billie Jean Tabs

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                Tuning: EADGBe  Standard


Because I couldn't find a tab of the Billie Jean cover by Coldplay, I watched a 
of Billie Jean
over and over again, until I got it.
The way Coldplay performs this song is in one word: Brilliant!
Leave a comment if you think something is wrong with this tab.

This is the part John Buckland plays:

Riff A

e|--------------------------|
B|--------------------------|
G|--------------------------|  Repeat 12 times.
D|--------------------------|  You can mute the notes if that sounds better to you.
A|---10----8-10-8-----------|
E|------10--------10-8-10---|


Then the next riff comes in, after Chris Martin sings: 'She said I'm the one' in the 1st verse.

Riff B

e|--------------------------|
B|--------------------------|
G|--------------------------|  Play this riff 2 times.
D|---10----8-10-8-----------|
A|------10--------10-8-10---|
E|--------------------------|

After Riff B, play Riff A again.


There is an other guitar (Will Champion, COldplay drummer) in this song. He strums a few 
while John plays the riff.


This is the part of Will in the verse:

     Bm   C#m     D  C#m
e|--------------------------|
B|----3---5-------7---5-----|
G|----4---6-------7---6-----|   Repeat the whole verse,
D|----4---6-------7---6-----|   Listen to the song for the rhythm.
A|----2---4-------5---4-----|
E|--------------------------|

OR

e|----2---4-------5---4-----|
B|----2---4-------5---4-----|
G|----2---4-------6---4-----|   Or you can play this. But I don't
D|--------------------------|   believe this is the way Will plays it.
A|--------------------------|
E|--------------------------|

The outro (solo) by John Buckland:
               FH               FH
e|-----------------|-----------------|
B|-----------------|-----------------|
G|---5-5h7-5---5h7-|----5h7-5---5h7--|  Repeat 7 times.
D|-----------8-----|--8-------8------|
A|-----------------|-----------------|
E|-----------------|-----------------|

e|---------------|
B|---------------|
G|-----5h7\\\\\--|
D|---8-----------|
A|---------------|
E|---------------|


h  = Hammer-on
FH = Fast Hammer-On
\\ = Slide down the neck


I hope you liked my tab of Coldplay's Billie Jean.

~Joris~


PS. Could somebody help me out with the chords for the Pre-chorus? That the only part 
missing in this tab ;)
            
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