Coldplay - Sparks Chords & Tabs


Sparks Chords & Tabs

Coldplay Chords & Tabs

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Sparks Chords

Hi everyone, just found a really good chord structure for this great song by coldplay,
the fourth song on their first album 'Parachutes' released in 2000. I've tabbed quite a
coldplay songs so if you want me to give you the chords to any others, please feel free 
email me on and i'll see what i can do for you.

Happy playing!

The Tuning is EADGBd

And you'll need a CAPO on the 6th fret.

Chords (reletive to capo) (Bottom E from left)
      Em7     0-2-2-0-0-0----------|
  Em(maj9)    x-6-4-0-0-0----------|
      Em7*    x-7-5-0-0-0----------|
        G9    x-8-7-0-0-0----------|
D(flat)dim    x-4-2-0-0-0-------------------|
     Cmaj9    x-3-2-0-0-0----------|
     Gmaj7    x-5-4-0-0-0----------|
Am add9/11    5-7-7-5-0-0-------------------|
         G    3-5-5-4-0-0----------|
  Em(maj7)    x-6-5-0-0-0----------|
     Em7/G    0-0-0-0-x-x-|

Intro -
Both Chris Martin and Jonny Buckland play an intro here, listen to the track for timing,

Guitar 1 - Em7*  Em(maj9) Em7/G  G9
Guitar 2 - Gmaj7          Em7*       Gmaj7       Em7*

Verse 1 -
[ Tab from: ]
Gmaj7                Em7* Gmaj7
Did i drive you away?
Well i know what you'll say
            Am add9/11              Gmaj7 G Gmaj7
You'll say "Oh, sing one you know".
                       Em7* Gmaj7
But I promise you this,
                 Em7     Am add9/11
I'll always look out for you
That's what I'll do.

Bridge 1 -

    Em7 Em(maj9) Em7* G9 D(flat)dim Cmaj7
Say I, ----------------------------------|
And I say, --(repeat above chords)-------|

Link 1 -

Just 1 guitar this time

Gmaj7 Em7* Gmaj7 Em7

Verse 2 -

Gmaj7             Em7* Gmaj7
My heart is yours,
                Em7*    Am add9/11
It's you that I hold on to,
              Gmaj7 G Gmaj 7
That's what I do
                       Em7* Em(maj7) Gmaj7
And I know I was wrong,
But I won't let you down
Am add9/11                              Gmaj7 G
Oh yeah, I will, yeah I will, yes I will

Bridge 2 - as bridge 1, but instead of "and say I." sing; "I cry I."

Chorus -

           Gmaj7 Em7*
And I saw sparks,
           Gmaj7 Em7*
Yeah I saw sparks,   (2x)
See me now.

Coda -

            Em7* Gmaj7
La la la, la oh,      (4x)

and stum a G or a Gmaj7 to finish.

This is 100% accurate, hope you enjoy!