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Did You Know? Zombie was written about the IRA terrorist bombing in Warrington, England in 1993 that killed two children. To encourage peace and for the IRA to stop. For many people it become the sound track to an era of real change in Ireland and a few weeks after the release of the song the IRA declared a ceasefire.

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Difficulty Level Of Original Recorded Song: Orange Belt

Most Advanced Rhythm: Orange Belt

Most Advanced Chord Change: Orange Belt (White Belt when played with Django chords only)

Image: The Cranberries / Dolores O'Riordan by Joshua Smelser

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Zombie Chords - The Cranberries

Chords: 

Django Em Chord

Django C Chord

Django G Chord

Django G/F# Chord: 2x0033


Chords To Simplify:

Play Django D chord instead of Django G/F#


Key: E minor

Strumming:


"4 To The Floor":

|D    D    D    D    |


See Orange Belt Version for more advanced rhythms.


Tempo: 

166 bpm (played as 8th note rhythm)

Intro - 

Chords-

|Em - - - |Em - - - |

|C - - - |C - - - |

|G - - - |G - - - |

|G/F# - - - |G/F# - - - |x3



Strumming-

|D D D D |D D D D | x12

|4ToTheFloor|4ToTheFloor|x12


Verse & PreChorus- 

Chords-

|Em - - - |Em - - - |

|C - - - |C - - - |

|G - - - |G - - - |

|G/F# - - - |G/F# - - - |x5



Strumming-

|D D D D |D D D D | x20

|4ToTheFloor|4ToTheFloor|x20



Lead Part-

e|7h8-5h7|3h5-2h3p2--|

b|3---3--|0-------


Chords-

(Em) Another (C)head hangs lowly
(G)Child is slowly (G/F#)taken
(Em) And the violence, (C)caused such silence
(G)Who are we (G/F#)mistaken?

But you (Em)see, it's not me
It's not
(C)my family
In your
(G)head, in your head, they are (G/F#)fighting
With their
(Em)tanks, and their bombs
And their
(C)bombs, and their guns
In your
(G)head, in your head they are (G/F#)crying 


Chorus - 

Chords-

|Em - - - |Em - - - |
|C - - - |C - - - |
|G - - - |G - - - |
|G/F# - - - |G/F# - - - |x3

Strumming-

|D D D D |D D D D | x12
|4ToTheFloor|4ToTheFloor|x12

In your (Em)head, in your (C)head
(G)Zombie, zombie, (G/F#)zombie-ie-ie
What's in your
(Em)head, in your (C)head
(G)Zombie, zombie, (G/F#)zombie-ie-ie, oh

(Em) Du, du, du, du
(C) Du, du, du, du
(G) Du, du, du, du
(G/F#) Du, du, du, du

 

Verse & PreChorus- 

Chords-

|Em - - - |Em - - - |

|C - - - |C - - - |

|G - - - |G - - - |

|G/F# - - - |G/F# - - - |x5



Strumming-

|D D D D |D D D D | x20

|4ToTheFloor|4ToTheFloor| x20



Lead Part-

e|7h8-5h7|3h5-2h3p2--|

b|3---3--|0-------|



(Em) Another (C)mother's breaking


(G)Heart is taking (G/F#)over


(Em) When the violence (C)causes silence


(G)We must be (G/F#)mistaken


It's the (Em)same old theme
Since
(C)nineteen-sixteen
In your
(G)head, in your head, they're still (G/F#)fighting
With their
(Em)tanks, and their bombs
And their (C)bombs, and their guns
In your
(G)head, in your head they are (G/F#)dying

Chorus

Middle 8

Ending 

Chords-

|Em - - - |Em - - - |

|C - - - |C - - - |x2



Strumming-

|D D D D |D D D D | x2

|4ToTheFloor|4ToTheFloor|x2


Final Chord Strum: Em

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Zombie Chords - The Cranberries


Chords: 

Open Em Chord

Open C Chord

Open G Chord

Open D/F# Chord: 2x0230


Chords To Simplify:

Play Open D chord instead of D/F#


Key: E minor

Strumming:


"4 To The Floor":

|D    D    D    D    |


Tempo: 

166 bpm (played as 8th note rhythm)

Intro -
Chords-

|Em - - - |Em - - - |
|C - - - |C - - - |
|G - - - |G - - - |
|D/F# - - - |D/F# - - - |x3


Strumming-
|D D D D |D D D D | x12
|4ToTheFloor|4ToTheFloor| x12

Verse & PreChorus-
Chords-
|Em - - - |Em - - - |
|C - - - |C - - - |
|G - - - |G - - - |
|D/F# - - - |D/F# - - - | x5

Strumming-
|D D D D |D D D D | x20
|4ToTheFloor|4ToTheFloor| x20

Lead Part-

e|7h8-5h7|3h5-2h3p2--|
b|3---3--|0-------|
(Em) Another (C)head hangs lowly
(G)Child is slowly (D/F#)taken
(Em) And the violence, (C)caused such silence
(G)Who are we (D/F#)mistaken?

But you (Em)see, it's not me
It's not
(C)my family
In your
(G)head, in your head, they are (D/F#)fighting
With their
(Em)tanks, and their bombs
And their
(C)bombs, and their guns
In your
(G)head, in your head they are (D/F#)crying


Chorus - 

Chords-
|Em - - - |Em - - - |
|C - - - |C - - - |
|G - - - |G - - - |
|D/F# - - - |D/F# - - - | x3

Strumming-
|D D D D |D D D D | x12
|4ToTheFloor|4ToTheFloor| x12

In your (Em)head, in your (C)head
(G)Zombie, zombie, (D/F#)zombie-ie-ie
What's in your
(Em)head, in your (C)head
(G)Zombie, zombie, (D/F#)zombie-ie-ie, oh

(Em) Du, du, du, du
(C) Du, du, du, du
(G) Du, du, du, du
(D/F#) Du, du, du, du

Verse & PreChorus - 
Chords-
|Em - - - |Em - - - |
|C - - - |C - - - |
|G - - - |G - - - |
|D/F# - - - |D/F# - - - | x5

Strumming-
|D D D D |D D D D | x20
|4ToTheFloor|4ToTheFloor| x20

Lead Part-
e|7h8-5h7|3h5-2h3p2--|
b|3---3--|0-------|

(Em) Another (C)mother's breaking
(G)Heart is taking (D/F#)over
(Em) When the violence (C)causes silence
(G)We must be (D/F#)mistaken

It's the (Em)same old theme
Since
(C)nineteen-sixteen
In your
(G)head, in your head, they're still (D/F#)fighting
With their
(Em)tanks, and their bombs
And their
(C)bombs, and their guns
In your
(G)head, in your head they are (D/F#)dying


Chorus


Middle 8


Ending 
Chords-
|Em - - - |Em - - - |
|C - - - |C - - - | x2

Strumming-
|D D D D |D D D D | x20
|4ToTheFloor|4ToTheFloor| x20


Final Chord Strum: Em

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