Zombie Chord Chart by the Cranberries

This is my Zombie chord chart by the Cranberries. I used to LOVE playing this song with my band. It's a pretty simple song because the chord progression is so repetitive. The biggest thing to focus on with this song is dynamics - learning when to play soft and when to play loud.

Since this is a rock song, I would go with all down eighth notes strumming. Sometimes, for dynamic purposes we might do whole note strumming where we strum once on the chord and let it ring for the entire measure. Take a listen to the song to see if you can hear where these transitions take place.

Strumming:
1 +  2 +  3 +  4 +
DD D D D D D D

D/F# Chord: This means play a D chord with an F# in the bass. If you find this weird to play, don't worry, you can just play a regular D chord but the F# in the bass gives a nice dark sound. I like playing the D shape normally and playing F# note with my thumb over the neck of the guitar. Typically, when you play in a band, the bass player will play the F# while you play the D chord. 

 
D/F#
 
 
 
 

Zombie Chord Chart
By The Cranberries

Intro: Em C G D/F# :| 4 times

Verse:
Em         C                          G                 D/F#
Another head hangs lowly child is slowly taken
Em                          C                              G                   D/F#
And the violence caused such silence who are we mistaken
            Em                               C
But you see it's not me, it's not my family, 
             G                                   D/F#
In your head, in your head, they are fighting
            Em                                                 C                                   
With their tanks and their bombs, and their bombs and their guns
              G                                    D/F#
In your head, in your head, the are crying.  


Chorus:
         Em             C                   G                 D/F#
In your head, in your head, zombie, zombie, zombie
                Em             C                     G                D/F#
What's in your head, in your head, zombie, zombie, zombie

Em    C    G  D/F# :| 2 times

Verse:

Em          C                           G                  D/F#
Another mother's breaking, heart is taking over
Em        C                     G                D/F#
When the violence caused silence, we must be mistaken.
Em         C                         
It's the same old theme since 1916,
              G               D/F#
in your head, in your head, they're still fighting
              Em                                                 C                                   
With their tanks and their bombs, and their bombs and their guns
              G                 D/F#
In your head, in your head, they're dying.  


Chorus:
         Em             C                   G                 D/F#
In your head, in your head, zombie, zombie, zombie
                Em             C                     G                D/F#
What's in your head, in your head, zombie, zombie, zombie
 
Em C G D/F# (repeat to the fade)

This file is the author's own work and represents his interpretation of this song. It's intended solely for private study, scholarship or research.

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