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Birds

Tabs by Miguel A. Dominguez

NOTE FOR PLAYERS:
Along the verse the main chord is A. On the record, Roddy plays arpeggio variations over this chord. For getting this sound you can play variations from A chord to Amaj7 and A6 (chords in parenthesis not necessary)


Chords Used:

          E    A    D    G    B    E
A ------- X    0    2    2    2    0
Amaj7     X    0    2    2    2    4
A6 ------ X    0    2    2    2    2
B         X    X   (4)   4    4    2
D ------- X    0    0    2    3    2
Db        X    X   (0)   6    6    4
Dm ------ X    X    0    2    3    1
E13       0    2    0    1    2    2


Pre-Chorus Riff:


E-|------------------|------2-|иии
B-|------------2-3-2-|---2----|иии
G-|------1-2-4-------|-4--4---|иии
D-|--2-4-------------|--------|
A-|------------------|--------|
E-|------------------|--------|




Intro and Chorus:

D -- Db -- D -- Db -- Dmaj7 -- E13 -- A -- Db



Verse 1: 

A ------------------------------------
"Hey baby, baby bring your love to me"

(Amaj7) ----------------------
Repeats the radio relentlessly

(A6) --------------------------------------
All day I dream a dream where feelings flee

-- B ------------- Dm
In free formation.

A ------------------------------------------
The sweetest sound reflects in saddened eyes

(Amaj7) -------------------------
Defies description and identifies

(A6) --------------------------------------
The heart that hungers for the sudden skies

--- B -------------- Dm
The souls migration.



Chorus:

--- D ------ Db -
How sweet to fly

-- D ------- Db 
To touch the sky

   (filled with pre-chorus riff)
-- Dmaj7 ----- E13 
To feel in the flow

-------- A ------------------- Db
Like the one who glides there.

- D ----- Db -
I feel we flew

-- D --- Db -
We never knew

    (filled with pre-chorus riff)
--- Dmaj7 ------- E13
But to know is to go

--------- A ------------------ Db
When your heart resides there.



Verse 2:

A --------------------------------------
I take a winter coat and walk the square

(Amaj7) ----------------------------------
The people gather and the birds they scare

(A6) --------------------------------------
Concrete and clay conspire to cage me there

-- B --------------- Dm
Among the lost boys.

A -------------------------------------------
Down in the streets I see the trees grow bare

(Amaj7) ----------------------------------
Broken and battered in the thinning air

(A6) -----------------------------------------
The birds are scattered and my footsteps there

- B ---------------- Dm
I long for lost joy.



Chorus (as before, repeat to end)

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