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/ Elton John / Songs from the West Coast (2001) / Birds guitar tab

Birds
Music by Elton John
Lyrics by Bernie Taupin
Available on the album Songs From The West Coast

(This intro part is played in thrids.  The eighth note and the third note in the scale
The following two lines are written as the key the third is played on.)
G    A    Bb    B    Bb    A    G    Fmaj7+9    C
G    A    Bb    B    Bb    A    G    Fmaj7+9    C

            G
There's some things I don't have now
Bb                                Bbsus2  Bb
Some things I don't talk about
          C                                          G
These things are between myself and I
        F                    C  Csus4  G
In my thick skull the joker      hides

There's consequences I'm scared to taste
Cold hard truths I can't face
These days are different than the past
Reflections change in the looking glass

      F                   C               F/C  C           G
And everywhere I look there's something to learn
   F                            C    Csus4         G
A sliver of truth from every bridge we burn
  F            C           F       C       G
A hatful of quarters and a naked song
        F                C              D             G/D D
Don't answer the question of where we   belong

                G
How come birds
                           C                    G
Don't fall from the sky when they die?
                Eb
How come birds
                          F
Always look for a quiet place to hide
         G
These words
                           C           G
Can't explain what I feel inside?
       Eb                F                      G    A    Bb    B    Bb    A    G    Fmaj7+9    C
Like birds I need a quiet place to hide

G    A    Bb    B    Bb    A    G    Fmaj7+9    C


These independent moves I make
This confidence I try to fake
You can hear the beating of my heart
But not a feather falling in the dark

And everything I hear never makes any sense
Another old prophet perched on the fence
A cupful of pencils and a self help guru
Don't answer the question of what I am to you

Solo:
 F   C  F/C    C     G
 F   C  Csus4  G
 F   C  F        C     G
 F   C  D       G/D  D

Copyright (c) Mark van Gerven Netherlands


Elton John albums
2001 Songs from the West Coast
1999 Aida
1997 Big Picture
1993 Duets
1992 The One
1989 Sleeping With the Past
1988 Reg Strikes Back
1983 Too Low for Zero
1982 Jump Up!
1976 Blue Moves
1975 Rock of the Westies
1975 Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy
1974 Caribou
1973 Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
1973 Don't Shoot Me I'm Only the Piano Player
1972 Honky Chateau
1971 Madman Across the Water
1971 Tumbleweed Connection
1970 Elton John
1969 Empty Sky
Songs from the West Coast tabs
01The Emperor's New Clothes tabbass tab
02Dark Diamond tabbass tab
05Original Sin tabbass tab
06Birds tabbass tab
07I Want Love tabbass tab
08The Wasteland tabbass tab
11Mansfield tabbass tab
12This Train Don't Stop There Anymore tabbass tab

 

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