Ukebox Pub Night - Wednesday, April 10th 2019 - 7pm (Doors 5:30)
El Condor Pasa (If I Could) - Key of G Daniel Alomia Robles (melody) Paul Simon (english words)
Bird On A Wire Leonard Cohen (1969)
Snowbird Anne Murray (Gene McLellan, 1970)
Au Chant De L'alouette Traditionelle
Au bord de Lac Bijou Zachary Richard (1996)
Poisoning Pigeons in the Park Tom Lehrer (1959)
Yellow Bird Michel Mauléart Monton (19th Century Haitian Song)
Three Little Birds Bob Marley (1975)
Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown) The Beatles (Lennon / McCartney, 1965)
I'm Like A Bird Nelly Furtado (1999)
***Extras*** (Themed Songs for 2nd set)
Bluebird Mark Knopfler (2012)
Le coeur est un oiseau Richard Desjardins
White Cliffs of Dover Vera Lynn (Walter Kent and Nat Burton, 1941)



El Condor Pasa (If I Could)
Daniel Alomia Robles (melody) Paul Simon (english words)


4/4 | d - D u d - D u  |
      1   2 & 3   4 &


I'd | rather be a | sparrow than a | [G] snail... |
| [G]... Yes I | [G] would... | ...if I | could... | I surely |
| [Em] would... | ... Mmm- | mm mm mmm | [Em]


Chorus
A- | [C] way, I'd | rather sail a- | way | [C]
Like a | [G] swan... | that's here and | gone | [G]
A | [C] man... gets | tied up to the | ground... |
| [C] He gives the | [G] world... | it's saddest | sound |
| [G] It's saddest | [Em] sound... | ... Mmm- | mm mm mmm |
| [Em]... Mmm- | mm mm mmm | [Em]

I'd | [Em] rather be a | hammer than a | [G] nail... |
| [G]... Yes I | [G] would... | if I only | could... | I surely |
| [Em] would... Mmm- | mm mm mmm | [Em]

Chorus
A- | [C] way, I'd | rather sail a- | way | [C]
Like a | [G] swan... | that's here and | gone | [G]
A | [C] man... gets | tied up to the | ground... |
| [C] He gives the | [G] world... | it's saddest | sound |
| [G] It's saddest | [Em] sound... | ... Mmm- | mm mm mmm |
| [Em]... Mmm- | mm mm mmm | [Em]


I'd | [Em] rather be a | forest than a | [G] street... |
| [G]... Yes I | [G] would... | ... if I | could... | I surely |
| [Em] would... | [Em]

Chorus
A- | [C] way, I'd | rather sail a- | way | [C]
Like a | [G] swan... | that's here and | gone | [G]
A | [C] man... gets | tied up to the | ground... |
| [C] He gives the | [G] world... | it's saddest | sound |
| [G] It's saddest | [Em] sound... | ... Mmm- | mm mm mmm |
| [Em]... Mmm- | mm mm mmm | [Em]

I'd | [Em] rather feel the | earth beneath my | [G] feet... |
| [G]... Yes I | [G] would... | if I only | could... | I surely |
| [Em] would... | [Em]

Chorus
A- | [C] way, I'd | rather sail a- | way | [C]
Like a | [G] swan... | that's here and | gone | [G]
A | [C] man... gets | tied up to the | ground... |
| [C] He gives the | [G] world... | it's saddest | sound |
| [G] It's saddest | [Em] sound... | ... Mmm- | mm mm mmm |
| [Em]... Mmm- | mm mm mmm | [Em]

#Play along with Paul Simon's version in this key.

#Last Updated 3/23/19 JJ
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Bird On A Wire
Leonard Cohen (1969)


3/4 | d - D u D - |
      1   2 & 3


Like a | [A] bird | ... on the | [E7] wire | [E7]
Like a | [A] drunk in a | [A7] midnight | [D] choir | [D]
I have | [A] tried | ... in my | [E7] way | ... to be | [A] free | [Asus4] | [A] | [A]

Like a | [A] worm | ... on a | [E7] hook | [E7]
Like a | [A] knight from some | [A7] old fashioned | [D] book | [D]
I have | [A] saved | ... all my | [E7] ribbons | ... for | [A] thee | [Asus4] | [A] | [A] |

| [D] If I | ... | if I have | been un- | [A] kind   | ... | ... | ... |
| [Bm] I hope | that you | can just | let it go | [A] by   | ... | ... | ... |
| [D] If I | ... | if I have | been un- | [A] true   | ... | ... | ... |
| [Bm] I hope |   ... you | know, it was | never to | [E7] you   | ... | ... | ...

Like a [A] baby still- [E7] born
Like a [A] beast [A7] with his [D] horn
I have [A] torn every- [E7] one who reached [A] out for me [Asus4] [A] [A]

But I [A] swear by this [E7] song
And by [A] all that [A7] I have done [D] wrong
[A] I will  make it [E7] all up to [A] thee [Asus4] [A] [A]

[D] I saw a beggar leaning on his wooden [A] crutch     | ... | ... | ... |
[Bm] He said to me you must not ask for [A] so much [Asus4] [A] [A]
[D] And a pretty woman leaning in her darkened [A] door   | ... | ... | ... |
[Bm] She cried to me, hey why not ask [E7] for more   | ... | ... | ...

Like a [A] bird on the [E7] wire
Like a [A] drunk in a [A7] midnight [D] choir
I have [A] tried in my [E7] way to be [D] free [A]

#Play along with Leonard Cohen in this key.

#Last Updated 3/23/19 JJ
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Snowbird
Anne Murray (Gene McLellan, 1970)


     Swiss Army Strum
4/4 | d - D u - u d u |
      1   2 &   & 4 &

Be- [G] neath it's snowy [Bm] mantle cold and [Am] clean | [Am]
The [D7] unborn grass lies | waiting for its | coat to turn to [G] green
The [G] snowbird sings the [Bm] song he always [Am] sings |
And | [D7] speaks to me of | flowers that will | bloom again in [G] spring

When [G] I was young my [Bm] heart was young then [Am] too | [Am]
And any [D7] thing that it would | tell me that's the | thing that I would [G] do
But [G] now I feel such [Bm] emptiness with- [Am] in | [Am]
For the [D7] thing that I want | most in life's the | thing that I can't [G] win

[G] Spread your tiny [Bm] wings and fly a- [Am] way | [Am]
And [D7] take the snow back | with you where it | came from on that [G] day
The [G] one I love for- [Bm] ever is un- [Am] true | [Am]
And [D7] if I could you | know that I would | fly away with [G] you

The [G] breeze along the [Bm] river seems to [Am] say | [Am]
That he'll [D7] only break my | heart again should | I decide to [G] stay
So little [G] snowbird take me [Bm] with you when you [Am] go | [Am]
To that [D7] land of gentle | breezes where the | peaceful waters [G] flow

[G] Spread your tiny [Bm] wings and fly a- [Am] way | [Am]
And [D7] take the snow back | with you where it | came from on that [G] day
The [G] one I love for- [Bm] ever is un- [Am] true | [Am]
And [D7] if I could you | know that I would | fly away with [G] you

Yeah [D7] if I could you | know that I would [Am] fly ...   | [Am]
[D7] away with [G] you | [G] | [G] | [G↓]

#Capo on 2nd fret to play along with video.

#Last Updated 12/01/18 JJ
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Au Chant De L'alouette
Traditionelle



4/4 | d - D u d u D u |

REFRAIN:
Chorus
[Dm] Au chant de l'Alouette, je [F] veille et je [C] dors
J'é- [F] coute l'Alou- [C] ette, et puis [F] je [C] m'en- [Dm] dors

VERSET 1:
[Dm] On m'envoie au champs, c'est pour [C] y cue- [G] illir
[Dm] On m'envoie au champs, c'est pour [C] y cue- [G] illir
[F] Je n'ai pas cuei- [C] lli, j'ai cher- [F] ché [C] des [Dm] nids

REFRAIN:
Chorus
[Dm] Au chant de l'Alouette, je [F] veille et je [C] dors
J'é- [F] coute l'Alou- [C] ette, et puis [F] je [C] m'en- [Dm] dors

VERSET 2:
[Dm] Je n'ai pas cueilli, j'ai cher- [C] ché des [G] nids
[Dm] Je n'ai pas cueilli, j'ai cher- [C] ché des [G] nids
[F] J'ai trouvé la [C] caille assise [F] sur [C] son [Dm] nid

REFRAIN:
Chorus
[Dm] Au chant de l'Alouette, je [F] veille et je [C] dors
J'é- [F] coute l'Alou- [C] ette, et puis [F] je [C] m'en- [Dm] dors

VERSET 3:
[Dm] J'ai trouvé la caille assise [C] sur son [G] nid
[Dm] J'ai trouvé la caille assise [C] sur son [G] nid
[F] J'lui marchai sur [C] l'aile, et la [F] lui [C] rom- [Dm]pis

REFRAIN:
Chorus
[Dm] Au chant de l'Alouette, je [F] veille et je [C] dors
J'é- [F] coute l'Alou- [C] ette, et puis [F] je [C] m'en- [Dm] dors

VERSET 4:
[Dm] Je lui marchai sur l'aile, et la [C] lui rom- [G] pis  
[Dm] Je lui marchai sur l'aile, et la [C] lui rom- [G] pis  
[F] Elle me dit Pucelle, retire- [F] toi [C] d'i- [Dm] ci."

REFRAIN:
Chorus
[Dm] Au chant de l'Alouette, je [F] veille et je [C] dors
J'é- [F] coute l'Alou- [C] ette, et puis [F] je [C] m'en- [Dm] dors

VERSET 5:
[Dm] Elle me dit Pucelle "Retire-toi d'i- [G] ci."  
[Dm] Elle me dit Pucelle "Retire-toi d'i- [G] ci."  
[F] Je n'suis pas Pu- [C] celle, je lui [F] ré- [C] pon- [Dm] dis

REFRAIN:
Chorus
[Dm] Au chant de l'Alouette, je [F] veille et je [C] dors
J'é- [F] coute l'Alou- [C] ette, et puis [F] je [C] m'en- [Dm] dors

[Dm] Au chant de l'Alouette, je [F] veille et je [C] dors
J'é- [F] coute l'Alou- [C] ette, et puis [F] je [C] m'en- [Dm] dors

[Dm] Au chant de l'Alouette, je [F] veille et je [C] dors
J'é- [F] coute l'Alou- [C] ette, et puis [F] je [C] m'en- [Dm] dors

#Last Updated 7/7/17 JJ


Au bord de Lac Bijou
Zachary Richard (1996)


3/4 | d -  D -  D -  |
      1   2   3

Intro
| [C]   | [D]   | [G]   | [C]   |   
| [C]   | [D]   | [G]   | [G]   |   
Dans le [G] sud de la Loui- [C] siane, dans le [D] bois d'Attaka- [Em] pas
[Em] Ou la riv- [C] ière rejoint la le- [D] vée | [D] |
[C] Planté dans [D] l'anse est [G] un vieux chêne [C] vert
[C] Au bord de [D] Lac Bi- [G] jou. | [G] |

[G] Dans son feuill- [C] age, ou les [D] branches font leurs cro- [Em] chets
Les [Em] hirondelles re- [C] viennent chaque prin- [D] temps | [D] |
[C] Ils se réfu- [D] gient de- [G] dans ce chêne [C] vert,
[C] Au bord de [D] Lac Bi- [G] jou. | [G] |

Refrain:
[C] Tourne, [D] tourne dans mes [G] bras | [G] |
[Em] Tiens- moi [C] serré en- [D] core | [D] |
[C] Reste avec [D] moi, en [G] bas le chêne [C] vert,
[C] Au bord de [D] Lac Bi- [G] jou. | [G] |

[G] C'était l'a- [C] nnée de [D] cinquante et [Em] sept
[Em] La première [C] fois je les ai [D] vus | [D] |
[C] Les deux en- [D] sembles, se [G] bâtir un [C] nid,
[C] Au bord de [D] Lac Bi- [G] jou. | [G] |

Ils [G] reve- [C] naient quand [D] l'hiver était fi- [Em] ni
[Em] Je les appelais [C] Pierre et Ma- [D] rie | [D] |
[C] Un grand mon- [D] sieur, [G] noir comme la [C] nuit,
[C] Sa demoi- [D] selle avec [G] lui. | [G] |

Refrain:
[C] Tourne, [D] tourne dans mes [G] bras | [G] |
[Em] Tiens- moi [C] serré en- [D] core | [D] |
[C] Reste avec [D] moi, en [G] bas le chêne [C] vert,
[C] Au bord de [D] Lac Bi- [G] jou. | [G] |

Instrumentale
| [C]   | [D]   | [G]   | [C]   |   
| [C]   | [D]   | [G]   | [G]   |

[G] Pendant le ca- [C] rême, ce [D] dernier mois d'a- [Em] vril
[Em] Je les ai [C] vus une dernière [D] fois | [D] |
[C] Un oiseau [D] seul, po- [G] sé sur sa [C] branche,
[C] Au bord de [D] Lac Bi- [G] jou. | [G] |

Il [G↓] restait tran- [C↓] quille, son [D↓] coeur après se ca- [Em↓] sser
[Em↓] Guettant du [C↓] matin au [D↓] soir | [X] |
[C] Jusqu'au di- [D] manche qu'il [G] est parti au- [C] ssi,
[C] Du bord de [D] Lac Bi- [G] jou. | [G] |

Refrain:
[C] Tourne, [D] tourne dans mes [G] bras | [G] |
[Em] Tiens- moi [C] serré en- [D] core | [D] |
[C] Reste avec [D] moi, en [G] bas le chêne [C] vert,
[C] Au bord de [D] Lac Bi- [G] jou. | [G] |
[C] Reste avec [D] moi, en [G] bas le chêne [C↓] vert,
[C↓] Au bord de [D↓] Lac Bi- [G↓] jou.


#Play along with video in this key.
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Poisoning Pigeons in the Park
Tom Lehrer (1959)


3/4 | d - D - D - |
      1   2   3


| [C] | [A7] | [D7] | [G7] |   
| [C] | [A7] | [D7] | [G7] |   

[C] Spring is [A7] here, a [D7] spring is [G7] here
[C] Life is [A7] skittles, and [D7] life is [G7] beer
[Dm] I think the [G7] loveliest [C] time of the [G7] year is the [C] spring
I [A7] do! Don't [D7] you? Of [G7] course you do!
But there's [Dm] one thing that [G7] makes spring com- [C] plete for me [C]
And [D7] makes every [D7] Sunday a [G7] treat for me!  [G7↓]    

Chorus
All the [C] world seems in [Cmaj7] tune, on a [C6] spring after- [Cmaj7] noon
When were [C] poisoning [C7] pigeons in the [G7] park
Every [Dm] Sunday you'll see, my | sweetheart and me
As we [Dm] poison the [G7] pigeons in the [C] park!   [C7]  

Post- Chorus
When [Fm] they see us coming, the [C] birdies all try and [C!] hide
But they [D7] still go for [D7] peanuts when [G7] coated with cy- an- ide
The [C] sun's shining [Cmaj7] bright, every- [C6] thing seems all [C] right,
When we're [Dm] poisoning [G7] pigeons in the [C] park!  [A7]     [D7]     [G7!]

We've [C] gained noto- [Cmaj7] riety, and [C6] caused much an- [C] xiety
In the [C] audubon so- [Cmaj7] ciety, with our [C6] games  [C]
They [G7] call it im- | piety, and | lack of pro- | priety
And [G7] quite a va- | riety of... | unpleasant [D7] names
But its [D7] not against any re- [G] ligion, to [D7] want to dispose of a [G7] pigeon!

Chorus
So....if [C] Sunday you're [Cmaj7] free, why don't [C6] you come with [C] me            
And we'll [Dm] poison the [G7] pigeons in the [Dm] park?   [G7]  
And [Dm] maybe we'll [G7] do in a [Dm] squirrel or [G7] two
While we're [Dm] poisoning [G7] pigeons in the [C] park   [C7]  

Post- chorus
We'll [Fm] murder them all, amid [C] laughter and merriment
Ex- [D7] cept for the few we take [G7] home to experiment!
My [C] pulse will be [Cmaj7] quickening with [C6] each drop of [C] strychenine we [D7] feed to a [G7] pigeon
It [D7] just takes a [G7] smidgin, to [D7] poison a [G7] pigeon in the [C] park!   [G7↓] [C↓]  

#Play along with original in this key.

#Last Updated 3/23/19 JJ
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Yellow Bird
Michel Mauléart Monton (19th Century Haitian Song)


      Calypso Feel
4/4 | d - R u - u - u - |
      1   2 &   &   &

Intro:
| [D]  [C#↓]   | [D] |
| [D]  [C#↓]   | [D] |
| [D] Yel- [C#↓] low | [D] bird, up | [A7] high in banana | [D] tree,
| [D] Yel- [C#↓] low | [D] bird, you | [A7] sit all alone like | [D] me,
| [G] Did your lady friend, | [D] leave the nest again?
| [A7] That is very sad, | [D] makes me feel so bad,
| [G] You can fly away, | [D] in the sky away,
| [A7] You're more lucky than | [D] me. [C#↓] | [D]      

| [D] I also had a | [G] pretty girl,
| [A7] she's not with me to- | [D] day,
| [D]  They're all the same those | [G] pretty girls,
| [A7] Take tenderness, | [A7↓] then they fly a- | [D] way. [C#↓]   | [D]

| [D] Yel- [C#↓] low | [D] bird... | [A7] | [D]   |
| [D] Yel- [C#↓] low | [D] bird... | [A7] | [D]   |

| [G] Did your lady friend, | [D] leave the nest again?
| [A7] That is very sad, | [D] makes me feel so bad,
| [G] You can fly away, | [D] in the sky away,
| [A7] You're more lucky than | [D] me. [C#↓] | [D]    

| [D] Wish that I were a | [G] yellow bird, | [A7] I'd fly away with | [D] you,
| [D] But I am not a | [G] yellow bird,
| [A7] so here I sit, | [A7↓] nothing I can | [D] do. [C#↓] | [D]

| [D] Yel- [C#↓] low | [D] bird... | [D]  [C#↓]   | [D] |
| [D] Yel- | [C#] low   | [D] bird... | [D↓]

#Play along in this key for Chris Isaac's version.
#Last Updated 10/03/17 JD
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Three Little Birds
Bob Marley (1977)


Reggae Strum (Short Muted Strokes)
4/4 | - - D - - - D - |
      1   2   3   4

Intro:
| [A]   | [A]   | [A]   | [A]
Chorus
Don't | [A] worry, | ...about a | thing | [A]
'Cause | [D] every little thing, | gonna be all | [A] right | [A]
Singin' don't | [A] worry, | ...about a | thing | [A]
'Cause | [D] every little thing, | gonna be all | [A] right | [A]

Rise up this | [A] mornin', | smiled with the | [E7] risin' sun | [E7]
Three little | [A] birds, | pitch by my | [D] doorstep | [D]
Singin' | [A] sweet songs, | of melodies | [E7] pure and true | [E7]
Sayin' | [D] this is my | message to you- | [A] ou-ou | [A]

Chorus
Singin' don't | [A] worry, | ...about a | thing | [A]
'Cause | [D] every little thing, | gonna be all | [A] right | [A]
Singin' don't | [A] worry   | (don't worry), about a | thing | [A]
'Cause | [D] every little thing, | gonna be all | [A] right | [A]

Rise up this | [A] mornin', | smiled with the | [E7] risin' sun | [E7]
Three little | [A] birds, | pitch by my | [D] doorstep | [D]
Singin' | [A] sweet songs, | of melodies | [E7] pure and true | [E7]
Sayin' | [D] this is my | message to you- | [A] ou-ou | [A]

Chorus
Singin' don't | [A] worry, | ...about a | thing | (worry about a thing oh)
| [D] Every little thing, | gonna be all | [A] right (don't worry) | [A]
Singin' don't | [A] worry, | ...about a | thing (I won't worry) | [A]
'Cause | [D] every little thing, | gonna be all | [A] right | [A]

Singin' don't | [A] worry, | ...about a | thing | [A]
'Cause | [D] every little thing, | gonna be all | [A] right (I won't worry) | [A]
Singin' don't | [A] worry, | ...about a | thing | [A]
'Cause | [D] every little thing, | gonna be all | [A] right | [A]
Singin' don't | [A] worry, | ...about a | thing | [A] (oh no)
'Cause | [D] every little thing, | gonna be all | [A] right | [A↓]


#Play with original in this key.
#Last Updated 9/26/17 JJ
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Norwegian Wood
The Beatles (Lennon / McCartney, 1965)


3/4  | D - - u d |
       1  (2)& 3
Instrumental Verse:
     G                  
A||--5-----|-7-5-3-|-2-----|-0-3-2-|------|---3---|------|-2----||
E||o-3-----|-------|-3-----|-------|-3----|-1---0-|------|-3---o||
C||o-2-----|-------|-2-----|-------|-2----|-------|-2----|-2---o||
G||--0-----|-------|-0-----|-------|-0----|-------|------|-0----||  

Instrumental Verse

| [G] I... | once had a | girl... | [G] or should I |
| [G] say... | [F↓] she [F↓] once [C↓] had | [G] me | [G] |
| [G] She... | showed me her | room... | isn't it |
| [G] good | [F↓] Nor- [F↓]we- [C↓] gian | [G] wood | [G]

She | [Gm] asked me to | stay and she |
| [Gm] told me to | sit any- |
| [C] where | [Csus4] | [C] | [C]
So | [Gm] I looked a- | round and I |
| [Gm] noticed there | wasn't a |
| [Am] chair | [Am] | [D] | [D] |

| [G] I... | sat on a | rug... | biding my |
| [G] time... | [F↓] drin- [F↓] king [C↓] her | [G] wine | [G] |
| [G] We... | talked until | two... | and then she |
| [G] said... | [F↓] it's [F↓] time [C↓] for | [G] bed | [G] |

Instrumental Verse

She | [Gm] told me she | worked in the |
| [Gm] morning and | started to |
| [C] laugh | [Csus4] | [C] | [C]
I   | [Gm] told her I | didn't and |
| [Gm] crawled off to | sleep in the |
| [Am] bath | [Am] | [D] | [D] |

| [G] And... | when I a- | woke... | I was a- |
| [G] lone   | [F↓] this [F↓] bird [C↓] had | [G] flown | [G] |
| [G] So... | I lit a | fire... | Isn't it |
| [G] good | [F↓] Nor- [F↓]we- [C↓] gian | [G] wood | [G] |

Instrumental Verse

#Original in key of E. This chart in key of G.

#Last Updated 02-13-19 JJ
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I'm Like A Bird
Nelly Furtado (1999)


Intro
| [Em] | [G] | [Am] | [C] [D]

You're | [G] beautiful, that's for | [Em] sure
You'll | [G] never ever | [D] fade
You're | [G] lovely but it's not for | [Em] sure
That | [G] I won't ever | [D] change

Pre-Chorus
And though my love is | [C] rare- ar- ar- | [D] are
Though my love is | [C] true- u- u- | [D] ue

Chorus
| [G] I'm like a bird, I'll only fly a- | [D] way
I don't know where my | [Am] soul is, I don't know where my | [C] home is
(and baby all I need for you to know is)
| [G] I'm like a bird, I'll only fly a- | [D] way
I don't know where my | [Am] soul is, I don't know where my | [C] home is
(all I need for you to know is)

Your | [G] faith in me brings me to | [Em] tears
| [G] Even after all these | [D] years
And it | [G] pains me so much to | [Em] tell
That | [G] you don't know me that | [D] well

Pre-Chorus
And though my love is | [C] rare- ar- ar- | [D] are
Though my love is | [C] true- u- u- | [D] ue

Chorus
| [G] I'm like a bird, I'll only fly a- | [D] way
I don't know where my | [Am] soul is, I don't know where my | [C] home is
(and baby all I need for you to know is)
| [G] I'm like a bird, I'll only fly a- | [D] way
I don't know where my | [Am] soul is, I don't know where my | [C] home is
(all I need for you to know is)

Bridge
| [C] It's not that I wanna say goodbye
| [Em] It's just that every time you try
To | [C] tell me that you | [D] lo- o- ve me
| [C] Each and every single day
I | [Em] know I'm going to have to eventually
| [C] give you a- | [D] way- yeah- yeah | [D]

Pre-Chorus
And though my love is | [C] rare- ar- ar-   | [D] are
Though my love is | [C] true- u- u- | [D] ue
Hey I'm just | [C] scared   | [D]
That we may fall | [C] through | [D] | [D]

Chorus
| [G] I'm like a bird, I'll only fly a- | [D] way
I don't know where my | [Am] soul is, I don't know where my | [C] home is
(and baby all I need for you to know is)
| [G] I'm like a bird, I'll only fly a- | [D] way
I don't know where my | [Am] soul is, I don't know where my | [C] home is
(all I need for you to know is)

| [G] I'm like a bird, I'll only fly a- | [D] way
I don't know where my | [Am] soul is, I don't know where my | [C] home is
(and baby all I need for you to know is)
| [G] I'm like a bird, I'll only fly a- | [D] way
I don't know where my | [Am] soul is, I don't know where my | [C↓] home is

#Capo on 3rd fret to play with original.

#Last Updated 3/23/19 JJ
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Bluebird
Mark Knopfler (2012)


     Slow swing feel
4/4 | d - R u - u - - |
      1   2 &(3)&(4)


| [Dm] | [Dm]   | [Dm] | [Dm] |   
| [Gm] | [Gm]   | [Dm] | [Dm] |   
| [F]   | [Gm6] [A7] | [Dm] | [Dm↓] |   

Got [Dm] crows in my pasture
[Dm] ...Rats in my [Dm] barn   [Dm]                    
[Gm] ...Crows in my pasture, babe
[Gm] ...Rats in my [Dm] barn  [Dm]  
If I was [F] you, little bluebird
[Gm6] ...I'd [A7] up and find a- [Dm] nother farm  [Dm↓]    

I've got [Dm] nightshade in my meadow
[Dm] ...Ragweed in my [Dm] corn   [Dm]                    
[Gm] ...Nightshade in my [Gm] meadow              
And ragweed in my [Dm] corn   [Dm]  
If I was [F] you, little bluebird
[Gm6] ....  [A7] I'd be long  [Dm] gone [Dm↓]    

| [Dm] | [Dm]   | [Dm] | [Dm] |   
| [Gm] | [Gm]   | [Dm] | [Dm] |   
| [F]   | [Gm6] [A7] | [Dm] | [Dm↓] |   

Yes, I got [Dm] squirrels in my rafters
[Dm] ...Weevils in my [Dm] hay    [Dm]    
[Gm] ...Squirrels in my rafters
[Gm] ...Weevils in my [Dm] hay    [Dm]  
If I was [F] you, little bluebird
[Gm6] ...  I'd [A7] up and fly a- [Dm] way   [Dm] Fly away, baby

| [Dm] | [Dm]   | [Dm] | [Dm] |   
| [Gm] | [Gm]   | [Dm] | [Dm] |   
| [F]   | [Gm6] [A7] | [Dm] | [Dm] | [Dm↓]


#Capo on 1st fret to play with original.
#Last Updated 7/3/18 JJ
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Le coeur est un oiseau
Richard Desjardins


Picking Pianistique:
A|-m-----m-----m-----m-----|
E|-i-----i-----i-----i-----|
C|----p-----p-----p-----p--|
G|-------------------------|
   1  &  2  &  3  &  4  &  


Intro
[D]  [D]  [D]  [D]  
Par de- [D]  là les front- [G] ières les prai- [D] ries et la [Am] mer
Dans les [C] grandes noir- [C#dim7] ceurs sous le [C] feu des cha- [D]  sseurs
Dans les [G] mains de la [D] mort il s'envole en- [G] core
Plus [C] haut plus [G] haut le [D] coeur est un oi- [G] seau. [G]    

Dans les [D] yeux des mira- [G] dors dans les [D] rues de nulle [Am] part
Au mi- [C] lieu des dé...[C#dim7] serts de froid de [C] faim et de [D] fer
Contre [G] la tyran- [D] nie il refait son [G] nid
Plus [C] chaud plus [G] chaud, le [D] coeur est un oi- [G] seau.

[C]  [G]  [D]  [G]  

Ce n'é- [D] tait qu'un o- [G] rage ce n'é- [D] tait qu'une [Am] cage
Tu re- [C] prendras ta [C#dim7] course tu i- [C] ras à la [D] source
Tu boi- [G] ras tout le [D] ciel ouvre tes [G] ailes
Liber- [C] té Liber- [G] té  [D] Li-ber - [G] té.  

#Play along in this key.
#Last Updated 11/05/17 JJ
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White Cliffs of Dover
Vera Lynn (Walter Kent and Nat Burton, 1941)


There'll be [G] bluebirds [Gmaj7] over the [C] white cliffs of [G] Dover
To- [Am] morrow [D] just you wait and [G] see  [D]
There'll be [G] love and [Gmaj7] laughter, and [C] peace ever [G] after,
To- [Am] morrow [D] when the world is [G] free [G7]

The | [C] shepherd will tend | his sheep
The | [G] valley will bloom a- | gain
And | [C] Jimmy will [Am] go to | [Em] sleep
In his | [Am] own little room a- | [D] gain

There'll be [G] bluebirds [Gmaj7] over the [C] white cliffs of [G] Dover
To- [Am] morrow [D] just you wait and [G] see [G7]

The | [C] shepherd will tend | his sheep
The | [G] valley will bloom a- | gain
And | [C] Jimmy will [Am] go to | [Em] sleep
In his | [Am] own little room a- | [D] gain

There'll be [G] peace and [Gmaj7] laughter, and [C] joy ever [G] after,
To- [Am] morrow [D] when the world is [G] free


#Last Updated 8/26/17 JD
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