Bird Song

Bird Song

Garcia

(Garcia/Hunter)

 Last Updated 06/02/96

General Rules On Chord Charts

This song is presented in it's original key of D. Starting about 1980, the Dead changed the key to E. I still prefer playing it in the original key. Marc Centor has taken the time and done a fine job transposing the tab for you if you would like to play it in E. Click here to see all changes you will need for that transposition.


Intro Tabulature
D7 C D7 All I know is something like a bird within her sang, D7 C D7 All I know she sang a little while and then flew off, Bb F F C C G D7 Tell me all that you know, I'll show you snow and rain. If you hear that same sweet song again, will you know why? Anyone who sings a tune so sweet is passin' by, Laugh in the sunshine, sing, cry in the dark, fly through the night. (SN Bass) F#^G# A A# B Bm A G D A G D A G D Don't cry now, don't you cry, don't you cry anymore, la-da-da-da. (SN Bass) F#^G# A A# B Bm A G D A G D A G D D7 Sleep in the stars, don't you cry, dry your eyes on the wind, la-da-da-da-da. All I know is something like a bird within her sang, All I know she sang a little while and then flew off, Tell me all that you know, I'll show you snow and rain.

Intro

(^) Slide Up  (\) Slide Down  (h) Hammer On  (p) Pull Off  (b) Bend

MP3 Tab Support Audio (63K)

MIDI Tab Support Audio (Birdsong.mid)

   D7

E---------------------------------------2-
B---------------------------------------1-
G----------------------------0----------2-
D------------2--0-------0-------2-------0-
A--0h2h3----------3--------------3--------
E-----------------------------------------

E---------------------3--2----0-
B-----------------------------1-
G-----------------------------2-
D----------------0------------0-
A--------3---0------------------
E--3^5--------------------------

or

E-------------------------------
B-------------------------------
G-------------------------------
D----------------0--------------
A--------3---0--------3--2--0---
E--3^5--------------------------

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Key Of E

(^) Slide Up  (\) Slide Down  (h) Hammer On  (p) Pull Off  (b) Bend

The Main Riff

E-------------------------------
B-------------------------------
G-------------------------------
D--------4---------7-4----------
A----4-5---7-5-(7)-----5-7------
E--7----------------------------

E-------------------------------
B-------------------------------
G-------------------------------
D----------------7--------------
A--------5------------5--4------
E--5^7-------7---------------7--

Other chords

        D7 = E7
        C  = D
        Bm = C#m
        A  = B
        Bb = C
        F  = G
        G  = A

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This File contains merely an interpretation of the represented musical piece.
It is not intended to replace any commercially available publishing, nor is it
guaranteed to represent an exact transcription of any commercially or otherwise released
piece.

Ed Bick's Tab Archive, 1997