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Bird chords

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Hello! I've put the exact chords in as accurately as I could, so if you want to change the voicing or
improvise or add parts, you've got it exactly. HOWEVER - in practical terms, the vast majority* of the song
just has RH playing (top to bottom) Eb, Db and Gb, with the LH just playing the 
bass notes of the chords. Soif you just want to play it like it sounds on the record and not fiddle around 
with it at all, that's how to do it... 
*(The exception being during the middle 8 and the first time round the chorus that immediately follows it,
where the chords are simpler: play those in root position except the C/Eb which you should voice with a Cb
at the top, falling to a Bb (at the top of the Eb chord) at the start of the new line). 

The rising Bb bass in brackets is optional - seems to be there in the live version but not the studio
recording. But it's quite nice. 

There's a good live version on youtube here: https://youtu.be/bw9bwitmtG0 which is extremely close to the
studio version, and you can see the pianist's fingers quite clearly for much of it. Handy, right? 


[Intro]

Cbadd9 Abm7add11 Ebm7 x2


[Verse 1]

Cbadd9     Abm7add11  Ebm7
She’s underwater     again
Cbadd9     Abm7add11   Ebm7
Somebody’s daughter, a friend
       Cbadd9       Abm7add11   Ebm7
In the night in the dark in the cold
       Gbadd6/Bb  Cbadd9 N.C.
As she walks far away


[Chorus]

         Cbadd9   Dbadd9 Ebm7
Nobody’s watching
            Cbadd9 Dbadd9 Ebm7
Drowning in words  so     sweet
            Cbadd9 Dbadd9 Ebm7
Mild is the water
            Cbadd9 Dbadd9 Gbadd6/Bb Cbadd9
Caught as a bird   once   free
        Cbadd9 Abm7add11 Ebm7   
I don’t mind


[Between verses]

Cbadd9 Abm7add11 Ebm7


[Verse 2]

Cbadd9    Abm7add11   Ebm7
Hope is a distance  unreached
Cbadd9     Abm7add11 Ebm7
Ink on her skin incomplete
        Cbadd9         Abm7add11      Ebm7          Gbadd6/Bb
And the faint sound of friends as she neared to the end
        Cbadd9  N.C.
she had peace


[Chorus]

         Cbadd9   Dbadd9 Ebm7
Nobody’s watching
            Cbadd9 Dbadd9 Ebm7
Drowning in words  so     sweet
            Cbadd9 Dbadd9 Ebm7
Mild is the water
            Cbadd9 Dbadd9 Gbadd6/Bb Cbadd9
Caught as a bird   once   free
        Cbadd9 Gbadd6 Abm7add11 [Gbadd6/Bb]
I don’t mind
        Cbadd9 Gbadd6 Abm7add11
I don’t mind


[Middle 8]

Bbm          Cb           Gb
Where does a star go from here
Bbm         Cb
Lost in the grip


[Chorus]

         Cb       Db Cb/Eb 
Nobody’s watching
Ebm         Cb    Db Cb/Eb 
Drowning in words so sweet
Ebm         Cb    Db Cb/Eb 
Mild is the water 
Ebm         Cb   Db   Bbm
Caught as a bird once free


Cb       Cbadd9   Dbadd9 Ebm7
Nobody’s watching
            Cbadd9 Dbadd9 Ebm7
Drowning in words  so     sweet
            Cbadd9 Dbadd9 Ebm7
Mild is the water
            Cbadd9 Dbadd9 Gbadd6/Bb Cbadd9
Caught as a bird   once   free
        Cbadd9 Gbadd6 Abm7add11 [Gbadd6/Bb]
I don’t mind
        Cbadd9 Gbadd6 Abm7add11 [Gbadd6/Bb]
I don’t mind
        Cbadd9 Gbadd6 Abm7add11 [Gbadd6/Bb]
I don’t mind
        Cbadd9 Gbadd6 Abm7add11
I don’t mind

            
            
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meghanmulc24 10 Mar 13, 2017 06:17 PM

How do you play Gbadd6/Bb? The chart for that chord isn't showing up.

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