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Fragile Bird Tab

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                         FRAGILE BIRD - City and Colour
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Tabbed by: Alex Sirizzotti
Email: alex.sirizzotti@utoronto.ca
Tunning: Standard
Capo: 5th fret

NOTE:  Chords are reltaive to capo; their names may also be incorrect 
but I gave it my best shot.  Chord diagrams below show basic rhythm
structure, but you'll have to play along with the song for proper sound. ENJOY!  

INTROa:
e|--------------------------------------------------------|
B|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7/5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5/-----------------------|
G|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7/5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5/-----------------------|
D|-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------|  x2
E|--------------------------------------------------------|

INTROb:
e|--------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------| 
G|-0-0--0--0--0-0-0--0--0--0-0-0--0--0--0-0-0--0--0--0----| 
D|-4-4--4--4--4-4-4--4--4--4-4-4--4--4--4-2-2--2--2--2----| 
A|-2-2--2--2--2-2-2--2--2--2-5-5--5--5--5-4-4--4--4--4----|  
E|-0-0--0--0--0-0-0--0--0--0-0-0--0--0--0-0-0--0--0--0----|
   E                         G            Fmaj7 

VERSE 1:

E                            G                Fmaj7 
When she sleeps, there is a fever dream, yeah

             E                        G            Fmaj7
It brings a night terror to harm this fragile bird

(@ "She..." Guitar 2 plays INTROa x4 here as well)
      E                                G              Fmaj7
She speaks in tongues, her words they come undone, yeah

             E                          G              Fmaj7
And with a wayward mind she struggles through the night


CHORUS 1 (+ fills)... NOTE: 77500x can also be played as an Am: 022000 (relative to the capo)


e|--------------------------------------------------------|
B|-3-3-33-5-3-3-3-3--0-0-0--3-3-33-5-3-0-3-3-3-33-5-3-0---| 
G|-0-0-00-0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0--0-0-00-0-0-0-0-0-0-00-0-0-0---| 
D|-4-4-44-4-4-4-4-4--5-5-5--2-2-22-2-2-2-2-2-2-22-2-2-2---|    
A|-5-5-55-x-5-5-5-5--7-7-7--3-3-33-3-3-3-3-3-3-33-3-3-3---|  
E|-5-5-55-5-5-5-5-5--7-7-7--x-x-xx-x-x-x-x-x-x-xx-x-x-x---|
                              
   All...            that I can do.....

   Is hope...        she makes it through...                 x1

             E                   G      Fmaj7 
Through the night, Through the night

             E                   G      Fmaj7 

VERSE 2:

       E                              G             Fmaj7 
These cold nightmares, they make her worse for wear

   E                           G         Fmaj7 
Lost in the dark, she's got a heavy heart

(@ "And..." Guitar 2 plays INTROa x4 here as well)
     E                      G            Fmaj7 
And when she wakes, In her fragile state

           E                           G            Fmaj7 
Well she calls my name, hoping that I keep her safe

CHORUS 2 (+ fills)

e|--------------------------------------------------------|
B|-3-3-33-5-3-3-3-3--0-0-0--3-3-33-5-3-0-3-3-3-33-5-3-0---| 
G|-0-0-00-0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0--0-0-00-0-0-0-0-0-0-00-0-0-0---| 
D|-4-4-44-4-4-4-4-4--5-5-5--2-2-22-2-2-2-2-2-2-22-2-2-2---| 
A|-5-5-55-x-5-5-5-5--7-7-7--3-3-33-3-3-3-3-3-3-33-3-3-3---|  
E|-5-5-55-5-5-5-5-5--7-7-7--x-x-xx-x-x-x-x-x-x-xx-x-x-x---|
                              
   All...            that I can do.....

   Is hope...        she makes it through...                 x2


Following CHORUS 2 is the solo (which I refuse to tab lol... 
worst part of the song).  Continue with the E G Fmaj7 progression
like in the verse until the lyrics kick back in with Guitar 2 
behind it (playing INTROa) 

During Solo:  E G Fmaj7 x 2 

(@ "Through..." Guitar 2 plays INTROa  here as well)
             E                  G      Fmaj7 
Through the night, Through the night
             E                  G      Fmaj7 
Through the night, Through the night


CHORUS 3 (+ fills)

e|--------------------------------------------------------|
B|-3-3-33-5-3-3-3-3--0-0-0--3-3-33-5-3-0-3-3-3-33-5-3-0---| 
G|-0-0-00-0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0--0-0-00-0-0-0-0-0-0-00-0-0-0---| 
D|-4-4-44-4-4-4-4-4--5-5-5--2-2-22-2-2-2-2-2-2-22-2-2-2---| 
A|-5-5-55-x-5-5-5-5--7-7-7--3-3-33-3-3-3-3-3-3-33-3-3-3---|  
E|-5-5-55-5-5-5-5-5--7-7-7--x-x-xx-x-x-x-x-x-x-xx-x-x-x---|
                              
   All...            that I can do.....

   Is hope...        she makes it through...                 x2
                 E
   Through the night.

FIN

Hope you enjoy! Any comments/questions email me.
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TruJefe 42 wrote on June 16 2011, 12:54 am

The actual intro for guitar a is this:

e|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5/3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3/-----------------------|
B|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7/5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5/-----------------------|
G|-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------|

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shamrock2101 16 wrote on June 16 2011, 10:36 am

For intro b, Dallas splits the time in the first measure between the 'E' (0240000) and a E/F root (034000).... he basically walks up the A (2nd) string until the next measure starts.

Happy Strumming.

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Guitarguynolan 12 wrote on November 13 2012, 10:42 pm

Kickass dude, but can we get the solo?

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