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     Little Bird - Ed Sheeran
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Tabbed by: David Barry
E-mail: davebarry13@hotmail.com

This is my first ever tab, thought i'd give it a go as a summer project. I used ed 
sheerans acoustic version on youtube to tab this. There is already another tab on 
this site with more or less the same chords but i think a tab is necessary so as 
to get the strumming and muted notes correct. I improvised the best i could for 
certain parts and i hope its ok. 

Capo 6th fret,
Tuning: Standard.
INTRO:      
            [x3]           [x3]         [x3]         [x1]         [x1]
          d u d u
e|--------x-x-x-x--------x-x-x-x--0h2-x-x-x-x--0h2-x-x-x-x------x-x-x-x----|
B|--0h3-3-x-x-x-x--------x-x-x-x--0h3-x-x-x-x--0h3-x-x-x-x--0h2-x-x-x-x----|
G|--0h4-4-x-x-x-x--0h4-4-x-x-x-x--0h2-x-x-x-x--0h2-x-x-x-x--0h2-x-x-x-x----| {x2}
D|--0h4-4-x-x-x-x--0h5-5-x-x-x-x--0---x-x-x-x--0---x-x-x-x--0h2-x-x-x-x----|
A|--0h2-2-x-x-x-x--0h5-5-x-x-x-x------x-x-x-x------x-x-x-x--0---x-x-x-x----|
E|--------x-x-x-x--0h3-3-x-x-x-x------x-x-x-x------x-x-x-x------x-x-x-x----|

VERSE 1: (exact same as intro)
            [x3]           [x3]         [x3]         [x1]         [x1]
e|--------x-x-x-x--------x-x-x-x--0h2-x-x-x-x--0h2-x-x-x-x------x-x-x-x----|
B|--0h3-3-x-x-x-x--------x-x-x-x--0h3-x-x-x-x--0h3-x-x-x-x--0h2-x-x-x-x----|
G|--0h4-4-x-x-x-x--0h4-4-x-x-x-x--0h2-x-x-x-x--0h2-x-x-x-x--0h2-x-x-x-x----| {x2}
D|--0h4-4-x-x-x-x--0h5-5-x-x-x-x--0---x-x-x-x--0---x-x-x-x--0h2-x-x-x-x----|
A|--0h2-2-x-x-x-x--0h5-5-x-x-x-x------x-x-x-x------x-x-x-x--0---x-x-x-x----|
E|--------x-x-x-x--0h3-3-x-x-x-x------x-x-x-x------x-x-x-x------x-x-x-x----|

If we take this bird in, with its broken leg, we could nurse it, she said...
Come inside for , a little lie down with me, and if you fall asleep, it wouldn't 
be the worst thing...

PRE CHORUS: (strum the first downstroke (d) loudly and the rest more softly)
    d        d
e|--3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3--2-2-2-3-3-3-3-3-3-2-2-2-----------------------------|
B|--3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-2-2-2-----------------------|
G|--4-4-4-4--4-4-4-4--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-----------------------|
D|--5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-2-2-2-----------------------|
A|--5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5--------------------------0-0-0-----------------------|
E|--3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3------------------------------------------------------|
But when i wake up, her make up, is on my shoulder

e|--3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3-----------------------------------------------------|
B|--3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2----------------------|
G|--4-4-4-4--4-4-4-4--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2----------------------|
D|--5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2----------------------|
A|--5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0----------------------|
E|--3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3-----------------------------------------------------|
And tell me if i lie down, would you stay now, and let me hold ya, oh

CHORUS:

e|--2-x-x-2-x-x-2-x-x-2-x-x-|-3-x-x-3-x-x-3-x-x-3-x-x-|
B|--3-x-x-3-x-x-3-x-x-3-x-x-|-3-x-x-3-x-x-3-x-x-3-x-x-|
G|--4-x-x-4-x-x-4-x-x-4-x-x-|-4-x-x-4-x-x-4-x-x-4-x-x-|
D|--4-x-x-4-x-x-4-x-x-4-x-x-|-5-x-x-5-x-x-5-x-x-5-x-x-|
A|--2-x-x-2-x-x-2-x-x-2-x-x-|-5-x-x-5-x-x-5-x-x-5-x-x-|
E|--------------------------|-3-x-x-3-x-x-3-x-x-3-x-x-|

And if i kissed you, would your mouth read this truth, darling how i ...

e|--2-x-x-2-x-x-2-x-x-2-x-x-|-2-x-x-2-x-x---------------|
B|--3-x-x-3-x-x-3-x-x-3-x-x-|-3-x-x-3-x-x-2-x-x-2-x-x---|
G|--2-x-x-2-x-x-2-x-x-2-x-x-|-2-x-x-2-x-x-2-x-x-2-x-x---|
D|--0-x-x-0-x-x-0-x-x-0-x-x-|-0-x-x-0-x-x-2-x-x-2-x-x---|
A|--------------------------|-------------0-x-x-0-x-x---|
E|--------------------------|---------------------------|

Miss you, Strawberries taste our lips do...

e|--2-x-x-2-x-x-2-x-x-2-x-x-|-3-x-x-3-x-x-3-x-x-3-x-x-|
B|--3-x-x-3-x-x-3-x-x-3-x-x-|-3-x-x-3-x-x-3-x-x-3-x-x-|
G|--4-x-x-4-x-x-4-x-x-4-x-x-|-4-x-x-4-x-x-4-x-x-4-x-x-|
D|--4-x-x-4-x-x-4-x-x-4-x-x-|-5-x-x-5-x-x-5-x-x-5-x-x-|
A|--2-x-x-2-x-x-2-x-x-2-x-x-|-5-x-x-5-x-x-5-x-x-5-x-x-|
E|--------------------------|-3-x-x-3-x-x-3-x-x-3-x-x-|

And its not complete yet, mustn't get out feet wet, 'cause that leads to...

e|--2-x-x-2-x-x-2-x-x-2-x-x-|-2-x-x-2-x-x---------------|
B|--3-x-x-3-x-x-3-x-x-3-x-x-|-3-x-x-3-x-x-2-x-x-2-x-x---|
G|--2-x-x-2-x-x-2-x-x-2-x-x-|-2-x-x-2-x-x-2-x-x-2-x-x---|
D|--0-x-x-0-x-x-0-x-x-0-x-x-|-0-x-x-0-x-x-2-x-x-2-x-x---|
A|--------------------------|-------------0-x-x-0-x-x---|
E|--------------------------|---------------------------|

Regret, diving in too soon...

e|--3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--------------------------------------------------|
B|--3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--------------------------------------------------|
G|--3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--------------------------------------------------|
D|--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--------------------------------------------------|
A|--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--------------------------------------------------|
E|--3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--------------------------------------------------|

And i'll owe it all to you, oh, my little bird.

- The rest of the song is the exact same, the guitar for the opening/first verse 
is used for the post chorus when he starts repeating 'my little bird'. 
- The bridge after the second chorus is the exact same as the pre chorus, but play 
it much more softly.
- After the bridge into chorus and done.

LYRICS:

If we take this bird in, with its broken leg,
We could nurse it, she said,
Come inside for a little lie down with me,
And if you fall asleep, it wouldn't be the worst thing.
But when i wake up, her make up is on my shoulder,
And tell me if I lie down, would you stay now?
Let me hold ya, oh.

But if I kiss you will your mouth read this truth,
Darling how I miss you, strawberries taste our lips do,
And its not complete yet, mustn't get our feet wet,
Cause that leads to regret, diving in too soon,
And I'll owe it all to you, oh, my little bird.
My little bird.

If we take a walk out, in the morning dew,
We can lay down, so I'm next you,
Come inside for a little home made tea,
And if you fall asleep, then at least your next to me,
And if I wake up, say its late love, get back to sleep,
I'm covered by nature and I'm safe now,
Underneath this oak tree, with you beside me.

But if I kiss you will your mouth read this truth,
Darling how I miss you, strawberries taste how lips do,
And its not complete yet, mustn't get our feet wet,
Cause that leads to regret, diving in too soon,
And I'll owe it all to you, oh, my little bird.
My little bird,
My little bird,
My little bird.

And of all these things I'm sure of, I'm not quite certain of your love,
You make scream, and then I make you cry,
When I left that little bird with its broken leg to die.

But if I kiss you will your mouth read this truth,
Darling how I miss you, strawberries taste how lips do,
And its not complete yet, mustn't get our feet wet,
Cause that leads to regret, diving in too soon,
And I'll owe it all to you, oh, my little bird.
My little bird, whoa oh oh oh whoaa,
My little bird,
My little bird,
You're my little bird...

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maccers747 wrote on June 25 2012, 05:01 pm

So good to finally get a decent tab instead of just chords, accurate and well put together. NICE!

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barry11811 wrote on July 10 2012, 08:11 pm

just to fix a mistake, in the intro, when you switch to the D and A chords i forgot to put into the tab that your meant to strum the chord again after hammering and before muting just like the first two chords before them :) It's easy to work out anyway, but just wanted to clarify. I would edit it except im not too sure how :L

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Gabrielle13444 wrote on August 2 2012, 03:19 pm

I love this song and this is a great tab just what I'm looking for:) check mine out when you have time

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