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Bird On The Wire ukulele

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#-------------------------------PLEASE NOTE-------------------------------------#
# This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
# song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
#-------------------------------------------------------------------------------#
Bird On The Wire chords
Fairport Convention (Leonard Cohen)

Capo IV

C F C F C F C

       C         F
Like a bird on a wire
       C                   F
Like a drunk in a midnight choir
       C           F
I have tried in my way
      C
To be free

       C         F
Like a worm on a hook
       C                              F
Like a knight from some old-fashioned book
       C            F
I have saved all my ribbons
    C    (Csus4 C)*
For thee

   F             C
If I have been unkind
       Dm                      C  (Csus4 C)*
I hope you will just let it go by
       F             C
And if I have been untrue
           Dm                   F   (Gsus4 F)*
I hope you know it was not unto you

       C         F
Like a baby stillborn
       C               F
Like a beast with it's horns
       C          F
I have torn every one
                    C   (Csus4 C)*
And reached out for thee

       C             F
Let us swear by this song
       C               F
And by all I have done wrong
       C            F
That I will make it all
      C   (Csus4 C)*
Up to thee

        F                     C           (Csus4 C)*
I saw a beggar leaning on his wooden cross
        Dm                   C        (Csus4 C)*
He said to me do not ask for someone?
      F                     C
And a woman standing in her darkened door
    Dm                               F    (Gsus4 F)*
She cried to me hey, why not ask for more?

       C         F
Like a bird on a wire
       C                   F
Like a drunk in a midnight choir
       C           F
I have tried in my way
      C
To be free

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