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This is all very simple. The whole song follows this same pattern: Am, C, F, G. It's 
on the 3rd fret, and these chords are relative to the capo.

It's 3/4 timing, like a waltz, so strum appropriately. Each chord gets exactly 4 
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Flightless Bird, American Mouth
by Iron & Wine

[Verse 1]

         C
I was a quick wet boy
            Am
Diving too deep for coins
            F
All of your street light eyes
          G
Wide on my plastic toys
             C
And when the cops closed the fair
          Am
I cut my long baby hair
           F
Stole me a dog-eared map
                  G
And called for you everywhere


[Chorus]

        C
Have I found you?
           Am     F        G
Flightless bird, jealous, weeping

C
Or lost you?
Am
American mouth
F         G
Big pill looming


[Verse 2]

           C
Now I’m a fat house cat
            Am
Nursing my sore blunt tongue
             F
Watching the warm poison rats
                  G
Curl through the wide fence cracks
           C
Pissing on magazine photos
      Am                          F
Those fishing lures thrown in the cold and clean
               G
Blood of Christ mountain stream


[Chorus]

C
Have I found you?
Am               F          G
Flightless bird, grounded, bleeding
C
Or lost you?
Am
American mouth
F         G
Big pill, stuck going down

            
            
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ThisYearsGirl89 20 Nov 11, 2008 04:38 PM

This is such a beautiful song and the chords are great too! I love it. Good job =)

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Joseph1112 10 Mar 01, 2009 09:32 AM

wow perfect simple Very nicly done

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njecars 10 Apr 05, 2009 05:35 AM

good job just a few mistakes
street light eyes
big pill looming
nursing my sore blunt tongue
pissing on magazine
big pill still going down

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