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Bird On A Wire chords

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This is Johnny Cash's rendition of Leonard Cohens Bird on a Wire for Cash's album American recordings,
for authenticity the album version has capo on 1st fret with same chords  
source i used for this is the Live at Montreux performance in 1994  
Chords for the song 

   E  B7 B7(2nd inversion)A   A (2nd inversion)E7 C#
E|-0--2--2----------------0---0----------------0---x------|
B|-0--0--0----------------2---2----------------3---2------|
G|-1--2--2----------------2---2----------------2---3------|
D|-2--1--1----------------2---2----------------2---4------|
A|-2--2--0----------------0---0----------------1---4------|
E|-0-----2--------------------0----------------0---x------|


to see correct chord for C# look at the video in this link [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5XFk0mlqmYg]
and go to 1:18 in to the video in teh chorus to  see the fingering he uses.

There is a picking style in this song for the chords in this song here is an example from the first line 
of the song  

"Like a bird    on a wire   like a drunk   in a midnight choir" 
E|--------0----0------2---2----------0-----0-----0--------0-----0--|
B|--------0----0------0---0----------0-----0-----3--------2-----2--|
G|--------1----1------2---2----------1-----1-----1--------2-----2--|
D|--------2----2------1---1----------2-----2-----2--------2-----2--|
A|--------2--2------2-----0--------2-------2---2--------0-------0--|
E|------0---------------2----------------0--------------------0----|

and now an example from the chorus 

  "and if I, if i have been untrue, well i just hope you know, it was never to you"
E|-0--0-----0--0---0----------0----0--0------------x----------------------2----2------------------|
B|-3--3-----2--2---2----------0----0--0------------2---2---2--------------0----0------------------|
G|-1--1-----2--2---2----------1----1--1------------3---3---3--------------2----2------------------|
D|-2--2-----2--2---2----------2----2--2------------4--4----4--------------1----1------------------|
A|-2--2---0----0---0--------2------2--2----------4-------4--------------2------0------------------|
E|-0--0--------------------------0----0------------x-------------------------2--------------------|

[Verse 1]

E                 B7          E            E7         A
Like a bird on a wire, Like a drunk in a midnight choir 
E                  B7         E
I have tried in my way to be free
E                B7            E             E7            A
Like a fish on a hook, Like a knight from an old fashioned book 
E                   B7           E 
I have saved all my ribbons with thee

[Chorus 1]
E7      A              E         C#                            B7
And if I have been unkind, I hope that you will just let it go by 
       A              E           C#                           B7
And if I have been untrue, I just hope you know it was never to you

[Verse 2]

 E            B7        E              E7      A
Like a baby stillborn, Like a beast with his horn
E              B7                    E 
I have torn everyone who reached out to me
E                    B7      E         E7        A
But I swear by this song and by all I have done wrong
E                B7     E 
I'll make it all up to you

[Chorus 2]
E7              A                         E                  C#                           B7
I saw a young man leaning on his wooden crutch and he called out to me "Don't ask for so much" 
               A                           E               C#                           B7
And a young woman leaning on her darkened door, she cried out to me "why not ask for more"

[Verse 3]
E                B7            E            E7       A
Like a bird on a wire, Like a drunk in a midnight choir 
E                  B7         A
I have tried in my way to be free

[Outro]
A A A A E 

            
            
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