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                     Lynyrd Skynyrd
                       FREE BIRD


        The track is based in G , and the 5 minute solo used mainly
the G minor pentatonic scale. I suggest practicing the sliding intro
with your finger first and then get out the bottleneck. Also it's
a good idea to rig your electronic tuner (you do have one?) up so
that when you play the guitar a bend a note you can see how close you get
, you should get a power supply for your tuner so you can turn it on
permanantly when your amp is switched on . This really does improve
you pitch. It is vital that you get the right pitch of the notes with
the slide or it sounds useless. Also add a bit vibrato with the slide
for extra effect. You only need a little bit distortion and not to much
for the solo either. Okay here 'tis.




                          * 2              use slide now!
E--3-----Ý-0--0--Ý--1--0--Ý---3--2--0--2---Ý---------------------
B--0-----Ý-0--0--Ý--1--1--Ý---3--3--3--3---Ý--3>8--7>8--7--8-----
G--0-----Ý-0--0--Ý--2--0--Ý---2--2--2--2---Ý---------------------
D--0-----Ý-2--2--Ý--3--2--Ý---0--0--0--0---Ý---------------------
A--2-----Ý-2--2--Ý--3--3--Ý----------------Ý---------------------
E--3--2--Ý-0--0--Ý--1-----Ý----------------Ý---------------------
   G D/F#  Em       F  C      D                G        D/F#


E------------------------------------Ý------------------------------
B--8>7>5>3>5>7--3>5--1>5--3----------Ý--6-6-6-5---------------------
G----------------------------4--4>5--Ý-----------5-----------4-5----
D------------------------------------Ý--------------5>0--2>5--------
A------------------------------------Ý------------------------------
E------------------------------------Ý------------------------------
   Em                                    F          C


E---------------------------Ý------------------Ý----------------------
B--3>2>3------15>14---->15--Ý-7>8--7>8--7>8--8-Ý-8>7>5>0--5>3---------
G-------------------14------Ý------------------Ý--------------4-4>5---
D---------------------------Ý------------------Ý----------------------
A---------------------------Ý------------------Ý----------------------
E---------------------------Ý------------------Ý----------------------
   D                           G       D/F#       Em


E-------------------------Ý------------------------Ý---------------------
B---3>2>3---3>2---3---5>8-Ý------------------------Ý-3>5----5>3----------
G---------------2---------Ý------------------------Ý-------------4-4>5---
D-------------------------Ý------------------------Ý---------------------
A-------------------------Ý------------------------Ý---------------------
E-------------------------Ý------------------------Ý---------------------
     D                       G               D/F#    Em
                             If I leave here  tom___orow


E---------------------------------Ý-----------------------Ý---------------
B-----------------------3<2>3>15--Ý--15>13-------14>15>8--Ý-7>8-----------
G----------------4--5-------------Ý--------13>14----------Ý---------------
D-----------0>5-------------------Ý-----------------------Ý---------------
A---------------------------------Ý-----------------------Ý---------------
E---------------------------------Ý-----------------------Ý---------------
   F            C                   D                       G      D/F#
   would you still remember me?                             for I must be
                                                            travelling on

E------------------Ý--------------------------Ý-------------------------------
B--3>5-----5>3-----Ý--------------------------Ý-3>2>3>2>3>15-15>14>15>14>15>8-
G--------------4---Ý--4>5>4>5>0---------------Ý-------------------------------
D------------------Ý--------------------4--5--Ý-------------------------------
A------------------Ý---------------0>5--------Ý-------------------------------
E------------------Ý--------------------------Ý-------------------------------
  Em                 F           C              D    
  now                cause theres to many places i've got to see
  

E--------------Ý-----------------Ý---------------------------
B--7>8---------Ý--3>5---5>3------Ý---------------------------
G--------------Ý------------4----Ý-4>5>4>5>0--------4--5-----
D--------------Ý-----------------Ý-------------0>5-----------
A--------------Ý-----------------Ý---------------------------
E--------------Ý-----------------Ý---------------------------
   G      D/F#    Em                 F           C
 But if I stay here with you girl        things just couldn't be the same


E-------------------------------------------Ý----------------------------
B--3>2>3>15---15>14----15>14-15>14-14>15>8--Ý--7>8-----------------------
G-------------------14----------------------Ý----------------------------
D-------------------------------------------Ý----------------------------
A-------------------------------------------Ý----------------------------
E-------------------------------------------Ý----------------------------
    D                                          G              D/F#
                                              'Cause i'm free as a bird

E-----------------------Ý------------------------Ý-------------------
B---8>7>5>0----5>3------Ý-----------------3>2>3--Ý--3>2>3>0----------
G-------------------4---Ý-4>5-------4-5----------Ý-------------------
D-----------------------Ý------0>5---------------Ý-------------------
A-----------------------Ý------------------------Ý-------------------
E-----------------------Ý------------------------Ý-------------------
   Em                      F              C         D
   now,                    and this bird you cannon change  oh 


E------------------------------Ý--------------------------------------------
B--3>6---6>5-------------------Ý--15>14----15>14----14----14>15----14>15----
G------------5--------5--------Ý--------14-------14----14-------14-------14-
D--------------5>0>5-----5>12--Ý--------------------------------------------
A------------------------------Ý--------------------------------------------
E------------------------------Ý--------------------------------------------
    F                  C          D
    and this bird you cannot change.


E----------------------------------------------------------
B--14>15----14>15----14>15----14>15-----14----14>15>8------
G--------14-------14-------14--------14----14--------------
D----------------------------------------------------------
A----------------------------------------------------------
E----------------------------------------------------------


E----------------------------Ý------------------Ý-------------------------
B--5>6--6>5------------------Ý------------------Ý---6>5-------------6>15--
G-----------5--------4-5>2---Ý-5>7---2>10-------Ý-------5--------5--------
D-------------5>0>5----------Ý------------------Ý---------5>0>5-----------
A----------------------------Ý------------------Ý-------------------------
E----------------------------Ý------------------Ý-------------------------
   F          C                D                   F          C
      And this bird you cannot change              Lord know I can't change



E-------------------------------------------------------------------------
B--15>14----15>14----15>14----15>14----15>14----15>14-----14>15----14>15--
G--------14-------14-------14-------14-------14-------14--------14--------
D-------------------------------------------------------------------------
A-------------------------------------------------------------------------
E-------------------------------------------------------------------------
    D

E--------------------------------------------------------
B----14>15-----14>15----14>15----14>15------12>15>8------
G-14--------14-------14-------14-------14----------------
D--------------------------------------------------------
A--------------------------------------------------------
E--------------------------------------------------------


E---------------------------Ý---------------------------------------------
B---5>6--6>5----------------Ý--3>2>3>2--3--2--3--2-3--2-3-2--3-2-3-2>8----
G------------5--------4--5--Ý---------------------------------------------
D--------------5>0>5--------Ý---------------------------------------------
A---------------------------Ý----------------------------------------------
E---------------------------Ý----------------------------------------------
   F            C               D
     Lord  help me I can't    change_________________________________



Thats the main song covered , this repeats a few times and then when
come to the outro section . You can take your slide of now and
change to some rhythm playing and then it's the solo.
oh yes this is where there is some slight phasing , but also it's
switched off for the main body of the solo and gradually builds up
into the end section.


E-------------------------Ý--------------------------Ý------------------------
B-X--3--X--3--X--3--X--3--Ý--5--5--X--5--X--5--X--5--Ý-X--5--X--5--X--5--X--5-
G-X--3--X--3--X--3--X--3--Ý--5--5--X--5--X--5--X--5--Ý-X--5--X--5--X--5--X--5-
D-X--3--X--3--X--3--X--3--Ý--5--5--X--5--X--5--X--5--Ý-X--5--X--5--X--5--X--5-
A-X--1--X--1--X--1--X--1--Ý--3--3--X--3--X--3--X--3--Ý-X--3--X--3--X--3--X--3-
E-------------------------Ý--------------------------Ý------------------------
  Bb                         C
  Lord_________       I     can't    change_____________          won't you


E--3--3--X--3--X--3--X--3-Ý-------------------------Ý-------------------------
B--3--3--X--3--X--3--X--3-Ý-X--3--X--3--X--3--X--3--Ý-5--5--X--5--X--5--X--5--
G--4--4--X--4--X--4--X--4-Ý-X--3--X--3--X--3--X--3--Ý-5--5--X--5--X--5--X--5--
D--5--5--X--5--X--5--X--5-Ý-X--3--X--3--X--3--X--3--Ý-5--5--X--5--X--5--X--5--
A--5--5--X--5--X--5--X--5-Ý-X--1--X--1--X--1--X--1--Ý-3--3--X--3--X--3--X--3--
E--3--3--X--3--X--3--X--3-Ý-------------------------Ý-------------------------
   G                        Bb                        C


The Guitar Solo
---------------

        Now the solo comes in , you guitar should not be totally
screaming for this but should have plenty of gain giving a good impact
the solo is very energetic , in the 2nd and 3rd sections notice
how the feel and timing slightly changed , I am only going to cover
the first part.


E--------15-----Ý-------15-----------------------Ý---------------------------
B--8s15------15-Ý-18b20-----18b20--18b20--18-15--Ý--18b20b18p15--18b20-18-15-
G---------------Ý--------------------------------Ý---------------------------
D---------------Ý--------------------------------Ý---------------------------
A---------------Ý--------------------------------Ý---------------------------
E---------------Ý--------------------------------Ý---------------------------




E---------------18--------18--------Ý-18--------------------15-------
B--18b20-18b20-----18b20-----18b20--Ý----18b20--18b20b18p15----15----
G-----------------------------------Ý--------------------------------
D-----------------------------------Ý--------------------------------
A-----------------------------------Ý--------------------------------
E-----------------------------------Ý--------------------------------


E----------15-------------------Ý-------------------------------
B---18b20-----18b20-18b20-18-15-Ý-18-18b20b18p15--18b20--18-15--
G-------------------------------Ý-------------------------------
D-------------------------------Ý-------------------------------
A-------------------------------Ý-------------------------------
E-------------------------------Ý-------------------------------


E--------------------------------Ý-------18-------18--------
B--18--18b20b18p15--18b20--18-15-Ý-18b20----18b20----18b20--
G--------------------------------Ý--------------------------
D--------------------------------Ý--------------------------
A--------------------------------Ý--------------------------
E--------------------------------Ý--------------------------

E--18-------18-------18-------18-Ý--------18-------18-------18-------18----
B-----18b20----18b20----18b20----Ý--18b20----18b20----18b20----18b20-------
G--------------------------------Ý-----------------------------------------
D--------------------------------Ý-----------------------------------------
A--------------------------------Ý-----------------------------------------
E--------------------------------Ý-----------------------------------------


E--------18-------18-------18-------18-Ý-------18-------18-------18--------
B--18b20----18b20----18b20----18b20----Ý-18b20----18b20----18b20----18b20--
G--------------------------------------Ý-----------------------------------
D--------------------------------------Ý-----------------------------------
A--------------------------------------Ý-----------------------------------
E--------------------------------------Ý-----------------------------------


E-------18--------18-------18--------15------
B-18b20-----18b20----18b20-----18p15---------
G--------------------------------------------
D--------------------------------------------
A--------------------------------------------
E--------------------------------------------

 As you can see it uses the same riff repeating a lot it seems daft
 writing it all out like I just did so i'll show you the riff
 and how many times it repeats



E-----15--------------15-------------15-------------15-------------15-------
B--18----18p15-----18----18p15----18----18p15----18----18p15----18----18p15-
G---------------------------------------------------------------------------
D---------------------------------------------------------------------------
A---------------------------------------------------------------------------
E---------------------------------------------------------------------------

  This is repeated 3 times and on the 4 time play this:


E-----15--------------15--------15-----------------------
B--18----18p15-----18----18p15-----18p15----18b20b18p15--
G--------------------------------------------------------
D--------------------------------------------------------
A--------------------------------------------------------
E--------------------------------------------------------


E-------------------------------------------------------
B--18b20--18b20----18p15-------15-18p15--------15-------
G------------------------17b19----------17b19-----------
D-------------------------------------------------------
A-------------------------------------------------------
E-------------------------------------------------------

 The next riff which is repeated twice is :

E-------------------------------------------------------------------------
B---18p15-------15----18p15-------15----18p15-------15----18p15-------15--
G---------17b19-------------17b19-------------17b19-------------17b19-----
D-------------------------------------------------------------------------
A-------------------------------------------------------------------------
E-------------------------------------------------------------------------

and this follows:

E------------------------------------------------------------------
B-18p15-------15---18p15-------15---18p15-------15-----------------
G-------17b19------------17b19------------17b19------15b16---------
D----------------------------------------------------------17p15---
A------------------------------------------------------------------
E------------------------------------------------------------------


E---------------------------------------------------------
B---------------------------------------------------------
G-----15b16----------------15b16----15----17p15--17p15----
D-17----------17p15--17----------17-----------------------
A---------------------------------------------------------
E---------------------------------------------------------


E------------------------------------Ý-------------------------------------
B---------------------------------18-Ý-------18-------18-------18-------18-
G-----15-17p15-17p15----15--17b19----Ý-17b19----17b19----17b19----17b19----
D--17----------------17--------------Ý-------------------------------------
A------------------------------------Ý-------------------------------------
E------------------------------------Ý-------------------------------------

E---------------------------------------------------------
B--------18----------18----------18----------18-----------
G--17b19----17b17b17----17b19b17----17b19b17----17b19b17--
D---------------------------------------------------------
A---------------------------------------------------------
E---------------------------------------------------------


E----------------------------------------------------------------------
B--18----------18----------18----------18----------18----------18------
G-----17b19b17----17b19b17----17b19b17----17b19b17----17b19b17---------
D----------------------------------------------------------------------
A----------------------------------------------------------------------
E----------------------------------------------------------------------


E----------------------------------------------------------------
B----------18----------18----------18----------18----------18----
G-17b19b17----17b19b17----17b19b17----17b19b17----17b19b17-------
D----------------------------------------------------------------
A----------------------------------------------------------------
E----------------------------------------------------------------

E----------------------------------------------------------------------
B--18----------18----------18----------18----------18----------18------
G-----17b19b17----17b19b17----17b19b17----17b19b17----17b19b17---------
D----------------------------------------------------------------------
A----------------------------------------------------------------------
E----------------------------------------------------------------------


E-----------------------------------------------
B---------18--------18---------18---------------
G--17b19------17b19-----17b19-----17p15---------
D-----------------------------------------17----   6:25 into track
A-----------------------------------------------
E-----------------------------------------------

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LJS 10 Feb 15, 2002 07:00 PM

A lot of time and effort into a fucking amazing song!
Well Done mate, keep up the good work!

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demonwater103 10 Feb 18, 2002 07:00 PM

you know the first part of this tab is wrong thats y it is only 4 stars the first part is like this i will chord it out for you dude ok here it is, it goes,
G,D,Em,F,C,D
i know this but good work other then that keep it up

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death666 10 Apr 05, 2002 07:00 PM

yo u put alot of time and effort into tis wicked tab n wicked song, well done n keep u the good work :)

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