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Birds Of Fire Tab

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            Mahavishnu Orchestra - Birds Of Fire
                          
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Tabbed by:Evil_Empire24-7

Tuning:EADGBe

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beware the first full mahavishnu came to ultimate guitar. please rate because
this is my own work and it took me days to figure and hours to write it down
and sure this is a rare tab. this song has many bends and tricks so be aware
and it's sure a cool song.

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band:mahavishnu orchestra
album:birds of fire
year:1973

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Legend:
       #:Natural Harmonics
       +:let ring till the + is over
       h:hammer on
       p:pull off
       hb:half bend
       fb:full bend
       /22:slide from 0 till some fret
       22/:slide from some fret till the some fret
       ~~~:vibrato
       x:muted string

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  (Distortion)
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
e|--------0--------0---------0----------------------------------|
B|---0--------0----------0--------------------------------------|
G|-----5--------5----------5------------------------------------|
D|--4--------4----------4---------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------7-----------------------------|
E|-4--------4----------4-------4h6------------------------------|       \
                                                                         2x
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++                                          / 
e|------0--------0---------0------------------------------------|
B|---0--------0---------0---------------------------------------|
G|-----7--------7---------7-------------------------------------|
D|--6--------6---------6----------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------7------------------------------|
E|-6--------6---------6------6h7--------------------------------|


e|--------------15-12-------------------------------------------|
B|-15fb-15-15-12-----15-12-15-15fb-15-15-12---------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------14hb14p12--12~~~~~~~~|
D|--------------------------------------------------14----------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------|

e|--------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------8fb---8-------------------------------------|
G|-7fb-7---7-9--7-9----------9--7--------7~~~~~~~~~-------------|
D|-------9------------------------7---9-------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------|

e|--------------15fb-12-----------------------------------------|
B|-15fb-15-15-12-------15-12-15fb-15-15-12----------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------14hb14p12---12~~~~~~-|
D|--------------------------------------------------14----------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------|

e|------12------15fb-12-------------12---12#--------------------|
B|-15fb----15-12--------15-12-15fb----15------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------14hb14p12---12~~~~~|
D|-----------------------------------------------------14-------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------|

e|--------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------10fb-8-----------------------------------|
G|-7fb-7---7-9----7-9---------9-7------7------------7fb---------|
D|-------9------------------------7--9--------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------|


                            (Guitar Solo)


(Distortion)

e|--------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----5------------7-----5-------5------------------------------|
G|--------7fb------7-7-------7fb----7fb----7fb------------------|
D|--------------------------------------7#----------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-0------------------------------------------------------------|

e|------5-----5-------------------------------------------------|
B|--------8fb---8fb-5----5-------5------------------------------|
G|-5-7fb--------------7fb--x-7fb---7hb-4-0----------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-----5------------------------7--5----------------------------|
B|-7fb---8fb-5-----------------------7--5-----------------------|
G|-------------0-7fb-7fb-7-4-4#------------4#-------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-----------------------------------17fb-15--------------------|
B|-15fb-15-12------17hb-17-15----------------17-15--------------|
G|------------14-0------------16-12#----------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------|


e|-17b(1/4)----17b(1/4)-17b(1/4)--15---------------12-----------|
B|-----------------------------------17--15\-/15fb--------------|
G|------------------------------0-------------------------------|
D|------------------------------0-------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------|
                               
                               + 
e|--------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-15-12--------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------14fb-12---12/9-9--8p7-7/4--2fb-------------------------|
D|--------------14----------------------5-2---------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------|

               +++
e|--------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-5-2-5-2------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------5-2--------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------5---hb(bend but don't pick another time)--0------|

     ++++++++++ 
e|--------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------12-------------12---------------12-----|
G|-1214hb-hb-fb-141214~~----141214b(1/4)--14b(1/4)1214fb--------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------|

e|----------------------------------------12----------------------|
B|---------12-----------12----------12------121512-----1215fb-----|
G|-1412-14----1412-14-0----14p1214-0--1214--------1412-------1412-|
D|----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

e|----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---15fb------------15--12----------15--12----------15-12--------|
G|-0------14-0--/1214-------14-121412-------1412-1412-----1412----|
D|----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

                        ++               +
e|----------------------15fb-15fb-12------------------------------|
B|-----15-12------15-12--------------1512-------------------------|
G|-1412------1412------------------------14fb-12------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------1412--------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------1412----------|
E|------------------------------------------------------15-0------|

   +++++    +++++++++   +++++++   ++++
e|-17b(1/4)-17b(1/4)fb--17b(1/4)--17hb--15h17-7fb-----------------|
B|------------------------------------------------20/17-----------|
G|----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|


e|---------------12------------10--------------12b(1/4)-------10--|
B|-15-12h15-15fb----15-12/10-12---12hb-10---------------------10--|
G|----------------------------------------12-9----------12fb------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

              ++++       ++++          +++++
e|------------12hb-------12hb------------------------------------|
B|----------------15-12-------15-12-10/17fb--15------------------|
G|-16#-14-12-----------14----------------------16/0--------------|
D|----------14---------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------|

     ++++            ++++        ++++          +++++++++++++ 
e|---15fb---12-------17fb-15-0---17fb-15/0-----17b(3/4)----------|
B|-------------15/13-----------15-----------15-------------------|
G|-14-----0--------------------------------0---------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------|

  +++    +++++++++  +++++++++                        ++++++++++             
e|-------17b(3/4)---17b(3/4)--15---------------------17b(3/4)----|
B|-------------------------------17-15/12------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------14-12-9-7#-------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------|

   +++++++  +++++++  +++++++  +++++++  +++++++          +++++++++++
e|-17b(3/4)-17b(3/4)-17b(3/4)-17b(3/4)-17b(3/4)-15------17b(3/4)-|
B|------------------------------------------------17-15----------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------|

 ++++  +++++++  +++++++  +++++++  +++++++          ++++++++++++++
e|-----17b(3/4)-17b(3/4)-17b(3/4)-17b(3/4)-15------17b(3/4)------|
B|--------------------------------------------17-15--------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------|

+++++  +++++++  +++++++  +++++++    +++++++++++
e|-----17b(3/4)-17b(3/4)-17b(3/4)---17b(3/4)-/3------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------0------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------|



enjoy mahavishnu !!!!!!!!!!



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TheRootsRadish 168 Jul 11, 2009 06:38 AM

It sounds good so far but It's really hard to do a full bend on the G string, but that may be because I'm using heavy gauge strings.

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sevenchurches 110 Dec 27, 2009 04:54 PM

Thanks so much for posting this. It's not perfect but you did a great job. Cheers!

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