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Tuning: DADF#Ad from low to high (Open D)
Capo: 1st fret

This tab is based on the solo acoustic arrangement of 'A Bird in Hand' that Mike
Kinsella (a.k.a. Owen) plays live. There are several videos on youtube of him
performing this song, often with slight variations.

You can watch a good representative version here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CcHB3Megc4g

There are some time signature changes throughout the song. The rhythm is denoted in the tab, but 
you'll have to listen carefully to the song to nail down the timing exactly. 

A space of two dashes (--) between notes indicates an eighth note. The beginning
and end of each measure is padded with two dashes that are not indicative of any
rhythm.

The song is played in Open D tuning (DADF#Ad from low to high) with a capo on
the 1st fret. Fret numbers are given relative to the capo.

[Intro]
D |-----------0-----0-------|-----------0-----0-------|
A |-----0-----0-------------|-----0-----0-------------|
F#|--------10----------10---|--------10----------10---| [x2]
D |--------------11---------|--------------11---------|
A |-------------------------|-------------------------|
D |--0----------------------|--9----------------------|

[Verse 1]
D |-----------0-----0-------|-----------0-----0-------|
A |-----0-----0-------------|-----0-----0-------------|
F#|--------10----------10---|--------10----------10---| [x7]
D |--------------11---------|--------------11---------|
A |-------------------------|-------------------------|
D |--0----------------------|--9----------------------|

D |-----------0-----0-------|--------------0-----------|----------------------|
A |-----0-----0-------------|-------0-------------0----|-----------0----------|
F#|--------10----------10---|----------10--------------|--0-------------------|
D |--------------11---------|----11-----------11-------|--------0-------------|
A |-------------------------|--------------------------|-----7----------------|
D |--0----------------------|--9-----------------------|----------------------|

[Chorus 1]
D |-----------0----------------|-----0--------0-------------|
A |-----------0----------------|-----0----------------------|
F#|-----0L-0--------------0L---|--0--------------7----------| [x8]
D |-----0h-5--------------0h---|--5L-5L-5/-7--------7-------| 
A |----------------------------|----------------------------|
D |--5-----------------5-------|--------5/-7----------------|

[Verse 2]
D |-----------0-----0-------|-----------0-----0-------|
A |-----0-----0-------------|-----0-----0-------------|
F#|--------10----------10---|--------10----------10---| [x7]
D |--------------11---------|--------------11---------|
A |-------------------------|-------------------------|
D |--0----------------------|--9----------------------|

D |-----------0-----0-------|--------------0-----------|----------------------|
A |-----0-----0-------------|-------0-------------0----|-----------0----------|
F#|--------10----------10---|----------10--------------|--0-------------------|
D |--------------11---------|----11-----------11-------|--------0-------------|
A |-------------------------|--------------------------|-----7----------------|
D |--0----------------------|--9-----------------------|----------------------|

[Chorus 2]
D |-----------0----------------|-----0--------0-------------|
A |-----------0----------------|-----0----------------------|
F#|-----0L-0--------------0L---|--0--------------7----------| [x3]
D |-----0h-5--------------0h---|--5L-5L-5/-7--------7-------| 
A |----------------------------|----------------------------|
D |--5-----------------5-------|--------5/-7----------------|

D |-----------0--------|--------------0-----------|----------------------|
A |-----------0--------|-------0-------------0----|-----------0----------|
F#|-----0L-0-----------|----------10--------------|--0-------------------|
D |-----0h-5-----------|----11-----------11-------|--------0-------------|
A |--------------------|--------------------------|-----7----------------|
D |--5-----------------|--9-----------------------|----------------------|

[Bridge]
[Part 1] - Repeat x1

D |-------------------------|--------0------------|
A |-----------0-------------|---------------------|
F#|--------5----------------|-----------7---------| [x2]
D |-----0-------------------|--------------7------|
A |-------------------------|---------------------|
D |--5----------------------|--5/-7---------------|
                                                    
D |----------------------------|--------0----------|
A |-----------0----------------|-------------------|
F#|--------5--------5----------|-----------7-------|
D |-----0--------------4-------|--------------7----|
A |----------------------------|-------------------|
D |--5-----------5-------------|--5/-7-------------|

[Part 2] - Repeat x4
D |-------------------------|--------0------------|
A |-----------0-------------|---------------------|
F#|--------5----------------|-----------7---------| [x3]
D |-----0-------------------|--------------7------|
A |-------------------------|---------------------|
D |--5----------------------|--5/-7---------------|
                                                    
D |----------------------------|--------0----------|
A |-----------0----------------|-------------------|
F#|--------5--------5----------|-----------7-------|
D |-----0--------------4-------|--------------7----|
A |----------------------------|-------------------|
D |--5-----------5-------------|--5/-7-------------|

[Part 3] - Repeat x1

D |-------------------------|--------------0-----------|----------------------|
A |-----------0-------------|-------0-------------0----|-----------0----------|
F#|--------5----------------|----------10--------------|--0-------------------|
D |-----0-------------------|----11-----------11-------|--------0-------------|
A |-------------------------|--------------------------|-----7----------------|
D |--5----------------------|--9-----------------------|----------------------|

[Solo]
D |-----0-------------------|-------------------------------|
A |--------4p-0--4/-5\-4p---|--0--------0-------------------|
F#|-------------------------|-----0--------------0----------|
D |-------------------------|-----0h-5-----2--------0-------|
A |-------------------------|-------------------------------|
D |--5----------------------|-------------------------------|

D |-----4-------|--7--7--7--7--7--7----|
A |-----0-------|--0--0--0--0--0--0----|
F#|-----0-------|--0--0--0--0--0--0----| [x3]
D |-----0-------|--0--0--0--0--0--0----|
A |-------------|----------------------|
D |--5--5-------|--7--7--7--7--7--7----|

[Verse 3]
D |-----------0-----0-------|-----------0-----0-------|
A |-----0-----0-------------|-----0-----0-------------|
F#|--------10----------10---|--------10----------10---| [x7]
D |--------------11---------|--------------11---------|
A |-------------------------|-------------------------|
D |--0----------------------|--9----------------------|

D |--------------0-----------|----------------------|
A |-------0-------------0----|-----------0----------|
F#|----------10--------------|--0-------------------|
D |----11-----------11-------|--------0-------------|
A |--------------------------|-----7----------------|
D |--9-----------------------|----------------------|

D |-----------0----------|
A |----------------------|
F#|--------5-------------|
D |-----0----------------|
A |----------------------|
D |--5-------------------|


************************************

| h   Hammer-on
| p   Pull-off
| L   Tied note
| /   Slide up
| \   Slide down

************************************

            
            
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