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Nightbirds Acoustic chords

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Ryan Adams – Nightbirds

I just heard this song and WOW, another great Ryan Adams tune. This one is fairly easy to
play. I use open power chords to play this song but you can use basic chords. Please leave 
a good rating, thanks!

Tune down to half step.

    A   C   F   G   D
e|---------------------|
B|--0---0---0---0---0--|
G|--6---9---2---4---11-|
D|--7--10---3---5---12-|
A|--7—-10---3---5---12-|
E|--5---8---1---3---10-|


Intro: A, C, F, G, A, C, F

A             C                   F         G
Out under the stars dodging them like cars, baby
      A              C                    F
Cause when you gotta move,   you gotta move
(G)    A            C              F           G
   Whatever that it was   you were thinking of baby
A                 C                F
You certainly not thinking of that now

    D           G              D     G
And night birds singing     An empty tune
      D     G            D     A
In an empty house, in an empty room
   D     G                 D          G
An empty moment     Oh the nightbirds singing
        A                C                 (F)
We were supposed to rise above       But we sink
         A     C   F   G     A  C  F
Into the ocean

A           C         F              G
I feel like a body    stuffed into a trunk
         A                C                 F
From the million years of lying and getting drunk
(G)    A           C                    F               G
   The people here inside me   they are loud and in the night
     A                    C                 F
They scream and smash the windows when they fight

    D          G              D     G
And nightbirds singing     An empty tune
      D     G            D     A
In an empty house, in an empty room
    D     G                  D         G
And empty feelings   when it comes too soon
        A                C        F
We were supposed to rise above
        A                C
We were supposed to rise above
       F
But we sink
         A    C   F   G
Into the ocean       (x4)
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witmachine 958 Jul 27, 2006 10:02 PM

good tab ... five star action, right there.

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kingale 116 Oct 28, 2006 10:03 AM

Very Nice, well tabbed few missed chords but theyre only transition chords and easy to add in yourself

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jeni9682 52 May 08, 2010 02:26 PM

Nice tab!

I play it in standard tuning, because it suits my voice better (and bc I'm lazy). Anyways, I tuned down the B string to an A, which produced a sound that I personaly liked. So, just a tip, give it a try ;-)

To clarify (in case you tune town a half step): Tune the 2nd string to the same note as the 5th, an octave apart)

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