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Strumming
There is no strumming pattern for this song yet. and get +5 IQ
Chords without capo are
Verse: F# - C#/F#
Chorus: B/F# - C#/F# - F# 
 - they will be shown below in respect to the capo.

Certainly look up the song for a feel for the rhythm and flow of the chords, but see below for some shapes 
which may help make those transitions more seamless.  Generally use a traditional picking pattern, 
especially in the Chorus where your thumb alternates between the two lowest notes.

Lastly - and please comment if you have another opinion, but I believe the song is in 12/8 time signature, 
with the emphasis on the 1, 4, 7, and 10 so that each bar often feels more like a 4/4.  Listen for 
Glen Kotche's taps on the high-hat as the song begins for a basis.

Enjoy this gem!
[W<32V]


"Every Songbird Says" from their album Love Letter for Fire (2016)
(performed by Sam Beam [of Iron & Wine] & Jesca Hoop)


[E  -  B/E] x3
 
      E        B/E            E          B/E
I'm a tiny heart      that's falling fast
       E            B/E          E         B/E
Like a humming bird,     like an hourglass
      E          B/E       E            B/E
I'm a hollow bone,     a determined wing
        E           B/E        E            B/E
For the distant hope,     of a promise ring
     E         B/E            E           B/E
This bed is old,      but the dream is new
        E          B/E           E          B/E
You can borrow mine,      if you break a few
      E            B/E            E        B/E
I'm a mountain side,        I can wash away
      E            B/E       E          B/E
I'm a pool of tears,    on a wedding day


[Chorus]

A/E        B/F#      E               A/E
Oooh we're both baby bottles full of love
B/F#       E            A/E
Oooh empty fingers of a glove
B/F#    E              A/E
Oooh we know when it's enough

Oooh enough, oooh enough,
                             B/F#         E           B/E
Oooh it's enough, oooh to be walking with youuuuuuuuu


[E  -  B/E] x3

      E        B/E x2  
I get loooooooost,     
      E         B/E             E            B/E
I get lost a lot        and you meet me there
      E        B/E                   E       B/E
I can close my eyes     and find you anywhere
      E            B/E            E          B/E
I can hold you close    while you wander free
        E            B/E            E          B/E
But the long walk home  says you're good for me
       A/E        B/F#     
You're good for me


[E  -  B/E] x2

         E         B/E
(And get loooooost)

      E         B/E           E           B/E
I can take a lot,       I'll give you more
        E        B/E            E           B/E
We're a tiny heart,     but the blood is warm
      E            B/E      E             B/E
I'm a thunder cloud,    I'm cutting through
      E           B/E          E            B/E
Every songbird says     I'm in love with you
       A/E          B/F#       E            B/E 
I'm in love with you,   I'm in love with you,   
       E            B/E
I'm in love with you


[Chorus]

A/E        B/F#          E            A/E
Oooh we're both deaf and banging on a drum
B/F#        E               A/E
Snow angels sleeping in the sun.
B/F#    E              A/E
Oooh we know when it's enough

Oooh enough, oooh enough, oooh enough,
     A/E         B/F#         E             A/E
Oooh sun sinking down and its work is never done
B/F#      E              A/E
Oooh your heart is never won
B/F#    E              A/E
Oooh we know when it's enough

Oooh enough, oooh enough, oooh enough, oooh enough, oooh enough, oooh enough, oooh enough, 
                             B/F#       E        [repeat E  -  B/E] x4
Oooh it's enough, Oooh to be walking with youuuuuuuuuuuu
    E       B/F# x14
And get lost 

[End final bar with a single strum of E for 12 taps]



Chords - relative to [Capo 2]:

    E   B/E*  A/E  B/F#

e|--0----x-----0----x---|
B|--0----x-----2----4---|
G|--1----4-----2----4---|
D|--2----4-----2----4---|
A|--2----2-----0----2---|
E|--0----0-----0----2---|

*Play by keeping fingers held in E-shape, then use pinky to bar the 4th fret while you continue strumming. 
Also: As for the B/E chord above, I've found it also works well to simply hold the E chord shape and slide up 
to grab the B chord on the 8th fret, leaving the root note on the 7th fret open for the E.

            
            
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