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If I Was A Blackbird chords

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  • Capo on 5. this version is exactly like this video... Show more


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Capo on 5. this version is exactly like this video - youtube.com/watch?v=wa7nPdviaPI. Was this info helpful? Yes No
There is no strumming pattern for this song yet. and get +5 IQ
If I Were a Blackbird - Silly Wizard's version
capo 5 (you can also click on the transpose button 5 times and play without capo but I prefer this way)

  Am         G          Em        F
I am a young sailor, my story is sad,
           Am     Em             Am            Em
Though once I was carefree and a brave sailor lad,
  Am        Em        Am          Em
I courted a lassie by night and by day,
   Am              G  
Oh but now she has left me, 
    Em         F
And sailed far away.

      Am       G               Em          F
Oh, if I was a blackbird could whistle and sing,
    Am         Em        Am             Em
I'd follow the vessel my true love sails in,
    Am         Em              Am             Em
And in the top riggin' I would there build my nest,
        Am         G              Em          F
And I'd flutter my wings o'er her lilly white breast.

      Am      G                 Em         F
Or if I was a scholar and could handle the pen
     Am          Em           Am            Em
Once secret love letter to my true love I'd send
    Am         Em         Am           Em
And tell of my sorrow, my grief and my pain
            Am       G  
Since she's gone and left me 
   Em          F
In yon flowery glen.

  Am              G         Em         F
I sailed o'er the ocean, my fortune to seek
         Am         Em             Am         Em
Though I missed her caress and her kiss on my cheek
     Am          Em          Am             Em
I returned and I told her my love was still warm
        Am          G  
but she turned away lightly 
    Em            F
And great was her scorn. 

  Am         G           Em         F
I offered to take her to Donnybrook Fair
       Am           Em         Am         Em
And to buy her fine ribbons to tie up her hair
  Am         Em           Am          Em
I offered to marry and to stay by her side
        Am          G  
But she says in the morning 
    Em             F
She sails with the tide.

   Am            G                 Em       F
My parents, they chide me, oh they will not agree
       Am             Em                  Am          Em
Saying that me and my false love, married should never be
   Am        Em                     Am          Em
Oh let them deprive me, or let them do what they will
      Am                   G  
While there's breath in my body
          Em         F
She's the one I love still

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