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   THE BEATLES - FREE AS A BIRD (Lennon) + Mccartney/Harrison
                 /Starkey. From THE BEATLES ANTHOLOGY I. 
                 Released 21st November 1995.

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   Tabbed by:PJVillanueva




Free as a bird, 
It's the next best thing to be. 
Free as a bird. 

Home, home and dry, 
Like a homing bird I'll fly 
As a bird on wings. 

Whatever happened to 
The life that we once knew? 
Can we really live without each other? 

Where did we lose the touch 
That seemed to mean so much? 
It always made me feel so... 

Free as a bird, 
Like the next best thing to be. 
Free as a bird. 

Home, home and dry, 
Like a homing bird I'll fly 
As a bird on wings. 

Whatever happened to 
The life that we once knew? 
Always made me feel so free. 

     SOLO

Free as a bird. 
It's the next best thing to be. 
Free as a bird. 
Free as a bird. 
Free as a bird. 



     To play the slide guitar part you must tune your
     guitar as follows: e
                        B
                        G#   (1/2 step up - G to G#)
                        E    ( 1 step up - D to E)

     You won't use E and A strings, so you can leave 
     them as they are. (You can mute them with a folded
     piece of celulose paper or cloth under the strings
     just beside the neck.)



                                                          X   X
  
e|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
B|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|


  A               F#m             Fmaj7           E
e|0------ 0------ 2---2-- 2---2--|0---0-- ----0-- 0---0-- 0---0--|
B|2-------2-------2---2---2---2--|1---1-------1---0---0---0---0--|
G|2-------2-------2---2---2---2--|2---2-------2---1---1---1---1--|
D|2-------2-------4---4---4---4--|3---3-------3---2---2---2---2--|
A|0-------0-------4---4---4---4--|3---3-------3---2---2---2---2--|
E|----------------2---2---2---2--|1---1-------1---0---0---0---0--|
                                 (T)
e|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
B/5--~---------------------------|--------------/-5-\(4)---------|
G#-------------------------------|----------------------/-5------|
E|-------------------------------|----------------------------5-~|
 (bottleneck slides)

  A               F#m             Dm              E
e|0---0-- ----0-- 2---2-- ----2--|1---1-- ----1-- 0---0-- 0---0--|
B|2---2-------2---2---2-------2--|3---3-------3---0---0---0---0--|
G|2---2-------2---2---2-------2--|2---2-------2---1---1---1---1--|
D|2---2-------2---4---4-------4--|0---0-------0---2---2---2---2--|
A|0---0-------0---4---4-------4--|----------------2---2---2---2--|
E|----------------2---2-------2--|----------------0---0---0---0--|
                                  
e|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
B|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
G#-------------------------------|-----------4--4/6-----------4/5|
E|-------------------------------|----------5--5-----------------|


  A               F#m             Dm              G
e|0---0-- ----0-- 2---2-- ----2--|1---1-- ----1-- 3---3-- ----3--|
B|2---2-------2---2---2-------2--|3---3-------3---0---0-------0--|
G|2---2-------2---2---2-------2--|2---2-------2---0---0-------0--|
D|2---2-------2---4---4-------4--|0---0-------0---0---0-------0--|
A|0---0-------0---4---4-------4--|----------------2---2-------2--|
E|----------------2---2-------2--|----------------3---3-------3--|

e|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
B|-------------------------------|------------8---8\6-------6/8--|
G#-------------------------------|----------8---8---------------8|
E|5--~---------------------------|-------------------------------|


  C               Am              Esus4           E
e|0---0-- ----0-- 0---0-- ----0--|0---0-- ----0-- 0---0-- 0---0--|
B|1---1-------1---1---1-------1--|0---0-------0---0---0---0---0--|
G|0---0-------0---2---2-------2--|2---2-------2---1---1---1---1--|
D|2---2-------2---2---2-------2--|2---2-------2---2---2---2---2--|
A|3---3-------3---0---0-------0--|2---2-------2---2---2---2---2--|
E|-------------------------------|0---0-------0---0---0---0---0--|   

e|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
B|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
G#-~-----------------------------|-------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|

e|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ----0-- ------- -------|
B|-------------------------------|--------3-------0--------------|
G|-------------------------------|----2--------------------------|
D|-------------------------------|2------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|

  00:28

e|0------ 0------ 2---2-- 2---2--|0---0-- ----0-- 0---0-- 0---0--|
B|2-------2-------2---2---2---2--|1---1-------1---0---0---0---0--|
G|2-------2-------2---2---2---2--|2---2-------2---1---1---1---1--|
D|2-------2-------4---4---4---4--|3---3-------3---2---2---2---2--|
A|0-------0-------4---4---4---4--|3---3-------3---2---2---2---2--|
E|----------------2---2---2---2--|1---1-------1---0---0---0---0--|
  Free                           (T)              as      a   bird    


e|0---0-- ----0-- 2---2-- ----2--|1---1-- ----1-- 0---0-- 0---0--|
B|2---2-------2---2---2-------2--|3---3-------3---0---0---0---0--|
G|2---2-------2---2---2-------2--|2---2-------2---1---1---1---1--|
D|2---2-------2---4---4-------4--|0---0-------0---2---2---2---2--|
A|0---0-------0---4---4-------4--|----------------2---2---2---2--|
E|----------------2---2-------2--|----------------0---0---0---0--|
                                          it's    next    best 
                                              the

e|0---0-- ----0-- 2---2-- ----2--|1---1-- ----1-- 3---3-- ----3--|
B|2---2-------2---2---2-------2--|3---3-------3---0---0-------0--|
G|2---2-------2---2---2-------2--|2---2-------2---0---0-------0--|
D|2---2-------2---4---4-------4--|0---0-------0---0---0-------0--|
A|0---0-------0---4---4-------4--|----------------2---2-------2--|
E|----------------2---2-------2--|----------------3---3-------3--|
  thing   to      be.                     Free    as      a


e|0---0-- ----0-- 0---0-- ----0--|0---0-- ----0-- 0---0-- 0---0--|
B|1---1-------1---1---1-------1--|0---0-------0---0---0---0---0--|
G|0---0-------0---2---2-------2--|2---2-------2---1---1---1---1--|
D|2---2-------2---2---2-------2--|2---2-------2---2---2---2---2--|
A|3---3-------3---0---0-------0--|2---2-------2---2---2---2---2--|
E|-------------------------------|0---0-------0---0---0---0---0--| 
  bird.
e|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ----0-- ------- -------|
B|-------------------------------|--------3-------0--------------|
G|-------------------------------|----2--------------------------|
D|-------------------------------|2------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|


  00:54
  Home, home and dry, 
  like a homing bird I'll fly 
  as a bird on wings. 


  01:21
  Fmaj7                           Am6                     
e|0---0-- ----0-- 0---0-- ----0--|0---0-- ----0-- 0---0-- 0---0-0|
B|1---1-------1---1---1-------1--|1---1-------1---1---1---1---1-1|
G|2---2-------2---2---2-------2--|2---2-------2---2---2---2---2-2|
D|3---3-------3---3---3-------3--|4---4-------4---4---4---4---4-4|
A|3---3-------3---3---3-------3--|3---3-------3---3---3---3---3-3|
E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
        Whatever        to              the  that   once 
                happened                  life  we      knew?
e|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
B|----------------0-------1------|----------------0-------1------|
G|2-------2-------2-------3------|2-------2-------2-------2------|
D|3-------3-------3--------------|4-------4-------4-------4------|
A|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
E|1---------------1--------------|2---------------2--------------|
 (T)                             (T)

  G                               A
e|3---3-- ----3-- 3---3-- ----3--|0---0-- ----0-- 0-0-0-- 0---0--|
B|3---3-------3---3---3-------3--|2---2-------2---2-2-2---2---2--|
G|0---0-------0---0---0-------0--|2---2-------2---2-2-2---2---2--|
D|0---0-------0---0---0-------0--|2---2-------2---2-2-2---2---2--|
A|2---2-------2---2---2-------2--|0---0-------0---0-0-0---0---0--|
E|3---3-------3---3---3-------3--|-------------------------------|
          Can we  really  live            each    other? 
                              without
e|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
B|0-------0-------1-------3------|2-------2-------3-------5------|
G|0-------0-------0-------0------|2-------2-------2--------------|
D|0-------0-------0-------0------|2-------2-------2--------------|
A|-------------------------------|0------------------------------|
E|3---------------3--------------|----------------3--------------|

  01:34
  Fmaj7                           Am6           
e|0---0-- 0---0-- 0---0-- ----0--|0---0-- 0---0-- 0---0-- ----0--|
B|1---1---1---1---1---1-------1--|1---1---1---1---1---1-------1--|
G|2---2---2---2---2---2-------2--|2---2---2---2---2---2-------2--|
D|3---3---3---3---3---3-------3--|4---4---4---4---4---4-------4--|
A|3---3---3---3---3---3-------3--|3---3---3---3---3---3-------3--|
E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
      Where   we      the             that    to mean so  much? 
          did   lose    touch             seemed 
e|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
B|----------------0-------1------|----------------0-------1------|
G|2-------2-------2-------2------|2-------2-------2-------2------|
D|3-------3-------3-------3------|4-------4-------4-------4------|
A|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
E|1---------------1--------------|2---------------2--------------|
 (T)                             (T)

  G                               Esus4           E
e|3---3-- ----3-- 3---3-- 3---3--|0---0-- ----0-- 0---0-- ----0--|
B|3---3-------3---3---3---3---3--|0---0-------0---0---0-------0--|
G|0---0-------0---0---0---0---0--|2---2-------2---1---1-------1--|
D|0---0-------0---0---0---0---0--|2---2-------2---2---2-------2--|
A|2---2-------2---2---2---2---2--|2---2-------2---2---2-------2--|
E|3---3-------3---3---3---3---3--|0---0-------0---0---0-------0--|
        It        made    me      feel            so... 
          always
e|------- ------- ------- -------|0------ 0------ 0------ 0------|
B|0-------0-------1-------3------|0-------0-------0-------0------|
G|0-------0-------0-------0------|2-------2-------1-------1------|
D|0-------0-------0-------0------|-------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
E|3---------------3--------------|0---------------0--------------|

  01:47

e|----0-- ------- 2------ -------|------- 0------ ------- -------|
B|--------2-----------2-------2--|----1-------1-------0---2------|
G|2-----------2-----------2------|2---------------1--------------|
D|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
  Free                                            as      a   bird    


e|----2-- ------- 2------ -------|------- 0------ ------- -------|
B|--------2-----------2-------2--|----1-------1-------0----------|
G|2-----------2-----------2------|2---------------1-------2---2--|
D|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
                                          it's    next    best 
                                              the

e|----0-- ------- 2------ -------|------- 1------ ------- -------|
B|--------2-----------2-------2--|----3-------3-------3----------|
G|2-----------2-----------2------|2---------------0-------4------|
D|-------------------------------|----------------------------5--|
A|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
  thing   to      be.                     Free    as      a


e|------- ----0-- ----0-- -------|------- 5------ 4------ -------|
B|----1-------------------1------|----5-------5------------------|
G|0-------0-------2-----------2--|4------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
  bird

  02:14

e|----9-9 9-----9 ---12-- 9------|------- 12-10-- 9------ 9------|
B|---101010--10----10--------10--|---10---------------9-------9--|
G|----9-9-9----------------------|-------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
    Home,                                         home    and 


e|----9-9 --9-9-9 --912-- 9------|------- ------- 10--7-- -------|
B|---1010--101010--1010--10------|---10------10-----------9------|
G|----9-9---9-9-9---9-9---9------|10------10------------------9--|
D|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
  dry,                                    like a  homing 


e|------- 9------ 9------ -------|------- ------- 10----- -------|
B|---10------10------10------10--|---10------10------12------12--|
G|9-----------------------11-----|10------10--------------12-----|
D|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
  bird    I'll    fly                     as  a   bird    on 

  C               Am              Ammaj7          G
e|0---0-- 0---0-- 0---0-- 0---0--|0---0-- 0---0-- 3---3-- 3---3--|
B|1---1---1---1---1---1---1---1--|1---1---1---1---3---3---3---3--|
G|0---0---0---0---2---2---2---2--|1---1---1---1---0---0---0---0--|
D|2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2--|2---2---2---2---0---0---0---0--|
A|3---3---3---3---0---0---0---0--|0---0---0---0---2---2---2---2--|
E|-------------------------------|----------------3---3---3---3--|

e|------- ------- --1212- -------|------- 12----- ------- -------|
B|---13-------------1313--13-----|---13------13---15-------------|
G|12------12-12-----1212---------|13-----------------------------|
D|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
  wings.


  02:40
  Whatever happened to 
  The life that we once knew? 
  Always made me feel so free. 


  02:54 SOLO   

e|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- 13/15-- -------|
B/20-----------------------------|--------------------------15/17|
G#20--~--------------------------|-----\-------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|



e|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
B|-------------------------------|----------/-\------------------|
G#--~----------------------------|--------161918-~-------------/-|
E|-------------------------------|---------------------------1315|



e|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
B|-20-~-----20/22\---------------|----------/-\------------------|
#/20-----(20)-----20--~----------|-\------161918-----------------|
E|-------------------------------|------------------------15-----|

  03:14 CODA

e|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
B|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|   
G#----17-~-----------------------|-------------------------------|
E15/17---------------------------|-------------------------------|
  Free                                            as      a   bird    


e|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
B|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
G#-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
                                          it's    next    best 
                                              the

e|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
B|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
G#-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
  thing   to      be.                     Free    as      a


e|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
B/5-~----------------------------|-------------------------------|
G#------------------------4/5----|-------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|5-~----------------------------|
  bird                                    Free    as      a
e|------- 5------ 2------ -------|------- 1------ 3------ -------|
B|----5-------5-------2-------2--|----3-------3-------3-------3--|
G|6-----------------------2------|2-----------------------4------|
D|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|



e|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
B|--------5-~-----------/-7--\---|-------------------------------|
G#-------------------------------|4-~----------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
  bird                                    Free    as      a
e|------- 5------ 2------ -------|------- 1------ 3------ -------|
B|----5-------5-------2-------2--|----3-------3-------3-------3--|
G|6-----------------------2------|2-----------------------4------|
D|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|



e|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
B|--------5-~--------------------|-------------------------------|
G|------------------------4/5----|-------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------|5-~----------------------------|
  bird                               Ooooooooooooooooooooooooohhh
e|------- 5------ 2------ -------|------- 1------ 3------ -------|
B|----5-------5-------2-------2--|----3-------3-------3-------3--|
G|6-----------------------2------|2-----------------------4------|
D|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
     
 (.
  A
e|0------ ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
B|2------------------------------|-------------------------------|
G|2------------------------------|-------------------------------|
D|2------------------------------|-------------------------------|
A|0------------------------------|-------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
  
e|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
B|5------------------------------|-------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|




                             .........


    For the bridge, you can also play Am6 this way:   e|--(0)--| 
                                                      B|---5---|
                                                      G|---5---|
                                                      D|---4---|
                                                      A|-------|
                                                      E|---5---|



        T  Thumb
        B  Bend
        R  Release
        /  Slide up
        \  Slide down
        H  Hammer-on
        P  Pull-off
        ~  Vibrato
        +  Harmonic
        x  Mute note
        .  Play note like a dot in standard notation
        ^  Ties two notes together
        (. Pause



            
            
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gallagher2006 3,296 Feb 19, 2007 03:46 AM

Great tab! By bottleneck, do you mean slide?

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boyofmystery 142 Feb 19, 2007 07:51 AM

yup he duz

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jaxtheaxe 10 Mar 05, 2007 05:33 PM

finally a decent tab of this song! thanks PJVILL!

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