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Where Do My Bluebirds Fly Tab

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Ok so I've been working this up for a while now, and I think that this is pretty much it. 
As with any song with finger picking, there are so pretty obvious variations
in the song that are easy to hear, but I don't think it's worth the effort to
try to write them all down. So, listening to the song is going to obviously
help a lot.

So, first off, the tuning is weird. 
From low to high it's D G D G A# d

He has two picking patterns that he uses:
(t-thumb, p-pointer, m-middle, r-ring)

Pattern 1:
d |----------------|
A#|--m--m--m--m----|
G |--p--p--p--p-p--|
D |--t---t---t---t-|
G |t---t---t---t---|
D |----------------|
  
   1e+a2e+a3e+a4e+a 

He uses this pattern for the intro and varies it a little bit for different
parts (i.e. the last measure for each part of the intro)

Pattern 2: 

d |--------r-------|
A#|-----m-----m----|
G |--p----------p--|
D |--t---t---t---t-|
G |t---t---t---t---|
D |----------------|
  
   1e+a2e+a3e+a4e+a 

He uses this pattern for everything else and it also varies (hammer-ons). 

The intro chord progression goes like this (I'm doing one chord per measure):
d |---------|
A#|-0-0-0-2-|
G |-3-2-0-5-|
D |-5-4-1-4-|
G |-0-0-----|
D |-----1-0-| x2

The chord progression for the verses goes like this:
d |-0-1-3-0-|
A#|-2-2-0-0-|
G |-0-3-0-2-|
D |-0-0-0-3-|
G |-0-0-----|
D |-----1-3-|

And for the chorus it goes like this:
(now it's a little weird because it's 7 measures not 8, and the 7th measure
has a second chord that it switches to halfway through)
d |-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-00-|
A#|-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-00-|
G |-0-2-3-0-|-0-2-20-|
D |-1-3-3-1-|-1-3-30-|
G |-----3---|--------|
D |-1-3---1-|-1-3-32-|
                   ^
                   |
                   So this chord is played on the 3rd beat of that measure.
                   Sorry if that's confusing. Look at the written out tab
                   for a clearer picture of what's going on.


So, all of that written out:

[Intro]

(Part 1):
d |-----------------------------------------------------------------|
A#|---0--0--0--0------0--0--0--0------0--0--0--0------2--2--2--2--2-|
G |---3--3--3--3-3----2--2--2--2-2----0--0--0--0-0----5--5--5--5--5-|
D |---5---5---5---5---4---4---4---0---1---1---1---1---4---4---4---4-|
G |-0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0-----------------------------------|
D |---------------------------------1---1---1---1---0---0---0---0---|

    1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +


[Intro] 

(Part 2):
d |-----------------------------------------------------------------|
A#|---0--0--0--0------0--0--0--0------0--0--0--0------2--2--2---0---|
G |---3--3--3--3-3----2--2--2--2-2----0--0--0--0-0----5--5--5---2---|
D |---5---5---5---5---4---4---4---0---1---1---1---1---4---4---0-4---|
G |-0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0-----------------------------------|
D |---------------------------------1---1---1---1---0---0---0-------|

    1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +


[Verse]

d |----------0---------------1---------------3----------------0-------|
A#|-------0-----0---------0-----0---------0-----0----------0-----0----|
G |---0h2---------2----2----------0----0----------0----0h2---------2--|
D |---0----0---0---0---3---3---3---0---0---0---0---0---3----3---3---3-|
G |-0----0---0---0---0---0---0---0------------------------------------|
D |----------------------------------1---1---1---1---3----3---3---3---|

    1 +  2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 +  2 + 3 + 4 +


[Chorus]

(Part 1):
d |---------0---------------0---------------0---------------0-------|
A#|------0-----0---------0-----0---------0-----0---------0-----0----|
G |---0----------0----2----------2----3----------3----0----------0--|
D |---1---1---1---1---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---0---1---1---1---1-|
G |---------------------------------3---3---3---3-------------------|
D |-1---1---1---1---3---3---3---3-------------------1---1---1---1---|

    1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +


[Chorus]

(Part 2):
d |---------0---------------0---------------0-------|
A#|------0-----0---------0-----0---------0-----0----|
G |---0----------0----2----------2----2----------0--|
D |---1---1---1---1---3---3---3---3---3---3---0---0-|
G |-------------------------------------------------|
D |-1---1---1---1---3---3---3---3---3---3---2---2---|

    1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 


And here are the lyrics, specifying the different parts to play:

[Intro]
(Parts 1 & 2)

[Verse] x2


[Verse]

Oh, well I know you stroke the set-up baby, 
of all the leaves up in the ground


[Verse]

And I know our song is old but heavy 
as I see dry leaves fallin' down, oh

[Chorus]
(Part 1)

With all this fever in my mind, 
I could drown in your kerosene eyes

[Chorus]
(Part 2)

Oh, you're just a riddle in the sky
Oh, where do my bluebirds fly?

[Verse]


[Verse]

And as the early sigh of dawn will thunder 
I see you stir the fog around


[Verse]

And when you find the voice and gears of sunset 
we'll hear that high and lonesome sound, oh


[Chorus]
(Part 1)

And I will question every wind 
if they gone through the glow of your eyes


[Chorus]
(Part 2)

Oh, you're just a riddle in the sky
Oh, where do my bluebirds fly?


[Verse]

I say where do my bluebirds fly?


[Verse]

[Intro]
(Parts 1 & 2)


[Verse]

Oh, well I know you stroke your feathers baby 
upon the ghosts along my trail


[Verse]

And I know well I was sold and buried 
before I knew it was for sale, oh


[Chorus]
(Part 1)

With all this fever in my mind 
I should aim for your kerosene eyes

[Chorus] 
(Part 2)

Oh, you're just a target in the sky
I say where do my bluebirds fly?


[Verse]

I say where do my bluebirds fly?


[Verse]

[Intro]
(Parts 1 & 2)



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| h  Hammer-on 

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brandon.c.dougl 10 Apr 24, 2013 07:20 PM

The best tab i've seen so far

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Theavsfan 119 Sep 01, 2013 02:08 PM

The capo is on 8, if anyone hadn't figured that out.

This tab is perfect. Great work, dude. Five stars for sure.

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SeanMC313 63 Dec 09, 2013 02:38 PM

d |----------0---------------1---------------3----------------0-------|
A#|-------0-----0---------0-----0---------0-----0----------0-----0----|
G |---0h2---------2----2----------0----0----------0----0h2---------2--|
D |---0----0---0---0---3---3---3---0---0---0---0---0---3----3---3---3-|
G |-0----0---0---0---0---0---0---0------------------------------------|
D |----------------------------------1---1---1---1---3----3---4---4---|

The end of that.Otherwise great tab, thanks!

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