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Bird Song -- Grateful Dead

This is Key of E, they played in D in the early 70s so if it sounds sharp compared to a 
you have that's why. They played in E from about 1977 onward.

Intro:

|---------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------|
|---9--7-9----9--7-9---9---9--7-9----9--7-9---9-----|
|---9--7-9----9--7-9---9---9--7-9----9--7-9---9-----|
|------------------------7----------------------7---|
|---------------------------------------------------| play 4-8 times


Main Riff:

|----------------------------|
|----------------------------|
|----------------------------|
|---------4-------7-4--------|
|-----4-5----7--5-----5--7---|
|---7------------------------| play four times in intro, twice after each verse segment.

|-----------------|
|-----------------|
|-----------------|
|-------7---------|
|-----5-----5h7---|
|---7-------------| play four times after the main riff in the intro


Bobby Main Riff:
(He only played this for a short while in the early 80s, but it's the neatest sounding 
to do it)

v[Jerry's riff for timing]v
|------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------4-------7-4---------------------4-------7-4--------|
|-----4-5----7--5-----5--7------------4-5----7--5-----5--7---|
|---7-------------------------------7------------------------|
^[Jerry's riff for timing]^

|------------------------16----14------------------------4---|
|------------------------15----15------------------------5---|
|------------------------16----14------------------------4---|
|------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------|


Between verses Bobby riff:

|-------------------------------------------|
|---9--9-7--10--9--7-----9--9-7--10--9--7---|
|---9--9-7--9---9--7-----9--9-7--9---9--7---|
|-------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------|


During main verse Bobby riff:

|---12---------14-16---------14/16-17-19---17/19------21-19---|
|-------------------------------------------------------------|
|---9----------11-13---------11/13-14-16---14/16------18-16---|
|-------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------|
    All I know is something, like  a  bird within her sang

            
            
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erikk38 229 Dec 02, 2014 06:56 PM

Clearly wrong. g dfgh fgh fgh fghf ghfgjj tyf jty jty jtfyj dr yjdtykm ghdghj ghj tyj tdj kghf kfjkyuk yfhjkghj k

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freemusic 77 10 Jun 07, 2017 03:17 PM

wut

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btwind131 10 Jun 15, 2017 11:19 AM

it is def right. its just tge main riffs played in E from 72' onward. The 1st live versions in 71' and tge studio version are in D. Chorus is C,G,,D,A- E. Bridge is C#m,B,-A,E, B,-A,E,B,-A, -E, E7.

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