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Bird On The Wire chords

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Bird on the Wire by Leonard Cohen
(from the CD Songs from a Room)


[Verse 1]

        A           E             A                   D
Like a bird on the wire, like a drunk in a midnight choir
         A          E           A   Asus4  A
I have tried in my way to be free
        A         E             A                             D
Like a worm on a hook, like a knight from some old-fashioned book
        A            E            A   Asus4  A
I have saved all my ribbons for thee
       D                         A
         If I, if I have been unkind
       Bm                                    A
         I hope that you can just let it go by
       D                          A
         If I, if I have been untrue,
       Bm                                 E   Esus4  E 
         I hope you know it was never to you.


[Verse 2] (same chords as 1st verse)

        A          E            A              D
Like a baby stillborn, like a beast with his horn
         A        E                      A   Asus4  A
I have torn everyone who reached out for me.
        A            E           A                      D
But I swear by this song and by all that I have done wrong
A               E          A   Asus4  A
 I will make it all up to thee.
       D                                       A
         I saw a beggar leaning on his wooden crutch
       Bm                                     A
         He said to me, "You must not ask for so much."
       D                                             A
         And a pretty woman leaning in her darkened door,
       Bm                                      E   Esus4  E
         She cried to me, "Hey, why not ask for more?"


[Outro]

        A           E             A                   D
Like a bird on the wire, like a drunk in a midnight choir
         A          E          D A
I have tried in my way to be free

            
            
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donnyponcho 31 Dec 05, 2011 01:14 PM

perfect!!!! u are AWESOME!!!

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eddie charles 10 Oct 22, 2014 01:00 PM

To my ear, the first "Asus4..A" should be "A..E"
Then the second time it appears, it should be "A..A7"

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michroth 10 Apr 26, 2015 06:09 PM

Excellent!!!! A++++++++ My Leonard OCD hath returned. The Angels have prayed for us!

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