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Winter Birds by Ray Lamontagne
Album: Gossip in the Grain
By: Ryan Lecher

Just a quick one to give some of you an idea…find the strum pattern out yourself

Song is tuned down a step and in Drop C I believe…

So basically drop D tuning tuned down a step

Chords: Please use these as a reference since I am not sure if they are labeled correctly below

  D  G  C  C* G/B D/Db  G/C   A

Intro/Outro Chords: Listen for the strumming pattern and incorporate the open E string when needed


D                                       G
It's the Widow now that owns that angry plow,
C*          G/B              D
The spartan Mule and The Crippled Cow
D                          G
The fallow field that will yield no more,
C*              G/B                   D
As the fox lay sleeping beneath her kitchen floor

D                                   G
The stream can't contain such the withering rain,
C*             G/B                   D
And from the pasture the fence it is leaning away
The clouds crack and growl
Like some great cat on the prowl
 C*                G/B           D
Crying out, "I am, I am" over and over again

The days grow short
As the nights grow long
D/Db                 G/C
The kettle sings its tortured song
D/Db                    G/C
As many petalled kiss I place upon her brow,
C     G       C        G        D
Oh, my lady, Lady I am loving you now

The winter birds have come back again,
Here the sprightly Chickadee
Gone now is the Willow Wren
In passing greet each other as if old, old friends
And to the voiceless trees
It is their own they will lend

The days grow short
As the nights grow long
The kettle sings its tortured song
As many petalled kiss I place upon her brow,
Oh, my lady, Lady I am loving you now

G                                   D
And though all these things will change,
G                  D
 The memories will remain
A                     G         D
As green to gold, and gold to brown
A                      G            D
The leaves will fall to feed the ground
A                      G         D
And in their falling, make no sound
C      G
Oh my lady
C     G            D
Lady I am loving you now

I've gathered all my money and I'm goin' to town,
To buy my lady a long and flowing gown
'Cause come tomorrow morning
We're off to the county fair
I'll find a yellow flower
And I will lace it in her hair 

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