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Bluebird chords

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                Bluebird – Wings
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Tabbed by: maguri
Tuning: Standard / D-G-C-F-A-d

Wings
Bluebird
(McCartney)
From: "Band on the Run" (1973)

For the version on the album all the strings are tuned down to D-G-C-F-A-d 
and the song, actually in Gm, is played in Am. It is worth taking the 
effort as it really sounds "right", especially the "Blackbird-y" link in 
verse 4. I added the chords for this original, retuned version below. On 
the live album "Wings Over America", the band uses the standard tuning and 
still plays in Am – one of the rare occasions a live version is actually 
played in a higher key than the original, when most people would rather 
play it safe and choose a lower key as to not strain their voices on tour. 
McCartney, however, knew he could sing it anyway and obviously considered 
the voicings of the chords more important than the actual key.

If you don't want to retune and still want to play the song in its 
original key without breaking your fingers playing barree throughout, use 
a capo 3rd fret and play it like this: 

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tuning: standard
capo: 3rd fret
play: Em
key: Gm

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CHORDS

           E-A-D-G-B-e
G6         3-x-0-0-0-0
F6         1-3-x-1-3-1
Cmaj7      x-3-2-0-0-0
Am/G       3-x-2-2-1-0
E7sus4/B   x-2-0-2-0-0  (basically a Bm7 but the impression is that of 
                                a suspended E7 chord)

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VERSE 1
Em        
Late at night when the wind is still
          Dm                  G6
I'll come flying through your door,
           Dm                G
And you'll know what love is for


CHORUS
                      Cmaj7
I'm a bluebird, I'm a bluebird
                          F6
I'm a bluebird, I'm a bluebird, yeah, yeah, yeah
      Cmaj7
I'm a bluebird, I'm a bluebird,
          F6
I'm a bluebird, yeah, yeah, yeah


VERSE 2
Em
Touch your lips with a magic kiss
           Dm            G6
And you'll be a bluebird too,
           Dm                 G
And you'll know what love can do


CHORUS
                      Cmaj7
I'm a bluebird, I'm a bluebird
                          F6
I'm a bluebird, I'm a bluebird, yeah, yeah, yeah
      Cmaj7
I'm a bluebird, I'm a bluebird,
          F6
I'm a bluebird, yeah, yeah, yeah


MIDDLE 8
Am            Am/G      E7sus4/B   E7
Bluebird (Bluebird)  Ah ha,
Am            Am/G      E7sus4/B   E7
Bluebird (Bluebird)  Ah ha,
F                  Cmaj7
Bluebird (Bluebi---rd)


VERSE 3
Em
Fly away through the midnight air
      Dm              G6
As we head across the sea,
       Dm              G
And at last we will be free


CHORUS
                            Cmaj7
You're a bluebird, you're a bluebird
                                F6
You're a bluebird, you're a bluebird, yeah, yeah, yeah
         Cmaj7
You're a bluebird, you're a bluebird,
             F6
You're a bluebird, yeah, yeah, yeah


MIDDLE 8
Am            Am/G      E7sus4/B   E7
Bluebird (Bluebird)  Ah ha,
Am            Am/G      E7sus4/B   E7
Bluebird (Bluebird)  Ah ha,
F                  Cmaj7
Bluebird (Bluebi---rd)


SOLO (saxophone)

| Em | Em | Dm | G6 | 

    Dm              G
(At last we will be free)
 Cmaj7            F6
(Bluebird you and me)
    Cmaj7           F6
(At last we will be free)


MIDDLE 8
Am            Am/G      E7sus4/B   E7
Bluebird (Bluebird)  Ah ha,
Am            Am/G      E7sus4/B   E7
Bluebird (Bluebird)  Ah ha,
F                  Cmaj7
Bluebird (Bluebi---rd)


VERSE 4
Em
All alone on a desert island
      Dm             G6
We're living in the trees,
          Dm            G
And we're flying in the breeze


CHORUS (variation + link)
                               Cmaj7
We're the bluebirds, we're the bluebirds
                                   Am    F [break]
We're the bluebirds, we're the bluebirds

 [Am  G   F   E]
  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +
e|----------------|
B|1---0-----------|
G|--------2---1---|
D|----------------|
A|0---------------|
E|----3---1---0---|  
             [Singing ...]

CODA
        Am            Am/G     E7sus4/B   E7
Singing bluebird, bluebird, Ah ha/bluebird
Am            Am/G    E7sus4/B   E7
Bluebird, bluebird, Ah ha/bluebird
F                            Cmaj7
Bluebird, bluebird, bluebi---rd


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Version 2 with original chords

tuning: one full note down (D-G-C-F-A-d)
capo: -
play: Am
key: Gm

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CHORDS

        [D-G-C-F-A-d]
C6       x-3-5-5-5-5 or
         x-3-2-2-1-0
Fmaj7 (t)1-3-3-2-1-0
Bb6      x-1-3-3-3-3
Dm/C     x-3-x-2-3-1
A7sus4/E x-x-2-0-3-0  (basically a Em7 but the impression is that of 
                                a suspended A7 chord)

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VERSE 1
Am        
Late at night when the wind is still
          Gm                  C6
I'll come flying through your door,
           Gm                C
And you'll know what love is for


CHORUS
                      Fmaj7
I'm a bluebird, I'm a bluebird
                          Bb6
I'm a bluebird, I'm a bluebird, yeah, yeah, yeah
      Fmaj7
I'm a bluebird, I'm a bluebird,
          Bb6
I'm a bluebird, yeah, yeah, yeah


VERSE 2
Am
Touch your lips with a magic kiss
           Gm            C6
And you'll be a bluebird too,
           Gm                 C
And you'll know what love can do


CHORUS
                      Fmaj7
I'm a bluebird, I'm a bluebird
                          Bb6
I'm a bluebird, I'm a bluebird, yeah, yeah, yeah
      Fmaj7
I'm a bluebird, I'm a bluebird,
          Bb6
I'm a bluebird, yeah, yeah, yeah


MIDDLE 8
Dm            Dm/C      A7sus4/E   A7
Bluebird (Bluebird)  Ah ha,
Dm            Dm/C      A7sus4/E   A7
Bluebird (Bluebird)  Ah ha,
Bb                  Fmaj7
Bluebird (Bluebi---rd)


VERSE 3
Am
Fly away through the midnight air
      Gm              C6
As we head across the sea,
       Gm              C
And at last we will be free


CHORUS
                            Fmaj7
You're a bluebird, you're a bluebird
                                Bb6
You're a bluebird, you're a bluebird, yeah, yeah, yeah
         Fmaj7
You're a bluebird, you're a bluebird,
             Bb6
You're a bluebird, yeah, yeah, yeah


MIDDLE 8
Dm            Dm/C      A7sus4/E   A7
Bluebird (Bluebird)  Ah ha,
Dm            Dm/C      A7sus4/E   A7
Bluebird (Bluebird)  Ah ha,
Bb                  Fmaj7
Bluebird (Bluebi---rd)


SOLO (saxophone)

| Am | Am | Gm | C6 |

    Gm              C
(At last we will be free)
 Fmaj7            Bb6
(Bluebird you and me)
    Fmaj7           Bb6
(At last we will be free)


MIDDLE 8
Dm            Dm/C      A7sus4/E   A7
Bluebird (Bluebird)  Ah ha,
Dm            Dm/C      A7sus4/E   A7
Bluebird (Bluebird)  Ah ha,
Bb                  Fmaj7
Bluebird (Bluebi---rd)


VERSE 4
Am
All alone on a desert island
      Gm             C6
We're living in the trees,
          Gm            C
And we're flying in the breeze


CHORUS (variation + link)
                               Fmaj7
We're the bluebirds, we're the bluebirds
                                   Dm    Bb [break]
We're the bluebirds, we're the bluebirds

e|----------------|
B|6---5---3---2---|
G|----------------|
D|----------------|
A|5---3---1---0---|
E|----------------|
             [Singing ...]

CODA
        Dm            Dm/C     A7sus4/E   A7
Singing bluebird, bluebird, Ah ha/bluebird
Dm            Dm/C    A7sus4/E   A7
Bluebird, bluebird, Ah ha/bluebird
Bb                            Fmaj7
Bluebird, bluebird, bluebi---rd

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