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Date: Sun, 10 May 1998 00:35:52 EDT

From: Masp99 <Masp99@aol.com>

Subject: b/beatles/and_your_bird_can_sing.tab

 

AND YOUR BIRD CAN SING LENNON & MCCARTNEY

 

Marc Hertzberg (hertzberg@elwood.enet.dec.com)was

the first to send a tab of And Your Bird Can Sing

to OLGA. His comments and arrangement follow:

 

Here's an arrangement of AYBCS for bands that have

only two guitarists, and thus the lead guitar has

to play both parts while the rhythm guy chunks

away at the chords. Admittedly a tad weak in the

middle section, but it sounds pretty good in my

band.

 

I learned this by taping the chords ***very***

slow and playing until I knew it at that speed.

Once I had it learned, it sped up pretty easily

for me.

 

What a masterpiece this is. Aren't those chords

in the middle section amazing? When it gets back

to the "E" chord (e.g., "You may be awoken"), it

sure doesn't feel like the home key, does it?

But it all works beautifully. Cosmic bass playing

by Mr. McCartney, too. Enjoy.

 

Marc

 

Intro:

E B R

E------------------------------------------------

B---9-7-5-7-5-4-5-4-2-0-------0-2-9-9-9-10-9-----

G---9-8-6-8-6-4-6-4-2-1-2-1-2-1-2-9-9-9-10-9-9---

D-----------------------4-2-4------------------9-

A------------------------------------------------

E-0----------------------------------------------

 

B

E-----------------------

B------12-12------------

G----9-11-13-11-9-------

D-11--------------11-9--

A-----------------12-11-

E-----------------------

 

Verse:

E

You tell me that you've got every thing you want

And your bird can sing

F#m A E

But you don't get me You don't get me

 

Fill riff:

B

E-------------------------

B--------12-12------------

G------9-11-13-11-9-------

D-9-11--------------11-9--

A-------------------12-11-

E-------------------------

Verse:

You say you've seen seven wonders

And your bird is green

But you can't see me You can't see me

Middle:

When your prize po--sessions start to

G#m G+ B/F#

E----------4------------------3------------------

B-------4--4-----4----------4-4-4----------4-----

G-----4------------6-4---4--------6-4---4--------

D-6--------------------5--------------4----------

A------------------------------------------------

E------------------------------------------------

 

Weigh you down

C#/F

E-2-------------------------

B-4-----4---------7-6-------

G---------6-4-----6-6-6-----

D---------------6-------6---

A-------------8-----------8-

E---------------------------

 

E F#m

Look in my di----rection I'll be 'round I'll

E----------0-------------2-----------------2-----

B----------0-0---------2-2-2-------------2-2-2---

G--------------1-----2----------2------2---------

D------6-9-------2-4---------------4-4-----------

A-7----------------------------------------------

E------------------------------------------------

 

B

be 'round

E--------------------

B--------------------

G-2--------8-8-8-----

D----4---9-------9---

A------------------9-

E------7-------------

 

Guitar Solo:

E B R

E------------------------------------------------

B----9-7-5-7-5-4-5-4-2-0-------0-2-9-9-9-10-9----

G----9-8-6-8-6-4-6-4-2-1-2-1-2-1-2-9-9-9-10-9-9-4

D------------------------4-2-4-------------------

A------------------------------------------------

E------------------------------------------------

 

B

E-----7-7--------

B---5-7-9-7-5----

G-6-----------6--

D----------------

A----------------

E----------------

 

F#m A E

B R

E--2-4-5-7-5-4-2-0---0-2-4-5-6-9-11-12-12-12-14--

B------------------4-----------------------------

G--2-4-6-8-6-4-2-1---1-2-4-6-8-9-11-13-13-13-14--

D------------------4-----------------------------

A------------------------------------------------

E------------------------------------------------

 

E-12----------

B----12-------

G-13-13-13----

D-------14-14-

A----------14-

E-------------

 

Middle:

When your bird is broken Will it bring you down?

You may be awoken I'll be 'round I'll be 'round

Verse:

Tell me that you've heard every sound there is

And your bird can swing

But you can't hear me You can't hear me

 

Repeat guitar solo:

. . then . .

 

End:

A

E-------------------------------------------------

B---9-7-5-7-5-4-5---9-7-5-7-5-4-5--9-7-5-7-5-4-5-2

G---9-8-6-8-6-4-6---9-8-6-8-6-4-6--9-8-6-8-6-4-6-2

D------------------------------------------------2

A-------------------------------------------------

E-0---------------0---------------0---------------

 

B = bend up first note to second. . .

R = release first note to second. . .

In both cases, pick only first note

 

Magic E Chord for use in AYBCS. Note that this is

a real open, twangy sounding E5 chord. . . sounds

best on a Rickenbacker 325! Also sounds great in

Day Tripper.

 

E -0-

B -0-

G -9-

D -9-

A -7-

E -0-

 

 

On June 10, 1995, Richard Fowler

(fowler@newshost.iphase.com) contributed the

following arrangement of the lead riff or tab

for AYBCS

 

E----------------------------------0--2--0--4-

B-9--7\5--4\2-------------0--2--4--2--4--2--5-

G-9--8-6--4-2--4\2--1--2--1--2--4-------------

D--------------6-4--2--4----------------------

A---------------------------------------------

E---------------------------------------------

 

E-4/5\4--0--------0--2--4--5--7--5-------------

B-5-7-5--0--0--2-----2--4--7--9--7--9--7--5--7-

G-----------------------------------9--8--6--8-

D----------------------------------------------

A----------------------------------------------

E----------------------------------------------

 

 

E------------9---11--12--14--16--16--17--16-

B-9--10--12--10--12--14--16--17--17--19--17-

G-9--11--13---------------------------------

D-------------------------------------------

A-------------------------------------------

E-------------------------------------------

 

E------------

B-12---------

G-----13-----

D---------14-

A------------

E------------

 

 

I believe both Marc Hertzberg and Richard Fowler

were on the right track insofar as the melody is

concerned and I referred to their versions to

help confirm what I felt I was hearing on the Re-

volver version of And Your Bird Can Sing.However,

I can't see George Harrison zipping up and down

the fretboard to play these beautiful riffs. I

believe his riffs were confined to the higher

areas around the "Magic E Chord" discussed by Marc

Hertzberg. Also, the middle is based on easily

played chords and with easy transitions. Also, I

felt that there are corrections which need to be

made to the words.Anyway, this is the arrangement

I have come up with for this beautifully written

song. I hope you enjoy it! Any comments are cer-

tainly welcome.

 

Phil Ogden (Masp99@AOL.COM)

 

AND YOUR BIRD CAN SING -- REVOLVER VERSION

LENNON & MCCARTNEY

 

Intro:

 

---0---------------0---0---0------------------0---

---9-7---7-----------0---0---0---7-9-9-9/10\9---0-

-----8-9-8-9-8-9-8-6-8-6---6-8-9-8-9-9--------6---

-------9---9-9-9-9-------6-----9----------------6-

--------------------------------------------------

-0------------------------------------------------

 

-0-----------------

---0---7-9-9p7-----

-6-8-9-8-9-9p8-9---

-----9---------9-9-

-----------------7-

-------------------

 

Verses:

 

E

You tell me that you've got everything you want

 

And your bird can sing

F#m A *E

But you don't get me -- you don't get me

 

Fill Riff:

 

E

-----------------

-----7-9-9p7-----

---9-8-9-9p8-9---

-9-9---------9-9-

-7-------------7-

-----------------

 

E

You say you've seen seven wonders

 

And your bird is green

F#m A *E

But you can't see me -- you can't see me

 

 

When. . . possessions. . . .start

G#m G+ B

---------4-------------3-------------2-------

-------4-4-4---------4-4-4-2-0-----4-4-4-2-0-

-----4-------6-4-0-4-------------4-----------

---6---------------------------4-------------

---------------------------------------------

-0-------------------------------------------

 

down Look. . . di..rection.I'll

C#/F e F#m

-------1-------------0-------------2-------

-----2-2-2---------0-0-0---------2-2-2-----

---1-------1-----1-------1-----2-------2---

-3-----------3-2-----------2-4-----------4-

-------------------------------------------

-------------------------------------------

. . . . .I'll. .'round

F#m B

-------2--------------2-------

-----2-2-2----------4-4-4-2-0-

---2-------2------4-----------

-4-----------4----------------

----------------2-------------

------------------------------

 

 

G#m G+

When your prized possessions

B/F# C#/F

Start to wear you down

E F#m

Look in my direction

B

I'll be 'round -- I'll be 'round

 

 

Musical Interlude:

 

---0---------------0---0---0------------------0---

---9-7---7-----------0---0---0---7-9-9-9/10\9---0-

-----8-9-8-9-8-9-8-6-8-6---6-8-9-8-9-9--------6---

-------9---9-9-9-9-------6-----9----------------6-

--------------------------------------------------

-0------------------------------------------------

 

-0--------------------0-7--0--------------0-7--9-

---0---7-9-9p7---7-9-10-9-10-9-7-----7-9-10-9-11-

-6-8-9-8-9-9p8-9-8-9---------9-8-9-8-8-9---------

-----9---------9-----------------9-9-------------

-------------------------------------------------

-------------------------------------------------

 

-11-12/13\12-7-----

--0--9/10\-9-9-9---

---------------9-9-

-----------------9-

-------------------

-------------------

 

More verses:

 

When. . . . . broken. . . . will

G#m G+ B

---------4-------------3-------------2-------

-------4-4-4---------4-4-4-2-0-----4-4-4-2-0-

-----4-------6-4-0-4-------------4-----------

---6---------------------------4-------------

---------------------------------------------

-0-------------------------------------------

 

down You. . . . . awoken. .I'll

C#/F e F#m

-------1-------------0-------------2-------

-----2-2-2---------0-0-0---------2-2-2-----

---1-------1-----1-------1-----2-------2---

-3-----------3-2-----------2-4-----------4-

-------------------------------------------

-------------------------------------------

 

. . . . .I'll. .'round

F#m B

-------2--------------2-------

-----2-2-2----------4-4-4-2-0-

---2-------2------4-----------

-4-----------4----------------

----------------2-------------

------------------------------

 

G#m G+

When your bird is broken

B/F# C#/F

Will it bring you down

E F#m

You may be awoken

B

I'll be 'round -- I'll be 'round

 

 

E

You tell me that you've heard every sound there is

 

And your bird can swing

F#m A *E

But you can't hear me -- you can't hear me

 

 

 

End:

 

---0---------------0---0---0---------

---9-7---7-----------0---0---0---7-9-

-----8-9-8-9-8-9-8-6-8-6---6-8-9-8-9-

-------9---9-9-9-9-------6-----9-----

-------------------------------------

-0-----------------------------------

 

------------0-7--0--------------0-7--9-

-9p7---7-9-10-9-10-9-7-----7-9-10-9-11-

-9p8-9-8-9---------9-8-9-8-8-9---------

-----9-----------------9-9-------------

---------------------------------------

---------------------------------------

 

-11-12/13\12-7-------0-------------0-----------

--0--9/10\-9-9-9-----9-7---7-------9-7---7-----

---------------9-9-----8-9-8-9-8-----8-9-8-9-8-

-----------------9-------9---9-9-------9---9-9-

-----------------------------------------------

-------------------0-------------0-------------

 

A

---0-----------5-

---9-7---7-----5-

-----8-9-8-9-8-6-

-------9---9-9-7-

---------------7-

-0-------------5-

 

NOTES:

 

e.g., 9/10\9 = Play 9 slide up to 10 slide down to 9. I sometimes substitute 9H10P9

 

e.g., 9p8 = 9 pull off to 8

 

* means strike base E string only before playing full E chord

 

CHORDS:

 

A 577655

B 224442

B/F# XX4442

C#/F XX3121

E 079900

e 022100

F#m 244222

G+ XX5443

G+ (picked) XX0443

G#m 466444

G#m (picked) 446444

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