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A Bird That Whistles

Guitar chords transcribed by Marian Russell  Printer-friendly version of this piece
[Capo on fret 3]
Tuning: BF#BF#BD#   "Joni" Tuning: B75754

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Note:  In the recording, Joni seems to play mostly the top four strings 
and the bass notes are played by the bass player.  You can fill in the
base notes by making complete bar chords of 000000, 555555, 777777.  This
transcription shows only the notes that Joni plays in the original.  

All fret positions are in relation to the capo.

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Intro:

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                                                        I took a


1st verse:

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house by the water 


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                          Took a man on a mountainside


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                                                Pretty


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house by the water                    


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Lovely lover by the waterside


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Last time I saw that man he



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hung down his head and cried



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2nd verse:

Corinna, Corrina
Do you have to go
Corinna, Corinna
Tell me why do you have to go


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Just made me come to love you girl


Now you pack your things and go


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3rd verse:

Leave me this bird that whistles
Leave me this bird that sings
I got a bird that whistles
I got a bird that sings
If I don't have you girl
Birds don't mean a thing


Outtro:


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© 1988 Crazy Crow Music BMI

 

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