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Sweet Bird

Guitar chords transcribed by Marian Russell  Printer-friendly version of this piece
Tuning: CGDGBD   "Joni" Tuning: C77543

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Note:  Between a lot of the chords there are places where you make an
up-strum and use 000000.  I didn't write them all in.  Listen to Joni play
the song and try to get a feel for them. 

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Intro: 

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444200  442000  444200  442000 
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444200  442000  444200  442000 
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1st verse:

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000000     055550                  444000 
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           Out on some border  -   line     some 

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0 10 10 10 10 0   000000  00 10 980         000000 
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Mark of in be  -      tween         I lay down 


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444000    033333    000000  002010 
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Golden    in time   and     woke up vanishing 

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770000    550000    220000 
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222222    000000    055555  000000 
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Sweet bird you      are 

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002010                000200       000000 
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Briefer than a fal  - ling star 
  
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002010                   000200          000000 
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All these vain promises  on beauty jars, oh 

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0 10 10 10 10 0 
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Somewhere with your wings on time 

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00 10 980 
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You must be laughing 

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222222    000000    055555  000000 
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Behind our          eyes 

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002010                000200       000000 
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Calendars of our      lives 
  
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002010                   000200      000000 
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Circled with             comprimise, oh 

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0 10 10 10 10 0 
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Sweet bird of time and change 

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00 10 980 
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You must be laughing 

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0 10 10 10 10 0 
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Up on your feathers 

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00 10 980 
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laughing 


Repeat Intro 


2nd verse:

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000000     055550       442000 
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           Golden in    time 


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0 10 10 10 10 0   000000  00 10 980         000000 
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Cities under the          sand  Power ideals and 

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444000    033333    000000  002010 
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beauty    fading    in      everyone's 

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770000    550000    220000 
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hands 

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222222    000000    055555  000000 
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Give me   some      time 

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002010                000200       000000 
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I feel like I'm       losing mine 

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002010                   000200      000000 
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Out here on this      horizen line with the 

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0 10 10 10 10 0 
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Earth spinning and the sky 

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00 10 980 
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forever rushing 

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222222    000000    055555  000000 
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No one              knows 

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002010                000200       000000 
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They can never get    that close 
  
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002010                   000200      000000 
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Guesses at               most 

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0 10 10 10 10 0 
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Guesses based on what each set of time 

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00 10 980 
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and change is touching 

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0 10 10 10 10 0 
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Guesses based on what each set of time 

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00 10 980 
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and change is touching 

[Repeat: "guesses based on ....is touching", as shown above] 

[Last one:] 

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444200 
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Guesses based on what each set of time 

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442000 
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and change is touching 
  

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444200    442000 
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[Repeat the above chords and fade out] 

© 1975 Crazy Crow Music BMI

 

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