7.11.11

Bird On A Wire - Ukulele Chords - Leonard Cohen

Time for something that deserves to be strummed (or picked) slowly and minimally. A glorious tune by a glorious songwriter.  Bird On A Wire for ukulele, by Leonard Cohen.


Some odd looking chords in here, but worry not, they are not too complicated. The ASus4 is just played 2200  (second fret on G and C strings, the other two open). The E7+5 is easy too. Just play the normal E7 elsewhere in the song (1202) but move your pinky on the A string up one fret to the third so its 1203. A good trick here to make it sound better is to Hammer On from the 2nd fret on the A string to the 3rd. To do this, play the E7 using your ring finger on the 2nd fret and when you need to change to the E7+5, leave that finger in place and add the third fret with your pinky. You can find that doing this you can hammer the pinky finger on and off and switch between E7 and E7+5 quickly.

(APOLOGIES FOR BLOCKING OUT THE LYRICS - LAWYERS ARE CLAMPING DOWN ON MUSIC TABS AND CLOSING SITES. I DO NOT WANT GOT A UKULELE CLOSED DOWN, SO SADLY THESE PEOPLE WIN. YOU WOULD HAVE THOUGHT PEOPLE PLAYING SONGS WOULD BE GOOD FOR RECORD SALES, BUT SADLY, LAWYERS DONT THINK THAT WAY.....)



Enjoy



Verse 
Like a [A]xxxx xx x  [E7]xxxx like a [A]xxxxx in a xxxxxxxx [D]xxxxx
I have [A]xxxxx xx xx [E7]xxx xx be [A]xxxx [Asus4] [A]
Like a [A]xxxx xx x [E7]xxxx, like a [A]xxxxx xxxx some xxx xxxxxxxx[D]xxxx
I have [A]xxxxx xxx xx [E7]xxxxxxx for [A]thee. [Asus4] [A]

Chorus a)
If [D]I, if I xxxxx xxxx un[A]kind
I [B7]hope xxxx xxx xxx xxxx xxx it go [E7]by
If [D]I, if x xxxx xxxx un[A]true, 
I [B7]hope xxx xxxx xx xxx xxxxx to [E7]you [E7+5]

Verse
Like a [A]xxxx xxxxx[E7]xxxx, like a [A]xxxxx xxxx xxx [D]horn
I have [A]xxxx xxxxx[E7]one xxx xxxxxxx xxx for [A]me.
But I [A]xxxxx xx xxxx  [E7]xxxx and by [A]all xxxx x xxxx xxxx [D]wrong
I will [A]xxxx xx  [E7]all up to [A]xxxx. [Asus4] [A]

Chorus b)
I [D]saw a xxxxxxx xxxxxxx xx xxx wooden [A]xxxxx
He [B7]said to me, xxx xxxx xxx xxx xxx xxx  [E7]much.
And [D]a xxxxxx xxxxx xxxxxxxx xx xxx xxxxxxxxx [A]door,
She [B7]cried xx xx, xxx xxx xxx xxx xxx  [E7]more? [E7+5]

End
Like a [A]xxxx xx x [E7]xxxx, like a [A]drunk xx x xxxxxxxx [D]xxxxx
I have [A]xxxxx xx xx  [E7]way to be [D]xxxx [A]

1 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wonderful. As a 2 month amateur, it's so good when a tune sounds recognisable. Thank's for this, I'm sure your time spent writing these tabs is appreciated more than is evident by the number comments left. I've visited this site a dozen times before leaving a comment.

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