and your bird can sing

Beatles



Date: Sun, 10 May 1998 00:35:52 EDT
From: Masp99 
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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