The Eagle And The Hawk

John Denver

 D
 I am the eagle, I live in high country,
 C
in rocky cathedrals that reach to the sky.
 D
 I am the hawk and there's blood on my feathers,
 C
but time is still turning, they soon will be dry.
 D
And all those who see me, and all who believe in me,
 FEA
share in the freedom I feel when I fly.        

 DD/CG/BA
Come dance with the west wind and touch on the mountain tops.
 DBmGA
Sail o'er the canyons and up to the stars.
 DD/CG/BD
Reach for the heavens and hope for the future
 D/CG/BEmA
and all that we can be and not we are.

(Outro)
E(8) E(6) E(4) E(2) E (as per the intro)

(Note 1)

The chords in the intro are the E shape played at various positions on the fretboard as
I have named them E plus a number – the number marks the fret that your first finger is on.

E(8) E(6) E(4) E(2) E
1 E  --0----0----0----0----0--|
2 B  --0----0----0----0----0--|
3 G  --8----6----4----2----1--|
4 D  --9----7----5----3----2--|
5 A  --9----7----5----3----2--|
6 E  --0----0----0----0----0--|


(Note 2)

The song is 3/4 time but in the second half of the intro the arrangement has a 6/8 feel.
For a solo guitar you can get the feel of these two rhythms like this:

Standard 3/4 time – one stress on the first beat of each bar.

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D D U D U D U D U D U

6/8 feel – stress on the 1st and 4th half beats of the bar. I've suggested 2 strumming
The 1st is harder because you have to create the rhythm by volume on the upstroke at
4th half beat - it's easy to drift back into a 3/4 count. The 2nd strum is a little
It creates the emphasis by missing out the downstroke on the 3rd beat. If you're not
start with this strum and add the downstroke in as you improve.

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D U D U D U D U D U D U
or D U D U U D U D U U


A Bm C D D/C E Em F G G/B
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