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Bird On A Wire  Johnny Cash














Like a [F]bird, on a [C]wire, like a [F]drunk in a midnight [Bb]choir.
I have [F]tried in my [C]ways to be [Fsus4]free.  [F]
Like a [F]fish, on a [C]hook, like a [F]knight in some old fashioned
[Bb]book.
I have [F]saved all my [C]ribbons for [Fsus4]thee.  [F]
                                    And if [Bb]I, if I have been un[F]kind.
I just [Gm]hope you, will let it go [F]by.
And if [Bb]I, if I have been un[F]true.
I just [Gm]hope you know, it was never to [C]you.
                                    Like a [F]baby, still[C]born, like a [F]beast with his [Bb]horn.
I have [F]torn every[C]one who reached out to [Fsus4]me.    [F]
But I [F]swear,by this [C]song,and by [F]all that I have done [Bb]wrong.
[F]I'll make it [C]all up to [Fsus4]thee.  [F]
                                    I saw a [Bb]young man, leaning on his wooden [F]crutch.
He called [Gm]out to me, don't ask for so [F]much.
And a [Bb]young woman, leaning in her darkened [F]door.
She cried [Gm]out to me, hey why not ask for [C]more.
                                    Like a [F]bird, on a [C]wire, like a [F]drunk in a midnight [Bb]choir.
I have [F]tried in my [C]ways to be [Bb]free. [F]

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kalasnjikov (report)

Leonard Cohen wrote this beautiful country tune.