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My Bird Performs  XTC

XTC -- "My Bird Performs"
Transcribed by Tim Nevaker: tnevak2@gl.umbc.edu
Intro Riff:
 
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 D:------2---------------2-----------|------2---------------2-----------||
 A:------------2---------------2-----|------------2---------------2-----||
 E:--4h5-----5---5---4-----------4---|--2-----------2---0-----------2---||

Main Riff and Guitar Fill:
 
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 e:------0---------------------------|----------------------------------||
 B:--2h4-----0-----------------------|------0---------------------------||
 G:--------------------------------1-h--2-------------------------------||
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Verse 1: Fine art never moved my soul
No vintage wine and designer clothes
Verse 2: Shakespeare's sonnets leave me cold
The drama stage and the high brow prose
Verse 3: And you keep saying what you got
You keep saying what you got
Chorus:
Keyboard:
[Emaj7] [C#m] [Emaj7] [C#m]  
 
 e:--11------9----------16--|--11------9-----------||
 B:--12------9--------------|--12------9-----------||
 G:--13------9--------------|--13------9-----------||
 D:--14-----11--------------|--14-----11-----------||
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But my world shakes for me
My bird sings sweetly
[A6] [F#9]  
 
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 G:--2----------|--3----------||
 D:--2----------|--2----------||
 A:--4----------|--4----------||
 E:--5----------|--2----------||

Chorus 1: A different kind of tinsel decorates my tree
A thousand Cheshire cats grin inside of me
Chorus 2: The brightest fireworks are lighting up my sky
The cage is open but she's no desire to fly
Trumpet verse fills:
 
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 e:----------------------------------|----------------------------------|
 B:----------2-------0---------------|----------0-----------------------|
 G:--------------------------1-------|--2-------------------------------|
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 e:--------------------------0-------|--2-------5-------4---------------||
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Trumpet Solo:
^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^
 
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^ ^ trill ^ trill ^ ^ ^
 
 e:-----5---4-5-4-5-4-4(5)-----------|--4(5)-----------------------------|
 B:--(5)-----------------------------|---------------5-4-5-4-------------|
 G:----------------------------------|-----------------------6-4---------|
 D:----------------------------------|---------------------------7---6---|
 A:----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
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^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^
 
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 D:--2-----2-4-----------------------|--2----------------||
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