• Song:

    Bluebird

  • Artist:

    Wings

  • Album:

    Wings Over America (dis...

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		Bluebird - Wings
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Tabbed by: maguri
Tuning: Standard

Wings
Bluebird
(McCartney)
From: "Band on the Run" (1973)

For the version on the album all the strings are tuned down to d-A-F-C-G-D and the song, 
actually in Gm, is played in Am. It is worth taking the effort as it really sounds "right", 
especially the "Blackbird-y" link leading from verse 4 into the final chorus. I added 
the chords to this original, retuned version below. On the live album "Wings Over America", 
the band uses standard tuning and still plays in Am - one of the rare occasions 
a live version is played in a higher key than the original, when most people would rather 
play it safe and choose a lower key as to not strain their voices on tour. McCartney, 
however, knew he could sing it it anyway and obviously considered the voicings 
of the chords more important than the actual key.

If you don't want to retune and still want to play the song in its original key without 
breaking your fingers playing barree throughout, use a capo 1st fret and play it like this:

Capo 1st fret

F#mLate (244222@1)at night when the wind is still
          Em (022000@1)                A6I'll (x04xxx@1)come flying through your door,
           Em (022000@1)              AAnd (x02220@1)you'll know what love is for.
                      Dmaj7I'm (xx0222@1)a bluebird, I'm a bluebird
                      G6I'm (320000@1)a bluebird, I'm a bluebird

Yeah ,yeah ,yeah.
      Dmaj7I'm (xx0222@1)a bluebird, I'm a bluebird,
      G6I'm (320000@1)a bluebird

Yeah, yeah, yeah.

F#mTouch (244222@1)your lips with a magic kiss
           Em (022000@1)          A6And (x04xxx@1)you'll be a bluebird too,
           Em (022000@1)               AAnd (x02220@1)you'll know what love can do.
                      Dmaj7I'm (xx0222@1)a bluebird, I'm a bluebird
                      G6I'm (320000@1)a bluebird, I'm a bluebird

Yeah ,yeah ,yeah.
      Dmaj7I'm (xx0222@1)a bluebird, I'm a bluebird,
      G6I'm (320000@1)a bluebird

Yeah, yeah, yeah.

Bm (x24432@1)          Bm/A (x04440@1)    C#m(7)    F#Bluebird (244322@1)(Bluebird)  Ah ha,
Bm (x24432@1)          Bm/A (x04440@1)    C#m(7)    F#Bluebird (244322@1)(Bluebird)  Ah ha,
G (320003@1)                Dmaj7Bluebird (xx0222@1)(Bluebi---rd)

F#mFly (244222@1)away through the midnight air
      Em (022000@1)            A6As (x04xxx@1)we head across the sea,
       Em (022000@1)            AAnd (x02220@1)at last we will be free.

Dmaj7
You're a bluebird, you're a bluebird
                                G6You're (320000@1)a bluebird, you're a bluebird

Yeah ,yeah ,yeah.
         Dmaj7You're (xx0222@1)a bluebird, you're a bluebird,
             G6You're (320000@1)a bluebird

Yeah, yeah, yeah.

Bm (x24432@1)          Bm/A (x04440@1)    C#m(7)    F#Bluebird (244322@1)(Bluebird)  Ah ha,
Bm (x24432@1)          Bm/A (x04440@1)    C#m(7)    F#Bluebird (244322@1)(Bluebird)  Ah ha,
G (320003@1)                Dmaj7Bluebird (xx0222@1)(Bluebi---rd)

| F#m | F#m | Em | A6 | Em | A | Dmaj7 | G6 | Dmaj7 | G6 |
(sax solo)

Bm (x24432@1)          Bm/A (x04440@1)    C#m(7)    F#Bluebird (244322@1)(Bluebird)  Ah ha,
Bm (x24432@1)          Bm/A (x04440@1)    C#m(7)    F#Bluebird (244322@1)(Bluebird)  Ah ha,
G (320003@1)                Dmaj7Bluebird (xx0222@1)(Bluebi---rd)

F#mAll (244222@1)alone on a desert island
      Em (022000@1)           A6We're (x04xxx@1)living in the trees,
          Em (022000@1)          AAnd (x02220@1)we're flying in the breeze.

Dmaj7
We're the bluebirds, we're the bluebirds
                               Bm (x24432@1)      GWe're (320003@1)the bluebirds, we're the bluebirds

(capo 1st fret)
e|----------------|
B|3---2-----------|
G|--------4---3---|
D|----------------|
A|2---0-----------|
E|--------3---2---|  Bm (x24432@1)          Bm/A (x04440@1)   C#m7 (x4242x@1)      F# (244322@1)            Singing Bluebird, bluebird, Ah ha/bluebird

Bm (x24432@1)          Bm/A (x04440@1)  C#m7 (x4242x@1)      F#Bluebird, (244322@1)bluebird, Ah ha/bluebird
G (320003@1)                          Dmaj7Bluebird, (xx0222@1)bluebird, Ah ha/bluebird

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Original chords
(Album version: strings tuned down to D-A-F-C-G-D,
live version: standard tuning)

verse 1
| Am| (x02210@1)Am| (x02210@1)Gm| (355333@1)C6| (03221x@1)Gm| (355333@1)C| (x32010@1)| Fmaj7 | Bb6 | Fmaj7 | Bb6 |

verse 2
| Am| (x02210@1)Am| (x02210@1)Gm| (355333@1)C6| (03221x@1)Gm| (355333@1)C| (x32010@1)| Fmaj7 | Bb6 | Fmaj7 | Bb6 |

chorus
| Dm | Dm/C | Em(7) | A |
| Dm | Dm/C | Em(7) | A |
| Bb | Fmaj7 |

verse 3
| Am| (x02210@1)Am| (x02210@1)Gm| (355333@1)C6| (03221x@1)Gm| (355333@1)C| (x32010@1)| Fmaj7 | Bb6 | Fmaj7 | Bb6 |

chorus
| Dm | Dm/C | Em(7) | A |
| Dm | Dm/C | Em(7) | A |
| Bb | Fmaj7 |

solo
| Am| (x02210@1)Am| (x02210@1)Gm| (355333@1)C6| (03221x@1)Gm| (355333@1)C| (x32010@1)| Fmaj7 | Bb6 | Fmaj7 | Bb6 |

chorus
| Dm | Dm/C | Em(7) | A |
| Dm | Dm/C | Em(7) | A |
| Bb | Fmaj7 |

verse 4 (variation)
| Am| (x02210@1)Am| (x02210@1)Gm| (355333@1)C6| (03221x@1)Gm| (355333@1)C| (x32010@1)| Fmaj7 | Dm Bb | * |

chorus
| Dm | Dm/C | Em(7) | A |
| Dm | Dm/C | Em(7) | A |
| Bb | Fmaj7 |

*
e|----------------|
B|6---5---3---2---|
G|----------------|
D|----------------|
A|5---3---1---0---|
E|----------------|
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