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Beatles - And Your Bird Can Sing guitar 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 ...

And your ...

F#m A E

But you don't...

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...Middle:

When your... 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 ...

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 ...

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-------------

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 ...

And your ...

F#m A *E

But you don't ...

Fill Riff:

E

-----------------

-----7-9-9p7-----

---9-8-9-9p8-9---

-9-9---------9-9-

-7-------------7-

-----------------

E

You say you've ...

F#m A *E

But you can't ...

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 ...

B/F# C#/F

Start to wear ...

E F#m

Look in ...

B

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 ...

B/F# C#/F

Will it ...

E F#m

You may be ...

B

I'll be 'round -- ...

E

You tell me ...

F#m A *E

But you can't ...

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

And Your Bird Can Sing

(Lennon/McCartney)

The Beatles

Revolver (1966)

This is a rewriting of the previous versions of the intro, the riff, the

solo, the middle section and the outro of AYBCS, a song you can hear on

Revolver, the best rock album of all time (that's what a jury of 400

celebrities said). As I found the 3 previous versions really hard to

play, I have searched for a easier way to play this song, and I realised

that it was much more simple with an open tuning (E-B-D-G-B-d) for the

middle section as well as the solo. I am not sure of all notes but I

know it's the most simple tab I could have written.

Intro :

d-------------------------------------------------------------------------

B----9p7---7----------------------7-9-9--9b10r9---------------------------

G----9p8-9-8-9-8-6-8-6----------8-8-9-9--9------9------9-11b13-11-9-------

D--------9---9-9-7-9-7-9-7-6--9-9---------------9-9-11---9------9-9-11-9--

B----------------------9-7-5--7-------------------------------------10-9--

E--0----------------------------------------------------------------------

let ring

Fill Riff :

d-----------------------------

B-----------------------------

G--------9-11b13--11-9--------

D---9-11-9--9------9-9-11-9---

B---9-10---------------10-9---

E-----------------------------

Middle Section :

d--------6-------------5-------------4-----------4-3-------------2--------

B------4-4-4---------4-4-4---------4-4-4---------2-2-2---------0-0-0------

G----4-------6-4---4-------6-4---4-------6-4---1-------1-----1-------1----

D--6-------------5-------------4-------------3-----------3-2-----------2--

B-------------------------------------------------------------------------

E-------------------------------------------------------------------------

d--------4-------------4-------------4---------

B------2-2-2---------2-2-2---------4-4-4-2-----

G----2-------2-----2-------2-----4---------4---

D--4-----------4-4-----------4-----------------

B------------------------------0---------------

E----------------------------------------------

Solo :

d------------------------------------------------------------------------

B----9p7---7----------------------7-9-9--9b10r9--------------------------

G----9p8-9-8-9-8-6-8-6----------8-8-9-9--9------9------9-11b13-11-9------

D--------9---9-9-7-9-7-9-7-6--9-9---------------9-9-11---9------9-9--11--

B----------------------9-7-5--7--------------------------------------10--

E--0---------------------------------------------------------------------

d------7-9-7---------------7-9-11-13-14--14-(14)/16\\14------------

B--7-9-7-9-7-9-7-------7-9-7-9-10-12-12--12--12--------12---------

G--8-9-------9-8-9-8-9-8-9-----------------------------13-13------

D----------------9-9-9---------------------------------------14---

B------------------------------------------------------------12---

E-----------------------------------------------------------------

Outro :

d--------------------------------------------------------(7)------

B-----9p7---7-----------9p7---7-----------9p7---7--------(5)------

G-----9p8-9-8-9-8-6-----9p8-9-8-9-8-6-----9p8-9-8-9-8-6---6-------

D---------9---9-9-7---------9---9-9-7---------9---9-9-7---7-------

B---------------------------------------------------------5-------

E---0-----------------0-----------------0-----------------5-------

Intro

Verse 1 (0:07)

Fill Riff (0:20)

Verse 2 (0:22)

Middle Section (0:36)

Solo (0:51):

Middle Section (1:05)

Verse 3 (1:20)

Solo (1:34)

Outro (1:48)

Brice Le Stunff, France (excuse my mistakes of languages)

pzifff@6sens.com, comments are appreciated.

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