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Bird On A Wire Chords

Leonard Cohen

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Bird On A Wire

	  Like a bird on the wire, 
               A                 E 
Like a drunk in a midnight choir 
              A              A7                D 
I have tried in my way to be free. 
           A                  E7              A 

Like a worm on a hook, 
                 A                 E 
Like a knight from some old fashioned book 
                A                         A7                          D 
I have saved all my ribbons for thee. 
              A                E7                       A            A7 

       If I, if I have been unkind, 
D                                        A 
        I hope that you can just let it go by. 
Bm                             Bm7                   A            A7 
        If I, if I have been untrue 
D                                          A 
        I hope you know it was never to you. 
Bm                                     Bm7               E 

Oh Like a baby, stillborn, 
                     A              E 
Like a beast with his horn 
                A         A7       D 
I have torn everyone who reached out for me. 
             A                  E7                                    A     

But I swear by this song 
            A                       E 
And by all that I have done wrong 
                A             A7                D       
I will make it all up to thee. 
            A             E7          A               A7 

      I saw a beggar leaning on his wooden crutch, 
D                                                                               A 
      He said to me, you must not ask for so much. 
Bm                             Bm7                                      A              A7 
      And a pretty woman leaning in her darkened door, 
D                                                                                            A 
      She cried to me, hey, why not ask for more? 
Bm                                  Bm7                                 E 

Oh like a bird on the wire, 
                     A                  E 
Like a drunk in a midnight choir 
                  A             A7              D 
I have tried in my way to be free. 
               A                E                   D               A 
	  

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