Rita Coolidge

Bird On The Wire Chords

Rita Coolidge

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Bird On The Wire

(Leonard Cohen)

  		               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 D 
If I, if I have been unkind,  
                                 A                      Bm 
I hope that you can just let it go by  
                       Bm7           A A7 D 
If I, if I have been untrue  
                                   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              D 
I saw a beggar leaning on his wooden crutch  
                                                                        A Bm 
He said to me, you must not ask for so much.  
                         Bm7                                      A       A7 D 
And a pretty woman leaning in her darkened door  
                                                                      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 A E D A 
I have tried in my way to be free. 
	  

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