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    ­Free Bird

    Lynyrd Skynyrd

     

    All chords ½ measure (2 beats) unless otherwise noted.

     

    Intro: / G - D - / Em - - - / F - C - / D - - - /

               / G - D - / Em - - - / F - C - / D - - - /

               / G - D - / Em - - - / F - C - / D - - - /

               / G - D - / Em - - - / F - C - / D - - - /

     

    G        D                   Em (1)   F                  C                        D (1)

        If I leave here tomorrow,       would you still remember me?

    G                  D                   Em (1)   F                                         C                        D (1)

        For I must be traveling on, now,       'cause there's too many places I've got to see

    G              D                     Em (1)   F                   C                        D (1)

        But, if I stay here with you, girl,     things just couldn't be the same

    G                       D              Em (1)   F                   C                         D (1)

        'Cause I'm as free as a bird now,      and this bird you cannot change, oh, oh, oh, oh

     

    F                   C                         D (1)

    Oh, and this bird you cannot change

    F                  C                         D (1)

        And this bird you cannot change

    F          C                         D (1)

        Lord knows, I can't change

     

    Interlude: / G - D - / Em - - - / F - C - / D - - - /

                      / G - D - / Em - - - / F - C - / D - - - /

     

    G              D                           Em (1)                        F                       C                      D (1)

        Bye, bye, baby, it's been a sweet love, yeah, yeah,     though this feeling I can't change

    G                           D               Em (1)   F             C                             D (1)

        But please don't take it so badly,           'cause Lord knows I'm to blame

    G              D                     Em (1)   F                   C                        D (1)

        But, if I stay here with you, girl,     things just couldn't be the same

    G                       D              Em (1)   F                   C                         D (1)

        'Cause I'm as free as a bird now,      and this bird you cannot change, oh, oh, oh, oh

     

    F                   C                         D (1)

    Oh, and the bird you cannot change

    F                  C                         D (1)

        And this bird you cannot change

    F          C                         D (1)

        Lord knows, I can't change

    F          C                      D (1)

        Lord help me, I can't chayayayayayayayange

     

    Double Time:

    G (1)     Bb (1)    C (2)

            Lord, I can't change

                    G (1)    Bb (1)   C (2)

    Won't you fly    high,        free bird, yeah

     

    Solo:

    Rhythm

    Solo Cues

    Chords

    Main

    D XUD XUXUXUD XX

    1+2+3+4+1+2+3+4+

    Theme

    / G - - - / (Bb) - - - / C - - - / - - - - / G - - - / (Bb) - - - / C - - - / - - - - /

    Noodle

    / G - - - / (Bb) - - - / C - - - / - - - - / G - - - / (Bb) - - - / C - - - / - - - - /

    2-Hits

    D D XXXXD D XXXX

    1+2+3+4+1+2+3+4+D D XUXUXUXUXUXU

    1+2+3+4+1+2+3+4+

     

    / G - - - / Bb - - - / C - - - / - - - - / G - - - / Bb - - - / C - - - / - - - - /

     

    / G - - - / Bb - - - / C - - - / - - - - / G - - - / Bb - - - / C - - - / - - - - /

    Main

    D XUD XUXUXUD XX

    1+2+3+4+1+2+3+4+

     

    / G - - - / (Bb) - - - / C - - - / - - - - / G - - - / (Bb) - - - / C - - - / - - - - /

    Low Theme

    / G - - - / (Bb) - - - / C - - - / - - - - / G - - - / (Bb) - - - / C - - - / - (E) (F) (F#) /

    Walk into G

    D XUD XUXUXUD XX

    1+2+3+4+1+2+3+4+

    D XUD XU 0 1 2 3

    1+2+3+4+1+2+3+4+

    Noodle

    / G - - - / (Bb) - - - / C - - - / - (E) (F) (F#) / G - - - / (Bb) - - - / C - - - / - (E) (F) (F#) /

     

    / G - - - / (Bb) - - - / C - - - / - (E) (F) (F#) /

    Stops

    D D D   D D D

    1+2+3+4+1+2+3+4+

    D D D   D D D D

    1+2+3+4+1+2+3+4+

    Meedlies

    / G - - - / Bb - - - / C - - - / - - - - / G - - - / Bb - - - / C - - - / - - - - /

    Meeeedlies

    / G - - - / Bb - - - / C - - - / - - - - / G - - - / Bb - - - / C - - - / - - - - /

    Main

    D XUD XUXUXUD XX

    1+2+3+4+1+2+3+4+

    Noodle

    / G - - - / (Bb) - - - / C - - - / - - - - / G - - - / (Bb) - - - / C - - - / - - - - /

     

    / G - - - / (Bb) - - - / C - - - / - - - - / G - - - / (Bb) - - - / C - - - / - - - - /

    Chuggachug

    D D D D D D D D 1+2+3+4+1+2+3+4+

     

    / G - - - / Bb - - - / C - - - / - - - - / G - - - / Bb - - - / C - - - / - - - - /

     

    / G - - - / Bb - - - / C - - - / - - - - / G - - - / Bb - - - / C - - - / - - - - /

     

    Sirens

    / G - - - / Bb - - - / C - - - / - - - - / G - - - / Bb - - - / C - - - / - - - - /

    Build (same as Chuggachug)

    High Siren

    / G - - - / Bb - - - / C - - - / - - - - / G - - - / Bb - - - / C - - - / - - - - /

    Main

    D XUD XUXUXUD XX

    1+2+3+4+1+2+3+4+

    Noodle

    / G - - - / (Bb) - - - / C - - - / - - - (Bb) / G - - - / (Bb) - - - / C - - - / - - - (Bb) /

     

    / G - - - / (Bb) - - - / C - - - / - - - (Bb) / G - - - / Bb - - - / C - - - / - B Bb A /

    2-Hits

    D D XXXXD D XXXX

    1+2+3+4+1+2+3+4+D D XUXUXUXUXUXU

    1+2+3+4+1+2+3+4+

     

    / G - - - / Bb - - - / C - - - / - - - (Bb) / G - - - / Bb - - - / C - - - / - - - (Bb) /

    Ending Lick

    / G - - - / Bb - - - / C - - - / - - - (Bb) / G - - - / Bb - - - / C - - - / - - - - /

    Main

    D XUD XUXUXUD XX

    1+2+3+4+1+2+3+4+

     

    / G - - - / Bb - - - / C - - - / - - - - /

    Holds

    Tremelo strum each chord

     

    fermata              fermata            fermata

    / G  (2 snares) / Bb  (2 snares) / C  (2 snares) /

    Slow March

    D  UDU

    1+2+3+ x4

    More Licks

    / G - - - / Bb - - - / C - - - /

    Big Hold

    Tremelo strum

     

    fermata                                     fermata

    / G (slowly slide up an octave) / G (+ one last hit)  /

    End

     

    G

     


    This file is the author's own work and represents his interpretation of this song. It's intended solely for private study, scholarship or research.