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Bird On A Wire

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By: Leonard Cohen, 1968[1]


A E A D
Like a bird on a wire, like a drunk in a midnight choir
A E Asus4 A
I have tried in my way to be free
A E A D
Like a worm on a hook, like a knight from some old fashioned book
A E Asus4 A
I have saved all my ribbons for thee
 
D A
If I, if I have been unkind
Bm A
I hope that you can just let it go by
D A
If I, if I have been untrue,
Bm E
I hope you know it was never to you
 
A E A D
Like a baby stillborn, like a beast with his horn
A E Asus4 A
I have torn everyone who reached out for me
A E A D
But I swear by this song and by all that I have done wrong
A E Asus4 A
I will make it all up to thee
 
D A
I saw a beggar leaning on his wooden crutch
Bm A
He said to me, "You must not ask for so much"
D A
And a pretty woman leaning in her darkened door
Bm E
She cried to me, "Hey, why not ask for more?"
 
A E A D
Like a bird on a wire, like a drunk in a midnight choir
A E Asus4 A
I have tried in my way to be free

Created 2010 Jul 14 10:00

This is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the song. You may only use this for private study, scholarship, or research.

Page last modified on 2010 Jul 14 10:00

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