The Bird Charmer's Destiny

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The Bird Charmers Destiny - Be Bop Deluxe

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Tabbed by twilightcapers

A short but sweet number from the Modern Music album, definitely a Piano song 

but I have tried to tab it anyway.  

 

I've added a 'guitar friendly key' version at the end.

 

Tuning: EADGBe

 

Intro: Piano arranged for guitar...

 

___Bbm_____________Bbm9_____________Bbm_____________Bbm_____F______

 

e|-6-------6-------6-------6------|-6-------6-----------6-------5--|

B|-6-------6-------6-------6------|-6-------6-------------6-------6|

G|-6-------6-------x-------x------|-6-------6---------6-------5----|

D|-8-------8-------10------10-----|-8-------8-------8--------------|

A|-8-------8-------8-------8------|-8-------8---------------8------|

E|-6---6---6---6---6---6---6---6--|-6---6---6---6------------------|

 

 | 1 - & - 2 - & - 3 - & - 4 - & -| 1 - & - 2 - & - 3 - & - 4 - & -|

 

 

Verse:

 

 

___Bbm_____________Bbsus4__Bbm______Gbmaj7__________Gb_____________

    " His heart was locked inside a crystal ball... "

e|-6-------6-------6-------6------|-1-------1-------2-------2------|

B|-6-------6-------6-------6------|-2-------2-------2-------2------|

G|-6-------6-------8-------6------|-3-------3-------3-------3------|

D|-8-------8-------8-------8------|-4-------4-------4-------4------|

A|-8-------8-------8-------8------|--------------------------------|

E|-6---6---6---6---6---6---6---6--|-----2-------2-------2-------3--|

                                       (_________thumb___________)

 

 

 

___________Ab______Absus4__Ab_______Bbm_____________Bbm_____F______

     " The day her Gypsy love came 'round to call... "

e|---------4-------4-------4------|-6-------6-----------6-------5--|

B|---------4-------4-------4------|-6-------6-------------6-------6|

G|---------5-------6-------5------|-6-------6---------6-------5----|

D|---------6-------6-------6------|-8-------8-------8--------------|

A|--------------------------------|-8-------8---------------8------|

E|-4-----------4-------4-------4--|-6---6---6---6------------------|

 

 

 

___Bbm_____________Bbsus4__Bbm______Gbmaj7__________Gb_____________

 " His wings were broken from their latest fall... "

e|-6-------6-------6-------6------|-1-------1-------2-------2------|

B|-6-------6-------6-------6------|-2-------2-------2-------2------|

G|-6-------6-------8-------6------|-3-------3-------3-------3------|

D|-8-------8-------8-------8------|-4-------4-------4-------4------|

A|-8-------8-------8-------8------|--------------------------------|

E|-6---6---6---6---6---6---6---6--|-----2-------2-------2-------3--|

                                       (_________thumb___________)

 

 

 

___________Ab______Absus4__Ab_______Bbm_____________Bbm_____F______

      " A young man waiting for the snow... "

e|---------4-------4-------4------|-6-------6-------6-------1------|

B|---------4-------4-------4------|-6-------6-------6-------1------|

G|---------5-------6-------5------|-6-------6-------6-------2------|

D|---------6-------6-------6------|-8-------8-------8-------3------|

A|--------------------------------|-8-------8-------8-------3------|

E|-4-----------4-------4-------4--|-6---6---6---6---6-------1------|

 

 

 

___Bbm______________________________F/A____________________________

     " The Gull and the White Swan,         ghostly and pale... "

e|-6-------6-------6-------6------|-5-------5-------5-------5------|

B|-6-------6-------6-------6------|-6-------6-------6-------6------|

G|-6-------6-------6-------6------|-5-------5-------5-------5------|

D|-8-------8-------8-------8------|-7-------7-------7-------7------|

A|-8-------8-------8-------8------|-8-------8-------8-------8------|

E|-6-------6-------6-------6------|-5-------5-------5-------5------|

 

 

___Abm______________________________Gb_____________________________

      " Drifting together, though a dream they sail... "

e|-4-------4-------4-------4------|-2-------2-------2--------------|

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

G|-4-------4-------4-------4------|-3-------3-------3--------------|

D|-6-------6-------6-------6------|-4-------4-------4--------------|

A|-6-------6-------6-------6------|-4-------4-------4--------------|

E|-4-------4-------4-------4------|-2-------2-------2-------2---1--|

 

 

___Eb______________Eb7______________Ab______________Ab7____________

 " Look in the river at the space beneath the Moon, you'll see them... "

e|-3-------3----------------------|-4-------4-------4-------4------|

B|-4-------4-------4-------4------|-4-------4-------4-------4------|

G|-3-------3-------6-------6------|-5-------5-------5-------5------|

D|-5-------5-------5-------5------|-6-------6-------4-------4------|

A|-6-------6-------6-------6------|-6-------6-------6-------6------|

E|--------------------------------|-4-------4-------4-------4------|

 

 

___Db______________Ab/C_____________Bbm_____________Ab_____________

 " Flying....                                         You'll see them... "

e|-9-------9-------8-------8------|-6-------6-------4-------4------|

B|-9-------9-------9-------9------|-6-------6-------4-------4------|

G|-10------10------8-------8------|-6-------6-------5-------5------|

D|-11------11------10------10-----|-8-------8-------6-------6------|

A|-11------11------11------11-----|-8-------8-------6-------6------|

E|-9-------9-------8-------8------|-6-------6-------4-------4------|

 

 

___Gb______________Ebm______________Db_____________________________

 " Flying... "

e|-6-------6-------6-------6------|-1------------------------------|

B|-7-------7-------7-------7------|-2------------------------------|

G|-6-------6-------8-------8------|-1------------------------------|

D|-8-------8-------8-------8------|-3------------------------------|

A|-9-------9---8---6-------6------|-4------------------------------|

E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

 

 

Words and Music by Bill Nelson

 

 

 

Alternatively, I've transposed it to a guitar friendly key, you 

could use a capo on the first fret to preserve the original key.  

 

 

 

___Am______________Am9______________Am______________Am______E______

( Intro... )

e|-0---------------0--------------|-0---------------0-------0------|

B|-1---------------0--------------|-1---------------1-------0------|

G|-2---------------2--------------|-2---------------2-------1------|

D|-2---------------2--------------|-2---------------2-------2------|

A|-0---------------0--------------|-0---------------0-------2------|

E|--------------------------------|-------------------------0------|

 

 

 

___Am______________Asus4___Am_______Fmaj7___________F______________

    " His heart was locked inside a crystal ball... "

e|-0---------------0-------0------|-0---------------1--------------|

B|-1---------------3-------1------|-1---------------1--------------|

G|-2---------------2-------2------|-2---------------2--------------|

D|-2---------------2-------2------|-3---------------3--------------|

A|-0---------------0-------0------|-3---------------3--------------|

E|--------------------------------|(1)--------------1-------2------|

 

 

 

___________G_______Gsus4___G________Am______________Am______E______

     " The day her Gypsy love came 'round to call... "

e|---------3-------3-------3------|-0---------------0-------0------|

B|---------0-------1-------0------|-1---------------1-------0------|

G|---------0-------0-------0------|-2---------------2-------1------|

D|---------0-------0-------0------|-2---------------2-------2------|

A|---------x-------X-------x------|-0---------------0-------2------|

E|-3-------3-------3-------3------|-------------------------0------|

 

 

 

___Am______________Asus4___Am_______Fmaj7___________F______________

 " His wings were broken from their latest fall... "

 

 

___________G_______Gsus4___G________Am______________Am______E______

      " A young man waiting for the snow... "

 

 

___Am_(x02210)______________________E_(022100)_____________________

     " The Gull and the White Swan,         ghostly and pale... "

 

 

___Gm_(3x0333)______________________F_(133211)_____________________

      " Drifting together, though a dream they sail... "

 

 

___D_(xx0232))______D7_(xx0212)______G_(3x0003)______G7_(3x0001)____

 " Look in the river at the space beneath the Moon, you'll see them... "

 

 

___C_(x32010)______G/B_(x20003)_____Am_(x02210)_____G_(3x0003)_____

 " Flying....                                         You'll see them... "

 

 

___F_(133211)______Dm_(xx0231)______C_(x32010)_____________________

 " Flying... "

 

 

 

Words and Music by Bill Nelson

 

 

 

© Bill Nelson 2020

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