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Secret Language Of Birds guitar chords

Ian Anderson: Secret Language of Birds 
Chords: Håkan Mattsson 
Capo on 1st fret 

Look below for footnotes *, ** and *** 
  

Intro: D C D A G* A, G* A  (repeat) 

A      G*       A      A---G---A** 
This sparkling wine is all but empty 

     C         D        Bm  G   A 
too late for trains and no taxis. 

A   G*      A         A---G---A** 
I know the feeling, seems all too contrived 

           C          D            Bm  A D 
there was no master plan, but the fact is 

           D        C 
you must stay with me 

     C                D    (G*)   A            A G* A, A G* A 
and learn the secret language of birds 
  

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A  G*          A         A---G---A** 
Attend to the dawn about to be breaking 
      C        D           Bm     G   A 
on a Rousseau garden with monkeys in hiding 
A     G*          A      A---G---A** 
The truth of the matter (yet to be spoken) 
    C             D           Bm            A D 
in words on which everything, everything's riding 
      D        C 
now stay with me 
     C                D    (G*)   A            A G* A, A G* A 
and learn the secret language of birds 
      D        C 
now stay with me 
     C                D    (G*)   A            A G* A, A G* A 
and learn the secret language of birds 

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 E           D          D---A---E 
Circled by swallows 

      E             D       D---A---E 
in a world for the weary, 

  F#m       D             D---A---G 
Chorded by warblers 

 G                 G?***        intro 
wicked and eloqueent trilling. 

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A        G*  A         A---G---A** 
Lie in the stillness, window cracked open, 
   C      D          Bm       G    A 
extended moments, (h)ours for the taking. 
A         G*          A      A---G---A** 
Careless hair on the pillow, a bold brush-stroke, 
 C                     D         Bm       A D 
painted first with a chorus, a chorus in waiting. 
  D        C 
stay with me 
     C                D    (G*)   A            A G* A, A G* A 
and learn the secret language of birds 
       D        C 
yeah stay with me 
     C                D    (G*)   A            A G* A, A G* A 
and learn the secret language of birds 
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Footnotes: 
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*  : I play this G with all strings open (just let go of the A chord, play some of the 
     middle strings) 
  
** : these A---G---A  chords are played as: 

    A          G          A 
--5-5-5------3-3-3------------- 
--5-5-5------3-3-3------2-2-2-- 
--6-6-6------4-4-4------2-2-2-- 
--7-7-7------5-5-5------2-2-2-- 
--X-X-X------X-X-X------------- 
--X-X-X------X-X-X------X-X-X-- 

i.e. the first A and G are as F chords at pos. 5 and 3 

*** : this G? chord sounds something like 

-3-    (          -3- ) 
-2-    (          --- ) 
---    (normal G: --- ) 
---    (          --- ) 
-X-    (          -2- ) 
-3-    (          -3- )
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