Lynyrd Skynyrd - Free Bird Chords & Tabs

 

Free Bird Chords & Tabs

Lynyrd Skynyrd Chords & Tabs

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Free Bird Tab

   
                     Lynyrd Skynyrd
                       FREE BIRD


        The track is based in G , and the 5 minute solo used mainly
the G minor pentatonic scale. I suggest practicing the sliding intro
with your finger first and then get out the bottleneck. Also it's
a good idea to rig your electronic tuner (you do have one?) up so
that when you play the guitar a bend a note you can see how close you get
, you should get a power supply for your tuner so you can turn it on
permanantly when your amp is switched on . This really does improve
you pitch. It is vital that you get the right pitch of the notes with
the slide or it sounds useless. Also add a bit vibrato with the slide
for extra effect. You only need a little bit distortion and not to much
for the solo either. Okay here 'tis.




                          * 2              use slide now!
E--3------0--0----1--0-----3--2--0--2------------------------
B--0------0--0----1--1-----3--3--3--3-----3>8--7>8--7--8-----
G--0------0--0----2--0-----2--2--2--2------------------------
D--0------2--2----3--2-----0--0--0--0------------------------
A--2------2--2----3--3---------------------------------------
E--3--2---0--0----1------------------------------------------
   G D/F#  Em       F  C      D                G        D/F#


E------------------------------------------------------------------
B--8>7>5>3>5>7--3>5--1>5--3------------6-6-6-5---------------------
G----------------------------4--4>5-------------5-----------4-5----
D--------------------------------------------------5>0--2>5--------
A------------------------------------------------------------------
E------------------------------------------------------------------
   Em                                    F          C


E-------------------------------------------------------------------
B--3>2>3------15>14---->15---7>8--7>8--7>8--8--8>7>5>0--5>3---------
G-------------------14--------------------------------------4-4>5---
D-------------------------------------------------------------------
A-------------------------------------------------------------------
E-------------------------------------------------------------------
   D                           G       D/F#       Em


E----------------------------------------------------------------------
B---3>2>3---3>2---3---5>8--------------------------3>5----5>3----------
G---------------2----------------------------------------------4-4>5---
D----------------------------------------------------------------------
A----------------------------------------------------------------------
E----------------------------------------------------------------------
     D                       G               D/F#    Em
                             If I leave here  tom___orow


E-----------------------------------------------------------------------
B-----------------------3<2>3>15----15>13-------14>15>8---7>8-----------
G----------------4--5---------------------13>14-------------------------
D-----------0>5---------------------------------------------------------
A-----------------------------------------------------------------------
E-----------------------------------------------------------------------
   F            C                   D                       G      D/F#
   would you still remember me?                             for I must be
                                                            travelling on

E---------------------------------------------------------------------------
B--3>5-----5>3--------------------------------3>2>3>2>3>15-15>14>15>14>15>8-
G--------------4-----4>5>4>5>0----------------------------------------------
D--------------------------------------4--5---------------------------------
A---------------------------------0>5---------------------------------------
E---------------------------------------------------------------------------
  Em                 F           C              D    
  now                cause theres to many places i've got to see
  

E----------------------------------------------------------
B--7>8-----------3>5---5>3---------------------------------
G--------------------------4-----4>5>4>5>0--------4--5-----
D--------------------------------------------0>5-----------
A----------------------------------------------------------
E----------------------------------------------------------
   G      D/F#    Em                 F           C
 But if I stay here with you girl        things just couldn't be the same


E-----------------------------------------------------------------------
B--3>2>3>15---15>14----15>14-15>14-14>15>8----7>8-----------------------
G-------------------14--------------------------------------------------
D-----------------------------------------------------------------------
A-----------------------------------------------------------------------
E-----------------------------------------------------------------------
    D                                          G              D/F#
                                              'Cause i'm free as a bird

E------------------------------------------------------------------
B---8>7>5>0----5>3-----------------------3>2>3----3>2>3>0----------
G-------------------4----4>5-------4-5-----------------------------
D-----------------------------0>5----------------------------------
A------------------------------------------------------------------
E------------------------------------------------------------------
   Em                      F              C         D
   now,                    and this bird you cannon change  oh 


E--------------------------------------------------------------------------
B--3>6---6>5---------------------15>14----15>14----14----14>15----14>15----
G------------5--------5----------------14-------14----14-------14-------14-
D--------------5>0>5-----5>12----------------------------------------------
A--------------------------------------------------------------------------
E--------------------------------------------------------------------------
    F                  C          D
    and this bird you cannot change.


E----------------------------------------------------------
B--14>15----14>15----14>15----14>15-----14----14>15>8------
G--------14-------14-------14--------14----14--------------
D----------------------------------------------------------
A----------------------------------------------------------
E----------------------------------------------------------


E-----------------------------------------------------------------------
B--5>6--6>5---------------------------------------6>5-------------6>15--
G-----------5--------4-5>2----5>7---2>10--------------5--------5--------
D-------------5>0>5-------------------------------------5>0>5-----------
A-----------------------------------------------------------------------
E-----------------------------------------------------------------------
   F          C                D                   F          C
      And this bird you cannot change              Lord know I can't change



E-------------------------------------------------------------------------
B--15>14----15>14----15>14----15>14----15>14----15>14-----14>15----14>15--
G--------14-------14-------14-------14-------14-------14--------14--------
D-------------------------------------------------------------------------
A-------------------------------------------------------------------------
E-------------------------------------------------------------------------
    D

E--------------------------------------------------------
B----14>15-----14>15----14>15----14>15------12>15>8------
G-14--------14-------14-------14-------14----------------
D--------------------------------------------------------
A--------------------------------------------------------
E--------------------------------------------------------


E------------------------------------------------------------------------
B---5>6--6>5------------------3>2>3>2--3--2--3--2-3--2-3-2--3-2-3-2>8----
G------------5--------4--5-----------------------------------------------
D--------------5>0>5-----------------------------------------------------
A-------------------------------------------------------------------------
E-------------------------------------------------------------------------
   F            C               D
     Lord  help me I can't    change_________________________________



Thats the main song covered , this repeats a few times and then when
come to the outro section . You can take your slide of now and
change to some rhythm playing and then it's the solo.
oh yes this is where there is some slight phasing , but also it's
switched off for the main body of the solo and gradually builds up
into the end section.

[ Tab from: http://www.guitartabs.cc/tabs/l/lynyrd_skynyrd/free_bird_tab.html ]
E---------------------------------------------------------------------------
B-X--3--X--3--X--3--X--3----5--5--X--5--X--5--X--5---X--5--X--5--X--5--X--5-
G-X--3--X--3--X--3--X--3----5--5--X--5--X--5--X--5---X--5--X--5--X--5--X--5-
D-X--3--X--3--X--3--X--3----5--5--X--5--X--5--X--5---X--5--X--5--X--5--X--5-
A-X--1--X--1--X--1--X--1----3--3--X--3--X--3--X--3---X--3--X--3--X--3--X--3-
E---------------------------------------------------------------------------
  Bb                         C
  Lord_________       I     can't    change_____________          won't you


E--3--3--X--3--X--3--X--3---------------------------------------------------
B--3--3--X--3--X--3--X--3--X--3--X--3--X--3--X--3---5--5--X--5--X--5--X--5--
G--4--4--X--4--X--4--X--4--X--3--X--3--X--3--X--3---5--5--X--5--X--5--X--5--
D--5--5--X--5--X--5--X--5--X--3--X--3--X--3--X--3---5--5--X--5--X--5--X--5--
A--5--5--X--5--X--5--X--5--X--1--X--1--X--1--X--1---3--3--X--3--X--3--X--3--
E--3--3--X--3--X--3--X--3---------------------------------------------------
   G                        Bb                        C


The Guitar Solo
---------------

        Now the solo comes in , you guitar should not be totally
screaming for this but should have plenty of gain giving a good impact
the solo is very energetic , in the 2nd and 3rd sections notice
how the feel and timing slightly changed , I am only going to cover
the first part.


E--------15------------15--------------------------------------------------
B--8s15------15--18b20-----18b20--18b20--18-15----18b20b18p15--18b20-18-15-
G--------------------------------------------------------------------------
D--------------------------------------------------------------------------
A--------------------------------------------------------------------------
E--------------------------------------------------------------------------




E---------------18--------18---------18--------------------15-------
B--18b20-18b20-----18b20-----18b20------18b20--18b20b18p15----15----
G-------------------------------------------------------------------
D-------------------------------------------------------------------
A-------------------------------------------------------------------
E-------------------------------------------------------------------


E----------15--------------------------------------------------
B---18b20-----18b20-18b20-18-15--18-18b20b18p15--18b20--18-15--
G--------------------------------------------------------------
D--------------------------------------------------------------
A--------------------------------------------------------------
E--------------------------------------------------------------


E---------------------------------------18-------18--------
B--18--18b20b18p15--18b20--18-15--18b20----18b20----18b20--
G----------------------------------------------------------
D----------------------------------------------------------
A----------------------------------------------------------
E----------------------------------------------------------

E--18-------18-------18-------18---------18-------18-------18-------18----
B-----18b20----18b20----18b20------18b20----18b20----18b20----18b20-------
G-------------------------------------------------------------------------
D-------------------------------------------------------------------------
A-------------------------------------------------------------------------
E-------------------------------------------------------------------------


E--------18-------18-------18-------18--------18-------18-------18--------
B--18b20----18b20----18b20----18b20-----18b20----18b20----18b20----18b20--
G-------------------------------------------------------------------------
D-------------------------------------------------------------------------
A-------------------------------------------------------------------------
E-------------------------------------------------------------------------


E-------18--------18-------18--------15------
B-18b20-----18b20----18b20-----18p15---------
G--------------------------------------------
D--------------------------------------------
A--------------------------------------------
E--------------------------------------------

 As you can see it uses the same riff repeating a lot it seems daft
 writing it all out like I just did so i'll show you the riff
 and how many times it repeats



E-----15--------------15-------------15-------------15-------------15-------
B--18----18p15-----18----18p15----18----18p15----18----18p15----18----18p15-
G---------------------------------------------------------------------------
D---------------------------------------------------------------------------
A---------------------------------------------------------------------------
E---------------------------------------------------------------------------

  This is repeated 3 times and on the 4 time play this:


E-----15--------------15--------15-----------------------
B--18----18p15-----18----18p15-----18p15----18b20b18p15--
G--------------------------------------------------------
D--------------------------------------------------------
A--------------------------------------------------------
E--------------------------------------------------------


E-------------------------------------------------------
B--18b20--18b20----18p15-------15-18p15--------15-------
G------------------------17b19----------17b19-----------
D-------------------------------------------------------
A-------------------------------------------------------
E-------------------------------------------------------

 The next riff which is repeated twice is :

E-------------------------------------------------------------------------
B---18p15-------15----18p15-------15----18p15-------15----18p15-------15--
G---------17b19-------------17b19-------------17b19-------------17b19-----
D-------------------------------------------------------------------------
A-------------------------------------------------------------------------
E-------------------------------------------------------------------------

and this follows:

E------------------------------------------------------------------
B-18p15-------15---18p15-------15---18p15-------15-----------------
G-------17b19------------17b19------------17b19------15b16---------
D----------------------------------------------------------17p15---
A------------------------------------------------------------------
E------------------------------------------------------------------


E---------------------------------------------------------
B---------------------------------------------------------
G-----15b16----------------15b16----15----17p15--17p15----
D-17----------17p15--17----------17-----------------------
A---------------------------------------------------------
E---------------------------------------------------------


E-------------------------------------------------------------------------
B---------------------------------18--------18-------18-------18-------18-
G-----15-17p15-17p15----15--17b19-----17b19----17b19----17b19----17b19----
D--17----------------17---------------------------------------------------
A-------------------------------------------------------------------------
E-------------------------------------------------------------------------

E---------------------------------------------------------
B--------18----------18----------18----------18-----------
G--17b19----17b17b17----17b19b17----17b19b17----17b19b17--
D---------------------------------------------------------
A---------------------------------------------------------
E---------------------------------------------------------


E----------------------------------------------------------------------
B--18----------18----------18----------18----------18----------18------
G-----17b19b17----17b19b17----17b19b17----17b19b17----17b19b17---------
D----------------------------------------------------------------------
A----------------------------------------------------------------------
E----------------------------------------------------------------------


E----------------------------------------------------------------
B----------18----------18----------18----------18----------18----
G-17b19b17----17b19b17----17b19b17----17b19b17----17b19b17-------
D----------------------------------------------------------------
A----------------------------------------------------------------
E----------------------------------------------------------------

E----------------------------------------------------------------------
B--18----------18----------18----------18----------18----------18------
G-----17b19b17----17b19b17----17b19b17----17b19b17----17b19b17---------
D----------------------------------------------------------------------
A----------------------------------------------------------------------
E----------------------------------------------------------------------


E-----------------------------------------------
B---------18--------18---------18---------------
G--17b19------17b19-----17b19-----17p15---------
D-----------------------------------------17----   6:25 into track
A-----------------------------------------------
E-----------------------------------------------

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