Skip to main content

Tabs: The Beatles "And Your Bird Can Sing"

USER-SUBMITTED TAB

Below is a user-submitted guitar tablature for the song "And Your Bird Can Sing" by The Beatles, one of several user-submitted tabs to be found on GuitarWorld.com. Please note that the tablature on this page is not an official tab.

For official tabs, be sure to visit http://www.halleonard.com/

Artist: The Beatles

Song: "And Your Bird Can Sing”

Intro:

E B R

E------------------------------------------------

B---9-7-5-7-5-4-5-4-2-0-------0-2-9-9-9-10-9-----

G---9-8-6-8-6-4-6-4-2-1-2-1-2-1-2-9-9-9-10-9-9---

D-----------------------4-2-4------------------9-

A------------------------------------------------

E-0----------------------------------------------

B

E-----------------------

B------12-12------------

G----9-11-13-11-9-------

D-11--------------11-9--

A-----------------12-11-

E-----------------------

Verse:

E

You tell me that you've got every thing you want

And your bird can sing

F#m A E

But you don't get me You don't get me

Fill riff:

B

E-------------------------

B--------12-12------------

G------9-11-13-11-9-------

D-9-11--------------11-9--

A-------------------12-11-

E-------------------------

Verse:

You say you've seen seven wonders

And your bird is green

But you can't see me You can't see me

Middle:

When your prize po--sessions start to

G#m G+ B/F#

E----------4------------------3------------------

B-------4--4-----4----------4-4-4----------4-----

G-----4------------6-4---4--------6-4---4--------

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

A------------------------------------------------

E------------------------------------------------

Weigh you down

C#/F

E-2-------------------------

B-4-----4---------7-6-------

G---------6-4-----6-6-6-----

D---------------6-------6---

A-------------8-----------8-

E---------------------------

E F#m

Look in my di----rection I'll be 'round I'll

E----------0-------------2-----------------2-----

B----------0-0---------2-2-2-------------2-2-2---

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

D------6-9-------2-4---------------4-4-----------

A-7----------------------------------------------

E------------------------------------------------

B

be 'round

E--------------------

B--------------------

G-2--------8-8-8-----

D----4---9-------9---

A------------------9-

E------7-------------

Guitar Solo:

E B R

E------------------------------------------------

B----9-7-5-7-5-4-5-4-2-0-------0-2-9-9-9-10-9----

G----9-8-6-8-6-4-6-4-2-1-2-1-2-1-2-9-9-9-10-9-9-4

D------------------------4-2-4-------------------

A------------------------------------------------

E------------------------------------------------

B

E-----7-7--------

B---5-7-9-7-5----

G-6-----------6--

D----------------

A----------------

E----------------

F#m A E

B R

E--2-4-5-7-5-4-2-0---0-2-4-5-6-9-11-12-12-12-14--

B------------------4-----------------------------

G--2-4-6-8-6-4-2-1---1-2-4-6-8-9-11-13-13-13-14--

D------------------4-----------------------------

A------------------------------------------------

E------------------------------------------------

E-12----------

B----12-------

G-13-13-13----

D-------14-14-

A----------14-

E-------------

Middle:

When your bird is broken Will it bring you down?

You may be awoken I'll be 'round I'll be 'round

Verse:

Tell me that you've heard every sound there is

And your bird can swing

But you can't hear me You can't hear me

Repeat guitar solo:

. . then . .

End:

A

E-------------------------------------------------

B---9-7-5-7-5-4-5---9-7-5-7-5-4-5--9-7-5-7-5-4-5-2

G---9-8-6-8-6-4-6---9-8-6-8-6-4-6--9-8-6-8-6-4-6-2

D------------------------------------------------2

A-------------------------------------------------

E-0---------------0---------------0---------------

B = bend up first note to second. . .

R = release first note to second. . .

In both cases, pick only first note

Magic E Chord for use in AYBCS. Note that this is

a real open, twangy sounding E5 chord. . . sounds

best on a Rickenbacker 325! Also sounds great in

Day Tripper.

E -0-

B -0-

G -9-

D -9-

A -7-

E -0-

On June 10, 1995, Richard Fowler

(fowler@newshost.iphase.com) contributed the

following arrangement of the lead riff or tab

for AYBCS

E----------------------------------0--2--0--4-

B-9--7\5--4\2-------------0--2--4--2--4--2--5-

G-9--8-6--4-2--4\2--1--2--1--2--4-------------

D--------------6-4--2--4----------------------

A---------------------------------------------

E---------------------------------------------

E-4/5\4--0--------0--2--4--5--7--5-------------

B-5-7-5--0--0--2-----2--4--7--9--7--9--7--5--7-

G-----------------------------------9--8--6--8-

D----------------------------------------------

A----------------------------------------------

E----------------------------------------------

E------------9---11--12--14--16--16--17--16-

B-9--10--12--10--12--14--16--17--17--19--17-

G-9--11--13---------------------------------

D-------------------------------------------

A-------------------------------------------

E-------------------------------------------

E------------

B-12---------

G-----13-----

D---------14-

A------------

E------------

AND YOUR BIRD CAN SING -- REVOLVER VERSION

LENNON & MCCARTNEY

Intro:

---0---------------0---0---0------------------0---

---9-7---7-----------0---0---0---7-9-9-9/10\9---0-

-----8-9-8-9-8-9-8-6-8-6---6-8-9-8-9-9--------6---

-------9---9-9-9-9-------6-----9----------------6-

--------------------------------------------------

-0------------------------------------------------

-0-----------------

---0---7-9-9p7-----

-6-8-9-8-9-9p8-9---

-----9---------9-9-

-----------------7-

-------------------

Verses:

E

You tell me that you've got everything you want

And your bird can sing

F#m A *E

But you don't get me -- you don't get me

Fill Riff:

E

-----------------

-----7-9-9p7-----

---9-8-9-9p8-9---

-9-9---------9-9-

-7-------------7-

-----------------

E

You say you've seen seven wonders

And your bird is green

F#m A *E

But you can't see me -- you can't see me

When. . . possessions. . . .start

G#m G+ B

---------4-------------3-------------2-------

-------4-4-4---------4-4-4-2-0-----4-4-4-2-0-

-----4-------6-4-0-4-------------4-----------

---6---------------------------4-------------

---------------------------------------------

-0-------------------------------------------

down Look. . . di..rection.I'll

C#/F e F#m

-------1-------------0-------------2-------

-----2-2-2---------0-0-0---------2-2-2-----

---1-------1-----1-------1-----2-------2---

-3-----------3-2-----------2-4-----------4-

-------------------------------------------

-------------------------------------------

. . . . .I'll. .'round

F#m B

-------2--------------2-------

-----2-2-2----------4-4-4-2-0-

---2-------2------4-----------

-4-----------4----------------

----------------2-------------

------------------------------

G#m G+

When your prized possessions

B/F# C#/F

Start to wear you down

E F#m

Look in my direction

B

I'll be 'round -- I'll be 'round

Musical Interlude:

---0---------------0---0---0------------------0---

---9-7---7-----------0---0---0---7-9-9-9/10\9---0-

-----8-9-8-9-8-9-8-6-8-6---6-8-9-8-9-9--------6---

-------9---9-9-9-9-------6-----9----------------6-

--------------------------------------------------

-0------------------------------------------------

-0--------------------0-7--0--------------0-7--9-

---0---7-9-9p7---7-9-10-9-10-9-7-----7-9-10-9-11-

-6-8-9-8-9-9p8-9-8-9---------9-8-9-8-8-9---------

-----9---------9-----------------9-9-------------

-------------------------------------------------

-------------------------------------------------

-11-12/13\12-7-----

--0--9/10\-9-9-9---

---------------9-9-

-----------------9-

-------------------

-------------------

More verses:

When. . . . . broken. . . . will

G#m G+ B

---------4-------------3-------------2-------

-------4-4-4---------4-4-4-2-0-----4-4-4-2-0-

-----4-------6-4-0-4-------------4-----------

---6---------------------------4-------------

---------------------------------------------

-0-------------------------------------------

down You. . . . . awoken. .I'll

C#/F e F#m

-------1-------------0-------------2-------

-----2-2-2---------0-0-0---------2-2-2-----

---1-------1-----1-------1-----2-------2---

-3-----------3-2-----------2-4-----------4-

-------------------------------------------

-------------------------------------------

. . . . .I'll. .'round

F#m B

-------2--------------2-------

-----2-2-2----------4-4-4-2-0-

---2-------2------4-----------

-4-----------4----------------

----------------2-------------

------------------------------

G#m G+

When your bird is broken

B/F# C#/F

Will it bring you down

E F#m

You may be awoken

B

I'll be 'round -- I'll be 'round

E

You tell me that you've heard every sound there is

And your bird can swing

F#m A *E

But you can't hear me -- you can't hear me

End:

---0---------------0---0---0---------

---9-7---7-----------0---0---0---7-9-

-----8-9-8-9-8-9-8-6-8-6---6-8-9-8-9-

-------9---9-9-9-9-------6-----9-----

-------------------------------------

-0-----------------------------------

------------0-7--0--------------0-7--9-

-9p7---7-9-10-9-10-9-7-----7-9-10-9-11-

-9p8-9-8-9---------9-8-9-8-8-9---------

-----9-----------------9-9-------------

---------------------------------------

---------------------------------------

-11-12/13\12-7-------0-------------0-----------

--0--9/10\-9-9-9-----9-7---7-------9-7---7-----

---------------9-9-----8-9-8-9-8-----8-9-8-9-8-

-----------------9-------9---9-9-------9---9-9-

-----------------------------------------------

-------------------0-------------0-------------

A

---0-----------5-

---9-7---7-----5-

-----8-9-8-9-8-6-

-------9---9-9-7-

---------------7-

-0-------------5-

Thank you for reading 5 articles this month*

Join now for unlimited access

US pricing $3.99 per month or $39.00 per year

UK pricing £2.99 per month or £29.00 per year 

Europe pricing €3.49 per month or €34.00 per year

*Read 5 free articles per month without a subscription

Join now for unlimited access

Prices from £2.99/$3.99/€3.49

Since 1980, Guitar World has been the ultimate resource for guitarists. Whether you want to learn the techniques employed by your guitar heroes, read about their latest projects or simply need to know which guitar is the right one to buy, Guitar World is the place to look.