Free As A Bird chords and lyrics

by The Beatles

  • Free As A Bird was written by John Lennon.
  • Recorded: by John in 1977 - New York and then by the remaining Beatles in 1994 - Sussex, England.
  • Released: The single was released on Dec 4th, 1995 in the UK and on Dec 12th, 1995 in the US.
  • Music: Key of A Major → C Major in 4/4 time at ~ 72 bpm (♩)
  • Chords: A, Am, C, Dm, E, E7, Esus4, F, Fmaj7, Fm, F#m, F#dim7, G, G7, Abmaj7... charts below.

Free As A Bird by The Beatles

Intro: 4/4
       | A  - F#m | Fmaj7  - E7  | A  - F#m | Dm  -  E7  |  
       | A  - F#m |  Dm    - E7  | C  -  Am | Esus4 - E  |

  | A  - F#m | Fmaj7  E7  | A  - F#m | 
1. Free___            As a bird
 Dm          E          A      F#m
   It's the next best thing to be
 Dm     G   | C  -  Am | Esus4  -  E  |
   Free as a bird

  | A  - F#m | Fmaj7  E7     | A  - F#m | 
2. Home___           Home and dry
 Dm        E       A        F#m
   Like a hom-ing bird I'll fly
 Dm      G      | C  -  Am | Esus4  -  E  |
   As a bird on wings

         F
Bridge: What-ev-er hap-pened to
  F#dim7 
        The life that we once knew?
       G                          A       A7
        Can we real-ly live with-out each oth-er?
       F
        Where did we lose the touch
  F#dim7
        That seemed to mean so much?
       G                    E7
        It al-ways made me feel so


  | A  - F#m | Fmaj7  E7  | A  - F#m | 
1. Free___            As a bird
 Dm          E          A      F#m
   It's the next best thing to be
 Dm     G   | C  -  Am | Esus4  -  E  |
   Free as a bird

  | A  -  F#m | Fmaj7  E7     | A  - F#m | 
4. Home___Home___     Home and dry
 Dm        E       A        F#m
   Like a hom-ing bird I'll fly
 Dm      G      | C  -  Am | Esus4  -  E  |
   As a bird on wings

         F
Bridge: What-ev-er hap-pened to
  F#dim7 
        The life that we once knew?
       G                 E7
        Al-ways made me feel so free... (key change)


Instr:  | C  - Am | Abmaj7  - G7  | C  - Am | Fm  -  G7  | 
       (free)
        | C  - Am |   Fm    -  G  |  (key change)


  | A  - F#m | Fmaj7  E7  | A  - F#m | 
5. Free___            As a bird
 Dm          E          A      F#m
   It's the next best thing to be
 Dm     G   | A  -  F#m | 
   Free as a bird
 Dm     G   | A  -  F#m | 
   Free as a bird
 Dm     G   | A  -  F#m | 
   Free as a bird___ 
 Dm         G             A
   Oo oo oo oo oo oo oo...Oo

Outro: (Drums)...adlib...

A Major → C Major

Numbered Circles: Chord fingering - number inside circle indicates which finger to use
White Numbered Circles: Optional Notes
Unmarked strings: Play open
X: Don't play string
Barre Line: One finger holds down multiple strings
R: Root Note

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