Free As A Bird chords and lyrics

by The Beatles

Free As A Bird was written by John Lennon. It was recorded by John in 1977 - New York and then by the remaining Beatles in 1994 - Sussex, England. 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 (♩)
Key change to C Major going into the Instrumental and back to A Major after the Instrumental
Chords: A, Am, F#m, Fmaj7, E, E7, Esus, Dm, C, G, G7, F, Fm, F#dim, Abmaj7... charts below.
The Beatles - music starts at 0:23

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 | Esus  - 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 | Esus  - 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 | Esus  - 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 | Esus  - 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 | Esus  - 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

Red numbers: Finger positions/notes played
A column of 1's: Barre 1st finger over marked strings
Unmarked strings: Play open 
x: Don't play string
alt: alternative chord voicing

Right-Handed Guitarist
           A                 Am                 F#m               Fmaj7             Abmaj7
    e|---|---|---|     e|---|---|---|     e|-1-|---|---|     e|---|---|---|     e|-1-|---|---|---|
    B|---|-3-|---|     B|-1-|---|---|     B|-1-|---|---|     B|-1-|---|---|     B|---|-2-|---|---|
    G|---|-2-|---|     G|---|-3-|---|     G|-1-|---|---|     G|---|-2-|---|     G|---|---|-3-|---|
    D|---|-1-|---|     D|---|-2-|---|     D|-1-|---|-4-|     D|---|---|-3-|     D|---|---|---|-4-|
    A|---|---|---|     A|---|---|---|     A|-1-|---|-3-|     A|---|---|---|x    A|---|---|---|---|x
    E|---|---|---|x    E|---|---|---|x    E|-1-|---|---|     E|---|---|---|x    E|---|---|---|---|x
Frets  1   2   3          1   2   3          2   3   4          1   2   3          3   4   5   6

           E                 E7                Esus                Dm                  C  
    e|---|---|---|     e|---|---|---|     e|---|---|---|     e|-1-|---|---|     e|---|---|---|
    B|---|---|---|     B|---|---|---|     B|---|---|---|     B|---|---|-3-|     B|-1-|---|---|
    G|-1-|---|---|     G|-1-|---|---|     G|---|-4-|---|     G|---|-2-|---|     G|---|---|---|
    D|---|-3-|---|     D|---|---|---|     D|---|-3-|---|     D|---|---|---|     D|---|-2-|---|
    A|---|-2-|---|     A|---|-2-|---|     A|---|-2-|---|     A|---|---|---|x    A|---|---|-3-|
    E|---|---|---|     E|---|---|---|     E|---|---|---|     E|---|---|---|x    E|---|---|---|x
Frets  1   2   3          1   2   3          1   2   3          1   2   3          1   2   3

           G                 G7                  F                 Fm               F#dim 
    e|---|---|-3-|     e|-1-|---|---|     e|-1-|---|---|     e|-1-|---|---|     e|---|-3-|---|---|
    B|---|---|---|     B|---|---|---|     B|-1-|---|---|     B|-1-|---|---|     B|-1-|---|---|---|
    G|---|---|---|     G|---|---|---|     G|-1-|-2-|---|     G|-1-|---|---|     G|---|-2-|---|---|
    D|---|---|---|     D|---|---|---|     D|-1-|---|-4-|     D|-1-|---|-4-|     D|---|---|---|-4-|
    A|---|-1-|---|     A|---|-2-|---|     A|-1-|---|-3-|     A|-1-|---|-3-|     A|---|---|---|---|x
    E|---|---|-2-|     E|---|---|-3-|     E|-1-|---|---|     E|-1-|---|---|     E|---|---|---|---|x
Frets  1   2   3          1   2   3          1   2   3          1   2   3          1   2   3   4

    
Left-Handed Guitarist 
          A                 Am                 F#m               Fmaj7             Abmaj7
    |---|---|---|e     |---|---|---|e     |---|---|-1-|e     |---|---|---|e     |---|---|---|-1-|e
    |---|-3-|---|B     |---|---|-1-|B     |---|---|-1-|B     |---|---|-1-|B     |---|---|-2-|---|B
    |---|-2-|---|G     |---|-3-|---|G     |---|---|-1-|G     |---|-2-|---|G     |---|-3-|---|---|G
    |---|-1-|---|D     |---|-2-|---|D     |-4-|---|-1-|D     |-3-|---|---|D     |-4-|---|---|---|D
    |---|---|---|A     |---|---|---|A     |-3-|---|-1-|A    x|---|---|---|A    x|---|---|---|---|A
   x|---|---|---|E    x|---|---|---|E     |---|---|-1-|E    x|---|---|---|E    x|---|---|---|---|E
      3   2   1          3   2   1          4   3   2          3   2   1          6   5   4   3  Frets
      
          E                 E7                Esus                Dm                  C
    |---|---|---|e     |---|---|---|e     |---|---|---|e     |---|---|-1-|e     |---|---|---|e
    |---|---|---|B     |---|---|---|B     |---|---|---|B     |-3-|---|---|B     |---|---|-1-|B
    |---|---|-1-|G     |---|---|-1-|G     |---|-4-|---|G     |---|-2-|---|G     |---|---|---|G
    |---|-3-|---|D     |---|---|---|D     |---|-3-|---|D     |---|---|---|D     |---|-2-|---|D
    |---|-2-|---|A     |---|-2-|---|A     |---|-2-|---|A    x|---|---|---|A     |-3-|---|---|A
    |---|---|---|E     |---|---|---|E     |---|---|---|E    x|---|---|---|E    x|---|---|---|E
      3   2   1          3   2   1          3   2   1          3   2   1          3   2   1  Frets
      
          G                 G7                  F                 Fm                F#dim
    |-3-|---|---|e     |---|---|-1-|e     |---|---|-1-|e     |---|---|-1-|e     |---|---|-3-|---|e
    |---|---|---|B     |---|---|---|B     |---|---|-1-|B     |---|---|-1-|B     |---|---|---|-1-|B
    |---|---|---|G     |---|---|---|G     |---|-2-|-1-|G     |---|---|-1-|G     |---|---|-2-|---|G
    |---|---|---|D     |---|---|---|D     |-4-|---|-1-|D     |-4-|---|-1-|D     |-4-|---|---|---|D
    |---|-1-|---|A     |---|-2-|---|A     |-3-|---|-1-|A     |-3-|---|-1-|A    x|---|---|---|---|A
    |-2-|---|---|E     |-3-|---|---|E     |---|---|-1-|E     |---|---|-1-|E    x|---|---|---|---|E
      3   2   1          3   2   1          3   2   1          3   2   1          4   3   2   1  Frets
      
            
Please Note: You can play F instead of Fmaj7 and Ab instead of Abmaj7 respectively.

             You can play D7 instead of F#dim if you find it a bit of a stretch.
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