Porter & Sayles

Free Bird

Free Bird
Porter & Sayles
Key: D
Tempo: 120
Time: 4/4
Book: Porter & Sayles
Number: 13

Intro:
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Verse 1:
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Take my job on the road
    G          D
Wherever I may go
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Pack this car and gas it up,
     G              D
This dream is never old
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Another night, another bar
   G                D
Of whiskey and good beer
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Johnny, Jack and Jimmy Bean
    G                 D
The good ol' boys are here

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First one in, the last one out,
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Set up with eyes closed.
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Draggin' gear in and out,
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Rain, sunshine and snow.
    D
The owner greets me with a smile,
    G                D
Got somethin' up his sleeve.
      D
Says, "Drinks on me, the food is free."
         G                   D
"You can play for tips." Ooo-wee!

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Chorus 1:
         G                 D
And it's one more night of "Free Bird!"
A                 D
One more glass of beer
G                         D
One more night of singin' songs that I don't like
        A               G           Bm           A
But I'm doin' somethin' right cause you're still here

G              D
Same sad conversation
A                        D
Wish I could do what you do
    G               D
But we can't all be rock stars
      A                     G    A      D
And I bet you'd change your mind if you knew

Verse 2:
          D
There's a shot at the bar with my name on
G                   D
Thanks but I'm just fine
D
Couple of those I'd be singin' songs
G               D
Flat and out of time.
      D
"Play something good!" I hear from the back
G                     D
Where've you been all night!?
D
Bet my tips, he's the jerk
    G            D
Who ends up in a fight

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Chorus 2:
         G                 D
And it's one more night of "Free Bird!"
A                 D
One more glass of beer
G                         D
One more night of singin' songs that I don't like
        A               G           Bm           A
But I'm doin' somethin' right cause you're still here

G              D
Same sad conversation
A                        D
Wish I could do what you do
    G               D
But we can't all be rock stars
      A                     G    A      D
And I bet you'd change your mind if you knew

Bridge:
A      D
Ohh, I love what I do
    G                 D
But that don't mean I work for free
      G          D
Still payin' off my degree

A      D
Ohh, I think that you should go
  G               D
Audition for that TV show
     G                     D
I've tried, they've always told me no
     G           D
I'll make my way on my own
   A                  A
No need to fear the unknown

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Verse 3:
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Lights are on, shut it down
G                D
Last call's long gone
D
Pack the cases, load the truck
G          D
I'm headed home

     D
It's 4am, I'm wide awake
G                   D
Sleep don't fail me now
      D
Cause tomorrow night I gotta do it again
     G                D
Same story, different town

Chorus 3:
         G                 D
And it's     one more night of "Free Bird!"
A                 D>
One more glass of beer
G                         D
One more night of singin' songs that I don't like
        A               G           Bm           A
But I'm doin' somethin' right cause you're still here

G              D
Same sad conversation
A                        D
Wish I could do what you do
    G               D
But we can't all be rock stars
      A                     G    A      D
And I bet you'd change your mind if you knew
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And you'd be sick of hearing free bird too
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