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Hokus Pick - Birds Song Of Freedom tab

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(intro)
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There once was a young bird, he was plain as could be
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He looked like any other, that much i could see
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And i'd written him off, untill i was proved wrong
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The day that this bird started singing his song.


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And a freedom i've not felt since i was a boy
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Overtook my whole being, i was filled with joy
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But then i became worried, that the bird would not stay
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So i cornered him, caged him up, locked him away.


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I said,"Sing me the song you sang moments ago,
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it made me feel happy and made my heart flow"
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But he looked at me sadly and his eyes, they turned bleek
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And there was not a sound coming out from his beek.


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So tried to entice him to get him to sing
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But he seemed to be sad, though he had everything
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And as the weeks passed, he looked worse everyday
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he seemed to be dying, yet still i would say,



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I'd say,"Sing me that old song that you sang before
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it's been so long i don't know anymore
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just how the tune went, won't you sing it for me?
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And if it had words tell me what would they be?"


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And then the time came
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when the bird passed away
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but he told me the words to his song on that day

He said...
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"The song that i wrote...
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the one i shared with you...
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it was a song about freedom that i hold so true

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And i'd sing you the song but my freedom is gone
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and now i am dying but soon i'll journey on
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to a place where those sweet notes will be heard again
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and my song about freedom i'll sing for you then."



Ohhhhhhhhhh
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I said,"Forgive me dear God for this wrong i have done
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my selfish heart took the life of this one
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But i pray that one day i will join him and then
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i'll hear that sweet song of freedom again
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i'll hear that sweet song of freedom again
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i'll hear that sweet song of freedom again
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i'll hear that sweet song of freedom again.

(outro)

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