John Denver – The Eagle And The Hawk tab


E(8)  E(6)  E(4)  E(2)  E (x2) (see notes at the end of this tab)


I am the eagle, I live in high country,
in rocky cathedrals that reach to the sky.
I am the hawk and there’s blood on my feathers,
but time is still turning, they soon will be dry.
And all those who see me, and all who believe in me,
                                    F    E    A
share in the freedom I feel when I fly.

       D            D/C            G/B          A
Come dance with the west wind and touch on the mountain tops.
 D            Bm          G           A
Sail o’er the canyons and up to the stars.
  D           D/C         G/B           D
Reach for the heavens and hope for the future
    D/C         G/B        Em      A
and all that we can be and not we are.

E(8)  E(6)  E(4)  E(2)  E (as per the intro)

[Note 1]

The chords in the intro are the E shape played at various positions on the fretboard as
 I have named them E plus a number – the number marks the fret that your first finger is on.

E(8) E(6) E(4) E(2) E1 E --0----0----0----0----0--|2 B --0----0----0----0----0--|3 G --8----6----4----2----1--|4 D --9----7----5----3----2--|5 A --9----7----5----3----2--|6 E --0----0----0----0----0--|
[Note 2] The song is 3/4 time but in the second half of the intro the arrangement has a 6/8 feel. For a solo guitar you can get the feel of these two rhythms like this: Standard 3/4 time – one stress on the first beat of each bar. < < |-1-2-3-4-5-6-|-1-2-3-4-5-6-| D D U D U D U D U D U 6/8 feel – stress on the 1st and 4th half beats of the bar. I've suggested 2 strumming The 1st is harder because you have to create the rhythm by volume on the upstroke at 4th half beat - it's easy to drift back into a 3/4 count. The 2nd strum is a little It creates the emphasis by missing out the downstroke on the 3rd beat. If you're not start with this strum and add the downstroke in as you improve. < < < < |-1-2-3-4-5-6-|-1-2-3-4-5-6-| D U D U D U D U D U D U or D U D U U D U D U U
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