Song: Talking Bird Acoustic

Band: Death Cab For Cutie
Composed By: Ben Gibbard

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			     Talking Bird (Acoustic) - Death Cab For Cutie
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Tabbed by: Jeff Milnazik
Email: jeffmilnazik@yahoo.com

This is the KCRW acoustic version. The youtube link is below.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mSuDy-uvY54&feature=related



    

There is really only a few parts for guitar, so I'll include the bass too.

Tuning: EADGBe
Verse 1
For the first half there isn't any guitar, so here is the bass during the verse:
   [1]                              [2]
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--3-3-3-3-7-7-7-7-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8\-3-3-3-3-10-10-10-10-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-----|  x2
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

After that is played twice, the guitar comes in. He strums these chords for the verse:
(1)
    C/G         Cmaj7/G       Fmaj7/C            Fmaj7sus2/C




    

e|---0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0-----------------------|
B|---1--1--1--1--0--0--0--0--0--1--1--1--1--1--1--1--1-----------------------|
G|---0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--2--2--2--2--2--2--0--0-----------------------|
D|---2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3-----------------------|
A|---3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3-----------------------|
E|---3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3-----------------------------------------------|
(2)
    C/G                       Fmaj7/C            Fmaj7sus2/C


e|---0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0-----------------------|
B|---1--1--1--1--1--1--1--1--1--1--1--1--1--1--1--1--1-----------------------|
G|---0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--2--2--2--2--2--2--0--0-----------------------|
D|---2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3-----------------------|
A|---3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3-----------------------|
E|---3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3-----------------------------------------------|

Play through them twice, and then the chorus comes in. Here are those chords:
(3)
    Dm       G7

e|---1--------1--------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---3--------3--------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---2--------0--------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---0--------0--------------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------2--------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------3--------------------------------------------------------------|

There is one more part, the ending. It goes like this:
(4)
   Am  G  Fmaj7/C  Dm   G7      C/G

e|--0--3--0--------1----1-------0--------------------------------------------|
B|--1--3--1--------3----3-------1--------------------------------------------|
G|--2--0--2--------2----0-------0--------------------------------------------|
D|--2--0--3--------0----0-------2--------------------------------------------|
A|--0--2--3-------------2-------3--------------------------------------------|
E|-----3----------------3-------3--------------------------------------------|

Oh and here's the bass for the rest of the song.. it's pretty simple so might as well 
it in here.

Chorus:
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---5-----10----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Ending:
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---12-12-12-12-10-10-10-10-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8----5----10----3-----------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Quick note.. on the last part,"It's all here for you..." etc, he strums those chords 
instead of just once each.

Have fun playing!

[1]
Oh my talking bird
                       [2]
Though you know so few words
                  [1]
You're on infinite repeat
                [2]
And your brain can't keep up with your beak
                    (1)
And you're kept in an open cage
                   (2)
So you're free to leave or stay
                  (1)
And sometimes this makes you confused
                         (2)
But there's no hint that I'm trying to give you
        (3)                                      (1)      (2)
The longer you think the less you know what to do
     (1)
It's hard to see your way out
                   (2)
When you live in a house in a house
                     (1)
'Cause you don't realize
               (2)
That the windows were open the whole time
        (1)
But oh, my talking bird
                        (2)
Though your feathers are tattered and furled
     (1)
I'll love you all your days
             (2)
Till the breath leaves your delicate frame
      (3)                                              (4)
It's all here for you as long as you choose to stay, hey

It's all here for you as long as you don't fly away

| /  slide up
| \  slide down
| h  hammer-on
| p  pull-off
| ~  vibrato
| +  harmonic
| x  Mute note
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View Just Lyrics...

Oh, my talking bird
Though you know so few words
They're on infinite repeat
Like your brain can't keep up with your beak

And you're kept in an open cage
So you're free to leave or stay
Sometimes you get confused
Like there's a hint I am trying to give you

The longer you think, the less you know what to do

It's hard to see your way out
When you live in a house in a house
Cause you don't realize
That the windows were open the whole time

Oh, my talking bird
Though your feathers are tattered and furled
I'll love you all your days
Till the breath leaves your delicate face

It's all here for you as long as your choose to stay
It's all here for you as long as you don't fly away

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