Freebird by Lynyrd Skynyrd | Lyrics with Guitar Chords

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Freebird by Lynyrd Skynyrd was released in 1974. Guitarist Allen Collins had written the chord progression two years before Ronnie Van Sant wrote lyrics and a melody to the song. The opening lyric comes from a comment Collin’s girlfriend made at the time.

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Key of the Song:

The original key of Freebird by Lynyrd Skynyrd is in G major.

Guitar Chords for Freebird by Lynyrd Skynyrd

This song has lots of parts and an epic solo, which makes it hard to give general advice for. As a beginner guitar player, it may be wise to learn this progression and play along with the melody. This will make it the most fun to play and may inspire you later on to learn other parts of the song.

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Freebird by Lynyrd Skynyrd – Lyrics with Chords

G D Em
F C D
G D Em
F C D 3x
 
G     D            Em
 If I leave here tomorrow
F          C              D
 Would you still remember me?
G              D          Em
 For I must be travelling on now
F                     C               D
 Cos there's too many places I got to see
 
G     D              Em
 If I stay here with you girl
F            C               D
 Things just couldn't be the same
G           D         Em
 Cos I'm as free as a bird now
F         C               D
 And this bird you cannot change
F         C               D
 And this bird you cannot change
F         C               D
 And this bird you cannot change
F     C             D
 Lord knows I can't change
 
G         D           Em
 Bye bye, it's been a sweet love
F            C               D
 Though this feeling I can't change
G                 D          Em
 But please don't take it so badly
F                   C      D
 Cos the Lord knows I'm to blame
 
G         D              Em
 But if I stay here with you girl
F            C               D
 Things just couldn't be the same
G           D         Em
 Cos I'm as free as a bird now
F         C               D
 And this bird you cannot change oh oh oh
F         C               D
 And this bird you cannot change
F         C               D
 And this bird you cannot change
F     C             D
 Lord knows I can't change
 
F     C               D
 Lord help me I can't change
G     Bb      C
 Lord I can't change
G   Bb      C
 Oh I can't change
G    Bb   C           G
 Fly high freebird oh yeah! . . .

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