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Spread Your Wings

Words and music by John Deacon

Spread Your Wings Transcribed by Shane McDonald



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The chords shown are the base chords, some ad-libbing is required to follow the melody and also to d a run to the next chord. if you know the song, these chords should be enough to work through.

Intro : 2 Bars. Alternating between High D, Low D, A, Low D - repeat 4 times
D
Sammy was low

     E7
Just watching the show

G        Gm    D
Over and over again
D
Knew it was time
     E7
He'd made up his mind
   G              Gm     D
To leave his dead life behind
    Bm               
His boss said to him

Bm/A        Bm/G#               
   "Boy you'd better begin

   G               A             D
To get those crazy notions right out of your head

Em7              C7
Sammy who do you think that you are?

D                E       Gm7               D
 You should've  sweeping     up the Emerald Bar"
D                     Bm
Spread your wings and fly away

E7        A      
Fly away, far away

D                     Bm
Spread your little wings and fly away

E7        A      
Fly away, far away

Gm                    
Pull yourself together

         D
'Cos you know you should do better

Gm/Bb                    D
That's because you're a free man

Guitar : Gm/Bb   Gsus4/C    D 
Bm                          Bm/A         Bm/G#
He spends his evenings alone in his hotel room
A                               F#sus4           F#
Keeping his thoughts to himself, he'd be leaving soon
Bm                  Bm/A      Bm/G#
Wishing he was miles and miles away
A                            F#sus4           F#
Nothing in this world, nothing would make him stay

Guitar : G  A  D  Gm/D  E7/D  E  A
D
Since he was small
    E7
Had no luck at all
G           Gm       D
Nothing came easy to him
D
Now it was time
     E7
He'd made up his mind
G              Gm      D
"This could be my last chance"
    Bm                    Bm/A        Bm/G#
His boss said to him, "Now listen boy!
                               G             A           D
You're always dreaming, You've got no real ambition, you won't get very far
Em7                  C7
Sammy boy, don't you know who you are?
    D             E    Gm7                  D
Why can't you be happy       at the Emerald Bar?"

So honey
D                     Bm
Spread your wings and fly away
E7        A      
Fly away, far away
D                            Bm
Spread your little wings and fly away
E7        A      
Fly away, far away
Gm                    
Pull yourself together
         D
'Cos you know you should do better
Gm/Bb                   D
That's because you're a free man
NC              D              Bm   E7   A 
Come on Honey  - - Fly Away
Repeat to fade : D      Bm     E7        A
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