I Bought Myself a Liarbird

(Partridge)

#\#i#/#The Big Express#\#/i#/#

The Big Express

Recordings
Art
Lyrics
Chords and Tablature
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Recordings

  1. Album version, 2'49.
    Released on The Big Express.

  2. Demo version.
    Released on 2 December 2002 on Fuzzy Warbles Volume One in the U.K.

    Andy: “All you need to exorcise a greedy rip off manager is a head full of rocks, a heart full of jelly and a guitar tuned to the chord of E.”

[Thanks to R. Stevie Moore]


Art

#\#a href="http://the-strip-arte.blogspot.com/2007/08/blog-post_26.html" target="churl"#/#“La verdad brillando como el sol...”#\#/a#/#

“La verdad brillando como el sol...”

   

Lyrics

I bought myself a liarbird
He came with free drinks just to blur
The lies falling out like rain
On an average English summer's afternoon

I bought myself a new notebook
Sharpened my guitar and went to look
If this biz was just as bongo as the liarbird made out

All he would say
Is “I can make you famous”
All he would say
All he would say
“Just like a household name” is
All he would say

Methinks world is for you
Made of what you believe
If it's false or if it's true
You can read it in your bible
Or on the back of this record sleeve

I bought myself a liarbird
Things got more and more absurd
It changed to a cuckoo
And expanded filling up with all I gave

I bought myself a big mistake
He grew too greedy, bough will break
And then we will find that liarbirds
Are really flightless on their own

All he would say
Is “I can make you famous”
All he would say
All he would say
“Just like a household name” is
All he would say

Methinks world is for you
There's no handing it back
If it's false or it's true
You can read it in your prayer book
Or on the side of a cornflake pack

I gave away a liarbird
A couple less drinks and now I've heard
The truth shining out like sun
On an average English winter's afternoon

© 1984 Virgin Music (Publishers) Ltd.


Chords and Tablature

Date: Fri, 27 Sep 1996 00:58:59 -0700
From: hbmus047 (at) email dot csun dot edu (Ian Dahlberg)
Subject: I Bought Myself A Liarbird TAB
Message-Id: <199609270758.AAA18114 (at) sgi dot sgi dot com>


I BOUGHT MYSELF A LIARBIRD

Please note the "open E" tuning
"____" indicates slide
This, I believe, is finger picked.

     ___    _____        ___
E---12--7---7---5--5-----5-4-----------------------|
B--------------------------------------------------|
G#--12--7---7---5--5-----4------0------------------|
E-------------------------------0------------------|
B-------------------------------0------------------|
E-------------------------------0------------------|
     +      .      .      .     +     .     .     .

  I bought myself a liarbird

E----------------------------------------------------|
B----0--2--4-----4-4---2--0-------0---------0242---4-|
G#---------------------------0-----------------------|
E--------------------------------------0-------------|
B----0--2--4-----4-4---2--0--------------0--0242---4-|
E----------------------------------------------------|
     +     .       .      .     +     .     .     .

came with free drinks...        lies falling out like rain

E------------------------------------------------------|
B----0--2--4-----4-4---2--0-------8----------------8---|
G#----------------------------------------------8------|
E------------------------------------------------------|
B----0--2--4-----4-4---2--0----------------------------|
E-------------------------------8----------------------|
     +     .       .      .     +     .     .     .

  average English summer's after-

E-----------------------------|
B-------9------------------7--|
G#----------------------7-----|
E---------------------7-------|
B-------------9----10---------|
E----7-----------7------------|
     +     .     .      .

      noon

E----------------------------------------------------|
B----0--2--4-----4-4---2--0-------0---------0242---4-|
G#---------------------------0-----------------------|
E--------------------------------------0-------------|
B----0--2--4-----4-4---2--0--------------0--0242---4-|
E----------------------------------------------------|
     +     .       .      .     +     .     .     .

Chorus:

  All he would say    is I can make famous...

E----4-7-4-0----------5-7-4-5-7-5-4-5-7-4-0--------------------|
B----4-7-4-0----------5-7-4-5-7-5-4-5-7-4-0----------9--7--9---|
G#---4-7-4-0----------5-7-4-5-7-5-4-5-7-4-0--------------------|
E----4-7-4-0----------5-7-4-5-7-5-4-5-7-4-0----------7--5--7---|
B----4-7-4-0----------5-7-4-5-7-5-4-5-7-4-0--------------------|
E----4-7-4-0----------5-7-4-5-7-5-4-5-7-4-0--------------------|
     +       .      .       .       +       .     .     .

E----4-7-4-0----------5-7-4-5-7-5-4-5-7-4-0--------------------|
B----4-7-4-0----------5-7-4-5-7-5-4-5-7-4-0--------------------|
G#---4-7-4-0----------5-7-4-5-7-5-4-5-7-4-0--------------------|
E----4-7-4-0----------5-7-4-5-7-5-4-5-7-4-0--------------------|
B----4-7-4-0----------5-7-4-5-7-5-4-5-7-4-0--------------------|
E----4-7-4-0----------5-7-4-5-7-5-4-5-7-4-0--------------------|
     +       .      .       .       +       .     .     .

    Me thinks world is for you...

E----7----------7-----------7-----------3----------|
B----7----------7-----------7-----------3----------|
G#---7----------7-----------7-----------3----------|
E----7----------7-----------7-----------3----------|
B----7----------7-----------7-----------6----------|
E----7----------8-----------9-----------3----------|
     +  .  .  . + .  .  .   +  .  .  .  +  .  .   .

    Bible        or on the   back of this record

E-----------2-----0---0-------------2-----0--0-------|
B-----------0-----0---0-------------0-----0--0-------|
G#----------2-----2---0-------------2-----2--0-------| this is weird but
E-----------0-----0---0-------------0-----0--0-------| it's pretty close to
B-----------0-----0-----------------2-----2----------|  what I heard
E-----------2-----2-----------------2-----2----------|
     +      .     .      .    +     .     .     .

   sleeve...

E---5----------2-----7------0------------|
B---5----------2-----7------0------------|
G#--5----------2-----7------0------------|
E---5----------2-----7------0------------|
B---5----------2-----7------0------------|
E---5----------2-----7------0------------|
    +  .  .  .  +  .  .  .  +  .  .  .

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