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Welcome to this Flightless Bird American Mouth Guitar Tutorial by Iron & Wine! This song was used on the Twilight movie soundtrack and is an absolutely stunning ballad. It’s a super easy 4 chord progression through the whole song but goes to show what you can do with some creativity around 4 chords.

Enjoy! Like this #FlightlessBirdAmericanMouth video by #IronandWine and subscribe to the channel for more videos in the future!

-Dave T

[Main Riff]
   C                                               Am
e|-----------------------------------------------|-----------------------------------------------|
B|-----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-|-----2---2-------2---2-------2---2-------2---2-|
D|-------------2---------------------------------|-------------2---------------------------------|
A|-3-----------------------3-----------2---------|-0-----------------------0---------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------0---------| 
   F                                               G
e|-----------------------------------------------|-----------------------------------------------|
B|-----1---1-------1---1-------1---1-------1---1-|-----0---0-------0---0-------0---0-------------|
G|-----2---2-------2---2-------2---2-------2---2-|-----0---0-------0---0-------0---0-------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------|-----------------------------------------------|
A|-------------3-----------------------3---------|-------------0h2-------------------------0---2-|
E|-1-----------------------1---------------------|-3-----------------------3-----------3---------|


[Verse 1]
         C
I was a quick wet boy
            Am
Diving too deep for coins
            F
All of your street light eyes
          G
Wide on my plastic toys
             C
And when the cops closed the fair
          Am
I cut my long baby hair
           F
Stole me a dog-eared map
                  G
And called for you everywhere

[Chorus]
        C
Have I found you?
           Am     F        G
Flightless bird, jealous, weeping
C
Or lost you?
Am
American mouth
F         G
Big pill looming

[Verse 2]
           C
Now I’m a fat house cat
            Am
Nursing my sore blunt tongue
             F
Watching the warm poison rats
                  G
Curl through the wide fence cracks
           C
Pissing on magazine photos
      Am                          F
Those fishing lures thrown in the cold and clean
               G
Blood of Christ mountain stream

[Chorus]
C
Have I found you?
Am               F          G
Flightless bird, grounded, bleeding
C
Or lost you?
Am
American mouth
F         G
Big pill, stuck going down