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I Was An Eagle
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                             I Was an Eagle - Laura Marling
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Tabbed by: Quentin Ames

Watch the Video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U8hQ_k2qaBk

Tuning: CGCGGE

This is the 2nd song of the first four song medley from the album 
Once I Was an Eagle

The strumming throughout this song is a consistent up and down strum with 
her thumb. Counted 1 e & a 2 e & a 3 e & a 4 e & a (technically speaking!) 
If you just relax and feel it out it might be easier than trying to count 
it. I guess it just depends on what kind of person you are.



Riff 1
        v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^
        1 e & a 2 e & a 3 e & a 4 e & a 1 e & a 2 e & a 3 e & a 4 e & a
e|------0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0------|
B|------0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0------|
G|------5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0------|
D|------0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0------|
A|------0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0------|
E|------5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0------|

This is used for the intro and the verses

Riff 2
        v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^
        1 e & a 2 e & a 3 e & a 4 e & a 1 e & a 2 e & a 3 e & a 4 e & a
e|------0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0------|
B|------0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0------|
G|------2-x-x-2-x-x-2-x-x-2-x-x-2-x-2-x-4-x-x-4-x-x-4-x-x-4-x-x-4-x-4-x------|
D|------0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0------|
A|------2-x-x-2-x-x-2-x-x-2-x-x-2-x-2-x-4-x-x-4-x-x-4-x-x-4-x-x-4-x-4-x------|
E|------0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0------|



Riff 3
        v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v  ^ v  ^ v  ^ 
        1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & 1 & 2  & 3  & 4  &
e|------0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--0-0--0-0--0-------|
B|------0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--0-0--0-0--0-------|
G|------0-0-0-2-x-x-4-x-x-5-x-x-7-x-x-9-x-x-10-x-12-x-14-x-------|
D|------0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--0-0--0-0--0-------|
A|------0-0-0-2-x-x-4-x-x-5-x-x-7-x-x-9-x-x-10-x-12-x-14-x-------|
E|------0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--0-0--0-0--0-------|

This is after the part- dirty little hands on me no oh, no oh- and 
is the bridge going into the next verse, just before the -when we were in 
love- and in the outro. Not sure if 1, 2, 3, 4 is how you would count this. 
Feels a little more like twelves but you get the idea. Besides if you 
just relax and let you your body feel it, you will not need to count it.



Riff 4
        v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ 
        1 e & a 2 e & a 3 e & a 4 e & a 
e|------8-x-x-7-x-x-5-x-x-3-0-0-0-0-0-0-|
B|------9-x-x-7-x-x-5-x-x-4-0-0-0-0-0-0-|
G|------0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|
D|------0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|
A|------0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|
E|------0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|

This is used during the when we were in love
if we were.



Riff 5
        v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^
        1 e & a 2 e & a 3 e & a 4 e & a 1 e & a 2 e & a 3 e & a 4 e & a
e|------5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5------|
B|------5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5------|
G|------5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5------|
D|------5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5------|
A|------5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-7-x-x-7-x-x-7-x-x-7-x-x-7-x-7-x------|
E|------5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5------|







Riff 1
So your grandmother sounds to me

Riff 1
A woman I would be proud to be

Riff 1
And you say she reminds you of me

Riff 1
Every little boy is so naive



Riff 2
Oh, I will not be a victim of romance

Riff 2
I will not be a victim of circumstance

Riff 2
Chance or circumstance or romance or any man

Riff 2
Who could get his dirty little hands on me

Riff 2
Oh ah oh, oh ah oh



Riff 3 x2
Bridge



Riff 1
So your grandfather sounds like me

Riff 1
Head up, shoulders back, proud to be

Riff 1
Every little girl is so naive

Riff 1
Falling in love with the first man she sees



Riff 2
Oh, I will not be a victim of romance

Riff 2
I will not be a victim of circumstance

Riff 2
Chance or circumstance or romance or any man

Riff 2
Who could get his dirty little hands on me

Riff 2
Oh ah oh, oh ah no



Riff 3 x2
Bridge



Riff 4
When we were in love
If we were

Riff 4
When we were in love
I was an



Riff 5
Eagle and you were a



Riff 3 x2
Dove



Riff 1
Today I will feel something other than regret

Riff 1
Pass me a glass and a half-smoked cigarette

Riff 1
I've damn near got no dignity left

Riff 1
I've damn near got no dignity left



Riff 2
Oh, I will not be a victim of romance

Riff 2
I will not be a victim of circumstance

Riff 2
Chance or circumstance or romance or any man

Riff 2
Who could get his dirty little hands on me

Riff 2
Oh ah oh ,oh ah no



Riff 3 x2
Bridge



Riff 4
When we were in love
If we were

Riff 4
When we were in love
I was an



Riff 5
Eagle and you were a



Riff 3 x2
dove



Riff 4
When we were in love 
If we were

Riff 4
When we were in love



Riff 5 (A little more chill this time)
You were a dove
And I rose above you and

Riff 3 (Outro) 
preyed

Then it goes into the next song You Know

 
 
Laura Marling - I Was An Eagle :: indexed at Ultimate Guitar.
I Was An Eagle tabs @ 911Tabs

About the artist behind I Was An Eagle:

Laura Beatrice Marling (born 1 February 1990), is a folk-pop singer-songwriter from Reading, Berkshire, England.

Marling has toured with a number of well-known indie artists in the UK including Jamie T, who personally invited her on tour with him last year after he attended her second-ever gig.

She performed at the 2007 O2 Wireless Festival and also performed at the first Underage Music Festival in August 2007 at Victoria Park, East London.

Her debut single came out on WayOutWest Records, with a new single coming out soon on Virgin Records. She appeared on The Rakes track "Suspicious Eyes", from the band's second album Ten New Messages and Mystery Jets track "Young Love" released 10 March, 2008.[1] from their second album. She often collaborates with indie band Noah and the Whale, and Charlie Fink, lead singer of Noah and the Whale, produced her debut album Alas, I Cannot Swim.[2]

She recently appeared on Later with Jools Holland where she performed the song "New Romantic". Marling's debut album Alas, I Cannot Swim was released on February 4, 2008.

Despite playing sold-out venues over the past few months, Laura has spoken of how she still finds larger venues scary.[3]

Marling was once refused access to one of her own performances, for being underage. She instead chose to perform on the street.[4]

She is currently the supporting artist at the Adam Green concerts in Europe and in New York.[1][2]

Indexed at Wikipedia.

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