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Birdie Songs Archives | Melody Bird

Birdie Songs

Both Sides Now (Joni Mitchell)

It’s been too long! So many things I would have done, but clouds got in my way… Written by Joni Mitchell. Arranged by Melody Bird.

Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes (Paul Simon)

The entire album of Paul Simon’s Graceland has really moved me over the course of my music journey. I’m so pleased to be able to express my love for this song through just the strings of my guitar. Thank’s for coming along with me!

St. Thomas (Pat Donohue)

In honor of finally getting to meet one of my biggest inspirations, Pat Donohue, I recorded his arrangement of St. Thomas. Originally written by Sonny Rollins. I hope you enjoy this rendition as much as I did this first time I heard it.

Mary Did You Know (Christmas)

Mary Did You Know

I could not be more proud of my student Ruby for recording this song and video with me. From the first time she picked up a guitar until now, I have watched her grow leaps and bounds as a musician and as a person. This song, Mary Did You Know, was picked by Ruby and … Read more

Prelude from Suite 6 (Bach)

Here is a new twist on Bach’s Prelude from Suite 6. You guys know I’m a fingerstyle girl, but for my recent Women in the Round: Voices performance I arranged a guitar piece to go along with my friend Andrea Landin’s beautiful playing of this gorgeous song.

The Longest Little Road

The Longet Little Road

The Longest Little Road is the first original fingerstyle guitar song that I wrote. To be honest, I forgot about it and recorded it the moment I remembered it! I arranged this tune while I was first learning how to play this style. I had watched a Tommy Emmanuel lesson and was just starting to … Read more

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas (Christmas)

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas! Hugh Martin and Ralph Blane co-wrote this song. Judy Garland first introduced “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” for the musical Meet Me in St. Louis in 1944. A later rendition was recorded by Frank Sinatra with different lyrics. “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” was ranked the 3rd … Read more

Ain’t Misbehavin’ (Pat Donohue)

Aint Misbehavin

Ain’t Misbehavin’ is a jazz composition that was written in 1929. Andy Razaf wrote the lyrics and Fats Waller and Harry Brooks wrote the score. Ain’t Misbehavin’ was specifically created as a theme song for Connie’s Hot Chocolates, an off-Broadway play. Fats was quoted in a 1941 interview as having written the song while “lodging” … Read more

Box of Rain (Grateful Dead)

The Grateful Dead’s Box of Rain means so much to me. It was there when I needed music the most and I’m proud to have it on my first solo album, Melody Bird. Get the Tab to this arrangement and more if you’d like to learn it! “Box of Rain” is a song from the Grateful Dead album … Read more

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My weekly dose of tips, musings,
or things I'm enjoying.