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Subject: hummingbird - seals & croft
From: renata@gateway.net
Date: 01 Jun 98 - 10:57 PM

I need lyrics and, if possible, chords to "Hummingbird" by Seals & Croft - impossible to find!!! Can anybody help?


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Subject: Lyr Add: HUMMINGBIRD (Seals & Crofts)
From: Roger Himler
Date: 02 Jun 98 - 08:47 PM

Renata,

I don't know the chords, but here are the lyrics straight off the album cover.

Hummingbird

Introduction:

Oh, Hummingbird, mankind was waiting for you to come flying along,
Heavenly Songbird we were so wrong, we've harmed you,
Oh Hummingbird, lend us your wings,
Let us soar in the atmosphere of Abha,
"Lift us up to the Heaven of Holiness,
Oh Source of our being" -- Oh Hummingbird.

Hummingbird don't fly away, fly away (2)

The sweetness of your "Nectar",
Has drawn me like a fly,
I just love you, love you, love you,
I don't even know the reason why now.

Hummingbird don't fly away, fly away.(2)

Haven't you noticed the days somehow keep getting longer,
And the spirit-voices whisper in us all,
Haven't you noticed the rays,
The "Spirit Song" is stronger,
And a "New Day" is dawning for us all.

Hummingbird don't fly away, fly away.(2)

Alas here comes the "Gardner",
He's come to till the flowers,
The draught of understanding, wisdom, peace, and love is ours.

Hummingbird don't fly away, fly away. (2)

Don't fly away (2)

Lyrics by James Seals. Music by James Seals and Dash Crofts.

Enjoy the song!

Roger in Baltimore


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Subject: RE: hummingbird - seals & croft
From: GUEST
Date: 09 Aug 08 - 02:23 AM

Ditto. I cannot find the chords to "Hummingbird" (one of THE most beautiful songs ever written!!)
From what I know of songwriting, the chords are rather complex. There are quite a few modulations, especially in the "Intro". Then, the "bridge" really takes off (pun intended) to an altogether new chord structure; so, go figure.
Let's keep trying.

"In-Joy",
Rich Neuman("Hummingbird")


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Subject: RE: hummingbird - seals & croft
From: open mike
Date: 09 Aug 08 - 10:54 AM

background information..the song is filled with images from the Baha'i faith..and has references to Baha'uallah, the "prophet" of that faith.


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Subject: RE: hummingbird - seals & croft
From: gnu
Date: 09 Aug 08 - 07:59 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-9CYuOuObk&feature=related


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Subject: RE: hummingbird - seals & croft
From: GUEST,Guest from Sanity
Date: 10 Aug 08 - 12:33 AM

Shit, I have a Seals and Crofts songbook with that in it, I think...just not in front of me right now...have to dig it out for ya'...If anyone out there gets to it first, jump in....I'll go look for it :-)


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Subject: Lyr/Chords Add: HUMMINGBIRD (Seals & Crofts)
From: M.Ted
Date: 10 Aug 08 - 02:54 AM

WARNING! I found these chords somewhere and have not checked them for accuracy. I am not even sure if they are in the right key. I have no idea what this bit (Em7+9 Em6+6 Em) means, and I don't have a recording handy to figure out what it should be. It is something for you to start with, if you are so inclined. Good luck.


HUMMINGBIRD
 B          Em7+9 Em6+6 Em         Em          C           B       Em Em
Oh, hummingbird, mankind was waiting for you to come flying along
D#+ G Em6 C Cm7 G
Heavenly songbird we were so wrong, we've harmed you
F# G F#7 E E B B
Oh humming-bird, lend us your wings
Em7+9 Em7+9 A A A7 F#m7 F#m7
Let us soar in the atmosphere of ab- ha
C# C# D D EM7 EM7 EM7/A AM7
"Lift us up to the heaven of holiness, oh source of our be- ing!"
AM7 AM7 Dm7 Dm7
Oh humming-bird
Dm7 G Dm7
Hummingbird, don't fly away, fly away
Dm9 G Dm7
Hummingbird, don't fly away, fly away
Gm7 Dm7 Gm7 Dm7
In you I found a fragrance; I'll love you 'til I die
Gm7 Dm7
I just love you, love you, love you
Gm7 Dm7
I don't even know the reason why
Dm7 G Dm7
Hummingbird, don't fly away, fly away
Dm9 G Dm7
Hummingbird, don't fly away, fly away
Gm7 Dm7 Gm7 Dm7
The sweetness of your "nectar" has drawn me like a fly
Gm7 Dm7
I just love you, love you, love you
Gm7 Dm7
I don't even know the reason why
Dm7 G Dm7
Hummingbird, don't fly away, fly away
Dm9 G Dm7
Hummingbird, don't fly away, fly away
D Gm7 C F
Haven't you noticed the days somehow keep getting longer
Dm Am A7 D D
And the spirit voices whisper in us all
D Gm7 C F
Haven't you noticed the rays the "spirit sun" is stronger
Dm Am A7 D D
And a "new day" is dawning for us all
Dm7 G Dm7
Hummingbird, don't fly away, fly away
Dm9 G Dm7
Hummingbird, don't fly away, fly away
Gm7 Dm7 Gm7 Dm7
Alas, here comes the "gardener," he's come to till the flowers
Gm7 Dm7 Gm7 Dm7
The draught of understanding, wisdom, peace, and love is ours, now
Dm7 G Dm7
Hummingbird, don't fly away, fly away
Dm9 G Dm7
Hummingbird, don't fly away, fly away


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Subject: RE: hummingbird - seals & croft
From: M.Ted
Date: 10 Aug 08 - 02:58 AM

Damn, suckered again!! I didn't check the date of the initial post, and have answered a TEN YEAR OLD chord request. Thanks for dredging this up, Rich Neuman(NOT!!!)


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Hummingbird (Seals & Crofts)
From: GUEST
Date: 23 Nov 08 - 02:05 AM

M.Ted,

WOW! This is "TOTALLY AWESOME" (and I'm not even from CA!)

Not quite sure what the reference to a "ten year old chord request" means?!

Thank you so much!

Rich(Hummingbird)Neuman


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Hummingbird (Seals & Crofts)
From: GUEST
Date: 23 Nov 08 - 02:09 AM

P.S.
M.Ted,

I finally got it!

Roger's request (the first post of this thread)is dated'98!

Cheers!


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Hummingbird (Seals & Crofts)
From: M.Ted
Date: 24 Nov 08 - 01:15 AM

It's sort of like going into space at the speed of light and coming back a year later only to discover that civilization has been extinct for ten thousand years--but if the chords helped you work out the song, Rich, I am very happy.

How close to the right chords are they, anyway?


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Hummingbird (Seals & Crofts)
From: GUEST
Date: 04 Mar 10 - 03:23 AM

Damn, suckered again!! I didn't check the date of the initial post, and have answered a TEN YEAR OLD chord request. Thanks for dredging this up, Rich Neuman(NOT!!!)


wow i sure love those guys, the bridge coaxed a few tears

for old time sake

ray


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Hummingbird (Seals & Crofts)
From: GUEST
Date: 23 Aug 10 - 12:17 AM

Hi, I know these posts are somewhat old, and I have a question. My dad used to sing this song to me when I was a baby to make me go asleep at night. He has recently passed away, and I am trying to find the sheet music for this song so I can incorporate it into a tattoo for myself.

Can you assist in letting me know where I can possibly find the written sheet music so I can get this done? anyone who can give any assistance, it would be greatly appreciated.


Jennie


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Hummingbird (Seals & Crofts)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 26 Aug 10 - 04:49 PM

Here's a vendor that's selling a songbook that contains HUMMINGBIRD. There may be others.

http://www.sheetmusicplus.com/title/Seals-Crofts-5-of-the-Best/5381339


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Hummingbird (Seals & Crofts)
From: GUEST
Date: 16 Feb 11 - 05:40 PM

there are more chords at the end somebody forgot


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Hummingbird (Seals & Crofts)
From: GUEST,Anthony - KSA
Date: 29 Mar 11 - 04:35 AM

I think there is another missing Chords at the last stanza of the song

"dont fly away, dont fly away........


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Hummingbird (Seals & Crofts)
From: GUEST
Date: 13 Jan 12 - 02:10 AM

chords are ok


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Hummingbird (Seals & Crofts)
From: GUEST,Braden
Date: 11 Jul 12 - 01:50 PM

at first glance i believe the simplistic version of the last section chords are, (which is such a beautiful example of tension and release)

Dont Fly    Away ...........
Gmi9 Dmi7, C A, Dmi7 % , C % || Fmaj7 || Emaj7 Amaj7


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Hummingbird (Seals & Crofts)
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 11 Jul 12 - 02:57 PM

the YouTube video linked above has been removed for violation of copyright. They don't say if Seals & Crofts shared the profits with the prophet.

Ten years: yeah, I developed the habit after a while of checking the date of a post if it involves a lot of effort to answer the question.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Hummingbird (Seals & Crofts)
From: GUEST,guest
Date: 19 Jan 13 - 09:16 AM

Do you happen to have the Chords for " Dust on my saddle"


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Hummingbird (Seals & Crofts)
From: GUEST,Guest
Date: 20 Jan 13 - 09:51 AM

Does any one know where I would find the chords and lyrics for the Seals and Crofts tune, "Dust on my saddle" I have looked at book stores as well as music shops. Im not sure how often this site is looked at anymore, but I thought I would give it a shot.


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