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Lynyrd Skynyrd

Free Bird

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“Free Bird” (often spelled “Freebird”, including by the band itself on the cover of the single (right)) is a song by the American southern rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd. It was first featured on the band’s debut album in 1973, and has been included on subsequent albums released by the band, including the previously-unreleased, unfaded-ending version of the original recording (featured on Skynyrd’s Innyrds) which ends rather climactically. Released as a single in November 1974, “Free Bird” became the band’s second Top 40 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in early 1975, where it peaked at No. 19. A live version of the song also reached the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1977, peaking at No. 38. It is used as a finale by Lynyrd Skynyrd during their live performances, and is... Read on...

Song lines: ♪ And this bird you cannot change ... Things just couldn't be the same ... Cause I'm as free as a bird now

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This song is listed #191 on Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

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