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Blackbird Tab
Blackbird
John Lennon and Paul McCartney
The Beatles

TAB by: Robb Anagnostis

The existing TABs are close but some miss the timing, others leave out notes.
The TAB by Douglas French from 1995 (which this tab is greatly based on) is very good
misses the very important chromatic bass line through the verses (only 3 notes...but
Others that have the bass line show a really wierd fingering for it. Try this one out. 
really pretty easy. Check out measure #5 where the chromatic bass notes all stay on the A string.


  #1                          #2
  3/4 G       Am7     G/B     4/4 G
E{|---------------------------|-----------------------------------|
B{|---0-------1-------3-------|---12----12--12----12----12--12----|
G{|-------0-------0-------0---|-------0-------0-------0-------0---|
D{|---------------------------|-----------------------------------|
A{|-----------0-------2-------|---10------10------10------10------|
E{|---3-----------------------|-----------------------------------|
      +   .   +   .   +   .       +   .   +   .   +   .   +   .


  3/4 G       Am7     G/B     4/4 G
E||---------------------------|-----------------------------------|
B||---0-------1-------3-------|---12----12--12----12----12--12----|
G||.------0-------0-------0---|-------0-------0-------0-------0---|
D||.--------------------------|-----------------------------------|
A||-----------0-------2-------|---10------10------10------10------|
E||---3-----------------------|-----------------------------------|
      +   .   +   .   +   .       +   .   +   .   +   .   +   .
   1. Blackbird singing in the dead of night
   2. Blackbird singing in the dead of night


  #5
      C       A7/C#   D       B7/D#       Em              Cm/Eb
E |-----------3---------------5-------|-----------------------------------|
B |---5--(5)----------7--(7)----------|---8-----8---8-----8-----8---8-----|
G |-------0-------0-------0-------0---|-------0-------0-------0-------0---|
D |-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
A |---3-------4-------5-------6-------|---7-------7-------6-------6-------|
E |-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
      +   .   +   .   +   .   +   .       +   .   +   .   +   .   +   .
      Take these broken wings and learn to fly
      Take these sunken eyes and learn to see  (notes in () not played 2nd verse)


  #7
  3/2 D       A7/C#   C                Cm
E |-----------3----------------------------------------|
B |---7---------------5-----5---5------4-----4---4-----|
G |-------0-------0-------0-------0--------0-------0---|
D |----------------------------------------------------|
A |---5-------4-------3-------3--------3-------3-------|
E |----------------------------------------------------|
      +       .       +       .        +       .
      All     your    life
      All     your    life


  #8
      G/B             A7               C/D
E |----------------------------------------------------|
B |---3-----3---3-----2-----2---2------1-----1---1-----|
G |-------0-------0-------0-------0--------0-------0---|
D |------------------------------------0-------0-------|
A |---2-------2-------0-------0------------------------|
E |----------------------------------------------------|
      +       .       +       .        +       .
     You were only  waiting  for this  moment  to a-
     You were only  waiting  for this  moment  to be

   -----------------------------------------------------------------------...
  |  1.
  #9
  4/4 G               C       G           A7              C/D
E |-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
B |---0-----0---0-----5-------3-------|---2-----2---2-----1-----1---1-----|
G |-------0-------0-------0-------0---|-------0-------0-------0-------0---|
D |-----------------------------------|-------------------0-------0-------|
A |-------------------3-------2-------|---0-------0-----------------------|
E |---3-------3-----------------------|-----------------------------------|
      +   .   +   .   +   .   +   .       +   .   +   .   +   .   +   .
      rise.

  ... -----------------  -------------------
                       ||  2.               |
  #11                  ||                   |
  2/2 G
E |--------------------||-------------------|
B |---0-----0---0------||---0-----0---0-----|
G |-------0-------0---.||-------0-------0---|
D |-------------------.||-------------------|
A |--------------------||-------------------|
E |---3-------3--------||---3-------3-------|
      +   .   +   .         +   .   +   .
                             free.

  #13
  4/4 F       Em      Dm      C           Bb              C
E |-----------------------------------|-------------------0-----0---0-----|
B |---10------8-------6-------5-------|---3-----3---3---------------------|
G |-------0-------0-------0-------0---|-------0-------0-------0-------0---|
D |-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
A |---8-------7-------5-------3-------|---1-------1-------3-------3-------|
E |-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
      +   .   +   .   +   .   +   .       +   .   +   .   +   .   +   .
      Black     -     bird,              fly,


  #15
  4/4 F       Em      Dm      C           Bb              A7
E |-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
B |---10------8-------6-------5-------|---3-----3---3-----2-----2---2-----|
G |-------0-------0-------0-------0---|-------0-------0-------0-------0---|
D |-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
A |---8-------7-------5-------3-------|---1-------1-------0-------0-------|
E |-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
      +   .   +   .   +   .   +   .       +   .   +   .   +   .   +   .
      Black     -     bird,              fly,                    into the

  #17
  2/4 C/D
E |----------------------|
B |---1-----1---1----1---|
G |-------0-------0------|
D |---0-------0----------|
A |----------------------|
E |----------------------|
      +   .   +   .
      light of a dark blackc


  #18
  3/4 G       Am7     G       4/4 G
E |---------------------------|-----------------------------------|
B |---0-------1-------3-------|---12----12--12----12--12--12------|
G |-------0-------0-------0---|-------0-------0-------0-----------|
D |---------------------------|-----------------------------------|
A |-----------0-------2-------|---10------10------10------10------|
E |---3-----------------------|-----------------------------------|
      +   .   +   .   +   .       +   .   +   .   +   .   +   .
      night.


  #20
      C       A7/C#   D7      B7/D#       Em        *     Cm/Eb
E |-----------3---------------5-------|-----------------------------------|
B |---5---5-----------7---7-----------|---8-----8-----8---8-----8---8-----|*note small
G |-------0-------0-------0-------0---|-------0-----0---------0-------0---| change in
D |-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------| picking pattern
A |---3-------4-------5-------6-------|---7-------7-------6-------6-------| here
E |-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
      +   .   +   .   +   .   +   .       +   .   +   .   +   .   +   .


  #22
  3/2 D       A7/C#   C                Cm
E |-----------3----------------------------------------|
B |---7---------------5-----5---5------4-----4---4-----|
G |-------0-------0-------0-------0--------0-------0---|
D |----------------------------------------------------|
A |---5-------4-------3-------3--------3-------3-------|
E |----------------------------------------------------|
      +       .       +       .        +       .


  #23                                                  #24
      G               A7               C/D             2/4 G
E |----------------------------------------------------|---------------|
B |---3-----3---3-----2-----2---2------1-----1---1-----|---0-----------|
G |-------0-------0-------0-------0--------0-------0---|---0-----------|
D |------------------------------------0-------0-------|---------------|
A |---2-------2-------0-------0------------------------|---------------|
E |----------------------------------------------------|---3-----------|
      +       .       +       .        +       .           +       .


  #25
  4/4 F       Em      Dm      C           Bb              C
E |-----------------------------------|-------------------0-----0---0-----|
B |---10------8-------6-------5-------|---3-----3---3---------------------|
G |-------0-------0-------0-------0---|-------0-------0-------0-------0---|
D |-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
A |---8-------7-------5-------3-------|---1-------1-------3-------3-------|
E |-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
      +   .   +   .   +   .   +   .       +   .   +   .   +   .   +   .
      Black     -     bird,               fly,


  #27
  4/4 F       Em      Dm      C           Bb              A7
E |-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
B |---10------8-------6-------5-------|---3---3-------3---2-----2---2-----|
G |-------0-------0-------0-------0---|-------------0---------0-------0---|
D |-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
A |---8-------7-------5-------3-------|---1-------1-------0-------0-------|
E |-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
      +   .   +   .   +   .   +   .       +   .   +   .   +   .   +   .
      Black     -     bird,               fly,                    into the

  #29
  2/4 C/D
E |----------------------|
B |---1-----1---1----1---|
G |-------0-------0------|
D |---0-------0----------|
A |----------------------|
E |----------------------|
      +   .   +   .
    light of a dark, black


  #30
  3/4 G       Am7     G/B     4/4 G
E |---------------------------|-----------------------------------|
B |---0-------1-------3-------|---12----12--12----12----12--12----|
G |---------------------------|-------0-------0-------0-------0---|
D |---------------------------|-----------------------------------|
A |-----------0-------2-------|-----------------------------------|
E |---3-----------------------|---10------10------10------10------|
      +   .   +   .   +   .       +   .   +   .   +   .   +   .
      night.


 #31
      G
E |-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
B |---12----12--12----12----12--12----|---12----12--12----12---------12/--|
G |-------0-------0-------0-------0---|-------0-------0---0---------------|
D |-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
A |---10------10------10------10------|---10------10------10---------10/--|
E |-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
      +   .   +   .   +   .       +   .   +   .   +   .   +   .   +   .
                                molto rit.


  #34
  3/4    G       Am7     G/B     3/4 C       G/B     A7
E||------------------------------|---0-----------------------|
B||------0-------1-------3-------|-----------3-------2-------|
G||----------0-------0-------0---|-------0-------0-------0---|
D||------------------------------|---------------------------|
A||--------------0-------2-------|---3-------2-------0-------|
E||---103-----------------------|---------------------------|
          +   .   +   .   +   .      +   .   +   .   +   .
 slide down
        a tempo


  #36
  2/4 C/D
E |------------------|
B |--1-----1---1-----|
G |------0-------0---|
D |--0-------0-------|
A |------------------|
E |------------------|
     +   .   +   .

  #37
  3/4 G       Am7     G/B     4/4 G
E||---------------------------|-----------------------------------|
B||---0-------1-------3-------|---12----12--12----12----12--12----|
G||.------0-------0-------0---|-------0-------0-------0-------0---|
D||.--------------------------|-----------------------------------|
A||-----------0-------2-------|---10------10------10------10------|
E||---3-----------------------|-----------------------------------|
      +   .   +   .   +   .       +   .   +   .   +   .   +   .
    Blackbird singing in the dead of night


  #39
      C       A7/C#   D       B7/D#       Em              Cm/Eb
E |-----------3---------------5-------|-----------------------------------|
B |---5---------------7---7-----------|---8-----8---8-----8-----8---8-----|
G |-------0-------0-------0-------0---|-------0-------0-------0-------0---|
D |-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
A |---3-------4-------5-------6-------|---7-------7-------6-------6-------|
E |-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
      +   .   +   .   +   .   +   .       +   .   +   .   +   .   +   .
      Take these broken wings and learn to fly;


  #41
  3/2 D       A7/C#   C   *            Cm  *
E |-----------3----------------------------------------|
B |---7---------------5---5-------5----4---4-------4---| * note change in
G |-------0-------0---------0---0------------0---0-----|   picking pattern here
D |----------------------------------------------------|
A |---5-------4-------3-------3--------3-------3-------|
E |----------------------------------------------------|
      +       .       +       .        +       .
      All     your    life


  #42
  4/4 G/B             A7                  C/D             G
E||-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------||
B||---3-----3---3-----2-----2---2-----|---1-----1---1-----0---------------||
G||.------0-------0-------0-------0---|-------0-------0---0--------------.||
D||.----------------------------------|---0-------0----------------------.||
A||---2-------2-------0-------0-------|-----------------------------------||
E||-----------------------------------|-------------------3---------------||
      +   .   +   .   +   .   +   .       +   .   +   .   +   .   +   .
     You were only   waiting  for this    moment  to    a-rise.


  #44
      C       G/B     A7                  C/D             G
E |-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------||}
B |---5-------3-------2-----2---2-----|---1-----1---1-----3---------------||}
G |-------0-------0-------0-------0---|-------0-------0---0---------------||}
D |-----------------------------------|---0-------0-------0---------------||}
A |---3-------2-------0-------0-------|-----------------------------------||}
E |-----------------------------------|-------------------3---------------||}
      +   .   +   .   +   .   +   .       +   .   +   .   +   .   +   .
     You were only   waiting  for this    moment  to    a-rise.

 
 
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The Beatles were a pop and rock group from Liverpool, England formed in 1960. Primarily consisting of John Lennon (rhythm guitar, vocals), Paul McCartney (bass guitar, vocals), George Harrison (lead guitar, vocals), and Ringo Starr (drums, vocals) throughout their career, The Beatles are recognised for leading the mid-1960s musical "British Invasion" into the United States. Although their initial musical style was rooted in 1950s rock and roll and homegrown skiffle, the group explored genres ranging from Tin Pan Alley to psychedelic rock. Their clothes, styles, and statements made them trend-setters, while their growing social awareness saw their influence extend into the social and cultural revolutions of the 1960s. After the band broke up in 1970, all four members embarked on solo careers.

The Beatles are one of the most commercially successful and critically acclaimed bands in the history of popular music. The Beatles are the best-selling musical group in history. In the United Kingdom, The Beatles released more than 40 different singles, albums, and EPs that reached number one, earning more number one albums (15) than any other group in UK chart history. This commercial success was repeated in many other countries; their record company, EMI, estimated that by 1985 they had sold over one billion records worldwide.[1] According to the Recording Industry Association of America, The Beatles have sold more albums in the United States than any other band.[2] In 2004, Rolling Stone magazine ranked The Beatles number one on its list of 100 Greatest Rock & Roll Artists of All Time. According to that same magazine, The Beatles' innovative music and cultural impact helped define the 1960s, and their influence on pop culture is still evident today.

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