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Blackbird Tab
Title:     Blackbird
Composers: John Lennon and Paul McCartney
Group:     The Beatles

Note timing changes throughout.

  #1                          #2
  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-------0---|
D{|---------------------------|-----------------------------------|
A{|-----------0-------2-------|---10------10------10------10------|
E{|---3-----------------------|-----------------------------------|
      +   .   +   .   +   .       +   .   +   .   +   .   +   .


  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-------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      D7      B7          Em              Cm
E |-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
B |---5-------8-------7-------10------|---8-----8---8-----8-----8---8-----|
G |-------0-------0-------0-------0---|-------0-------0-------0-------0---|
D |-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
A |---3-------7-------5-------9-------|---7-------7-------6-------6-------|
E |-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
      +   .   +   .   +   .   +   .       +   .   +   .   +   .   +   .
      Take these broken wings and learn to fly
      Take these sunken eyes and learn to see


  #7
  3/2 G       A7      Am7              Cm
E |----------------------------------------------------|
B |---7-------8-------5-----5---5------4-----4---4-----|
G |-------0-------0-------0-------0--------0-------0---|
D |----------------------------------------------------|
A |---5-------7-------3-------3--------3-------3-------|
E |----------------------------------------------------|
      +       .       +       .        +       .
      All     your    life
      All     your    life


  #8
      G               A7               Am7     D7
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              D7(Am7)
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 |-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
B |---10------8-------6-------5-------|---3-----3---3-----5-----5---5-----|
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 D7(Am7)
E |----------------------|
B |---1-----1---1----1---|
G |-------0-------0------|
D |---0-------0----------|
A |----------------------|
E |----------------------|
      +   .   +   .
      light of a dark black


  #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-------0---|
D |---------------------------|-----------------------------------|
A |-----------0-------2-------|---10------10------10------10------|
E |---3-----------------------|-----------------------------------|
      +   .   +   .   +   .       +   .   +   .   +   .   +   .
      night.


  #20
      C       A7      D7      B7          Em              Cm
E |-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
B |---5-------8-------7-------10------|---8-----8---8-----8-----8---8-----|
G |-------0-------0-------0-------0---|-------0-------0-------0-------0---|
D |-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
A |---3-------7-------5-------9-------|---7-------7-------6-------6-------|
E |-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
      +   .   +   .   +   .   +   .       +   .   +   .   +   .   +   .


  #22
  3/2 G       A7      Am7              Cm
E |----------------------------------------------------|
B |---7-------8-------5-----5---5------4-----4---4-----|
G |-------0-------0-------0-------0--------0-------0---|
D |----------------------------------------------------|
A |---5-------7-------3-------3--------3-------3-------|
E |----------------------------------------------------|
      +       .       +       .        +       .


  #23                                                  #24
      G               A7               D7(Am7)         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 |-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
B |---10------8-------6-------5-------|---3-----3---3-----5-----5---5-----|
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-------0---|
D |-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
A |---8-------7-------5-------3-------|---1-------1-------0-------0-------|
E |-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
      +   .   +   .   +   .   +   .       +   .   +   .   +   .   +   .
      Black     -     bird,               fly,                    into the

  #29
  2/4 D7(Am7)
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       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--------------|
G |-------0-------0-------0-------0---|-------0-------0---0---------------|
D |-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
A |---10------10------10------10------|---10------10------10--------------|
E |-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
      +   .   +   .   +   .       +   .   +   .   +   .   +   .   +   .
                                molto rit.


  #34
  3/4    G       Am7     G       3/4 C       G       A7
E||------------------------------|---------------------------|
B||------0-------1-------3-------|---5-------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 Am7/D
E |------------------|
B |--1-----1---1-----|
G |------0-------0---|
D |--0-------0-------|
A |------------------|
E |------------------|
     +   .   +   .

  #37
  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-------0---|
D||.--------------------------|-----------------------------------|
A||-----------0-------2-------|---10------10------10------10------|
E||---3-----------------------|-----------------------------------|
      +   .   +   .   +   .       +   .   +   .   +   .   +   .
    Blackbird singing in the dead of night


  #39
      C       A7      D7      B7          Em              Cm
E |-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
B |---5-------8-------7-------10------|---8-----8---8-----8-----8---8-----|
G |-------0-------0-------0-------0---|-------0-------0-------0-------0---|
D |-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
A |---3-------7-------5-------9-------|---7-------7-------6-------6-------|
E |-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
      +   .   +   .   +   .   +   .       +   .   +   .   +   .   +   .
      Take these broken wings and learn to fly;


  #41
  3/2 G       A7      Am7              Cm
E |----------------------------------------------------|
B |---7-------8-------5-----5---5------4-----4---4-----|
G |-------0-------0-------0-------0--------0-------0---|
D |----------------------------------------------------|
A |---5-------7-------3-------3--------3-------3-------|
E |----------------------------------------------------|
      +       .       +       .        +       .
      All     your    life


  #42
  4/4 G               A7                  Am7             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       A7                  Am7     D7      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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Another:
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>Blackbird  by John Lennon and Paul McCartney

>   E--------------------   |--------------------------------------------
>   B---0-----1-----3----   |12-----12------12-----12-----12------12-----
>3  G------0-----0-----0-  4|----0--------------0------0--------------0--
>4  D--------------------  4|--------------------------------------------
>   A---------0-----2----   |10---------10---------10---------10---------
>   E---3----------------   |--------------------------------------------

>  ||--------------------   |--------------------------------------------
>  ||---0-----1-----3----   |12-----12------12-----12-----12------12-----
>3 ||.-----0-----0-----0-  4|----0--------------0------0--------------0--
>4 ||.-------------------  4|--------------------------------------------
>  ||---------0-----2----   |10---------10---------10---------10---------
>  ||---3----------------   |--------------------------------------------

>   E---0-----3-----2-----5-----3------3-----3-----3----3-----3---------
>   B-------------------------------------------------------------------
>4  G------0-----0-----0-----0------0-----------0-----0----------0------
>4  D---------------0------------2--------2--------1-------1------------
>   A---3-----4-----------6---------------------------------------------
>   E-------------------------------------------------------------------

>   E---2-----3--------------------------------------|
>   B---------------5----5-----5----4----4----4------|
>3  G------0-----0-----0---------0-----0---------0---|
>2  D---0--------------------------------------------|
>   A---------4-----3-------3-------3------3---------|
>   E------------------------------------------------|

>    E--------------------------------------------------------------
>    B---3------3-----3----2----2-----2----1----1---1---------------
>3   G--------0---------0-----0---------0-----0-------0-------------
>2   D-------------------------------------0------0-----------------
>    A---2---------2-------0-------0--------------------------------
>    E--------------------------------------------------------------

>    E-------------------0------------------------------------------
>    B---0----0-----0----------3-----2----2---2----1-----1-----1----
>4   G------0---------0-----0-----0-----0-------0-----0-----------0-
>4   D---------------------------------------------0--------0-------
>    A-------------------3-----2-----0------0-----------------------
>    E---3-------3--------------------------------------------------

>    E-------------------||  -----------------    -5-----3-----1---------
>    B--0----0-----0-----||  --0----0-----0---    -------------------5---
>2   G-----0---------0--.||2 -----0---------0-  4 ----0-----0-----0-----0
>4   D------------------.||4 -----------------  4 -3-----2-----0---------
>    A-------------------||  -----------------    -------------------3---
>    E--3-------3--------||  --3-------3------    -----------------------

>    E--------------------------------|-5-----3-----1---------------
>    B--3---------3-----5---------5---|-------------------5---------
> 4  G-------0---------------0------0-|----0-----0-----0-----0------
> 4  D-----0---------0-----0----------|-3-----2-----0---------------
>    A--1------1--------3------3------|-------------------3---------
>    E--------------------------------|-----------------------------

>    E--------------------------------     ---------------------------
>    B--3---------3-----3---------2---     --1-----1-----1------------
> 4  G-------0---------------0------0-  2  -----0-----------0---------
> 4  D-----0---------0-----0----------  4  --0--------0---------------
>    A--1------1--------0------0------     ---------------------------
>    E--------------------------------     ---------------------------

>   (one blank 3/4 measure, one blank 4/4, and one blank 2/4)


>    E--------------------|
>    B--0-----1-----3-----|
> 3  G-----0-----0-----0--|
> 4  D--------------2-----|
>    A--------0-----------|
>    E--3-----------------|

>    E---------------------------|---------------------------------|
>    B--12---12--12---12---------|-12-----------12-----------------|
> 4  G-----0--------0----0-/-/-/-|----/-/-/-/-/-----/-/-/-/-/------|
> 4  D---------------------|-|-|-|----|-|-|-|-|-----|-|-|-|-|------|
>    A--10-----10-----10---|_|_|-|-10-|_|_|_|_|-10--|_|_|_|_|------|
>    E---------------------------|---------------------------------|
>                                 (tie to 10, brush strokes on G)

>    E-----------------------------|
>    B--12-----12-----12-----------|
> 4  G------/------/------/---/-/--|
> 4  D------|------|------|---|-|--|
>    A--10__|--10__|--10__|---|_|--|
>    E-----------------------------|

>    E--------------------|--0----------------|    ---------------------
>    B--0-----1-----3-----|--------3-----2----|    --1----1-----1-------
> 3  G-----0-----0-----0--|-----0-----0-----0-|  2 -----0---------0-----
> 4  D--------------------|-------------------|  4 ---------------------
>    A--------0-----2-----|--3-----2-----0----|    --0-------0----------
>    E--3-----------------|-------------------|    ---------------------

>      (blank 3/4 measure, blank 3/2)

>    E-----------------------------|--------------------------------|
>    B--3----3---3----2----2---2---|-1-----1---1-----0----0-----0---|
> 4  G-----0-------0-----0-------0-|----0---------0-----0---------0-|
> 4  D-----------------------------|-0-------0----------------------|
>    A--2------2------0------0-----|--------------------------------|
>    E-----------------------------|-----------------3-------3------|

>    ||---0----------------------------|-----------------------------||
>    ||---------3-----2-----2-----2----|-1----1---1----0----0----0---||
> 4  ||.-----0-----0-----0-----------0-|----0-------0-----0--------0.||
> 4  ||.-------------------------------|-0------0-------------------.||
>    ||---3-----2-----0--------0-------|-----------------------------||
>    ||--------------------------------|---------------3-------3-----||

>    E--------------------------------||
>    B--1----1----1-------------------||
>    G-----0--------0---/------/------||
>    D--0------0--------|------|------||
>    A------------------|------|------||
>    E--------------------------------||
>                       (brush strokes on G chord)



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and another:
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  8   10      7 8       5 6       3   5      1   3       3   5
-|-|-|-|-   -|-|-|-   -|-|-|-   -|-|-|-|-   |-|-|-|-   -|-|-|-|-
-|-|-|*|-   -|-|*|-   -|-|*|-   -|-|-|*|-   |-|-|*|-   -|-|-|*|-
-|-|-|-|-   -|-|-|-   -|-|-|-   -|-|-|-|-   |-|-|-|-   -|-|-|-|-
-|-|-|-|-   -|-|-|-   -|-|-|-   -|-|-|-|-   |-|-|-|-   -|-|-|-|-
-|*|-|-|-   -|*|-|-   -|*|-|-   -|*|-|-|-   |*|-|-|-   -|*|-|-|-
-|-|-|-|-   -|-|-|-   -|-|-|-   -|-|-|-|-   |-|-|-|-   -|-|-|-|-

   Black    - - - -     bird    - - - - -    fly       


  8   10      7 8       5 6       3   5      1   3      0   2
-|-|-|-|-   -|-|-|-   -|-|-|-   -|-|-|-|-   |-|-|-|-    |-|-|-
-|-|-|*|-   -|-|*|-   -|-|*|-   -|-|-|*|-   |-|-|*|-    |-|*|-
-|-|-|-|-   -|-|-|-   -|-|-|-   -|-|-|-|-   |-|-|-|-    |-|-|-
-|-|-|-|-   -|-|-|-   -|-|-|-   -|-|-|-|-   |-|-|-|-    |-|-|-
-|*|-|-|-   -|*|-|-   -|*|-|-   -|*|-|-|-   |*|-|-|-   *|-|-|-
-|-|-|-|-   -|-|-|-   -|-|-|-   -|-|-|-|-   |-|-|-|-    |-|-|-

  Black    - - - -      bird    - - - - -    fly           into the


0 1                   0     3     0 1      1   3       10  12
 |-|-                  |-|-|-|-    |-|-   |-|-|-|-   -|-|-|-|-
 |*|-                 *|-|-|-|-    |*|-   |-|-|*|-   -|-|-|*|-
 |-|-                  |-|-|-|-    |-|-   |-|-|-|-   -|-|-|-|-
*|-|-                  |-|-|-|-    |-|-   |-|-|-|-   -|-|-|-|-
 |-|-                  |-|-|-|-   *|-|-   |*|-|-|-   -|*|-|-|-
 |-|-                  |-|-|*|-    |-|-   |-|-|-|-   -|-|-|-|-

light of a dark black night

Etc. instrumentally through one verse, then repeat bridge, playing four
measures of the last chord (10/12), slowing tempo each measure. Rub a
wound string (A or D) with the tips of your thumb and forefinger to
simulate a European blackbird chirping.  Then: 

 1              10     0     3     0 1      1   3       3   5     
|-|-           -|-|-    |-|-|-|-    |-|-   |-|-|-|-   -|-|-|-|-   
|-|-           -|-|-   *|-|-|-|-    |*|-   |-|-|*|-   -|-|-|*|-   
|-|-           -|-|-    |-|-|-|-    |-|-   |-|-|-|-   -|-|-|-|-   
|-|-           -|-|-    |-|-|-|-    |-|-   |-|-|-|-   -|-|-|-|-   
|*|
 
 
Beatles - Blackbird Tab :: indexed at Ultimate Guitar.
Blackbird tabs @ 911Tabs

About the artist behind Blackbird Tab:

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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