Blackbird

Beatles


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This was requested recently. Since it is one of the few songs I have tabbed, I try to post it whenever the request comes in. I'm pretty sure a very similar version is in the Nevada ftp site. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Dan Johnson fndaj@aurora.alaska.edu Alaska Center for Rural Health Fairbanks, Alaska USA Hit for next message ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Blackbird by Lennon and McCartney >From the White Album Standard Tuning
Tabbed by Dan Johnson
s = slide p = pull off h = hammer b = bend tr = triplet (three notes during one down/up beat) roman numeral = barre at that fret \ = down beat / = up beat alternate fingerings in parentheses
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Sequence:
Intro Instrumental II (verse w/o words) Verse 1 Chorus Instrumental I Instrumental III (with bird sounds) Verse 2 Verse 1 Chorus Ending (similar to Instrumental I) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
INTRO tr tr E--------------------|--------------------|--------------------|---------| B--0---------1-------|--3-------s-12------|----12-----12-------|---12----| G-------0---------0--|-------0---------0--|-------0---------0--|-------0-| D--------------------|--------------------|--------------------|---------| A------------0-------|--2-------s-10------|-10--------10-------|-10------| E--3-----------------|--------------------|--------------------|---------| \ / \ / \ / \ / \ / \ / \ /
VERSE tr tr E--------------------|--------------------|--------------------|---------| B--0---------1-------|--3-------s-12------|----12-----12-------|---12----| G-------0---------0--|-------0---------0--|-------0---------0--|-------0-| D--------------------|--------------------|--------------------|---------| A------------0-------|--2-------s-10------|-10--------10-------|-10------| E--3-----------------|--------------------|--------------------|---------| \ / \ / \ / \ / \ / \ / \ / Blackbird singing in the dead of night
tr tr E----------(3)-----|----------(5)-----|-------------------|--------------------| B-5---------8------|-7--------10------|-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
tr tr tr E----------(3)-----|------------------|-------------------|--------------------| B-7---------8------|-5-----------5----|--4-----------4----|--3-----------3-----| G------0---------0-|------0---------0-|-------0---------0-|-------0----------0-| D------------------|------------------|-------------------|--------------------| A-5---------4------|-3---------3------|--3---------3------|--2---------2-------| E------------------|------------------|-------------------|--------------------| \ / \ / \ / \ / \ / \ / \ / \ / All your life you were on ly
tr tr tr E--------------------|--------------------|--------------------| B--2-----------2-----|--1-----------1-----|--0-----------0-----| G-------0---------0--|-------0---------0--|-------0---------0--| D--------------------|--0--------0--------|--------------------| A--0---------0-------|--------------------|--------------------| E--------------------|--------------------|--3---------3-------| \ / \ / \ / \ / \ / \ / waiting for this moment to a rise (arrive?)
INSTRUMENTAL I tr tr E--------------------|--------------------|--------------------| B--5---------3-------|--2-----------2-----|--1-----------1-----| G-------0---------0--|-------0---------0--|-------0---------0--| D--------------------|--------------------|--0---------0-------|
A--3---------2-------|--0---------0-------|--------------------| E--------------------|--------------------|--------------------| \ / \ / \ / \ / \ / \ /
VERSE 2 - PLAYED EXACTLY AS VERSE 1
Blackbird singing in the dead of night Take these sunken eyes and learn to see All your life, you were only waiting for this moment to be free
CHORUS tr tr E-------------------|------------------|-------------------|-------------------| B-10---------8------|-6---------5------|--3-----------3----|-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
tr tr E-------------------|------------------|-------------------|-------------------| B-10---------8------|-6---------5------|--3-----------3----|-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
tr E--------------------| B--1------------1----| G-------0---------0--| D--0---------0-------| A--------------------| E--------------------| \ / \ / \ light of the dark black night ("night" is on first down beat of instrumental II)
INSTRUMENTAL II - PLAYED EXACTLY AS VERSE, WITHOUT WORDS
REPEAT CHORUS (WITH WORDS)
INSTRUMENTAL III: tr tr E-------------------|------------------|-------------------|-------------------| B--0---------1------|-3--s--s-s-12-----|----12-----12------|---12-------12-----| G-------0---------0-|------0---------0-|-------0---------0-|-------0---------0-| D-------------------|------------------|-------------------|-------------------| A------------0------|-2--s--s-s-10-----|-10--------10------|-10---------10-----| E--3----------------|------------------|-------------------|-------------------| \ / \ / \ / \ / \ / \ / \ / \ / g r a d u a l l y slow tempo
sustain slide down this to open strings E-------------------|-------------------|------------------|-------------------| B-12-------12-------|-12--------12-s--s-|-0---------1------|-3---------5-------| G------0---------0--|-------------------|------0---------0-|------0---------0--| D-------------------|----rest-----------|------------------|-------------------| A-10-------10-------|-10--------10-s--s-|-----------0------|-2---------3-------| E-------------------|-------------------|-3----------------|-------------------| \ / \ / \ / \ / \ / \ / \ / \ / to a stop ------------| "tweet tweet"
E--------------------|--------------------| B--3---------2-------|--1-----------1-----| G-------0---------0--|-------0---------0--| D--------------------|--0---------0-------| A--2---------0-------|--------------------| E--------------------|--------------------| \ / \ / \ / \ /
REPEAT VERSE 1 - WITH WORDS
ENDING (WITH WORDS) tr tr tr E------------------|------------------|-------------------|--------------------| B-5---------3------|-2-----------2----|-1-----------1-----|--0-----------0-----| G------0---------0-|------0---------0-|------0---------0--|-------0---------0--| D------------------|------------------|-0---------0-------|--------------------| A-3---------2------|-0---------0------|-------------------|--------------------| E------------------|------------------|-------------------|--3---------3-------| \ / \ / \ / \ / \ / \ / \ / \ / You were only waiting for this moment to a rise (these words are repeated from the last line of the verse)
tr tr slow strum - G chord E------------------|------------------|------------------|-----------------3--| B-5---------3------|-2-----------2----|-1-----------1----|--------------------| G------0---------0-|------0---------0-|------0---------0-|-----------0--------| D------------------|------------------|-0---------0------|--------------------| A-3---------2------|-0---------0------|------------------|-------2------------| E------------------|------------------|------------------|--3-----------------| \ / \ / \ / \ / \ / \ / \ / \ / (no words here) slow tempo slow tempo













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