Blackbird

Beatles

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1. Blackbird singing in the dead of night
2. Blackbird singing in the dead of night
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Take these broken wings and learn to fly
Take these sunken eyes and learn to see
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All your life
All your life

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You were only waiting for this moment to a-
You were only waiting for this moment to be
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rise.
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free.
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Black - bird, fly,
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Black - bird, fly, into the
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light of a dark black

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night.

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Black - bird, fly,
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Black - bird, fly, into the
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light of a dark, black

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night.
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molto rit.
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slide down
a tempo
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Blackbird singing in the dead of night
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Take these broken wings and learn to fly;
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All your life
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dfrench@site.gmu.edu
From: indigo@ucscb.UCSC.EDU (Adam Schneider)
>Blackbird by John Lennon and Paul McCartney
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>   B---0-----1-----3----   |12-----12------12-----12-----12------12-----
>3  G------0-----0-----0-  4|----0--------------0------0--------------0--
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>   A---3-----4-----------6---------------------------------------------
>   E-------------------------------------------------------------------
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>   A---------4-----3-------3-------3------3---------|
>   E------------------------------------------------|
>    E--------------------------------------------------------------
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>3   G--------0---------0-----0---------0-----0-------0-------------
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>    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-
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>    A-------------------3-----2-----0------0-----------------------
>    E---3-------3--------------------------------------------------
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>    B--0----0-----0-----||  --0----0-----0---    -------------------5---
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>    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---------------
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>    E--------------------------------|-----------------------------
>    E--------------------------------     ---------------------------
>    B--3---------3-----3---------2---     --1-----1-----1------------
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>    A--1------1--------0------0------     ---------------------------
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> (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)
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>    B--12-----12-----12-----------|
> 4  G------/------/------/---/-/--|
> 4  D------|------|------|---|-|--|
>    A--10__|--10__|--10__|---|_|--|
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> (brush strokes on G chord)
From: momotaro@cwis.unomaha.edu (Bryan Stack)
Subject: Blackbird bridge
Blue Eyes writes:
>I've known the fingering for Blackbird for some years.
>But the middle part always fouls me up (yuck yuck).
>You know the part.....'blackbird fly, blackbird fly
>into the dark of the dark black night.."
>Thanks. //Gary
I know there are tabs for Blackbird at Nevada, but as I recall, I don't
entirely agree with the one in normal tuning, and the one in open G seemed
harder than the normal version, for me at least. Anyway, this is how I
play the part in question. Normal tuning.
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
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 |-|-                  |-|-|-|-    |-|-   |-|-|-|-   -|-|-|-|-
*|-|-                  |-|-|-|-    |-|-   |-|-|-|-   -|-|-|-|-
 |-|-                  |-|-|-|-   *|-|-   |*|-|-|-   -|*|-|-|-
 |-|-                  |-|-|*|-    |-|-   |-|-|-|-   -|-|-|-|-

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
|-|-           -|-|-    |-|-|-|-    |-|-   |-|-|-|-   -|-|-|-|-
|-|-           -|-|-   *|-|-|-|-    |*|-   |-|-|*|-   -|-|-|*|-
|-|-           -|-|-    |-|-|-|-    |-|-   |-|-|-|-   -|-|-|-|-
|-|-           -|-|-    |-|-|-|-    |-|-   |-|-|-|-   -|-|-|-|-
|*|<-slide down-|*|-    |-|-|-|-   *|-|-   |*|-|-|-   -|*|-|-|-
|-|-           -|-|-    |-|-|*|-    |-|-   |-|-|-|-   -|-|-|-|-   

2 3 0 2 0 1
-|-|-|-    |-|-|-    |-|-
-|-|*|-    |-|*|-    |*|-
-|-|-|-    |-|-|-    |-|-
-|-|-|-    |-|-|-   *|-|-
-|*|-|-   *|-|-|-    |-|-
-|-|-|-    |-|-|-    |-|-

And back into the last verse.
By the way, listen to Blackbird and then I'll Follow the Sun. Aren't they
really just variations on the same song? For that matter, how about Lady
Madonna and Get Back? Any other recycled Beatles songs?
-- Bryan
From: e83lp@tde.lth.se (Lars Persson)
BLACKBIRD (written down in Lund, Sweden Dec 5, 1994)
(The corrected version)
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--------------------------
E----3---------------------------------------------------------

same thing again..
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--------------------------
E----3---------------------------------------------------------
E---0----3---2---5---3---3---3-3---3---3-2---3-----------------
B-----0----0---0---4---0---0-----0---0-----0---5---5---5-------
G------------------------------------------------0---0---------
D--------2---0---4---2---------1---------0---------------------
A---3----------------------------------------2-3---------------
E--------------------------------------------------------------
E--------------------------------------------------------------
B---4---4---4--3---3---3--2---2---2-1---1---1-0---0---0--------
G-----0---0------0---0------0---0-----0---0-----0---0----------
D--------------------------------------------------------------
A---3----------2----------0---------2--------------------------
E---------------------------------------------3----------------
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---------3--------------------------
E--------------------------------------------------------------
E--------------------------------------------------------------
B---10----8-----6----5----3---3---3-2---2---1---1---1-0---0---0
G------0-----0-----0---0----0---0-----0---0---0---0-----0---0--
D--------------------------------------------------------------
A---8-----7-----5----3----1---------0--------------------------
E-------------------------------------------2---------3--------

Then it starts again.
The song consists of these parts in a mix I can't remember
exactly right now but listen to the recording and I think
you will find out.
As always, the timing isn't in the tab, just the fingering.
PS Please write back when you have received this
I would like to exchange more mails DS
So long, Lars
e83lp@tde.lth.se