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Blackbird  The Beatles

Date: Wed, 23 Aug 1995 18:03:05 -0400 (EDT)
From: Douglas French
Subject: TAB: Blackbird, yet another
Yet another TAB of Blackbird by the Beatles. The existing TABs are
close but miss important runs in measures 5, 7, 20, 22, 39, and 41.
dfrench@site.gmu.edu
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Title: Blackbird
Composers: John Lennon and Paul McCartney
Group: The Beatles
Arranger: Doug French, dfrench@site.gmu.edu
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

[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

[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.

[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

[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 ---10\3----------------------- --------------------------- 

+ . + . + . + . + . + .
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.
dfrench@site.gmu.edu
From: indigo@ucscb.UCSC.EDU (Adam Schneider)
>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)
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
 
 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 * - * - - - - * - - - * - - - - * -
 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 * - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 - - - - - - * - - * - - - - * - - -
 - - - - * - - - - - - - - - - - -

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
 
 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 - - - - - * - - - - * - - - * - - - - * -
 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 

* 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

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