Beatles (Paul McCartney) - Blackbird tabbed by Andreas Schwarz The song consist of 2 different picking patterns. One short (S) and one long (L) one. In the studio version you can also hear Paul stomping his foot in the background. 1. Picking pattern(example) SHORT E----------| B-0--------| G----0-----| = in the tab marked with "S" D----------| A----------| E-3--------| 2. Picking pattern(example) LONG E-------------------------| B-12-----12-----12--------| G-----0-------------0-----| = in the tab marked with "L" D-------------------------| A-10---------10-----------| E-------------------------| INTRO: S S S L L E--- --- --- --- --- ---| B-0- -1- -3- -12 -12 ---| G--- --- --- --- --- ---| D--- --- --- --- --- ---| A--- -0- -2- -10 -10 ---| E-3- --- --- --- --- ---| VERSE(consisting of Intro+Rest): S S S L L E--- --- --- --- --- ---| B-0- -1- -3- -12 -12 ---| G--- --- --- --- --- ---| D--- --- --- --- --- ---| A--- -0- -2- -10 -10 ---| E-3- --- --- --- --- ---| S S S S L L E--- -3- --- -5- --- ---| B-5- --- -7- --- -8- -8-| G--- --- --- --- --- ---| D--- --- --- --- --- ---| A-3- -4- -5- -6- -7- -6-| E--- --- --- --- --- ---| S S L L L L L L E--- -3- --- --- --- --- --- ---| B-7- --- -5- -4- -3- -2- -1- -0-| G--- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---| D--- --- --- --- --- --- -0- ---| A-5- -4- -3- -3- -2- -0- --- ---| E--- --- --- --- --- --- --- -3-| TURNAROUND: S S L L L E--- --- --- --- ---| B-5- -3- -2- -1- -0-| G--- --- --- --- ---| D--- --- --- -0- ---| A-3- -2- -0- --- ---| E--- --- --- --- -3-| CHORUS: S S S S L L E--- --- --- --- --- ---| B-10 -8- -6- -5- -3- -5-| G--- --- --- --- --- ---| D--- --- --- --- --- ---| A-8- -7- -5- -3- -1- -3-| E--- --- --- --- --- ---| S S S S L L L E--- --- --- --- --- --- ---| B-10 -8- -6- -5- -3- -2- -1-| G--- --- --- --- --- --- ---| D--- --- --- --- --- --- -0-| A-8- -7- -5- -3- -1- -0- ---| E--- --- --- --- --- --- ---| BRIDGE S S S L L L L E--- --- --- --- --- --- ---| B-0- -1- -3- -12 -12 -12 -12| G--- --- --- --- --- --- ---| D--- --- --- --- --- --- ---| A--- -0- -2- -10 -10 -10 -10| E-3- --- --- --- --- --- ---| (slowing down) E-----------------------| B--12----12----12----12-| G-----0-----0-----0-----| (short break + slide down) D-----------------------| A--10----10----10----10-| E-----------------------| S S S S S S L E--- --- --- --- --- --- ---| B-0- -1- -3- -5- -3- -2- -1-| G--- --- --- --- --- --- ---| D--- --- --- --- --- --- -0-| A--- -0- -2- -3- -2- -0- ---| E-3- --- --- --- --- --- ---| OUTRO (same as TURNAROUND) S S L L L E--- --- --- --- ---| B-5- -3- -2- -1- -0-| G--- --- --- --- ---| X2 then a G chord D--- --- --- -0- ---| A-3- -2- -0- --- ---| E--- --- --- --- -3-| INTRO VERSE TURNAROUND VERSE CHORUS VERSE CHORUS BRIDGE VERSE OUTRO
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