BLACKBIRD As recorded by The Beatles (From the 1968 Album THE BEATLES (WHITE ALBUM)) Words and Music by John Lennon & Paul McCartney Transcribed by Slowhand Gtr I (E A D G B E) - 'Paul McCartney - Acoustic Guitar' Intro Q=96 G Am7 G/B G 3/4 4/4 Gtr I E E E E E E E S S S S E E S S S S E |--------------|--------------------------------------| |-0---1---3----|-12-12-12----12-12-12-12-12----12-12\-| |-0-0-0-0-0-0--|--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--| |---0---2------|--------------------------------------| |-----0---2-2/-|-10-10----10----10-10-10----10----10\-| |-3------------|--------------------------------------| 1st - 3rd Verses $$ G Am7 G/B G C C#° DaddD#° 3/4 4/4 E E E E E E E S S S S E E S S S S E E E E E E E E E ||---------------|--------------------------------------|-----3-------5---| ||o-0---1---3----|-12-12-12----12-12-12-12-12----12-12\-|-5---0---7---0---| ||--0-0-0-0-0-0--|--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--|-0-0---0-0-0---0-| ||----0---2------|--------------------------------------|-----------------| ||o-----0---2-2/-|-10-10----10----10-10-10----10----10\-|-3---4---5---6---| ||--3------------|--------------------------------------|-----------------| To Dbl. Coda Em Eb DaddC#° C Cm 2/4 4/4 E S S S S E E S S S S E E E E E E S S S S E E S S S S E |-------------------------|-----3---|--------------------------| |-8-8-8---8-8-8-8-8---8-8-|-7---0---|-5-5-5---5-5-4-4-4---4-4--| |-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0---0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--| |-------------------------|---------|--------------------------| |-7-7---7---7-6-6---6---6-|-5---4---|-3-3---3---3-3-3---3---3--| |-------------------------|---------|--------------------------| 1. G/B A7 C/D G C G/B A7 E S S S S E E S S S S E E S S S S E E S S S S E E E E E E S S S S E |-------------------------|-------------------------|---------------------| |-3-3-3---3-3-2-2-2---2-2-|-1-1-1---1-1-0-0-0---0-0-|-5---3---2-2-2---2-2-| |-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-| |-------------------------|-0-0---0---0-------------|---------------------| |-2-2---2---2-0-0---0---0-|-------------------------|-3---2---0-0---0---0-| |-------------------------|-------------3-3---3---3-|---------------------| Bridge 2. $ C/D G C/D G Fadd9Em DmadC4 E S S S S E E S S S S E E S S S S E E S S S S E E E E E E E E E |--------------------------||-------------------------||-------------------| |-1-1-1---1-1-0-0-0---0-0-o||-1-1-1---1-1-0-0-0---0-0-||-10---8---6---5----| |-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--||-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-||--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--| |-0-0---0---0--------------||-0-0---0---0-------------||-------------------| |-------------------------o||-------------------------||--8---7---5---3----| |-------------3-3---3---3--||-------------3-3---3---3-||-------------------| Bb6 C Fadd9Em DmadC4 Bb6 A7 E S S S S E E S S S S E E E E E E E E E E S S S S E E S S S S E |-------------------------|------------------|--------------------------| |-3-3-3---3-3-5-5-5---5-5-|-10---8---6---5---|-3-3-3---3-3-2-2-2---2-2--| |-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--| |-------------------------|------------------|--------------------------| |-1-1---1---1-3-3---3---3-|--8---7---5---3---|-1-1---1---1-0-0---0---0--| |-------------------------|------------------|--------------------------| Interlude To Coda C/D G Am7 G/B G 2/4 3/4 4/4 E S S S S E E E E E E E E S S S S E E S S S S E |--------------||--------------|--------------------------------------| |-1-1-1---1-1--||-0---1---3----|-12-12-12----12-12-12-12-12----12-12\-| |-0-0-0-0-0-0--||-0-0-0-0-0-0--|--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--| |-0-0---0---0--||---0---2------|--------------------------------------| |--------------||-----0---2-2/-|-10-10----10----10-10-10----10----10\-| |--------------||-3------------|--------------------------------------| C C#° DaddD#° Em Eb DaddC#° 2/4 E E E E E E E E E S S S S E E S S S S E E E E E |-----3-------5---|-------------------------|-----3----| |-5---0---7---0---|-8-8-8---8-8-8-8-8---8-8-|-7---0----| |-0-0---0-0-0---0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0---0--| |-----------------|-------------------------|----------| |-3---4---5---6---|-7-7---7---7-6-6---6---6-|-5---4----| |-----------------|-------------------------|----------| C Cm G/B A7 4/4 E S S S S E E S S S S E E S S S S E E S S S S E |-------------------------|-------------------------| |-5-5-5---5-5-4-4-4---4-4-|-3-3-3---3-3-2-2-2---2-2-| |-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-| |-------------------------|-------------------------| |-3-3---3---3-3-3---3---3-|-2-2---2---2-0-0---0---0-| |-------------------------|-------------------------| D.S. al Coda C/D G E S S S S E E S S S S E |---------------------------|| |-1-1-1---1-1-0-0-0---0-0---|| |-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0---|| |-0-0---0---0---------------|| |---------------------------|| |-------------3-3---3---3---|| Interlude & G Am7 G/B G 3/4 4/4 E E E E E E E S S S S E E S S S S E |--------------|-------------------------------------| |-0---1---3----|-12-12-12----12-12-12-12-12----12-12-| |-0-0-0-0-0-0--|--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0-| |---0---2------|-------------------------------------| |-----0---2-2/-|-10-10----10----10-10-10----10----10-| |-3------------|-------------------------------------| E S S S S E E S S S S E |-------------------------------------| |-12-12-12----12-12-12-12-12----12-12-| |--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0-| |-------------------------------------| |-10-10----10----10-10-10----10----10-| |-------------------------------------| Q=86 Q=76 in time Q=9 E E E E E E E E +H. +E +E |-------------------------|---------------------| |-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-|-(12)------(12)-(12)-| |--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0-|--(0)-------(0)--(0)-| |-------------------------|---------------------| |-10----10----10----10-10-|-(10)------(10)-(10)-| |-------------------------|---------------------| 6 D.S.S. al Dbl. Coda G Am7 G/B C G/B A7 C/D E E E E E E E E E E E E E S S S S E |-----------------|-----------------------|| |-0---1---3---5---|-3---2---1-1-1---1-1---|| |-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0---|| |---0---2---0-----|---------0-0---0---0---|| |-----0---2---3---|-2---0-----------------|| |-3---------------|-----------------------|| Outro && G/B A7 C/D G C G/B A7 E S S S S E E S S S S E E S S S S E E S S S S E E E E E E S S S S E |-------------------------|-------------------------|---------------------| |-3-3-3---3-3-2-2-2---2-2-|-1-1-1---1-1-0-0-0---0-0-|-5---3---2-2-2---2-2-| |-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-| |-------------------------|-0-0---0---0-------------|---------------------| |-2-2---2---2-0-0---0---0-|-------------------------|-3---2---0-0---0---0-| |-------------------------|-------------3-3---3---3-|---------------------| C/D G C G/B A7 E S S S S E E S S S S E E E E E E S S S S E |-------------------------|---------------------| |-1-1-1---1-1-0-0-0---0-0-|-5---3---2-2-2---2-2-| |-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-| |-0-0---0---0-------------|---------------------| |-------------------------|-3---2---0-0---0---0-| |-------------3-3---3---3-|---------------------| H.=H C/D G E S S S S E E E +Q +W |---------------3-(3)--|-(3)----*| |-1-1-1---1-1-0-0-(0)--|-(0)----*| |-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-(0)--|-(0)----*| |-0-0---0---0---0-(0)--|-(0)----*| |----------------------|--------*| |-------------3--------|--------*| Duration Legend --------------- W - whole; H - half; Q - quarter; E - 8th; S - 16th; T - 32nd; X - 64th; a - acciaccatura + - note tied to previous; . - note dotted; .. - note double dotted Uncapitalized letters represent notes that are staccato (1/2 duration) Irregular groupings are notated above the duration line Duration letters will always appear directly above the note/fret number it represents the duration for. Duration letters with no fret number below them represent rests. Multi- bar rests are notated in the form Wxn, where n is the number of bars to rest for. Low melody durations appear below the staff Tablature Legend ---------------- h - hammer-on p - pull-off b - bend pb - pre-bend r - bend release (if no number after the r, then release immediately) /\ - slide into or out of (from/to "nowhere") s - legato slide S - shift slide - natural harmonic [n] - artificial harmonic n(n) - tapped harmonic ~ - vibrato tr - trill T - tap TP - trem. picking PM - palm muting \n/ - tremolo bar dip; n = amount to dip \n - tremolo bar down n/ - tremolo bar up /n\ - tremolo bar inverted dip = - hold bend; also acts as connecting device for hammers/pulls <> - volume swell (louder/softer) x - on rhythm slash represents muted slash o - on rhythm slash represents single note slash Misc Legend ----------- | - bar || - double bar ||o - repeat start o|| - repeat end *| - double bar (ending) : - bar (freetime) $ - Segno & - Coda Tempo markers - = BPM(8/16=s8/s16), where s8 = swing 8ths, s16 = swing 16ths
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