BLACKBIRD by: The Beatles Tab by: Aaron Meredith Standard tuning: (E-A-D-G-B-e) / = slide up \ = slide down ~ = let ring Note*- When you see a note like this (3) that is an optional way To play the note below it. This is for those who have trouble reaching on certain parts of the song. Actually, I think the notes in () might be the way Paul played it. I am just more comfortable playing it the other way. Intro: 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---------------------------------------------------------| Verse: ("Blackbird singing....") 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---------------------------------------------------------| ("Take these....") e|----------(3)-------------(5)-----------------------------------------| B|---5-------8-------7-------10---------8-----8---8-----8-----8---8-----| G|-------0-------0-------0-------0----------0-------0-------0-------0---| D|----------------------------------------------------------------------| A|---3-------4-------5-------6----------7-------7-------6-------6-------| E|----------------------------------------------------------------------| (All your life....") e|----------(3)---------------------------------------| B|---7-------8-------5-----5---5------4-----4---4-----| G|-------0-------0-------0-------0--------0-------0---| D|----------------------------------------------------| A|---5-------4-------3-------3--------3-------3-------| E|----------------------------------------------------| (You were only waiting....") e|-----------------------------------------------------------------------| B|---3-----3---3-----2-----2---2------1-----1---1------0-----0----0------| G|-------0-------0-------0-------0--------0-------0--------0---------0---| D|------------------------------------0-------0--------------------------| A|---2-------2-------0-------0-------------------------------------------| E|-----------------------------------------------------3--------3--------| Fill: e|----------------------------------------------------------------------| B|--5-------3---------2-----2---2-----1-----1---1------0-----0----0-----| G|------0-------0---------0-------0-------0-------0--------0--------0---| D|------------------------------------0-------0-------------------------| A|--3-------2---------0-------0-----------------------------------------| E|-----------------------------------------------------3--------3-------| REPEAT VERSE: (without Fill:) Chorus: ("Blackbird fly....") 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|---------------------------------------------------------------------| ("Blackbird fly....") 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|---------------------------------------------------------------------| ("....light of the....") e|----------------------| B|---1-----1---1----1---| G|-------0-------0------| D|---0-------0----------| A|----------------------| E|----------------------| ("night....") 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---------------------------------------------------------| e|----------(3)-------------(5)----------------------------------------| B|---5-------8-------7-------10--------8-----8---8-----8-----8---8-----| G|-------0-------0-------0-------0---------0-------0-------0-------0---| D|---------------------------------------------------------------------| A|---3-------4-------5-------6---------7-------7-------6-------6-------| E|---------------------------------------------------------------------| e|----------(3)---------------------------------------| B|---7-------8-------5-----5---5------4-----4---4-----| G|-------0-------0-------0-------0--------0-------0---| D|----------------------------------------------------| A|---5-------4-------3-------3--------3-------3-------| E|----------------------------------------------------| e|----------------------------------------------------------------------| B|---3-----3---3-----2-----2---2------1-----1---1-------0-----0----0----| G|-------0-------0-------0-------0--------0-------0---------0--------0--| D|------------------------------------0-------0-------------------------| A|---2-------2-------0-------0------------------------------------------| E|------------------------------------------------------3--------3------| ("Blackbird fly....") 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|---------------------------------------------------------------------| ("Blackbird fly....") 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|---------------------------------------------------------------------| ("light of a ....") e|----------------------| B|---1-----1---1----1---| G|-------0-------0------| D|---0-------0----------| A|----------------------| E|----------------------| ("night....") 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---------------------------------------------------------| (..churping..) e|----------------------------------------------------------------------| B|---12----12--12----12----12--12------12-----12----12----12~~~~~-------| G|-------0-------0-------0-------0---------0-----0-----0---0~~~~~-------| D|----------------------------------------------------------------------| A|---10------10------10------10--------10-----10----10----10~~~~~-------| E|----------------------------------------------------------------------| e|------------------------------------------------------------------------| B|-12\--0-------1-------3--------5-------3-------2--------1-----1---1-----| G|----------0-------0-------0--------0-------0-------0--------0-------0---| D|--------------------------------------------------------0-------0-------| A|-10\----------0-------2--------3-------2-------0------------------------| E|------3-----------------------------------------------------------------| Verse: ("Blackbird singing....") 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---------------------------------------------------------| ("Take these....") e|----------(3)-------------(5)-----------------------------------------| B|---5-------8-------7-------10---------8-----8---8-----8-----8---8-----| G|-------0-------0-------0-------0----------0-------0-------0-------0---| D|----------------------------------------------------------------------| A|---3-------4-------5-------6----------7-------7-------6-------6-------| E|----------------------------------------------------------------------| ("All your life....") e|----------(3)---------------------------------------| B|---7-------8-------5-----5---5------4-----4---4-----| G|-------0-------0-------0-------0--------0-------0---| D|----------------------------------------------------| A|---5-------4-------3-------3--------3-------3-------| E|----------------------------------------------------| ("You were only....") e|------------------------------------------------------------------------| B|---3-----3---3-----2-----2---2--------1-----1---1------0-----0----0-----| G|-------0-------0-------0-------0----------0-------0--------0--------0---| D|--------------------------------------0-------0-------------------------| A|---2-------2-------0-------0--------------------------------------------| E|-------------------------------------------------------3--------3-------| ("You were only....") e|------------------------------------------------------------------------| B|---5-------3-------2-----2---2--------1-----1---1------0-----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....") e|----------------------------------------------------------------------| B|---5-------3-------2-----2---2--------1-----1---1-----0---0~~~~~------| G|-------0-------0-------0-------0----------0-------0---0---0~~~~~------| D|--------------------------------------0-------0-------0---0~~~~~------| A|---3-------2-------0-------0------------------------------2~~~~~------| E|------------------------------------------------------3---------------|
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