Blackbird John Lennon and Paul McCartney The Beatles TAB by: Robb Anagnostis The existing TABs are close but some miss the timing, others leave out notes. The TAB by Douglas French from 1995 (which this tab is greatly based on) is very good misses the very important chromatic bass line through the verses (only 3 notes...but Others that have the bass line show a really wierd fingering for it. Try this one out. really pretty easy. Check out measure #5 where the chromatic bass notes all stay on the A string. #1 #2 3/4 G Am7 G/B 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/B 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/C# D B7/D# Em Cm/Eb E |-----------3---------------5-------|-----------------------------------| B |---5--(5)----------7--(7)----------|---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 |-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------| + . + . + . + . + . + . + . + . Take these broken wings and learn to fly Take these sunken eyes and learn to see (notes in () not played 2nd verse) #7 3/2 D A7/C# C Cm E |-----------3----------------------------------------| B |---7---------------5-----5---5------4-----4---4-----| G |-------0-------0-------0-------0--------0-------0---| D |----------------------------------------------------| A |---5-------4-------3-------3--------3-------3-------| E |----------------------------------------------------| + . + . + . All your life All your life #8 G/B A7 C/D 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 C/D 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 |-----------------------------------|-------------------0-----0---0-----| B |---10------8-------6-------5-------|---3-----3---3---------------------| 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 C/D E |----------------------| B |---1-----1---1----1---| G |-------0-------0------| D |---0-------0----------| A |----------------------| E |----------------------| + . + . light of a dark blackc #18 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-----------| D |---------------------------|-----------------------------------| A |-----------0-------2-------|---10------10------10------10------| E |---3-----------------------|-----------------------------------| + . + . + . + . + . + . + . night. #20 C A7/C# D7 B7/D# Em * Cm/Eb E |-----------3---------------5-------|-----------------------------------| B |---5---5-----------7---7-----------|---8-----8-----8---8-----8---8-----|*note small G |-------0-------0-------0-------0---|-------0-----0---------0-------0---| change in D |-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------| picking pattern A |---3-------4-------5-------6-------|---7-------7-------6-------6-------| here E |-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------| + . + . + . + . + . + . + . + . #22 3/2 D A7/C# C Cm E |-----------3----------------------------------------| B |---7---------------5-----5---5------4-----4---4-----| G |-------0-------0-------0-------0--------0-------0---| D |----------------------------------------------------| A |---5-------4-------3-------3--------3-------3-------| E |----------------------------------------------------| + . + . + . #23 #24 G A7 C/D 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 |-----------------------------------|-------------------0-----0---0-----| B |---10------8-------6-------5-------|---3-----3---3---------------------| 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---| D |-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------| A |---8-------7-------5-------3-------|---1-------1-------0-------0-------| E |-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------| + . + . + . + . + . + . + . + . Black - bird, fly, into the #29 2/4 C/D E |----------------------| B |---1-----1---1----1---| G |-------0-------0------| D |---0-------0----------| A |----------------------| E |----------------------| + . + . light of a dark, black #30 3/4 G Am7 G/B 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---------12/--| G |-------0-------0-------0-------0---|-------0-------0---0---------------| D |-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------| A |---10------10------10------10------|---10------10------10---------10/--| E |-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------| + . + . + . + . + . + . + . + . molto rit. #34 3/4 G Am7 G/B 3/4 C G/B A7 E||------------------------------|---0-----------------------| B||------0-------1-------3-------|-----------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 C/D E |------------------| B |--1-----1---1-----| G |------0-------0---| D |--0-------0-------| A |------------------| E |------------------| + . + . #37 3/4 G Am7 G/B 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/C# D B7/D# Em Cm/Eb E |-----------3---------------5-------|-----------------------------------| B |---5---------------7---7-----------|---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 |-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------| + . + . + . + . + . + . + . + . Take these broken wings and learn to fly; #41 3/2 D A7/C# C * Cm * E |-----------3----------------------------------------| B |---7---------------5---5-------5----4---4-------4---| * note change in G |-------0-------0---------0---0------------0---0-----| picking pattern here D |----------------------------------------------------| A |---5-------4-------3-------3--------3-------3-------| E |----------------------------------------------------| + . + . + . All your life #42 4/4 G/B A7 C/D 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/B A7 C/D 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.
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