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Blackbird Chords

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Alter Bridge
Blackbird
Blackbird
2007
Submitted by: paramore_fans@yahoo.com

Key: A

Tuning: Standard EADGBe

Chords used:
A -    x02220
E -    022100
F#m -  244222
C#/F - 143xxx
E/G# - 476xxx
D -    xx0232
F -    133211
C#m -  x46654
Bm -   x24432
A/C# - x476xx
G#m -  466444


Intro: F#m--C#/F--E--A-E/G#- x2

Plucking:
        F#m               C#/F               E       
    A      E/G#
e|----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-------|-------|
B|----2-------2---|----2----4--2----|-----------------|-------|-------|
G|-2----2--1----2-|-1----1--------1-|-1----2----2p1---|-------|-------|
D|----------------|-----------------|---------------4-|-----4-|---2-4-|
A|----------------|-----------------|-----------------|---4---|-------|
E|-2-------2------|-1---------------|-0--0----0-------|-5-----|-4-----|


Verse 1:
    F#m               C#/F
The willow it weeps today
  E
A breeze from a distance
   A            E/G#
Is calling your name
  F#m                       C#/F
Unfurl your black wings and wait
 E                  A
Across the horizons coming
    E/G#      F#m C#/F E
to sweep you away
    A         E/G#       F#m C#/F 
A E/G#
Its coming to sweep you away


Distortion: F#m--E/G#--F--A--E--A--A--E/G#- x2


Chorus 1:
        D              C#m
Let the wind carry you home
E         Bm
Blackbird fly away
        D        C#m
May you never be broken again


Interlude: F#m--C#/F--E--A-E/G#- x2

Tremonti Semi Solo:
e|-2--2--2--2--5--2--2-|
B|---------------------|
G|---------------------|
D|---------------------|
a|---------------------|
E|---------------------|


Verse 2:
    F#m               C#/F
The fragile can not endure
    E
The wrecked and the and
        A          E/G#
jaded a place so impure
     F#m                 C#/F
The static of this cruel world
      E                 A
Cause some birds to fly long
       E/G#               F#m C#/F E
before they've seen their day
A           E                  F#m C#/F 
A E/G#
long before they've seen their day


Chorus 2:
        D              C#m
Let the wind carry you home
E         Bm
Blackbird fly away
        D        C#m     F#m E/G# A
May you never be broken again
Bm         D                C#m
Beyond the suffering you’ve known
  E        Bm
I hope you find your way
        D        A/C#    C#m  D-C#m D-C#m
May you never be broken again


Interlude: C#m--C#m-D-E-F-E-D-
C#m  D-C#m D-C#m
C#m--C#m-D-E-A-G#m-Bm-


Guitar Solo:

Silence: F#m--D--A-E/G#-F#m-- x2

Tremonti:
e|----------14-------12-|
B|-14-14-14----14-14----|
G|----------------------|
D|----------------------| repeat many times
A|----------------------|
E|----------------------|

Guitar 2: Solo Guitar
                   F#m                                    D
e|-------------------------------------|----------------------------0-------|
B|----0-0-0-2----0h2-----0-0-0-3-2-0h2-|----0-0-0-2----0h2----0-0-0---3-2h3-|
G|-------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
D|-4-----------4------4----------------|-0-----------0------0---------------|
A|-------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------|------------------------------------|

             A                      E/G#
e|-----------------------|------------------------|
B|-----------------------|------------------------|
G|------2----2h4--2--1---|------1-----2h4--2--1---|
D|----2----2-----------2-|----2----2------------2-|
A|-0---------------------|------------------------|
E|-----------------------|-4----------------------|

                   F#m
e|-------------------------------------|
B|----0-0-0-2----0h2-----0-0-0-3-2-0h2-|
G|-------------------------------------|
D|-4-----------4------4----------------|
A|-------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------|


Bass Solo:
G|-14-13-11----------------------------|
D|----------14-12-11-------------------|
A|-------------------14-12-11----------|
E|----------------------------14-12-10-|


Bridge:
  F#m
Ascend may you find no resistance
D
Know that you've made
such a difference
A               F
All you leave behind will
            F#m E/G#
live to the end
    F#m
The cycle of suffering goes
           D
on But the memories
of you stay strong
    A              F
Someday I too will fly
              F#m E/G#
and find you again


Real Guitar Solo:

Tremonti did a Very fast Sweeping and shredding here!!!

F#m--D--A-F-F#m-E/G-------------------| x2,
D--C#m--E--Bm--D--C#m--F#m-E/G#-A-Bm--|
D--C#m--E--Bm--D--C#m--F#m-E/G#-A-Bm--|


Chorus 3:
        D              C#m
Let the wind carry you home
E         Bm
Blackbird fly away
        D        C#m     F#m E/G# A
May you never be broken again
Bm         D                C#m
Beyond the suffering you’ve known
  E        Bm
I hope you find your way
        D        C#m     F#m--E/G#--F--A--E--A--A--E/G#-
May you never be broken again
        A        E/G#    F#m--E/G#--F--A--E--A--A--E/G#-
May you never be broken again


F#m--E/G#--F--A--E--A--A--E/G#- x2


Outro: F#m--C#/F--E--A-E/G#- x4, F#m(hold)

Plucking:
        F#m               C#/F               E       
    A      E/G#
e|----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-------|-------|
B|----2-------2---|----2----4--2----|-----------------|-------|-------|
G|-2----2--1----2-|-1----1--------1-|-1----2----2p1---|-------|-------|
D|----------------|-----------------|---------------4-|-----4-|---2-4-|
A|----------------|-----------------|-----------------|---4---|-------|
E|-2-------2------|-1---------------|-0--0----0-------|-5-----|-4-----|
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Alien1993 wrote on February 23 2012, 12:13 am

The key is not not A, its is G flat minor

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PwnzrJay wrote on April 7 2012, 09:03 am

Alien1993 is right, the song is in G minor, and it's tuned half step down.

I'm sorry to say that this tab is utter crap

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ImMortallity wrote on July 3 2014, 04:20 pm

Correct, the song should be tuned a half step down for the original tuning, but since the tabber changed the chords to match the Standard E-tuning, you can actually play it along to the real song.
Just because a tab isn't exactly the way the artist plays it, doesn't mean the tab is bad.

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