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                     Blackbird - Bass tab

               Transcribed and tabbed by Joe Britton 

  Artist - Jaco Pastorius
  Album  - Word of Mouth
  Track  - Black Bird
   
  Written by the Beatles, Arranged for bass by Jaco Pastorius.
  This tab is just the basic idea, there are a few small variations in parts.


         Any comments, questions etc. E-mail:
     
               Larrylaffer_uk@yahoo.co.uk                


  Rhythm fig. 1

      _______ _______ _______   ______       ____   ________  ________
  4   |-|-|-| |-|-|-| |-|-|-|   |-r  |       |  |   |--|-|-|  |--|-|-|
  4   | | | | | | | | | | | |   | |  |       |  |   |  | | |  |  | | |
G||---6-------7-------9--------18---18--|--(18)----18--------18---------
D||*----7-------7-------7-----------14--|--(14)-------14--------14------
A||*------0-0-----0-0-----0-0-----------|-------0--------0-0-------0-0--
E||-------------------------------------|-------------------------------


    ________      ________   ________  ________   ______      ____
    |--|-|-|      |--|-|-|   |--|-|-|  |--|-|-|   |-r  |      |  |
    |  | | |      |  | | |   |  | | |  |  | | |   | |  |      |  |
G--18---------|--11---------14--------13---------16---14--|-(14)----
D-----14------|-----12---------12--------12-----------16--|-(16)----
A--------0-0--|--------0-0--------0-0-------0-0-----------|------0--
E-------------|-------------------------------------------|---------
                                                          
            
                                    1____________________2__________                                                  
    ________  ________   ________      _____ ____        |   _____ ____
    |--|-|-|  |--|-|-|   |--|-|-|      |  -| |  |  |     |   |  -| |  | |
    |  | | |  |  | | |   |  | | |      |.  |_|  |__O     |   |.  |_|  |_|
G--14--------14---------14---------|--13--14---11-------||--13--14---11-
D-----16--------15---------15------|--14--14---12------*||--14--14---12-
A--------0-0-------0-0--------0-0--|--0---0----0-------*||--0---0----0--
E----------------------------------|--------------------||--------------


   _____             ______  ______            ____  ____
   |   |             |--| |  |--| |   |        |  |  |  |  |
   |   |      O      |  | |  |  | |   O        |  |__|  |  O
G----/11--|--10---|--9-------9--------8---|------14------------|
D---------|--12---|----11------11-----9---|--/12--------2------|
A---------|--0----|-------0-------0---0---|-------------0------|
E---------|-------|-----------------------|--------------------|











Rest Then repeat whole of rhythm fig. 1, With this fill in the first
time bar:
     _____  ____           ________ __________ 
     |  -|  |  |  |    r   |-|--|-| |--|--|--| 
     |.  |__|  |__O    O   | |  | | |  |  |  |
G|--13--14--11------|-----11-9------------------|
D|--14--14--12------|----------11-9-------------|
A|--0---0---0-------|---------------12-9--------|
E|------------------|--------------------12-10--|



  Rhythm Fig. 2

     ________  ________  ________  ________    ________ ________
     |--|-|-|  |--|-|-|  |--|-|-|  |--|-|-|    |--|-|-| |--|-|-|
     |  | | |  |  | | |  |  | | |  |  | | |    |  | | | |  | | |
G|--19--------19--------14--------14---------|-9--------9---------
D|-----17--------16--------14--------12------|---10-------10------
A|--------0-0-------0-0-------0-0-------0-0--|------0-0------0-0--
E|-------------------------------------------|--------------------

     ________  ________      ________  ________  ________  ________
     |--|-|-|  |--|-|-|      |--|-|-|  |--|-|-|  |--|-|-|  |--|-|-|
     |  | | |  |  | | |      |  | | |  |  | | |  |  | | |  |  | | |
G---11--------11---------|--19--------19--------14--------14---------|
D------12--------12------|-----17--------16--------14--------12------|
A---------0-0-------0-0--|--------0-0-------0-0-------0-0-------0-0--|
E------------------------|-------------------------------------------|


                     1___________________2_______
   ________ ________ _______ _______    | ________ ________
   |--|-|-| |--|-|-| |-|-|-| |-|-|-|    | |--|-|-| |--|-|-|   |  2
   |  | | | |  | | | | | | | | | | |    | |  | | | |  | | |   O  4
G|-9--------9--------8-------8---------||-9--------9----------8--|-------|
D|---10-------10-------9-------9------*||---10-------10-------9--|-1-bar-|
A|------0-0------0-0-----0-0-----0-0--*||------0-0------0-0---0--|-rest--|
E|-------------------------------------||------------------------|-------|



 Then Rhythm fig. 1, Skip first time bar, then rest, then:

 Rhythm fig. 3  

 4
 4  All 16th notes                       
G|--6-------7-------9-------18---------|--18--------18---------
D|----7-------7-------7--------16------|-----17--------16------
A|------0-0-----0-0-----0-0-------0-0--|--------0-0-------0-0--
E|-------------------------------------|-----------------------






G|--18---------14---------11-------14--------|--13--------16---------
D|-----14---------12---------7--------9------|-----11--------15------
A|--------0-0--------0-0-------0-0------0-0--|--------0-0-------0-0--
E|-------------------------------------------|-----------------------

                            _____ ____
                            |  -| |  |    |
                            |.  |_|  |____O
G--14--------14---------|--12--14----9--------
D-----16--------15------|---------------------
A--------0-0-------0-0--|------------8--------
E-----------------------|---------------------
                          Bass 1

Bass 1 holds the double stop, and bass 2 comes in with this riff:

                               __________    __________     __________
                           r   |--|--|--|    |--|--|--|     |--|--|--|
                           O.__|  |  |  |    |  |  |  |     |  |  |  |
                      G|------------------|----------------17-------17-
                      D|------------17-19-|-19-17-19-19-------19-19----
                      A|---------19-------|----------------------------
                      E|------------------|----------------------------
                         bass 2

    __________  __________   ____
    |--|--|--|  |--|--|--|   |--| 
    |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |   |  | 
G--19-17-------------------|--------
D--------19-19-17-19-19-17-|--------
A--------------------------|-19-17--
E--------------------------|--------


After riff go to Rhythm fig. 1,(this riff slightly overlaps into Rhythm 1)



After Rhythm fig. 1, go to Rhythm fig 2. Then back to Rhythm fig. 1. Skip first time bar then end.





                     Tab and rhythm explanation:



                                        |  |\                                                                      
O =  whole note                         |__|  = crotchet tied to quaver                                  

|                                                     
O =  minim\half note                     x    = dead note                                   
                                                   
|                                       (4)   = ghost note (held on                                     
| =  crotchet\quarter note                                from previous bar)
     ___                                                     
|\   | |                                 5\   = slide down
| or | | = quaver\eigth note
     ___
|    |-|                                 5/   = slide up
| or | | = semi-quaver\sixteenth note                        

|                                       5tr6  = trill
|. = dotted quaver etc.

r
| = crotchet rest\quarter note rest

r\
|  = quaver rest\eighth note rest etc.

__3__
| | |
| | | = quaver triplets

__3____
| | | |
| | | | = quaver triplets + quaver 
____
|- r
|  | = semi-quaver + quaver rest

_______
|- | -|
|  |  | = semi-quaver + quaver + semi-quaver
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