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Blackbirds chords

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Song: Blackbirds
Artist: Gretchen Peters
Composers: Gretchen Peters & Ben Glover
Album: Blackbirds
 
Tabbed by DJ ('DiddyD' on ultimateGuitar.com)
31st Nov 2015

On the album track the predominant guitar is electic, and reminiscent
of Neil Young's style. Below is a link to a live version where
Gretchen's acoustic is the only guitar:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gmSMqcmTZak
In the clip she plays the C chords with a bottom G, although she
doesn't really emphasise it.

CAPO: 2nd fret (Sounds in the key of F#m)

Here's the passing hammer-on riffs:
      Em       Esus4    Em               Em   Em/A Em/B
e |---0--0---0----0--0--0---|      e |---0--0---0------|
B |---0--0---0----0--0--0---|      B |---0--0---0------|
G |---0--0---0-h2-2--2-p0---|      G |---0--0---0------|
D |---2--2---2----------2---|      D |---2--2---2------|
A |---2--2------------------|      A |---2--2---0-h2---|
E |---0--0------------------|      E |---0--0----------|

      C    Cadd2 C                F    Fsus2 F
e |---0--0---0--0---|       e |---1--1---1--1---|
B |---1--1---1--1---|       B |---1--1---1--1---|
G |---0--0---0--0---|       G |---2--2---0-h2---|
D |---2--2---0-h2---|       D |---3--3---3--3---|
A |---3--3---3--3---|       A |---3--3---3--3---|
E |---3--3---3--3---|       E |---1--1---1--1---|

Chord names and fret positions are relative to the capo:
Em    = 022000    F     = 133211   Em/B   = x22000
Esus4 = 022200    Fsus2 = 133011   Dsus2  = xx0230
C     = 332010    D     = xx0232   Emadd9 = 022002
Cadd2 = 330010    Em/A  = x02000   

h = hammer-on
p = pull -off

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[Intro]
    Em   Esus4   Em    Em   Esus4   Em
||: /  /  /   /__/  |  /  /  /   /__/  :|| [x2]


[Verse 1]
       Em                                C                   Cadd2  C
The blackbirds came at dusk, and they roosted in the cane,
F                        Fsus2 F           C                 Cadd2  C
   Raised such a ruckus,         that it shook my windowpane,
           Em                       C                Cadd2  C
And I’m covered up in dirt, and I stink of kerosene,
         F           C                Em    Esus4 Em  Em   Esus4    Em
And no matter what I do, I can’t get clean!          | /  /  /   /__/ |


[Verse 2]
 Em                               C                   Cadd2  C
Last thing I remember was your footsteps in the hall,
  F                     Fsus2 F           C                    Cadd2  C
Whiskey in your voice,            and a shotgun on the wall,
              Em                               C               Cadd2  C
Now there’s shadows in the shadows, there’s trouble in the cane,
               F                C                      Em
And there’s things you do that you just ...can’t ex - plain!


[Chorus]
       C                        Em
Un - easy lies the head, un - faithful is the heart,
       C                  D              Em
Un - grateful, and un - lucky, and un - true,
    C                       Em                 Em/A  Em/B
And no one saw me come, and no one saw me go,
C               D       Em                 Esus4  Em
   Only the blackbirds,    ...and you!


[Verse 3]
       Em                            C                         Cadd2 C
Come harvest in the cane fields the sky turns black with smoke,
       F                   Fsus2 F         C                   Cadd2 C
So I took our father’s gun,        and a heavy piece of rope,
       Em                                 C                    Cadd2 C
And I left you lying there, like rotten fruit upon the ground,
       F                   C                     Em
And I lit a torch, and I burned the whole thing down!


[Chorus]
       C                         Em
Un - easy lies the head, un - faithful is the heart,
       C                  D              Em    Emadd9  Em
Un - grateful, and un - lucky, and un - true,
    C                       Em                 Em/A  Em/B
And no one saw me come, and no one saw me go,
C               D       Em                 Esus4 Em
   Only the blackbirds,    ...and you!


[Break]
C                   D               Dsus2
    Ah, ah, ah---!     Ah, ah - ah, ah---!
C                   D           Dsus2
    Ah, ah, ah---!     Ah, ah - ah---!

   Em    E4    Em    Em    E4    Em
|  /  /  /  /__/  |  /  /  /  /__/  |


[Verse 4]
     Em                        C                     Cadd2 C
Our father was a farmer, he planted fields of cane,
F                            Fsus2 F           C                 Cadd2 C
   He planted seeds of evil,         and we harvested the shame,
         Em                                C                     Cadd2 C
Oh, but I’m the last one standing, there’s no one left to tell,
           F                C               Em
And when it’s my time I’ll see you both in hell!


[Chorus]
       C                         Em
Un - easy lies the head, un - faithful is the heart,
       C                  D              Em    Emadd9  Em
Un - grateful, and un - lucky, and un - true,
    C                       Em                 Em/A  Em/B
And no one saw me come, and no one saw me go,
C               D       Em                 Esus4 Em
   Only the blackbirds,    ...and you!



[Coda]
    C                   Cadd2  C     Em                Em/A  Em/B
And no one saw me come,          and no one saw me go,
C               D                Em       Esus4 Em
   Only the blackbirds   ...and you-----!

   Em   Esus4  Em    Em    Esus4   Emadd9
|  /  /  /  /__/  |  /  /  /  /  |   /  ||

            
            
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