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Blackbird tab

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About this tab version
Shorthand version to make it easier to learn to sing along with. Was this info helpful? Yes No
Blackbird ver. 5 does a perfect job of transcribing the exact 
guitar notes from the original recording - learn it from there.
https://tabs.ultimate-guitar.com/t/the_beatles/blackbird_ver5_tab.htm

Once you know it, this tab makes it much easier to follow along and sing
by using a shorthand to describe repeating finger picking sections. 

When you see a single dash after a note, you should play that followed 
by the repeating open G:
e|--|             e|----|
B|0-|             B|0---|
G|--|   becomes   G|--0-|
D|--|             D|----|
A|--|             A|----|
E|3-|             E|3---|

When you see a double dash after a note:
e|----|             e|----------------|
B|12--|             B|12----12--12----|
G|----|   becomes   G|----0-------0---|
D|----|             D|----------------|
A|10--|             A|10------10------|
E|----|             E|----------------|

[Intro]          [Verse]
e|--------------|---------------(3)-(5)--------(3)------------------|
B|0-1-3/12--12--|0-1-3/12--12--5-8-7-10-8--8--7-8-5--4--3--2--1--0--|
G|--------------|---------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------|---------------------------------------------0-----|
A|--0-2/10--10--|--0-2/10--10--3-4-5-6 -7--6--5-4-3--3--2--0--------|
E|3-------------|3-----------------------------------------------3--|
                Blackbird ... dead of night
                Take these broken ... learn to fly
                All your ... you were only ... moment to arise

[Fill]           [Verse]
e|--------------|---------------(3)-(5)--------(3)------------------|
B|-5-3-2--1--0--|0-1-3/12--12--5-8-7-10-8--8--7-8-5--4--3--2--1--0--|
G|--------------|---------------------------------------------------|
D|--------0-----|---------------------------------------------0-----|
A|-3-2-0--------|--0-2/10--10--3-4-5-6 -7--6--5-4-3--3--2--0--------|
E|-----------3--|3-----------------------------------------------3--|
                Blackbird ... dead of night
                Take these sunken ... learn to see
                All your ... you were only ... moment to be free

[Chorus] 
e|---------------------------------|
B|10-8-6-5-3--5--10-8-6-5-3--2--1--|
G|---------------------------------|
D|------------------------------0--|
A|8 -7-5-3-1--3--8 -7-5-3-1--0-----|
E|---------------------------------|
Blackbird fly ... light of the dark black night

[Verse - solo guitar]
e|---------------(3)-(5)--------(3)------------------|
B|0-1-3/12--12--5-8-7-10-8--8--7-8-5--4--3--2--1--0--|
G|---------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------0-----|
A|--0-2/10--10--3-4-5-6 -7--6--5-4-3--3--2--0--------|
E|3-----------------------------------------------3--|

[Chorus]
e|---------------------------------|
B|10-8-6-5-3--5--10-8-6-5-3--2--1--|
G|---------------------------------|
D|------------------------------0--|
A|8 -7-5-3-1--3--8 -7-5-3-1--0-----|
E|---------------------------------|
Blackbird fly ... light of the dark black night

[Verse - solo guitar]
e|----------------------------------------------------|
B|0-1-3/12--12--12--12--12-12-12-12~12\0-1-3-5-3-2-1--|
G|--------------------------------0~------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------0--|
A|--0-2/10--10--10--10--10-10-10-10~10\--0-2-3-2-0----|
E|3------------------------------------3--------------|

[Verse]
e|---------------(3)-(5)--------(3)------------------|
B|0-1-3/12--12--5-8-7-10-8--8--7-8-5--4--3--2--1--0--|
G|---------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------0-----|
A|--0-2/10--10--3-4-5-6 -7--6--5-4-3--3--2--0--------|
E|3-----------------------------------------------3--|
Blackbird ... dead of night
Take these broken ... learn to fly
All your ... you were only ... moment to arise
  
e|-----------------------------|
B|5-3-2--1--0--5-3-2--1--0---0~|
G|-----------------------0---0~|
D|-------0------------0--0---0~|
A|3-2-0--------3-2-0---------2~|
E|----------3------------3-----|
You were only ... moment to arise
You were only ... moment to arise


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