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  THE BEATLES - BLACKBIRD (Lennon/McCartney) From THE WHITE ALBUM.
                Released on 22nd November 1968.
  ----------------------------------------------------------------
  Tabbed by:PJVillanueva

  While in Rishikesh, India, in the spring of 1968, The Beatles
  could only use their Martin D-28 guitars. Being Donovan there
  too with his Gibson J-45 he gave John some fingerpicking clues.
  But we shouldn't forget that in the UK there has always been a
  strong liking for folk music and lots of great guitar players
  working the folk-club circuit. Bert Jansch, John Renbourn and
  Davey Graham to mention a few. John and Paul (oddly enough, not
  so much George, who more easily might have got in touch with the
  "Travis picking" techniques through his great rockabilly passion
  and proficiency) both learned to pick, not only "Travis picking"
  style, but also other interesting picking patterns which they'd
  often use. John's DEAR PRUDENCE, JULIA, HAPPINESS IS A WARM GUN,
  SUN KING, and later WORKING CLASS HERO, LOOK AT ME (composed in
  Rishikesh) and Paul's YESTERDAY, MOTHER NATURE'S SON, HER MAJESTY
  and later CALICO SKIES and JENNY WREN among many others.
  BLACKBIRD was written by Paul in Scotland and is based on an open G
  pedal point, with two note chords in tenths and it's one of his
  best songs ever. Some people say that he used D tuning on sixth
  string, but I can't see why should he. I think there is not any
  advantage doing it so.


  Blackbird singing in the dead of night
  Take these broken wings and learn to fly
  All your life
  You were only waiting for this moment to arise.

  Blackbird singing in the dead of night
  Take these sunken eyes and learn to see
  All your life
  You were only waiting for this moment to be free.

  Blackbird fly Blackbird fly
  Into the light of the dark black night.

  Blackbird fly Blackbird fly
  Into the light of the dark black night.

  Blackbird singing in the dead of night
  Take these broken wings and learn to fly
  All your life
  You were only waiting for this moment to arise
  You were only waiting for this moment to arise
  You were only waiting for this moment to arise.

    G               Am              G
  e|------- ------- ------- -------|------- -------|
  B|0---------------1--------------|3-------/------|
  G|--------0---------------0------|---------------|
  D|-------------------------------|---------------|
  A|----------------0--------------|2-------/------|
  E|3------------------------------|---------------|

  e|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
  B|12----------------------12-----|12---------12------------------|
  G|--------0---0-------0----0-----|--------0---0-------0---0------|
  D|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
  A|10--------------10-------------|10--------------10-------------|
  E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|

    00:04
                    Am              G
  e|------- ------- ------- -------|------- -------|
  B|0---------------1--------------|3-------/------|
  G|--------0---------------0------|---------------|
  D|-------------------------------|---------------|
  A|----------------0--------------|2-------/------|
  E|3------------------------------|---------------|
    Blackbird       singing in  the dead
                                        of

  e|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
  B|12----------------------12-----|12---------12------------------|
  G|--------0---0-------0----0-----|--------0---0-------0---0------|
  D|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
  A|10--------------10-------------|10--------------10-------------|
  E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
    night

    C               C#dim           Dsus4           Ebdim
  e|------- ------- 3------ -------|------- ------- 5------ -------|
  B|5------------------------------|7------------------------------|
  G|--------0---------------0------|--------0---------------0------|
  D|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
  A|3---------------4--------------|5---------------6--------------|
  E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
    Take    these   broken  wings            and            to  fly
                                                learn
    Em                              Eb
  e|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
  B|8------------------------------|8-------8----------------------|
  G|--------0---0-------0---0------|--------0---0-------0---0------|
  D|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
  A|7---------------7--------------|6---------------6--------------|
  E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|

    Dsus4           C#dim           C
  e|------- ------- 3------ -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
  B|7------------------------------|5------------------------------|
  G|--------0---------------0------|--------0---0-------0---0------|
  D|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
  A|5---------------4--------------|3---------------3--------------|
  E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
    All         your        life
                                    00:18

    Cm                              G
  e|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
  B|4------------------------------|3------------------------------|
  G|--------0---0-------0---0------|--------0-----------0---0------|
  D|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
  A|3---------------3--------------|2---------------2--------------|
  E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
                                    you were        only        waiting

    A7                              D7sus2
  e|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
  B|2------------------------------|1------------------------------|
  G|--------0-----------0---0------|--------0-----------0---0------|
  D|-------------------------------|0---------------0--------------|
  A|0---------------0--------------|-------------------------------|
  E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
                    for this    moment              to  arise

    G                               C               G
  e|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
  B|0------------------------------|5---------------3--------------|
  G|--------0---0-----------0------|--------0---------------0------|
  D|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
  A|-------------------------------|3---------------2--------------|
  E|3---------------3--------------|-------------------------------|

    A7                              D7sus2
  e|------- ------- ------- 0------|------- ------- ------- 0------|
  B|2-----------------------2------|1-----------------------1------|
  G|--------0---0-------0---0------|--------0---0-------0---0------|
  D|-------------------------------|0---------------0--------------|
  A|0---------------0--------------|-------------------------------|
  E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|

    G
  e|------- ------- ------- -------|
  B|0------------------------------|
  G|--------0---0-------0---0------|
  D|-------------------------------|
  A|-------------------------------|
  E|3---------------3--------------|

    00:28
    G               Am              G
  e|------- ------- ------- -------|------- -------|
  B|0---------------1--------------|3-------/------|
  G|--------0---------------0------|---------------|
  D|-------------------------------|---------------|
  A|----------------0--------------|2-------/------|
  E|3------------------------------|---------------|
    Blackbird       singing in  the     of
                                    dead

  e|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
  B|12----------------------12-----|12-----------------------------|
  G|--------0---0-------0----0-----|--------0-----------0---0------|
  D|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
  A|10--------------10-------------|10-------------10--------------|
  E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
    night

    C               C#dim           Dsus4           Ebdim
  e|------- ------- 3------ -------|------- ------- 5------ -------|
  B|5------------------------------|7------------------------------|
  G|--------0---------------0------|--------0---------------0------|
  D|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
  A|3---------------4--------------|5---------------6--------------|
  E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
    Take    these   sunken                  and learn       to  see
                        eyes

    Eb                              Em
  e|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
  B|8-------------------8---8------|8-------8---8-------8---8------|
  G|--------0---0-------0---0------|--------0---0-------0---0------|
  D|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
  A|7---------------7--------------|6---------------6--------------|
  E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|

    Dsus4           C#dim           C
  e|------- ------- 3------ -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
  B|7------------------------------|5------------------------------|
  G|--------0---------------0------|--------0---0-----------0------|
  D|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
  A|5---------------4--------------|3---------------3--------------|
  E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
    All         your        life
                                    00:41

    Cm                              G
  e|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
  B|4-----------4-----------4------|3------------------------------|
  G|--------0-----------0----------|--------0---0-------0---0------|
  D|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
  A|3---------------3--------------|2---------------2--------------|
  E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
                                    you were        only        waiting

    A7                              D7sus2
  e|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
  B|2------------------------------|1-----------------------1------|
  G|--------0---0-------0---0------|--------0-----------0---0------|
  D|-------------------------------|0---------------0--------------|
  A|0---------------0--------------|-------------------------------|
  E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
                    for this    moment              to  be

    G
  e|------- ------- ------- -------|
  B|0---------------0--------------|
  G|--------0---0---0-------0------|
  D|-------------------------------|
  A|-------------------------------|
  E|3---------------3--------------|
    free

    00:46
    Fadd9           Em              Dm              C
  e|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
  B|10--------------8--------------|6---------------5--------------|
  G|--------0---------------0------|--------0---------------0------|
  D|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
  A|-8--------------7--------------|5---------------3--------------|
  E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
    Blackbird                                               fly

    Bb6                             C
  e|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
  B|3------------------------------|5-------5---5------------------|
  G|--------0-----------0---0------|--------0---0-------0---0------|
  D|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
  A|1---------------1--------------|3---------------3--------------|
  E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|

    Fadd9           Em              Dm              C
  e|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
  B|10--------------8--------------|6---------------5--------------|
  G|--------0---------------0------|--------0---------------0------|
  D|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
  A|-8--------------7--------------|5---------------3--------------|
  E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
    Blackbird                                               fly

    Bb6                             A7
  e|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
  B|3------------------------------|2---------------2--------------|
  G|--------0---0-------0---0------|--------0---0-----------0------|
  D|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
  A|1---------------1--------------|0---------------0--------------|
  E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
                                                into        the light

    D7sus4
  e|------- ------- ------- -------|
  B|1------------------------------|
  G|--------0---0-------0---0------|
  D|0---------------0--------------|
  A|-------------------------------|
  E|-------------------------------|
            of  the dark    black

    00:58
    G               Am              G
  e|------- ------- ------- -------|------- -------|
  B|0---------------1--------------|3-------/------|
  G|--------0---------------0------|---------------|
  D|-------------------------------|---------------|
  A|----------------0--------------|2-------/------|
  E|3------------------------------|---------------|
        night

  e|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
  B|12-----------------------------|12-------------12--/-----------|
  G|--------0---0-------0----0-----|--------0---------------0------|
  D|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
  A|10--------------10-------------|10-------------10--/-----------|
  E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|

    C               C#dim           Dsus4           D#dim
  e|------- ------- 3------ -------|------- ------- 5------ -------|
  B|5------------------------------|7------------------------------|
  G|--------0---------------0------|--------0---------------0------|
  D|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
  A|3---------------4--------------|5---------------6--------------|
  E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|

    Em                              Eb
  e|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
  B|8------------------------------|8------------------------------|
  G|--------0---0-------0---0------|--------0---0-------0---0------|
  D|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
  A|7---------------7--------------|6---------------6--------------|
  E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|

    D               C#dim           C
  e|------- ------- 3------ -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
  B|7-----------------------0------|5------------------------------|
  G|--------0---------------0------|--------0---0-------0---0------|
  D|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
  A|5---------------4--------------|3---------------3--------------|
  E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|

    Cm                              G
  e|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
  B|4------------------------------|3------------------------------|
  G|--------0---0-------0---0------|--------0---0-------0---0------|
  D|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
  A|3---------------3--------------|2---------------2--------------|
  E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|

    A7                              D7sus4
  e|------- 0---0-- ----0-- 0------|------- 3---3-- ----3-- 3------|
  B|2-------2---2-------2---2------|1-------1---1-------1---1------|
  G|--------0---0-------0---0------|--------0---0-------0---0------|
  D|-------------------------------|0---------------0--------------|
  A|0---------------0--------------|-------------------------------|
  E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|

    G
  e|------- 3---3-- ----3-- 3------|
  B|0-------0---0-------0---0------|
  G|--------0---0-------0---0------|
  D|-------------------------------|
  A|-------------------------------|
  E|3---------------3--------------|

    01:16

    Fadd9           Em              Dm              C
  e|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
  B|10--------------8--------------|6---------------5--------------|
  G|--------0---------------0------|--------0---------------0------|
  D|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
  A|-8--------------7--------------|5---------------3--------------|
  E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
    Blackbird                                               fly

    Bb6                             C
  e|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
  B|3------------------------------|5-------5----------------------|
  G|--------0---0-------0---0------|--------0---0-------0---0------|
  D|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
  A|1---------------1--------------|3---------------3--------------|
  E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|

    Fadd9           Em              Dm              C
  e|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
  B|10--------------8--------------|6---------------5--------------|
  G|--------0---------------0------|--------0---------------0------|
  D|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
  A|-8--------------7--------------|5---------------3--------------|
  E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
    Blackbird                                               fly


    Bb6                             A7
  e|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
  B|3------------------------------|2------------------------------|
  G|--------0-----------0---0------|--------0---0-------0---0------|
  D|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
  A|1---------------1--------------|0---------------0--------------|
  E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
                                                into        the light

    D7sus4
  e|------- ------- ------- -------|
  B|1------------------------------|
  G|--------0---0-------0---0------|
  D|0---------------0--------------|
  A|-------------------------------|
  E|-------------------------------|
            of  the dark    black

    01:28

    G               Am              G
  e|------- ------- ------- -------|------- -------|
  B|0---------------1--------------|3-------/------|
  G|--------0---------------0------|---------------|
  D|-------------------------------|---------------|
  A|----------------0--------------|2-------/------|
  E|3------------------------------|---------------|
     night

  e|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
  B|12------12--12------12--12-----|12-------------12---12--12-----|
  G|---------0---0-------0---0-----|--------0-------0----0---0-----|
  D|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
  A|10--------------10-------------|10-------------10---10--10-----|
  E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|

  e|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
  B|12------12--12--12--12--12-----|12------12--12--12--12--12-----|
  G|---------0---0---0---0---0-----|---------0---0---0---0---0-----|
  D|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
  A|10------10--10--10--10--10-----|10------10--10--10--10--10-----|
  E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
                                                    (.
  e|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
  B|12------12------12------12-----|12------12------12-------------|
  G|---------0---------------0-----|---------0---------------------|
  D|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
  A|10--------------10-------------|10--------------10-------------|
  E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|

  e|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
  B|-------------------------------|------------------------12--\--|
  G|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
  D|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
  A|-------------------------------|------------------------10--\--|
  E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|

    01:41

    G               Am              G               C
  e|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
  B|0---------------1--------------|3---------------5--------------|
  G|--------0---------------0------|--------0---------------0------|
  D|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
  A|----------------0--------------|2---------------3--------------|
  E|3------------------------------|-------------------------------|

    G               A7              D7sus4
  e|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
  B|3---------------2--------------|1------------------------------|
  G|--------0---------------0------|--------0---0-------0---0------|
  D|-------------------------------|0---------------0--------------|
  A|2---------------0--------------|-------------------------------|
  E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|

    01:46

    G               Am              G
  e|------- ------- ------- -------|------- -------|
  B|0---------------1--------------|3-------/------|
  G|--------0---------------0------|---------------|
  D|-------------------------------|---------------|
  A|----------------0--------------|2-------/------|
  E|3------------------------------|---------------|
    Blackbird       singing in  the dead
                                        of

  e|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
  B|12------12--12------12--12-----|12------12------12-------------|
  G|---------0---0-------0---0-----|---------0-------0-------------|
  D|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
  A|10--------------10-------------|10--------------10-------------|
  E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
    night

    C               C#dim           D               D#dim
  e|------- ------- 3------ -------|------- ------- 5------ -------|
  B|5------------------------------|7------------------------------|
  G|--------0---------------0------|--------0---------------0------|
  D|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
  A|3---------------4--------------|5-------/-------6--------------|
  E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
    Take    these   broken  wings           and learn       to  fly

    Em                              Eb
  e|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
  B|8-------8---8-------8---8------|8-------8---8-------8---8------|
  G|--------0---0-------0---0------|--------0---0-------0---0------|
  D|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
  A|7---------------7--------------|6---------------6--------------|
  E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|

    D               C#dim           C
  e|------- ------- 3------ -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
  B|7------------------------------|5------------------------------|
  G|--------0---------------0------|--------0---0-------0---0------|
  D|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
  A|5---------------4--------------|3---------------3--------------|
  E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
    All       your    life
                                    02:00

    Cm                              G
  e|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
  B|4-------4----------------------|3------------------------------|
  G|--------0---0-------0---0------|--------0---0-------0---0------|
  D|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
  A|3---------------3--------------|2---------------2--------------|
  E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
                                    you were        only        waiting

    A7                              D7sus4
  e|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
  B|2------------------------------|1------------------------------|
  G|--------0---0-------0---0------|--------0-----------0---0------|
  D|-------------------------------|0---------------0--------------|
  A|0---------------0--------------|-------------------------------|
  E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
                    for this    moment              to  arise

                                    02:05

    G                               C               G
  e|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
  B|0------------------------------|5---------------3--------------|
  G|--------0---0-------0---0------|--------0---------------0------|
  D|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
  A|-------------------------------|3---------------2--------------|
  E|3---------------3--------------|-------------------------------|
                                    you were        only        waiting

    A7                              D7sus4
  e|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
  B|2------------------------------|1------------------------------|
  G|--------0---0-------0---0------|--------0---0-------0---0------|
  D|-------------------------------|0---------------0--------------|
  A|0---------------0--------------|-------------------------------|
  E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
                    for this    moment              to  arise

                                    02:10

    G                               C               G
  e|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
  B|0------------------------------|5---------------3--------------|
  G|--------0---0-----------0------|--------0---------------0------|
  D|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
  A|-------------------------------|3---------------2--------------|
  E|3---------------3--------------|-------------------------------|
                                    you were        only        waiting

    A7                              D7sus4
  e|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
  B|2------------------------------|1------------------------------|
  G|--------0---0-----------0------|--------0---------------0------|
  D|-------------------------------|0---------------0--------------|
  A|0---------------0--------------|-------------------------------|
  E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
                    for this    moment              to  arise

           (.
    G
  e|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
  B|0-------0----------------------|-------------------------------|
  G|--------0----------------------|-------------------------------|
  D|--------0----------------------|-------------------------------|
  A|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
  E|3------------------------------|-------------------------------|


************************************

        B  Bend
        R  Release
        /  slide up
        \  slide down
        H  hammer-on
        P  pull-off
        ~  vibrato
        +  harmonic
        x  Mute note
        . - play note like a dot in standard notation
        ^ - ties two notes together
        (. Pause

************************************

            
            
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Maggot-Overdose 26 Dec 12, 2006 09:30 AM

Great, 5 Stars.

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PJVILL 8,472 Sep 01, 2007 12:29 AM

Your magisterial sentence is just an opinion, just like the one on the book you bought is just a personal evaluation. It's a little ingenuous that small bit of thinking of yours. Those who come to write a book aren't perfect. Nobody and nothing is perfect, but I bet my tabs are as good as any and they are free!. Thanks for
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