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Blackbird
John Lennon and Paul McCartney
The Beatles

TAB by: Robb Anagnostis

The existing TABs are close but some miss the timing, others leave out notes.
The TAB by Douglas French from 1995 (which this tab is greatly based on) is very good
misses the very important chromatic bass line through the verses (only 3 notes...but
Others that have the bass line show a really wierd fingering for it. Try this one out. 
really pretty easy. Check out measure #5 where the chromatic bass notes all stay on the A string.


  #1                          #2
  3/4 G       Am7     G/B     4/4 G
E{|---------------------------|-----------------------------------|
B{|---0-------1-------3-------|---12----12--12----12----12--12----|
G{|-------0-------0-------0---|-------0-------0-------0-------0---|
D{|---------------------------|-----------------------------------|
A{|-----------0-------2-------|---10------10------10------10------|
E{|---3-----------------------|-----------------------------------|
      +   .   +   .   +   .       +   .   +   .   +   .   +   .


  3/4 G       Am7     G/B     4/4 G
E||---------------------------|-----------------------------------|
B||---0-------1-------3-------|---12----12--12----12----12--12----|
G||.------0-------0-------0---|-------0-------0-------0-------0---|
D||.--------------------------|-----------------------------------|
A||-----------0-------2-------|---10------10------10------10------|
E||---3-----------------------|-----------------------------------|
      +   .   +   .   +   .       +   .   +   .   +   .   +   .
   1. Blackbird singing in the dead of night
   2. Blackbird singing in the dead of night


  #5
      C       A7/C#   D       B7/D#       Em              Cm/Eb
E |-----------3---------------5-------|-----------------------------------|
B |---5--(5)----------7--(7)----------|---8-----8---8-----8-----8---8-----|
G |-------0-------0-------0-------0---|-------0-------0-------0-------0---|
D |-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
A |---3-------4-------5-------6-------|---7-------7-------6-------6-------|
E |-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
      +   .   +   .   +   .   +   .       +   .   +   .   +   .   +   .
      Take these broken wings and learn to fly
      Take these sunken eyes and learn to see  (notes in () not played 2nd verse)


  #7
  3/2 D       A7/C#   C                Cm
E |-----------3----------------------------------------|
B |---7---------------5-----5---5------4-----4---4-----|
G |-------0-------0-------0-------0--------0-------0---|
D |----------------------------------------------------|
A |---5-------4-------3-------3--------3-------3-------|
E |----------------------------------------------------|
      +       .       +       .        +       .
      All     your    life
      All     your    life


  #8
      G/B             A7               C/D
E |----------------------------------------------------|
B |---3-----3---3-----2-----2---2------1-----1---1-----|
G |-------0-------0-------0-------0--------0-------0---|
D |------------------------------------0-------0-------|
A |---2-------2-------0-------0------------------------|
E |----------------------------------------------------|
      +       .       +       .        +       .
     You were only  waiting  for this  moment  to a-
     You were only  waiting  for this  moment  to be

   -----------------------------------------------------------------------...
  |  1.
  #9
  4/4 G               C       G           A7              C/D
E |-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
B |---0-----0---0-----5-------3-------|---2-----2---2-----1-----1---1-----|
G |-------0-------0-------0-------0---|-------0-------0-------0-------0---|
D |-----------------------------------|-------------------0-------0-------|
A |-------------------3-------2-------|---0-------0-----------------------|
E |---3-------3-----------------------|-----------------------------------|
      +   .   +   .   +   .   +   .       +   .   +   .   +   .   +   .
      rise.

  ... -----------------  -------------------
                       ||  2.               |
  #11                  ||                   |
  2/2 G
E |--------------------||-------------------|
B |---0-----0---0------||---0-----0---0-----|
G |-------0-------0---.||-------0-------0---|
D |-------------------.||-------------------|
A |--------------------||-------------------|
E |---3-------3--------||---3-------3-------|
      +   .   +   .         +   .   +   .
                             free.

  #13
  4/4 F       Em      Dm      C           Bb              C
E |-----------------------------------|-------------------0-----0---0-----|
B |---10------8-------6-------5-------|---3-----3---3---------------------|
G |-------0-------0-------0-------0---|-------0-------0-------0-------0---|
D |-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
A |---8-------7-------5-------3-------|---1-------1-------3-------3-------|
E |-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
      +   .   +   .   +   .   +   .       +   .   +   .   +   .   +   .
      Black     -     bird,              fly,


  #15
  4/4 F       Em      Dm      C           Bb              A7
E |-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
B |---10------8-------6-------5-------|---3-----3---3-----2-----2---2-----|
G |-------0-------0-------0-------0---|-------0-------0-------0-------0---|
D |-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
A |---8-------7-------5-------3-------|---1-------1-------0-------0-------|
E |-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
      +   .   +   .   +   .   +   .       +   .   +   .   +   .   +   .
      Black     -     bird,              fly,                    into the

  #17
  2/4 C/D
E |----------------------|
B |---1-----1---1----1---|
G |-------0-------0------|
D |---0-------0----------|
A |----------------------|
E |----------------------|
      +   .   +   .
      light of a dark blackc


  #18
  3/4 G       Am7     G       4/4 G
E |---------------------------|-----------------------------------|
B |---0-------1-------3-------|---12----12--12----12--12--12------|
G |-------0-------0-------0---|-------0-------0-------0-----------|
D |---------------------------|-----------------------------------|
A |-----------0-------2-------|---10------10------10------10------|
E |---3-----------------------|-----------------------------------|
      +   .   +   .   +   .       +   .   +   .   +   .   +   .
      night.


  #20
      C       A7/C#   D7      B7/D#       Em        *     Cm/Eb
E |-----------3---------------5-------|-----------------------------------|
B |---5---5-----------7---7-----------|---8-----8-----8---8-----8---8-----|*note small
G |-------0-------0-------0-------0---|-------0-----0---------0-------0---| change in
D |-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------| picking pattern
A |---3-------4-------5-------6-------|---7-------7-------6-------6-------| here
E |-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
      +   .   +   .   +   .   +   .       +   .   +   .   +   .   +   .


  #22
  3/2 D       A7/C#   C                Cm
E |-----------3----------------------------------------|
B |---7---------------5-----5---5------4-----4---4-----|
G |-------0-------0-------0-------0--------0-------0---|
D |----------------------------------------------------|
A |---5-------4-------3-------3--------3-------3-------|
E |----------------------------------------------------|
      +       .       +       .        +       .


  #23                                                  #24
      G               A7               C/D             2/4 G
E |----------------------------------------------------|---------------|
B |---3-----3---3-----2-----2---2------1-----1---1-----|---0-----------|
G |-------0-------0-------0-------0--------0-------0---|---0-----------|
D |------------------------------------0-------0-------|---------------|
A |---2-------2-------0-------0------------------------|---------------|
E |----------------------------------------------------|---3-----------|
      +       .       +       .        +       .           +       .


  #25
  4/4 F       Em      Dm      C           Bb              C
E |-----------------------------------|-------------------0-----0---0-----|
B |---10------8-------6-------5-------|---3-----3---3---------------------|
G |-------0-------0-------0-------0---|-------0-------0-------0-------0---|
D |-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
A |---8-------7-------5-------3-------|---1-------1-------3-------3-------|
E |-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
      +   .   +   .   +   .   +   .       +   .   +   .   +   .   +   .
      Black     -     bird,               fly,


  #27
  4/4 F       Em      Dm      C           Bb              A7
E |-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
B |---10------8-------6-------5-------|---3---3-------3---2-----2---2-----|
G |-------0-------0-------0-------0---|-------------0---------0-------0---|
D |-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
A |---8-------7-------5-------3-------|---1-------1-------0-------0-------|
E |-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
      +   .   +   .   +   .   +   .       +   .   +   .   +   .   +   .
      Black     -     bird,               fly,                    into the

  #29
  2/4 C/D
E |----------------------|
B |---1-----1---1----1---|
G |-------0-------0------|
D |---0-------0----------|
A |----------------------|
E |----------------------|
      +   .   +   .
    light of a dark, black


  #30
  3/4 G       Am7     G/B     4/4 G
E |---------------------------|-----------------------------------|
B |---0-------1-------3-------|---12----12--12----12----12--12----|
G |---------------------------|-------0-------0-------0-------0---|
D |---------------------------|-----------------------------------|
A |-----------0-------2-------|-----------------------------------|
E |---3-----------------------|---10------10------10------10------|
      +   .   +   .   +   .       +   .   +   .   +   .   +   .
      night.


 #31
      G
E |-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
B |---12----12--12----12----12--12----|---12----12--12----12---------12/--|
G |-------0-------0-------0-------0---|-------0-------0---0---------------|
D |-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
A |---10------10------10------10------|---10------10------10---------10/--|
E |-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
      +   .   +   .   +   .       +   .   +   .   +   .   +   .   +   .
                                molto rit.


  #34
  3/4    G       Am7     G/B     3/4 C       G/B     A7
E||------------------------------|---0-----------------------|
B||------0-------1-------3-------|-----------3-------2-------|
G||----------0-------0-------0---|-------0-------0-------0---|
D||------------------------------|---------------------------|
A||--------------0-------2-------|---3-------2-------0-------|
E||---10\3-----------------------|---------------------------|
          +   .   +   .   +   .      +   .   +   .   +   .
 slide down
        a tempo


  #36
  2/4 C/D
E |------------------|
B |--1-----1---1-----|
G |------0-------0---|
D |--0-------0-------|
A |------------------|
E |------------------|
     +   .   +   .

  #37
  3/4 G       Am7     G/B     4/4 G
E||---------------------------|-----------------------------------|
B||---0-------1-------3-------|---12----12--12----12----12--12----|
G||.------0-------0-------0---|-------0-------0-------0-------0---|
D||.--------------------------|-----------------------------------|
A||-----------0-------2-------|---10------10------10------10------|
E||---3-----------------------|-----------------------------------|
      +   .   +   .   +   .       +   .   +   .   +   .   +   .
    Blackbird singing in the dead of night


  #39
      C       A7/C#   D       B7/D#       Em              Cm/Eb
E |-----------3---------------5-------|-----------------------------------|
B |---5---------------7---7-----------|---8-----8---8-----8-----8---8-----|
G |-------0-------0-------0-------0---|-------0-------0-------0-------0---|
D |-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
A |---3-------4-------5-------6-------|---7-------7-------6-------6-------|
E |-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
      +   .   +   .   +   .   +   .       +   .   +   .   +   .   +   .
      Take these broken wings and learn to fly;


  #41
  3/2 D       A7/C#   C   *            Cm  *
E |-----------3----------------------------------------|
B |---7---------------5---5-------5----4---4-------4---| * note change in
G |-------0-------0---------0---0------------0---0-----|   picking pattern here
D |----------------------------------------------------|
A |---5-------4-------3-------3--------3-------3-------|
E |----------------------------------------------------|
      +       .       +       .        +       .
      All     your    life


  #42
  4/4 G/B             A7                  C/D             G
E||-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------||
B||---3-----3---3-----2-----2---2-----|---1-----1---1-----0---------------||
G||.------0-------0-------0-------0---|-------0-------0---0--------------.||
D||.----------------------------------|---0-------0----------------------.||
A||---2-------2-------0-------0-------|-----------------------------------||
E||-----------------------------------|-------------------3---------------||
      +   .   +   .   +   .   +   .       +   .   +   .   +   .   +   .
     You were only   waiting  for this    moment  to    a-rise.


  #44
      C       G/B     A7                  C/D             G
E |-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------||}
B |---5-------3-------2-----2---2-----|---1-----1---1-----3---------------||}
G |-------0-------0-------0-------0---|-------0-------0---0---------------||}
D |-----------------------------------|---0-------0-------0---------------||}
A |---3-------2-------0-------0-------|-----------------------------------||}
E |-----------------------------------|-------------------3---------------||}
      +   .   +   .   +   .   +   .       +   .   +   .   +   .   +   .
     You were only   waiting  for this    moment  to    a-rise.



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FinderofNemo 337 Nov 01, 2007 06:17 PM

Good tab, didn't see anything wrong with it

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lando3k 10 Nov 06, 2007 08:08 PM

Perfect!

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lando3k 10 Nov 26, 2007 07:17 PM

This one is dead on!

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