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Date: Wed, 23 Aug 1995 18:03:05 -0400 (EDT) 
From: Douglas French  
Subject: TAB: Blackbird,
 
Yet another TAB of Blackbird by the Beatles.  The existing TABs are 
close but miss important runs in measures 5, 7, 20, 22, 39, and 41. 
 
dfrench@site.gmu.edu 
 
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Date: Wed, 23 Aug 1995 18:03:05 -0400 (EDT) 
From: Douglas French  
Subject: TAB: Blackbird, yet another 
 
Yet another TAB of Blackbird by the Beatles.  The existing TABs are 
close but miss important runs in measures 5, 7, 20, 22, 39, and 41. 
 
dfrench@site.gmu.edu 
 
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Title:     Blackbird 
Composers: John Lennon and Paul McCartney 
Group:     The Beatles 
Arranger:  Doug French, dfrench@site.gmu.edu 
 
Note timing changes throughout. 
 
  #1                          #2 
  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-------0---| 
D{|---------------------------|-----------------------------------| 
A{|-----------0-------2-------|---10------10------10------10------| 
E{|---3-----------------------|-----------------------------------| 
      +   .   +   .   +   .       +   .   +   .   +   .   +   . 

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-------0---| 
D||.--------------------------|-----------------------------------| 
A||-----------0-------2-------|---10------10------10------10------| 
E||---3-----------------------|-----------------------------------| 
      +   .   +   .   +   .       +   .   +   .   +   .   +   . 
   1. Blackbird singing in the dead of night 
   
 
 
  #5 
      C       A7      D7      B7          Em              Cm 
E |-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------| 
B |---5-------8-------7-------10------|---8-----8---8-----8-----8---8-----| 
G |-------0-------0-------0-------0---|-------0-------0-------0-------0---| 
D |-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------| 
A |---3-------7-------5-------9-------|---7-------7-------6-------6-------| 
E |-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------| 
      +   .   +   .   +   .   +   .       +   .   +   .   +   .   +   . 
      Take these broken wings and learn to fly 
    
 
 
  #7 
  3/2 G       A7      Am7              Cm 
E |----------------------------------------------------| 
B |---7-------8-------5-----5---5------4-----4---4-----| 
G |-------0-------0-------0-------0--------0-------0---| 
D |----------------------------------------------------| 
A |---5-------7-------3-------3--------3-------3-------| 
E |----------------------------------------------------| 
      +       .       +       .        +       . 
      All     your    life 
    
 
 
  #8 
      G               A7               Am7     D7 
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- 
    
 
   -----------------------------------------------------------------------... 
  |  1. 
  #9 
  4/4 G               C       G           A7              D7(Am7) 
E |-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------| 
  218
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 |-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------| 
B |---10------8-------6-------5-------|---3-----3---3-----5-----5---5-----| 
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 D7(Am7) 
E |----------------------| 
B |---1-----1---1----1---| 
G |-------0-------0------| 
D |---0-------0----------| 
A |----------------------| 
E |----------------------| 
      +   .   +   . 
      light of a dark black 
 
 
  #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-------0---| 
D |---------------------------|-----------------------------------| 
A |-----------0-------2-------|---10------10------10------10------|
E |---3-----------------------|-----------------------------------| 
      +   .   +   .   +   .       +   .   +   .   +   .   +   . 
      night. 

#20 
      C       A7      D7      B7          Em              Cm 
E |-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------| 
B |---5-------8-------7-------10------|---8-----8---8-----8-----8---8-----| 
G |-------0-------0-------0-------0---|-------0-------0-------0-------0---| 
D |-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------| 
A |---3-------7-------5-------9-------|---7-------7-------6-------6-------| 
E |-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------| 
      +   .   +   .   +   .   +   .       +   .   +   .   +   .   +   . 
 
 
  #22 
  3/2 G       A7      Am7              Cm 
E |----------------------------------------------------| 
B |---7-------8-------5-----5---5------4-----4---4-----| 
G |-------0-------0-------0-------0--------0-------0---| 
D |----------------------------------------------------| 
A |---5-------7-------3-------3--------3-------3-------| 
E |----------------------------------------------------| 
      +       .       +       .        +       . 
 
 
  #23                                                  #24 
      G               A7               D7(Am7)         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 |-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------| 
B |---10------8-------6-------5-------|---3-----3---3-----5-----5---5-----| 
G |-------0-------0-------0-------0---|-------0-------0-------0-------0---| 
D |-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------| 
A |---8-------7-------5-------3-------|---1-------1-------3-------3-------| 
E |-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------| 
      +   .   +   .   +   .   +   .       +   .   +   .   +   .   +   . 
 
 
 
  #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-------0---| 
D |-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------| 
A |---8-------7-------5-------3-------|---1-------1-------0-------0-------| 
E |-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------| 
      +   .   +   .   +   .   +   .       +   .   +   .   +   .   +   . 
  
 
  #29 
  2/4 D7(Am7) 
  
[ Tab from: http://www.guitartabs.cc/tabs/b/beatles/blackbird_tab_ver_3.html ]
E |----------------------| 
B |---1-----1---1----1---| 
G |-------0-------0------| 
D |---0-------0----------| 
A |----------------------| 
E |----------------------| 
      +   .   +   . 
 
 
  #30 
  3/4 G       Am7     G       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------| 
      +   .   +   .   +   .       +   .   +   .   +   .   +   . 
   
 
 
 #31 
      G 
E |-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------| 
B |---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--------------| 
E |-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------| 
      +   .   +   .   +   .       +   .   +   .   +   .   +   .   +   . 
                                molto rit. 
 
 
  #34 
  3/4    G       Am7     G       3/4 C       G       A7 
E||------------------------------|---------------------------| 
B||------0-------1-------3-------|---5-------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 Am7/D 
E |------------------| 
B |--1-----1---1-----| 
G |------0-------0---| 
D |--0-------0-------| 
A |------------------| 
E |------------------| 
     +   .   +   . 
 
  #37 
  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-------0---| 
D||.--------------------------|-----------------------------------| 
A||-----------0-------2-------|---10------10------10------10------| 
E||---3-----------------------|-----------------------------------| 
      +   .   +   .   +   .       +   .   +   .   +   .   +   . 

#39 
      C       A7      D7      B7          Em              Cm 
E |-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------| 
B |---5-------8-------7-------10------|---8-----8---8-----8-----8---8-----| 
G |-------0-------0-------0-------0---|-------0-------0-------0-------0---| 
D |-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------| 
A |---3-------7-------5-------9-------|---7-------7-------6-------6-------| 
E |-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------| 
      +   .   +   .   +   .   +   .       +   .   +   .   +   .   +   . 
  
 
 
  #41 
  3/2 G       A7      Am7              Cm 
E |----------------------------------------------------| 
B |---7-------8-------5-----5---5------4-----4---4-----| 
G |-------0-------0-------0-------0--------0-------0---| 
D |----------------------------------------------------| 
A |---5-------7-------3-------3--------3-------3-------| 
E |----------------------------------------------------| 
      +       .       +       .        +       . 
 
 
 
  #42 
  4/4 G               A7                  Am7             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---------------|| 
      +   .   +   .   +   .   +   .       +   .   +   .   +   .   +   . 
 
 
  #44 
      C       G       A7                  Am7     D7      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---------------||} 
      +   .   +   .   +   .   +   .       +   .   +   .   +   .   +   . 
    
 
 
 
dfrench@site.gmu.edu 
 
  

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From: indigo@ucscb.UCSC.EDU (Adam Schneider) 
 
 
>Blackbird  by John Lennon and Paul McCartney 


   E--------------------   |-------------------------------------------- 
>   B---0-----1-----3----   |12-----12------12-----12-----12------12----- 
>3  G------0-----0-----0-  4|----0--------------0------0--------------0-- 
>4  D--------------------  4|-------------------------------------------- 
>   A---------0-----2----   |10---------10---------10---------10--------- 
>   E---3----------------   |-------------------------------------------- 
 
>  ||--------------------   |-------------------------------------------- 
>  ||---0-----1-----3----   |12-----12------12-----12-----12------12----- 
>3 ||.-----0-----0-----0-  4|----0--------------0------0--------------0-- 
>4 ||.-------------------  4|-------------------------------------------- 
>  ||---------0-----2----   |10---------10---------10---------10--------- 
>  ||---3----------------   |-------------------------------------------- 
 
>   E---0-----3-----2-----5-----3------3-----3-----3----3-----3--------- 
>   B------------------------------------------------------------------- 
>4  G------0-----0-----0-----0------0-----------0-----0----------0------ 
>4  D---------------0------------2--------2--------1-------1------------ 
>   A---3-----4-----------6--------------------------------------------- 
>   E------------------------------------------------------------------- 
 
>   E---2-----3--------------------------------------| 
>   B---------------5----5-----5----4----4----4------| 
>3  G------0-----0-----0---------0-----0---------0---| 
>2  D---0--------------------------------------------| 
>   A---------4-----3-------3-------3------3---------| 
>   E------------------------------------------------| 
 
>    E-------------------------------------------------------------- 
>    B---3------3-----3----2----2-----2----1----1---1--------------- 
>3   G--------0---------0-----0---------0-----0-------0------------- 
>2   D-------------------------------------0------0----------------- 
>    A---2---------2-------0-------0-------------------------------- 
>    E-------------------------------------------------------------- 
 
>    E-------------------0------------------------------------------ 
>    B---0----0-----0----------3-----2----2---2----1-----1-----1---- 
>4   G------0---------0-----0-----0-----0-------0-----0-----------0- 
>4   D---------------------------------------------0--------0------- 
>    A-------------------3-----2-----0------0----------------------- 
>    E---3-------3-------------------------------------------------- 
 
>    E-------------------||  -----------------    -5-----3-----1--------- 
>    B--0----0-----0-----||  --0----0-----0---    -------------------5--- 
>2   G-----0---------0--.||2 -----0---------0-  4 ----0-----0-----0-----0 
>4   D------------------.||4 -----------------  4 -3-----2-----0--------- 
>    A-------------------||  -----------------    -------------------3--- 
>    E--3-------3--------||  --3-------3------    ----------------------- 
 
>    E--------------------------------|-5-----3-----1--------------- 
>    B--3---------3-----5---------5---|-------------------5--------- 
> 4  G-------0---------------0------0-|----0-----0-----0-----0------ 
> 4  D-----0---------0-----0----------|-3-----2-----0--------------- 
>    A--1------1--------3------3------|-------------------3--------- 
>    E--------------------------------|----------------------------- 
 
>    E--------------------------------     --------------------------- 
>    B--3---------3-----3---------2---     --1-----1-----1------------ 
> 4  G-------0---------------0------0-  2  -----0-----------0--------- 
> 4  D-----0---------0-----0----------  4  --0--------0--------------- 
>    A--1------1--------0------0------     --------------------------- 
>    E--------------------------------     --------------------------- 
 
 
 
>   (one blank 3/4 measure, one blank 4/4, and one blank 2/4) 
 
 
>    E--------------------| 
>    B--0-----1-----3-----| 
> 3  G-----0-----0-----0--| 
> 4  D--------------2-----| 
>    A--------0-----------| 
>    E--3-----------------| 
 
>    E---------------------------|---------------------------------| 
>    B--12---12--12---12---------|-12-----------12-----------------| 
> 4  G-----0--------0----0-/-/-/-|----/-/-/-/-/-----/-/-/-/-/------| 
> 4  D---------------------|-|-|-|----|-|-|-|-|-----|-|-|-|-|------| 
>    A--10-----10-----10---|_|_|-|-10-|_|_|_|_|-10--|_|_|_|_|------| 
>    E---------------------------|---------------------------------| 
>                                 (tie to 10, brush strokes on G) 
 
>    E-----------------------------| 
>    B--12-----12-----12-----------| 
> 4  G------/------/------/---/-/--| 
> 4  D------|------|------|---|-|--| 
>    A--10__|--10__|--10__|---|_|--| 
>    E-----------------------------| 
 
>    E--------------------|--0----------------|    --------------------- 
>    B--0-----1-----3-----|--------3-----2----|    --1----1-----1------- 
> 3  G-----0-----0-----0--|-----0-----0-----0-|  2 -----0---------0----- 
> 4  D--------------------|-------------------|  4 --------------------- 
>    A--------0-----2-----|--3-----2-----0----|    --0-------0---------- 
>    E--3-----------------|-------------------|    --------------------- 
 
>      (blank 3/4 measure, blank 3/2) 
 
>    E-----------------------------|--------------------------------| 
>    B--3----3---3----2----2---2---|-1-----1---1-----0----0-----0---| 
> 4  G-----0-------0-----0-------0-|----0---------0-----0---------0-| 
> 4  D-----------------------------|-0-------0----------------------| 
>    A--2------2------0------0-----|--------------------------------| 
>    E-----------------------------|-----------------3-------3------| 
 
>    ||---0----------------------------|-----------------------------|| 
>    ||---------3-----2-----2-----2----|-1----1---1----0----0----0---|| 
> 4  ||.-----0-----0-----0-----------0-|----0-------0-----0--------0.|| 
> 4  ||.-------------------------------|-0------0-------------------.|| 
>    ||---3-----2-----0--------0-------|-----------------------------|| 
>    ||--------------------------------|---------------3-------3-----|| 
 
>    E--------------------------------|| 
>    B--1----1----1-------------------|| 
>    G-----0--------0---/------/------|| 
>    D--0------0--------|------|------|| 
>    A------------------|------|------|| 
>    E--------------------------------|| 
>                       (brush strokes on G chord) 
 
 
 
From: momotaro@cwis.unomaha.edu (Bryan Stack) 
Subject: Blackbird bridge 
 
Blue Eyes  writes: 
 


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>I've known the fingering for Blackbird for some years. 
>But the middle part always fouls me up (yuck yuck). 
>You know the part.....'blackbird fly, blackbird fly 
>into the dark of the dark black night.." 
>Thanks. //Gary 
 
I know there are tabs for Blackbird at Nevada, but as I recall, I don't 
entirely agree with the one in normal tuning, and the one in open G seemed 
harder than the normal version, for me at least.  Anyway, this is how I 
play the part in question.  Normal tuning.   
 
  8   10      7 8       5 6       3   5      1   3       3   5 
-|-|-|-|-   -|-|-|-   -|-|-|-   -|-|-|-|-   |-|-|-|-   -|-|-|-|- 
-|-|-|*|-   -|-|*|-   -|-|*|-   -|-|-|*|-   |-|-|*|-   -|-|-|*|- 
-|-|-|-|-   -|-|-|-   -|-|-|-   -|-|-|-|-   |-|-|-|-   -|-|-|-|- 
-|-|-|-|-   -|-|-|-   -|-|-|-   -|-|-|-|-   |-|-|-|-   -|-|-|-|- 
-|*|-|-|-   -|*|-|-   -|*|-|-   -|*|-|-|-   |*|-|-|-   -|*|-|-|- 
-|-|-|-|-   -|-|-|-   -|-|-|-   -|-|-|-|-   |-|-|-|-   -|-|-|-|- 
 
   Black    - - - -     bird    - - - - -    fly        
 
 
  8   10      7 8       5 6       3   5      1   3      0   2 
-|-|-|-|-   -|-|-|-   -|-|-|-   -|-|-|-|-   |-|-|-|-    |-|-|- 
-|-|-|*|-   -|-|*|-   -|-|*|-   -|-|-|*|-   |-|-|*|-    |-|*|- 
-|-|-|-|-   -|-|-|-   -|-|-|-   -|-|-|-|-   |-|-|-|-    |-|-|- 
-|-|-|-|-   -|-|-|-   -|-|-|-   -|-|-|-|-   |-|-|-|-    |-|-|- 
-|*|-|-|-   -|*|-|-   -|*|-|-   -|*|-|-|-   |*|-|-|-   *|-|-|- 
-|-|-|-|-   -|-|-|-   -|-|-|-   -|-|-|-|-   |-|-|-|-    |-|-|- 
 
  Black    - - - -      bird    - - - - -    fly           into the 
 
 
0 1                   0     3     0 1      1   3       10  12 
 |-|-                  |-|-|-|-    |-|-   |-|-|-|-   -|-|-|-|- 
 |*|-                 *|-|-|-|-    |*|-   |-|-|*|-   -|-|-|*|- 
 |-|-                  |-|-|-|-    |-|-   |-|-|-|-   -|-|-|-|- 
*|-|-                  |-|-|-|-    |-|-   |-|-|-|-   -|-|-|-|- 
 |-|-                  |-|-|-|-   *|-|-   |*|-|-|-   -|*|-|-|- 
 |-|-                  |-|-|*|-    |-|-   |-|-|-|-   -|-|-|-|- 
 
light of a dark black night 
 
Etc. instrumentally through one verse, then repeat bridge, playing four 
measures of the last chord (10/12), slowing tempo each measure. Rub a 
wound string (A or D) with the tips of your thumb and forefinger to 
simulate a European blackbird chirping.  Then:  
 
 1              10     0     3     0 1      1   3       3   5      
|-|-           -|-|-    |-|-|-|-    |-|-   |-|-|-|-   -|-|-|-|-    
|-|-           -|-|-   *|-|-|-|-    |*|-   |-|-|*|-   -|-|-|*|-    
|-|-           -|-|-    |-|-|-|-    |-|-   |-|-|-|-   -|-|-|-|-    
|-|-           -|-|-    |-|-|-|-    |-|-   |-|-|-|-   -|-|-|-|-    
|*|
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