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Beck - Blackbird Chain tab

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                         Beck - Blackbird Chain      
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Tabbed by: Tim van Kester

Tuning: Standard

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Song from his new album 'Morning Phase'. I hope the chords are right. If not,
feel free to comment!

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

e|-3~--|
B|-3~--|
G|-0~--|
D|-2~--|
A|-2~--|
E|-0~--|

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'Pre-verse'
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e|-3-2-0------|
B|-------0-3--|
G|------------|
D|------------|
A|------------|
E|------------|

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Verse
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Basically two guitars: acoustic and electric (lead). I won't tab
whole strumming patterns unless they are interesting. 

(1)  Give me traces of your lifeblood flowing in a loving cup 
e|-3-----------------------0----------------------2----------|
B|-0-----------------------0----------------------3----------|
G|-0-----------------------0----------------------4----------|
D|-0-----------------------2----------------------4----------|
A|-2-----------------------2----------------------2----------|
E|-3-----------------------0---------------------------------|

(2)
e|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------------7--------|
G|-----------------------------------------------------------------7h9-7----|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------9-----9----|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------9------------|
E|-------------------------0----------------------7-------------------------|


(1)  And tell me I'm dream dream dream dreaming and I'll never wake up 
e|-------------------------------1-------------------------------------------|
B|-3-----------------------------1--------------------------1-1-----1-1------|
G|-3-----------------------------2--------------------------2-2-----2-2------|
D|-3-----------------------------3--------------------------2-2-----2-2------|
A|-1-----------------------------3-----------------------0-------0-----------|
E|-------------------------------1-------------------------------------------|

(2)
e|-------------------------------------------------------0-------------------|
B|-6------------------------------------1----------------1-------------------|
G|-7----------------------------------2-----2------------2-------------------|
D|-8--------------------------------3---------3----------2-------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------0-------------------|
E|-------------------------------1-------------------------------------------|


(1)  A keepsake in a dresser drawer from who-knows-where 
e|-3---------------------0---------------2----------|
B|-0---------------------0---------------3----------|
G|-0---------------------0---------------4----------|
D|-0---------------------2---------------4----------|
A|-2---------------------2---------------2----------|
E|-3---------------------0--------------------------|

(2)
e|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-3---------------------0-------------5/7------------------------------|


(1)  A symbol of your exegesis and a full-length mirror 
e|--------------------1-------------------------------------------|
B|-3------------------1-----------------1-1-----1-1-----2-2-----2-|
G|-3------------------2-----------------2-2-----2-2-----2-2-----2-|
D|-3------------------3-----------------2-2-----2-2-----2-2-----2-|
A|-1------------------3--------------0-------0-------0-------0----|
E|--------------------1-------------------------------------------|

(2)
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------------------------6-6h7~--|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------7-9---------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

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Pre-chorus
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(1)
e|---2---0-x-2---0--3--2-|
B|---3---3-x-3---3--3--3-|
G|---2---2-x-2---2--2--2-|
D|-0-----0---0---0--0--0-|
A|-----------------------|
E|-----------------------|

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Chorus
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For first two parts, electric guitar backs the D-chords.

(1)  I'll never never never never never never refuse you 
e|----------------------------------------------2---0-x-2---0--3--2----------|
B|--------1-------------------------------------3---3-x-3---3--3--3----------|
G|--------2-------------------------------------2---2-x-2---2--2--2----------|
D|--------2-----------------------------------0------------------------------|
A|--------0------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|


(1)  I'll never never never never never never refuse you 
e|----------------------------------------------2---0-x-2---0--3--2----------|
B|--------1-------------------------------------3---3-x-3---3--3--3----------|
G|--------2-------------------------------------2---2-x-2---2--2--2----------|
D|--------2-----------------------------------0------------------------------|
A|--------0------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|


(1)  My blackbird chain,                  my blackbird chain 
e|------1-----------0---------0--------------1-----------0---------0---------|
B|------1-----------0---------2--------------1-----------0---------2---------|
G|------2-----------0---------2--------------2-----------0---------2---------|
D|------3-----------2---------2--------------3-----------2---------2---------|
A|------3-----------2---------0--------------3-----------2---------0---------|
E|------1-----------0------------------------1-----------0-------------------|

(2)
e|------------8---------7--------9-9h10-9----------13----------12--9--9h10-9-|
B|---------10---------8-------10----------10----13----------12---------------|
G|------10----------9------------------------14----------12------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|


(1)  My blackbird chain,                  my blackbird chain 
e|------1-----------3------0------1----------0---------3---3---3-------------|
B|------1-----------0------0------1----------1---------3---3---3-------------|
G|------2-----------0------0------2----------0---------2---2---2-------------|
D|------3-----------0------2------3----------2---------0---0---0-------------|
A|------3-----------2------2------3----------3-------------------------------|
E|------1-----------3------0------1------------------------------------------|

(For this bar, the notes didn't fit into the lyrics so to say...)
e|------------8--------10--------12-------8-----8------5~--------------------|
B|---------10-------12--------12--------8--------------7~--------------------|
G|------10-------12------------------10------9---------7~--------------------|
D|-------------------------14------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Repeat from last bar of the intro (that chord is played three times now, and
possibly without the highest e string fretted).
Chords remain the same, but the lead guitar is slightly different. Sounds like
a third guitar enters on the left speaker, plus some slide guitar and strings. 
I didn't tab the slide guitar and strings, but I tabbed some of the new licks.

(2)  An SOS from an outpost there on a common air 
e|---------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------3p2-3---------|
G|-------------------------------------------------4---4---3~----|
D|---------------------------------------------------------3~----|
A|---------------------------------------------------------1~----|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------|


(2)  I could read you a brief account of a last frontier 
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------1--------0h1------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------2-------2-----------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------2--------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------1---------------------------------|

(3)
e|------------------------------------------------12~------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------13~------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------14~------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

--> Last sentence of the verse:
(2)  At rock bottom of a hollowed ground, we stake your claim 
e|-------------------------------------------------------0-------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------1-----------1-----------2-|
G|-----------------------------------------------2---2-------2---2-------2---|
D|---------------------------------------------2-------2---2-------2---2-----|
A|-------------------------------------------0-----------------------0-------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

(2) (cont.)
e|-----0---3-----------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|-2-------------------------------|
D|---2---2---2---------------------|
A|---------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------|

(3) - from where 2 (cont.) starts:
e|---------------------------------|
B|-----2-3-2-3--5/7~---------------|
G|---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------|

There is enough room for some improv. Lead guitar generally follows the chords
but plays them higher up the neck and adds some hammer-ons, etc.



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| /   slide up
| \   slide down
| h   hammer-on
| p   pull-off
| ~   vibrato
| +   harmonic
| x   Mute note
| b   Bend
| pb  Pre-bend
| br  Bend release
| pbr Pre-bend release
| brb Bend release bend

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