Beatles - Blackbird tab

Blackbird
John Lennon and Paul McCartney
The Beatles

TAB by: Robb Anagnostis 
Date: Fri, 15 Nov 2002 

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 but misses the very important chromatic bass line through the verses (only 3 notes...but important). Others that have the bass line show a really wierd fingering for it. Try this one out. It's 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 GE{|---------------------------|-----------------------------------|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 GE||---------------------------|-----------------------------------|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/EbE |-----------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 CmE |-----------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/DE |----------------------------------------------------|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 GE |--------------------||-------------------|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 CE |-----------------------------------|-------------------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 A7E |-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|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/DE |----------------------|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 GE |---------------------------|-----------------------------------|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/EbE |-----------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 inD |-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------| picking patternA |---3-------4-------5-------6-------|---7-------7-------6-------6-------| hereE |-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------| + . + . + . + . + . + . + . + .
#22 3/2 D A7/C# C CmE |-----------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 GE |----------------------------------------------------|---------------|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 CE |-----------------------------------|-------------------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 A7E |-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|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/DE |----------------------|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 GE |---------------------------|-----------------------------------|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 GE |-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|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 A7E||------------------------------|---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/DE |------------------|B |--1-----1---1-----|G |------0-------0---|D |--0-------0-------|A |------------------|E |------------------| + . + .
#37 3/4 G Am7 G/B 4/4 GE||---------------------------|-----------------------------------|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/EbE |-----------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 hereD |----------------------------------------------------|A |---5-------4-------3-------3--------3-------3-------|E |----------------------------------------------------| + . + . + . All your life
#42 4/4 G/B A7 C/D GE||-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------||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 GE |-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------||}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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