Blackbird Chain tab with lyrics by Beck for guitar @ Guitaretab

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!

----------Intro----------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~--|
----------'Pre-verse'----------e|-3-2-0------|B|-------0-3--|G|------------|D|------------|A|------------|E|------------|
---------- Verse ---------- 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|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
----------Pre-chorus----------(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|-----------------------|
---------- Chorus ---------- 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. ************************************ | / 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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