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The Beatles guitar tabs for Blackbird

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Title:     Blackbird
Composers: John Lennon and Paul McCartney
Group:     The Beatles

Note timing changes throughout.

  #1                          #2
  3/4 G chord diagramGG       Am7 chord diagramAm7Am7     G chord diagramGG       4/4 G chord diagramGG
E chord diagramEE{|---------------------------|-----------------------------------|
B chord diagramBB{|---0-------1-------3-------|---12----12--12----12----12--12----|
G chord diagramGG{|-------0-------0-------0---|-------0-------0-------0-------0---|
D chord diagramDD{|---------------------------|-----------------------------------|
A chord diagramAA{|-----------0-------2-------|---10------10------10------10------|
E chord diagramEE{|---3-----------------------|-----------------------------------|
      +   .   +   .   +   .       +   .   +   .   +   .   +   .
  3/4 G chord diagramGG       Am7 chord diagramAm7Am7     G chord diagramGG       4/4 G chord diagramGG
E||---------------------------|-----------------------------------|
B||---0-------1-------3-------|---12----12--12----12----12--12----|
B||.------0-------0-------0---|-------0-------0-------0-------0---|
B||.--------------------------|-----------------------------------|
B||-----------0-------2-------|---10------10------10------10------|
E||---3-----------------------|-----------------------------------|
      +   .   +   .   +   .       +   .   +   .   +   .   +   .
   1. Blackbird singing ...
   2. Blackbird singing ...


  #5
      C chord diagramCC       A7 chord diagramA7A7      D7 chord diagramD7D7      B7 chord diagramB7B7          Em chord diagramEmEm              Cm chord diagramCmCm
E chord diagramEE |-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
B chord diagramBB |---5-------8-------7-------10------|---8-----8---8-----8-----8---8-----|
G chord diagramGG |-------0-------0-------0-------0---|-------0-------0-------0-------0---|
D chord diagramDD |-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
A chord diagramAA |---3-------4-------5-------6-------|---7-------7-------6-------6-------|
E chord diagramEE |-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
      +   .   +   .   +   .   +   .       +   .   +   .   +   .   +   .
      Take these broken ...
      Take these sunken ...

  #7
  3/2 G chord diagramGG       A7 chord diagramA7A7      Am7 chord diagramAm7Am7              Cm chord diagramCmCm
E chord diagramEE |----------------------------------------------------|
B chord diagramBB |---7-------8-------5-----5---5------4-----4---4-----|
G chord diagramGG |-------0-------0-------0-------0--------0-------0---|
D chord diagramDD |----------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramAA |---5-------4-------3-------3--------3-------3-------|
E chord diagramEE |----------------------------------------------------|
      +       .       +       .        +       .
      All     your    ...
      All     your    ...


  #8
      G chord diagramGG               A7 chord diagramA7A7               Am7 chord diagramAm7Am7     D7 chord diagramD7D7
E chord diagramEE |----------------------------------------------------|
B chord diagramBB |---3-----3---3-----2-----2---2------1-----1---1-----|
G chord diagramGG |-------0-------0-------0-------0--------0-------0---|
D chord diagramDD |------------------------------------0-------0-------|
A chord diagramAA |---2-------2-------0-------0------------------------|
E chord diagramEE |----------------------------------------------------|
      +       .       +       .        +       .
     You were only  ...
     You were only  ...


-----------------------------------------------------------------------...
  |  1.
  #9
  4/4 G chord diagramGG               C chord diagramCC       G chord diagramGG           A7 chord diagramA7A7              D7 chord diagramD7D7(Am7 chord diagramAm7Am7)
E chord diagramEE |-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
B chord diagramBB |---0-----0---0-----5-------3-------|---2-----2---2-----1-----1---1-----|
G chord diagramGG |-------0-------0-------0-------0---|-------0-------0-------0-------0---|
D chord diagramDD |-----------------------------------|-------------------0-------0-------|
A chord diagramAA |-------------------3-------2-------|---0-------0-----------------------|
E chord diagramEE |---3-------3-----------------------|-----------------------------------|
      +   .   +   .   +   .   +   .       +   .   +   .   +   .   +   .
      rise.

  ... -----------------  -------------------
                       ||  2.               |
  #11                  ||                   |
  2/2 G chord diagramGG
E chord diagramEE |--------------------||-------------------|
B chord diagramBB |---0-----0---0------||---0-----0---0-----|
G chord diagramGG |-------0-------0---.||-------0-------0---|
D chord diagramDD |-------------------.||-------------------|
A chord diagramAA |--------------------||-------------------|
E chord diagramEE |---3-------3--------||---3-------3-------|
      +   .   +   .         +   .   +   .
                             free.

  #13
  4/4 F chord diagramFF       Em chord diagramEmEm      Dm chord diagramDmDm      C chord diagramCC           Bb chord diagramBbBb              C chord diagramCC
E chord diagramEE |-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
B chord diagramBB |---10------8-------6-------5-------|---3-----3---3-----5-----5---5-----|
G chord diagramGG |-------0-------0-------0-------0---|-------0-------0-------0-------0---|
D chord diagramDD |-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
A chord diagramAA |---8-------7-------5-------3-------|---1-------1-------3-------3-------|
E chord diagramEE |-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
      +   .   +   .   +   .   +   .       +   .   +   .   +   .   +   .
      Black     -     ...


  #15
  4/4 F chord diagramFF       Em chord diagramEmEm      Dm chord diagramDmDm      C chord diagramCC           Bb chord diagramBbBb              A7 chord diagramA7A7
E chord diagramEE |-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
B chord diagramBB |---10------8-------6-------5-------|---3-----3---3-----2-----2---2-----|
G chord diagramGG |-------0-------0-------0-------0---|-------0-------0-------0-------0---|
D chord diagramDD |-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
A chord diagramAA |---8-------7-------5-------3-------|---1-------1-------0-------0-------|
E chord diagramEE |-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
      +   .   +   .   +   .   +   .       +   .   +   .   +   .   +   .
      Black     -     bird...

  #17
  2/4 D7 chord diagramD7D7(Am7 chord diagramAm7Am7)
E chord diagramEE |----------------------|
B chord diagramBB |---1-----1---1----1---|
G chord diagramGG |-------0-------0------|
D chord diagramDD |---0-------0----------|
A chord diagramAA |----------------------|
E chord diagramEE |----------------------|
      +   .   +   .
      light ...

  #18
  3/4 G chord diagramGG       Am7 chord diagramAm7Am7     G chord diagramGG       4/4 G chord diagramGG
E chord diagramEE |---------------------------|-----------------------------------|
B chord diagramBB |---0-------1-------3-------|---12----12--12----12----12--12----|
G chord diagramGG |-------0-------0-------0---|-------0-------0-------0-------0---|
D chord diagramDD |---------------------------|-----------------------------------|
A chord diagramAA |-----------0-------2-------|---10------10------10------10------|
E chord diagramEE |---3-----------------------|-----------------------------------|
      +   .   +   .   +   .       +   .   +   .   +   .   +   .
      night.


  #20
      C chord diagramCC       A7 chord diagramA7A7      D7 chord diagramD7D7      B7 chord diagramB7B7          Em chord diagramEmEm              Cm chord diagramCmCm
E chord diagramEE |-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
B chord diagramBB |---5-------8-------7-------10------|---8-----8---8-----8-----8---8-----|
G chord diagramGG |-------0-------0-------0-------0---|-------0-------0-------0-------0---|
D chord diagramDD |-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
A chord diagramAA |---3-------7-------5-------9-------|---7-------7-------6-------6-------|
E chord diagramEE |-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
      +   .   +   .   +   .   +   .       +   .   +   .   +   .   +   .


  #22
  3/2 G chord diagramGG       A7 chord diagramA7A7      Am7 chord diagramAm7Am7              Cm chord diagramCmCm
E chord diagramEE |----------------------------------------------------|
B chord diagramBB |---7-------8-------5-----5---5------4-----4---4-----|
G chord diagramGG |-------0-------0-------0-------0--------0-------0---|
D chord diagramDD |----------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramAA |---5-------4-------3-------3--------3-------3-------|
E chord diagramEE |----------------------------------------------------|
      +       .       +       .        +       .


  #23                                                  #24
      G chord diagramGG               A7 chord diagramA7A7               D7 chord diagramD7D7(Am7 chord diagramAm7Am7)         2/4 G chord diagramGG
E chord diagramEE |----------------------------------------------------|---------------|
B chord diagramBB |---3-----3---3-----2-----2---2------1-----1---1-----|---0-----------|
G chord diagramGG |-------0-------0-------0-------0--------0-------0---|---0-----------|
D chord diagramDD |------------------------------------0-------0-------|---------------|
A chord diagramAA |---2-------2-------0-------0------------------------|---------------|
E chord diagramEE |----------------------------------------------------|---3-----------|
      +       .       +       .        +       .           +       .


  #25
  4/4 F chord diagramFF       Em chord diagramEmEm      Dm chord diagramDmDm      C chord diagramCC           Bb chord diagramBbBb              C chord diagramCC
E chord diagramEE |-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
B chord diagramBB |---10------8-------6-------5-------|---3-----3---3-----5-----5---5-----|
G chord diagramGG |-------0-------0-------0-------0---|-------0-------0-------0-------0---|
D chord diagramDD |-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
A chord diagramAA |---8-------7-------5-------3-------|---1-------1-------3-------3-------|
E chord diagramEE |-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
      +   .   +   .   +   .   +   .       +   .   +   .   +   .   +   .
      Black     -     ...

  #27
  4/4 F chord diagramFF       Em chord diagramEmEm      Dm chord diagramDmDm      C chord diagramCC           Bb chord diagramBbBb              A7 chord diagramA7A7
E chord diagramEE |-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
B chord diagramBB |---10------8-------6-------5-------|---3-----3---3-----2-----2---2-----|
G chord diagramGG |-------0-------0-------0-------0---|-------0-------0-------0-------0---|
D chord diagramDD |-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
A chord diagramAA |---8-------7-------5-------3-------|---1-------1-------0-------0-------|
E chord diagramEE |-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
      +   .   +   .   +   .   +   .       +   .   +   .   +   .   +   .
      Black     -     ...

  #29
  2/4 D7 chord diagramD7D7(Am7 chord diagramAm7Am7)
E chord diagramEE |----------------------|
B chord diagramBB |---1-----1---1----1---|
G chord diagramGG |-------0-------0------|
D chord diagramDD |---0-------0----------|
A chord diagramAA |----------------------|
E chord diagramEE |----------------------|
      +   .   +   .
    light of a ...


  #30
  3/4 G chord diagramGG       Am7 chord diagramAm7Am7     G chord diagramGG       4/4 G chord diagramGG
E chord diagramEE |---------------------------|-----------------------------------|
B chord diagramBB |---0-------1-------3-------|---12----12--12----12----12--12----|
G chord diagramGG |---------------------------|-------0-------0-------0-------0---|
D chord diagramDD |---------------------------|-----------------------------------|
A chord diagramAA |-----------0-------2-------|-----------------------------------|
E chord diagramEE |---3-----------------------|---10------10------10------10------|
      +   .   +   .   +   .       +   .   +   .   +   .   +   .
      night.


 #31
      G chord diagramGG
E chord diagramEE |-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
B chord diagramBB |---12----12--12----12----12--12----|---12----12--12----12--------------|
G chord diagramGG |-------0-------0-------0-------0---|-------0-------0---0---------------|
D chord diagramDD |-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
A chord diagramAA |---10------10------10------10------|---10------10------10--------------|
E chord diagramEE |-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
      +   .   +   .   +   .       +   .   +   .   +   .   +   .   +   .
                                molto rit.


  #34
  3/4    G chord diagramGG       Am7 chord diagramAm7Am7     G chord diagramGG       3/4 C chord diagramCC       G chord diagramGG       A7 chord diagramA7A7
E||------------------------------|---------------------------|
B||------0-------1-------3-------|---5-------3-------2-------|
B||----------0-------0-------0---|-------0-------0-------0---|
B||------------------------------|---------------------------|
B||--------------0-------2-------|---3-------2-------0-------|
E||---10\3-----------------------|---------------------------|
          +   .   +   .   +   .      +   .   +   .   +   .
 slide down
        a tempo


  #36
  2/4 Am7 chord diagramAm7Am7/D chord diagramDD
E chord diagramEE |------------------|
B chord diagramBB |--1-----1---1-----|
G chord diagramGG |------0-------0---|
D chord diagramDD |--0-------0-------|
A chord diagramAA |------------------|
E chord diagramEE |------------------|
     +   .   +   .

  #37
  3/4 G chord diagramGG       Am7 chord diagramAm7Am7     G chord diagramGG       4/4 G chord diagramGG
E||---------------------------|-----------------------------------|
B||---0-------1-------3-------|---12----12--12----12----12--12----|
B||.------0-------0-------0---|-------0-------0-------0-------0---|
B||.--------------------------|-----------------------------------|
B||-----------0-------2-------|---10------10------10------10------|
E||---3-----------------------|-----------------------------------|
      +   .   +   .   +   .       +   .   +   .   +   .   +   .
    Blackbird singing ...
  #39
      C chord diagramCC       A7 chord diagramA7A7      D7 chord diagramD7D7      B7 chord diagramB7B7          Em chord diagramEmEm              Cm chord diagramCmCm
E chord diagramEE |-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
B chord diagramBB |---5-------8-------7-------10------|---8-----8---8-----8-----8---8-----|
G chord diagramGG |-------0-------0-------0-------0---|-------0-------0-------0-------0---|
D chord diagramDD |-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
A chord diagramAA |---3-------7-------5-------9-------|---7-------7-------6-------6-------|
E chord diagramEE |-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
      +   .   +   .   +   .   +   .       +   .   +   .   +   .   +   .
      Take these ...


  #41
  3/2 G chord diagramGG       A7 chord diagramA7A7      Am7 chord diagramAm7Am7              Cm chord diagramCmCm
E chord diagramEE |----------------------------------------------------|
B chord diagramBB |---7-------8-------5-----5---5------4-----4---4-----|
G chord diagramGG |-------0-------0-------0-------0--------0-------0---|
D chord diagramDD |----------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramAA |---5-------4-------3-------3--------3-------3-------|
E chord diagramEE |----------------------------------------------------|
      +       .       +       .        +       .
      All     ...


  #42
  4/4 G chord diagramGG               A7 chord diagramA7A7                  Am7 chord diagramAm7Am7             G chord diagramGG
E||-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------||
B||---3-----3---3-----2-----2---2-----|---1-----1---1-----0---------------||
B||.------0-------0-------0-------0---|-------0-------0---0--------------.||
B||.----------------------------------|---0-------0----------------------.||
B||---2-------2-------0-------0-------|-----------------------------------||
E||-----------------------------------|-------------------3---------------||
      +   .   +   .   +   .   +   .       +   .   +   .   +   .   +   .
     You were only   ...

  #44
      C chord diagramCC       G chord diagramGG       A7 chord diagramA7A7                  Am7 chord diagramAm7Am7     D7 chord diagramD7D7      G chord diagramGG
E chord diagramEE
|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------||}
B chord diagramBB
|---5-------3-------2-----2---2-----|---1-----1---1-----3---------------||}
G chord diagramGG
|-------0-------0-------0-------0---|-------0-------0---0---------------||}
D chord diagramDD
|-----------------------------------|---0-------0-------0---------------||}
A chord diagramAA
|---3-------2-------0-------0-------|-----------------------------------||}
E chord diagramEE
|-----------------------------------|-------------------3---------------||}
      +   .   +   .   +   .   +   .       +   .   +   .   +   .   +   .
     You were only   ...

Blackbird tab

The Beatles guitar tabs for Blackbird Blackbird was recorded June 1968 in EMI Studios and is a solo performance by Paul McCartney. The song is in the G, with bass and guitar progressing mostly in parallel. You can see this is the Beatles Blackbird tabs below. McCartney used a Martin D 28 acoustic guitar for the song.

The song is a good finger exercise as it is played with a special McCartney combination of picking and finger-strumming The bass notes are always played by the thumb on the downbeat. Keep this in mind when playing these Beatles Blackbird guitar tabs. Paul wrote the song in 1968 while he was in Scotland. It is not about birds but about racial tensions escalating in USA at the time. Paul later told that the guitar accompaniment was inspired by J.S. Bach's Bourrée in E minor, a piece he and George Harrison learned as kids. The song was first released on their White album

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