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Beck tabs for Blackbird chain

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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--------------|
A chord diagramBB|---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--|
A chord diagramG+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--|
A chord diagramD MajorD|---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 chord diagramA augmentedA|----------------------------2-2---2-2---------------------------2-2-2-2-2--|
A chord diagramE MajorE|-3-----3-----3-----3---2--0-----0-----1-----1-----------------0------------|

e|-3~--|
A chord diagramBB|-3~--|
A chord diagramG+G|-0~--|
A chord diagramD MajorD|-2~--|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|-2~--|
A chord diagramE MajorE|-0~--|

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'Pre-verse'
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e|-3-2-0------|
A chord diagramBB|-------0-3--|
A chord diagramG+G|------------|
A chord diagramD MajorD|------------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE|------------|

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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----------|
A chord diagramBB|-0-----------------------0----------------------3----------|
A chord diagramG+G|-0-----------------------0----------------------4----------|
A chord diagramD MajorD|-0-----------------------2----------------------4----------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|-2-----------------------2----------------------2----------|
A chord diagramE MajorE|-3-----------------------0---------------------------------|

(2)
e|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramBB|-----------------------------------------------------------------7--------|
A chord diagramG+G|-----------------------------------------------------------------7h9-7----|
A chord diagramD MajorD|---------------------------------------------------------------9-----9----|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|-------------------------------------------------------------9------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE|-------------------------0----------------------7-------------------------|

(1)  And tell me I'm dream dream dream dreaming and I'll never wake up
e|-------------------------------1-------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramBB|-3-----------------------------1--------------------------1-1-----1-1------|
A chord diagramG+G|-3-----------------------------2--------------------------2-2-----2-2------|
A chord diagramD MajorD|-3-----------------------------3--------------------------2-2-----2-2------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|-1-----------------------------3-----------------------0-------0-----------|
A chord diagramE MajorE|-------------------------------1-------------------------------------------|

(2)
e|-------------------------------------------------------0-------------------|
A chord diagramBB|-6------------------------------------1----------------1-------------------|
A chord diagramG+G|-7----------------------------------2-----2------------2-------------------|
A chord diagramD MajorD|-8--------------------------------3---------3----------2-------------------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|-------------------------------------------------------0-------------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE|-------------------------------1-------------------------------------------|


(1)  A chord diagramA augmentedA keepsake in a dresser drawer from who-knows-where
e|-3---------------------0---------------2----------|
A chord diagramBB|-0---------------------0---------------3----------|
A chord diagramG+G|-0---------------------0---------------4----------|
A chord diagramD MajorD|-0---------------------2---------------4----------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|-2---------------------2---------------2----------|
A chord diagramE MajorE|-3---------------------0--------------------------|

(2)
e|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramBB|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramG+G|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramD MajorD|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE|-3---------------------0-------------5/7------------------------------|


(1)  A chord diagramA augmentedA symbol of your exegesis and a full-length mirror
e|--------------------1-------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramBB|-3------------------1-----------------1-1-----1-1-----2-2-----2-|
A chord diagramG+G|-3------------------2-----------------2-2-----2-2-----2-2-----2-|
A chord diagramD MajorD|-3------------------3-----------------2-2-----2-2-----2-2-----2-|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|-1------------------3--------------0-------0-------0-------0----|
A chord diagramE MajorE|--------------------1-------------------------------------------|

(2)
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramBB|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramG+G|-------------------------------------------------------------------6-6h7~--|
A chord diagramD MajorD|---------------------------------------------------------------7-9---------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

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Pre-chorus
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(1)
e|---2---0-x-2---0--3--2-|
A chord diagramBB|---3---3-x-3---3--3--3-|
A chord diagramG+G|---2---2-x-2---2--2--2-|
A chord diagramD MajorD|-0-----0---0---0--0--0-|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|-----------------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE|-----------------------|

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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----------|
A chord diagramBB|--------1-------------------------------------3---3-x-3---3--3--3----------|
A chord diagramG+G|--------2-------------------------------------2---2-x-2---2--2--2----------|
A chord diagramD MajorD|--------2-----------------------------------0------------------------------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|--------0------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

(1)  I'll never never never never never never refuse you
e|----------------------------------------------2---0-x-2---0--3--2----------|
A chord diagramBB|--------1-------------------------------------3---3-x-3---3--3--3----------|
A chord diagramG+G|--------2-------------------------------------2---2-x-2---2--2--2----------|
A chord diagramD MajorD|--------2-----------------------------------0------------------------------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|--------0------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|


(1)  My blackbird chain,                  my blackbird chain
e|------1-----------0---------0--------------1-----------0---------0---------|
A chord diagramBB|------1-----------0---------2--------------1-----------0---------2---------|
A chord diagramG+G|------2-----------0---------2--------------2-----------0---------2---------|
A chord diagramD MajorD|------3-----------2---------2--------------3-----------2---------2---------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|------3-----------2---------0--------------3-----------2---------0---------|
A chord diagramE MajorE|------1-----------0------------------------1-----------0-------------------|

(2)
e|------------8---------7--------9-9h10-9----------13----------12--9--9h10-9-|
A chord diagramBB|---------10---------8-------10----------10----13----------12---------------|
A chord diagramG+G|------10----------9------------------------14----------12------------------|
A chord diagramD MajorD|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|


(1)  My blackbird chain,                  my blackbird chain
e|------1-----------3------0------1----------0---------3---3---3-------------|
A chord diagramBB|------1-----------0------0------1----------1---------3---3---3-------------|
A chord diagramG+G|------2-----------0------0------2----------0---------2---2---2-------------|
A chord diagramD MajorD|------3-----------0------2------3----------2---------0---0---0-------------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|------3-----------2------2------3----------3-------------------------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE|------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~--------------------|
A chord diagramBB|---------10-------12--------12--------8--------------7~--------------------|
A chord diagramG+G|------10-------12------------------10------9---------7~--------------------|
A chord diagramD MajorD|-------------------------14------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

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|---------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramBB|-------------------------------------------------3p2-3---------|
A chord diagramG+G|-------------------------------------------------4---4---3~----|
A chord diagramD MajorD|---------------------------------------------------------3~----|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|---------------------------------------------------------1~----|
A chord diagramE MajorE|---------------------------------------------------------------|


(2)  I could read you a brief account of a last frontier
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramBB|---------------------------------------------1--------0h1------------------|
A chord diagramG+G|-------------------------------------------2-------2-----------------------|
A chord diagramD MajorD|------------------------------------------------2--------------------------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE|-----------------------------------------1---------------------------------|

(3)
e|------------------------------------------------12~------------------------|
A chord diagramBB|------------------------------------------------13~------------------------|
A chord diagramG+G|------------------------------------------------14~------------------------|
A chord diagramD MajorD|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

--> Last sentence of the verse:
(2)  At rock bottom of a hollowed ground, we stake your claim
e|-------------------------------------------------------0-------------------|
A chord diagramBB|-------------------------------------------------1-----------1-----------2-|
A chord diagramG+G|-----------------------------------------------2---2-------2---2-------2---|
A chord diagramD MajorD|---------------------------------------------2-------2---2-------2---2-----|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|-------------------------------------------0-----------------------0-------|
A chord diagramE MajorE|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

(2) (cont.)
e|-----0---3-----------------------|
A chord diagramBB|---------------------------------|
A chord diagramG+G|-2-------------------------------|
A chord diagramD MajorD|---2---2---2---------------------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|---------------------------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE|---------------------------------|

(3) - from where 2 (cont.) starts:
e|---------------------------------|
A chord diagramBB|-----2-3-2-3--5/7~---------------|
A chord diagramG+G|---------------------------------|
A chord diagramD MajorD|---------------------------------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|---------------------------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE|---------------------------------|

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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