Guitar Tab - "Blackbird" by The Beatles

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Tab by: Aaron Meredith

Standard tuning: (E-A-D-G-B-e)

/ = slide up
\ = slide down
~ = let ring
                          
Note*- When you see a note like this (3) that is an optional way
To play the note below it. This is for those who have trouble reaching
on certain parts of the song. Actually, I think the notes in () might be
the way Paul played it. I am just more comfortable playing it the other way. 

Intro:
e|-------------------------------------------------------------|
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---------------------------------------------------------|
    

Verse: ("Blackbird singing....")
e|-------------------------------------------------------------|
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---------------------------------------------------------|
      
       ("Take these....")
e|----------(3)-------------(5)-----------------------------------------|
B|---5-------8-------7-------10---------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|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
      
       (All your life....")
e|----------(3)---------------------------------------|
B|---7-------8-------5-----5---5------4-----4---4-----|
G|-------0-------0-------0-------0--------0-------0---|
D|----------------------------------------------------|
A|---5-------4-------3-------3--------3-------3-------|
E|----------------------------------------------------|
          
       (You were only waiting....")
e|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---3-----3---3-----2-----2---2------1-----1---1------0-----0----0------|
G|-------0-------0-------0-------0--------0-------0--------0---------0---|
D|------------------------------------0-------0--------------------------|
A|---2-------2-------0-------0-------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------3--------3--------|
     
Fill:                   
e|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--5-------3---------2-----2---2-----1-----1---1------0-----0----0-----|
G|------0-------0---------0-------0-------0-------0--------0--------0---|
D|------------------------------------0-------0-------------------------|
A|--3-------2---------0-------0-----------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------3--------3-------|
  
 
REPEAT VERSE: (without Fill:)

Chorus: ("Blackbird fly....") 
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---10------8-------6-------5---------3-----3---3-----5-----5---5-----|
G|-------0-------0-------0-------0---------0-------0-------0-------0---|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---8-------7-------5-------3---------1-------1-------3-------3-------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
    
   ("Blackbird fly....")
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
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|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
    
 ("....light of the....")     
e|----------------------|
B|---1-----1---1----1---|
G|-------0-------0------|
D|---0-------0----------|
A|----------------------|
E|----------------------|
       
    ("night....") 
e|-------------------------------------------------------------|
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---------------------------------------------------------|
  
    
e|----------(3)-------------(5)----------------------------------------|
B|---5-------8-------7-------10--------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|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
 

e|----------(3)---------------------------------------|
B|---7-------8-------5-----5---5------4-----4---4-----|
G|-------0-------0-------0-------0--------0-------0---|
D|----------------------------------------------------|
A|---5-------4-------3-------3--------3-------3-------|
E|----------------------------------------------------|
      
e|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---3-----3---3-----2-----2---2------1-----1---1-------0-----0----0----|
G|-------0-------0-------0-------0--------0-------0---------0--------0--|
D|------------------------------------0-------0-------------------------|
A|---2-------2-------0-------0------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------3--------3------|
   

     ("Blackbird fly....")
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---10------8-------6-------5---------3-----3---3-----5-----5---5-----|
G|-------0-------0-------0-------0---------0-------0-------0-------0---|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---8-------7-------5-------3---------1-------1-------3-------3-------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
           
     ("Blackbird fly....")
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
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|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
     
    ("light of a ....")
e|----------------------|
B|---1-----1---1----1---|
G|-------0-------0------|
D|---0-------0----------|
A|----------------------|
E|----------------------|
     
    ("night....")
e|-------------------------------------------------------------|
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---------------------------------------------------------|
   

                                                         (..churping..)
e|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---12----12--12----12----12--12------12-----12----12----12~~~~~-------|
G|-------0-------0-------0-------0---------0-----0-----0---0~~~~~-------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---10------10------10------10--------10-----10----10----10~~~~~-------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
 
e|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-12\--0-------1-------3--------5-------3-------2--------1-----1---1-----|
G|----------0-------0-------0--------0-------0-------0--------0-------0---|
D|--------------------------------------------------------0-------0-------|
A|-10\----------0-------2--------3-------2-------0------------------------|
E|------3-----------------------------------------------------------------|
       

Verse: ("Blackbird singing....") 
e|-------------------------------------------------------------|
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---------------------------------------------------------|
     
    ("Take these....")  
e|----------(3)-------------(5)-----------------------------------------|
B|---5-------8-------7-------10---------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|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
     
    ("All your life....")    
e|----------(3)---------------------------------------|
B|---7-------8-------5-----5---5------4-----4---4-----|
G|-------0-------0-------0-------0--------0-------0---|
D|----------------------------------------------------|
A|---5-------4-------3-------3--------3-------3-------|
E|----------------------------------------------------|
     
    
    ("You were only....")
e|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---3-----3---3-----2-----2---2--------1-----1---1------0-----0----0-----|
G|-------0-------0-------0-------0----------0-------0--------0--------0---|
D|--------------------------------------0-------0-------------------------|
A|---2-------2-------0-------0--------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------3--------3-------|
       
    ("You were only....")
e|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---5-------3-------2-----2---2--------1-----1---1------0-----0----0-----|
G|-------0-------0-------0-------0----------0-------0--------0--------0---|
D|--------------------------------------0-------0-------------------------|
A|---3-------2-------0-------0--------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------3--------3-------|

    ("You were only....")
e|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---5-------3-------2-----2---2--------1-----1---1-----0---0~~~~~------|
G|-------0-------0-------0-------0----------0-------0---0---0~~~~~------|
D|--------------------------------------0-------0-------0---0~~~~~------|
A|---3-------2-------0-------0------------------------------2~~~~~------|
E|------------------------------------------------------3---------------|

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