Blackbird Uke tab by The Beatles

8 Chords used in the song: F, Bbm, Gm7, Bb, Gm, Dm, G7, Db

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INTRO

F F Bbm Bbm F F Bbm Bbm

VERSE 1

F F Gm7 Gm7 F F
Blackbird singing in the dead of night
Bb Bb Gm Gm Dm Dm
Take these broken wings and learn to fly
F F Bb Bb Bbm Bbm
All your life
F F G7 G7 Bb Bb F F Bbm Bbm F F
You were only waiting for this moment to arise

VERSE 2

F F Gm7 Gm7 F F
Blackbird singing in the dead of night
Bb Bb Gm Gm Dm Dm
Take these sunken eyes and learn to see
F F Bb Bb Bbm Bbm
All your life
F F G7 G7 Bb Bb F F Bbm Bbm F F
You were only waiting for this moment to be free.

CHORUS x2

Db Db Bb Bb F F
Blackbird fly
Db Db Bb Bb F F
Blackbird fly
Bbm Bbm F F Bbm Bbm F F
Into the light of the dark black night.

VERSE 1 (again)

OUTRO x3

F F G7 G7 Bb Bb F F Bbm Bbm F F
You were only waiting for this moment to arise

 

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jl_102 avatar
flag for CA(ISO2) (Wellington)
good chords but don`t forget to mention that the tuning is different... I had to put it on a capo 3 for it to sound normal...
30 Nov 2014
TamatiMunroe avatar
flag for NZ(ISO2) (Auckland)
This is average
27 Nov 2014
About this song

Blackbird was written by Paul McCartney, but credited as usual to Lennon/McCartney. McCartney was inspired to write this while in Scotland as a reaction to racial tensions escalating in America in the spring of 1968, and (according to Sony/ATV Songs LLC 1968) McCartney stated that he had a black woman in mind when he wrote the song ('bird' being British slang for a woman). The first night Linda Eastman, who would later become his wife, slept over, McCartney played it to the fans camped outside his house.