Blackbird Uke tab by The Beatles

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G G            Am7 Am7              D D            G G
Blackbird singing in the dead of night
C C A7 A7 D D D#dim D#dim Em Em Gaug Gaug
Take these broken wings and learn to fly
D D A9 A9 C C Cm Cm
All your life
G G A7 A7 D7 D7 G G
You were only waiting for this moment to arise

C C G G A7 A7 D7 D7 G G

G G Am7 Am7 D D G G
Blackbird singing in the dead of night

C C A7 A7 D D D#dim D#dim Em Em Gaug Gaug
Take these sunken eyes and learn to see

D D A9 A9 C C Cm Cm
All your life

G G A7 A7 D7 D7 G G
You were only waiting for this moment to be free

*This part is a bit weird looking when written but each chord gets two strums each except the Gm7 Gm7 and the final C C/A7*

F F C C Dm Dm C C Gm7 Gm7 C C
Blackbird fly

F F C C Dm Dm C C Gm7 Gm7 A7 A7
Blackbird fly
D D G G
Into the light of a dark black night

Gx4

G G Am7 Am7 D D G G
Blackbird singing in the dead of night

C C A7 A7 D D D#dim D#dim Em Em Gaug Gaug
Take these broken wings and learn to fly

D D A9 A9 C C Cm Cm
All your life

G G A7 A7 D7 D7 G G
You were only waiting for this moment to arise
You were only waiting for this moment to arise
You were only waiting for this moment to arise

 

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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. Read more on Last.fm.