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Blackbird bass tab

The Beatles -- Blackbird
 
Well, in one of my fits of insanity, I arranged the Beatles' tune "Blackbird"
for bass.  The following is the arrangement, which combines the vocal line
and the guitar line.  I've worked on it on and off for about a week, and can
play it almost up to speed.  You will notice that some of the rhythms don't
add up per measure.  This is due to some notes in the chords having different
lenghts, which I can't show in tab.  Also, '$' means "D.S. Sign" and '@' is
a fermata.  The arrangement is in the original key (G), which means I
use 24 frets.  If you don't have 24 frets on your bass, just move everything
down a couple of frets.
 
Enjoy!
 
Erik
 
 
The Beatles:   Blackbird
========================
                                              $
     q  q  q      E  s+s  s  e    e  e  e  e       q  e  q  s  s  s  e  e
+------------+-----------------+-------------+-------------------------19-+
|3:-17-17-17-|2:-19------------|-19----------|*3:-17-17-17-17-17-17-17----|
|4:-14-15-17-|4:-21------21----|----21----21-|*4:-14----15----------17----|
+---15-17-19-+---22-22------22-+-------22----+----15----17----------19----+
 
 
   E  s+s  s  e    e  e  e  e    q  e  q  e    q  q  q  e    E  s+s  s  e
+-19------------+-19----------+-16----14-14-+-14-14-17-19-+-16---------16-+
|---------------|-------------|-14-17-14----|-16----16----|-17------17----|
|-17------17----|----17----17-|-15----16----|-17----18----|-19-19---------|
+-15-15------15-+-------15----+-------------+-------------+---------------+
 
 
   e  e  e  e    q  q    E  s+s  s  s    e  e  e  e    h  e  e  e
+-16----------+-14-16-+-12---------12-+-12----------+-12-12-12-14-+
|-17-17----17-|-16-14-|-14------14----|-13-13----13-|-12----------|
|-18----18----|-17-16-|-15-15---------|-15----15----|-14----------|
+-------------+-------+---------------+-------------+-------------+
 
                             ----------------------------------------
                     To Coda 1.
   h  e  e  e    h  e  e  e    E  s+s  s  e    q  q    h  q    h  q
+-16-14-------+-14----16-14-+---------------+-------+-------+-17----+
|-14----17-14-|-14-17-------|-17------------|-------|-17----|-17----|
|-16----------|-15----------|-14------14----|-15-14-|-16----|-17-17-|
+-------------+-------------+-15-15------15-+-------+-17-17-+-------+
 
----------------------------------
                 |2.
   E  s+s  s  e  |  E  s+s  s  e     c  q  e+h    q  q    E  s+s  s  e
+----------------+---------------+--17---------+-------+---------------+
|-17------------*|-17------------|*-------17---|-------|-17------------|
|-14------14----*|-14------14----|*-20-19------|-20-19-|-17------17----|
+-15-15------15--+-15-15------15-+-------------+-------+-18-18------18-+
 
 
   e  e  e  e    c  q  e+h    q  q    E  s+s  s  e    E  s+s  s  e
+-------------+-17---------+-------+---------------+----24---22-19-+
|-17----------|-------17---|-------|-17------------|-17------------|
|-19-19----19-|-20-19------|-20-19-|-17------17----|-16------------|
+-20----20----+------------+-------+-18-18------18-+-17------------+
 
                               ------------------------------------------------
                               1.
   e  s  s  e  e      q  q  q      E  s+s  s  e    e  e  e  e    h  q    h  q
+-22-19----17-15-+------------+---19------------+-19----------+-12----+-14----+
|-------19-------|3:-17-17-17-|2:-21------21----|----21----21-|-14----|-16----|
|----------------|4:-14-15-17-|4:-22-22------22-|-------22----|-15-16-|-17-18-|
+----------------+---15-17-19-+-----------------+-------------+-------+-------+
 
---------------------------------------------------------------------
 
   E  s+s  s  e    e  e  c  e    q  q    E  s+s  s  e    e  e  e  e
+-16------------+-16----------+-14-16-+-12------------+-12----------+
|-17------17----|-17-17----17-|-16-14-|-14------14----|-13-13----13-|
|-19-19------19-|-18----18----|-17-16-|-15-15------15-|-15----15----|
+---------------+-------------+-------+---------------+-------------+
 
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                       |2.
   E  s+s  s  e    e  e  e  e    E  s+s  s  e    h  q  |  E  s+s  s  e
+-12------------+-12----------+-17------------+--------+-19------------+
|-12------12----|-11-11----11-|-17------17----|-17----*|-21------21----|
|-14-14------14-|-12----12----|-17-17------17-|-14----*|-22-22------22-|
+---------------+-------------+---------------+-15-15--+---------------+
 
                                                                   @
   e  e  e  e    E  s+s  s  e    e  e  e  e    q  e  q  e    q  e  q   q s  E
+-19----------+-19------------+-19----------+-19----19----+-19----19-+-----19-+
|----21----21-|-21------21----|----21----21-|-21----21----|-21----21-|-R-R-21-|
|-------22----|-22-22------22-|-------22----|-22-22-22-22-|-22-22-22-|-----22-|
+-------------+---------------+-------------+-------------+----------+--------+
                                             rit. poco a poco
 
                             D.S al Coda|Coda
   q  q    q  q    q  q    E  s+s  s  e |  E  s+s  s  e    q  e  q  e
+-------+-------+-------+-17------------+---------------+-12-12-12-14-+
|-17-17-|-17-17-|-17-17-|-17------17----|-17------------|-14----12----|
|-14-15-|-17-19-|-17-16-|-17-17------17-|-14------14----|-15----14----|
+-15-17-+-19-20-+-19-17-+---------------+-15-15------15-+-------------+
 
 
   q  e  e  e    q  e  e  e    E  s+s  s  e    q  e  q  e    q  e  e  e
+-16-14-------+-14----16-14-+---------------+-12-12-12-14-+-16-14-------+
|-14----17-14-|-14-17-------|-17------------|-14----12----|-14----17-14-|
|-16----------|-15----------|-14------14----|-15----14----|-16----------|
+-------------+-------------+-15-15------15-+-------------+-------------+
 
                 @
   q  e  e  e    h
+-14----16-14-+----+
|-14-17-------|-17-|
|-15----------|-14-|
+-------------+-15-
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