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Blackbird Bass tabs (ver.2)

Jaco Pastorius Tabs
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                BLACKBIRD (Bassline)
As recorded by Jaco Pastorius
(From the 1968 Album WORD OF MOUTH)


 Words and Music by John Lennon and Paul McCartney

 

Gtr I (E A D G) - 'Standard'


  Moderately Fast Q=126
 2/4
  Gtr I
  S S E S S E   S  S S S  E  E    +E  E  S  S S S
|-6-----7-----|-9--------18-18-|-(18)---18--------|
|---7-----9---|---11-----14-14-|-(14)------14-----|
|-----0-----0-|------0-0--0--0-|--(0)-0-------0-0-|
|-------------|----------------|------------------|


   S  S S S  S  S S S    S  S E  S  S S S    S  S S S  S S  E
|-18--------18--------|-11------14--------|-13--------16---14-|
|----14--------14-----|----12------13-----|----14-----15---16-|
|-------0-0-------0-0-|-------0-------0-0-|-------0-0-------0-|
|---------------------|-------------------|-------------------|


   +E  E  S  S S S    S  S S S  S  S S S    E.  S E  E
|-(14)---14--------|-14--------14--------|-13--14---11-|
|-(16)------16-----|----15--------15-----|-14--14---12-|
|--(0)-0-------0-0-|-------0-0-------0-0-|--0---0----0-|
|------------------|---------------------|-------------|


   +E  Q   E     E  E  Q     S  S S S  S  S S S
|-(11)----11-|-(11)---11--|-11--------11--------||
|-(12)----12-|-(12)---12--|----12--------12-----||
|--(0)-0-----|---0--0-----|-------0-0-------0-0-||
|------------|------------|---------------------||


  S S E S S E   S  S S S  E  E    +E  E  S  S S S
|-6-----7-----|-9--------18-18-|-(18)---18--------|
|---7-----9---|---11-----14-14-|-(14)------14-----|
|-----0-----0-|------0-0--0--0-|--(0)-0-------0-0-|
|-------------|----------------|------------------|


   S  S S S  S  S S S    S  S S  S  S  S S S    S  S S S  S S  E
|-18--------18--------|-11------14-14--------|-13--------16---14-|
|----14--------14-----|----12---------13-----|----14-----15---16-|
|-------0-0-------0-0-|-------0----------0-0-|-------0-0--0----0-|
|---------------------|----------------------|-------------------|


   +E  E  S  S S S    S  S S S  S  S S S    E.  S E  E
|-(14)---14--------|-14--------14--------|-13--14---11-|
|-(16)------16-----|----15--------15-----|-14--14---12-|
|--(0)-0-------0-0-|-------0-0-------0-0-|--0---0----0-|
|------------------|---------------------|-------------|


   +E  Q    E    Q  Q    S S E E E
|-(11)----/11-|-10-----|-----------|
|-(12)--------|-12-----|-----------|
|--(0)-0------|--0--0--|-0-0-0-0-0-|
|-------------|--------|-----------|


   E  E  Q    Q  E E    a  E  Q   E
|-14-----9--|-8------|-------14-----|
|-11s12-11--|-9------|-11h12-----14-|
|--0-----0--|-0--0-0-|------------0-|
|-----------|--------|--------------|


   +E  S S S S E   Q  E E   Q  Q
|----------------|--------|-------|
|-(14)-----------|-7------|-------|
|--(0)-0-0-0-0-0-|-0--0-0-|-0-----|
|----------------|--------|-------|


  W      W      Q  S S S S
|------|------|------------|
|------|------|--------7---|
|------|------|----0-0---0-|
|------|------|------------|


  S S S S S S S S   W      H
|-----------------|------|------|
|-----------------|------|-7----|
|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|------|-0----|
|-----------------|------|------|


  +H       +H       +H
|--------|--------|--------||
|-(7)----|-(7)----|-(7)----||
|-(0)----|-(0)----|-(0)----||
|--------|--------|--------||


  S S E S S E   S  S S S  E  E    +E  E  S  S S S
|-6-----7-----|-9--------18-18-|-(18)---18--------|
|---7-----9---|---11-----14-14-|-(14)------14-----|
|-----0-----0-|------0-0--0--0-|--(0)-0-------0-0-|
|-------------|----------------|------------------|


   S  S S S  S  S S S    S  S S S  S  S S S    S  S S S  S S  E
|-18--------18--------|-11--------14--------|-13--------16---14-|
|----14--------14-----|----12--------13-----|----14-----15---16-|
|-------0-0-------0-0-|-------0-0-------0-0-|-------0-0-------0-|
|---------------------|---------------------|-------------------|


   +E  E  S  S S S    S  S S S  S  S S S    E.  S E  E
|-(14)---14--------|-14--------14--------|-13--14---11-|
|-(16)------16-----|----15--------15-----|-14--14---12-|
|--(0)-0-------0-0-|-------0-0-------0-0-|--0---0----0-|
|------------------|---------------------|-------------|


   +H        +H        S S  S S S S S S
|-(11)----|-(11)----|-11-9--------------||
|-(12)----|-(12)----|------11-9-7-------||
|--(0)----|--(0)----|-------------9-7-5-||
|---------|---------|-------------------||


  S S E S S S S   S  S S S  E  E    +E  E  S  S S S
|-------7-------|-9--------18-18-|-(18)---18--------|
|---7-----9-----|---11-----14-14-|-(14)------14-----|
|-4---0-----0-0-|------0-0--0--0-|--(0)-0-------0-0-|
|---------------|----------------|------------------|


   S  S S S  S  S S S    S  S S S  S  S S S    S  S S S  S S  E
|-18--------18--------|-11--------14--------|-13--------16---14-|
|----14--------14-----|----12--------13-----|----14-----15---16-|
|-------0-0-------0-0-|-------0-0-------0-0-|-------0-0-------0-|
|---------------------|---------------------|-------------------|


   +E  E  S  S S S    S  S S S  S  S S S    E.  S E  E
|-(14)---14--------|-14--------14--------|-13--14---11-|
|-(16)------16-----|----15--------15-----|-14--14---12-|
|--(0)-0-------0-0-|-------0-0-------0-0-|--0---0----0-|
|------------------|---------------------|-------------|


   +E  Q    E    Q  Q    S S S S S S S S
|-(11)----/11-|-10-----|-----------------|
|-(12)--------|-12-----|-----------------|
|--(0)-0------|--0--0--|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|
|-------------|--------|-----------------|


   Q   Q    Q  S S S S    a  E  Q   E
|-14---9--|-8----------|-------14-----|
|-12--11--|-9----------|-11s12-----14-|
|---------|----0-0-0-0-|------------0-|
|---------|------------|--------------|


   +H        +H       H
|---------|---------|------|
|-(14)----|-(14)----|------|
|--(0)----|--(0)----|-0----|
|---------|---------|------|


  E E  E  E     S  S S S  S  S S S    S  S S S  S  S S S
|--------14-||-19--------19--------|-14--------14--------|
|-----14----||----17--------16-----|----14--------12-----|
|-0-0-------||-------0-0-------0-0-|-------0-0-------0-0-|
|-----------||---------------------|---------------------|


  S  S S S S  S S S    S  S S S  S  S S S    S  S S S  S  S S S
|-9--------9--------|-11--------11--------|-19--------19--------|
|---10-------10-----|----12--------12-----|----17--------16-----|
|------0-0------0-0-|-------0-0-------0-0-|-------0-0-------0-0-|
|-------------------|---------------------|---------------------|


   S  S S S  S  S S S   S  S S S S  S S S   S S S S S S S S
|-14--------14--------|-9--------9--------|-8-------8-------|
|----14--------12-----|---10-------10-----|---9-------9-----|
|-------0-0-------0-0-|------0-0------0-0-|-----0-0-----0-0-|
|---------------------|-------------------|-----------------|


   S  S S S  S  S  S S    S  S S S  S  S S S   S  S S S S  S S S
|-19--------19----19---|-14--------14--------|-9--------9--------|
|----17--------16------|----14--------12-----|---10-------10-----|
|-------0-0----------0-|-------0-0-------0-0-|------0-0------0-0-|
|----------------------|---------------------|-------------------|


   S  S S S  S  S S S    S  S S S  S  S S S    S S S S  S S  S  S
|-11--------11--------|-19--------19--------|-14-------14---14----|
|----12--------12-----|----17--------16-----|-14-------12------14-|
|-------0-0-------0-0-|-------0-0-------0-0-|----0-0-0----0-------|
|---------------------|---------------------|---------------------|


  S  S S S S  S S S   H      W
|-9--------9--------|-8----|------||
|---10-------10-----|-9----|------||
|------0-0------0-0-|------|------||
|-------------------|------|------||


  S S E S S E   S  S S S  E  E    +E  E  S  S S S
|-6-----7-----|-9--------18-18-|-(18)---18--------|
|---7-----9---|---11-----14-14-|-(14)------14-----|
|-----0-----0-|------0-0--0--0-|--(0)-0-------0-0-|
|-------------|----------------|------------------|


   S  S S S  S  S S S    S  S E  S  S S S    S  S S S  S S  E
|-18--------18--------|-11------14--------|-13--------16---14-|
|----14--------14-----|----12------13-----|----14-----15---16-|
|-------0-0-------0-0-|-------0-------0-0-|-------0-0-------0-|
|---------------------|-------------------|-------------------|


   +E  E  S  S S S    S  S S S  S  S S S    E.  S E  E
|-(14)---14--------|-14--------14--------|-13--14---11-|
|-(16)------16-----|----15--------15-----|-14--14---12-|
|--(0)-0-------0-0-|-------0-0-------0-0-|--0---0----0-|
|------------------|---------------------|-------------|


   +E  Q   a   E     H       +E  E E E
|-(11)----10s=11--|-10----|-(10)-------|
|-(12)----12-(12)-|-12----|-(12)-------|
|--(0)-0----------|-------|------0-0-0-|
|-----------------|-------|------------|


                                          ~~
   S  S S S S  S S S   S S E E E    a  E  Q   E
|-14--------9--------|-8---------|-------14-----|
|----14-------11-----|---9-------|-11s12-----14-|
|-------0-0------0-0-|-----0-0-0-|------------0-|
|--------------------|-----------|--------------|


   +H        +H        +H
|---------|---------|---------|
|-(14)----|-(14)----|-(14)----|
|--(0)----|--(0)----|--(0)----|
|---------|---------|---------|


   +H       Wx8       S S E S S E
|---------|--------||-6-----7-----|
|-(14)----|--------||---7-----9---|
|--(0)----|--------||-----0-----0-|
|---------|--------||-------------|


  S  S E  S  S  E    S  S S S  S  S S S   S S S S S S S S
|-9------18----18-|-12--------11--------|-9-------7-------|
|---11------14----|----12--------11-----|---9-------7-----|
|------0----------|-------0-0-------0-0-|-----0-0-----0-0-|
|-----------------|---------------------|-----------------|


    Q    Q      Q    Q     S  S S S  S  S S S
|-!11--!14--|-!13--!16--|-14--------14--------|
|-!12--!13--|-!14--!15--|----16--------16-----|
|-!12--!14--|-!14--!16--|-------0-0-------0-0-|
|-----------|-----------|---------------------|


    H       E.  S E  E    +Q    +S   S  S  S
|-!14----|-12--14------|---------------------|
|-!15----|-14--14---14-|-(14)--(14)-14-17-19-|
|-!-0----|--0-------15-|-(15)--(15)----------|
|--------|-------------|---------------------|


   S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S    S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S     S  S  S S S S E
|-14-------14-17----14-17-|-19-17-14-------14-------||------------7-----|
|----17-19-------19-------|----------19-17----19-17-||-14-----------9---|
|-------------------------|-------------------------||----17-15-0-----0-|
|-------------------------|-------------------------||------------------|


  S  S S S  E  E    +E  E  S  S S S    S  S S S  S  S S S
|-9--------18-18-|-(18)---18--------|-18--------18--------|
|---11-----14-14-|-(14)------14-----|----14--------14-----|
|------0-0--0--0-|--(0)-0-------0-0-|-------0-0-------0-0-|
|----------------|------------------|---------------------|


   S  S E  S  S S S    S  S S S  S S  E    +E  E  S  S S S
|-11------14--------|-13--------16---14-|-(14)---14--------|
|----12------13-----|----14-----15---16-|-(16)------16-----|
|-------0-------0-0-|-------0-0-------0-|--(0)-0-------0-0-|
|-------------------|-------------------|------------------|


   E E  S  S S S     E.  S E  E    +Q    +S   S   E
|-14---14--------|-/13--14---11-|-(11)--(11)-11-/11-|
|-15------15-----|-/14-------12-|-(12)--(12)--------|
|----0-------0-0-|---0---0----0-|--(0)---(0)--------|
|----------------|--------------|-------------------|


   S S S S S S S S   Q.   E    S  S E S  S S S
|-10---------------|--------|-14------9--------|
|-12---------------|--------|----11-----11-----|
|----0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0----0-|-------0------0-0-|
|------------------|--------|------------------|


  S S S S S S E    a  E  Q   E    +H
|-8-------8-----|-------14-----|---------|
|---9---9---9---|-11s12-----14-|-(14)----|
|-----0-------0-|------------0-|--(0)----|
|---------------|--------------|---------|


   +H        +H        +H
|---------|---------|---------||
|-(14)----|-(14)----|-(14)----||
|--(0)----|--(0)----|--(0)----||
|---------|---------|---------||


     S  S S S  S  S S S    S  S S S  S  S S S   S  S S S S  S S S
||--19--------19--------|-14--------14--------|-9--------9--------|
||o----17--------16-----|----14--------12-----|---10-------10-----|
||o-------0-0-------0-0-|-------0-0-------0-0-|------0-0------0-0-|
||----------------------|---------------------|-------------------|


   S  S S S  S  S S S    S  S S S  S  S S S    S  S S S  S  S S S
|-11--------11--------|-19--------19--------|-14--------14--------|
|----12--------12-----|----17--------16-----|----14--------12-----|
|-------0-0-------0-0-|-------0-0-------0-0-|-------0-0-------0-0-|
|---------------------|---------------------|---------------------|


                      1.                  2.
  S  S S S S  S S S   S S S S S S S S     S S S S Q
|-9--------9--------|-8-------8--------||-8----------|
|---10-------10-----|---9-------9-----o||---9--------|
|------0-0------0-0-|-----0-0-----0-0-o||-----0-0----|
|-------------------|------------------||------------|


  W       S S E S S E   S  S S S  E  E
|------||-6-----7-----|-9--------18-18-|
|------||---7-----9---|---11-----14-14-|
|------||-----0-----0-|------0-0--0--0-|
|------||-------------|----------------|


   +E  E  S  S S S    S  S S S  S  S S S    S  S S S  S  S S S
|-(18)---18--------|-18--------18--------|-11--------14--------|
|-(14)------14-----|----14--------14-----|----12--------13-----|
|--(0)-0-------0-0-|-------0-0-------0-0-|-------0-0-------0-0-|
|------------------|---------------------|---------------------|


   S  S S S  S S  E    +E  E  S  S S S    S  S S S  S  S S S
|-13--------16---14-|-(14)---14--------|-14--------14--------|
|----14-----15---16-|-(16)------16-----|----15--------15-----|
|-------0-0-------0-|--(0)-0-------0-0-|-------0-0-------0-0-|
|-------------------|------------------|---------------------|


                              ~~~
   Q  E  E    +Q.     E    E  Q.
|-12----11-|-(11)---/11-|-10-14----|
|-14----12-|-(12)-------|----------|
|--0-----0-|--(0)-------|----------|
|----------|------------|----------|


  Q.   E    S  S E S  S S S   S S S S S S S S
|--------|-14------9--------|-8-------8-------|
|--------|----11-----11-----|---9-------9-----|
|-0----0-|-------0------0-0-|-----0-0-----0-0-|
|--------|------------------|-----------------|


    E  E E E   +H       +H
|-----14---9-|-(9)----|-(9)----*|
|-/12------7-|-(7)----|-(7)----*|
|----------0-|-(0)----|-(0)----*|
|------------|--------|--------*|






Duration Legend
---------------
W - whole; H - half; Q - quarter; E - 8th; S - 16th; T - 32nd; X - 64th; a - acciaccatura
+ - note tied to previous; . - note dotted; .. - note double dotted
Uncapitalized letters represent notes that are staccato (1/2 duration)
Irregular groupings are notated above the duration line
Duration letters will always appear directly above the note/fret number it represents the
duration for.  Duration letters with no fret number below them represent rests.  Multi-
bar rests are notated in the form Wxn, where n is the number of bars to rest for.  Low
melody durations appear below the staff

Tablature Legend
----------------
 h   - hammer-on
 p   - pull-off
 b   - bend
 pb  - pre-bend
 r   - bend release (if no number after the r, then release immediately)
 /\  - slide into or out of (from/to "nowhere")
 s   - legato slide
 S   - shift slide
<n> - natural harmonic
[n]  - artificial harmonic
n(n) - tapped harmonic
 ~   - vibrato
 tr  - trill
 T   - tap
 TP  - trem. picking
 PM  - palm muting
\n/  - tremolo bar dip; n = amount to dip
 \n  - tremolo bar down
 n/  - tremolo bar up
/n\  - tremolo bar inverted dip
 =   - hold bend; also acts as connecting device for hammers/pulls
 <> - volume swell (louder/softer)
 x   - on rhythm slash represents muted slash
 o   - on rhythm slash represents single note slash

Misc Legend
-----------
 |  - bar
||  - double bar
||o - repeat start
o|| - repeat end
*|  - double bar (ending)
 :  - bar (freetime)
 $  - Segno
 &  - Coda
Tempo markers - <E/E./Q/Q./H/H.> = BPM(8/16=s8/s16), where s8 = swing 8ths, s16 = swing 16ths
            
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