Jaco Pastorius

Blackbird

Jaco Pastorius

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Blackbird

	  		
                                         Blackbird - Bass tab 
               Transcribed and tabbed by Joe Britton   Artist - Jaco Pastorius 
  Album  - Word of Mouth  Track  - Black Bird    
  Written by the Beatles, Arranged for bass by Jaco Pastorius. 
  This tab is just the basic idea, there are a few small variations in parts. 
         Any comments, questions etc. E-mail:      
               [email protected]                  Rhythm fig. 1 
      _______ _______ _______   ______       ____   ________  ________ 
  4   |-|-|-| |-|-|-| |-|-|-|   |-r  |       |  |   |--|-|-|  |--|-|-| 
  4   | | | | | | | | | | | |   | |  |       |  |   |  | | |  |  | | | 
G||---6-------7-------9--------18---18--|--(18)----18--------18--------- 
D||*----7-------7-------7-----------14--|--(14)-------14--------14------ 
A||*------0-0-----0-0-----0-0-----------|-------0--------0-0-------0-0-- 
E||-------------------------------------|------------------------------- 
    ________      ________   ________  ________   ______      ____ 
    |--|-|-|      |--|-|-|   |--|-|-|  |--|-|-|   |-r  |      |  | 
    |  | | |      |  | | |   |  | | |  |  | | |   | |  |      |  | 
G--18---------|--11---------14--------13---------16---14--|-(14)---- 
D-----14------|-----12---------12--------12-----------16--|-(16)---- 
A--------0-0--|--------0-0--------0-0-------0-0-----------|------0-- 
E-------------|-------------------------------------------|--------- 
                                                                       
                                    1____________________2__________                                                   
    ________  ________   ________      _____ ____        |   _____ ____ 
    |--|-|-|  |--|-|-|   |--|-|-|      |  -| |  |  |     |   |  -| |  | | 
    |  | | |  |  | | |   |  | | |      |.  |_|  |__O     |   |.  |_|  |_| 
G--14--------14---------14---------|--13--14---11-------||--13--14---11- 
D-----16--------15---------15------|--14--14---12------*||--14--14---12- 
A--------0-0-------0-0--------0-0--|--0---0----0-------*||--0---0----0-- 
E----------------------------------|--------------------||-------------- 
   _____             ______  ______            ____  ____ 
   |   |             |--| |  |--| |   |        |  |  |  |  | 
   |   |      O      |  | |  |  | |   O        |  |__|  |  O 
G----/11--|--10---|--9-------9--------8---|------14------------| 
D---------|--12---|----11------11-----9---|--/12--------2------| 
A---------|--0----|-------0-------0---0---|-------------0------| 
E---------|-------|-----------------------|--------------------| 
Rest Then repeat whole of rhythm fig. 1, With this fill in the firsttime bar: 
     _____  ____           ________ __________  
     |  -|  |  |  |    r   |-|--|-| |--|--|--|  
     |.  |__|  |__O    O   | |  | | |  |  |  | 
G|--13--14--11------|-----11-9------------------| 
D|--14--14--12------|----------11-9-------------| 
A|--0---0---0-------|---------------12-9--------| 
E|------------------|--------------------12-10--|   
     ________  ________  ________  ________    ________ ________ 
G|--19--------19--------14--------14---------|-9--------9--------- 
D|-----17--------16--------14--------12------|---10-------10------ 
A|--------0-0-------0-0-------0-0-------0-0--|------0-0------0-0-- 
E|-------------------------------------------|-------------------- 
     ________  ________      ________  ________  ________  ________ 
G---11--------11---------|--19--------19--------14--------14---------| 
D------12--------12------|-----17--------16--------14--------12------| 
A---------0-0-------0-0--|--------0-0-------0-0-------0-0-------0-0--| 
E------------------------|-------------------------------------------| 
                     1___________________2_______ 
   ________ ________ _______ _______    | ________ ________ 
G|-9--------9--------8-------8---------||-9--------9----------8--|-------| 
D|---10-------10-------9-------9------*||---10-------10-------9--|-1-bar-| 
A|------0-0------0-0-----0-0-----0-0--*||------0-0------0-0---0--|-rest--| 
E|-------------------------------------||------------------------|-------| 
 
G|--6-------7-------9-------18---------|--18--------18--------- 
D|----7-------7-------7--------16------|-----17--------16------ 
A|------0-0-----0-0-----0-0-------0-0--|--------0-0-------0-0-- 
E|-------------------------------------|----------------------- 
G|--18---------14---------11-------14--------|--13--------16--------- 
D|-----14---------12---------7--------9------|-----11--------15------ 
A|--------0-0--------0-0-------0-0------0-0--|--------0-0-------0-0-- 
E|-------------------------------------------|----------------------- 
                            _____ ____ 
G--14--------14---------|--12--14----9-------- 
D-----16--------15------|--------------------- 
A--------0-0-------0-0--|------------8-------- 
E-----------------------|---------------------                          Bass 1 
                               __________    __________     __________ 
                      G|------------------|----------------17-------17- 
                      D|------------17-19-|-19-17-19-19-------19-19---- 
                      A|---------19-------|---------------------------- 
                      E|------------------|---------------------------- 
                         bass 2    __________  __________   ____ 
G--19-17-------------------|-------- 
D--------19-19-17-19-19-17-|-------- 
A--------------------------|-19-17? 
E--------------------------|-------- 
 
 

		  

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