Blackbird - The Beatles - fingerstyle guitar arrangement

Blackbird - The Beatles - fingerstyle guitar arrangement

"Blackbird" is the 2nd video in a series I call: "Tunes lots of guitarists rushed to arrange and post back when YouTube just started and which I deliberately avoided because I didn't want to seen like

... a follower, which might or might not have been a mistake, but which I am finally posting now because why not..." The first of these was "Africa" from a few weeks ago, definitely check it out here: Africa, Toto, fingerstyle guitar arrangement by Jake Reichbart . In the case of "Blackbird", it took the liberty to bend the harmony, melody and form a little bit to make it usable as a jazz standard over which I can improvise. Hope you like it! Jake

Blackbird singing in the dead of night
Take these broken wings and learn to fly
All your life
You were only waiting for this moment to arise.

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

Blackbird fly Blackbird fly
Into the light of the dark black night.

Blackbird fly Blackbird fly
Into the light of the dark black night.

Blackbird singing in the dead of night
Take these broken wings and learn to fly
All your life
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.

Tags: jazz, pop, McCartney, Beatles, webmaster's favourite songs