The Beatles — Blackbird
Album: White Album
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Released: 1968
Length: 2:16
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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
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A real pleasure !
 Lemonhead wrote:
{#Fire}NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO MORE BEATLES{#Fire}

 
{#Cheers} NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO MORE LEMONHEAD. {#Pray}
 buddy wrote:
The first song I ever learned on acoustic guitar.

 
Holy shite, are you kidding? I learned it but recently and nearly broke my fingers on the try.
Nice song I like the Beatles still after many years.{#Guitarist}
So beautiful
Another song where it is impossible to tell if it is really that good, or does it just seem that way because of all the good feelings that come with it.  I suppose it could be argued there is no difference.
 buddy wrote:
The first song I ever learned on acoustic guitar.
 
There are a few reasons why LOTS of people learn this early in their guitar careers.  The chord progression isn't hard, and if you can sing while you play .... well, you're as good as Paul McCartney!
 Dazzerb wrote:
The Beatles hurt my ears,their music really annoys me but this tune I quite like. 

 
finally there is hope for everyone
The Beatles hurt my ears,their music really annoys me but this tune I quite like. 
The first song I ever learned on acoustic guitar.
 Ostar wrote:

Today again! Right after Fly. Is this a recycled playlist or what?
 
Ostar, you've been around since 2006 and you haven't yet figured out how RP playlists are crafted and programmed? The DJ doesn't work 24 hours a day, and the lists are not random. The carefully sequenced sets of songs do tend to evolve over time, though.
Dead bird singing in the black of night....
{#Fire}NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO MORE BEATLES{#Fire}
Perfect.. perfect....
Had yet to hear Nick Drake's Fly
and had the volume up, the lyrics too....
when it ended .. didn't miss a beat
and ....  the 'Into the light of the dark black night'
with the Beatles... Blackbird

Perfect.... oohooh so wonderful

Radio Paradise.. a mini-event within a few songs...
building and growing..  linked around a theme, a thought, a pause....
Thank you
and while writing this,  slipping into Lullaby by  Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
You are the quiet in my soul 
You are the pieces of gold 
Won't you shine 


Thank you Radio Paradise.....
a blessing in my life
 
 rdo wrote:
Today this comes after Nick Drake's Fly....this is not a good transition for me...I think ND is much better than the Beatles
 
Today again! Right after Fly. Is this a recycled playlist or what?
Everybody in my mushrooming multitude of homeless camps loves this song soooo much, which is from a wonderful double album, except for the "Revolution 9" avant-garde LSD flashback...
Gotta bump this gem: 9 > 10
olsaltybastard wrote:
I think I like this because I haven't heard it 1000 times. In fact, I have never heard it. It lacks the teeny boppper tinge that most Beatles songs tend to have (the ones I have heard anyways.)
 

You are confusing The Beatles with The Bay City Rollers, obviously.  Chalk and cheese.
It's a great lullaby for little ones to go to sleep by; used it 34 yrs ago on oldest and now her 6 yr son, every night, by his request.
Definitely one of my all-time favorite acoustic tunes. Just gorgeous.