Blackbird (2:15)

Cover of The Beatles (The White Album)

From The Beatles (The White Album) and 39 other releases

Blackbird was written by Paul McCartney, but credited as usual to Lennon/McCartney. McCartney was inspired to write this while in Scotland as a reaction to racial tensions escalating in America in the spring of 1968, and (according to Sony/ATV Songs LLC 1968) McCartney stated that he had a black woman in mind when he wrote the song (‘bird’ being British slang for a woman).

The first night Linda Eastman, who would later become his wife, slept over, McCartney played it to the fans camped outside his house.

Tags

Everyone’s tags

More tags

Albums featuring this track (40)

Similar Tracks

  Track   Duration Listeners
The Beatles - Piggies 1:59 368,400
The Beatles - I'm So Tired 2:03 401,380
Paul McCartney - Maybe I'm Amazed 3:51 261,134
John Lennon - Imagine 6:19 822,324
George Harrison - My Sweet Lord 4:34 400,221
Paul McCartney - Queenie Eye 3:48 38,361

Listening Trend

574,448listeners all time
3,765,898scrobbles all time
Recent listeners trend:

Explore more

Listen to, buy or share

Buy

Send Ringtones to Cell

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

MetroLyrics Full lyrics at MetroLyrics

Shoutbox

Leave a comment. Log in to Last.fm or sign up.

Listening Now

Top Listeners