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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… read more

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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

The Beatles - Blackbird Lyrics

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  • One of their best
  • Forever bittersweet...
  • Nice economy of feeling and words, very English. A great song.
  • Your song for all time, my dear departed son : / There are simply no words to describe how this song makes me feel...
  • Piep piep
  • This is all I need
  • Flawless. I could hear this song on repeat allllll day.
  • Perfect.
  • my ex boyfriend used to play this on the guitar all the time. whenever i hear this i think about punching him in the face... great song though

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