The Beatles Blackbird lyrics

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    Find out how the lyrics to Blackbird came to be written.


    Beatles Album: The Beatles AKA The White Album : Track 11

    Year: 1968

    Lyrics: Lennon, McCartney

    Length: 2.20

    The lyrics to Blackbird were written by Paul McCartney. Like so many of the songs on the white album the lyrics to Blackbird were inspired by the Beatles time in Rishikesh. Paul heard a blackbird singing one morning and tried to mimic its song. He is very proud of the song and feels that it is one of his best ones.

    Individual Beatles role on blackbird

    John Lennon: Did not play on blackbird.

    Paul McCartney: Vocals, Acoustic guitar, bongos

    George Harrison: Did not play on blackbird.

    Ringo Starr: Did not play on blackbird

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