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Stewart Tune Req: The blackbird - Sharon Shannon (31) RE: Tune Req: The blackbird - Sharon Shannon 27 Feb 17

as stated earlier by GUEST,peddyr this is a slide, Paddy O'Keefe's version. On the youtube Sharon plays two different tunes - the first one is Blackbird. The slide is written in 12/8 time, so it's really a type of jig - four sets of 3 beats per measure.

Here is the score as Sharon plays it. Of course she plays it very fast, so it's hard to follow.

There are many versions of the Blackbird: a set dance, played much slower in a hornpipe rhythm (4/4); a regular hornpipe; and a slide. And each player has his/her own version.

Cheers, S. in Seattle

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