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{{cquote|Way back in the Sixties, there was a lot of trouble going on over civil rights, particularly in Little Rock. We would notice this on the news back in England, so it's a really important place for us, because to me, this is where civil rights started. We would see what was going on and sympathize with the people going through those troubles, and it made me want to write a song that, if it ever got back to the people going through those troubles, it might just help them a little bit, and that's this next one .<nowiki>[</nowiki>Blackbird<nowiki>]</nowiki>|Paul McCartney, announcing "Blackbird" at Little Rock, Arkansas concert, 4/30/16}}
 
{{cquote|Way back in the Sixties, there was a lot of trouble going on over civil rights, particularly in Little Rock. We would notice this on the news back in England, so it's a really important place for us, because to me, this is where civil rights started. We would see what was going on and sympathize with the people going through those troubles, and it made me want to write a song that, if it ever got back to the people going through those troubles, it might just help them a little bit, and that's this next one .<nowiki>[</nowiki>Blackbird<nowiki>]</nowiki>|Paul McCartney, announcing "Blackbird" at Little Rock, Arkansas concert, 4/30/16}}
  
{{cquote|Incredible to meet two of the Little Rock Nine &#nbsp; pioneers of the civil rights movement and inspiration for Blackbird| McCartney tweet, 4/30/16}}
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{{cquote|Incredible to meet two of the Little Rock Nine -- pioneers of the civil rights movement and inspiration for Blackbird| McCartney tweet, 4/30/16}}

Revision as of 17:22, 2 May 2016

"Blackbird"
Song by The Beatles
Album The Beatles
Released 22 November 1968
Recorded 11 June 1968
Genre Folk
Length 2:19
Label Apple Records
Writer Lennon/McCartney
Producer George Martin
The Beatles track listing

Side one

  1. "Back in the U.S.S.R."
  2. "Dear Prudence"
  3. "Glass Onion"
  4. "Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da"
  5. "Wild Honey Pie"
  6. "The Continuing Story of Bungalow Bill"
  7. "While My Guitar Gently Weeps"
  8. "Happiness Is a Warm Gun"

Side two

  1. "Martha My Dear"
  2. "I'm So Tired"
  3. "Blackbird"
  4. "Piggies"
  5. "Rocky Raccoon"
  6. "Don't Pass Me By"
  7. "Why Don't We Do It in the Road?"
  8. "I Will"
  9. "Julia"

Side three

  1. "Birthday"
  2. "Yer Blues"
  3. "Mother Nature's Son"
  4. "Everybody's Got Something to Hide Except Me and My Monkey"
  5. "Sexy Sadie"
  6. "Helter Skelter"
  7. "Long, Long, Long"

Side four

  1. "Revolution 1"
  2. "Honey Pie"
  3. "Savoy Truffle"
  4. "Cry Baby Cry"
  5. "Revolution 9"
  6. "Good Night"

Quotes

Way back in the Sixties, there was a lot of trouble going on over civil rights, particularly in Little Rock. We would notice this on the news back in England, so it's a really important place for us, because to me, this is where civil rights started. We would see what was going on and sympathize with the people going through those troubles, and it made me want to write a song that, if it ever got back to the people going through those troubles, it might just help them a little bit, and that's this next one .[Blackbird]

—Paul McCartney, announcing "Blackbird" at Little Rock, Arkansas concert, 4/30/16

Incredible to meet two of the Little Rock Nine -- pioneers of the civil rights movement and inspiration for Blackbird

— McCartney tweet, 4/30/16

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