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Blackbird
The Beatles

The Beatles - Blackbird

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Over the past few weeks I’ve been exploring the Beatles a lot, ashamed at how little of their material I was aware of. Though I have many ‘favourites’ from what I have listened to, there’s something about this simple wee song that I absolutely adore. I don’t know if it’s the historical context of the lyrics, the over-lapping of the acoustic guitar, the perfect harmonies of the vocals at the end of the chorus, the kick afterwards or simply that it slightly resembles the work of Cat Stevens, of whom I’m a massive fan.