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Fly – Beatles ‘Blackbird’ Song-inspired 16” x 15” Fiber Art 2022

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Art Quilt created for Kaw Valley Quilt Guild Name that Tune Challenge, featuring a Beatles song.
Construction: Cotton fabric whole cloth, free motion stitched and hand coloring using pigments. Polyester/Cotton thread; Polyester batting; pigment and inks.

Blackbird – The Beatles
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
Blackbird singing in the dead of night
Take these sunken eyes and learn to
see
All your life
You were only waiting for this moment
to be free
Blackbird fly, blackbird fly
Into the light of a dark black night
Blackbird fly, blackbird fly
Into the light of a dark black night
Blackbird singing…
Source: LyricFind
“The lyrics were inspired by the civil rights movement in America; the ‘blackbird’ of the
title was said to represent a typical woman facing oppression in the era.
I had in mind a black woman, rather than a bird. Those were the days of the civil rights
movement, which all of us cared passionately about, so this was really a song from me
to a black woman, experiencing these problems in the States: ‘Let me encourage you to
keep trying, to keep your faith, there is hope.’ As is often the case with my things, a
veiling took place so, rather than say ‘Black woman living in Little Rock’ and be very
specific, she became a bird, became symbolic, so you could apply it to your particular
problem.”
– Paul McCartney (Source: Many Years From Now, Barry Miles)

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Art Quilt created for Kaw Valley Quilt Guild Name that Tune Challenge, featuring a Beatles song.
Construction: Cotton fabric whole cloth, free motion stitched and hand coloring using pigments. Polyester/Cotton thread; Polyester batting; pigment and inks.

Blackbird – The Beatles
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
Blackbird singing in the dead of night
Take these sunken eyes and learn to
see
All your life
You were only waiting for this moment
to be free
Blackbird fly, blackbird fly
Into the light of a dark black night
Blackbird fly, blackbird fly
Into the light of a dark black night
Blackbird singing…
Source: LyricFind
“The lyrics were inspired by the civil rights movement in America; the ‘blackbird’ of the
title was said to represent a typical woman facing oppression in the era.
I had in mind a black woman, rather than a bird. Those were the days of the civil rights
movement, which all of us cared passionately about, so this was really a song from me
to a black woman, experiencing these problems in the States: ‘Let me encourage you to
keep trying, to keep your faith, there is hope.’ As is often the case with my things, a
veiling took place so, rather than say ‘Black woman living in Little Rock’ and be very
specific, she became a bird, became symbolic, so you could apply it to your particular
problem.”
– Paul McCartney (Source: Many Years From Now, Barry Miles)

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