The song was written on McCartney's farm in Scotland. Shortly afterwards, on the first night his future wife Linda Eastman stayed at his house in London, McCartney performed the song to the fans waiting outside the gates. A few of us were there. We had the feeling something was going to happen. Paul didn't take the Mini inside the way he usually did — he parked it on the road and he and Linda walked right past us. They went inside and we stood there, watching different lights in the house go on and off.
Paul McCartney Meets Women Who Inspired Beatles’ ‘Blackbird’
Blackbird (Beatles song) - Wikipedia
Performed on a lautenwerck by Martha Goldstein Problems playing this file? See media help. The first night his future wife Linda Eastman stayed at his home, McCartney played "Blackbird" for the fans camped outside his house. Meaning[ edit ] Since composing "Blackbird" in , McCartney has given differing, contradictory statements regarding both his inspiration for the song and its meaning.