Black Or White - Michael Jackson
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Tabs and lyrics
Tunning: Standard (E A D G B e)
This is a great Michael Jackson piece... Most tabs on the net were wrong and
aggravated me so I decided to tab it out myself with the real chords used.
They can be played in this octave or an octave lower.

Riff 1 - Intro & Verse ( The (0)'s are ghost notes… Play them if u think they
sound good)Just not sure about that Bm!?


E5 A5 Emaj Bm EMaj
e|------------(0)---(0)---(0)---------(0)--(0)-----|
B|------------14-14-14-14-14----12----12---12------|
G|----9\------14-14-14-14-14----13----11---13------|
D|----9\------14-14-14-14-14----14----12---14------|
A|----7\-------x--x--x--x--x-----x-----x----x------|
E|---(0)-------------------------------------------|

Pre-chorus - The little staccato chords played at the end of each phrase is
A5 (Kickin Dirt in my eye…)

A5 B5
e|-------------- --------------|
B|-------------- --------------|
G|----2-----2--- --4-----2-----|
D|----2-----2--- --4-----2-----|
A|----0-----0--- --2-----0-----|
E|-------------- --------------|

The Heavier Part - Let the Low E5 ring out when you're strumming it...
and play the higher Em staccato.

E5 Em
e|----------------12-x-x-12-----|
B|----------------12-x-x-12-----|
G|----------------12-x-x-12----*|
D|----2-x-x-2-2----------------*|
A|----2-x-x-2-2-----------------|
E|----0-x-x-0-0-----------------|

Rap Part - Play this A7 chords with a funky rhythm…You'll have to listen to get the timing right...


e|----15-x-x-(14)--x------15-x-x-15--x---|
B|----14-x-x-(13)--x------14-x-x-14--x---|
G|----14-x-x-(13)--x------14-x-x-14--x---|
D|---------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------|


Final two Chords - Let the last Chord Ring Out

e|------------------|
B|------------------|
G|---x----x-----9---|
D|---4----8-----9---|
A|---2----6-----7---|
E|------------------|
Tunning: Standard (E A D G B e)
Artist: Michael Jackson
Song: Black Or White
Album: Dangerous

Hope you enjoy playing this, it is a great song
and this is how it all goes, this is accurate
and I have also included some of the
keyboard part

Tuning - Standard
Use a light distortion for main parts, and a
clean sound for the rap section,



[Intro/Main Riff]

e|-5-5-5-5-5-4---2-2-2--4-r-------------------|
B|-5-5-5-5-5-5---3-3-3--5-r-------------------|
G|-4-4-4-4-4-4---2-2-2--5-r-------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------|(x4)

I Took My Baby On A Saturday Bang,
e|-5-5-5-5-5-4---2-2-2--4-r-------------------|
B|-5-5-5-5-5-5---3-3-3--5-r-------------------|
G|-4-4-4-4-4-4---2-2-2--5-r-------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------|

Boy Is That Girl With You, Yes We're One And The Same
e|-5-5-5-5-5-4---2-2-2--4-r-------------------|
B|-5-5-5-5-5-5---3-3-3--5-r-------------------|
G|-4-4-4-4-4-4---2-2-2--5-r-------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------|

Now I Believe In Miracles

e|-----|
B|-----|
G|-2---|
D|-2---|
A|-0---|
E|-----|

And A Miracle Has Happened Tonight

e|-----|
B|-----|
G|-2---|
D|-2---|
A|-0---|
E|-----|

e|-5-5-5-5-5-4---2-2-2--4-r-------------------|
B|-5-5-5-5-5-5---3-3-3--5-r-------------------|
G|-4-4-4-4-4-4---2-2-2--5-r-------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------|

But, If You're Thinkin' About My Baby

e|-----|
B|-----|
G|-4---|
D|-4---|
A|-2---|
E|-----|

It Don't Matter If You're Black Or White

e|-----|
B|-----|
G|-2---|
D|-2---|
A|-0---|
E|-----|

e|-5-5-5-5-5-4---2-2-2--4-r-------------------|
B|-5-5-5-5-5-5---3-3-3--5-r-------------------|
G|-4-4-4-4-4-4---2-2-2--5-r-------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------|(x2)

They Print My Message In The Saturday Sun

e|-5-5-5-5-5-4---2-2-2--4-r-------------------|
B|-5-5-5-5-5-5---3-3-3--5-r-------------------|
G|-4-4-4-4-4-4---2-2-2--5-r-------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------|

I Had To Tell Them I Ain't Second To None

e|-5-5-5-5-5-4---2-2-2--4-r-------------------|
B|-5-5-5-5-5-5---3-3-3--5-r-------------------|
G|-4-4-4-4-4-4---2-2-2--5-r-------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------|

And I Told About Equality

e|-----|
B|-----|
G|-2---|
D|-2---|
A|-0---|
E|-----|

And It's True Either You're Wrong Or You're Right

e|-----|
B|-----|
G|-2---|
D|-2---|
A|-0---|
E|-----|

e|-5-5-5-5-5-4---2-2-2--4-r-------------------|
B|-5-5-5-5-5-5---3-3-3--5-r-------------------|
G|-4-4-4-4-4-4---2-2-2--5-r-------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------|

But, If You're Thinkin' About My Baby

e|-----|
B|-----|
G|-4---|
D|-4---|
A|-2---|
E|-----|

It Don't Matter If You're Black Or White

e|-----|
B|-----|
G|-2---|
D|-2---|
A|-0---|
E|-----|

e|-5-5-5-5-5-4---2-2-2--4-r-------------------|
B|-5-5-5-5-5-5---3-3-3--5-r-------------------|
G|-4-4-4-4-4-4---2-2-2--5-r-------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------|(x4)

Ok, this part here has the keyboard part in as well which plays at the end of bars

I Am Tired Of This Devil

e|------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------5h7h9-|
E|-------------------------5h7h9------|

I Am Tired Of This Stuff

e|------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------5h7h9-|
E|-------------------------5h7h9------|

I Am Tired Of This Business

e|------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------5h7h9-|
E|-------------------------5h7h9------|

So When The Going Gets Rough

e|------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------5h7h9-|
E|-------------------------5h7h9------|

I Ain't Scared Of Your Brother

e|--------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------|
A|-7-2-7-2-7-7/9-x-x-9-9-9--------------|
E|-5-0-5-0-5-5/7-x-x-7-7-7--------------|

I Ain't Scared Of No Sheets

e|--------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------|
A|-7-2-7-2-7-7/9-x-x-12-12-12-12-12-----|
E|-5-0-5-0-5-5/7-x-x-10-10-10-10-10-----|


I Ain't Scare Of Nobody

e|--------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------|
A|-7-2-7-2-7-7/9-x-x-9-9-9--------------|
E|-5-0-5-0-5-5/7-x-x-7-7-7--------------|


Girl When The Goin' Gets Mean

e|--------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------|
A|-7-2-7-2-7-7/9-x-x-12-12-12-12-12-----|
E|-5-0-5-0-5-5/7-x-x-10-10-10-10-10-----|

(This is the keyboard part which is the bridge before the rap part,
played very quick)

e|--------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------|
G|-----------------9-7-6----------------|
D|-------------6-7-------9-7-6----------|
A|-------5-7-9-----------------9-7------|
E|-5-7-9--------------------------------|


(This is the funky rap part, you'll have to listen to the song quite
carefully to get the rhythm for this

e|-15--|
B|-14--|
G|-14--|
D|-----|
A|-----|
E|-----|

(Just keep playing this over all of this part)

Protection,For Gangs, Clubs And Nations
Causing Grief In Human Relations
It's A Turf War, On A Global Scale
I'd Rather Hear Both Sides Of The Tale
See, It's Not About Races
Just Places, Faces
Where Your Blood Comes From
Is Where Your Space Is
I've Seen The Bright Get Duller
I'm Not Going To Spend My Life
Being A Colour


Don't Tell Me You Agree With Me

e|-----|
B|-----|
G|-2---|
D|-2---|
A|-0---|
E|-----|

When I Saw You Kicking Dirt In My Eye

e|-----|
B|-----|
G|-2---|
D|-2---|
A|-0---|
E|-----|

e|-5-5-5-5-5-4---2-2-2--4-r-------------------|
B|-5-5-5-5-5-5---3-3-3--5-r-------------------|
G|-4-4-4-4-4-4---2-2-2--5-r-------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------|

But, If You're Thinkin' About My Baby

e|-----|
B|-----|
G|-4---|
D|-4---|
A|-2---|
E|-----|

It Don't Matter If You're Black Or White

e|-----|
B|-----|
G|-2---|
D|-2---|
A|-0---|
E|-----|

e|-5-5-5-5-5-4---2-2-2--4-r-------------------|
B|-5-5-5-5-5-5---3-3-3--5-r-------------------|
G|-4-4-4-4-4-4---2-2-2--5-r-------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------|

I Said If You're Thinkin' Of Being My Baby

e|-----|
B|-----|
G|-4---|
D|-4---|
A|-2---|
E|-----|

It Don't Matter If You're Black Or White

e|-----|
B|-----|
G|-2---|
D|-2---|
A|-0---|
E|-----|

e|-5-5-5-5-5-4---2-2-2--4-r-------------------|
B|-5-5-5-5-5-5---3-3-3--5-r-------------------|
G|-4-4-4-4-4-4---2-2-2--5-r-------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------|

I Said If You're Thinkin' Of Being My Brother
e|-----|
B|-----|
G|-4---|
D|-4---|
A|-2---|
E|-----|

It Don't Matter If You're Black Or White

e|-----|
B|-----|
G|-2---|
D|-2---|
A|-0---|
E|-----|

e|-5-5-5-5-5-4---2-2-2--4-r-------------------|
B|-5-5-5-5-5-5---3-3-3--5-r-------------------|
G|-4-4-4-4-4-4---2-2-2--5-r-------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------|

(Then just keep playing the riff over and over again until the end)

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| x Palm mute
| h Hammer-on
| r Release
| / Slide up
| p Pull off
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Song info
Black Or White
Michael Jackson
2001
  • Pop
  • Dance-pop
  • Electro House
  • House
  • Vocal
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