Guitar lesson for
Wish You Were Here
Simple version below, meant to get folks started with this song. The more musically astute among you will notice some corners I may have cut in some of the very minor details with the intro riff’s tab. I also am using standard chord shapes for the verse/chorus chords (where I believe Pink Floyd likely plays inversions of these chords, such as C/G and D/F#).
For the intro:
E –––––3–––––3–––––3––––– B –––––3–––––3–––––3––––– G –––––0–––––0–––––0––––– D –––––0–––––2–––––2––––– A –––––2–––––––––––0––––– E –––––3––––––––––––––––– G Em7 A7sus4
For the verse:
E –––––3––––0––––2––––0––––– B –––––3––––1––––3––––1––––– G –––––0––––0––––2––––2––––– D –––––0––––2––––0––––2––––– A –––––2––––3–––––––––0––––– E –––––3–––––––––––––––––––– G C D Am
E ––––––––––––––––3––3–3––3–––––––––––––––––3––3–3––3––– B ––––––––––––––––3––3–3––3–––––––––––––––––3––3–3––3––– G ––––––––––––––––0––0–0––0––––––––0––––––––0––0–0––0––– D –––––––––0–2––––2––2–2––2––––––2–––2–0––––0––0–0––0––– A –––––0h2–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– E –––3–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Em7 G E ––––––––––––––––3––3–3––3–––––––––––––––––3––3–3––3––– B ––––––––––––––––3––3–3––3–––––––––––––––––3––3–3––3––– G ––––––––––––––––0––0–0––0–––––––––––––––––0––0–0––0––– D –––––––––0–2––––2––2–2––2––––––2–0––––––––2––2–2––2––– A –––––0h2–––––––––––––––––––––––––––2–0––––0––0–0––0––– E –––3–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Em7 A7sus4 E ––––––––––––––––––3––3–3––3–3––– B ––––––––––––––––––3––3–3––3–3––– G ––––––––––––––––––0––0–0––0–0––– D ––––––––––––––––––0––0–0––0–0––– A –––0–0h2–0––––––––2––2–2––2–2––– E ––––––––––––3–––––3––3–3––3–3––– G
Lyrics w/ chords
C D ...So, so you think you can tell Am G Heaven from hell, blue skies from pain D C Can you tell a green field from a cold steel rail Am G A smile from a veil? Do you think you can tell C D Did they get you to trade your heroes for ghosts Am G Hot ashes for trees, hot air for a cool breeze D C Cold comfort for change, did you exchange Am G A walk-on part in the war for a lead role in a cage C D ...How I wish, how I wish you were here Am G We’re just two lost souls swimmin’ in a fish bowl, year after year D C ... Running over the same old ground... what have we found Am G The same old fears... I wish you were here
Hope this helps!
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