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Wish You Were Here
                        Wish You Were Here
                         by Pink Floyd


Sorry for the "rag-tag" look of this. I got part of it from Alt.guitar, and
did the rest myself. Oh well, here it is....


[Intro]
(rhythm guitar)

----------------------3----------------3--|        X 2
----------------------3----------------3--|
----------------------0-----0----------0--|
------------0---2-----2--------2--0----0--|
-------0>2-----------------------------X--|
----3----------------------------------3--|


-----------------3------------------3--|      X 2  then repeat the whole thing
-----------------3------------------3--|            with the lead part below
-----------------0------------------0--|
----------0---2--2----2---0---------0--|
-----0>2---------------------2---0--X--|
--3---------------------------------3--|

-----3---------| This is only for the last part of the intro before the verse
-----3---------|
-----0---------|
-----0---------|
-----2---------|
--3--3---------|

*******************************************************************************

                Symbols:

        |       quarter note            |.      dotted quarter note

        __                              __
         |      eight note               |.     dotted eighth note

        ==                              ==
         |      sixteenth note           |.     dotted sixteenth note

        }       quarter rest            H       hammer-on

        `/      eighth rest             P       pull-off

        "/      sixteenth rest          >       accented strum/pick

        B       bend                    R       reverse bend

        UB      unison bend             S       slide (slide upto note = \)

        ^       downstroke              v       upstroke

        *       staccato                ~       vibrato

        {       quarter note pause      }       eight note pause

        x       muted note


*******************************************************************************


        Moderateley slow

    Emi                          3      G
         ===       ===         =====            ===
     }   |S|  |    | |  |      |S| |      |.  -S| | |          {
E ||----------------------------------|----------------------------------|
B ||----------3----5---3--------------|----------------------------------|
G ||-----2-4---------4---------4-2-0--|----------------------------------|
D ||----------------------------------|---0-------0-0--------------------|
A ||----------------------------------|-------\-2------------------------|
E ||----------------------------------|----------------------------------|


    Emi                                 G
        _     ____      _    ______===
     } |S|  -S| |S|  -S|P|  |S|  -S|P|    0             -
E ||---3-5-\-3------------------------|-3--------------------------------|
B ||---3-5-\-3--3-5--\-3----3-5--\-3--|-0--------------------------------|
G ||------------2-4--\-2-0--2-4--\-2-0|-0--------------------------------|
D ||----------------------------------|-0--------------------------------|
A ||----------------------------------|-2--------------------------------|
E ||----------------------------------|-3--------------------------------|

    Emi                                 A
        ===  ===__       ===  ===            ___===  __
     }  |S|  | |  |~~ } R|P|  | |  }     |  B | | |  B|    |.
E ||----------------------------------|----------------------------------|
B ||---------3----5---(7)5-3----------|---------3-5----------------------|
G ||----2-4----4--------------4-------|--2--4(6)----4(6)---2-------------|
D ||----------------------------------|----------------------------------|
A ||----------------------------------|----------------------------------|
E ||----------------------------------|----------------------------------|


    Emi                                 G
        ===  ==x__ ___ __   ===__              ===
     }  |S|  | |  |~~~| B|  |P|  |       |.   B|R|      0
E ||----------------------------------|----------------------3-----------|
B ||---------3----5----5(7)-5-3--5----|----------------------0-----------|
G ||----2-4---------------------------|--2---4(6)2------0----0-----------|
D ||----------------------------------|----------------------0-----------|
A ||----------------------------------|----------------------2-----------|
E ||----------------------------------|----------------------3-----------|


C                        D
So, so ya think you can tell
             Am                   G                         D
heaven from hell, blue skies from pain, can you tell a green field
                  C                    Am                       G
from a cold steel rail? A smile from a veil? Do ya think ya can tell?
                    C                       D                     Am
did they get you to trade, your hero's for ghosts, hot ashes for trees
                G                           D                 C
hot air for a cool breeze, cold comfort for change, did you exchange,
                      Am                          G
a walk on part in the war, for a lead role in a cage?

(guitar solo played over intro) (added by Andreas Sjolund)
(Actually, this part is sung over the guitar solo)

--------10-10-------10-10---12-10-10----------------------------|
---10/12-------10/12-----------------12-------------------------|
----------------------------------------------------------------|
----------------------------------------------------------------|
----------------------------------------------------------------|
----------------------------------------------------------------|

---------10-10-10-12-10-----------------------------------------|
---10/12--------------------12p10p8-----------------------------|
-----------------------------------7-7---9-7--------------------|
---------------------------------------9------------------------|
----------------------------------------------------------------|
----------------------------------------------------------------|

----------------10-10-10-----------12---------------------------|
-----8-10-10/12---------10--12/14----14p12p10-------------------|
---9------------------------------------------------------------|
----------------------------------------------------------------|
----------------------------------------------------------------|
----------------------------------------------------------------|
                                                    G
---------10---------------------------12------------------------|
---10/12----12p10p8-10-12-12-8--12/14-----14p12p10--8-----------|
----------------------------------------------------------------|
----------------------------------------------------------------|
----------------------------------------------------------------|
----------------------------------------------------------------|

C                               D
How I wish, how I wish you were here,
          Am                                  G                  D
Were just two lost soles simming in a fish bowl, year after year,
                                C                                Am
Running over the same old ground, but have we found the same old fears,
               G
wish you were here

(guitar solo, played over intro fig.)
(This second guitar solo is almost identical to the first, with very
slight variations on the same basic:
--------10
--10/12
and
--------12-|
--12/14----|
themes!)


 I never realized the nevada one didn't have the solos, since I
already knew it, I haven't looked at them. Well, this is going to be
the whole song (or the itnro anyway), but the solo is in there. It may
not be perfect, this was tabbed from playing by ear, but it sounds
good to me, and it's how I've been playing it for a long time.

Enjoy...
---

                       Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd
--------------------------------------------------------------------
All song using acoustic guitars

[Intro]
     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---0-0-0----|
     D:----------0--2--|--2---2-2-2--|--2-----2--0-|--0---0-0-0----|
     A:-----0/2--------|-------------|-------------|---------------|
     E:--3-------------|-------------|-------------|---------------|

          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--------|--0--0-0-0--------|
A:-----0/2--------|-------------|--------2--0--|------------------|
E:--3-------------|-------------|--------------|------------------|

     G
     e:---------------3--3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3-3--|
     B:---------------3--3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3-3--|
     G:---------------0--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0--|
     D:-------0-------0--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0--|
     A:--0/2----------2--2-2-2-2--2-2-2-2-2--|
     E:----------3----3--3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3-3--|


        This part is done with two guitars. One plays the first intro
        line and the lead part tabbed below comes in after the first bar.
This is done consecutively four times.

     Lead 1:
     e:-------------------------------------------|
     B:--------3---5-----3------------------------|
     G:---2/4---------4------4/2/0----------------|
     D:-----------------------------0-------0--0--|
     A:--------------------------------1/2--------|
     E:-------------------------------------------|

          Lead 2:
          e:---3/5--3--------------------------|
          B:---3/5--3--3/5--3-----3/5--5\3--0--|
          G:-----------2/4--2--0--2/4--4\2--0--|
          D:-----------------------------------|
          A:-----------------------------------|
          E:-----------------------------------|

               Lead 3:
               e:----------------------------------------------------|
               B:--------3-----5--5b(7)-----3----------3--5----------|
               G:---2/4-----4------------4-----2--4/6--------4/6--2--|
               D:----------------------------------------------------|
               A:----------------------------------------------------|
               E:----------------------------------------------------|

                    Lead 4:
                    e:-----------------------------------------------|
                    B:-------3-----5--5b(7)--3-----3----------3------|
                    G:--2/4-----4---------------4-----2--2/4------0--|
                    D:-----------------------------------------------|
                    A:-----------------------------------------------|
                    E:-----------------------------------------------|

----------__

                                         PINK FLOYD
                                         WISH YOU WERE HERE

[Intro]

  Let ring throughout
  Pick strings close to the bottom of the guitar to get that echo sound


-------------------------3---3--3------3--3-----------------3--3---3----3--|
-------------------------3---3--3------3--3--------------3--3--3---3----3--|
---------------------0---0---0--0------------0-----------0--0--0---0-------|
-------------0---2-------------------------------2---0---------------------|
--------0H2----------------------------------------------------------------|
---------------------------------------------------------------------------|


---------------------3---3---3--3---3--------------------3--3---3--3---|
---------------------3---3---3--3---3-----------------3--3--3---3--3---|
---------------------0---0---0--0---0------0----------0--0--0---0------|
-------------0---2---------------------2-------2---0-------------------|
-------0H2-------------------------------------------------------------|
-----3-----------------------------------------------------------------|


---------------------3--3--3---3--3--3--3-----------------3--3--3---3--3--|
---------------------3--3--3---3--3--3--3-----------------3--3--3---3--3--|
---------------------0--0--0---0--0--0--0-----------------0--0--0---0-----|
-------------0---2-------------------------2---0--------------------------|
--------0H2----------------------------------------2---0------------------|
-----3--------------------------------------------------------------------|


---------------------3--3--3---3--3--3--3--------------------------------------|
---------------------3--3--3---3--3--3--3--------------------------------------|
---------------------0--0--0---0--0--0--0--------------------------------------|
-------------0---2-------------------------2---0-------------------------------|
--------0H2-----------------------------------------2---0----------------------|
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

---------------------------------------2/4---4/2-------------------------------|
---------5---5---3---------------------2/4---4/2---3/5---5/3---3/5---5/3-----4-|
----2/4--------4-----4P2P0-------------------------2/4---4/2-0-2/4---4/2--0--5-|
-------------------------------0-0---------------------------------------------|
-----------------------------2-------------------------------------------------|
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|


-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
---------3---5~~---5BFP3------3-------------3---5------------------------------|
----2/4----4---------------4-----2~~---4BH---------4BF--2~~~-------------------|
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|


-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
---------3---5~~---5BH-5BFP3----5----------------------------------------------|
----2/4----4------------------4---2~~------4BF-----2~~-------------------------|
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|


    Here's the rhythm..
  G..                    D..                    Am..                   Etc...
--3---3-3----3----3-3-3--3---3-3----3----3-3-3--0---0-0----0----0-0-0--|
--0---0-0----0----0-0-0--2---2-2----2----2-2-2--1---1-1----1----1-1-1--|
--0---0-0----0----0-0-0--3---3-3----3----3-3-3--2---2-2----2----2-2-2--|
--0---0-0----0----0-0-0--0---0-0----0----0-0-0--2---2-2----2----2-2-2--|
--2---2-2-2--2----2-2-2--0---0-0-0--0----0-0-0--0---0-0-0--0----0-0-0--|
--3---3-3-3--3----3-3-3--0---0-0-0--0----0-0-0--0---0-0-0--0----0-0-0--|


*******************************************************************************
   TAB EXPLANATION:

H = Hammer

/ = Slide

P = Pull off

~ = Vibrato

BH = Half Bend, Bend the string up 1/2 fret

BF = Full Bend, Bend the string up full fret

*******************************************************************************


                                             Pink Floyd
                                         Wish You Were Here


C/G                        D/F#
So.. so you think you can tell
             Am
Heaven from Hell?
                 G
Blue skies from pain?
                       D
Can you tell a green field
                   C/G
From a cold steel rail?
                Am/E
A smile from a veil?
                      G
Do you think you can tell...

                     C/G
Did they get you to trade
                 D/F#
Your heros for ghosts?
                Am
Hot ashes for trees?
                  G
Hot air for a cool breeze?
                    D
Cold comfort for change?
          C/G
Did you exchange
                      Am
A walk on part in the war
                      G
For a lead role in a cage?


C/G                              D/F#
How I wish, how I wish you were here
            Am                                G
We're just two lost souls swimming in a fish bowl

Year after year.
D/F#
Running over the same old ground.
C/G
What have we found?
              Am
The same old fears
              G
Wish you were here


    C/G         D/F#          Am           Am/E         G
______O___O   __O________    X_O_______O   O_O________   ____O_O____
| | | | X |   | | | | | |    | | | | x |   | | | | x |   | | | | | |
| | X | | |   x | | x | x    | | x x | |   | | x x | |   | x | | | |
X X | | | |   | | | | x |    | | | | | |   | | | | | |   x | | | x x
| | | | | |   | | | | | |    | | | | | |   | | | | | |   | | | | | |
| | | | | |   | | | | | |    | | | | | |   | | | | | |   | | | | | |
3 4 2   1     T     1 3 2        2 3 1         2 3 1     2 1     3 4
 
 
Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here :: indexed at Ultimate Guitar.
Wish You Were Here tabs @ 911Tabs

About the artist behind Wish You Were Here:

Pink Floyd are an English rock band that initially earned recognition for their psychedelic or space rock music, and, as they evolved, for their progressive rock music. They are known for philosophical lyrics, sonic experimentation, innovative cover art, and elaborate live shows. One of rock music's most successful acts, the group have sold over 200 million albums worldwide[1][2] including 74.5 million albums in the United States alone.[3]

Pink Floyd had moderate mainstream success and were one of the most popular bands in the London underground music scene in the late 1960s as a psychedelic band led by Syd Barrett; however, Barrett's erratic behaviour eventually forced his colleagues to replace him with guitarist and singer David Gilmour. After Barrett's departure, singer and bass player Roger Waters gradually became the dominant and driving force in the group in the late-1970s, until his eventual departure from the group in 1985. The band recorded several albums, achieving worldwide success with The Dark Side of the Moon (1973), Wish You Were Here (1975), Animals (1977), and The Wall (1979). In 1985, Waters declared Pink Floyd "a spent force", but the remaining members, led by Gilmour, continued recording and touring under the name Pink Floyd. Although they were unsuccessfully sued by Waters for rights to the name, they again enjoyed worldwide success with A Momentary Lapse of Reason (1987) and The Division Bell (1994). Eventually they reached a settlement out of court with Waters allowing them use of the name. Waters performed with the band for the first time in 24 years on 2 July 2005 at the London Live 8 concert.

Indexed at Wikipedia.

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