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#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE--------------------------------#
#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the#
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research.#
#-----------------------------------------------------------------------------#

Date: Sun, 31 May 1998 16:19:53 -0500
Subject: p/pink_floyd/us_and_them.tab
From: topworm@juno.com (Ryan Scholz)
originally From: jonathan@cora.com (Jonathan)

PINK FLOYD
"Us and Them"

A song from "Dark Side of the Moon"
from Capitol Records, Released March 1973
Written by Roger Waters and Richard Wright
Sung by David Gilmour
saxophone by Dick Parry


Verse (Guitar 1)
tabbed by Jonathan
E|---------5-------|---------5-------|---------7-------|---------7-------|
B|-----5-----5---5-|-----5-----5---5-|-----7-----7---7-|-----7-----7---7-|
G|---7---7-----7---|---7---7-----7---|---9---9-----9---|---9---9-----9---|
D|-0-----0---------|-0-----0---------|-0---------------|-0---------------|
A|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
E|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|


E|---------9-------|--------9--------|---------7-------|---------7-------|
B|-----10----10--10|-----10-10-10--10|-----8-----8---8-|-----8-----8---8-|
G|---10--------10--|---10---10---10--|---7---7-----7---|---7---7-----7---|
D|-0-----0---------|-0------0--------|-0-----0---------|-0-----0---------|
A|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
E|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|


E |---------5-------|---------5-------|
B |-----5-----5---5-|-----5-----5---5-|
G |---7---7-----7---|---7---7-----7---|
D |-0---------------|-0-----0---------|
A |-----------------|-----------------|
E |-----------------|-----------------|

Pre-Chorus (Guitar 2)
(Everything from here on is tabbed by Ryan)
e|--5-------5--4-----------------------------------|
B|--5-------5--4-----------------------------------|
G|--7-------7--6-----------------------------------|
D|--7-------7--6-----------------------------------|
A|--5-------5--4-----------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------|

Chorus (Guitar 1)
"...Forward..."            "...Died..."
e|--2-2-0-2-----------------2-2-2(h)-3-(p)-2--0----|
B|--3-3-0-3-----------------3-3-3----3-----3--0----|
G|--4-4-4-4-----------------0-0-0----0-----0--0----|
D|--4-4-4-4-----------------0-0-0----0-----0--0----|
A|-------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------|
 |strum as needed..................................|

The saxophone part transcribed to guitar...
(Guitar 2 The entire time)

? The notes beneath the tab are the notes for saxophone players, or if
you're sick of reading
tabs and want to learn some music theory!

? Play along w/cd or you'll have no clue what's going on!

? Also,if something doesn't sound right, try playing on a different
string. I accidentally tabbed parts of it on the wrong string. I think I
corrected all of them, but I can't be certain. Please notify me of this
if you find it.


First part (Sax intro)

e|-------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------|
D|---7-7---3/7---9-7------9---5/9------------------|
A|-5-----------------7/12----------9-7-9-----------|
E|-------------------------------------------------|
   D A A   F A   B A E  A B   G B F# E F#

e|-------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------/5b~--2---------------------|
G|----------------2------------2-------------------|
D|--------------2----------------------------------|
A|-7b~--------4------------------------------------|
E|----9--------------------------------------------|
   E~ F#         C# E A     E~  C# A

e|-------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------10------------------------|
G|---4-7-----4-7-9b^9-7-----------9-7--------------|
D|-5-------5---------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------|
   G B D   G B D E  E D  A         E D

Various fills (Sax)

"...and after all, were only ordinary men..."

e|--------10-7-------------------------------------|
B|-/8-8---------8-8-7------------------------------|
G|--------------------/7---------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------|
    G G   D  B  G G f# D

"...it's not what we would choose to do..."

e|-----------||------------------------------------|
B|-----------||---------------------10--14-10------|
G|-----------||--------11-9-------------------(12)-|
D|-9(h)12----||-9(h)12------12-9-------------------|
A|-----------||------------------12----------------|
E|-----------||------------------------------------|
 |"choose..."||"to do..."|

   E   G        E   G f# E  D B  A  A   C#  A  (G)

"...Forward, he cried, from the rear..."

e|-------------------------------------------------|
B|/15~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~-|
G|-------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------|
 |let ring|

   D~~~

"...died..."        "...general sat..."

e|---------/12b------------------------------------|
B|-15(p)12----------/15----------------------------|
G|----------------------16-14-16-------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------|
   D    B   E        D  B  A  B

"...side to side..."

e|-----------/12b----------------------------------|
B|-15b~~~------------------------------------------|
G|--------16---------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------|
   D      B   E

"...who is who..."

e|-------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------10----------|
G|----------------------9b^9-7-------7-------------|
D|--9--12--9----7/9-12----------7-7----------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------|
    B  D   B    A B D   E  E D  A A  D A


e|-------------9b~---------------------------------|
B|----------7-------10--7--10--7-------------------|
G|-------7-----------------------------------------|
D|--5/7--------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------|
    G A  D  F# C#   A   F#  A  F#


"...haven't you heard..."

e|-------------------------------------------------|
B|-/15b~15------/15b~15-------/15--17--15--13--12~-|
G|-----------16------------16----------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------|
    D   D    B   D   D     B   D   E   D   C   B

"...listen, son, said the man with the gun..."

e|-------------------------------------------------|
B|--15------17^~^~^~^~------15b~15--12------17-----|
G|------16--------------16---------------14------15|
D|-------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------|
    D   B   E           B   D   D   B    A  E    A#

Sax Solo (Skipping Piano and talking)

e|--------------------------------|----------------|
B|-10-------7-10-12-10----10------|/12-121415-15-12|
G|----11--7------------11----11-11|----|_(3)_|-----|
D|--------------------------------|----------------|
A|--------------------------------|----------------|
E|--------------------------------|----------------|
   A  F#  D F# A B  B  F# A  F# F#  B  B C# D D  B

e|-------------------------------------------------|
B|-------12-10-------------------------------------|
G|-11-14-------12-/11-------11-9-------------------|
D|--------------------12-14------12-11-9-----------|
A|-------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------|
   F# A  E  A  G   C#  D E  F# E D  C# B

e|-------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------10----------------|
G|-----------------10------9/10--------------------|
D|--7/9/11--11--11-----7/9-------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------|
    A B C#  C#  C# F   A B E  F  A

e|-------------------------------------------------|
B|-14----------------------------------------------|
G|----14-12/14\11-9/10\9----------------9------11--|
D|-----------------------11----(9)-9-12---9-12-----|
A|--------------------------12---------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------|
   C# A  G  A  F# E F  E C# A   B  B D  E B D  F#

e|---------------------9-10------------------------|
B|-------------10-7-10-----------------------------|
G|------9/11-7-----------------7-------------------|
D|-9-12---------------------------0----------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------|
   B D  E F# D A  F# A C# D    D  D

(All instruments come in)

e|--------0/10~------------------------------------|
B|----0123------12-10-12-10---------9/10--10/12----|
G|-234----------------------11---------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------|
  AA#BBCC#DE D  B  A  B  A  F#      G#A   A  B

e|---10\9/10\9~-10---------------------------------|
B|-------------------12-10-12----------------------|
G|----------------------------11^9~~~~~~~~~--------|
D|-------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------|
     D C# D C#  D    B  A  B  F# E

e|-7~---7-10-9-7-----7-10~-12-10-------------------|
B|-7~-7----------7-8-------------12-11-14-12-11-9--|
G|-9~----------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------|
   B~ F# B D C# BF#G B  D  E  D  B  A# C# B  A# G#

End Solo

"...without..."        "...fighting's all about..."

e|------------------|---------------------9-9------|
B|-----7-----7-5----|------------10----10----------|
G|-7-9---7-9-----7-6|-----7/9-11----11-------------|
D|------------------|-7-8--------------------------|
A|------------------|------------------------------|
E|------------------|------------------------------|
   D E F# D EF#E DD#  A A#D E F# A  F# A  C# C#

"...out of the way..."

e|-/14-14-12-14-121212-----------------------------|
B|--------------| (3) |--13b-12-12-12-15-----------|
G|-------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------|
    F# F# E  F#  EEE     C   B   B  B  D

Here are the lyrics in full, taken from CD booklet:

? Capitol records, 1973

Us, and them
And after all we're only ordinary men
Me, and you
God only knows it's not what we would choose to do

"Forward!" he cried, from the rear
And the front rank died
And the general sat, and the lines on the map
Moved from side to side

Black, and blue
And who knows which is which and who is who
Up and Down
And in the end it's only round and round and round

"Haven't you heard it's a battle of words"
The poster bearer cried
"Listen, son," said the man with the gun,
"There's room for you inside"

Down and out
It can't be helped but there's a lot of it about
With, without
And who'll deny it's what the fighting's all about

Out of the way, it's a busy day
I've got things on my mind
For want of the price of tea and a slice
The old man died
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Pink_Floyd_Net wrote on February 8 2005, 12:00 am

yo you have some mistakes...watch the making of Dark side of the moon..they show you how to play this song..you'll see
for the main guitar part..the D string goes...
D|0--7----0--7----0--9----0--9----0--11----0--11----0--9----0---9
And that's a fact...
And the chorus part goes
e|2-----2---------2-----2-----------------------------
B|3---3-3---3p2---3---3-3---3p2---------------------5~
G|4--4--4--4----4-4--4--4--4------7--7---7---7---7--5~
D|4-4---4-4-------4-4---4-4-------5--5----5---5---5-5~
A|2-----2---------2-----2-------0-5--5-----5---5----3~
E|--------------------------------3--3-3--------------
..those chords..but this is more around the organ/piano..part
have fun!

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Razorhead wrote on July 26 2006, 11:17 pm

good job. pretty accurate.

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twolostsouls wrote on November 29 2006, 09:25 pm

Pink floyd net, your chours is right, but the whole d string thing is roger, not dave. Look at the video....

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