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Wish You Were Here Tab

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Pink Floyd: Wish You Were Here (ver 5)
In memory of Michael David Winans
Modified by Matt Winans

This version is the one I play in memory of my brother, Michael David Winans who passed 
on Feb. 5th, 2009.
It was his favorite song and he played this song himself quite often.
This is my first tab, and is modified from version 4 with a lot of errors fixed.

I replaced Solo 2 with the rhythm guitar because it's how I play the song and sounds decent.
I would encourage others to do the same unless you are as pro at bending acoustic 
as David Gilmore.

	Key:
      h - hammer on
      p - pull off
      b - bend string up
      / - slide

Intro:		(Skip the first note EXCEPT on this repeat):

  	Strum a few Times   Strum a few Times
e---------------------3-------------------3---|
B---------------------3-------------------3---|
G---------------------0-------0-----------0---|
D-------------0--2----2----2-----2--0-----0---|   * 2
A------0h2------------0-------------------2---|
E---3-----------------x-------------------3---|

		(Skip the first note ONLY on this repeat):

             Strum a few Times   Strum a few Times
e---------------------3-------------------3---|
B---------------------3-------------------3---|
G---------------------0-------------------2---|
D-------------0--2----2----2--0-----------2---|   * 2
A------0h2------------0----------2--0-----0---|
E---3-----------------x-------------------0---|


         Strum a few Times
e-----------------3---|
B-----------------3---|
G-----------------0---|
D-----------------0---|
A---0—2p0------2--2---|
E---------3-3—-3--3---|

(Guitar 1 continues to play intro behind Guitar 2’s solo).

Solo: (2nd Guitar)

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


e----3/5-5/3-----------------------------------------------|
B----3/5-5/3----3/5-5/3---------3/5-5/3---3---(/0)---------|
G---------------2/4-4/2----0----2/4-4/2p0-0----------------|
D----------------------------------------------------------|
A----------------------------------------------------------|
E----------------------------------------------------------|


e-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B----------3---0---5----5b---0----3--------------3-----5------------|
G----2/4------------------------------2----4b----------------4b---2-|
D-------------------------------------------------------------------|
A-------------------------------------------------------------------|
E-------------------------------------------------------------------|


e-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B---------3----0----5-----5b-----5---3--5---------------------------|
G----2/4------------------------------------2-------4b----2---------|
D-------------------------------------------------------------------|
A-------------------------------------------------------------------|
E-------------------------------------------------------------------|


                              (End of Solo).

               Chords used for the rest of the song:
                             C     D    Am     G
                          e--0--|--2--|--0--|--3--|
                          B--1--|--3--|--1--|--0--|
                          G--0--|--2--|--2--|--0--|
                          D--2--|--0--|--2--|--0--|
                          A--3--|--0--|--0--|--2--|
                          E--0--|--0--|--0--|--3--|


(Strum G chord a few times).

C                           D
So, so you think you can tell

              AM
Heaven from Hell

                   G
Blue Skies from pain

                       D
Can you tell a green field

                    C
From a cold steel rail

                AM
A smile from a veil

                       G
So you think you can tell

                       C
Did they get you to trade

                    D
Your heroes for ghosts

                  AM
Hot Ashes for trees

                      G
Hot air for a cool breeze

                    D
Cold comfort for change

              C
Did you exchange?

                      AM
A walk on part in the war

                      G
For a lead role in a cage


  	Strum a few Times   Strum a few Times
e---------------------3-------------------3---|
B---------------------3-------------------3---|
G---------------------0-------0-----------0---|
D-------------0--2----2----2-----2--0-----0---|   * 2
A------0h2------------0-------------------2---|
E---3-----------------x-------------------3---|

             Strum a few Times   Strum a few Times
e---------------------3-------------------3---|
B---------------------3-------------------3---|
G---------------------0-------------------2---|
D-------------0--2----2----2--0-----------2---|   * 2
A------0h2------------0----------2--0-----0---|
E---3-----------------x-------------------0---|


         Strum a few Times
e-----------------3---|
B-----------------3---|
G-----------------0---|
D-----------------0---|
A---0—2p0------2--2---|
E---------3-3—-3--3---|


C                              D
How I wish, how I wish you were here

            Am                                G
We're just two lost souls swimming in a fish bowl

             D
Year after year.

                C
Running over the same old ground.

                                  AM
What have we found the same old fears

                G
Wish you were here...

(Intro is played until the End).
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Lunasco_23 wrote on September 17 2010, 11:49 am

OMG I'm so sorry for your brother, what a beautiful thing to do. Man this is a great tab thanks a lot

+8 reply
!clayton wrote on October 13 2010, 01:47 pm

great job man :) i am also sorry for your loss :(

+12 reply
Deadnthehead wrote on November 22 2010, 08:56 am

This is a great tab, and im sure everyone has noticed it by now or will soon and I just hate to have to be the a**hole to point it out. At the end where he says "lost souls swimming in a fish bowl..." the G,D, and C chords need to be shifted forward a little bit. like the G starts more around the words Year after year. This is an excellent song, and it reminds me of my friend, who also passed away recently.

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