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PROS AND CONS OF HITCHHIKING-ROGER WATERS


This is a great album, but before you start, you must learn this:

   C         Am                  C/B
e-------------------------------------|
B-------------------------------------|
G-------------------------------------|
D------0h2------0h2------0h2----------|
A--3---------0--------0--------0-2----|
E-------------------------------------|
this is basically the main riff of the album, 
(sometimes played with variations, such as one more Am bar)
it occurs in almost all of the songs (during the C/Am parts)
You should also kinda strum C and Am while playing this...
This riff will be signified by a *********************\/ 
at the beginning and ************/\ ending of the riff

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4:30 (Apparently They Were Running Abroad)
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C    F     C    F    C    Dm    Em    G   G+    Am

**********************************************\/
Am        C                    Am
We were moving away from the border
 C                         Am
Looking for somewhere to sleep
     C                      Am
The two of us sharing the driving
     C                          Am
Two hitchhikers slumped in the back seat
        Hello
    C                         Am  
I sneaked a quick look in the mirror
She gave me a smile
    C                  Am
    I said "Is anyone hungry?
  C                              Am   
    Should we stop for a while?"
C      Am                     Am
So we pulled off into a layby
      C                     Am
Her dress blew up over her head
C                          Am
I said "Would you like to come with me?"
         C                                    Am
She said   something foreign under her breath
*************************************************/\         

         F                     C
And the sun shone down on her lovely young limbs
    F                           C
I thought to myself she's much too good for him
   F                        C           F
I lay down beside her with tears in my eyes
            G F *C Am  *G F C C/B...
She said

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4:33 (Running Shoes)
----------------------------

Am
   So I stood by the roadside
             (G) F
The soles of my running shoes gripping the tarmac
         (G)   Am      (G)     F   (G)
Like gunmetal magnets
 Am
Fixed on the front of her Fassbinder face
     (G) F
Was the kind of a smile
                    (G)  Am
That only a rather dull child could have drawn
                             (G)     F         (G)
While attempting a graveyard in the moonlight
 Am
But she was impressed
                                   (G)  F
You could see that she thought I looked fine
(G)  Am
And when she turned sweeter
                         (G) F
The reason (between you and me) was
                             (G) Am       F 
She'd just seen my green Lamborghini

(You can play a barre-chord G in the middle of Am and F
and visa-versa to link them together)
*********************************************\/ 
Am            C                      Am
       So we went for a spin in the country
    C                    Am
To feel the wind in our hair
    C                   Am
To feel the power of my engine
    C                    Am     
To feel the thrill of desire
*********************************************/\  

C Am C Am  F C F C G F (C)

     F                  C
And then in the trees I heard a twig snap
 F                            C
Warning lights flashed on my map
  F                   C         
I opened my eyes and to my surprise

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4:37 (Arabs With Knives And West German Skies)
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           G            C
There were Arabs with Knives
        F           Am
At the foot of the bed
 G            F           C
Right at the foot of the bed
************************************************\/       
       C                   Am
Oh my God how did they get in here?
     C                         Am
I thought we were safe home in England
*************************************************/\         
           F                        C             F
She said "Come on now kid, it was wrong what you did
        G        F           C             Am
You've got to admit it was wrong what you did
     G        F           C
You got to admit it was wrong"
        Oh god....Jesus
   C
Sleep Sleep
                        G
I know that I'm only dreaming
Leave her alone..get out..out..get out of my house
   C
Through closed eyes
                                 G
I see West German skies on the ceiling
       F
And I want to get back to the girl with the rucksack
     C
To feel her flaxen hair
               G
I want to be there
         F
See the sun going down behind Krupps steelworks
C                      G
  On the outskirts of some German town
 C
Guten Abend meiner Damen und Herren Ha Ha Ha Ha
G7
Willkommen in Konnigsburg Ha Ha Ha Ha
C                                                      
  Wollen zie danzen mit mir oder drinken Bier Ha Ha Ha Ha
G7     
     Thank you but......
 F#         F
This young lady and I
                                 C   C7      G
Will just finish this bottle of wine
        F
It was kind of you...but
                            C
I think we'll just say goodnight
        Leave us alone

Goodnight
        "Leave us alone
     C
        Could I have the key to one four three please?
     F
        There you are
        Thank you, goodnight  
     
     C          F         C               
     
         Dm
        Hello yes I'd like to order breakfast please
                  Em
        I'd like coffee for two, and toast with marmalade
   G                     G+
        No...marmalade.

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4:39 (For The First Time Today Part 2)      
------------------------------------------

        C
For the first time today
   F              G            C
I held her naked body next to mine
           F       Am           Dm7
In this hotel overlooking the Rhine
G             G+
  I made her mine
Am           G          C   F Am Dm 
 Ooh babe...ooh babe
 G                 G+           Am
Come with me and stay with me
  F      Am
Please stay with me
        Uh...what is it?
F
 Stay with me
 Am               F
Stay with me
 C                F
Stay with me
        No...
Am                 F          Am          F
   Stay with me

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4:41 (Sexual Revolution)
----------------------------

Em
   Hey, girl take out the dagger
                              C     D      Em
And let's have a stab at the sexual   revolution
Em
Hey girl let freedom for all be our rallying call
   C                      D       Em
Tomorrow lets make...our new resolution
             C          D
Yeah, but tonight lie still
          G      D           Em
While I plunder your sweet grave
       C     D                    Em  
And remember only the poor can be saved

Em
Hey girl as I've always said I prefer your lips red
    C                       D                Em
Not what the good Lord made    but what he intended
Em                     
Hey girl don't point the finger at me
            C                     D             Em 
I am only a rat in a maze like you and only the dead go free
   C              D 
So please hold my hand
       G        D          Em
As we blunder through the maze
     C        D                        Em
And remember nothing can grow without rain
        (Thunder)

(Em C  Em C  Em C  Em C )

Em........... C.... Em    C D G D Em

C       D        Em
Don't point your finger at me

G   G/F#       Em
 I awoke in a fever
     G             G/F#             Em
The bedclothes were all soaked in sweat
     G                G/F#      Em
She said "You've been having a nightmare
G          G/F#     Em
  And it's not over yet"
          C                          D
Then she picked up the doggy in the window
     G            G/F#    Em
(The one with the waggly tail)
         C             D                   Em
And she put him to bed  between two bits of  bread

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4:47 (The Remains Of Our Love)
-------------------------------
G         G/F#           Em
 I just cowered in the corner
      G         G/F#    Em
My pyjama coat over my head
          G             G/F#        Em
And she smiled as she finished her sandwich

G       G/F#      Em

         F                        C            F
And her cold eyes fixed me to my dark history
         G
As she brushed the remains
        F             C
Of our love from the bed
***************************************\/      
     C                           Am
And when she had turned back the covers
     C                            Am
When all of the prayers had been read
***************************************/\
           F
She said "Come on over here you silly boy
            F
Before you catch your death of cold
            C
I was only joking
       F
Let's leave behind the city grime
              F
Let's not compete
                         C
It could be fine in the country
 G                        F
Couldn't it though...come on lets go
        C          F       C        F...
I said "OK"

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4:50 (Go FIshing)
----------------------------------
    G
To reach for the pie in the sky
                          Cm      
Go fishing my boy!

   Bsus4  B  Cdim  Bsus4  B  Em  C  D

      Bsus4
We set out in the spring
                                 D
With a trunk full of books about everything
      Bsus4
About solar devices
                       D
And how nice natural childbirth is
   Cdim
We cut down some trees

And we trailed our ideals
            Bsus4          B
Through the forest glade
   Cdim
We dammed up the stream

And the kids cooled their heels
       Bsus4                     B
In the fishing pool we'd made
Em                    Em/D
  We held hands and we  exchanged bands
         C                        D
And we practically lived off the land
     Bsus4
You adopted a fox cub
                             D
Whose mother was somebody's coat
   Bsus4
You fed him by hand

And then snuggled him down
         D
In the grandfather bed while I wrote
   Cdim
We grew our own maize
                        Bsus4
And I only occasionally went into town
    Cdim
To stock up on antibiotics
                    Bsus4                B
And shells for the shotgun that I kept around
   Em                        Em/D
I told the kids stories while you worked your loom
         C                         D
And the sun went down sooner each day.
     G  
       *Chapter six in which Eeyore has a birthday
         C
        And gets two presents
              D   G
        Daddy...come on dad

        Eeyore the old grey donkey stood by the side
                  C
        Of the stream and he looked at himself in the water
                               D
        "Pathetic" he said, "That's what it is"
Bsus4 B    D        
        "Good morning Eeyore" said Pooh
Cdim    Bsus4                                      B
        "Oh" said Pooh, He thought for a long time
         
         Bsus4
Then the leaves all fell down

Our crops all turned brown
       D
It was over
       Bsus4
As the first snowflakes fell
                        D
I realized all was not well in the camp
    Cdim
The kids caught bronchitis
                            Bsus4   B
The space heater ran out of diesel
     Cdim
One weekend a friend from the East,
                         Bsus4  B
Rot his soul, stole your heart
       Em
I said   "**** it then
         Em/D
Take the kids back to town
 C                   D
Maybe I'll see you around"

  G     C   D G  Am7 G C  G/B

Am7           G
   And so...leaving all our hopes and dreams
        C           Am7      D
To the wind and the rain
       G
Taking only our stash
         Am7          G
Left our litter and trash
     C
And set out on the road again
G/B        Am7    G
    On the road again
                          C
    On the road again
            D G    Em
    On the road 
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4:56 (For The First Time Today Part 1)
--------------------------------------
         Am
For the first time today
   F               G        C
I feel it's really over
            F           Dm
You were my everyday excuse
            G                 G+
For playing   deaf, dumb and blind
Am
  Who'd have ever thought
  F                   G                C
This was how it would end for you and me
            F         Dm
To carry my own millstone
             G         G+
Out of the trees
Am
   And I have to admit

I don't like it a bit
                 F           Am
Being left here beside this lonesome road.
D/F#
    Lonesome road
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4:58 Dunroamin Duncarin Dunlivin
--------------------------------
************************************\/
C                       Am
  I nailed ducks to the wall
G C                       Am
   Kept my heart in dark ruins
   G     C                      Am
I built bungalows all over the hills
 G  C                   Am
Dunroamin, duncarin, dunlivin
G C                     Am
   Took my girl to the country
G     C                 Am
To sleep out under the moon
 C                      Am
Next thing she's going crazy
************************************/\
G    C                     Am
She waits for the real Mr. Right to come
G   C                   Am
   Gently removing her heart
           F                        G
With his promises of real communication
F#    F
Who's always picking up the tab
                                      C
Who built a bungalow for his mum and dad
     F
Who took you out to all the shows
                               C
Who worked his fingers to the bone
                  G
While you were asleep       
                      F#   F
I kept you in buttons and bows
                              C
So you could encourage this creep
 F#      F
With his   neat feet
           C
And his clean fingernails
 F#       F                 C
With his wise but twinkling eyes
        F                      C
He's a rock standing out in an ocean of doubt
F             G
And compromise
F#   F                       C
I'd like to go on with this bit of a song
F                     C
  Describing this schmuck
     F            G                        C
I'd like to go on,  but I'm going to throw up
                                                        Am
[Not in my rig you don't boy...get the hell out of here]

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5:01 The Pros And Cons Of Hitchhiking
-------------------------------------
Intro: A G C Am D G 

   Dm
An angel on a Harley
                                         Am
Pulls across to greet a fellow rolling stone
         Dm
Puts his bike up on it's stand

Leans back and then extends
                     Am
A scarred and greasy hand...he said
G                                               C      Am
  How ya doin bro?...where ya been?...where ya goin'?
         D
Then he takes your hand

In some strange Californian handshake
                G
And breaks the bone
   Dm
A housewife from Encino

Whose husband's on the golf course
          Am
With his book of rules
  Dm
Breaks and makes a 'U' and idles back
                          Am
To take a second look at you
G
You flex your rod
                C          Am
Fish takes the hook
       D
Sweet vodka and tobacco in her breath
G
  Another number in your little black book

C                                Em
  These are the pros and cons of hitchhiking
C                                 Em
  These are the pros and cons of hitchhiking
D                      G
  Oh babe, I must be dreaming
      Dm
I'm standing on the leading edge
                                      Am
The Eastern seaboard spread before my eyes
  Dm
"Jump" says Yoko Ono
                                          Am
"I'm too scared and too good looking" I cried
 G
"Go on", she says
                          C        Am
"Why don't you give it a try?
 D                                  G
Why prolong the agony all men must die"

Dm Am Dm Am C C/B Am G

Dm
  Do you remember Dick Tracy?
                 Am
Do you remember Shane?
        
And mother wants you
           Dm
Could you see him selling tickets
                                 Am
Where the buzzard circles over [Shane]

The body on the plain
        G
Did you understand the music Yoko
                  C             Am
Or was it all in vain?  [Shane]
     D
The ***** said something mystical "Herro"
       G
So I stepped back on the kerb again
C                                 Em
  These are the pros and cons of hitchhiking
C                                 Em
  These are the pros and cons of hitchhiking
D                      G
  Oh babe, I must be dreaming again
C                                 Em  (repeat and fade)
  These are the pros and cons of hitchhiking

----------------------------
5:06 (Every Stranger's Eyes)
----------------------------
 C
  Hello...you wanna cup of coffee?
       Dm 
  I'm sorry, would you like a cup of coffee?
                G
  Ok you take cream and sugar?
     C
In truck stops and hamburger joints

In Cadillac limousines
                   Dm
In the company of has-beens
               G
And bent-backs   and sleeping forms

On pavement steps
    C
In libraries and railway stations

In books and banks
Dm
  In the pages of history
    G
In suicidal cavalry attacks
               C C/B Am
I recognise...
F           G                 C
  Myself in every stranger's eyes

         C
And in wheelchairs by monuments

Under tube trains and commuter accidents
Dm
   In council care and county courts
G
  At Easter fairs and sea-side resorts
     C
In drawing rooms and city morgues

In award winning photographs

Of life rafts in the China seas
     Dm
In transit camps, under arc lamps

On unloading ramps
G
 In faces blurred by rubber stamps
              C  C/B Am
I recognise...
F           G                C
  Myself in every stranger's eyes

     C            C/B Am
And now from where I stand
          Dm                         G
Upon this hill I plundered from the pool
         C               C/B Am
I look around, I search the skies
            Dm               G
I shade my eyes, so nearly blind
           C              C/B       Am
And I see signs of half remembered days
              G     F            Dm               G
I hear bells that chime    in strange familiar ways
        C C/B Am
I recognai----ise...
F               G               C    F
  The hope you kindle in your eyes

C F G C Am Dm G

C
Its oh so easy now
       F               G
As we lie here in the dark
        Em
Nothing interferes it's obvious
        Am
How to beat the tears
        Dm
That threaten to snuff out
      G           C
The spark of our love
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5:11 (Moment Of Clarity)
------------------------
**************************\/
         C
And the moment of clarity
                    Am
Faded like charity does
**************************/\
Am
And sometimes

   F                       C
I put out my hand just to touch your soft hair
         F                         C
To make sure in the darkness that you were still there
       F
And I have to admit
   C          Am       G    F        C
I was just a little afraid,      oh yeah
     Am
But then...
   F
I had a little bit of luck

You were awake
                                 C
I couldn't take another moment alone.
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zman@home wrote on February 24 2009, 07:16 am

thanku 4 this. Basic but most imformative. And thanku 4 the lyrics, some hav been puzzlin me 4 years. Good job! good to meet a fellow waters fan,.

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who1973 wrote on July 23 2009, 10:59 am

Excellent! thank you so much for this!

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Old Pink wrote on January 5 2011, 04:36 pm

In "the moment of" clarity" some of the line: "And sometimes, i open one eye" is missing

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