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                        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
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Riff Kid 0 Feb 28, 2002 12:00 AM

These tabs r good and they r not wrong how did u learn it.......i take guitar lessons thats ho i learned it

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hoondog 30 Apr 02, 2002 12:00 AM

its correct, good job

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666slipknot 0 Apr 09, 2002 12:00 AM

pretty good, very helpful, but at the end of the intro riff he goes to A instead of back to G or at least that what it sounds like, but not a bad tab

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