Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here

This is a simple and haunting tune from Pink Floyd. It shows just how amazing a song can be using only simple chords. As with previous songs, the chords in this are all very common which you will find repeated in many popular songs.

This is a great beginner guitar song to learn as it is quite slow and with a little bit of practice you should be able to combine it with singing and put on a performance.

This song introduces a couple of new chords and reuses many from our previous song:

New Chords:

Here you can find the other beginner guitar chords.

Lyrics and Chords:

C                         D
So, so you think you can tell,
             Am                  G
Heaven from Hell, blue skys from pain.
                     D                       C                    Am
Can you tell a green field from a cold steel rail, a smile from a veil,
                      G
Do you think you can tell?


                          C                   D
And did they get you to trade your heroes for ghosts,
                Am                    G                             D
Hot ashes for trees, hot air for a cool breeze, cold comfort for change,
                  C                        Am                         G
And did you exchange a walk on part in the war for a lead role in a cage?


Em  G  Em  G  Em  A  Em  A


C                               D
How I wish, how I wish you were here.
           Am                                   G                    D
We're just two lost souls swimming in a fish bowl, year after year,
                                  C
Running over the same old ground. What have we found?
             Am                         G
The same old fears. Wish you were here!


Em  G  Em  G  Em  A  Em  A  G

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