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Pink Floyd, Biding My Time Tabs (ver.2)

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Biding My Time Tabs (ver.2)

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                +Biding my time.Tab
Words & music by Roger Waters (?, anyway that's the Floyd)

This is an adaptation, if you want a transcription, you can find the
intro above.

Do it yourself now or take a look at bottom notes.
(UnGuitarists, Look down)
Lyrics included (two times, just because I luv U!)

Note:   This is the very first tab i ever write, so Xcuse me 4 talking
        too much, I'm so happy!

Intro:
E :------------------------|0-----------------------|
B :0---------0-------------|------4-----3-----2-----|
G :0---0-----0-----0-----0-|----0-----0-----0-------|
D :2---------2-------------|------------------------|
A :------------------------|------------------0---2-|
E :------0-----------0-----|0-----2-----3-----------|

E :------0-----------------|0-----------------------|
B :0---------0-------------|------4-----3-----2-----|
G :----0-----------0-----0-|----0-----0-----0-------|
D :------------------2-----|------------------------|
A :------------------------|------------------0---2-|
E :0-----0-----------------|0-----2-----3-----------|

E :------------------------|------------------------|
B :0---------------0-------|------------------------|
G :----0-------------0-----|------2---0-------------|
D :----------2-------------|------1---1-----4-------|
A :------0-2---------------|----2-----------2-------|
E :0-----------0-------0-1-|2-----2---2-----2-------|

E :------------------------|------------------------|
B :5-----5-----4--5------4-|5---5-4---5-----5-------|
G :7-----7-----6--7------6-|7---7-6---7-------------|
D :6-----6-----5--6------5-|6---6-5---6-----------5-|
A :7-----7-----6--7------6-|7---7-6---7-------7-----|
E :------------------------|------------------------|

Verse 1:
E :------------------------|0-----------------------|
B :0---------0-------------|------4-----3-----2-----|
G :0---0-----0-----0-----0-|----0-----0-----0-------|
D :----------2-------------|------------------------|
A :------------------------|------------------0---2-|
E :0-----0-----------0-----|0-----2-----3-----------|
   wasting my time...
E :----------0-------------|0-----------------------|
B :0-----------0-----------|------4-----3-----2-----|
G :----0-----------0-------|----0-----0-----0-------|
D :----------------------2-|------------------------|
A :------0-2---------0-2---|------------------0---2-|
E :0-----------0-----------|0-----2-----3-----------|
   resting my mind...
E :----------0-------------|------------------------|
B :0-----------0-----------|------------------------|
G :----0-----------0-------|------2---0-------------|
D :------------------------|------1---1-----4-------|
A :------0-2---------2-----|----2-----------2-------|
E :0-----------0-------0-1-|2-----2---2-----2-------|
  and I'll never pine for the sad days and the bad days
E :------------------------|------------------------|
B :5-----5-----4--5------4-|5---5-4---5-----5-------|
G :7-----7-----6--7------6-|7---7-6---7-------------|
D :6-----6-----5--6------5-|6---6-5---6-----------5-|
A :7-----7-----6--7------6-|7---7-6---7-------7-----|
E :------------------------|------------------------|
   when we was working from 9  to 5.
Verse 2:
E :------------------------|0-----------------------|
B :0---------0-------------|------4-----3-----2-----|
G :0---0-----0-----0-----0-|----0-----0-----0-------|
D :----------2-------------|------------------------|
A :------------------------|------------------0---2-|
E :0-----0-----------0-----|0-----2-----3-----------|
   and if you don't mind...
E :----------0-------------|0-----------------------|
B :0-----------0-----------|------4-----3-----2-----|
G :----0-----------0-------|----0-----0-----0-------|
D :----------------------2-|------------------------|
A :------0-2---------0-2---|------------------0---2-|
E :0-----------0-----------|0-----2-----3-----------|
   I'll spend my time...
E :----------0-------------|------------------------|
B :0-----------0-----------|------------------------|
G :----0-----------0-------|------2---0-------------|
D :------------------------|------1---1-----4-------|
A :------0-2---------2-----|----2-----------2-------|
E :0-----------0-------0-1-|2-----2---2-----2-------|
   here by the fireside in the warm light of the love in her
E :------------------------|------------------------|
B :8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-|3---3-3---3-3---3-3---3-|
G :7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|2---2-2---2-2---2-2---2-|
D :6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-|1---1-1---1-1---1-1---1-|
A :7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|2---2-2---2-2---2-2---2-|
E :------------------------|------------------------|
   eyes!
Bridge:
E :----------0-------------|0-----------------------|
B :0-----------0-----------|--0---4---4-3---3-2-----|
G :----0-----------0-----0-|----0---0-----0-----0---|
D :------------------------|------------------------|
A :------0-2---------0-2---|------------------0---2-|
E :0-----------0-----------|0-----2-----3-----------|

E :------------0-----------|0-----------------------|
B :0---------------0-------|--0---4---4-3---3-2-----|
G :--0-------0-------0-----|----0---0-----0-----0---|
D :--------2-----------2---|------------------------|
A :----0-2---------------2-|------------------0---2-|
E :0-----------------------|0-----2-----3-----------|

E :------------0-----------|------------------------|
B :0---------------0-------|------------------------|
G :----0-----0-------0-----|------2---0-------------|
D :------------------------|------1---1-----4-------|
A :------0-2---------------|----2-----------2-------|
E :0-------------------0-1-|2-----2---2-----2-------|

E :------------------------|------------------------|
B :5-----5-----4--5------4-|5---5-4---5-----5-------|
G :7-----7-----6--7------6-|7---7-6---7-------------|
D :6-----6-----5--6------5-|6---6-5---6-----------5-|
A :7-----7-----6--7------6-|7---7-6---7-------7-----|
E :------------------------|------------------------|

E :------------------------|0-----------------------|
B :0---------0-----------0-|--0---4-----3---3-2-----|
G :0---0-----------0-------|----0-----0---0---------|
D :------------------------|------------------------|
A :------0---2-------------|------------------0---2-|
E :0---------0-------0-----|0-----2-----3-----------|
   and if you don't mind...
E :------0-----------------|0-----------------------|
B :0---------0-------------|--0---4-----3---3-2-----|
G :----0-----------0-----0-|----0-----0---0---------|
D :------------------------|------------------------|
A :------------------0-2---|------------------0---2-|
E :0-----0-----------------|0-----2-----3-----------|
   I'll spend my time...
E :------------0-----------|------------------------|
B :0---------------0-------|------------------------|
G :----0-----0-------0-----|------2---0-------------|
D :------------------------|------1---1-----4-------|
A :------0-2---------------|----2-----------2-------|
E :0-------------------0-1-|2-----2---2-----2-------|
   here by the fireside in the warm light of the love in her
E :------------------------|------------------------|
B :------------3-----3-----|4---5-6---5-------------|
G :1-----1-----2-----2-----|6---7-8---7-------------|
D :2-----2-----1-----1-----|5---6-7---6-------------|
A :2-----2-----2-----2-----|6---7-8---7-------------|
E :0-----0-----------------|------------0-----------|
   eyes!

Hi guys, Syl (Frenchydon'thitme!) Voice talking;
What a pleasure it is to be able to play this song on an acoustic guitar,
I'v waited a few years to adapt it, 'cause of course that's an adaptation:
I'm not the Off-The-Record man. I've transcribed the way I'm playing it,
but unless you really start the instrument (& then what are you doin'g here?
Get back to Let it be!) I don't think that it's a good idea to play the tune
in exactly the same way. My advice: Take a look at verse 1, it's all over
the same part except for the 2 last bars. So you can only learn verse 1 &
links to play the thing like that:

   Intro   : verse 1 with a bit less notes
   link  1 : E7 with a few D#7
   Verse 1 : verse 1 (No?! Yes it is Sir!)  =)
   link  2 : E7 with a few D#7 (u see link 1? exactly the same thing...)
   Verse 2 : Verse 1 (Again? Roger must have wrote it)
   link  3 : E7#9 & B7#9 (U know, the blues ones!)
   Bridge  : Verse one but with a bit more notes
   link  4 : E7 with a few D#7, exactly as Link 1
   Verse 3 : Good old verse 1 is striking back, but this time
             with verse 2's lyrics. Hi Roger, not too busy?
   Coda    : E7, B7#9...  D#7, E7, F7, E7... (TaDa!)

something not on the tab: Slide from D#7 to E7 on links.
Link 3, bridge & Coda are my own ideas, as they replace solo parts,
being not able to play them alone ('cuz i'm alone, how cruel is life!
but she will be mine, oh yes, she will be mine!), i didn't even tried to
catch chords on 'em, but it sounds to me as an old 12-bar blues in E.



Another good idea: All of the lyrics on just 8 lines:

v1: wasting my time...
    resting my mind...                              the typical Rog. line \
    and I'll never pine                                                   |
    for the sad days and the bad days when we was working from 9  to 5. <-/

v2: and if you don't mind...                    <=v3 too
    I'll spend my time...
    here by the fire side
    in the warm light of the love in her eyes!

a bit more for UnGuitarists:
verse: ÒEm              ÒNoChord        Ò
       ÒEm              ÒNoChord        Ò
       ÒEm              ÒB7             Ò
Link 1, link 2, link 4:
       ÒE7 E7 D#7 E7 D#7ÒE7 E7D#7 E7    Ò
Link 3:
       ÒE7#9            ÒB7#9           Ò
Coda:
       ÒE7      B7#9    ÒD#7 E7 F7 E7   Ò

NoChords bars are the little chromatic thing:
        ÒE   Eb  D   C#   Ò (play any note of the Em chord on counterpoints)
        ÒE   F#  G   A  BÒ  (both E, G & B do the job, I mainly use G)
        (1   2   3   4  &)

Well, i think that's all folks. Have fun as they say & if you've got any
tabs, parts, adaptations or even .MIDs of Floyd tunes, Come, I love you!
(Searching especially 4 Atom Heart Mother's complete score & Careful for
the accoustic guitar ;) .)
            
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