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Note: This file is garanteed without any influence of EMI song books, wich
are anyway totally useless to play that tune, due to their poor quality
adaptation & transcription (NEVER ever buy a keyboard arrangement of a
Floyd album, they're really mocking us. Choose the guitar tab one if
you need to and arrange it yourself!).
from The Wall 1979
Here is another Floyd tune, I'd like to explain one thing or two
(I always explain lots of things, perhaps a kind of justification?
SomeOne must have told me I were useless or somewhat in my childood)
1) It's stupid to try to play this tune without an orchestra! but
I guess I'm not the only stupid guy on heart, so Ok, play it
for example on a synth (strings are good, power strings are better).
I sometimes play it on organs, but I play it mainly on piano,
and that works pretty well! Some can try to play it with guitar/Bass
/Drums, It sure can do the job. I recently started to learn accordion,
you couldn't believe how nice it sounds on that thing!
2) What's that thing? Well, we all saw .CRD files with just chords
& lyrics, Ok, fine, but that's not enough here, 'cause strings are
playing a melody wich is different from the vocal one, I believe
that this part definitly IS the song, so I tried to indicate it here.
How does it works? It's quite simple: there's 3 lines
| strings melody & '|' is the bar line
n means nOPE, nO note, at least with the right hand, play 1st or 5th
with left hand instead.
- means Let ring.
+ means play this note an octave higher (all is played between F & E)
L.H. means that this prt of melody is played by left hand
3) How do I play it? It's pretty simple again (complicated things are
bothering me (except these explanations)):
the left hand is for the bass line:
alternate 1st & 5th of each chord + chromatics
the right hand is for the melody:
indicated notes + thumb playing any note of the actual chord,
1st mainly but it can be any.
Let's take a closer look at the beginning:
B Bb B B Bb B | B Bb B C B A G |
Right hand: - E E - E E | - E E E E |
Left hand: E B E B | E B E B |
Well, that's a simplification but you can see what I mean.
4) I've seen .CRDs with the tune in Fm, I've written it as Em, as it's
the way I'm playing it and it's much more floydian (think of WYWH,
Welcome.., Atom Heart Mother, ..Turning away,Pigs , among others).
If that bothers you, translate, retune your synth or put a capo on
[intro is the first two lines repeated]
|Em | Em |
|n B Bb B n B Bb B | n B Bb B C B A G |
| Good morning worm your honour,| The crown will plainly show the |
|F |F |
|n C B C n C B B |n C B C D C D C |
|prisoner who now stands before you | was caught red handed showing |
|Em | Em (melody octave up this bar) |
|n B Bb B n B Bb B | E B+ B D E - E D |
|feelings... Sho-wing | feelings of an almost human |
|C | B7 ... N.C. L.H. |
|C- G F G n G F C | B - A - F# - ... [Quick: B A G F#]|
|nature... This will not | do! (Call the schoolmaster!) |
|Em | Em |
|n B Bb B n B Bb B | n B Bb B C B A G ( If |
| I al-ways said he'd come to | no good In the end your honour(they'd|
|F# |Em7 L.H. |
|n C# C C# D C# C C# | D - C# - B - [n E F F#]|
|let me have my way I could Have | flayed him into shape |
|G |G#- |
|n C# B C# D C# B C# |n C# B C# D C# B C# |
|But my hands were tied The |bleeding hearts and artists Let him |
| D/A | D L.H. |
| F# F# F# F# G F# E F# | [ D D# E F F# G G# A ] |
| get a- way with murder, Let me | hammer him today |
|Em | B |
|Bb - B - Bb B C B A G A | Bb - B - Bb B C B A G F# |
|Cra- zy toys in the attic I am | cra- zy, truly gone fi- shing |
| F#m D | D#- | half
| C# C# C# C# D D D D | D# D# D# D# |