Wish You Were Here Chords

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Wish You Were Here Chords

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“Wish You Were Here” chords are displayed below. Pink Floyd released this song in 1975 on the album taking the same name. Here are the chords:

Wish You Were Here Chords

Standard Tuning

Intro: (2x)
Em7 | G | Em7 | G
Em7 | A | Em7 | A | 

Verse 1:
C                         D
So, so you think you can tell
             Am                   G
Heaven from Hell, blue skies from pain
                     D                       C                    Am
Can you tell a green field from a cold steel rail, a smile from a veil
Do you think you can tell

Verse 2:
                      C                       D
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    
Did you exchange a walk on part in the war for a lead role in a cage

Em7 | G | Em7 | G
Em7 | A | Em7 | 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
Running over the same old ground, what have we found
             Am                     G    
The same old fears, wish you were here

Outro: (2x)
Em7 | G | Em7 | G
Em7 | A | Em7 | A | 

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By |2018-11-27T10:55:40+00:00November 6th, 2017|Guitar Tabs|4 Comments

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Ben is a French self-taught guitarist who has been exploring the world of guitar for more than ten years now. He has taught guitar players in France and Ireland before starting his own web site dedicated to guitar lessons. Whenever he's not teaching, he keeps on practicing the instrument and learning new techniques. Apart from that, he loves traveling, IT, and really enjoy discovering new cultures.


  1. Laurie April 12, 2018 at 5:28 pm - Reply

    I love this song. I will pass the chord progression and lyrics along to my hubby who plays guitar. This is nicely formatted, btw.

    • Ben April 13, 2018 at 1:54 pm - Reply

      Hi Laurie, thanks for sharing it 🙂

  2. Felix April 12, 2018 at 7:35 pm - Reply

    “Wish you were here”. An oldie but a goodie. It was actually one of my first songs I played on the guitar. Thanks for bringing it up again. Gonna shred it right away.

    • Ben April 13, 2018 at 1:55 pm - Reply

      Hey Felix, you’re welcome! It’s an awesome tune to play, definitely one of my favorites.

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