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/ Pink Floyd / The Wall (1979) / Trial guitar tab

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#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the#
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Transcription by: Syl Voice 

THE TRIAL
Pink Floyd
(Waters/Ezrin)
 

NOTES:
   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
        | Chords...
        | strings melody                  & '|' is the bar line
        | Lyrics
       In melody:
       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:
         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     |
-------------1-----2-----3-----4----|-1-----2-----3-----4-----|
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
        your piano!

        [intro is the first two lines repeated]
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|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 |
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|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 |
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|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       |
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|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!)  |
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|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|
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|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             |
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|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 |
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| 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                 |
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|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  |
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| F#m         D                         | D#-              |   half
| C# C# C# C# D      D         D     D  | D#      D# D# D# |<- size
|               They must have taken my | marbles away     |   bar!
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|Em                                | B                  L.H.          |
|Bb - B  - Bb   B  C   B A   G  A  | Bb - B  -      [ F#  D# B - ]    |
|Cra- zy   toys in the attic He is | cra- zy...                       |
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        (call the defendant's wife)

  (Second verse, Only bars wich are differents from 1st verse are
   indicated. Caution: Baa-aabe lines are notated one bar per line,
   while everything else is two bars/line, that's because the
   chromatics are twice as fast as any other part of the melody)

  You little shit, you're in it now, I hope they thrown away the
  key! You should have talked to me more often Than you did, but no: you
  had to go your own way. Have you broken any homes up lately?
  "Just five minutes Worm your honour, him and me alone..."
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| Em                                                                  |
| B   Bb  A   Ab  G   Gb  F   E   Eb  D   Db  C   B   Bb  A   Ab      |
| Baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa--  |
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| Em                                                                  |
| G   Gb  F   E   Eb  D   Db  C   B   Bb  A   Ab  G   Gb  F   E       |
| --aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaabe! |
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|F#m            F#           | Bm       F#    Bm            L.H.      |
|n    C# A C#   n C# A#  C#  | B    B   A# A# B-    [ F#   D    F#  ] |
|Come to mother baby let me  | hold you In my arms                    |
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  M'lud I never wanted him to get in any trouble
  Why'd he ever have to leave me, Worm your honour let me take him home

  Crazy over the rainbow I am crazy, Bars in the window
  There must have been a door there in the wall When I came in!
  Crazy over the rainbow he is cra---zy


 (3rd verse: just 4 bars repeated ad infinitum, I give you my own
  coda, nothing interesting, it's just that you need to end at a
  time, and sometimes, you just don't have time to wait the crumbling
  of the nearest wall)

  The...
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| Em                              | Em                                |
| E B* F#    G E    F#  -     G   | E B* F# G  E  F#     G            |
| e-vi-dence before the court is  |   incon-travertable, there's      |
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| Am                              | Am                                |
| A  E*   B   C   A  B   - C      | A  E*   B   C   A  B   - C        |
| no need for the ju-ry to retire |                                in |
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  all my years of judging I have never heard before  of
  Someone more deserving the full penalty of law! The
  way you made them suffer your exquisite wife and mother
  Fills me with the urge to defecate
  Since, my friend, you have revealed your Deepest fear, I
  sentence you to be exposed before your peers!

          Tear down the wall!

-the mine coda of me that i've made myself ----------------------------
| Em                              | Em                                |
| E B* F#    G E    F#  -     G   | E B* F# G  E  F#     G            |
| Tear down the wall!             |                                   |
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| Am                              | Am                                |
| A  E*   B   C   A  B   - C      | A   E*   B   C   A   B   C   D    |
| Tear down the wall!             |                                   |
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| Em                              |
| E                               |
| (boom)                          |
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  *: thumb played note, to hehance the melody. I do not play chords on
     this part, I just play octaved (thumb and little finger) melody
     (except those *-marked notes) with left hand, while the right one
     plays it entirely. It goes like that:

             E     F# G  E  F# - G  | E     F# G  E  F# - G  |
Right hand:     B  B  B  B  B  - -  |    B  B  B  B  B  - -  |
-------------1-----2-----3-----4----|-1-----2-----3-----4----|
Left  hand:  E     F# G  E  F# - G  | E     F# G  E  F# - G  |
             E     F# G  E  F# - G  | E     F# G  E  F# - G  |
-------------1-----2-----3-----4----|-1-----2-----3-----4----|
A.Left hand: E     B     E     B    | E     B     E     B    |

Alternate left hand is what I play when I've no room (ie: Synth keyboard)

A note for mad keyboardists:
  Be as mad as you want on melody, but let your left hand be that heavy,
  that maketh the trip!

  It's a pretty simple adaptation (I arranged it after one or two years
  of self-learned piano), but it can be very powerful (I still play it
  years later).



THE TRIAL
Pink Floyd
(Waters/Ezrin)

Fm
Good morning worm your honour

The crown will plainly show
    Gb/F
The prisoner who now stands before you
                              Fm
Was caught red handed showing feelings
                                    D
Showing feelings of an almost human nature
              C7
This will not do

Call the schoolmaster
Fm
I always said he'd come to no good

In the end your honour
          G/F
If they'd let me have my way I could
     Fm
Have flayed him into shape
Ab
But my hands were tied
    Ao
The bleeding hearts and artists
        Eb
Let him get away with murder

Let me hammer him today
Fo Fm                         Cmaj7 C
Crazy  toys in the attic I am cra---zy, truly gone fishing
Gm   Eb                           Eo
       They must have taken my marbles away
Fo Fm                         Cmaj7 C
Crazy  toys in the attic I am cra---zy
Call the defendants wife
Fm
You little shit, you're in it now
                           F7-9
I hope they throw away the key

You should have talked to me more often
                         Fm
Than you did, but no you had to

Go your own way. Have you broken any

Homes up lately?
Db
"Just five minutes Worm your honour
C
Him and me alone"
Fo
Babe
Gm             G           Cm
Come to mother baby let me hold you
G     Cm
In my arms
  Ab                        Ao
M'lud I never wanted him to get in any trouble
         Eb/Bb
Why'd he ever have to leave me

Worm your honour let me take him home
Fo Fm                       Cmaj7 C
Crazy over the rainbow I am cra---zy
                     Gm
Bars in the window
      Eb                                 Eo
There must have been a door there in the wall

When I came in
Fo Fm                        Cmaj7 C
Crazy over the rainbow he is cra---zy
    Fm
The evidence before the court is
                          Bbm
Incontravertable, there's no need for

The jury to retire
   Fm
In all my years of judging

I have never heard before of
Bbm
Someone more deserving

The full penalty of law
    Fm
The way you made them suffer

Your exquisite wife and mother
Bbm
Fills me with the urge to defecate
Fm
Since, my friend, you have revealed your

Deepest fear
  Bbm
I sentence you to be exposed before

Your peers.
Fm                    Bbm
Tear down the wall.


Pink Floyd albums
1994 The Division Bell
1987 A Momentary Lapse Of Reason
1983 The Final Cut
1979 The Wall
1977 Animals
1975 Wish You Were Here
1973 Dark Side Of The Moon
1971 Relics
1969 Atom Heart Mother
1968 A Saucerful Of Secrets
1967 The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn
The Wall tabs
01In The Flesh? tabbass tab
02The Thin Ice tabbass tab
03Another Brick In The Wall tabbass tab
04The Happiest Days Of Our Lives tabbass tab
05Another Brick In The Wall (Part 2) tabbass tab
06Mother tabbass tab
07Goodbye Blue Sky tabbass tab
08Empty Spaces tabbass tab
09Young Lust tabbass tab
10One Of My Turns tabbass tab
11Don't Leave Me Now tabbass tab
12Another Brick In The Wall (Part 3) tabbass tab
13Goodbye Cruel World tabbass tab
14Hey You tabbass tab
15Is There Anybody Out There tabbass tab
16Nobody Home tabbass tab
17Vera tabbass tab
18Bring The Boys Back Home tabbass tab
19Comfortably Numb tabbass tab
20Show Must Go On tabbass tab
21In The Flesh tabbass tab
22Run Like Hell tabbass tab
23Waiting For The Worms tabbass tab
24Trial tabbass tab
25Outside The Wall tabbass tab

 

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