If you’re a fan of Pink Floyd and looking for “Wish You Were Here” chords then this lesson is for you.
It is a great beginner song and the only 6 chords you need are G major, C Major, D Major, A Minor, E Minor, and A Major.
Below you will find an easy-to-follow guide that will teach you all the chords, strumming patterns, and everything you need to know to learn this song from start to end.
Wish You Were Here Chords
As you can see the chords for “Wish You Were Here” are G major, C Major, D Major, A Minor, E Minor, and A Major. All open chords and very easy to play.
Wish You Were Here Strumming Pattern
The strumming pattern goes as D-DUD-D. Refer to this video to learn this strumming pattern.
Wish You Were Here Chords with Lyrics
[G] [Em] [G] [Em] [G] [Em] [A] [Em] [A] [G] [2x]
[C]So, so you think you can [D]tell
Heaven from [Am]Hell,
Blue skies from [G]pain
Can you tell a green [D]field
From a cold steel [C]rail?
A smile from a [Am]veil?
Do you think you can [G]tell?
And did they get you to [C]trade
Your heroes for [D]ghosts?
Hot ashes for [Am]trees?
Hot air for a [G]cool breeze?
Cold comfort for [D]change?
And did you [C]exchange
A walk on part in the [Am]war
For a lead role in a [G]cage?
[Acoustic Guitar Solo]
[G] [Em] [G] [Em] [G] [Em] [A] [Em] [A] [G]
[C]How I wish, how I wish you were [D]here.
We’re just [Am]two lost souls
Swimming in a fish bowl
[G]Year after year,
[D]Running over the same old ground
[C]What have we found?
The same old [Am]fears
Wish you were [G]here