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Comfortably Numb

Pink Floyd

 

Main Strum:

 

D   D DUDUD D DU

1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +


F -> Dm Walkdown Strum:

 

F        E  Dm

B     D  B  B     D  D U

1  +  2  +  3  +  4  +

 

Chord Guide

        231

Am:   x02210

      3    4

G:    3x0003

      134211

F:    133211

         231

Dm:   xx0231

       32 1

C:    x32010

       1333

Bb:   x1333x

        123

A:    x02220

 

 

Capo 2

 

Intro:  Am x2

 

Am                                G     

Hello.  Is there anybody in there?

        F (½)                           Dm (½)          Am     
Just nod if you can hear me.       Is there anyone home?

 Am                                        G     
Come on, now.  I hear you’re feeling down.

        F (½)                      Dm (½)     Am     
Well, I can ease your pain, get you on your feet again.

Am                                     G     
Relax.   I need some information first.

 F (½)                    Dm (½)        Am     
Just the basic facts:  Can you show me where it hurts?

Chorus 1:

C                                           G     
  There is no pain, you are receding.

C                                               G     
   A distant ship smoke on the horizon.

Bb                                                      F     
   You are only coming through in waves.

         Bb                                                                F     
Your lips move, but I cant hear what you’re saying.

          C                                  G     
When I was a child I had a fever.

       C                                         G     
My hands felt just like two balloons.

Bb                                                    F     
   Now I got that feeling once again.  I can’t explain, you would not

Bb                                                F     
understand.  This is not how I am.

G         Bb (½)              F (½)                       C     
I             have become comfortably numb.

 

 

Solo:

/ C - - - / G - - - / C - - - / G - - - /

/ Bb - - - / F - - - / / Bb - - - / F - - - /

 

G         Bb (½)         F (½)                     C     
I             have become comfortably numb.

 

Am                      G     
Ok.  Just a little pinprick.

                                    F (½Dm (½)                      Am     
There’ll be no more, Aaaaaah!  But you may feel a little sick.
                  Am                                      G     
Can you stand up?  I do believe it’s working good.

                              F (½)                Dm (½)       Am     
That’ll keep you going for the show.       Come on its time to go.

Chorus 2:

C                                             G     
   There is no pain, you are receding.

C                                                       G     
   A distant ships smoke on the horizon.

Bb                                                        F     
   You are only coming through in waves.

         Bb                                                              F     
Your lips move but I cant hear what you’re saying.

          C                                        G     
When I was a child I caught a fleeting glimpse

C                                               G     
    Out of the corner of my eye.

Bb                                                 F     
    I turned to look but it was gone.  I cannot put my finger

Bb                                                           F     

on it now.  The child is grown, the dream is gone.

G         Bb (½)              F (½)                       C (2)
I             have become comfortably numb.

 

Solo 2 (repeat progression 8x):

/A - - - / G - - - / F - Dm - / Am - - - /

 

End on Am


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