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Comfortably Numb

Pink Floyd

 

Main Strum:

 

D   D DUDUD D DU

1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +


G -> Em Walkdown Strum:

 

G        F# Em

B     D  B  B     D  D U

1  +  2  +  3  +  4  +

 

Chord Guide

       13421

Bm:   x24432

        123

A:    x02220

      3    4

G:    3x0003

       12

Em:   022000

         132

D:    xx0232

       32 1

C:    x32010

 

 

 

 

Intro:  Bm x2

 

Bm                                A     

Hello.  Is there anybody in there?

        G (½)                           Em (½)          Bm     
Just nod if you can hear me.       Is there anyone home?

 Bm                                        A     
Come on, now.  I hear you’re feeling down.

        G (½)                      Em (½)     Bm     
Well, I can ease your pain, get you on your feet again.

Bm                                     A     
Relax.   I need some information first.

 G (½)                     Em (½)         Bm     
Just the basic facts:  Can you show me where it hurts?

Chorus 1:

D                                           A     
  There is no pain, you are receding.

D                                               A     
   A distant ship smoke on the horizon.

C                                                      G     
   You are only coming through in waves.

         C                                                                G     
Your lips move, but I cant hear what you’re saying.

          D                                  A     
When I was a child I had a fever.

       D                                         A     
My hands felt just like two balloons.

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

C                                                G     
understand.  This is not how I am.

A         C (½)               G (½)                        D     
I             have become comfortably numb.

 

 

Solo:

/ D - - - / A - - - / D - - - / A - - - /

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

 

A         C (½)         G (½)                     D     
I             have become comfortably numb.

 

Bm                      A     
Ok.  Just a little pinprick.

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

                              G (½)               Em (½)        Bm     
That’ll keep you going for the show.       Come on its time to go.

Chorus 2:

D                                             A     
   There is no pain, you are receding.

D                                                       A     
   A distant ships smoke on the horizon.

C                                                        G     
   You are only coming through in waves.

         C                                                              G     
Your lips move but I cant hear what you’re saying.

          D                                        A     
When I was a child I caught a fleeting glimpse

D                                               A     
    Out of the corner of my eye.

C                                                 G     
    I turned to look but it was gone.  I cannot put my finger

C                                                           G     

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

A         C (½)              G (½)                        D (2)
I             have become comfortably numb.

 

Solo 2 (repeat progression 8x):

/Bm - - - / A - - - / G - Em - / Bm - - - /

 

End on Bm


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