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/ Pink Floyd / A Momentary Lapse Of Reason (1987) / Learning To Fly guitar tab

Transcription: by Kenn Chipkin, Alex Houton and jamesb@nevada.edu

LEARNING TO FLY
Pink Floyd
(Gilmour, Moore, Ezrin, Carin)

rhythm figure: verse
	   v-- with bar
-----------/9\\7----0----2--2--
---3-------/10\8----0----3--3--
---0-------/9\\7----0----2--2--
---0----------------0----------
--------------------2----------
---3---------------------------

play fig 5 times. Lyrics start on third time.


chorus fig.
---------------------------------------------------
---5-----5-----5-----------------------------------
---5-----5-----5---------------------------5----7--
---5-----5-----5---------7----5----3----3--5----7--
---3-----3-----3----2----7----5----3----3--3----5--
-------------------------5----3----1----1----------


1st solo
--------------------------------15>14VVVVVV-------------------------------
--18>(20)vvvvvvvv\-----------------------------15>12--15>(17)vvvv--15>12--
----------------------14>(16)---------------------------------------------
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
--------------------------------------------------------------------------

----------------------------------------------------
---(15)>14>12\/-14>12-------------------------------
------------------------11>(12)===>11--9--9\7-------
-----------------------------------------------5\---
----------------------------------------------------
----------------------------------------------------



fills during the second verse;


...tips of my wings						 Unheeded ...
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
----------------------------15------------------------------------------------
-------------------14>(16)-------(16)>14>12--14--12\11>12---------------------
------------------------------------------------------------14vvvvvv----------
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------------


... of everything		No navigator...  ... find my way home....
-----------------14---14---15vvvvv-------------------------------15vvvvvvv--
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
-----------------14---14---16vvvvv--------------------------16--------------
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
----------------------------------------------------------------------------



... to stone
-----------------------------------------------
-----------------------------------------------
--------------(15)>14>12--12--14-12vvvvvvvvv---
-----------------------------------------------
-----------------------------------------------
-----------------------------------------------

C     (B)  A5			  G5		  F5
	   ... learning to fly
----------------------------------------------------------
-----------------------------------8----------------------
----------------------------7>(9)------(9)>7--5>7--5------
----------------------------------------------------------
----------------------------------------------------------
----------------------------------------------------------


with chorus figure;

... determined to try...
-----------------------------------8---------/8vvvvvvv----
----5>(6)>5---------------------------10>8----------------
---------------------------------------------/9vvvvvvv----
----------------------------------------------------------
----------------------------------------------------------
----------------------------------------------------------


... circling skies...			 ...earthbound misfit....
							      v----v- w/ bar
------------------8----------------------------------------------------------
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
---------------------7>(9)>7-5vvvvvv------------(9)>7>5--7vvvv\/\/\/-\5\4\2--
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------


---------------------------------------------------5----------
---/12>(13)vvvvvvvv------------------------------5---8--------
--------------------------7>(9)--7>9--7\5--7>(9)-------7>(9)--
--------------------------------------------------------------
--------------------------------------------------------------
--------------------------------------------------------------


----------------------------------------14VVVVVVVV----
------------------------------------------------------
----7>(9)>7>5---5-7>(9)vvvvvv\---12/14----------------
--------------7---------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------



C		   (B) 	      A		   G	    F5
  There's no sensation to compare with this, suspended animation...
  

chorus figure over;

...bliss
------------------------------
--------------------8-8-8-8---
---------5--7>(9)-------------
------------------------------
------------------------------
------------------------------


solo 2

------15\\-------15--------15--------15--------------------15-\--
--18>(20)\---18>(20)---18>(20)---18>(20)---18>(20)\----18>(20)\--
-------------------------------------------18>(19)\--------------
-----------------------------------------------------------------
-----------------------------------------------------------------
-----------------------------------------------------------------


-0---0-0--0-------------------0---0------------------------
-3/5-5-5--5--3----------------0---0------------------------
-----------------4--0--2>(3)----------4\2----------0-------
----------------------------------------------2>0-----2>0--
-----------------------------------------------------------
-----------------------------------------------------------


-------------------------------------------------
-------------------------------------------------
--12>(14)>12---14>(16)====>14>12vvvvv-------12---
----------------------------------------14-------
-------------------------------------------------
-------------------------------------------------


---------------------------------------------------------
------15----15----15------------15----15---15------------
--14>(16)--(16)-->14--12----14>(16)--(16)->14--12--------
----------------------------------------------------14---
---------------------------------------------------------
---------------------------------------------------------


---------------------------------------------------3vvvv-------5-------------
---15--15------15------------------------------/5----------5------5vvvvvv----
---12--12--14>(16)--------------------------0--------------------------------
---------------------16----12---12vvvvvv-------------------------------------
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------


--------------------------------------------------------------------
--------------------------------------------------------------------
-------------------------------------------7------------------------
-----9\7--5------5--7>(8)--7--5-------7/9-----8\7>5------5vvvvvvv---
-------------7--------------------7-------------------7-------------
--------------------------------------------------------------------


--0----0--0--0--0-----------------------------------------------------
--3/5--5--5--3--0-----------------------------------------------------
--------------------2>(3)>2>0------2>(3)>2>0------0-2>(3)>2>0---------
-------------------------------2--------------2----------------2---0--
----------------------------------------------------------------------
----------------------------------------------------------------------

----------------------------------------------------
-----------------------15---------------------------
--(15)>14>12--14>(16)-------12>14---12vvvvvvvvvv----
----------------------------------------------------
----------------------------------------------------
----------------------------------------------------





LEARNING TO FLY
Pink Floyd
(Gilmour, Moore, Ezrin, Carin)

G  A/G  G  Gmaj7  Em7  D

G              A/G   G         Gmaj7
Into the distance, a ribbon of black
Em7                                       D
Stretched to the point of no turning back
G              A/G     G         Gmaj7
A flight of fancy on a windswept field
Em7                              D
Standing alone my senses reeled
G                A/G  G           Gmaj7
A fatal attraction is holding me fast, how
Em7                                    D
Can I escape this irresistible grasp?

C                  Em/B        Am         G
Can't keep my eyes from the circling sky
F                               C           D
Tongue-tied and twisted just an earth-bound misfit, I
G  A/G  G  Gmaj7

G          A/G        G          Gmaj7
Ice is forming on the tips of my wings
Em7                                         D
Unheeded warnings, I thought I thought of everything
G          A/G  G              Gmaj7
No navigator to guide my way home
Em7                                  D
Unladened, empty and turned to stone

C              Em/B      Am               G
A soul in tension that's learning to fly
F                           C
Condition grounded but determined to try
                   Em/B        Am           G
Can't keep my eyes from the circling skies
F                               C           D
Tongue-tied and twisted just an earth-bound misfit, I

F  Am7  D9  D

G
Above the planet on a wing and a prayer,
Em7
My grubby halo, a vapour trail in the empty air,
G
Across the clouds I see my shadow fly
Em7
Out of the corner of my watering eye
G
A dream unthreatened by the morning light
Em7
Could blow this soul right through the roof of the night

C                 Em/B  Am                 G
There's no sensation to compare with this
   F                   C
Suspended animation, a state of bliss
                   Em/B        Am          G
Can't keep my mind from the circling skies
F                               C           D
Tongue-tied and twisted just an earth-bound misfit, I

G  A/G  G  Gmaj7  Em7  D



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
A Momentary Lapse Of Reason tabs
01Signs Of Life tabbass tab
02Learning To Fly tabbass tab
03The Dogs Of War tabbass tab
04One Slip tabbass tab
05On The Turning Away tabbass tab
06Yet Another Movie tabbass tab
08A New Machine (Part 1) tabbass tab
09Terminal Frost tabbass tab
10A New Machine (Part 2) tabbass tab
11Sorrow tabbass tab

 

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