Easy Songs to Play on Guitar: Pigs on the Wing Part 1, Pink Floyd, Animals

Staying with Pink Floyd, here is a good song to practice your bar chords on. If you want to play along with the album, Rog is playing this totally in bar chords. That A is the E minor shape on the 5th fret, G and C both on the 3rd, E shape and A shape respectively. D is A shape on the 5th. If you want to make life easier for yourself, farmer chords work perfectly well.

If you are playing farmer chords to get an easy approximation of the variation on the C lift your finger off the D string, and for the G, move it off the A string. In farmer chords, to get that “pigs on the wing” little turn around, you just use your pinky to play the e string on the third fret, then removing it to play a straight D….

To play a c sus 4 move your finger from the D string to the third fret…G sus4 in bar chords is an e minor on third fret. It has been so long since I tried to explain to someone else how to play this, that I am having to sit and and try and work out exactly what I do! Needless to say..I am no Killer Gilmore.. A7 farmer chord for beginners, just take your middle finger off that G string!

G                   C Csus4 C
If you didn't care

C                                G  Gsus 4 G
 What happened to me
G                   C          G
And I didn't care for you
G                A                                           A 7
We would zig zag our way through the boredom and pain
G                    C            D                       G
Occasionally glancing up through the rain.
Am               F               Am                         F C  Am
Wondering which of the buggers to blame
D         Dsus4    D                     G
And watching for pigs on the wing

Happy watching for pigs on the wing…there has to be a bugger to blame out there, somewhere!

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