Pink Floyd – The Trial


Note: This file is garanteed without any influence of EMI song books,  wich 
      are anyway totally useless to play that tune, due to their poor quality
      adaptation & transcription (NEVER ever buy a keyboard arrangement of a 
      Floyd album, they're really mocking us. Choose the guitar tab one if
      you need to and arrange it yourself!).
                                THE TRIAL
                                Pink Floyd
      			    from The Wall 1979

Hi, fans!

   Here is another Floyd tune, I'd like to explain one thing or two
   (I always explain lots of things, perhaps a kind of justification?
   SomeOne must have told me I were useless or somewhat in my childood)

   1) It's stupid to try to play this tune without an orchestra! but
      I guess I'm not the only stupid guy on heart, so Ok, play it
      for example on a synth (strings are good, power strings are better).
      I sometimes play it on organs, but I play it mainly on piano,
      and that works pretty well! Some can try to play it with guitar/Bass
      /Drums, It sure can do the job. I recently started to learn accordion,
      you couldn't believe how nice it sounds on that thing!

    2) What's that thing? Well, we all saw .CRD files with just chords
       & lyrics, Ok, fine, but that's not enough here, 'cause strings are
       playing a melody wich is different from the vocal one, I believe
       that this part definitly IS the song, so I tried to indicate it here.
       How does it works? It's quite simple: there's 3 lines
        | ...
        | strings melody                  & '|' is the bar line
        | Lyrics
       In melody:
       n means nOPE, nO note, at least with the right hand, play 1st or 5th
               with left hand instead.
       - means Let ring.
       + means play this note an octave higher (all is played between F & E)
       L.H. means that this prt of melody is played by left hand

    3) How do I play it? It's pretty simple again (complicated things are
       bothering me (except these explanations)):
         the left hand is for the bass line:
           alternate 1st & 5th of each chord + chromatics
         the right hand is for the melody:
           indicated notes + thumb playing any note of the actual chord,
           1st mainly but it can be any.
       Let's take a closer look at the beginning:

                B  Bb B     B  Bb B |    B  Bb B  C  B  A  G  |
Right hand:  -  E  E     -  E  E    | -  E  E     E     E     |
Left  hand:  E     B     E     B    | E     B     E     B     |

       Well, that's a simplification but you can see what I mean.

     4) I've seen .CRDs with the tune in Fm, I've written it as Em, as it's
        the way I'm playing it and it's much more floydian (think of WYWH,
        Welcome.., Atom Heart Mother, ..Turning away,Pigs , among others).
        If that bothers you, translate, retune your synth or put a capo on
        your piano!

        [intro is the first two lines repeated]
|Em                              | Em                                 |
|n B    Bb B    n    B    Bb B   | n  B   Bb    B    C    B  A    G   |
|  Good morning worm your honour,|    The crown will plainly show the |
|F                                  |F                                |
|n    C   B   C   n      C B    B   |n  C   B      C   D  C   D  C    |
|prisoner who now stands before you |   was caught red handed showing |
|Em                            | Em   (melody octave up this bar)     |
|n  B  Bb  B    n  B  Bb  B    | E  B+    B    D  E   -   E D         |
|feelings...          Sho-wing | feelings of an almost    human       |
|C                              | B7           ...  N.C.       L.H.   |
|C-   G  F  G  n  G    F    C   | B - A - F# - ...   [Quick: B A G F#]|
|nature...        This will not | do!       (Call the schoolmaster!)  |
|Em                            | Em                                   |
|n B Bb B    n    B    Bb   B  | n  B   Bb    B C   B    A G   (  If  |
|  I al-ways said he'd come to | no good In the end your honour(they'd|
|F#                               |Em7                         L.H.   |
|n   C# C    C# D   C# C     C#   | D    -    C#  - B   -   [n E F F#]|
|let me have my way I  could Have | flayed him into shape             |
|G                               |G#-                                 |
|n   C# B     C#   D    C# B C#  |n   C#   B      C#  D    C# B   C#  |
|But my hands were tied      The |bleeding hearts and artists Let him |
| D/A                            | D          L.H.                    |
| F#  F# F#  F#   G  F#   E   F# | [ D D#   E   F F# G G# A ]         |
| get a- way with murder, Let me |   hammer him today                 |

|Em                                | B                                |
|Bb - B  - Bb   B  C   B A   G  A  | Bb - B  - Bb B  C   B A G F#     |
|Cra- zy   toys in the attic I  am | cra- zy,  truly gone  fi- shing  |
| F#m         D                         | D#-              |   half
| C# C# C# C# D      D         D     D  | D#      D# D# D# |<- size
|               They must have taken my | marbles away     |   bar!
|Em                                | B                  L.H.          |
|Bb - B  - Bb   B  C   B A   G  A  | Bb - B  -      [ F#  D# B - ]    |
|Cra- zy   toys in the attic He is | cra- zy...                       |

        (call the defendant's wife)

  (Second verse, Only bars wich are differents from 1st verse are
   indicated. Caution: Baa-aabe lines are notated one bar per line,
   while everything else is two bars/line, that's because the
   chromatics are twice as fast as any other part of the melody)

  You little sh*t, you're in it now, I hope they thrown away the
  key! You should have talked to me more often Than you did, but no: you
  had to go your own way. Have you broken any homes up lately?
  "Just five minutes Worm your honour, him and me alone..."
| Em                                                                  |
| B   Bb  A   Ab  G   Gb  F   E   Eb  D   Db  C   B   Bb  A   Ab      |
| Baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa--  |
| Em                                                                  |
| G   Gb  F   E   Eb  D   Db  C   B   Bb  A   Ab  G   Gb  F   E       |
| --aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaabe! |
|F#m            F#           | Bm       F#    Bm            L.H.      |
|n    C# A C#   n C# A#  C#  | B    B   A# A# B-    [ F#   D    F#  ] |
|Come to mother baby let me  | hold you In my arms                    |
  M'lud I never wanted him to get in any trouble
  Why'd he ever have to leave me, Worm your honour let me take him home

  Crazy over the rainbow I am crazy, Bars in the window
  There must have been a door there in the wall When I came in!
  Crazy over the rainbow he is cra---zy

 (3rd verse: just 4 bars repeated ad infinitum, I give you my own
  coda, nothing interesting, it's just that you need to end at a
  time, and sometimes, you just don't have time to wait the crumbling
  of the nearest wall)

| Em                              | Em                                |
| E B* F#    G E    F#  -     G   | E B* F# G  E  F#     G            |
| e-vi-dence before the court is  |   incon-travertable, there's      |
| Am                              | Am                                |
| A  E*   B   C   A  B   - C      | A  E*   B   C   A  B   - C        |
| no need for the ju-ry to retire |                                in |

  all my years of judging I have never heard before  of
  Someone more deserving the full penalty of law! The
  way you made them suffer your exquisite wife and mother
  Fills me with the urge to defecate
  Since, my friend, you have revealed your Deepest fear, I
  sentence you to be exposed before your peers!

          Tear down the wall!

-the mine coda of me that i've made myself ----------------------------
| Em                              | Em                                |
| E B* F#    G E    F#  -     G   | E B* F# G  E  F#     G            |
| Tear down the wall!             |                                   |
| Am                              | Am                                |
| A  E*   B   C   A  B   - C      | A   E*   B   C   A   B   C   D    |
| Tear down the wall!             |                                   |
| Em                              |
| E                               |
| (boom)                          |

  *: thumb played note, to hehance the melody. I do not play chords on
     this part, I just play octaved (thumb and little finger) melody
     (except those *-marked notes) with left hand, while the right one
     plays it entirely. It goes like that:

             E     F# G  E  F# - G  | E     F# G  E  F# - G  |
Right hand:     B  B  B  B  B  - -  |    B  B  B  B  B  - -  |
Left  hand:  E     F# G  E  F# - G  | E     F# G  E  F# - G  |
             E     F# G  E  F# - G  | E     F# G  E  F# - G  |
A.Left hand: E     B     E     B    | E     B     E     B    |

Alternate left hand is what I play when I've no room (ie: Synth keyboard)

A note for mad keyboardists:
  Be as mad as you want on melody, but let your left hand be that heavy,
  that maketh the trip!

  It's a pretty simple adaptation (I arranged it after one or two years
  of self-learned piano), but it can be very powerful (I still play it
  years later).

  (ex sylvoice@don't_even_try.i'
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