Mother pink floyd guitar chords

The chorus, sung by David Gilmour, starts out on two measures of 4/4 before going into 6/8 (or “compound duple meter”) for most of the chorus, in a narrative response to the first set of lyrics. There is also one measure of 9/8. Then a guitar solo follows over a chord progression in 4/4 time. Waters sings another verse, which is once more followed by Gilmour’s chorus (with different lyrics). Finally, the song concludes with an arrangement stripped back down to one acoustic guitar and Waters’s voice, and a ritardando in which Waters sings, “Mother, did it need to be so high?”, a reference to the metaphorical wall constructed by the character Pink. The song ends on the subdominant, C major, which may create an “unfinished” or “dissatisfying” feeling.