Pink Floyd’s “Wish You Were Here” Movingly Performed by the Six-String Soldiers, of The United States Army Field Band

Since 1946, The United States Army Field Band has traveled throughout the world, performing at public concerts, school assemblies, educational outreach programs, and other venues. Above you can watch one of the band’s performing units–the Six-String Soldiers–play an acoustic version of Pink Floyd’s “Wish You Were Here.” Because we all know someone we surely miss. To explore more of their work, see their cover versions of The Allman Brothers’ “Ramblin’ Man” and The Beatles’ “Strawberry Fields Forever.”

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  • Bill W. says:

    Considering Jimi Hendrix, Johnny Cash, and George Strait had musical beginnings while in the military, this is unsurprising. I hope these guys go far!

  • Humblecarl says:

    Great Job Gentlemen

  • Patrice Fierro says:

    Wonderful! The tears are streaming!

  • Xuan Lam says:

    Wow, these guys are great! What’s hotter than a hero that sings. Bravo, hope you’ll guys will pursue it further. All love…


  • Petra says:

    human hearts in the army trained to kill, protect and guard if necessary….humanity…..wishing they will not be puppies for the higher order….

  • Real Floyd Fan says:

    If these three had any clue what this song was about they’d have nothing to do with the United States military. Bet this would piss Roger Water off if he saw it. Stick to Tody Kieth. This song isn’t for you.

  • Marco says:

    This is the worst cover of Wish You Were Here I’ve heard in my life…

  • Guy says:

    The song is about Syd Barrett’s absence from the band. This has literally nothing to do with the military.

  • Cancer Survivor says:

    First of all I thought you guys did a great job!!!! And to the people that have nothing but a negative response, have you ever heard if you have nothing nice to say don’t say anything at all?? It’s unfortunate to see such negativity. Isn’t there enough in this world? I am a cancer survivor but I felt when I read those negative comments that it was just like fighting the disease all over again because that’s what negativity is, a nasty disease… Keep your negativity to yourself

  • Tyson Bender says:

    Negativity is a fact of life and can be very enlightening when used in an honest manner. The honest truth is, this is a mediocre cover and pure propaganda.

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