octopus Syd Barrett
Subject: Octopus Tab (FINALLY) Octopus: Transcribed by Michelle Navarro (Crazy Diamond) (email@example.com) ----------------- This is an interesting song. Many suspended notes, and strange chord progressions. But that's the incredible Barrett style, which should be appreciated. I've been requesting this song for a long time on the alt.guitar.tab, but it seems that no one can figure it out. I finally decided to let my perfect-pitch hearing do it. And sure enough, it worked. *NOTE: This is the version found in the Crazy Diamond Box Set. The ACOUSTIC version. To play the original, tune your guitar HALF step down. The acoustic version is the same, but I think Syd tuned his guitar half step down to make the original. This version is track 15 on "Barrett" in the Crazy Diamond Box Set. The original version is the same, but half step lower.* Here's how to play these chords. Don't be fooled, they're not played in the normal frets, they're played up in the higher frets.. B - 799877 Bsus4 - 779977 G5 - 320033 C7 - 032310 A - 577655 Bb - 688766 F#7(add F) - 77897X F# - 244322 F#sus4 - X24422 F#sus4(Add A) - X24425 G(3rd fret) - 355433 Ab - 466544 Absus4 - 446644 Bsus4(add Bb) - 798977 Octopus - Words & Music by Syd Barrett ------- B Bsus4 G5 C7 Trip to heave and ho, up down, to and fro' A you have no word B Bsus4 trip, trip to a dream dragon B Bsus4 hide your wings in a ghost tower B Bsus4 B sails crackiling at ev'ry plate we break B Bb cracked by scattered needles A little minute gong A coughs and clears his throat A madam you see before you stand A hey ho, never be still A the old original favourite gran A grasshoppers green herbarian band A F#7(add F) and the tune they play in us confide... B Bsus4 G5 C7 so trip to heave and ho, up down, to and fro' A you have no word F# F#sus4 Please leave us here F# F#sus4 F#sus4(add A) Bsus4 close our eyes to the octopus ride! F# F#sus4 Isn't it good to be lost in the wood F# F#sus4 F# G(3rd fret) isn't it bad so quiet there, in the wood Ab Absus4 twenty even less to me than I thought Ab Absus4 with a honey plough of yellow prickly seeds Ab Absus4 Bsus4(add Bb) clover honey pots and mystic shining feed... B Bsus4 well, the madcap laughed at the man on the border G5 C7 hey ho, huff the talbot B Bsus4 Cheetah he cried shouted kangaroo B Bsus4 so through their tree they cried F# F#sus4 Please leave us here F# F#sus4 F#sus4(add a) Bsus4 close our eyes to the octopus ride! B Bsus4 The madcap laughed at the man on the border G5 C7 hey ho, huff the talbot B Bsus4 the winds they blew and the leaves did wag B Bsus4 and they'll never put me in their bag B Bsus4 the seas will reach and always see B Bsus4 so high you go, so low you creep B Bsus4 the winds it blows in tropical heat B Bsus4 the drones they throng on mossy seats B Bsus4 the squeaking door will always creep B Bsus4 two up, two down we'll never meet B Bsus4 so merrily trip for good my side F# F#sus4 Please leave us here F# F#sus4 F#sys4(add A) Bsus4 close our eyes to the octopus ride! That should clear up any complications. This is not a very hard song, if you know where the chords are. Michelle (Crazy Diamond) (firstname.lastname@example.org) Sysop of Terminal Frost 885-0409 Home of Shine On - The Pink Floyd electronic digest.