Astronomy domine

Pink Floyd


Astronomy Domine by Syd Barrett as performed by Pink Floyd off of "The Piper at the Gates of Dawn" Tabbed (as best as he could) by Edwin Ostrin Intro : Vamp till drums E E E Eb/E Eb/E E-|-----------------||--7-----------7-6-|-6---------------------------|| B-|-----------------||--9-----------9-8-|-8---------------------------|| G-|-----------------||:-9-----------9-8-|-8--------------------------:|| D-|-----------------||--9-----------9-8-|-8---------------------------|| A-|-----------------||--7-----------7-6-|-6---------------------------|| E-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-||--0-----5b7r0-0-0-|-0---------------------------|| crescendo Hit hard, then strum last chord a bit softer Verse (as best as I can make out) :
E (play as standard E) Lime and limpid green a second scene the fight between the blue you Eb (play as A barre on 6) once knew.
(All other chords play as A and E form barres) G A Floating down the sound resounds around the icey waters underground E Eb Jupiter and Saturn, Oberon, Miranda, and Titania G G# Neptune, Titan, stars can frighten
(play following chords as E form barres falling from fret 12) E Eb D C# C B Bb A Aaah Aaah Aaah Aaah Aaah Aaah Aaah Aaah (and again as A form barres falling from 12) A G# G F# F E Eb D Aaah Aaah Aaah Aaah Aaah Aaah Aaah Aaah
D Eb E
Beginning of Solo : (if anyone has complete tabs or corrections, please let me know!)
with heavy delay, slight distortion E E-|-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-| B-|-------------------------------------------------| G-|-------------------------------------------------| D-|-------------------------------------------------| A-|-------------------------------------------------| E-|-------------------------------------------------| Eb E-|-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-| B-|-------------------------------------------------| G-|-------------------------------------------------| D-|-------------------------------------------------| A-|-------------------------------------------------| E-|-------------------------------------------------| G A E-|-3-3sl10-10-10sl3-3-3sl10-10-10sl5-|-5-----------------| B-|-----------------------------------|---5---------------| G-|-----------------------------------|-----7b8-----------| D-|-----------------------------------|---------7~~~~~----| A-|-----------------------------------|-------------------| E-|-----------------------------------|-------------------| Follow same progression as verses. Screw around with whatever pentatonic you happen to be in. Throw in some typical space-rock, spanish, or modal scale if you feel up to it. Use gobs of delay, throw in a lot of tremolo picking, and a few sliding harmonies, take lots of acid, go insane, play a C chord throughout the whole song, get booted out of Pink Floyd and POW! you have yourself a reasonable Syd Barrett imitation. :) Repeat chord sequence twice and go into second verse.
Second verse : (Same progression) Blinding signs flap (???) Flicker flicker flicker flam Pow Wow Stairway scare Dan Dare who's there (???)
(I don't understand these lyrics either...but Syd WAS on acid.. :) ) Aaah Aaah Aaah Aaah Aaah Aaah Aaah Aaah Aaah Aaah Aaah Aaah Aaah Aaah Aaah Aaah
Then : (ritard) E Lime and limpid green the sound resounds the icey waters under E Lime and limpid green the sound resounds the icey waters underground.
The one on the B-Side of the Take It Back single off the Division Bell is faster and the solos are more Gilmour-esque - more rigid in the timing, better technique, less delay, etc. The one on Ummagumma repeats the first verse and is a wee slower and more laid back than the original.
I've done the same about books where they only have a few chords which aren't even right half the time. So, here is an incomplete, but decent version of Astronomy Domine, most of it's there except for the weird soloing throughout, you'll probably want to change it around to suit your personal taste. This is sort of a cross between the UmmaGumma and Piper at the Gates of Dawn versions, as both had slightly different guitar parts.
- Astronomy Domine -
intro part |---------------------0--0----------------0--0-----------------------------| |---------------------0--0----------------0--0---0--0--0-------------------| |---------------------1--0----------------1--0---0--0--0-------------------| |---------------------2--1----------------2--1---1--1--1-------------------| |---------------------2--1----------------2--1---1--1--1-------------------| |-0--0--0--0--1/3--0--0--0--0--0--1/3--0--0--0-----------------------------|
The main chorus goes something like: (play barre chords in sequence with 6th string bass note) E G A Lime and limpid green the second scene the between the who you once knew
G G# A Floating down the sound resounds around the icy waters underground
E G A Jupiter and Saturn ever on there own around Titania |-0---------------0--0----| |-0---------------0--0----| |-1---------------0--1----| |-2---------------1--2----| |-2---------------1--2----| |-0---------------0--0----|

G G# Neptune, Titan, stars can frighten...
You.................. |-12-12-12-11-11-11-10-10-10-9-9-9-8-8-8-7-7-7-6-6-6-5-5-5-----------------| |-10-10-10--9--9--9--8--8--8-7-7-7-6-6-6-5-5-5-4-4-4-3-3-3-----------------| |--------------------------------------------------------------------------| |--------------------------------------------------------------------------| |--------------------------------------------------------------------------| |--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-10-10-----9-9---8-8---7-7---6-6---5-5---4-4---3-3------------------------| |-10----10--9---9-8---8-7---7-6---6-5---5-4---4-3---3----------------------| |-11-------10-----9-----8-----7-----6-----5-----4--------------------------| |--------------------------------------------------------------------------| |--------------------------------------------------------------------------| |--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-2--------2--------3--------3------3-\----0-------------------------------| |-3--3---3---3---3--4--4---4---4----4-\----0-------------------------------| |-2----2-------2----3----3-------3--3-\----1-------------------------------| |-0-----------------1---------------1-\----2-------------------------------| |------------------------------------------2-------------------------------| |------------------------------------------0-------------------------------|
I doubt I got the words right, but you get the idea.
Someone else posted this solo a long time ago, forget who, but it sounds good to me.
E-|-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-| B-|-------------------------------------------------| G-|-------------------------------------------------| D-|-------------------------------------------------| A-|-------------------------------------------------| E-|-------------------------------------------------| Eb E-|-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-| B-|-------------------------------------------------| G-|-------------------------------------------------| D-|-------------------------------------------------| A-|-------------------------------------------------| E-|-------------------------------------------------| G A E-|-3-3sl10-10-10sl3-3-3sl10-10-10sl5-|-5-----------------| B-|-----------------------------------|---5---------------| G-|-----------------------------------|-----7b8-----------| D-|-----------------------------------|---------7~~~~~----| A-|-----------------------------------|-------------------| E-|-----------------------------------|-------------------|
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