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Octopus  Syd Barrett

 

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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
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
 
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[B]Trip to [Bsus4]heave and ho, [G5]up down, [C7]to and fro'
you have no [A]word
[B]trip, trip to a [Bsus4]dream dragon
[B]hide your wings in a [Bsus4]ghost tower
[B]sails crackiling at [Bsus4]ev'ry plate we break[B]
[B]cracked by scattered needles[Bb]
[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]and the tune they play in us [F#7(add]confide.[F)]..
[B]so trip to [Bsus4]heave and ho, [G5]up down, [C7]to and fro'
you have no [A]word
[F#]Please leave us [F#sus4]here
[F#]close our [F#sus4]eyes to the [F#sus4(add]octopus [A)] [Bsus4]ride!
[F#]Isn't it good to be [F#sus4]lost in the wood
F# F#sus4 F# G(3rd fret)
isn't it bad so quiet there, in the wood
[Ab]twenty even less to [Absus4]me than I thought
with a [Ab]honey plough of yellow [Absus4]prickly seeds
[Ab]clover honey pots and [Absus4]mystic shining [Bsus4(add]feed...[Bb)]
[B]well, the madcap laughed at the [Bsus4]man on the border
[G5]hey ho, [C7]huff the talbot
[B]Cheetah he cried shouted [Bsus4]kangaroo
so [B]through their tree they [Bsus4]cried
[F#]Please leave us [F#sus4]here
[F#]close our [F#sus4]eyes to the [F#sus4(add]octopus [A)] [Bsus4]ride!
[B]The madcap laughed at the [Bsus4]man on the border
[G5]hey ho, [C7]huff the talbot
[B]the winds they blew and the [Bsus4]leaves did wag
[B]and they'll never put me [Bsus4]in their bag
[B]the seas will reach and [Bsus4]always see
[B]so high you go, so [Bsus4]low you creep
[B]the winds it blows in [Bsus4]tropical heat
[B]the drones they throng on [Bsus4]mossy seats
[B]the squeaking door will [Bsus4]always creep
[B]two up, two down we'll [Bsus4]never meet
so [B]merrily trip for [Bsus4]good my side
[F#]Please leave us [F#sus4]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.
Sysop of Terminal Frost (305)885-0409
Home of Shine On - The Pink Floyd electronic digest.

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A Ab Absus4 B Bb Bsus4 C7 F# F#sus4 G5
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