Syd Barrett - Octopus tab

      
From: sarahc@cybernet.cse.fau.edu (Sarah Connor)
From: Allfallup@aol.com
Date: Sat, 19 Jan 2002 20:00:04 EST
Subject: b/barrett_syd/octopus.crd

The version of "Octopus" that has been floating around the web=20
for a number of years is so wrong it's comical! =20
The following is the correct way to play Syd Barrett's "Octopus."
Transcribed by James 


O C T O P U S
words and music by Syd Barrett
from the album "Madcap Laughs"


Intro:                                    Verses:

B E7 G C7 A F#7 B7E---7-----------3-----0-----0----------- ----------7------|B---7-----5-----3-----1-----2----------- ---7------10-----|G---8-----7-----4-----3-----2----------- ---9------8------|D---9-----6-----5-----2-----2----------- ---8------7------|A---9-----7-----5-----3-----0----------- ---9------9------|E---7-----------3----------------------- ----------7------|
Note: Syd uses all standard shaped barre chords except for the E7 & C7 in th= e intro,=20 and the F#7 & B7 verses !!!Also: Syd tunes his guitar down a half step; B sounds like Bb, etc... B E7 G C7 A Trip to heave and ho, up, down, to and fro', you have no word B A trip... dream dragon B A hide... ghost tower=20 B A B sails... every... brake B Bb was... needles A the little... A madam you see... A the old original... A F#7 and the tune... Confide B E7 G C7 A So trip.. heave... up... to... word F# B please leave us here F# B B7 E close our eyes to the Octopus ride E F F# G Isn't it good... G G# Isn't it bad... in the wood A D meant... me... A D with a honey... prickly seeds A D F#7 clover... mystic... feed B E7 well, the madcap... man ... G C7 hey, ho, huff ... B A cheat... kangaroo B A it's true... cried F# B please leave us here F# B B7 E close our eyes to the Octopus ride Instrumental passage: F# F# B please leave us here F# B B7 E close our eyes to the Octopus ride B A the madcap... man... B A hey, ho, huff... B A the winds... leaves... B A and they'll... in... B A the raging... always seep B A so high... low... B A the wind... tropical heat B A the drones... mossy seats B A the squeaking... always squeak B A two up... never meet B A so merrily... good my side F# B please leave us here F# B B7 E close our eyes to the Octopus ride Outro: E F F# G And that's that.
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