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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     B7
E---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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Just Andrew 187 Sep 04, 2008 04:22 PM

Sounds great, especially when I realized you said it was a half step down =/

But yes, great job

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cubs 311 Dec 26, 2012 10:00 AM

no lyrics. WHY NO LYRICS? must of us want to play & sing this :/

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emmaoswinoswald 21 Aug 27, 2015 10:21 AM

Thanks for clearing the issue of it having to go down a half step, it was driving me CRAZY.

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