Matilda Mother Lyrics - Pink Floyd

Pink Floyd The Piper at the Gates of Dawn cover art
publisher: ©T.R.O. INC.
writers: Syd Barrett
release date: 1967-7-7
genres: Rock Pop
styles: Acid Rock/Experimental/Psychedelic Rock
length: 3:05
background vocals: Roger Waters
bass guitar: Roger Waters
electric guitar: Syd Barrett
lead vocals: Richard Wright and Syd Barrett
phonographic copyright by: Norman Smith
producer: Norman Smith
farfisa: Richard Wright
Hammond organ: Richard Wright
recording engineer: Peter Bown
engineer: Peter Bown
drums (drum set): Nick Mason
composer: Syd Barrett
lyricist: Syd Barrett
There was a king who ruled the land
His majesty was in command
With silver eyes the scarlet eagle
Showers silver on the people
Oh mother, tell me more

Why'd'ya have to leave me there
Hanging in my infant air
You only have to read the lines
They're scribbly black and everything (shines)

Across the stream with wooden shoes
With bells to tell the king the news
A thousand misty riders climb up
Higher once upon a time

Wandering and dreaming
The words have different meaning
Yes they did

For all the time spent in that room
The doll's house, darkness, old perfume
And fairy stories held me high on
Clouds of sunlight floating by
Oh mother, tell me more
Tell me more

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12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Astronomy Domine
  • 2 Lucifer Sam
  • 3 Matilda Mother
  • 4 Flaming
  • 5 Pow R. Toc H.
  • 6 Take Up Thy Stethoscope and Walk
  • 7 Interstellar Overdrive
  • 8 The Gnome
  • 9 Chapter 24
  • 10 The Scarecrow
  • 11 Bike