The Piper at the Gates of Dawn Album

Artist(s): Pink Floyd

Cover Art

Pink Floyd The Piper at the Gates of Dawn Cover Art

Tracklist

Astronomy Domine

length: 4:15
bass guitar: Roger Waters
farfisa: Richard Wright
slide guitar & guitar: Syd Barrett
lead vocals: Syd Barrett and Richard Wright
other vocals: Peter Jenner
phonographic copyright (℗) by: Norman Smith
producer: Norman Smith
recording engineer: Peter Bown
engineer: Peter Bown
drums (drum set): Nick Mason
composer: Syd Barrett
lyricist: Syd Barrett

Lime and limpid green, a second scene
A fight between the blue you once knew.
Floating down, the sound surrounds
Around the icy waters underground.
Jupiter and Saturn, Oberon, Miranda and ***ania.
Neptune, ***an, Stars can frighten.
Lime and limpid green, a second scene
A fight between the blue you once knew.
Floating down, the sound surrounds
Around the icy waters underground.
Jupiter and Saturn, Oberon, Miranda and ***ania.
Neptune, ***an, Stars can frighten.
Blinding signs flap,
Flicker, flicker, flicker blam. Pow, pow.
Stairway scare, Dan Dare, who's there?
Lime and limpid green, the sounds around
The icy waters under
Lime and limpid green, the sounds around
The icy waters underground.

Lucifer Sam

length: 3:09
bass guitar & double bass: Roger Waters
electric guitar & slide guitar: Syd Barrett
lead vocals: Syd Barrett
phonographic copyright (℗) by: Norman Smith
producer: Norman Smith
farfisa: Richard Wright
piano: Richard Wright
recording engineer: Peter Bown
engineer: Peter Bown
drums (drum set) & maracas: Nick Mason
composer: Syd Barrett
lyricist: Syd Barrett
Lucifer Sam, siam cat
Always sitting by your side
Always by your side
That cat's something I can't explain

Ginger, ginger you're a witch
You're the left side
He's the right side
Oh, no
That cat's something I can't explain

Lucifer go to sea
Be a hip cat
Be a ship's cat
Somewhere, anywhere
That cat's something I can't explain

At night prowling sifting sand
Hiding around on the ground
He'll be found when you're around
That cat's something I can't explain

Matilda Mother

length: 3:05
background vocals: Roger Waters
bass guitar: Roger Waters
electric guitar: Syd Barrett
lead vocals: Syd Barrett and Richard Wright
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
Waiting?
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.

Flaming

length: 2:46
bass guitar & other instruments & slide whistle: Roger Waters
lead vocals: Syd Barrett
phonographic copyright (℗) by: Norman Smith
producer: Norman Smith
farfisa: Richard Wright
Hammond organ: Richard Wright
organ: Richard Wright
other instruments: Richard Wright
recording engineer: Peter Bown
tack piano: Richard Wright
engineer: Peter Bown
electric guitar & 12 string guitar & other instruments: Syd Barrett
drums (drum set) & finger cymbals & other instruments: Nick Mason
composer: Syd Barrett
lyricist: Syd Barrett
Alone in the clouds all blue
Lying on an eiderdown.
Yippee! You can't see me
But I can you.

Lazing in the foggy dew
Sitting on a unicorn.
No fair, you can't hear me
But I can you.

Watching buttercups cup the light
Sleeping on a dandelion.
Too much, I won't touch you
But then I might.

Screaming through the starlit sky
Traveling by telephone.
Hey ho, here we go
Ever so high.

Alone in the clouds all blue
Lying on an eiderdown.
Yippee! You can't see me
But I can you.

Pow R. Toc H.

length: 4:25
electric guitar & acoustic guitar: Syd Barrett
additional other vocals: Richard Wright
bass guitar: Roger Waters
other vocals: Roger Waters and Syd Barrett
phonographic copyright (℗) by: Norman Smith
producer: Norman Smith
farfisa: Richard Wright
piano: Richard Wright
recording engineer: Peter Bown
engineer: Peter Bown
drums (drum set) & percussion: Nick Mason
composer: Roger Waters, Nick Mason, Richard Wright, Syd Barrett
Instrumental

Take Up Thy Stethoscope and Walk

length: 3:08
background vocals: Richard Wright
bass guitar: Roger Waters
electric guitar: Syd Barrett
lead vocals: Roger Waters
phonographic copyright (℗) by: Norman Smith
producer: Norman Smith
farfisa: Richard Wright
piano: Richard Wright
recording engineer: Peter Bown
engineer: Peter Bown
drums (drum set) & timpani: Nick Mason
composer: Roger Waters
lyricist: Roger Waters
Doctor doctor!
I'm in bed
Achin' head
Gold is lead
Choke on bread
Underfed
Gold is lead
Jesus bled
Pain is red
Are goon
Grow go
Greasy spoon
You swoon
June bloom

Music seems to help the pain
Seems to cultivate the brain.
Doctor kindly tell your wife that
I'm alive, flowers thrive, realize, realize
Realize.

Interstellar Overdrive

length: 9:41
bass guitar: Roger Waters
organ: Richard Wright
phonographic copyright (℗) by: Norman Smith
producer: Norman Smith
recording engineer: Peter Bown
electric guitar: Syd Barrett
engineer: Peter Bown
drums (drum set): Nick Mason and Norman Smith
composer: Roger Waters, Nick Mason, Richard Wright, Syd Barrett
Instrumental

The Gnome

length: 2:14
acoustic guitar: Syd Barrett
background vocals: Roger Waters and Richard Wright
bass guitar: Roger Waters
temple blocks & cymbal: Nick Mason
lead vocals: Syd Barrett
phonographic copyright (℗) by: Norman Smith
producer: Norman Smith
celesta: Richard Wright
recording engineer: Peter Bown
vibraphone: Richard Wright
engineer: Peter Bown
12 string guitar: Syd Barrett
composer: Syd Barrett
lyricist: Syd Barrett
I want to tell you a story
About a little man
If I can.
A gnome named Grimble Crumble.
And little gnomes stay in their homes.
Eating, sleeping, drinking their wine.

He wore a scarlet tunic,
A blue green hood,
It looked quite good.
He had a big adventure
Amidst the grass
Fresh air at last.
Wining, dining, biding his time.
And then one day, hooray!
Another way for gnomes to say
Oooooooooomray.

Look at the sky, look at the river
Isn't it good?
Look at the sky, look at the river
Isn't it good?
Winding, finding places to go.
And then one day, hooray!
Another way for gnomes to say
Oooooooooomray.
Ooooooooooooooomray.

Chapter 24

length: 3:53
background vocals: Richard Wright
bass guitar & gong: Roger Waters
guitar: Syd Barrett
lead vocals: Syd Barrett
phonographic copyright (℗) by: Norman Smith
producer: Norman Smith
cello: Richard Wright
cymbal & tubular bells: Nick Mason
farfisa: Richard Wright
harmonium: Richard Wright
recording engineer: Peter Bown
engineer: Peter Bown
Pianet: Richard Wright
composer: Syd Barrett
lyricist: Syd Barrett
A movement is accomplished in six stages
And the seventh brings return
The seven is the number of the young light
It forms when darkness is increased by one
Change returns success
Going and coming without error
Action brings good fortune
Sunset

The time is with the month of winter solstice
When the change is due to come
Thunder in the other course of heaven
Things cannot be destroyed once and for all
Change returns success
Going and coming without error
Action brings good fortune
Sunset, sunrise

A movement is accomplished in six stages
And the seventh brings return
The seven is the number of the young light
It forms when darkness is increased by one
Change returns success
Going and coming without error
Action brings good fortune
Sunset, sunrise

The Scarecrow

length: 2:11
background vocals: Richard Wright
cello: Richard Wright
electric guitar: Syd Barrett
farfisa: Richard Wright
flute: Richard Wright
lead vocals: Syd Barrett
double bass & bass guitar: Roger Waters
other instruments & temple blocks: Nick Mason
phonographic copyright (℗) by: Norman Smith
producer: Norman Smith
recording engineer: Peter Bown
12 string guitar: Syd Barrett
composer: Syd Barrett
lyricist: Syd Barrett
The black and green scarecrow as everyone knows
Stood with a bird on his hat and straw everywhere.
He didn't care.
He stood in a field where barley grows.

His head did no thinking
His arms didn't move except when the wind cut up
Rough and mice ran around on the ground
He stood in a field where barley grows.

The black and green scarecrow is sadder than me
But now he's resigned to his fate
'Cause life's not unkind, he doesn't mind.
He stood in a field where barley grows.

Bike

length: 3:27
piano: Richard Wright
tack piano: Richard Wright
other vocals: Nick Mason and Roger Waters
phonographic copyright (℗) by: Norman Smith
producer: Norman Smith
celesta: Richard Wright
harmonium: Richard Wright
other vocals & lead vocals: Syd Barrett
other instruments: Richard Wright
recording engineer: Peter Bown
violin: Richard Wright
engineer: Peter Bown
tape & bass guitar: Roger Waters
tape & electric guitar: Syd Barrett
tape: Richard Wright
drums (drum set) & tape & chimes & percussion & timpani: Nick Mason
composer: Syd Barrett
lyricist: Syd Barrett
I've got a bike. You can ride it if you like.
It's got a basket, a bell that rings and
Things to make it look good.
I'd give it to you if I could, but I borrowed it.

You're the kind of girl that fits in with my world.
I'll give you anything, ev'rything if you want things.

I've got a cloak. It's a bit of a joke.
There's a tear up the front. It's red and black.
I've had it for months.
If you think it could look good, then I guess it should.

You're the kind of girl that fits in with my world.
I'll give you anything, ev'rything if you want things.

I know a mouse, and he hasn't got a house.
I don't know why. I call him Gerald.
He's getting rather old, but he's a good mouse.

You're the kind of girl that fits in with my world.
I'll give you anything, ev'rything if you want things.

I've got a clan of gingerbread men.
Here a man, there a man, lots of gingerbread men.
Take a couple if you wish. They're on the dish.

You're the kind of girl that fits in with my world.
I'll give you anything, ev'rything if you want things.

I know a room full of musical tunes.
Some rhyme, some ching. Most of them are clockwork.
Let's go into the other room and make them work.