Green Is the Colour (2:55)

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“Green Is the Colour” is a track on Pink Floyd’s 1969 Soundtrack from the Film More. It is a gentle acoustic ballad sung by David Gilmour.

In The Man and the Journey suite, it was retitled “The Beginning” in “The Journey” half of the show. It was played as a medley with “Beset by the Creatures of the Deep”, which was a retitling of “Careful with That Axe, Eugene”. There is a tin whistle or pennywhistle on the song, but it is not known who plays it. Some sources say that it is Nick Mason’s wife Lindy.

There are two live arrangements of the song both of which are performed as a full electric band piece. In one Richard Wright builds a calm sheen of warbling organ sound throughout which creates a more natural segue into the next track which would be Careful With That Axe Eugene. In the other version Wright plays a piano part which gives the song a much different feel. In both versions David Gilmour sings a scat vocal over his guitar solo during the outro.

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Heavy hung the canopy of blue
Shade my eyes and I can see you
White is the light that shines through the dress that you wore
She lay in the shadow of the wave

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  • MesmythCore

    One of the best songs ever made.

    26 Jul 12:18am Reply
  • corvo01

    God bless David Gilmour

    16 Jun 4:08am Reply
  • sazed00

    hauntingly beautiful

    22 May 9:51pm Reply
  • Angel_Blue-

    I feel so peaceful listening to this song, I just love it.

    21 Mar 9:37pm Reply
  • Paneska-LP

    Bonito.

    27 Feb 10:58pm Reply
  • stevebolander

    so beautiful! I've listened to pink floyd for so long and I've only just discovered this; what a gem!

    5 Dec 2013 Reply
  • diegomoyap

    Thank you, Gilmour :)

    10 Nov 2013 Reply
  • azs7

    I can't stop listening to this song!

    29 Oct 2013 Reply
  • RSt123

    I really enjoy listening to this song :)

    14 Sep 2013 Reply
  • benx92

    Really loving it, wish it was longer

    5 Sep 2013 Reply
  • firefly2811

    great track

    18 Jul 2013 Reply
  • Athena920

    Can't believe I forgot how amazing this song is...

    23 Apr 2013 Reply
  • DiegoFreud

    love this bbc live version http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_VhbQFfzTPQ organ instead of piano, even mellower! ;)

    18 Jan 2013 Reply
  • ItsAllintheMind

    Favourite <3

    15 Dec 2012 Reply
  • prognut

    Amazing lyrics and totally haunting music.

    24 Oct 2012 Reply
  • BigJimBob

    I am absolutely obsessed by this track at the moment and the atmosphere it evokes. Guess I am getting old.

    16 Aug 2012 Reply
  • Floydian34

    Envy is the bond between the hopeful and the damned.. Such beautiful lyrics..<3 And David's voice is/was magical <3

    25 Jun 2012 Reply
  • bossmark1

    This is Groovy

    21 Jun 2012 Reply
  • jokerlass

    quiet is the light that shined through the dress that you wore :')

    3 Jun 2012 Reply
  • slvyml

    i love this song... makes me cry when i heard it thank´s for all that i remember..!! HEAVY HUNG THE CANOPY OF BLUE SHADE MY EYES AND I CAN SEE YOU WHITE IS THE LIGHT THAT SHINES THROUGH THE DRESS THAT YOU WORE. SHE LAY IN THE SHADOW OF THE WAVE 'HAZY WERE THE VISIONS OF HER PLAYING' SUNLIGHT ON HER EYES BUT MOONSHINE MADE HER CRY EVRY TIME. 'GREEN IS THE COLOUR OF HER KIND' "QUICKNESS OF THE EYE DECEIVES THE MIND ENVY IS THE BOND BETWEEN THE HOPEFUL AND THE DAMNED."

    1 May 2012 Reply
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