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Pink Floyd

Matilda Mother (3:08)

The songs were full of fairy-tale images. Matilda Mother is a beautiful evocation of being read a bedtime story by mother. When it was first played live, Syd would sing verses lifted straight from Hilaire Belloc's Cautionary Tales. When it came time to record the track, Andrew King approached the Belloc estate but was refused permission to use the poem, so Syd wrote his own version.

-- Jones, "Wish You Were Here".…

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There was a king who ruled the land.
His majesty was in command.
With silver eyes the scarlet eagle
Showers silver on the people.

Pink Floyd - Matilda Mother Lyrics


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  • Increíble canción. <3
  • just realised Swans' "Fan's Lament" probably owes to those "ah-ah-ah-ah-ah" in the end
  • Não tenho nem palavras, uma das minhas favoritas
  • Tshhhh paaaau
  • Listening to the debut album "Piper At The Gates Of Dawn" released in August 1967. This is an incredible piece of work by the genius of Syd Barrett & Albert Hoffman. Song written by Syd and vocals by Syd & Wright.
  • Fantastic bassline
  • Oooooooo mother TELL ME MORE
  • Oooooooo mother
  • tell me moooooooore
  • nice to hear the old one's

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