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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".

here is the Belloc version of

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  • Avatar for TheUselessGolem
    I absolutely love the moment when Syd takes over the last verse from Rick. Everything jumps up a notch in urgency and fever.
  • Avatar for Gentuchan
    The Second best song from Piper
  • Avatar for Kjettt
    Increíble canción. <3
  • Avatar for Nimbie
    just realised Swans' "Fan's Lament" probably owes to those "ah-ah-ah-ah-ah" in the end
  • Avatar for Polly_Reveur
    Não tenho nem palavras, uma das minhas favoritas
  • Avatar for fostofruktoza
    Tshhhh paaaau
  • Avatar for RAY7654321
    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.
  • Avatar for electrobaboon
    Fantastic bassline
  • Avatar for muerto14
    Oooooooo mother TELL ME MORE
  • Avatar for k_naruchiha94
    Oooooooo mother

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