“Golden Hair” by Syd Barrett (1970)

 

(added 2018: )

‘In ‘Golden Hair’, culled from Chamber Music, a slim verse Joyce wrote in 1907, a troubadour yearns for a Rapunzel locked in a tower. With simple barre chords, Barrett conjured a solemn air akin to a medieval madrigal. Its cadence is pure plainsong, chanted words over bare chords, with the first of his thrilling downward octave leaps at the end.‘

(Syd Barrett and Pink Floyd – Dark Globe by Julian Palacios)
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