1965: Their First Recordings

Very limited edition double EP from the first ever recording sessions with Pink Floyd, which were at the time called "The Tea Set". It was recorded in December 1964 and January 1965. This version was released 27 November 2015 and only a little more than 1000 copies were made.

Vinyl 2x7" single
Label: Parlophone

1. Lucy Leave 2:53
2. Double O Bo 3:25
3. Remember Me 2:45
4. Walk with Me Sydney 3:11
5. Butterfly 2:59
6. I'm a King Bee 3:07

A brief press statement from Pink Floyd confirmed the release which was otherwise very quiet: "“To mark 50 years since the tracks were recorded, Pink Floyd have released a limited edition set of two seven-inch singles containing the band’s first recordings".

The Tea Set:
Syd Barrett – lead vocals, electric guitar
Rado (Bob) Klose – electric guitar
Roger Waters – bass guitar, backing vocals, co-lead vocals on "Walk with Me Sydney"
Richard Wright – keyboards (tracks 3–6)
Nick Mason – drums

Juliette Gale – co-lead vocals on "Walk with Me Sydney"

Andy Jackson – mastering
Ray Staff – mastering
Creative Director, photographer– Aubrey Powell, Hipgnosis
Design – Peter Curzon, StormStudios
Graphics/Light Projection – Peter Wynne-Willson

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Lucy Leave

Pink Floyd 1965

Lyrics/music: Barrett
Vocals by: Barrett

Album releases:
1965 Their First Recordings
The Early Years
Cambridge St/Ation

Also known as LUCY LEE IN BLUE TIGHTS. The recording has also been released together with an italian book from 1996.

Leave, when I ask you to leave Lucy
Please, far away from me Lucy
Oh, go little girl
Seen, is oh so broken up about you, Lucy
Mean, treat me and done me harm, Lucy
Been in love with you and your charms, Lucy
Oh, go little girl
I'm in love with you
Lucy

You got my heart
You got my heart, oh no!
You tear me apart
You just won't let me go
You hold on so tight, so tight I just can't breath
Now Lucy leave
Lucy

Leave, when I ask you to leave little girl
Please, far away from me little girl
Yeah! go little girl
Seen is oh so broken up about you Lucy
Yeah!


Double O bo

Pink Floyd 1965

Lyrics/music: Barrett
Vocals by: Barrett

Album releases:
1965 Their First Recordings
The Early Years
Cambridge St/Ation

Syd Barrett made this song a reference to Bo Diddley and James Bond 007.

Bo Diddley was a private eye
Hand was fast and his I.Q. high
D.A. said "Double O, you won't last
Slow down boy, you living too fast"

Well, Double O had a Cadillac
Machine guns and a bullet-proof back
Engine taken from a 707
Sounds like a sure way to get into heaven

In his pocket, 5 pounds of lead
To keep Bo Diddley from getting dead
Another thing helped Bo keeping alive
Was a snub-nosed, Smith And Wesson, Colt 45

Well, Bo drank gallons of rye and bourbon
Martini's dry, and you better serve them
Martini so dry, the shaker burst
Bo keeled on his side and died of thirst

 


Remember me

Pink Floyd 1965

Lyrics/music: Barrett
Vocals by: Barrett

Album releases:
1965 Their First Recordings
The Early Years
Cambridge St/Ation

Remember me (aaaaah-ha)
I've been here before
Remember me (aaaaah-ha)
I've been here before
Can't you see
I'm gonna stick around some more

Can't you see (aaaaah-ha)
I want some love from you
Can't you see (aaaaah-ha)
I want some love from you
Don't go away now
I've got something to give to you

I'll try to be (aaaaa-ha)
As good as gold to you
Try to be (aaaaa-ha)
As good as gold to you
But don't blame me, girl
If I'm far from cold to you

Remember me (aaaaa-ha)
I've been here before
Remember me (aaaaa-ha)
I've been here before
Don't go away now
Come and stick around some more
Yeah


Walk with me Sydney

Pink Floyd 1965

Lyrics/music: Waters
Vocals by Waters and Juliette Gale

Album releases:
1965 Their First Recordings
The Early Years
Cambridge St/Ation

Juliette Gale who is featured as vocalist, later married Richard Wright.

Oh oh oh walk with me, Sydney
I'd love to, love to, love to, baby you know

Oh oh oh walk with me, Sydney
I'd love to, love to, love to, love to

Walk with me, Sydney, it's a dark night
Come on, come on, hold me tight
Well, I'd love to, love to, love to

But I got flat feet, fallen arches
Baggy knees and a broken frame
Meningitis, peritonitis
Dt's and a washed-up brain

Oh oh oh roll with me, Sydney
I'd love to, love to, love to, baby you know

Oh oh oh roll with me, Sydney
I'd love to, love to, love to, love to

Roll with me, Sydney, it's a dark night
Hold me, hold me, hold me tight
Well, I'd love to, love to, love to

But I got flat feet, fallen arches
Baggy knees and a broken frame
Meningitis, peritonitis
Dt's and a washed-up brain

Oh oh oh walk with me, Sydney
I'd love to, love to, love to, baby you know

Oh oh oh walk with me, Sydney
I'd love to, love to, love to, love to

Walk with me, Sydney, it's a dark night
Come on, come on, hold me tight
Well, I'd love to, love to, love to

But I got flat feet, fallen arches
Baggy knees and a broken frame
Meningitis, peritonitis
Dt's and a washed-up brain


Butterfly

Pink Floyd 1965

Lyrics/music: Barrett
Vocals by: Barrett

Album releases:
1965 Their First Recordings
The Early Years
Cambridge St/Ation

Listen, all you girlies
Even though I haven't met you
Gonna catch you soon
In my butterfly net
You'd better watch out

Sometimes when I watch you
I stretch out my hand to touch you
'Cause it drives me wild
To see you flutter by
You butterfly

I won't squeeze you dead
Aiming through your head
I just want your love

I won't write your name
In Latin in the rain
'Cause raining it's a shame

Listen, all you girlies
Even though I haven't met you
Gonna catch you soon
In my butterfly net
You'd better watch out


I'm a king bee

Lyrics/music: Slim Harpo
Vocals by: Barrett

Album releases:
1965 Their First Recordings
The Early Years
Cambridge St/Ation

I'm a King Bee is a classic blues song by Slim Harpo (1957). The song was regular part of the pre-Pink Floyd repertoire.