Seamus Lyrics – Pink Floyd – Meddle
Seamus (Waters, Wright, Mason, Gilmour) 2:15
I was in the kitchen,
Seamus, that’s the dog, was outside.
Well, I was in the kitchen,
Seamus, my old hound, was outside.
Well, the sun sinks slowly
But my old hound just sat right down and cried.
About The Song
“Seamus” is one of the more unusual tracks in Pink Floyd’s discography, taken from their 1971 album “Meddle.” Named after a dog that actually “performed” on the track, this bluesy number is a departure from the band’s typical progressive and psychedelic sound.
“Seamus,” the penultimate track on Pink Floyd’s album “Meddle,” is a distinctive foray into blues, complete with harmonica, laid-back guitar, and the howling of a dog named Seamus. This light-hearted and somewhat impromptu piece is a stark contrast to the band’s usually intricate and conceptual work.
David Gilmour leads the song with bluesy guitar riffs and vocals, while the harmonica adds to the authenticity of the genre. The dog’s howling, which punctuates the music, contributes to the track’s informal and humorous character. “Seamus” is essentially Pink Floyd’s playful homage to the blues, demonstrating their ability to experiment with different sounds and their sense of humor in the process.
Though often regarded as a novelty within Pink Floyd’s catalog, “Seamus” adds a touch of levity to “Meddle,” showcasing the band’s willingness to push their musical boundaries and not take themselves too seriously.
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