Down In The Cockpit

(Partridge)

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English Settlement

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Lyrics
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Recordings

  1. Album version, 5'35.
    Released on English Settlement.
    andy-lead and backing vocals, electric guitars, prophet V, mini-Korg
    colin-fretless bass
    dave-electric guitars
    terry-drums, backing vocals


Art

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Lyrics

d o w n   i n   t h e   c o c k p i t
  mmm   mmm
 mm mm mm mm an acting like a farmer and        he's treated the
mm   mm   mm woman like a poor cow           we got to treat you
mm   mm   mm better from now,         but man is just a baby and
 mm  mm  mm he's needing your milk of kindness.   I vow to drink
as much  as  you will allow. all  the  way through  history  man
machine, no  mystery,  all the way  through   history  girl have
the brain  to act  like  the weaker  sex.  down in  the  cockpit
man need the woman to pull  him right  out  of  it  down in  the
cockpit  man  need  the  woman to  pull   him  right out  of  it
queen  wants the castle  back  from the  rascal queen  wants the
castle.  the  girl tribe are  growing up and  filling the  world
full  with a new  soul  to get so far  they   payed a high  toll.
try  not to  make   the same   mistakes   as man  has  done,  or
you'll fall  in that hole and you will see us changing our  role.
all the  way through  history  man machine no  mystery.  all the
way through history girl have the  brain to act  like the weaker
sex. down  in the  cockpit  man   need  the  woman to  pull  him
right   out of it   down  in the    cockpit man  need the  woman
to pull  him right   out  of  it. queen   wants the  castle back
from the rascal queen wants the castle.

andy- lead and backing vocals, electric guitars, prophet V, mini-
Korg          colin-fretless   bass     dave-electric    guitars
terry-drums, backing vocals             composed by a. partridge

© 1982 Virgin Music (Publishers) Ltd.
[Thanks to Gary Jedlicka]


Chords and Tablature

Date: Thu, 15 Aug 2013 10:24:10 -0700 (PDT)
From: Jay Glacy «jay (at) glacy dot net»
Subject: Thought You Might Be Interested
Message-ID: «1376587450.52401.YahooMailNeo (at) web164004 dot mail dot gq1 dot yahoo dot com»

I did arrangements of two XTC tunes that I thought you and the greater community might appreciate. Here are the links:

http://www.noteflight.com/scores/view/c552ccc3b77d7dd29c8637361a6330e788b3b07a

http://www.noteflight.com/scores/view/e6bc4601a8f3cd0f5b9a033e242aba8266630e82

Getting the drum parts right was a special challenge. Let me know what you think. Jay Glacy.


Date: Tue, 13 Dec 2005 17:09:52 +0100
From: Jordi Ibáñez Llauradó <lohagoporelmessenger (at) hotmail dot com>
Subject: xtc songs
Message-ID: <BAY113-F11D978375E7EAC7A754B66DA390 (at) phx dot gbl>


OK, my first posting. please be gentle. i just want to say that
that's been done with no keyboard or organ at hand, so i can't
be more precise about the chords. that's why here you'll only
find the basic chords: it's up to you, people that can write,
read and dissect chords, to finish this work. so here it goes,
all the songs in the XTC catalogue that hadn't been tabbed in
this great site, from "black sea" to "nonsuch". you won't find
anything from "mummer" because the whole album has already been
"chorded" in this site.

don't expect any riffs or arpeggios, BTW. that's as far as my
skills go...

maybe i should be ashamed to post something like this (so
incomplete, wrong and childish) but it's just for the sake of
people who just want to strum XTC songs and sing and don't care
much if this is a sus4, added or other bollocks chord (and i must
point that i am one of those who really care, so i'm willing to
read all kinds of comments and corrections). please, john relph,
erase every transcription of mine as soon as a proper tab of each
song made by any other XTC fan who's more trained on guitar than me
comes to your mail.

songs like "the somnambulist" or "seagulls..." were meant to be
played on keyboards and sound terrible on guitar. beware!


DOWN IN THE COCKPIT
intro: B7
verse: F#m-E
bridge ("all the way..."): C-F-G-Bb
chorus: B-E-B-A

--
hope that will be useful for somebody.
merry Xmas!
feedback welcome at jordiibanez (at) mixmail dot com
                 or lohagoporelmessenger (at) hotmail dot com

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