Garden of Earthly Delights

(Partridge)

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Oranges & Lemons

Recordings
XTCfans interview with Andy Partridge
Art
Lyrics
Chords and Tablature
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Recordings

  1. Album version, 5'02.
    Released on Oranges & Lemons.

    Andy: “Here I'm introducing children to the world: ‘This is your playpen. Enjoy the place. Come and be responsible and do great things in life.’ It's very optimistic and hopeful and a nice fanfare to open the album with.”
  2. BBC version, 4'25.
    Recorded 16 March 1989 at BBC Studios.
    Produced by Peter Watts. Engineered by Ted De Bono and Tim Durham.
    First broadcast 11 June 1989 on the Andy Kershaw Show.
    Released on 16 November 1998 on Transistor Blast in the U.K.

  3. 2015 stereo mix.
    Mixed and produced by Steven Wilson from the original multi-track tapes.
    Released on the CD/Blu-ray reissue of Oranges & Lemons on 30 October 2015 in the U.K.
  4. 2015 5.1 mix.
    Mixed and produced by Steven Wilson from the original multi-track tapes.
    Released on the Blu-ray reissue of Oranges & Lemons on 30 October 2015 in the U.K.
  5. 2015 instrumental mix.
    Mixed and produced by Steven Wilson from the original multi-track tapes.
    Released on the Blu-ray reissue of Oranges & Lemons on 30 October 2015 in the U.K.
  6. Work tape/demo version.
    Released on the Blu-ray reissue of Oranges & Lemons on 30 October 2015 in the U.K.

Art

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Lyrics

  Kid, stay and snip your cord off, talk and let your mind loose, can't all think like Chekov but you'll be O.K. Kid is this your first time here? Some can't stand the beauty, so they cut off one ear, but you'll be O.K.
  Welcome to the garden of earthly delights. Welcome to a billion Arabian nights. This is your life and you do what you want to do, this is your life and you spend it all. This is your life and you do what you want to do, just don't hurt nobody, and the big reward's here, in the garden of earthly delights.
  Kid, pick up with another, some will even drop you, but hearts are built like rubber, so you'll be alright. Kid, swallow but believe us, you won't die of boredom, should you have to leave us, it'll be alright.
  Welcome to the garden of earthly delights. Welcome to a billion Arabian nights. This is your life and you be what you want to be, this is your life and you try it all. This is your life and you be what you want to be, just don't hurt nobody, 'less of course they ask you, in the garden of earthly delights.
  Welcome to the garden of earthly delights. Welcome to a billion Arabian nights. This is your life and you do what you want to do, this is your life and you spend it all. This is your life and you do what you want to do, just don't hurt nobody.
  Welcome to the garden of earthly delights. Welcome to a billion Arabian nights.
  Welcome to the garden of earthly delights. Welcome to a billion Arabian nights. This is your life and you be what you want to be, this is your life and you try it all. This is your life and you be what you want to be, just don't hurt nobody, 'less of course they ask you, in the garden of earthly delights.

© 1989 Virgin Music (Publishers) Ltd.


Chords and Tablature

Date: Sat, 24 Sep 2016 16:04:33 -0400
From: "J. D. Mack" <jdmack01 (at) verizon dot net>
Subject: Something for the Chalkhills website
Message-id: <6a2b0d1f-9508-602f-eb91-c715a1d83220 (at) verizon dot net>

Attached is a labor of love I've been working on for the past few weeks. It is bass guitar transcriptions for all of the songs on "Oranges and Lemons" - both notation and tab.

Thanks!

J. D.


Date: Fri, 27 Mar 2015 22:31:34 +0000
From: Paul Ferguson <paul (at) tigerlight430 dot co dot uk>
Subject: Garden of Earthly Delights - guitar solo
Message-Id: <0F03B2D4-0787-4089-8654-21B67753A470 (at) tigerlight430 dot co dot uk>

Hi John,

I've been tangled up in Andy's elasticated wirework for the past few days - and this guitar solo fell out! Tumbling by in a busy sort of way, it weaves freely in and out of the accepted meter in places - definitely a Partridge trademark. I see this as descended from the solo from 25 O'Clock in places especially those insistent repetitions towards the end.

Regards
Paul

tab
Date: Sun, 17 Aug 2008 20:36:41 -0700 (PDT)
From: Paul Kuzmanovski <paulkuzman (at) yahoo dot com>
Subject: Here is....
Message-ID: <289734.6828.qm (at) web65402 dot mail dot ac4 dot yahoo dot com>
[bass tab for] Garden of Earthly Delights.

Date: Tue, 03 Jul 2001 14:15:50 -0500
From: "Patrick Swanson" <garthhudson (at) hotmail dot com>
Subject: Chords For "Garden Of Earthly Delights"
Message-ID: <F153KKQpQq5pneeFUtL00012df1 (at) hotmail dot com>


XTC-
"Garden Of Earthly Delights"
Written by Andy Partrige.
On the album "Oranges And Lemons"(1989)

This song was quite difficult to figure out since there is so much going on,
and since I'm not very good at figuring out chords. But, this is a great
song and these simple chords will hopefully make you smarter ones out there
figure out whats really going down.

Verse:
N.C.(Its mainly in D with Colin's bass descending in half steps)

Kid-Stay and snap your cord off, talk and let your mind loose
Can't all think like Chekov but you'll be okay
Kid-Is your first time here? Some can't stand the beauty
So they cut of one ear but you'll be okay

Chorus:

Bb             F6/Bb             Gm7/Bb   F6/Bb
Welcome to the garden of earthly delights,
Bb           F6/Bb           Gm7/Bb      F6/Bb
Welcome to a billion arabian nights.
Ebmaj9                            Bb                        Ebmaj9
This is your life and you do what you want to do, this is is your life
                 Bb           Ebmaj9                    Bb
and you spend it all. This is your life and you do what you want to do,
          Ab#4                  G
Just don't hurt nobody, and the big rewards here-
N.C.(Just play up the D major scale and go back to the beginning)
In the garden of earthly delights.

Thats basically it! Hope I got you real musicians out there going, and
hopefully your changing my work!

William Swanson-garthhudson (at) hotmail dot com
XTC and the Chalkhills site rule

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