Great Fire

(Partridge)

#\#i#/#Great Fire#\#/i#/# single front cover

Great Fire single front cover

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

  1. Single version, 3'50.
    Recorded and mixed at Odyssey Studios, London.
    Produced by Bob Sargeant.
    Engineered by Mark Dearnley.
    Released on 22 April 1983 as a single in the U.K.
    Gavin Wright and Nigel Warren-Green / strings

    Colin: “We're really off the pace around this time. . .” Andy: “Up against the old Casio troops. . .” Dave: “Bob was drafted in for this because he'd just had a hit with Haircut 100.” Andy: “I got to play the sax. . .”
  2. Demo version.
    Released on 7 July 2003 on Fuzzy Warbles Volume Three in the U.K.

    Andy: “From the sublime to the sublemon. This hastily knocked up recording from '83 finds me wrestling with alto sax, faulty guitar and pyrex bowl. I appear to be losing the contest.”

Art

#\#i#/#Great Fire#\#/i#/# 7-inch single with plastic bag outer sleeve

Great Fire 7-inch single with plastic bag outer sleeve

trade advertisement for the #\#i#/#Great Fire#\#/i#/# single, 1983

trade advertisement for the Great Fire single, 1983

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Lyrics

Great fire burning
You supplied the spark
Fires burning spreading through the ark
Animals are panicking
I'm animal and panicking

Your glance a match on the tinderwood
You never spoke but I understood
Bring water
Eyes bring water

Great fire burning through
Great fire burning through my house
Great fire burning through my house and heart

Great fire burning
All because of you
Fires burning spreading through the zoo
Animals are panicking
I'm animal and panicking

No round of drinks can extinguish this
Feeling of love and engulfing bliss
Bring water
Eyes bring water

Great fire burning through
Great fire burning through my house
Great fire burning through my house and heart

I've been in love before
But it's never been as hot as this
Smoke curling round the door
Memories of old loves crack and blister
Mister fireman bet you couldn't put me out if you tried

Your glance a match on the tinderwood
You never spoke but I understood
Bring water
Eyes bring water

Great fire burning
Great fire burning through
Great fire burning through my house
Great fire burning through my house and
Great fire burning through
Great fire burning through my house
Great fire burning through my house and

© 1983 Virgin Music (Publishers) Ltd.


Chords and Tablature

Date: Fri, 26 Jul 1996 18:21:55 -0400
From: Kevin Brunkhorst <KB305 (at) aol dot com>
Subject: here's Mummer, plus some B-sides
Message-ID: <960726182155_246529032 (at) emout08 dot mail dot aol dot com>

Get your guitar, cue up the CD.
Proud to be on the website, looks good there.
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Great Fire

Am x06444  F/Am x06454  Am    (repeat this riff as Am)
Great fire burn         ing
You supplied the spark
Fires burning spreading through the ark
Animals are panicking
I'm animal and panicking

Bb   F/A      C            G
Your glance a match on the tinderwood
Bb  F/A   C           G
You never spoke but I understood
F
Bring water
Ab
Eyes bring water

Chorus:
A     E/G#         A/C#    Bm
Great fire burning through
Great fire burning through my house
A     E/G#         A/C#                 Am
Great fire burning through my house and heart

Great fire burning
All because of you
Fires burning spreading through the zoo
Animals are panicking
I'm animal and panicking

No round of drinks can extinguish this
Feeling of love and engulfing bliss
Bring water
Eyes bring water

Chorus

Gm                Gm maj7
I've been in love before
Gm7            Gm6
But it's never been as hot as this
Gm                      Gm maj7
Smoke curling round the door
Gm7         C9                  Ebmaj7
Memories of old loves crack and blister
                                                  Am
Mister fireman bet you couldn't put me out if you tried

Your glance a match on the tinderwood
You never spoke but I understood
Bring water
Eyes bring water

Chorus
A     E/G#
Great fire burning
Bb    F/A
Great fire burning
B     F#/A#        B/D#       C#m
Great fire burning through
Great fire burning through my house
Great fire burning through my house and heart

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