Then She Appeared

(Partridge)

“Then She Appeared” vignette from #\#i#/#Nonsvch#\#/i#/# Recordings
XTCfans interview with Andy Partridge
Art
Lyrics
Chords and Tablature
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Recordings

  1. Album version, 3'52.
    Released on Nonsvch.
    Dave Gregory - Electric 6- & 12-string guitars & synthesizer
    Dave Mattacks - Drums, percussion & sitar sample
    Andy Partridge - Vocals, electric guitars & percussion
    Colin Moulding - Bass guitar
    Andy: “A slice of whimsy and a chance to mention Fox Talbot. You don't hear many pop songs invoke the name of one of the founders of photography.”
    Andy: “. . . another one which I claimed was by a group called The Golden, and that was called ‘Then She Appeared’. . . . I've since played ‘Then She Appeared’ to Gus Dudgeon, because he's a Dukes fan, and he said, ‘God, you should do that seriously!’ So I'm now at the dilemma where, do I rewrite these ludicrous forgery lyrics to be more personal or do we just do it as a copy of The Dukes? So I've got myself into a real fifth dimension of a dilemma here.”
  2. Demo version.
    Performed by The Golden.
    Released on 2 December 2002 on Fuzzy Warbles Volume Two in the U.K.
    Also released on the Blu-ray reissue of Nonsuch on 4 November 2013 in the U.K.
    Andy: “A gloriously colourful glossy magazine, called Strange Things Are Happening, interviewed us about the whole Dukes thing in the 80's, but in August 1990, myself and Happenings' Phil Smee, cooked up a scheme. I would record two songs that the magazine would claim came from 67/68 (by two different bands). A double ‘A’ side flexi disc sporting both tunes would then be given away with a forthcoming issue. This track was to have been by a foppish bunch called ‘The Golden’ [see also ‘It's Snowing Angels’ by Choc Cigar Chief Champion]. Forgery can be fun.”
  3. 2013 stereo mix.
    Mixed and produced by Steven Wilson from the original multi-track tapes.
    Released on the DVD and Blu-ray reissue of Nonsuch on 4 November 2013 in the U.K.
  4. 2013 5.1 mix.
    Mixed and produced by Steven Wilson from the original multi-track tapes.
    Released on the DVD and Blu-ray reissue of Nonsuch on 4 November 2013 in the U.K.
  5. 2013 instrumental mix.
    Mixed and produced by Steven Wilson from the original multi-track tapes.
    Released on the Blu-ray reissue of Nonsuch on 4 November 2013 in the U.K.

[Thanks to R. Stevie Moore]


Art

“Then She Appeared” vignette from #\#i#/#Nonsvch#\#/i#/#

“Then She Appeared” vignette from Nonsvch

André de Koning, 12/21/95

André de Koning, 12/21/95

Nishimatu Nisei, 08/96

Nishimatu Nisei, 08/96

Melani Fox, 04/06/96

Melani Fox, 04/06/96

   

Lyrics

Demo version:

Then she appeared
Like a note struck from the Liberty Bell
Then she appeared
Like a wish from out of somebody's well
I was a little frightened
Looking with my senses heightened
Cherubim cheered
Then she appeared

And the sun which normally hung
In the clearest summer sky
Suddenly just changed address
And shone from her blue eyes

When she appeared
With a smiling lamb that sat on her lap
When she appeared
With a moa feather stuck in her cap
I was a little dazzled
melting with my senses frazzled
know it sounds weird
then she appeared

Chorus

Then she appeared
Then she appeared

[transcribed by Jim Masterson and Pete McCluskey]

Album version:

Then she appeared, apple venus on a half open shell
Then she appeared, the first photograph on Fox Talbots gel
I was a little frightened
Flying with my senses heightened
Cherubim cheered
Then she appeared
Then she appeared, as the giggling crew of Marie Celeste
Then she appeared, pale Atlantis rising out of the west
I was a little dazzled
Catherine wheeled and senses frazzled
Know it sounds weird
Then she appeared
And the sun which formerly shone
In the clearest summer sky
Suddenly just changed address
Now shines from her blue eyes
Then she appeared, brittle shooting star that dropped in my lap
Then she appeared, dressed in tricolour and phrygian cap
I was a little troubled
Hookah with my senses bubbled
All Edward leared
Then she appeared
And the moon which formerly shone
On the marbled midnight mile
Suddenly just packed its bags
Now shines from her bright smile
Then she appeared
Out of nowhere

© 1992 Virgin Music (Publishers) Ltd.


Chords and Tablature

Date: October 31, 2001
From: poulj000 (at) mogli dot zdv dot Uni-Mainz dot DE (James Poulakos)
Subject: TAB: "Then She Appeared" (XTC)

This TAB transcription was created using TAB MASTER version 1.0
If you enjoy using this program, please consider telling the author
about it: Ofir Zwebner, e-mail: ofirz1 (at) ccsg dot tau dot ac dot il
                    snail-mail: Ehoud 10, Tel Aviv, 69936, Israel

This program is freeware, but it took me some work to make it, so
your financial contribution is welcome.

Tab to XTC's "Then She Appeared," as clumsily arranged by James Poulakos
for solo guitar performance. See lyrics below.

  [repeat X 4 for each bar] 1 bar intro, then 8 bars per verse,
e:-------5--------5--------5-|--------------------------------|
B:----3--------0--------2----|--------------------------------|
G:-2--------2----------------|--etc....-----------------------|
D:---------------------------|--------------------------------|
A:---------------------------|--------------------------------|
E:---------------------------|--------------------------------|
  Then she appeared...               Apple Venus on a

   but on last bar:....]
e:-----------------|--------5-----------5---------|
B:-----------------|-----3----------0------2---0--|
G:--etc.....-------|-2----------2-----------------|
D:-----------------|------------------------------|
A:-----------------|------------------------------|
E:-----------------|------------------------------|
  half-open shell         ...I      was    a...

   [Bbdimadd9-thingy chord?]
   [2 bars of straight 8th note riddim]
e:-r(3)--------------------------------|
B:-r(3)--------------------------------|
G:-r(3)--------------------------------|
D:-r(2)--------------------------------|
A:-r(1)--------------------------------|
E:-------------------------------------|
    little frightened,

   [G]  [D/F#]  [Em]      [A]
   [open 8th note strums]
e:-------------|-----------------|
B:-------------|-----------------|
G:-------------|-----------------|
D:-------------|-----------------|
A:-------------|-----------------|
E:-------------|-----------------|
  Flying w/my   senses heightened

  [4 more bars of verse pattern]
e:--------5-----------5-------5-|
B:----3-----------0-------2-----|
G:2-----------2-----------------|
D:------------------------------|  etc.
A:------------------------------|
E:------------------------------|
   Cherubim cheered...             Then she appeared!

  [D]
  [ 1-bar transition to chorus]
e:--------------|
B:--------------|
G:--------------|
D:----0---------|
A:--------4---2-|
E:--------------|

  [A]
  [chorus]
e:---------|--------------------------------------------------------------|
B:---------|-------4---------------4---------------4---------------4------|
G:---------|---4-------4-------4-------4-------4-------4-------4-------4--|
D:---------|--------------------------------------------------------------|
A:---------|2--------------0----------------------------------------------|
E:---------|-------------------------------4---------------2--------------|
[blahblah]...clearest      summer          skyiyiy....

  [E]             [Esus4][E]         [Asus4] [A] [Asus2] [A]

e:----------------------------------|-----------------------|
B:----------------------------------|-----------------------|
G:----------------------------------|-----------------------|
D:----------------------------------|-----------------------|
A:----------------------------------|-----------------------|
E:----------------------------------|-----------------------|
  suddenly just changed address, now  shines from her blue

  [then 2 bars of verse pattern before next verse]
e:-------------------------------------------------|
B:-------------------------------------------------|
G:-------------------------------------------------|
D:-------------------------------------------------|
A:-------------------------------------------------|
E:-------------------------------------------------|
   eyes.....

Verse 1:
Then she appeared, Apple Venus on a half-open shell,
Then she appeared, the first photograph on Fox Talbot's gel,
I was a... little frightened, flying with my senses heightened
Cherubim cheered... Then she appeared!

Verse 2:
Then she appeared, as the giggling crew of _Mary Celeste_,
Then she appeared, pale Atlantis rising out of the West,
I was a... little dazzled, catherine-wheeled and senses frazzled
All Edward Leared... Then she appeared!

Chorus 1:
And the Sun which formerly shone in the clearest summer sky,
Suddenly just changed address, now shines from her blue eyes...

Verse 3:
Then she appeared, brittle shooting star that fell in my lap,
Then she appeared, dressed in tricolour & Phrygian cap,
I was a... little troubled, hookah with my senses bubbled,
Know it sounds weird, but she appeared!

Chorus 2:
And the Moon which formerly rode on the marbled midnight mile,
Suddenly just packed its bags, now shines from her bright smile...

Fade out repeats "Then she appeared..." cascaded with "Out of nowhere..."

Hope this isn't too sloppy, and that XTC fans enjoy it. Come on, fans,
I know XTC is hard as hell to tab but please, join in & add something....

Date: Mon, 11 May 92 13:34:22 -0400
From: dschmidt (at) athena dot mit dot edu
Subject: Re: Peter Pumpkinhead chords


* Then She Appeared

verses:
D   G A  8x
A#dim    G D/F# Em A

Disclaimer: I've only listened to the album a few times and I haven't
actually tried any of these on my guitar yet.  Use at your own risk.
I'll try to figure out some of them for real, and maybe even bother
with the bridges!

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