" is the title of the third track on Meddle
by Pink Floyd
The song's slow tempo and mellow acoustic
sound bear similarities to some of the other tracks on the first side of the album. David Gilmour
and Roger Waters
composed the song on guitar using an open tuning
in G major. Waters plays the acoustic guitar parts on the studio recording, despite his job as the band's usual bassist
Near the beginning and at the end of the song, a field recording
of fans in Liverpool's Kop
singing "You'll Never Walk Alone
" is superimposed over the music. This Rodgers and Hammerstein
song became the anthem of Liverpool F.C.
after Gerry & The Pacemakers
had a number-one hit with their recording. Roger Waters is in fact a staunch supporter of Arsenal F.C.
, Interviewed on BBC Radio 4's Desert Island Discs
29 May 2011.
The song is almost regarded as an underground hit for Pink Floyd, although it was not released as a single in the UK or played live by the band. Its title is derived from a football slang
term for "awesome", which became a cliché
among the band's touring party.