|Song by Pink Floyd from the album The Piper at the Gates of Dawn|
|Published||Magdalene Music/Essex Music|
|Released||2 November 1967|
|Recorded||19 March 1967 at
Abbey Road Studios
(London, United Kingdom)
|Genre||Psychedelic pop, psychedelic folk|
|Label||Columbia (EMI) (UK)
The song tells the tale of a scarlet tunic wearing gnome named Grimble Gromble. The lyrics ostensibly "came off the top [of Barrett's] head" during his earlier, richly creative period. Reportedly, the song also draws its inspiration from J. R. R. Tolkien's fiction. "The Gnome" was included on the B-side of the US Pink Floyd single "Flaming" (Tower 378), which was never released in the UK.
- Syd Barrett - acoustic guitar, 12-string acoustic guitar, lead vocals
- Roger Waters - bass guitar, backing vocals
- Richard Wright - celesta, vibraphone, backing vocals
- Nick Mason - temple blocks, cymbal
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