What does the Pict say in 'Several Species....'?
Reprinted from the Echoes FAQ
As to what's being said, that's hard to say. But I think it's been accepted that it's somebody (probably Waters) imitating a Scottish accent. The following is an interpretations by Brian Tompsett
Aye an' a bit of Mackeral settler rack and ruin
Another note :
Ran it doon by the haim, 'ma place
Well I slapped me and I slapped it doon in the side
And I cried, cried, cried.
The fear a fallen down taken never back the raize
And then Craig Marion, get out wi' ye Claymore out mi pocket
A' ran doon, doon the middin stain
Picking the fiery horde that was fallen around ma feet.
Never he cried, never shall it ye get me alive
Ye rotten hound of the burnie crew.
Well I snatched fer the blade O my Claymore
Cut and thrust and I fell doon before him round his feet.
A roar he cried
Frae the bottom of his heart that I would nay fall but as dead,
Dead as 'a can be by his feet; de ya ken?
...and the wind cried back.
Regarding Several Species...the most recent edition of the Amazing
Pudding has a short piece on that. Waters does most of it but if you
have one of those old record players that can do 16rpm you can hear
Gilmour in the middle somewhere ["This is pretty avant-garde isn't
it..."] and if you speed it up to 78rpm you can hear "bring back my
guitar." Ron Geesin isn't on the track although he parodied it on a
track called 'To Roger Waters, Where-ever you are.'