Corporal Clegg Lyrics – Pink Floyd – Saucerful of Secrets

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Corporal Clegg
(Waters) 4:12

Corporal Clegg had a wooden leg
He won it in the war, in 1944.
Corporal Clegg had a medal too
In orange, red, and blue
He found it in the zoo.
Dear, dear were they really sad for me?
Dear, dear will they really laugh at me?
Mrs. Clegg, you must be proud of him.
Mrs. Clegg, another drop of gin.
Corporal Clegg umbrella in the rain
He’s never been the same
No one is to blame
Corporal Clegg received his medal in a dream
From Her Majesty the queen
His boots were very clean.
Mrs. Clegg, you must be proud of him
Mrs. Clegg, another drop of gin.

01. Let There Be More Light
02. Remember A Day
03. Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun
04. Corporal Clegg
05. A Saucerful Of Secrets
06. See Saw
07. Jugband Blues

About the Song

“Corporal Clegg” is a song by the English rock band Pink Floyd, released on their 1968 album “A Saucerful of Secrets”. The song was written by the band’s bassist, Roger Waters.

The lyrics of “Corporal Clegg” explore the aftermath of war and the effects it has on those who serve in the military. The song tells the story of Corporal Clegg, a veteran who has returned home from battle with a missing leg, and who is now forced to live in a world that he no longer feels a part of. The song also touches on the themes of loss and memory, and questions the purpose of war and the sacrifice of those who serve.

Musically, “Corporal Clegg” features a mix of psychedelic and folk influences, with acoustic guitars and a strong, driving rhythm. The song also features a distinctive kazoo solo, played by the band’s keyboardist, Richard Wright. The kazoo solo gives the song a unique and quirky character, and is one of the most memorable moments of the track.

“Corporal Clegg” is not one of Pink Floyd’s most well-known songs, but it is still regarded as a strong and interesting piece of the band’s early catalogue. The song’s powerful lyrics and unique instrumentation make it a notable example of Pink Floyd’s innovative and thought-provoking approach to music.

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