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A Saucerful Of Secrets (Song)

Song Name: Corporal Clegg

Artist: Pink Floyd

Album: A Saucerful Of Secrets, A Nice Pair, Shine On

Run Time: 4:12

Year: 1968

Track Number: 4

Sung By: David Gilmour, Nick Mason

Written By: Roger Waters


  • This song also marks the vocal debut of drummer Nick Mason (in addition to speaking the line 'All right men, in you go!' Nick sang the 'He won it in the war...', 'in orange red and blue...', 'he's never been the same...' and 'from her majesty the queen...' lyrics); this was confirmed on the US rock radio program Rockline in 1992. David Gilmour also plays the kazoo on this song. The inventor of the kazoo was named Thaddeus von Clegg, which is perhaps why they chose to name the title character Clegg.
  • The song is about a soldier who lost his leg in World War II, and his apparently alcoholic wife. It is the first mention of war in a Pink Floyd song, something that would become a common theme in Roger Waters' lyrics, Roger having lost his father Eric in World War II.
  • The only other released Pink Floyd song that Nick Mason performed a lead vocal on was One of These Days.

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