The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn
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Song Name: Flaming

Artist: Pink Floyd

Album: The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn, A Nice Pair

Run Time: 2:45

Year: 1967

Track Number: 4

Sung By: Syd Barrett

Written By: Syd Barrett


  • After David Gilmour joined the band, the song remained in the playlist for a short while in 1968.
  • Post-Barrett live incarnations of the song are often mocked by fans; its happy, surreal lyrics were entirely different from anything in Pink Floyd's setlist that year, and the lead vocals were delivered by David Gilmour in an amazingly unenthusiastic voice (video bootlegs of the song in 1968 show Gilmour with an extremely unhappy expression on his face as he sang it). The song opened with a very uncharacteristic slide whistle played by Roger Waters.

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