Emerson, Lake & Palmer - "Lucky Man"





Emerson, Lake & Palmer (ELP) were an English progressive rock supergroup formed in London in 1970. The band consisted of keyboardist Keith Emerson; singer, bassist, guitarist and producer Greg Lake; and drummer and percussionist Carl Palmer.


They were one of the most popular and commercially successful progressive rock bands in the 1970s, with a musical sound including adaptations of classical music with jazz and symphonic rock elements, dominated by Emerson's flamboyant use of the Hammond organ, Moog synthesizer, and piano (although Lake wrote several acoustic songs for the group).


"Lucky Man" is a song by the English progressive rock supergroup Emerson, Lake & Palmer, from the group's 1970 self-titled debut album. Written by Greg Lake when he was 12 years old and recorded by the trio using improvised arrangements, the song contains one of rock music's earliest instances of a Moog synthesizer solo.





Lyrics


He had white horses

And ladies by the score

All dressed in satin

And waiting by the door


Ooh, what a lucky man he was

Ooh, what a lucky man he was


White lace and feathers

They made up his bed

A gold covered mattress

On which he was laid


Ooh, what a lucky man he was

Ooh, what a lucky man he was


He went to fight wars

For his country and his king

Of his honor and his glory

The people would sing


Ooh, what a lucky man he was

Ooh, what a lucky man he was


A bullet had found him

His blood ran as he cried

No money could save him

So he laid down and he died


Ooh, what a lucky man he was

Ooh, what a lucky man he was



Songwriters: Gregory Lake

Lucky Man lyrics © BMG Rights Management





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