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September 15, 2011

Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Lucky Man (1970)

This supergroup, formed in 1969 and usually referred to as ELP, consisted of Keith Emerson (formerly of The Nice), Greg Lake (formerly of King Crimson), and Carl Palmer (formerly of The Crazy World of Arthur Brown). They were almost known as HELP when Jimi Hendrix had interest in joining the band. Unfortunately, Hendrix died 26 days after having planned their first jam session.

This song was written by Greg Lake when he was only 12 years old. It was also one of the first to have a solo done with a Moog synthesizer.

Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Lucky Man

Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Lucky Man (1970)

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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 led

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

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