Homburg entered the Kent charts on 6 October 1967 and peaked at #5. It was the #51 song on the Top 100 of 1967.
Keith Reid’s ‘Homburg’ lyrics contain the same surreal, dream-like imagery and feelings of resignation and futility as in the debut single ‘A Whiter Shade of Pale’. The music also features Matthew Fisher’s rich and deep Hammond organ, but the piano and guitar have bigger places in the overall sound.
The word Homburg refers to the famous Homburg hat, manufactured in Bad Homburg in Germany.
Read more: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homburg_(song)
The words to this song were written by lyricist Keith Reid and the music by lead singer Gary Brooker. In a radio interview with DJ Harry Harrison, Brooker said the words came from Reid’s experiences and only he knows what they mean. However he didn’t think they meant anything literally. Instead if you take each line the way the words are used, they create little feelings, little moods.
Read more: www.songfacts.com/facts/procol-harum/homburg
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