“Corporal Clegg” is widely considered by Pink Floyd fans as one of their worst songs (well at least until the 1980s).
The first of many numbers in his catalog referring to World War II, Roger Waters told MOJO:
“Corporal Clegg is about my father and his sacrifice in World War II. It’s somewhat sarcastic—the idea of the wooden leg being something you won in the war, like a trophy.”
One Internet wag called the song “the anti-‘Yellow Submarine’.” It even features a kazoos and a penny-whistle. Note that it is Nick Mason who sings most of the lead vocals here.
Never performed live, this appearance was shot in February,1968 for Belgium’s RTB TV. The group is miming to a work-in-progress version of the song that has a different ending from the one found on A Saucerful of Secrets (i.e. it’s lacking the marching band).