The author of the song has denied the connection. I’m not sure I believe him.
(A performance from PH as geezers, which points up the classical references in the song, one of the seminal influences of rock music on my youth. A youth in which rock music wasn’t much of a seminal influence, but there are some things that are unavoidable (“and the truth is plain to see”), and perhaps this was one….)
For purists, here’s a performance from the ’60s: