Culture, Music

As the Miller Told His Tale: From Chaucer to Procol Harum

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:

1 thought on “As the Miller Told His Tale: From Chaucer to Procol Harum”

  1. “The author of the song has denied the connection. I’m not sure I believe him.”

    That’s probably wise, given that at least up until the late twentieth-century, one could rely on a certain common background and cultural shorthand for such things. If, at some point, it became fashionable to deny it, well then…

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