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Pink Floyd

Fat Old Sun (12:36)

Inspired by Roger Waters’ childhood reverie ‘Grantchester Meadows’, Gilmour set to work on his own rose-tinted evocation of his early childhood in Cambridge. The church bells of Evensong ease you into this gentle acoustic evocation of youth spent swimming in the river Cam, laying under blue skies and smelling the sweet scent of newly mown grass from youth’s endless summer.

The song also chronicles, as would many of…

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When that fat old sun in the sky is falling
Summer evenin' birds are calling
Summer Sunday and a year
The sound of music in my ears

Pink Floyd - Fat Old Sun Lyrics


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  • Sing to me.... sing to me....
  • So delicate.
  • Gilmour is an absolute monster, but the whole ensemble is perfect.
  • those bells...
  • My favorite Floyd song (alongside Richard Wright's "Remember A Day"). This song always reminds me of summer evenings watching the sun set. Gilmour's greatest guitar solo!
  • Fat Old Gilmour
  • an angel singing.
  • Очень похоже на поздних The Beatles.
  • So beautiful and pure...
  • Beyond-beautiful song. The tremendous solo at the end definitely deserves mention!

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