1967: The Year in Rock and Pop Music by BoyerA

Question 16

What LYRICIST wrote about a clock whose hands “will devour both themselves and also any fool who dares to tell the time”, “the mermaid that took Neptune for a ride” and a man with a death mask face, silver shield and rusty scabbard? (All three songs were Top 40 hits; two charted in 1967 and a live version of the third, which originally appeared on a 1967 studio album, charted in 1972.)

KEITH REID [Procol Harum]