The Nile Song

The Nile Song
"The Nile Song"
Single by Pink Floyd
from the album Soundtrack from the Film More
B-side "Ibiza Bar"
Released 1969
Format 7"
Recorded March 1969
Genre Psychedelic rock, heavy metal
Length 3:26
Label Columbia Records, Harvest Records
Writer(s) Roger Waters
Producer Pink Floyd
Pink Floyd singles chronology
"Point Me at the Sky"
"The Nile Song"
"One of These Days"
Soundtrack from the Film More track listing
"Cirrus Minor"
"The Nile Song"
"Crying Song"
Relics track listing
"Cirrus Minor"
"The Nile Song"
"Biding My Time

"The Nile Song" is the second song from Pink Floyd's 1969 album, Soundtrack from the Film More.[1][2] Released as a single in 1969, it was written by Roger Waters. The B-side "Ibiza Bar"; also from the album More, reprises a similar theme.[citation needed] Andy Kellman of Allmusic describes "The Nile Song" as "one of the heaviest songs the band recorded".[3] The chord progression gives a strain of modulations, beginning at A, and then rising a whole step with each repeat, cycling through six different keys, returning to the starting point of A, and continuing the pattern as the song fades out.

"The Nile Song" was covered by the Necros, on their 1986 album Tangled Up; by Mary Goes Round, on their 1989 album 70 Suns in the Sky; by Panthers; by Voivod, on their 1993 album, The Outer Limits; and by Dreadnaught, on their 2001 EP One Piece Missing.



  1. ^ Strong, Martin C. (2004). The Great Rock Discography (7th ed.). Edinburgh: Canongate Books. p. 1177. ISBN 1-84195-551-5. 
  2. ^ Mabbett, Andy (1995). The Complete Guide to the Music of Pink Floyd. London: Omnibus Press. ISBN 0-7119-4301-X. 
  3. ^ Relics, Pink Floyd: Review, Allmusic.

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