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He had white horses
And ladies by the score
All dressed in satin
And waiting by the door

Ooooh, what a lucky man he was
Ooooh, what a lucky man he was

White lace and feathers
They made up his bed
A gold covered mattress
On which he was laid

Ooooh, what a lucky man he was
Ooooh, what a lucky man he was

He went to fight wars
For his country and his king
Of his honor and his glory
The people would sing

Ooooh, what a lucky man he was
Ooooh, what a lucky man he was

A bullet had found him
His blood ran as he cried
No money could save him
So he laid down and he died

Ooooh, what a lucky man he was
Ooooh, what a lucky man he was



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    UnregisteredDec 28, 2013 at 2:22 pm
    This song has a very personal meaning for me whenever I lose someone to a breakup I hear this either on the radio or playing in my head. It's strange, but it's like the universe or angels are consoling me and saying how lucky this man was to have me and this helps me through my heartbreak.

    It's a very kind and gentle way of saying, he had such good things with you and now he (or the relationship has died) but what a lucky man he was it helps a bit but sometimes I hear it even before I know it's over; like a foreshadowing of what is to come. Sad and bittersweet it helps a little :) but we were both lucky!
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    UnregisteredDec 1, 2011 at 9:14 pm
    Sounds to me like this song is about jay gatsby from the great gatsby. It may just be because i'm reading it right now in school, but parts of it definitely sound like they're about his character.

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