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Heavy Horses


by Jethro Tull. Buy album CD: 25th Anniversary Box Set


Iron-clad feather-feet pounding the dust
An October's day, towards evening
Sweat embossed veins standing proud to the plough
Salt on a deep chest seasoning
Last of the line at an honest day's toil
Turning the deep sod under
Flint at the fetlock, chasing the bone
Flies at the nostrils plunder.

The Suffolk, the Clydesdale, the Percheron vie
With the Shire on his feathers floating
Hauling soft timber into the dusk
To bed on a warm straw coating.

Heavy Horses, move the land under me
Behind the plough gliding --- slipping and sliding free
Now you're down to the few
And there's no work to do
The tractor's on it's way.

Let me find you a filly for your proud stallion seed
To keep the old line going.
And we'll stand you abreast at the back of the wood
Behind the young trees growing
To hide you from eyes that mock at your girth,
And your eighteen hands at the shoulder
And one day when the oil barons have all dripped dry
And the nights are seen to draw colder
They'll beg for your strength, your gentle power
Your noble grace and your bearing
And you'll strain once again to the sound of the gulls
In the wake of the deep plough, sharing.

Standing like tanks on the brow of the hill
Up into the cold wind facing
In stiff battle harness, chained to the world
Against the low sun racing
Bring me a wheel of oaken wood
A rein of polished leather
A Heavy Horse and a tumbling sky
Brewing heavy weather.

Bring a song for the evening
Clean brass to flash the dawn
Across these acres glistening
Like dew on a carpet lawn
In these dark towns folk lie sleeping
As the heavy horses thunder by
To wake the dying city
With the living horseman's cry
At once the old hands quicken ---
Bring pick and wisp and curry comb ---
Thrill to the sound of all
The heavy horses coming home.




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Album: 25th Anniversary Box Set (1993) Lyrics
cd Buy "25th Anniversary Box Set" CD
  1. Teacher
  2. Sweet Dream
  3. Cross-Eyed Mary
  4. Witch's Promise
  5. Life Is A Long Song
  6. Bungle in the Jungle
  7. Minstrel In The Gallery
  8. Cold Wind to Valhalla
  9. Too Old to Rock 'N' Roll: Too Young to Die
  10. Songs From The Wood
  11. Heavy Horses
  12. Black Sunday
  13. Broadsword
  14. To Cry You A Song
  15. Sossity: You're A Woman
  16. Reasons For Waiting
  17. We Used To Know
  18. Guitar Solo
  19. For A Thousand Mothers
  20. So Much Trouble
  21. My Sunday Feeling
  22. Some Day The Sun Won't Shine For You
  23. Bouree
  24. With You There To Help Me
  25. Thick As A Brick
  26. Cheerio
  27. A New Day Yesterday
  28. Protect And Survive
  29. Jack-A-Lynn
  30. The Whistler
  31. My God
  32. Aqualung
  33. To Be Sad Is A Mad Way To Be
  34. Back To The Family
  35. Passion Play Extract
  36. Wind Up/Locomotive Breath/Land Of Hope And Glory-Medley
  37. Seal Driver
  38. Nobody's Car
  39. Pussy Willow
  40. Budapest
  41. Nothing Is Easy
  42. Kissing Willie
  43. Still Loving You Tonight
  44. Beggar's Farm
  45. Passion Jig
  46. A Song For Jeffrey
  47. Living In The Past

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