Heavy Horses – Jethro Tull (1978) Remastered FLAC Audio HD Video
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Heavy Horses – Jethro Tull (1978) Remastered FLAC Audio HD Video

October 25, 2019


Iron-clad, feather-feet pounding the dust On Octobers day, towards evening Sweat embossed veins standing proud to the plough Salt on a deep chest, seasoning Last of the line at an honest days 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 And now youre down to the few and there’s no work to do The tractor is on its way Let me find you a filly for your proud stallion seed To keep the old line going And well stand you abreast at the back of the woods Behind the young trees growing To hide you from eyes that mock at your girth 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. Heavy horses move the land under me Behind the plough gliding, slipping and sliding free And now youre down to the few and theres no work to do The tractors on its way 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 woods 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 So wake the dying city With the living horseman’s cry Yeah at once the old hands quicken Bring pick and wisp and curry comb Thrill to the sound of all the Heavy horses coming home. Iron-clad, feather-feet pounding the dust On Octobers day, towards evening Sweat embossed veins standing proud to the plough Salt on a deep chest, seasoning Bring me a wheel of oaken woods A rein of polished leather A heavy horse and the tumbling sky Brewing heavy weather. Heavy horses move the land under me Behind the plough gliding, slipping and sliding free And now youre down to the few and there’s no work to do The tractors on its way Oh, heavy horses move the land under me. Behind the plough gliding, slipping and sliding free And now your down to the few and there’s no work to do The tractors on its way Oh, heavy horses move the land under me Behind the plough gliding, slipping and sliding free And now your down to the few and there’s no work to do The tractors on its way. Now heavy horses move the land under me Behind the plough gliding, slipping and sliding free. and now your down to the few…

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  1. Ian Anderson has such depth to his lyrics, it's astounding. I didn't know he could play guitar both left and right handed! LOL! The horses in this vid are so beautiful, especially the Clydesdales. I love the way you mixed it up with live performances, live shots of horses, and all the rest. Great video share, Guru! All of your Tull shares really give kudos to the artists. Peace!

  2. Hey Guru. Gotta be honest, and I know it's weird, because there is no real reason that I can lay my finger on why, but I've never been a huge Tull fan. The reason it's odd is that I'm a fan of that genre, ie; Yes, King Crimson, ELP ect, and yet, I just didn't pay a whole lot of attention to Tull. I can't explain it, lol. Anyway, what I am a huge fan of is animals, so I wanted to tell you that this video is absolutely beautiful. I read the lyrics (thanks for ALWAYS including them by the way!) and listened to the love and awe in Mr. Anderson's vocals as he sang of these glorious creatures, while I watched the stunning cinematic images you provided, and it was so very touching. Just gorgeous. I love ya man. I really do. Thanks again, and never leave us 🙂

  3. nice song, first time hearing this one. the only JT I know is a couple of songs of Storm watch. fancy doing Orion or north sea oil?

  4. Super video and good song my friend. Jethro Tull were strange band to me. I adore some of their songs, but some songs I really don't like. My opinion is that they had overproduction. Have a happy week my friend

  5. I've a lot of catching up on your great videos but just want to say what a fantastic job you did for this fantastic Tull piece. Heavy Horses is also one of my favorites from the band. Thanks

  6. I wish I had the time and initiative to be as cool as you. Thanks for posting all these cool songs. We has such similar taste in music. 

  7. Wow-incredible. I'd love to see what you'd do with "Minstrel in the Gallery" (the long version including the speaking at the beginning). Yeah, it's a request (when you've the time and inclination)… :)

  8. Thank you for your excellent video, +MetalGuruMessiah.
    I saw Jethro Tull @ Red Rocks in -71 after returning from VietNam, and it totally changed my world. The show (Aqualung), was inimitable despite all of the abusive tactics utilized by the Denver Police Department.

    Fortyfour years ago, Jethro Tull played an apocalyptic show at Red Rocks Amphitheatre amid constant clouds of tear gas, angry crowds, hurled rocks, violent police officers and swooping police helicopters.

    It was meant to be the end of Rock 'n' Roll shows @ Red Rocks forever. And for the five years after that particular concert, there was NO rock music @ Red Rocks. The cops had simply over-utilized their supply of teargas against the non-paying crowd, and consequently those of us who had payed to see the concert, were also inundated w/ tear gas; despite the fact that women, babies and children were members of the audience.

    It was a complete overreaction by the Denver Police Department to a few gate-crashers who had attempted to gain entry w/o tickets. The Denver cops had helicopters in the air and mounted police chasing the hippies that were enjoying the show from atop the hill in back of the amphitheatre. They hadn't paid to enter into the concert so they found seating on the hill which is adjacent to the facility. So mounted police Officers began herding the crowd of hippies up the hill and into a huge convoy of Police detainment buses; where they were promptly arrested. As a mounted cop herded the hippies up the hill toward the waiting detainment vehicles, a young man hurled his Frisbee @ the cop, and consequently spooked his horse. The horse reared-up and the cop went ass-over-teakettle back down the hill.

    The entire hillside of hippies including the crowd inside of the facility, roared w/ laughter after the Frisbee incident, even though the people were being beaten and arrested for no legal reason whatsoever; but the Frisbee-dismount did inject a massive amount of levity into the situation. Unfortunately the Denver cops fired teargas canisters atop the North side of the Red Rocks Amphitheatre, because a small group of hippies had climbed up there to enjoy the concert from the best seats in the house.

    To this very day, the Denver cops have blood on their hands for causing one of those kids to fall to his death, simply because of their gawdamned abusive tactics.
    But ultimately, Rock 'n' Roll returned to the Rocks in -75.

  9. Holy shit, what kind of a monstrous, gigantic beast is that horse at 2:56? I've never seen a horse that size. Is the picture even real?

  10. Perfect sound quality! Thank you very much for uploading this.
    The drums, the bass, … everything sounds crisp.

  11. Ian Anderson ist ein wirklich großer Musiker und dies ist wohl sein
    größtes Lied! Sehr bemerkenswert ist hier auch das Schlagzeugspiel von
    Barrie Barlow.
    Ian Anderson is a really great musician and this is maybe his greatest
    song! Very remarkable in it is also the drum-playing of Barrie Barlow.

  12. Metalguru: Came here looking for Tull and got something better: Tull, AND your excellent video intrerpretation, doing a great job of showing these mighty and huge beasts, and the irrepressible performing presence of Ian. I gotta collect the whole set of Metalguru.
    This kind of video add-on is usually distracting, but this is truly an addition.

  13. I gave it a like but truly love it!…

    … thx MetalGuruMessiah… brilliant effort! & best sound recording that I have ever heard! wow!

  14. I'm sure people will love the horses pictures, but the sound on this is beyond fantastic. And, of course, vintage Tull, great lyrics, subtle, yet powerful music. Saw one Tull concert, and Ian Anderson is quite the showman, wish I'd another chance to see them again, but, alas, no. Thanks, MGM.

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