Jack-in-the-Green


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È contenuto nei seguenti album:

1977 Songs from the Wood
1978 Bursting Out (live)
1993 The Best of Jethro Tull: The Anniversary Collection
2002 Living with the Past (live)
2007 The Best of Acoustic Jethro Tull

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Jack-in-the-Green di Jethro Tull

Songs from the Wood
  1. Songs from the Wood
  2. Jack-in-the-Green
  3. Cup of Wonder
  4. Hunting Girl
  5. Ring Out, Solstice Bells
  6. Velvet Green
  7. The Whistler
  8. Pibroch (Cap in Hand)
  9. Fire at Midnight

  1. Beltane
  2. Velvet Green (live)
Have you seen Jack-In-The-Green?
With his long tail hanging down.
He quietly sits under every tree
in the folds of his velvet gown.
He drinks from the empty acorn cup
the dew that dawn sweetly bestows.
And taps his cane upon the ground
signals the snowdrops it’s time to grow.

It’s no fun being Jack-In-The-Green
no place to dance, no time for song.
He wears the colours of the summer soldier
carries the green flag all the winter long.
Jack, do you never sleep
does the green still run deep in your heart?
Or will these changing times,
motorways, powerlines,
keep us apart?
Well, I don’t think so
I saw some grass growing through the pavements today.

The rowan, the oak and the holly tree
are the charges left for you to groom.
Each blade of grass whispers Jack-In-The-Green.
Oh Jack, please help me through my winter’s night.
And we are the berries on the holly tree.
Oh, the mistlethrush is coming.
Jack, put out the light.

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