Heavy Horses (8:55)

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Jethro Tull lead singer Ian Anderson wrote this, lamenting the loss of work for England’s heavy horses in favor of machinery: “Now you’re down to the few and there’s no work to do, the tractor’s on its way.”

Darryl Way played the solo violin on this track as well as on “Acres Wild.”


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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

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  • VineNewtt

    Oh, dude.

    17 Jul 2014 Reply
  • JaymZ__10

    Beautiful & I love the way how he sings it live!

    25 Feb 2014 Reply
  • davidmxdf


    10 Feb 2014 Reply

    Love the Heavy Horses album, I can imagine myself sat on a hay bale, watching these beautiful animals ploughing the land...... [2]

    20 Mar 2013 Reply
  • oldiesfanjohn

    Props to Darryl Way's violin on this version. Sounds excellent!

    25 Dec 2012 Reply
  • FjordSweetFjord

    one of their career highlights

    1 Dec 2012 Reply
  • drbarlog


    14 Sep 2012 Reply
  • bossmark1

    This is Groovy

    15 Jun 2012 Reply
  • puellaparva

    love at first listen ;)

    4 Jun 2012 Reply
  • bkuhn1a

    one of my favorite Tull albums - great song!

    18 Apr 2012 Reply
  • ludorf

    Standing like tanks on the brow of the hill ... Great !

    16 Jan 2012 Reply
  • Koniarek

    Listening to this song I feel like I was in the village, away from the fucking clamor of the city...

    31 Dec 2011 Reply
  • prominence_la

    Brilliant. Ranks with Jethro Tull's other great epics.

    2 Dec 2011 Reply
  • Nils-erik_mulle


    15 Oct 2011 Reply
  • NitaD1

    Love the Heavy Horses album, i can imagine myself sat on a hay bale, watching these beautiful animals ploughing the land......

    1 Sep 2011 Reply
  • LucytheNyu

    this is a damn good prog epic about horses!!! *headbangs* XD seriously though, I do love this song!!

    27 May 2011 Reply
  • Bob3743

    Yep, once the oil drips dry, we'll definitely be begging for your strength, gentle power, grace and noble bearing. And just maybe we'll once again thrill to the sound of the heavy horses coming home. Love this song!

    10 Mar 2011 Reply
  • Taip

    -_-; MAGIC

    30 Oct 2010 Reply
  • MarvinLapsus

    Epic, influential, yet sometimes forgotten.

    13 Aug 2010 Reply
  • Angelina56

    I love Tuesday's Every time it comes around I think of you......!!!! More so than usual because of this song.!! So gently swaying in the fairy land of love !!! So won't you come with me and see the beauty of........ "Tuesday Afternoon"...... I picture a field bathed in summer sunlighr, you with your guitar, and me in a yellow dress........XxxxxxX . Angie ~ K . ~~##~~ .

    25 Jul 2010 Reply
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