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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,
An October's day, towards evening,
Sweat embossed veins standing proud to the plough,
Salt on a deep chest…

Jethro Tull - Heavy Horses Lyrics


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