‘Tis The Season

As we enter the beginning (OK, September was the beginning) of the Christmas-New Years Holiday Season, I’m going to share a bit more music of the holiday variety.

In some ways, it is an easy way out because after over 3,200 days of continuous blogging, (with but a few misses), I’m feeling a bit stagnant.

Bear with me and I promise I’ll get back to some writing and commentary. It is usually when I say I’m taking a break that I actually put up some pretty good content.

The first song up was the last song on side two of an album that was released in 1978 called Heavy Horses.

The song was slightly re-arranged and included in the 2003 “The Jethro Tull Christmas Album.”  I recall reading that none of the musicians were ever in the same room (most were on separate continents) when the recordings took place.  Each was given the scores and they recorded them wherever they were in the world, sent the tapes to Ian and eventually, the tracks were mixed and the album produced. I prefer the 2003 mix to the original from 1978.

This is a very earthy song and reminds me of the cold days of Fall and I have included the lyrics, which are as pretty as the music.

Good morning Weathercock: How did you fare last night?
Did the cold wind bite you, did you face up to the fright
When the leaves spin from October
and whip around your tail?
Did you shake from the blast, did you shiver through the gale?

Give us direction; the best of goodwill —
Put us in touch with your fair winds.
Sing to us softly, hum evening’s song —
Tell us what the blacksmith has done for you.

Do you simply reflect changes in the patterns of the sky,
Or is it true to say the weather heeds the twinkle in your eye?
Do you fight the rush of winter; do you hold snowflakes at bay?
Do you lift the dawn sun from the fields and help him on his way?

Good morning Weathercock: make this day bright.
Put us in touch with your fair winds.
Sing to us softly, hum evening’s song.
Point the way to better days we can share with you.

About Ray V.

Living between Aiken & Charleston,, South Carolina, USA, I like to share what I am looking at, thinking about or listening to. I refer to this as the view out my window. Thanks for stopping by.
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5 Responses to ‘Tis The Season

  1. Claudia says:

    I love Jethro. His music rings of old England!

    Liked by 2 people

  2. Dale says:

    Love Jethro Tull and didn’t know this one. Thanks for sharing, Ray.

    Liked by 1 person

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