JETHRO TULL : FLYING DUTCHMAN [1978]

Το Flying Dutchman είναι ένα από τα δυο “φαντασματικά” κομμάτια στο Stormwatch των Jethro Tull – άλμπουμ όχι τόσο γνωστό όσο, κατά την άποψή μου, θα έπρεπε / Flying Dutchman is one of the two “ghostly” songs on Jethro Tull’s Stormwatch – an album not as widely known as it should be, to my opinion.

Old lady with a barrow; life near ending
Standing by the harbour wall; warm wishes sending
Children on the cold sea swell
Not fishers of men
Gone to chase away the last herring:
Come empty home again.
So come all you lovers of the good life
On your supermarket run
Set a sail of your own devising
And be there when the Dutchman comes.
Wee girl in a straw hat: from far east warring
Sad cargo of an old ship: young bodies whoring
Slow ocean hobo ports closed to her crew
No hope of immigration keep on passing through.
So come all you lovers of the good life
Your children playing in the sun
Set a sympathetic flag a-flying
And be there when the Dutchman comes.
Death grinning like a scarecrow Flying Dutchman
Seagull pilots flown from nowhere try and touch one
As she slips in on the full tide
And the harbour-master yells
All hands vanished with the captain
No one left, the tale to tell.
So come all you lovers of the good life

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2 Comments

  1. Resa December 4, 2022 at 10:34 pm

    Always a winner with Tull!

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    1. Oannes December 6, 2022 at 10:40 am

      If not always …90% of the times! Thank you!

      Reply

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