Jethro Tull - Black Satin Dancer Lyrics

Jethro Tull Minstrel in the Gallery cover art
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Come, let me play with you, black satin dancer.
In all your giving, given is the answer.
Tearing life from limb and looking sweeter
than the brightest flower in my garden.
Begging your pardon shedding right unreason.
Over sensation fly the fleeting seasons.
Thin wind whispering on broken mandolin.
Bending the minutes the hours ever turning
on that old gold story of mercy:
desperate breathing, tongue nipple-teasing.
Your fast river flowing your northern fire fed.
Come, black satin dancer, come softly to bed.
Track Listing
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Minstrel in the Gallery
  • 2 Cold Wind to Valhalla
  • 3 Black Satin Dancer
  • 4 Requiem
  • 5 One White Duck / 0¹⁰ = Nothing at All
  • 6 Baker St. Muse
  • 7 Grace


  • Credits
    publisher: ©BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC
    writers: Ian Anderson
    album: Track 3 in album Minstrel in the Gallery
    release date: 1975-9-5
    popularity : 64 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Pop
    styles: Psychedelic Rock/Prog Rock/Folk Rock
    length: 6:54
    composer: Ian Anderson
    lyricist: Ian Anderson
    Album Information
    label: Chrysalis
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin