Broadsword Song Lyrics

Jethro Tull

Jethro Tull The Broadsword and the Beast cover art
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I see a dark sail on the horizon
Set under a black cloud that hides the sun.
Bring me my broadsword and clear understanding.
Bring me my cross of gold as a talisman.
Get up to the roundhouse on the cliff-top standing.
Take women and children and bed them down.

Bring me my broadsword and clear understanding.
Bring me my cross of gold as a talisman.
Bless with a hard heart those who surround me.
Bless the women and children who firm our hands.
Put our backs to the north wind. Hold fast by the river.
Sweet memories to drive us on for the motherland.

I see a dark sail on the horizon

Track Listing


Vinyl 1
  • 1 Beastie
  • 2 Clasp
  • 3 Fallen on Hard Times
  • 4 Flying Colours
  • 5 Slow Marching Band
  • 6 Broadsword
  • 7 Pussy Willow
  • 8 Watching Me Watching You
  • 9 Seal Driver
  • 10 Cheerio


  • credits


    publisher: ©BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC
    writers: Ian Anderson
    album: Track 6 in album The Broadsword and the Beast
    release date: 1982-4-10
    popularity : 69 users have visited this page.
    genres: Electronic Rock
    styles: Hard Rock/Prog Rock/Classic Rock
    length: 5:04
    composer: Ian Anderson
    lyricist: Ian Anderson

    Album Information

    label: Chrysalis
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: Vinyl
    script: Latin