Cup of Wonder Song Lyrics

Jethro Tull

credits


publisher: ©BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC
writers: Ian Anderson
album: Track 3 in album Songs From the Wood
release date: 1977-2-11
popularity : 46 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock
styles: Folk Rock/Prog Rock/Classic Rock
length: 4:35
composer: Ian Anderson
lyricist: Ian Anderson

Album Information

label: Chrysalis
country(area): United Kingdom
format: 12" Vinyl
script: Latin

Cover Art

Jethro Tull Songs From the Wood cover art

Lyrics

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May I make my fond excuses for the lateness of the hour,
but we accept your invitation, and we bring you Beltane's flower.
For the May Day is the great day, sung along the old straight track.
And those who ancient lines did lay will heed the song that calls them back.
Pass the word and pass the lady, pass the plate to all who hunger.
Pass the wit of ancient wisdom, pass the cup of crimson wonder.
Ask the green man where he comes from, ask the cup that fills with red.
Ask the old grey standing stones that show the sun its way to bed.
Question all as to their ways, and learn the secrets that they hold.
Walk the lines of nature's palm crossed with silver and with gold.
Pass the cup and pass the lady, pass the plate to all who hunger.
Pass the wit of ancient wisdom, pass the cup of crimson wonder.
Join in black December's sadness, lie in August's welcome corn.
Stir the cup that's ever-filling with the blood of all that's born.
But the May Day is the great day, sung along the old straight track.

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Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Songs From the Wood
  • 2 Jack‐in‐the‐Green
  • 3 Cup of Wonder
  • 4 Hunting Girl
  • 5 Ring Out, Solstice Bells
  • 6 Velvet Green
  • 7 The Whistler
  • 8 Pibroch (Cap in Hand)
  • 9 Fire at Midnight