Heavy Horses Song Lyrics

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Iron-clad feather-feet pounding the dust,
An October's day, towards evening,
Sweat embossed veins standing proud to the plough,
Salt on a deep chest seasoning.
Last of the line at an honest day's toil,
Turning the deep sod under,
Flint at the fetlock, chasing the bone,
Flies at the nostrils plunder.
The Suffolk, the Clydesdale, the Percheron vie
With the Shire on his feathers floating.
Hauling soft timber into the dusk
To bed on a warm straw coating.

Heavy Horses, move the land under me.
Behind the plough gliding slipping and sliding free.

Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 ...and the Mouse Police Never Sleeps
  • 2 Acres Wild
  • 3 No Lullaby
  • 4 Moths
  • 5 Journeyman
  • 6 Rover
  • 7 One Brown Mouse
  • 8 Heavy Horses
  • 9 Weathercock


  • credits


    publisher: ©BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC
    writers: Ian Anderson
    album: Track 8 in album Heavy Horses
    release date: 1978-4-10
    popularity : 101 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
    styles: Folk Rock/Classic Rock
    producer: Ian Anderson
    vocal: Ian Anderson
    solo violin: Darryl Way
    composer: Ian Anderson
    lyricist: Ian Anderson

    Album Information

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