Minstrel in the Gallery Song Lyrics

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The minstrel in the gallery
Looked down upon the smiling faces.
He met the gazes observed the spaces
Between the old men's cackle.

He brewed a song of love and hatred,
Oblique suggestions and he waited.
He polarized the pumpkin-eaters,
Static-humming panel-beaters,

Freshly day-glow'd factory cheaters
(salaried and collar-scrubbing).
He titillated men-of-action
Belly warming, hands still rubbing

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, Martin Barre
    album: Track 1 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: 8:14
    composer: Ian Anderson
    lyricist: Ian Anderson

    Album Information

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