Minstrel in the Gallery Lyrics

Jethro Tull


writers: Ian Anderson, Martin Barre
album: Track 1 in album Minstrel in the Gallery
release date: 1975-9-5
popularity : 26 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

Cover Art

Jethro Tull Minstrel in the Gallery cover art


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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