Mountain Men Song Lyrics

Jethro Tull

Jethro Tull Crest of a Knave cover art
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The poacher and his daughter throw soft shadows on the water in the night.
A thin moon slips behind them as they pull the net with no betraying light.
And later on the coast road, I meet them and the old man winks a smile.
And who am I to fast deny the right to take a fish once in a while?
I walk with them, they wish me luck when I ship out on the Sunday from the Kyle.
And from the church I hear them singing as the ship moves sadly from the pier.
Oh, poacher's daughter, Sunday best, two hundred brave souls share the farewell tear.
There's a house on the hillside, where the drifting sands are born.

Lay down and let the slow tide wash me back to the land where I came from.
Where the mountain men are kings and the sound of the piper counts for everything.
Did my tour, did my duty.
I did all they asked of me.
Died in the trenches and at Alamein died in the Falklands on T.V.
Going back to the mountain kings where the sound of the piper counts for everything.

Track Listing

CD 1
  • 1 Steel Monkey
  • 2 Farm on the Freeway
  • 3 Jump Start
  • 4 Said She Was a Dancer
  • 5 Dogs in the Midwinter
  • 6 Budapest
  • 7 Mountain Men
  • 8 The Waking Edge
  • 9 Raising Steam

  • credits

    writers: Ian Anderson
    album: Track 7 in album Crest of a Knave
    release date: 1987-9-11
    popularity : 80 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock
    styles: Blues Rock/Folk Rock/Prog Rock
    length: 6:21
    composer: Ian Anderson

    Album Information

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