Jethro Tull - Slow Marching Band Lyrics

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Would you join a slow marching band?
And take pleasure in your leaving
as the ferry sails and tears are dried
and cows come home at evening.

Could you get behind a slow marching band?
And join together in the passing
of all we shared through yesterdays
in sorrows neverlasting.

Take a hand and take a bow.
You played for me; that's all for now,
oh, and never mind the words:
just hum along and keep on going.

Walk on slowly don't look behind you.
Don't say goodbye, love. I won't remind you.

Dream of me as the nights draw cold
still marking time through Winter.
You paid the piper and called the tune
and you marched the band away.

Take a hand and take a bow.
You played for me; that's all for now,
oh, and never mind the words:
just hum along and keep on going.

Walk on slowly don't look behind you.
Don't say goodbye, love. I won't remind you.
Walk on slowly don't look behind you.
Don't say goodbye, love. I won't remind you.
Track Listing
Vinyl 1
  • 1 Beastie
  • 2 Clasp
  • 3 Fallen on Hard Times
  • 4 Flying Colours
  • 5 Slow Marching Band
  • 6 Broadsword
  • 7 Pussy Willow
  • 8 Watching Me Watching You
  • 9 Seal Driver
  • 10 Cheerio


  • Credits
    publisher: ©BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC
    writers: Ian Anderson
    album: Track 5 in album The Broadsword and the Beast
    release date: 1982-4-10
    popularity : 61 users have visited this page.
    genres: Electronic Rock
    styles: Hard Rock/Prog Rock/Classic Rock
    length: 3:41
    composer: Ian Anderson
    lyricist: Ian Anderson
    Album Information
    label: Chrysalis
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: Vinyl
    script: Latin