Teacher Song Lyrics

Jethro Tull

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Well the dawn was coming,
Heard him ringing on my bell.
He said, "My name's the teacher,
That is what I call myself.
And I have a lesson
That I must impart to you.
It's an old expression
But I must insist it's true.

Jump up, look around,
Find yourself some fun,
No sense in sitting there hating everyone.
No man's an island and his castle isn't home,
The nest is for nothing when the bird has flown."

Track Listing


Vinyl 1
  • 1 With You There to Help Me
  • 2 Nothing to Say
  • 3 Inside
  • 4 Son
  • 5 For Michael Collins, Jeffrey and Me
  • 6 To Cry You a Song
  • 7 A Time for Everything?
  • 8 Teacher
  • 9 Play in Time
  • 10 Sossity; You’re a Woman


  • credits


    publisher: ©BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC
    writers: Ian Anderson
    album: Track 8 in album Benefit
    release date: 1970-4-20
    popularity : 86 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Blues Pop Folk, World, & Country
    styles: Folk Rock/Prog Rock/Blues Rock/Hard Rock/Classic Rock
    length: 3:59
    composer: Ian Anderson
    lyricist: Ian Anderson

    Album Information

    label: Reprise Records
    country(area): United States
    format: Vinyl
    script: Latin