The Whistler Lyrics

Jethro Tull


publisher: ©BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC
writers: Ian Anderson
album: Track 7 in album Songs From the Wood
release date: 1977-2-11
popularity : 9 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock
styles: Folk Rock/Prog Rock/Classic Rock
length: 3:32
composer: Ian Anderson
lyricist: Ian Anderson

Cover Art

Jethro Tull Songs From the Wood cover art
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I'll buy you six bay mares to put in your stable
Six golden apples bought with my pay.
I am the first piper who calls the sweet tune,
But I must be gone by the seventh day.

So come on, I'm the whistler.
I have a fife and a drum to play.
Get ready for the whistler.
I whistle along on the seventh day
Whistle along on the seventh day.

All kinds of sadness I've left behind me.
Many's the day when I have done wrong.
But I'll be yours for ever and ever.
Climb in the saddle and whistle along.

So come on, I'm the whistler.
I have a fife and a drum to play.
Get ready for the whistler.
I whistle along on the seventh day
Whistle along on the seventh day.

Deep red are the sun-sets in mystical places.
Black are the nights on summer-day sands.
We'll find the speck of truth in each riddle.
Hold the first grain of love in our hands.


Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Songs From the Wood
  • 2 Jack‐in‐the‐Green
  • 3 Cup of Wonder
  • 4 Hunting Girl
  • 5 Ring Out, Solstice Bells
  • 6 Velvet Green
  • 7 The Whistler
  • 8 Pibroch (Cap in Hand)
  • 9 Fire at Midnight