Hunting Girl Lyrics

Jethro Tull


publisher: ©BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC
writers: Ian Anderson
album: Track 4 in album Songs From the Wood
release date: 1977-2-11
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genres: Rock
styles: Folk Rock/Prog Rock/Classic Rock
length: 5:14
composer: Ian Anderson
lyricist: Ian Anderson

Cover Art

Jethro Tull Songs From the Wood cover art
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One day I walked the road and crossed a field to go by where the hounds ran hard.
And on the master raced: behind the hunters chased to where the path was barred.
One fine young lady's horse refused the fence to clear.
I unlocked the gate but she did wait until the pack had disappeared.

Crop handle carved in bone; sat high upon a throne of finest English leather.
The queen of all the pack, this joker raised his hat and talked about the weather.
All should be warned about this high born Hunting Girl.
She took this simple man's downfall in hand; I raised the flag that she unfurled.
Boot leather flashing and spurnecks the size of my thumb.
This highborn hunter had tastes as strange as they come.
Unbridled passion: I took the bit in my teeth.
Her standing over me on my knees underneath.

My lady, be discreet. I must get to my feet and go back to the farm.
Whilst I appreciate you are no deviate, I might come to some harm.
I'm not inclined to acts refined, if that's how it goes.
Oh, high born Hunting Girl, I'm just a normal low born so and so.


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