Queen and Country

Jethro Tull

credits


publisher: ©BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC
writers: Ian Anderson
album: Track 2 in album War Child
release date: 1974-10-14
popularity : 9 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Pop
styles: Symphonic Rock/Prog Rock/Classic Rock
length: 3:02
composer: Ian Anderson

Album Information

label: Chrysalis
country(area): United States
format: 12" Vinyl
script: Latin

Cover Art

Jethro Tull War Child cover art

Lyrics

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The wind is on the river and the tide has turned too late,
So we're sailing for another shore where some other ladies wait.
To throw us silken whispers: catch us by the anchor chains,
But we all laugh so politely and we sail on just the same

For Queen and Country in the long dying day,
And it's been this way for five long years, since we signed our souls away.
We bring back gold and ivory; rings of diamonds; strings of pearls
Make presents to the government so they can have their social whirl

With Queen and Country in the long dying day.
And it's been this way for five long years since we signed our souls away.
They build schools and they build factories, with the spoils of battles won.
And we remain their pretty sailor boys, hold our heads up to the gun.

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Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 War Child
  • 2 Queen and Country
  • 3 Ladies
  • 4 Back‚ÄźDoor Angels
  • 5 Sealion
  • 6 Skating Away on the Thin Ice of the New Day
  • 7 Bungle in the Jungle
  • 8 Only Solitaire
  • 9 The Third Hoorah
  • 10 Two Fingers