Who Sang The Turnpike Inn? Ian Anderson

Ian Anderson Homo Erraticus cover art
Release information
Release Date: 2014-4-11
Genre: Rock
Style: Prog Rock/Folk Rock
length: 3:08
lead vocals: Ian Anderson
mixer: Jakko Jakszyk
flute: Ian Anderson
guitar: Ian Anderson
composer: Ian Anderson
Go no farther: access denied down
byways, freeways of the past.
The superhighway tollhouse humbly
begs your pause, so just hold fast.
A word in ear, free marketeer suggests
you ponders, and takes your choice.
For right of passage, freight or message,
change your horses, raise your voice
in protest at the pretty penny
taken for your mortal sins.
But dally now in sweet surrender, drown
sorrows at the Turnpike Inn.

Beware the brigand, pistols drawn,
who offers life for modest fee
and ends his days like poor John Austin,
last man on the Tyburn Tree.
The palest ale, the stoutest porter
fortify the heart, the breast.
Weary head on eider pillow, horse
blanket over, down to rest.
Though we too steal from honest wage,
come lie with us, good kith and kin
and dally now in sweet surrender,
drown sorrows at the Turnpike Inn.
Drown sorrows at the Turnpike Inn.
Drown your sorrows at the Turnpike Inn.
Drown sorrows at the Turnpike Inn.
Though we too steal from honest wage,
come lie with us, good kith and kin
and dally now in sweet surrender,
drown sorrows at the Turnpike Inn.
Drown sorrows at the Turnpike Inn.
Drown sorrows at the Turnpike Inn.

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Doggerland
  • 2 Heavy Metals
  • 3 Enter the Uninvited
  • 4 Puer Ferox Adventus
  • 5 Meliora Sequamur
  • 6 The Turnpike Inn
  • 7 The Engineer
  • 8 The Pax Britannica
  • 9 Tripudium Ad Bellum
  • 10 After These Wars
  • 11 New Blood, Old Veins
  • 12 In for a Pound
  • 13 The Browning of the Green
  • 14 Per Errationes Ad Astra
  • 15 Cold Dead Reckoning