Jethro Tull - Weathercock Lyrics




Good morning Weathercock: How did you fare last night?
Did the cold wind bite you, did you face up to the fright
When the leaves spin from October
and whip around your tail?
Did you shake from the blast, did you shiver through the gale?

Give us direction; the best of goodwill ---
Put us in touch with fair winds.
Sing to us softly, hum evening's song ---
Tell us what the blacksmith has done for you.

Do you simply reflect changes in the patterns of the sky,
Or is it true to say the weather heeds the twinkle in your eye?
Do you fight the rush of winter; do you hold snowflakes at bay?
Do you lift the dawn sun from the fields and help him on his way?

Good morning Weathercock: make this day bright.
Put us in touch with your fair winds.
Sing to us softly, hum evening's song.
Point the way to better days we can share with you.





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Jethro Tull Weathercock Comments
  1. S. Rathgeber

    One of the Songs you listen all to seldom to. Thank you YouTube for the reminder how great this one is.

  2. John Roberts

    The closing track of this album, maybe you don,t simply reflect changes in the patterns of the sky, I have found memories of this album being on holiday in the south of France in 78 with my late brother and my cousin and his friend who were dedicated fans of tull, both older than us and old enough to have seen tull in their heyday.

  3. Mr Grey

    Perfect song for a crisp November afternoon

  4. blsn wsg

    MASTERPIECE

  5. Donald Tramp

    Good morning Weathercock
    How'd you fare last night?
    Did the cold wind bite you
    Did you face up to the fright
    When the leaves spin from October
    And whip around your tail?
    Did you shake from the blast
    And did you shiver through the gale?

    Give us direction, the best of goodwill
    Put us in touch with fair winds
    Sing to us softly, hum evening's song
    Tell us what the blacksmith has done for you

    Do you simply reflect changes
    In the patterns of the sky
    Or is it true to say the weather heeds
    The twinkle in your eye?
    Do you fight the rush of winter
    And hold snowflakes at bay?
    Do you lift the dawn sun from the fields
    And help him on his way?

    Good morning Weathercock, make this day bright
    Put us in touch with your fair winds
    Sing to us softly, hum evening's song
    Point the way to better days we can share with you

  6. Jorge Barbieri

    Un Discazo! sin desperdicio

  7. Arno G.

    I remember the weathercock on old Transsylvanian houses...they were inhabited by owls, bats and the like...now they are ruins...unlike in Britain, where they are part of the National Heritage

  8. WitnessThe

    The old religion's 'Chanticleer'.

  9. Misha Tchernuhin

    Carried this album as LP vinyl across the USSR border in 1983, bought as CD in Canada , re-listening on YouTube -- nothing has changed. ONE of THE Best Ian and Co. produced. I must say, without Martin Barre guitar incisions, it would not be the same. Sorry Ian ;-)

    Vigilo Confido

    Discover on radio in 2019...good music always remain

    Becka Preston

    I agree this is in my top 5 of Tull

  10. Tony Rowan

    I always thought that Weathercock was about a weather vane, but it is about a horse named Weathercock. Giveaways are "twinkle in your eye" and "winds whip around your tail"...

    Eric Cross

    Tony Rowan "tell us what the blacksmith has done for you"

    WitnessThe

    The old religion's 'Chanticleer' the rooster, from 'The Book of the Dun Cow'. He protects the animals from harm and his magic affects the weather. The weather vanes roosters represents him.

    Claire Peacey

    It is about a weathercock... blacksmiths used to make them to protect the buildings... sing to us softly, hum evening song is the sound of the wind as it spins it - you always greet them on the way out the door in the morning because the first thing you do is look to see what the weather is doing. And they point the way to better days when they turn as the wind shifts round to more clement quarters.

    It's also why he's asking 'do you simply reflect changes in the patterns of the sky, or is it true to say the weather heeds the twinkle in your eye' - the weathercock isn't just showing the way the wind is blowing but as a guardian of the house has some influence over it. Blacksmiths were generally considered to have powers beyond the ken of most men and could imbue their creations with a sort of life or at least a form of power - that's why he's asking what the blacksmith has done - is the weathercock just a lump of iron or has the smith who made it given it the ability to shift the wind or predict it before it starts to blow (a flippin' useful thing if you need to know what the weathers going to do for farming or fishing.)

    Trust me, it's about a weathercock :) But I like the idea of calling a horse 'weathercock' too.

    David Hoggard

    Tony Rowan Sorry, but that’s nonsense. The whole point is the way he turns the logic around - does the weathercock simply show the weather, or does the weather do what the weathercock suggests ... that’s a classic Anderson construct.

    John Roberts

    Bullshit.

  11. iambeeman1

    I picked this album up in a thrift store in the winter of 96. It was an 8 track. It simply doesn't get better.

  12. usmcfutball

    So many good tracks on this album. (As I try to pick out as many time signatures as I can......)

    :)

    occams99

    That's cool. You just have a real field day with Fragile by Yes. I've known and jammed with some good drummers and they've told me that's one of the really tough ones both physically and mentally.

    usmcfutball

    Definitely! Bill Bruford never came across a time signature he couldn't bend to his own will.

    Mr Grey

    @occams99 I love Yes but they tended to beat you over the head with the odd meters, meaning that when Yes did it it was super obvious and off-kilter sounding. Tull did that on occasion (especially during sections of Passion Play) but they tended to be more subtle in their use of odd meters.

  13. shawn reilly

    eVERYBODY SHOULD kNOW ABOUT THIS aLBUM!

    usmcfutball

    yES tHEY sHOULD!

  14. Kirk Long

    3072 views thats it?

    Jerimiah Humphrey

    I'm working on it.