Heavy Horses

Album: Heavy Horses (1978)


  • Jethro Tull lead singer Ian Anderson wrote this song, lamenting the loss of work for England's heavy horses in favor of machinery: "Now you're down to the few and there's no work to do, the tractor's on its way."
  • Darryl Way played the solo violin on this track as well as on "Acres Wild." >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Mark - Ottawa, Canada, for above 2

Comments: 6

  • Stonewall from Western New YorkHeavy Horses is one of Jethro Tull's best albums. It's a shame Heavy Horses or even Acres Wild do not get any air time on the radio.
  • Joe from Grants Pass, OrAs I am TOTALTY not into "dance music"; ie Rush, Kansas, and the like ie Al DiMeola I love it all!!
  • Edgar from Athens, GreeceThis is one of my favourite songs.It is so nostlagic and rocking at the same time...Beautiful!!!
  • Rod from Gainesville, Flthey do have some clunker albums made to produce cash
  • Matt from Victori, TxThere's no such thing as not one of Tull's better albums.
  • Andy from Rockaway , NyNot one of Tull's better albums.
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