Seventeen Hands

Album: Wall of Arms (2009)

Songfacts®:

  • The Maccabees are an English indie band. This song is a track from their sophomore album Wall of Arms.
  • Frontman Orlando Weeks explained to The Guardian July 10,2009: "It's about how my mum's side of the family started. My great-great-grandfather was a stablehand and he put all his money on a horse he'd been training that was 17 hands high. And it won. After that, he could afford to marry my great-great-grandmother."

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