Re: Prog Rock Wednesdays
Jethro Tull "Heavy Horses" London, 1980
The title track from JT's 1978 album, during the "English folk song" era of the band's repertoire. The original album featured a string quartet, but they were unavailable for this tour, being on holiday in Blackpool (just kidding). Enlisting the considerable capabilities of Eddie Jobson, he added some nice keyboard / violin touches to this performance.
"But they're down to the few ...
And there's nothing to do ...
The tractor is on its way."
My late Grandfather grew up working in the woods, and these horses were how they hauled their logs out to the wood-burning, steam-powered sawmill. The entire industry back then ran without gasoline or diesel, and the big horses were the key to making it all work.