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Friday, 22 April 2016
JETHRO TULL: JACK IN THE GREEN
Have you seen Jack-In-The-Green?
With his long tail hanging down.
He sits quietly under every tree,
In the folds of his velvet gown.
He drinks from the empty acorn cup
The dew that dawn sweetly bestows.
And taps his cane upon the ground,
Signals the snowdrops it's time to grow.
It's no fun being Jack-In-The-Green,
No place to dance, no time for song.
He wears the colours of the summer soldier,
Carries the green flag all the winter long.
Jack, do you never sleep,
Does the green still run deep in your heart?
Or will these changing times,
Keep us apart?
Well, I don't think so,
I saw some grass growing through the pavements today.
The rowan, the oak and the holly tree,
Are the charges left for you to groom.
Each blade of grass whispers Jack-In-The-Green.
Oh Jack, please help me through my winter's night.