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Jethro Tull


Progressive Rock
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  • 1971
  • 1972
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  • 1970

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“Aqualung” is a song by English progressive rock band Jethro Tull, featured as the first track on their 1971 album Aqualung, and written by the band’s frontman, Ian Anderson, and his then-wife, Jennie Franks. The original recording runs for 6 minutes and 32 seconds. Like many of Jethro Tull’s songs, “Aqualung” tells a story —in this case, the story of a homeless man. The opening lyrics are “Sitting on a park bench / Eyeing little girls with bad intent”. The song is the title track from Jethro Tull’s first U.S. Top 10 album, which reached #7 in June 1971. In an interview with Ian Anderson in the September 1999 Guitar World he said:

Aqualung wasn’t a concept album, although a lot of people thought so. The idea came about from a photograph my... Read on...

Song lines: ♪ I don't believe you ... He's not the kind you have to wind up on Sundays ... You had the whole damn thing all wrong

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More songs by Jethro Tull (See Charts): Inside, Heavy Horses, Seal Driver, Up The ’pool, Play In Time, Serenade To A Cuckoo, War Child, Hunting Girl, Broadsword, and Farm On The Freeway.

Popular in Progressive Rock (See Charts): Wish You Were Here, Comfortably Numb, Time, Have A Cigar, Money, Echoes, Freewill, Roundabout, Close To The Edge, and Schism.


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