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~ THIS WAS ~

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(1968)

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My Sunday Feeling

Some Day The Sun Won't Shine For You

Beggar's Farm

Move On Alone

Serenade To A Cuckoo

Dharma For One

It's Breaking Me Up

Cat's Squirrel

A Song For Jeffrey

Round

This Was back cover

 

My Sunday Feeling

My Sunday feeling is coming on over me.
My Sunday feeling is coming on over me,
Now that the night is over.
Got to clear my head so I can see.
Till I get to put together,
that old feeling won't let me be.

Won't somebody tell me where I laid my head last night?
Won't somebody tell me where I laid my head last night?
I really don't remember,
But with one more cigarette and I think I might.
Till I get to put together,
well that old feeling can't get me right.

Need some assistance, have you listened to what I said?
Need some assistance, have you listened to what I said?
Oh, I don't feel so good.
Need someone to help me to my bed.
Till I get to put together,
that old feeling is in my head.
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Some Day The Sun Won't Shine For You

In the morning  gonna get my things together.
Packing up and I'm leaving this place.
I don't believe you'll cry, there'll be a smile upon your face.

I didn't think how much you'd hurt me.
That's something that I laugh about.
Bring in the good times, baby.
And let the bad times out.

That old sun keeps on shining,
But someday it won't shine for you.
In the morning I'll be leaving.
I'll leave your mother too.

Beggar's Farm

You're taking chances. And your reputation's going down.
Going out in the night-time. You think you make no sound.
But you don't fool me. 'cause I know what you feel.
If you ignore the things I say 
someday soon's gonna find you
`way down on Beggar's Farm.

I pay my money for no returns.
I think I need you. Going to find someone.
Oh, you don't fool me. 'cause I know what you feel.
When you go out I ask you why.
And I won't worry when I see you lying
down on Beggar's Farm.

When you run to me, going to turn away.
Won't even listen when you try to say
that you were only fooling around 
'cause I know what you feel.
But if you ask me nicely, woman 
I'll wake up early one day soon and
I'll visit you down on Beggar's Farm.
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Move On Alone

(Words and music: Mick Abrahams)
I feel so sad now that she's gone,
I've been loving that woman too long.
There is no place to go because my friends have all moved,
Got nothing but sit in the sun.
Got tired of crying, guess I'll move on alone.

My bed is so empty and my heart is grown cold,
guess I'll just die before I grow old.
The place is untidy, that's 'cause I ain't done my dirt,
I just grown tired of thinking.
Got tired of crying, guess I'll move on alone.

Serenade To A Cuckoo

[Instrumental]

Real Player video clip of "Serenade to A Cuckoo", performed live at the Pistoia Blues Festival, Italy,
July 18, 1999. By kind permission of Laufi.

Jethro Tull at the Sunbury Blues & Jazz Festival 1968, the true start of the band's career.

Dharma For One

[Instrumental]

It's Breaking Me Up

So many long days. In so many ways.
I try to get through to what lies deep inside of you.
Oh, baby. I said, you're breaking me up, woman.
Yeah, you're breaking me down.
You're lying in little pieces 
scattered all around.

You're doing your worst to see me get hurt.
You're waiting to see the tears running out of me.
But, oh, baby, I said you're breaking me up, woman.
You're breaking me down.
You're lying in little pieces 
scattered all around.

My teares have run dry and you wonder why.
I've found a new woman who don't do the things you can.
Oh, baby, I said you're breaking me up, woman.
You're breaking me down.
You're lying in little pieces 
scattered all around.
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Cat's Squirrel

[Instrumental]
(Traditional; arrangement by Mick Abrahams)

A Song For Jeffrey

Gonna lose my way tomorrow,
gonna give away my car.
I'd take you along with me,
but you would not go so far.
Don't see what I do not want to see,
you don't hear what I don't say.
Won't be what I don't want to be,
I continue in my way.

Don't see, see, see where I'm goin',
Don't see, see, see where I'm goin',
Don't see, see, see where I'm goin' to,
I don't want to.

Everyday I see the mornin' come on in the same old way.
I tell myself tomorrow brings me things I would not dream today.

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[Instrumental]
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Note:
In 2001 a digitally remastered version of this album was released,
containing the following bonus tracks:
- One For John Gee
- Love Story
- Christmas Song
In most cases these tracks were recorded during the sessions for this album,
but didn't make it to the final release for a variety of reasons.
Please check the Tull Songs section to access the lyrics to these songs.

 

All Lyrics: Chrysalis Records Ltd., London, UK, 1968 - All Rights Reserved.

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