jack a lynn lyrics – jethro tull

cold aeroplanes, slow boats, warm trains
remind me of jack-a-lynn.
lush hotels and pretty girls
won’t cheer the misty mood i’m in.
silly, sad — i’ve never had to write this before
oh, jack-a-lynn.
funny how long nights allow
thoughts of jack-a-lynn.
when phantoms tread around my bed
to offer restless dreams they bring.
and it’s just the time and place to find
a sad song to play
for jack-a-lynn.
magpies that shriek, old boots that leak
call me to jack-a-lynn.
coal-black cats in policeman’s hats
nosing where the mice have been.
and the long miaow’s beginning now
and i’m far, far from home —
and jack-a-lynn.
oh, jack-jack-a-lynn

/ jethro tull lyrics