ladies lyrics – jethro tull

ladies of leisure,
with their eyes on the back roads.
all looking for strangers,
to whom they extend welcomes
with a smile and a glimpse of
pink knees and elbows;
of satin and velvet
good ladies, good fortune.

they sing of their heroes:
of solitary soldiers
invested in good health
and manner most charming.
whose favors are numbered
(none the less well intended)
by hours in a minute;
by those ladies who bless them.

/ jethro tull lyrics