Jack Frost and the Hooded Crow by Jethro Tull

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Jethro Tull (2003)

The Jethro Tull Christmas Album is the 21st studio album released by Jethro Tull, on September 30, 2003. As of 2019, it is the band’s most recently released studio album.

Jack Frost and the Hooded Crow is the song I chose from this album.

Through long December nights we talk in words of rain or snow
While you, through chattering teeth, reply and curse us as you go.
Why not spare a thought this day for those who have no flame
To warm their bones at Christmas time?
Say Jack Frost and the Hooded Crow.

Now as the last broad oak leaf falls, we beg: consider this —
There’s some who have no coin to save for turkey, wine or gifts.
No children’s laughter round the fire, no family left to know.
So lend a warm and a helping hand —
Say Jack Frost and the Hooded Crow.

As holly pricks and ivy clings,
Your fate is none too clear.
The Lord may find you wanting, let your good fortune disappear.
All homely comforts blown away and all that’s left to show
Is to share your joy at Christmas time
With Jack Frost and the Hooded Crow.

Through long December nights we talk in words of rain or snow
While you, through chattering teeth, reply and curse us as you go.
Why not spare a thought this day for those who have no flame
To warm their bones at Christmas time?
Say Jack Frost and the Hooded Crow.

Now as the last broad oak leaf falls, we beg: consider this —
There’s some who have no coin to save for turkey, wine or gifts.
No children’s laughter round the fire, no family left to know.
So lend a warm and a helping hand —
Say Jack Frost and the Hooded Crow.

As holly pricks and ivy clings,
Your fate is none too clear.
The Lord may find you wanting, let your good fortune disappear.
All homely comforts blown away and all that’s left to show
Is to share your joy at Christmas time
With Jack Frost and the Hooded Crow.

Through long December nights we talk in words of rain or snow
While you, through chattering teeth, reply and curse us as you go.
Why not spare a thought this day for those who have no flame
To warm their bones at Christmas time?
Say Jack Frost and the Hooded Crow.

Songwriters: Ian Anderson

30 Comments Add yours

  1. It seems like a nice Christmas drinking song.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      It was a new one for me. Cheers and Happy Holidays, Jim.

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      1. Thanks Li and I wish you and your family a Merry Christmas.

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        1. msjadeli says:

          Thanks Jim. It’s sunny and the snow is all gone, so it may be a summery Christmas!

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  2. badfinger20 says:

    Good one Lisa…Never heard this one before.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      ๐Ÿ™‚ Glad you like it. I’m surprised this was their last album.

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      1. badfinger20 says:

        They are one of a kind… like Dave said the other day… who builds their band around a flute?
        Iโ€™m surprised also… they have a big following.

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        1. msjadeli says:

          I didn’t see Dave say that. Good point! Ian has great qi/chi.

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  3. Just love the full sound of their music! Nice choice. Merry Christmas! ๐Ÿ‘๐ŸŽ„

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Glad you like their music and agree with you. Merry Christmas, Nesie!

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  4. It’s funny I have this kind-of preconception of Jethro Tull, who were before my time, but this was not at all it. Great choice.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Jethro Tull rocked my world back then. They didn’t get a huge amount of radio play except for their big hits, but I was given an 8-track of Aqualung (lol) and that was it for me. Glad you enjoyed the song. One of Jethro Tull’s hallmarks is social commentary.

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  5. willowdot21 says:

    Absolutely love Jethro Till and their old English mix on music, I live the Christmas songs as the probably were in their day pagan . Great choice. ๐Ÿ’œ Happy Christmas ๐Ÿ’œ

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Willow great comment and I believe they would be also, especially Ian as Pan with his flute ๐Ÿ˜‰ Happy Christmas to you!

      Like

      1. willowdot21 says:

        Thank you be well and happy ๐Ÿ’œ

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  6. memadtwo says:

    Who knew? Yes, great choice. (K)

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    1. msjadeli says:

      I bet you could do some great collages with Jethro Tull music ๐Ÿ™‚

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      1. memadtwo says:

        It is like a collage.

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        1. msjadeli says:

          ๐Ÿ™‚ yes it is now that you mention it

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  7. ghostmmnc says:

    Never heard this one before, but oooh I like it! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Yes, it is very cool isn’t it ๐Ÿ™‚

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  8. Good tune, Lisa. I had forgotten about JTโ€™s Christmas album. Also, thereโ€™s actually a Jan 2022 JT album, โ€œThe Zealot Gene,โ€ though one could call it an Ian Anderson effort released under the Tull name. That said, it not bad.๐Ÿ˜€

    I reviewed it at the time: https://christiansmusicmusings.wordpress.com/2022/02/01/jethro-tull-release-first-new-album-in-more-than-20-years/

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Just read and listened to your post. Tasty and sorry I missed this before.

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      1. Thanks, Lisa. And, please, you don’t have to apologize! ๐Ÿ™‚

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        1. msjadeli says:

          You’re welcome, my friend.

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  9. Badfinger (Max) says:

    Well you found one I’ve never heard…of course I like it. I also LOVE that album cover…its perfect.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      I posted it back during A2Z (I think) I’m going through old Christmas posts for this week (you inspired me to do some holiday posts.) There is one more Tull song on the horizon. Glad you liked this one. Yes very atmospheric album cover.

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      1. Badfinger (Max) says:

        I can’t believe I forgot this one…but with all the posts I read…it can happen I guess lol.

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        1. msjadeli says:

          Oh I know what you mean, Max ๐Ÿ™‚

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