How Long Can You Tread Water?

April 19, 2017

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Every rant on the west island in the early seventies had several prerequisites: fellow Rennie folks, one or two guitars and someone who could play them, copious quantities of liquor and smokable material, and good music which always included Zeppelin, the Stones and Jethro Tull.

From the 1971 album Aqualung, a classic of the times, a song questioning our religious intentions…(I always loved how this song lacks any real intro. It simply ‘gets on with it’).
From chasing money, women and guns to western heros killing Indians to the ‘gory glory seekers who use his name in death’ (there are more than a few of us who are guilty as charged)…

Jethro Tull – Hymn 43

Yt post by Egista7

Hymn 43 chords:

Lyrics
Our father high in heaven, smile down upon your son
Who’s busy with his money games, his women and his gun
Oh Jesus save me
And the unsung Western hero, killed an Indian or three,
And then he made his name in Hollywood
To set the white man free
Oh Jesus save me
If Jesus saves, well He’d better save Himself
From the gory glory seekers who use His name in death
Oh Jesus save me
If Jesus saves, well He’d better save Himself
From the gory glory seekers who use His name in death
Oh Jesus save me
Well, I saw Him in the city and on the mountains of the moon
His cross was rather bloody
He could hardly roll His stone
Oh Jesus save me

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