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Thursday, November 22, 2012

A Gift of Roses from Jethro Tull at Fox Theatre

We've featured Detroit's beautifully restored Fox Theatre before, some two years ago, but Jethro Tull played there earlier this month and today, on Thanksgiving, we give you Jethro's "A Gift of Roses". Enjoy this day with your loved ones.  Thanks, John Stanfield, for the photo.

I count the hours... you count the days.
Together, we count the minutes in this Passion Play.
Walk dusty miles. And I ride that train
on a first class ticket, just to be with you again.

Picking up tired feet. Back from a far horizon.
Cleaned up and brushed down. Dressed to look the part.
Fresh from God's garden, I bring a gift of roses...
To stand in sweet spring water and press them to your heart.

Like the Kipling cat, I walk alone -
Never inviting trouble, never casting the stone.
But this badge of honour is of tarnished tin.
Light your guiding beacon to bring this fisher in.

Performing tomorrow night at the Fox is Chris Isaac, Saturday is the Jingle Bell Ball, Monday is Leonard Cohen and Tuesday is Christmas with the Rat Pack.

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