Locomotive Breath
Jethro Tull
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In the shuffling madness
Of the locomotive breath
Runs the all-time loser
Headlong to his death
Oh, he feels the pistons screaming
Steam breaking on his brow
Old Charlie stole the handle
And the train it won't stop going
No way to slow down
Peak Chart Position
  • peaked at No. 62 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1976
  • it was originally released as a single in October 1971 - it didn't chart in the UK or the U.S.
  • from Jethro Tull's fourth studio album, Aqualung (1971)
  • on the record:
       Ian Anderson- lead vocals, flute, guitar, bass drum, hi-hat
       John Evan- piano
       Martin Barre- electric guitar
       Jeffrey Hammond- bass
       Clive Bunker- drums
  • written by Ian Anderson
  • produced by Ian Anderson, Terry Ellis
  • mixed by Allen Zentz
  • engineered by John Burns
  • recorded at Island Studios, London
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