Minstrel In The Gallery
Jethro Tull
The minstrel in the gallery looked down upon the smiling faces
He met the gazes observed the spaces between the old men's cackle
He brewed a song of love and hatred, oblique suggestions and he waited
Peak Chart Position
  • peaked at No. 79 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1975
  • from Jethro Tull's eighth studio album, Minstrel in the Gallery (1975)
  • Jethro Tull:
         Ian Anderson - vocals, flute, acoustic guitar
         Martin Barre - electric guitars
         John Evan - piano and organ
         Jeffrey Hammond - bass guitar and string bass
         Barriemore Barlow - drums, percussion
  • written by Ian Anderson, Martin Barre
  • produced by Ian Anderson
  • engineered by Robin Black
  • recorded at Radio Monte Carlo with the Maison Rouge Mobile studio
  • length: 4:10 (single edit), 8:13 (album track)
  • Chrysalis Records label
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