MINSTREL IN THE GALLERY
 

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The minstrel in the gallery looked down upon the smiling faces.
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 He met the gazes --- observed the spaces between the old men's cackle.
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Then he brewed a song of love and hatred--obliquesuggestions and he waited.
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He polarized the pumpkin-eaters --- static-humming panel-beaters ---
 

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The minstrel in the gallery looked down on the rabbit-run.
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And threw away his looking-glass - saw his face in everyone.
(REST THE SAME)

He pacified the nappy-suffering, infant-bleating
  one-line jokers --- T.V. documentary makers
  (overfed and undertakers).
Sunday paper backgammon players --- family-scarred
  and women-haters.
Then he called the band down to the stage and he
  looked at all the friends he'd made.

The minstrel in the gallery looked down on the
  rabbit-run.
And threw away his looking-glass - saw his face in
  everyone.
 

Words and music by  IAN ANDERSON

TRANSCRIPTION BY PACO JIMENEZ (SPAIN)
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