"Seventeen Hands" as written by Orlando Weeks, Hugo White, Felix White and Rupert Jarvis....
Call out the soft sound
The four letter word that you found
Call it out
Call out the soft sound
And make it round
Everyone together
Hell for leather over good ground

All caught up and love struck
All caught up in love struck hands, struck hands
You’re all caught up and love struck
Never seem to get enough
And everything you wanted
Gonna get it go aesthetic go

Hold out your left one
The number three finger from your thumb
And put it on, put it on the left one
And lay it down one upon the other
As a measure of the way it stands

All caught up and love struck
All caught up in love struck hands, struck hands
You’re all caught up and mud stuck
Money made on good luck
And everything you wanted
Gonna get it go aesthetic go

So call out you’re all fired up
You’re all fired up
Call it out
Call out you’re all fired up
You’re all fired up
Call it out

Call out if you’re love struck
All caught up with love struck hands around
Call out, you found it out

Cos you always would set it up
Only to let up

Hey, hey those are silver hairs
On your father’s chin
And on your mother’s head

Hey, hey those are still laughter lines
On your father’s brow
And round your mother’s eyes.


Lyrics submitted by Tennie7

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    General CommentI read somewhere that this song was written about his great-grandfather, who placed a bet on a horse. It won and his great-grandfather was able to afford to marry his great-grandmother. Whether this is true or not I don't know, but it seems to fit the lyrics nicely, with regard to hands being a measure of height in horses and the line 'money made on good luck'. This is one of my all time favourite songs, I think the lyrics are beautiful and tell a wonderful little story of two people's love for each other.
    Salt23on April 13, 2014   Link

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