Good morning Weathercock:
How did you fare last night?
Did the cold wind bite you,
Did you face up to the fright
When the leaves spin from October
And whip around your tail?
Did you shake from the blast,
Did you shiver through the gale?

Give us direction; the best of goodwill,
Put us in touch with fair winds.
Sing to us softly, hum evening's song.
Tell us what the blacksmith has done for you.

Do you simply reflect changes
In the patterns of the sky,
Or is it true to say the weather heeds
The twinkle in your eye?
Do you fight the rush of winter;
Do you hold snowflakes at bay?
Do you lift the dawn sun from the fields
And help him on his way?

Good morning Weathercock: make this day bright.
Put us in touch with your fair winds.
Sing to us softly, hum evening's song.
Point the way to better days we can share with you.

Lyrics submitted by Philadelphia Eagles

"Weathercock" as written by Ian Anderson

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    Song MeaningIt's fairly straight forward, the whole album uses animals and other country-type to make observations about the world and humans. This song is literally about a weathercock, performing its simple job and pointing the way to better days. One can just imagine exiting a farm, looking up at the iron rooster, and wondering whether it is the weather controlling the cock, or the other way round.
    TAIon September 24, 2013   Link
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    General CommentI believe Ian Anderson to be the greatest rock lyrisist ever. It's not just the music, but the lyrics as well. He definately has not been given the credit that he truly deserves. Maybe someday this will happen.
    boneric22on February 15, 2011   Link
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    General Commenti love this song, i always look foward to christmas when i can listen to this album and hear it.
    Good morning Weathercock,
    Make this day bright.'s in hopes for a good day, nothing extra, just a easy, regauler day (emotionally?)
    ffour4on December 26, 2004   Link
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    General CommentFantastic mandolin playing!
    BoultersCanaryon October 18, 2009   Link

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