“You were kissed by a witch, one night in the wood”…..as we take the first steps into the long dark of winter. “Witch’s Promise” from 1970

Witch’s Promise – Jethro Tull (1970) HQ Audio / HD Video

“Witch’s Promise” was released as a single in 1970 with “Teacher” as the b-side. I remember the track from the Living In The Past double album, which is LP on which it was released in 1972. This was one of the first Tull albums I can remember listening to and it was tracks like “Witch’s Promise” which(! 😉 made me a huge fan of the group.

I’ve been experimenting with toon effects recently and trying out different combination of effects on a few different videos….I really liked how this one looked as I was able to achieve a more “watercolor” effect than most…..I think it’s a much more interesting video than the original (which looks pretty nasty in comparison…too much hair, bad lighting, color bleed, low-res video….all of which seemed to make this video work…..but again, I may be a bit biased).

So….as we leave autumn and take our first steps into the long winter, here’s a final adieu to the witching season of 2014…from 44 years ago….”Witch’s Promise”. I hope you enjoy the video!

As usual HUGE THANKS to everyone who’s art made this new art possible….THANK YOU!!!!! and also as usual….THANK YOU! for watching!

[Lyrics]
Lend me your ear while I call you a fool
You were kissed by a witch, one night in the wood
And later insisted your feelings were true
The witch’s promise was coming
Believing he listened while laughing you flew

Leaves falling red, yellow, brown, all look the same
And the love you have found, lay outside in the rain
Washed clean by the water but nursing his pain
The witch’s promise was coming
And you look and there’s where for your own selfish gain

Keep looking, keep looking for somewhere to be
Well, you’re wasting your time, they’re not stupid like he is
Meanwhile leaves are still falling, you’re too blind to see

You won’t find it easy now, it’s only fair
He was willing to cater to you, but you didn’t care
You’re waiting for more but you’ve already had your share
The witch’s promise is turning
So don’t you wait up for him, he’s going to be late

 

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