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Van Morrison song lyrics:
The Bang Masters
(see Discography entry)

  1. Brown Eyed Girl
  2. Spanish Rose (additional verse)
  3. Goodbye Baby (Baby Goodbye)
  4. Ro Ro Rosey
  5. Chick-A-Boom
  6. It's All Right
  7. Send Your Mind
  8. The Smile You Smile
  9. The Back Room
  10. Midnight Special
  11. T.B. Sheets
  12. He Ain't Give You None (alternate take)
  13. Who Drove the Red Sports Car
  14. Beside You
  15. Joe Harper Saturday Morning (additional verses)
  16. Madame George
  17. Brown Eyed Girl (alternate take)
  18. I Love You (The Smile You Smile)

Up Brown Eyed Girl

(Van Morrison)

Hey, where did we go
Days when the rains came?
Down in the hollow
Playin' a new game

Laughin' and a-runnin' hey-hey
Skippin' and a-jumpin'
In the misty mornin' fog with
Our, our hearts a-thumpin'
And you, a brown eyed girl
An you my brown eyed girl

And whatever happened
To Tuesday and so slow?
Goin' down the old mine with a
Transistor radio

Standin' in the sunlight laughin'
Hide behind a rainbow's wall
Slipppin' and a-slidin'
All along the waterfall with you
A brown eyed girl
You my brown eyed girl

Do you remember when
A we used to sing?
Sha la la la, la la la la, la-la, la-la-tee-da
Just like that
Sha la la la, la la la la, la la, la-la-tee-da
La-tee-da

(short instrumental)

So hard to find my way
Now that I'm all on my own
I saw you just the other day
My, how you have grown

Cast my memory back there, Lord
Sometime, I'm overcome thinkin' 'bout it
Makin' love in the green grass
A behind the stadium, with you
My brown eyed girl
A you're my brown eyed girl

Do you remember when
A we used to sing?

(Sha la la la, la la la la, la la, la-la-tee-da)
Lyin' in the green grass

Bip-bop, bip-bop, bip-bop, bip-bop, bip-bop, bip
(Sha la la la, la la la la, la-la, la-la tee da)

Sha la la la, la la la la, la-la, la-la-tee-da
La-tee-da, la-tee-da, la-tee-da
Da-da-da, da-da-da, da-da-da,da-da
(Sha la-la-la, la-la-la-la, la-la, la-la-tee-da)

FADES-
(Sha la la la, la la la la, la-la, la-la tee da)
Dut-dut-dut, dut-dut-dut, dut-dut-dut, dut-dut-dut

(Transcribed by ear; corrections requested and welcomed!)

Up Spanish Rose

The wine beneath the bed
The things we've done and said
And all the mem'ries
That come glancing back to me
In my loneliness

You're standing in the bridge
Beyond that stretch but our love reach
An consciousness has found me sometimes wondering
Where you're at

Umm, take me back again
Take me back one more time, Spanish rose.

(short instrumental and mandolin)

The way ya pulled the gate
Behind you when you said, "It ain't too late
Come on, let's swing the town and have a
Ball tonight

Yeah, hopin' you'd come through
And many others, too
And all the friends we used to have in days gone by
I'm wondering

If you'll take me back again
Take me back one more time, Spanish rose.

(short instrumental & mandolin solo)

And when the lights went out there
No one was about
An all the country in full bloom
In the room we danced

And many hearts were torn
And when the word went 'round
That ev'rything was wrong
And just couldn't be put right, it
Tore me up, it tore me up, Lord

(additional verse:)
The way you held a note
The trembling in your throat
That just beginning of your
Wondrous smile

The rising of the water
The winter winds of days gone by
I often ask myself and wonder why
It's gone?

Uhm, take me back again
Take me back one more time, Spanish Rose.

(short instrumental & mandolin)

In slumber you did sleep
The window I did creep
And touch your raven hair
And sang that song
Again to you

You did not even wince
You thought I was the Prince
To come and take you from your misery
And lonely castle wall

Uhm, take me back again
A take me back one more time, Spanish rose

Aah
Aah
Aah
Aah

FADES-
Umm
Umm
Da-da-da, da-da-da
Da-da-da, da-da-da-da
Da-da, da-da-da, da-da-da-da-da

(Transcribed by ear; corrections requested and welcomed!)

Up Goodbye Baby (Baby Goodbye)

(Bert Russell & Wes Farrell)

Goodbye baby
So long girl
I know you ain't gonna like it
But I'm steppin' right outta your world

But I'm comin' to your party
An', I won't be able to stay
But I'm gonna kiss you a-one more time, oh
Then I'm goin away

(Goodbye baby)
Umm-hmm
(Baby goodbye)
Umm

You made me lonely
Yeah-hey, you made me hurt
Like a fool, I give ya candy
You turn around and treated me like dirt

But still I'm gonna come to your party
And just before the break of day
I'm gonna touch ya
One more time, Lord
Then I'm goin' away

Sing it to me again, now

(Goodbye baby) um-hm, uh
(Baby goodbye)

Look out, what you see?
I see a train a comin

A train a-comin' down a long lonesome track
I tell ya girl, I gotta go on home, now
But deep down in your heart
You know that someday I'm, I'm comin back

An' I'm gonna look for you at your party
'Cause all the time I know that I'll find you there
And listen
I'm gonna dance with ya, a-one more time
Oh-ho, oh-ho yeah
Sing it to me tonight, now

(Goodbye baby)
Sing it sweet
(Baby goodbye)
Lord, you singin' so sweet tonight

(Goodbye baby)
Goodbye baby, baby, baby
(Baby goodbye)
I'll see you around sometime, Lord
FADES-
(Baby goodbye)
I-hi
I'll be on my merry way (baby goodbye)
Bye bye, bye bye, bye bye, bye bye
(Goodbye)

(Transcribed by ear; corrections requested and welcomed!)

Up Ro Ro Rosey

(Transcribed by ear; corrections requested and welcomed!)

Up Chick-A-Boom

(Van Morrison)

(Shut that door)
(clapping)
(Cross the floor) ha-ha

(whistling & guitar solo)

Hey girl!
When ya' swish and sway
In your yellow dress
'Cross the crowded room
Boom, chicka-boom, chicka-boom

Hey girl!
Freckles on your arms
Freckles on your face
Can't we find a place
In a crowded room, we go

Boom, chicka-boom, chicka-boom
(Chicka-boom, chicka-boom)
Boom (chicka-boom, chicka-boom-boom)
Boom chicka-boom, chicka-boom
(Chicka-chicka-chicka-boom)

A-hey, girl!
I'm goin' away
But I'm comin' back
With a ginger cat
What'd ya think a-that?

Hey girl!
I'm goin' away
But I'm comin' back
By the railroad track

Where the trains go by
And we sang and cry in gloom
Boom, chicka-boom
(Chicka-boom, chicka-boom)

Hey, girl!
(Chicka-boom, chick-a boom-boom)
When ya' swish and sway
(Chicka, chicka, chicka-boom)
In your yellow dress
'Cross the crowded room, boomĘ

Boom, chicka-boom, chicka-boom
(Chicka-boom, chicka-boom)
Boom, chicka-boom, chicka-boom
(Chicka-boom, chicka-boom)

Chicka-chicka, boom
Chicka-boom, chicka-boom, chicka-boom
(Chicka, chicka, chicka, boom)
Chicka-chicka, boom, chicka-boom
(Chicka, chicka boom)

Chick-chicka-boom
(Chicka-boom, chicka-boom-boom)
Chicka-boom, chicka-boom
(Chicka, chicka, chicka-boom
Chicka, chicka, chicka-boom
(Chicka boom, chicka-boom)
Chicka boom, chicka-boom
(Chick-a boom, chicka-boom)

Chick-chick-chick-chick-chick-chick
(Chicka-boom, chicka-boom-boom)
Chicka-boom, chicka-boom, chicka-boom-chick
(Chicka, chicka, chicka-boom)
Chicka-boom, chicka-boom

(Guitar solo fades to end)

(Chicka, chicka, chicka-boom)
(Chicka-boom, chicka-boom)

(Transcribed by ear; corrections requested and welcomed!)

Up It's All Right

(Van Morrison)

If it matters, how ya do it
How ya do it, is your thing
A if it matters which a-way, you go
That's your way to go

And if ya get it like that
That's the way you'll get it
'Cause, you get it like that
When you want to, be that way
When ya wanna be that way
That's the way, ya wanna be-yee-yee-yee-eee

Sing
(Hey) Hey-hey it's all right (it's all right)
(Hey) Hey-hey ah, it's all right (it's all right)

Now, what ya try to do to me?
Out there a-walkin', doesn't matter, baby
Ain't no question, no suggestion
Nothin' in my mind that can't be shut out
When I want it to be

Nothin' in yours, that can't be kept in
When ya open it up, and use it
Ain't nothin', you can't let out
If it's gotta be let out, just let it out

And don't worry which way it goes!

(Yeah-hey) yeah-hey, ah, it's all right (it's all right)
Well-yeah, it's all right (it's all right)

An-a how can I tell ya, that I love you?
How can I say, in so many words, in so many syllables?

Such a short space a-time, as this
Just turn it on, an' soak it in
I let it run off the walls, I'll let it down, with ya
Keep it, and don't lose it, or confuse it

(It's all right)

It's just right there a-layin'
Open, completely open, for everybody to see

Aah! (It's all right)

You got it!

(Yeah-hey) yeah-hey, ah (it's all right) it's all right
(Hey) hey-hey-hey-hey-yeaah

It's all right (it's all right)
FADES-
It's all right (yeah-hey)
It's all right, by God

(Transcribed by ear; corrections requested and welcomed!)

Up Send Your Mind

(Van Morrison)

(guitar intro)

(Send your mind)
(Send your mind)
(Send your mind)
(Send your mind)

Well you're out there, on the highway
While you're drivin', a-roll on by
Goin' south between the bridges
While the river's runnin' dry

And if ya can't come home
Please send your mind

(Send your mind)
(Send your mind)
(Send your mind)
(Send your mind)

Now you're talkin', where ya goin'
On the train that sees the road
'Cross the nation, passing stations
While the night is as black as coal

And if you can't come home
Please send your mind

(Send your mind)
(Send your mind)
Ooo!

(Guitar solo and Instrumental)

(Send your mind)
(Send your mind)

Well, if your handle ain't, on your heartbeat
And your headed between the sheet
And the sign isn't from the lamp post
On the corner of the street

And if ya can't come home
Please send your mind

(Send your mind)
(Send your mind)

Ooo-ooo-we

(Send your mind)
(Send your mind)

Ooo-ooo-wee-ooo
(Send your mind)

A we-we-eee
(Send your mind)

A we-eee
(Send your mind)

(pause)

Aah, little darlin'
(Send your mind)

Come on home
(Send your mind)

Come on home
(Send your mind)

Aah, send it, send it, send it
Send your mind (Send your mind)

Ah, try to send it, baby
(Send your mind)

All ya gotta do
(Send your mind)

song pauses

Shoo-be-do, shoo-be-do, shoo-be-do
(Send your mind)

Aah, send your mind
(Send your mind)

(Send your mind)

Go on send it darlin'

(Send your mind)

Come on home
(Send your mind)

(Transcribed by ear; corrections requested and welcomed!)

Up The Smile You Smile

The smile you smile is you
And I see through your laughing eyes
The smile you smile is you
And I see through your laughing eyes
And in the whirlpool of them
I can be in paradise

An I'd go roamin' in the gloamin'
And ever and a day with you
And I'd go roamin' in the gloamin'
And ever and a day with you
An' sit between the stars and say
Look, that's my point of view

I yi-yi, yi-yi, I love you
(I love you)
I yi-yi, yi-yi, I love you
(I love you)

And talk to trees and sunshine
Feel your lips against my lip
And talk to trees and sunshine
Feel your lips against my lip
And smell your sweet perfume
And even touch your fingertip

I yi-yi-yi, I love you
(I love you)

I yi-yi, I love, love you
(I love you)

I yi-yi, yi-yi-yi, love you.

(Transcribed by ear; corrections requested and welcomed!)

Up The Back Room

In the back room (in the back room)
In the back room (in the back room)
I waited for you (waited for you)
Ya waited for me (waited for me)

Rain came down, pitter-pat
Say, 'What'd you think, it's raining outside?'
You said, "So what"

You turned the record player on
Had a smoke, stood up
Walked across to the john
In a cloud of mist, couldn't resist

A kitty stepped into the hall
An' she rapped the door
Found the key in the letter box
She turned the door
Walked into the room
And said, 'What's goin' on?'
'I just got back from down the road

I gotta couple a-bottles a-wine
Somethin' to turn you on'
What-a ya think of that?

(In the back room)
(In the back room)

I said, 'Sit down cat, pull up a seat
You're soakin' wet'
Take off your coat n' hat
Wipe your feet on the mat

In the back room (in the back room)
In the back room (in the back room)
I waited for you (waited for you)
Ya waited for me (waited for me)

I said, 'What time is it, Charlie
Where did we go all day?"
We seem to get no where and do nothin'
But sit lookin' at each other
He said, 'I know'
'I been doin' the same thing for weeks'

I look at the clock
And all of a sudden I'm hypnotized
It speaks to me, it goes
'Tick-tock, tick-tock, tick-tock'
Ah-huh

The kitty said
'I don't know what you guys do
But I been workin' so hard, lately
That I can just only just fall asleep in bed'

So he played some more sounds
And grooved awhile
Somebody brought out some
Cherry wine, cherry wine

And we talked about what was goin' on
In the music world, and other things

A-ha-ha-ha, ha-ha

The rain outside came down
Like it came never before
Down it came, down it came, rain rain rain

And I said
'Baby what time is it, what time is it
'Tell me, what time is it?

'A-four-thirty'

So I peeked 'round the corner, the blind
An' there ya go
'There's another girl that's comin' home from school
Lookin' so cool, just learned her A's to Z's

And said, 'Hey man, don't look funny
All the little girls comin' home from school
And they're sittin', talkin' and drinkin'
And all them other funny things
A-ha-ha

And Charlie said to me
'Ya know what?'
I said, 'What?'

He said, "Man, you gotta go out there
'An do somethin' for yourself'

'Ya feel like ya wanna make it
Or else you gonna be sittin' 'round here
Like, nothin'

I said, "You're right'
I said "You're so right!'

He said
'I know' ah-ha
I said, 'Do ya?'

Said, 'You know, you're cuttin' records

'Cuttin' records right
You came through that
An', they get through all the time
You're gonna be out on the road
'Oh, out in on back street, man
On the, on the, highway

An' the colors are gonna run
All of a sudden, don't ya feel sick?
The next gig, you gotta make it
'I said, 'Yeah, I feel sick'

I said, 'Yeah, ya know I can't stay here
All the time, as much as I'd like to
But I just learn about all day and all night
An' dig sounds, and go down to the river

And once the artists go through the motions

Gotta do my thing

Aah-ah (in the back room)

Aah-ah

Gotta do my thing (in the back room)

In the back room (in the back room)
FADES-
In the back room (in the back room)

(Transcribed by ear; corrections requested and welcomed!)

Up Midnight Special

(trad arr. Bert Berns)

(Harmonica Intro)

(Let the midnight special)
Let the midnight special
(Shine it's light on me)
Shine a light on me
(Let the midnight special) let a midnight
(Shine it's ever-lovin light on me)
Ever-lovin' light on me

Yonder come Miss Rosey
How in the world do you know?
How in the world do you know?
Well, I know her by her apron
And the dress she wore

Umbrella on her shoulder
A piece-a paper in her hand
She gonna tell old John
She want a-back her man
She want back her man

(Let the midnight special)
Let the midnight special
(Shine it's light on me)
Shine a light on me
(Let the midnight special)
Let the midnight
(Shine it's ever-lovin' light on me)
Ever-lovin, light on

If ya ever go to Houston
Yeah, ya better walk right
Ya better not gamble
Ya sho' thing better not fight

And if you think
That no sheriff gon' arrest you
And some judge send you down
But you can bet your bottom dollar
Lord, you be chain gang bound
Chain gang bound

(Let the midnight special)
Let a midnight
(Shine it's light on me)
Shine, shine, shine, shine
(Let the midnight special)
Shine it on
(Shine it's ever lovin' light on me)
Shine on me, yeah

(Let the midnight special)
Shine, shine, shine, shine
(Shine it's light on me)
Shine on me
FADES-
(Let the midnight special)
Way in the midnight
(Shine it's ever lovin' light on me)
Way in the midnight, baby

(Transcribed by ear; corrections requested and welcomed!)

Up T.B. Sheets

(organ & harmonica intro)

Now listen, Julie baby
It ain't natural for you to cry in the midnight
It ain't natural for you to cry
Way in the midnight, through
Into the wee small hours
Long 'fore the break of dawn
Oh, Lord

Umm-hmm-ah

(harmonica & instrumental)

Now Julie, n' there ain't nothin' on my mind
More further away than what you're lookin' for

I seen a-when ya jumped at me
Lord, from behind the door
And looked into my eyes

Your little star stuck innuendoes
Inadequacies n' foreign bodies

An' the sunlight shinin' through the crack
In the window pane, numbs a-my brain

An' the sunlight shinin' through the crack
In the window pane, numbs my brain
Oh, Lord

Ha
I said, 'Open up the window'
'And let me breathe
I say, 'Open up the window'
And let me breathe

A-lookin' down the street below, Lord
I cried for ya
Ha, I cried
I cried for ya, uh-huh

Oh, Lord
The cool room
Lord, is a fool's room
The cool room
Lord, is a fool's room

And I can almost smell
Your T.B. sheets
An' I can almost smell
Your T.B. sheets
On your sick bed, ah

I gotta go, l gotta go
And you said
'Please stay, I wanna, I wanna, I wanna drink a-water
I wanna drink-a water
A-go in the kitchen an get me a drink a-water'

I said, 'I gotta go, I gotta go, baby

I said, 'I send, I send somebody around, later

J'know-a, we got John comin' around here, later
With-a, bottle of wine for you baby'
But I gotta go

(harmonica & instrumental)

The cool room
Lord, is a fool's room
The cool room
Lord, Lord, is a fool's room
A fool's room

And I can almost smell
Your T.B. sheets
I can almost smell
Your T.B. sheets
T.B.

I gotta go, I gotta go

I'll send 'round, send 'round
That one that mumbles, later on baby

I'll see what I can pick up for ya
Ya know-a
Yeah, I got a few things goin' too, yeah

Don't worry about it
Don't worry about it
Don't worry

Uh-huh
Go-go-go-go

Uh, gotta go
Gotta go, gotta, gotta go, gotta go, gotta go

Uh-huh-huh
All right
All right, yeah
Um-hmm

I turn on the radio
An' ya wanna hear a few tunes
Turn on the radio for ya

There you go
There you go
There ya go, baby
There ya go
Umm!

(harmonica & instrumental to end)

You be alright, too

Ha-ha

Yeah

Yeah, I know it ain't funny
It ain't funny at'all, baby

FADES-
You're layin' in the cool room, man
You're layin' in the cool room
In the cool room

(Transcribed by ear; corrections requested and welcomed!)

Up He Ain't Give You None (alternate take)

(Track begins with 'fade in' vocal)

Rockin' and rollin' with you

(V.M. says)
'Hold on there, hold it, hold it, hold on, hold it'

(Song stops)

(V.M says)
I think it should be 'free-er', ya know?
We should have a 'free thing' goin', ya know?
Ta-tum, tat-tum, tat-tut
You know what I mean?
Do it in a sorta

(Man cuts in and and answers)
'More a feeling of eighths'

(V.M says)
Yeah in, other than a choke thing?
You know it?
At the minute we have a choke thing goin'
Ya know what I mean?

(Song begins again)

(Count off begins)
'One'

(Studio man says)
'Four'

(Count off begins again)

A-one, two
And-a one, two

(Song Begins)

Little girl, little girl
Lord, you know it's true
Little girl, little girl
Lord, you know it's true
I 'm gonna have to stop
Rockin' and rollin' with you

Are you gonna
Lord, let me stand a-lone?
Are you gonna,
Lord, let me stand a-lone, now?
'Cause I caught you this mornin'
Before your daddy came home-a

And I've done more for you
Lord, than your daddy has ever done
I've done more for you
Than your daddy has ever done, I did
Give you my jellyroll, ha-ha
And he ain't give ya none
He ain't give ya none

(Instrumental)

Don't you ever go down
A-down on Curzon Street
Don't you ever go down
Down on Curzon Street
'Cause that's where old John
Flogs his daily meat
You can see him everyday, everyday, baby

He's lookin' for a little girl
An' a little boy, like me
He says he wanna make the time
Go so fast
But he gets up there
And you get down on the grass

Uh-huh, uh-huh

Keep away from Nottinghill Gate
Keep away from the Gate
Keep away, keep away from Nottinghill Gate, ah
You know they've got a flog time (?)
Around somewhere, when it gets late

Ya better not go there, now
I done more for you
Than your daddy ever done, I did
I been writin' things in ever (?)

Done more for you
Than your daddy has ever done
Give you my jellyroll
An' he ain't give you none

Keep it there
Keep it there
Keep it there
FADES-
Ain't give ya none
The back street jellyroll
Keep it there
Keep it there

(Transcribed by ear; corrections requested and welcomed!)

Up Who Drove the Red Sports Car

(Man says)
'Rolling on 6, You Can Make It On Your Own, on 6'

(V.M.)
(coughs and says) 'Sorry, Who Drove The Red Sports Car'

(Man says)
Who Drove The Red Sports Car, on 6

(Unidentified bandmember says)
He doesn't know what we're doin'

(Song Begins)

A-one, two, three

Who drove the red sports car from the mansion?
And laid upon the grass, in summertime?
And who done me out, high time fashion?
And made me read between the line?

And who said
'Follow the mind, it's your only chance'
Sit on your throne
But you gotta make it, on your own
On your own'

And who said a-ha, ha
Look at you, look at ya?
You got jam on your face

And who did your homework
And read your Bible?
And signed your name, every place?

And who said
'Fortunes untold lie, don't go by gold
You're much further known
But you gotta make it
On your own, on your own
Ow! Ah! Ah-ha

(Instrumental background)

And do you remember
Do you remember, this time?

I said it a long time ago

When I came walkin' down
I came walkin' down
By Maggie's place
A-ha-ha-ha

It started comin' on rain
It started comin' on rain
'Course, I had on nothin' but a shirt
And a pair of pants and I was gettin' wet
And I was gettin' wet

A-saturated, saturated, baby

And Maggie opened up the window
And Jane swung out her right arm
She said, 'Hi'
I said, 'Hi, how ya doin', baby?'

She said, 'Come on in, outta the rain
Come on in outta the rain
Lord, come on in outta the rain
Sit down by the fireside
Dry yourself'

Ah, ah-choo, do it, do it, a-ha-ha-ha

I got caught, I got caught
An' I got, gotta bag, gotta bag

Oh Lord, I said
'I don't mind if I do'

(Transcribed by ear; corrections requested and welcomed!)

Up Beside You

Little Jimmy's gone
Way out of the back street
Out of the window
Into the fallin' rain
And he's right on time
He's right on time

That's why Broken Arrow
Waved his finger
Down the road so dark and narrow
In the evenin'
Just before the Sunday six-bells chime

And way out on the highway
All the dogs are barkin' way down below
And you wander
Away from your hillside retreat and view

Away to wanderin'
The Northbridge way, out on the railroad
Together all the tippin' trucks will unload
All the scrapbooks they're together
They're stuck with glue

Yeah, I'll stand
Beside you, ah
Beside you, ha
Oh child
Ya never, never, never, wonder why

A never, never, never, never wonder why, at all
Ya never, never, never, never wonder why, at all
It's gotta be
Yeah, had to be

Across the crystal pavements
Way out in the country
Where you found the hillside mountain slide

The dynamo of your smile
Caressed the barefoot virgin child to wander
By your window in the nighttime 'cross the foam
Glidin', as ecstasy surrounds you

Through the night air your passin' time is open
Go well, against the pointed idle breeze
Across the footlights of the brazen silence easy

In the night you cry the spirits that-a
You want 'em tell yeah ev'rything's alright
Go ahead
And do it one more time, baby

Yeah, you're satisfied at this
And way up
And the sky comes down, kaleidoscope
Hold it open and you kiss

Ya hold the lantern in the doorway
For the freedom of it
And you make the night air comes in
Through your nostrils and you breathe
In-out, in-out
Ya breathe
A-just like that, just like that

Ya say how does it get ya
When it gets ya
'Cause when it gets ya
It gets ya
You may not know it
It's got ya!
'Til you turn around

And I'll point a finger at you
Point a finger at you
An say in which way
Which way, which way, which way, ah

That's alright-ah
'Cause I'm hip to it
Gonna do it right now

Behind you!

Beside you
A-beside you
Ooh child
A-never, never, never, never, never
Wonder why at all

No-oh

Never never never never wonder why at all
A never, never, never wonder why at all
It's gotta be
FADES-
Have to be

(Transcribed by ear; corrections requested and welcomed!)

Up Joe Harper Saturday Morning

When ya thought I was a stranger
When you looked upon me
When I came back
But to take you from disaster
I cannot master the four winds in your shack

In the roamin', in the gloamin'
You have brought and set before me
And I think that it's an omen
I'm just not what so many people see

And you shined your glory all around
Do not disguise what we did
I asked you for half a pound and you said
'Go see Joe Harper, Saturday morning kid'
'Go see Joe Harper, Saturday morning kid'

And the child held a ball
In the garden with the old queen
When ya kissed the lips and heart
Another stranger, ya know what I mean

And ya walked on the streets so lonely
In your own childish way
And ya thought that you would only, ha
Do it for today

And ya shined your glory all around
Do not disguise what we did
I asked you for half a pound and you said
'Go see Joe Harper, Saturday morning kid'
'Go see Joe Harper, Saturday morning kid'

And just stood outside the club
And the rain came down on his head
And it he got all soakin' wet
He says 'Go for yourself'
I said, 'I know'
Show Joe, I ain't conquered yet

And I walk away from the backstreet in the rain
And I saw how many times have I died
Then we turned on outside of the bus shelter
And I jumped on and said, 'Goodbye'

And I shined my glory all around
Did not disguise what I did
Tried to keep it underground but they said
'Go see Joe Harper, Saturday morning, kid'
FADES-
You gotta
Go see Joe Harper, Saturday morning
Saturday morning
Saturday morning

(Transcribed by ear; corrections requested and welcomed!)

Up Madame George

(Background party atmosphere with conversation and guitar)

(V.M.)
'Hey, put your fur boots on'

'One'
(Lead guitar begins)

'Mind your own business'
'I won't break a leg'
'What?'
'We'll be coming here often'

(Song begins, partying in background though song)

Down on Cyprus Avenue
With a child-like visions leaping into view
The click and clacking of the high-heel shoe
Ford and Fitzroy, Madam George

Marching with the soldier boy behind (woo-woo)
He's much older now with hat on, drinkin' wine (woo-woo)
And the smell of sweet perfume
Comes drifting through, yeah (woo-woo)
The cool night breeze like Shalimar (woo-woo)

And then your self control lets go
Suddenly, you're up against the bathroom door
The hallway lights out front are getting dim
You're in the front room touching him
(oh yeah, oh yeah, oh yeah)

Yeah, outside they're makin' all the stops (woo-woo)
Kids out in the street collecting bottle tops (woo-woo)
Goin' for cigarettes and matches to the shop (woo-woo)
Happy trickin', Madam George (woo-woo)

Aah, that's when ya fall (fall, fa-wall)
Aah, that's when ya fall (fall, fa-wall)
I see you fall (fall, fa-wall)
Aah, fall you all

You fall into a trance
Sitting on a sofa playing games of chance
With your folded arms, an history books
You glance, into the eyes of Madam George

An' ya think ya found a bag (woo-woo-ooo)
You're getting weaker
And your knees begin to sag (woo-woo-ooo)
And in the corner
Playin' dominoes in drag (woo-woo-ooo)
The one and only, Madam George-a (woo-woo)

And outside the frosty window raps
She says, 'Be cool, be cool, I think that it's the cops'
Stands up, drops everything she gots
It's not easy, now ya know

Aah, now she says she's gotta go, gotta go
Catch a train from Dublin up to Sandy Row
In the wind and rain and fog and slush and snow
Keep on goin', keep on goin' wrong-a

Aah, we all said good-bye
Oh, goodbye, goodbye, goodbye (woo-woo)
We know you're pretty far out

Yeah! ha (woo-woo-ooo)

All the little boys comin' 'round
They got gold cigarette lighters in their pockets (woo-woo-ooo)
Walkin' away from it all

So cool (woo-woo-ooo)
So cool, so cool
Yeah-aah, tell me more

Aah, that's when ya fall (fall-fall, you all)
Aah, that's when you fall (fall-fall, you all)
I seen ya fall (fall-fall-you-all)
I saw ya fall (fall-fall-you-all)
That's when you

(Transcribed by ear; corrections requested and welcomed!)

Up Brown Eyed Girl (alternate take)

Stand by please
Rolling on 6, Brown Eyed Girl on 6

One, two
A-one, two, three

(Guitar solo & Instrumental)

Hey, where did we go
Days when the rains came?
Down in the hollow
Playin' a new game

Laughin' and a-runnin' hey-hey
Skippin' and a-jumpin'
In the misty mornin' fog with
Our, our hearts a-thumpin'
And you, a brown eyed girl
You my brown eyed girl

And whatever happened
To Tuesday and so slow?
Goin' down the old mine with a
Transistor radio

Standin' in the sunlight laughin'
Hide behind a rainbow's wall
Slippin' and a-slidin'
All along the waterfall with you
A brown eyed girl
You're my brown eyed girl

Do you remember when
We used to sing?

Sha la la la, la la la la, la-la-la-tee da
Hey, hey
Sha la la la, la la la la, la-la-la-tee-da
La-tee-da
Umm!

So hard to find my way
Now that I'm on my own
Seen you just the other day, baby
A-my, how you have grown

Cast my memory back there, Lord
Sometime, I'm overcome thinkin' 'bout it
Makin' love in the green grass
Behind the stadium, with you
A brown eyed girl
You're my brown eyed girl

Do you remember when
A we used to sing?

(Sha la la la, la la la la, la la la-tee-da)
Umm!
(Sha la la la, la la la la, la la la-tee-da)
La-tee-da

(Instrumental & guitar)

Oh baby
(Sha la la la, la la la la, la la la-tee-da)
Do you remember
Layin' on the green grass?
(Sha la la la, la la la la, la la la-tee-da)
FADES-
A behind the stadium
And bip-bop-bip-bop-bip-bop-bip-bop-bip-bop-bip
(Sha la la la, la la la la, la la la-tee-da)

(Transcribed by ear; corrections requested and welcomed!)

Up I Love You (The Smile you Smile)

Smile you smile is you and I
See through your laughing eyes
The smile you smile is you and I
See through your laughing eyes
Oh, baby
In the whirlpool of them, I
Can be in paradise

I'd go roamin' in the gloamin'
And ever and a day with you
Oh yes, I will
I'd go roamin' in the gloamin'
And ever and a day with you
Oh baby
Sit between the stars and say
That's my point of view
Oh yes

I yi, yi, yi, love you

I yi, yi, yi yi, love you

In the purple heather
On a hillside mountain fog we'll stray
Oh yeah
In the purple heather
On a hillside mountain fog we'll stray

Oh yeah
An' chase the colored grass
Around us in the same old way

I yi, yi, yi, yi love you, baby
I yi, yi, yi, yi love you, oh yeah.

(Transcribed by ear; corrections requested and welcomed!)

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