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Van Morrison song lyrics:
Blowin' Your Mind
(see Discography entry)

  1. Brown Eyed Girl
  2. He Ain't Give You None
  3. T.B. Sheets
  4. Spanish Rose
  5. Goodbye Baby (Baby Goodbye)
  6. Ro Ro Rosey
  7. Who Drove the Red Sports Car
  8. Midnight Special
  9. Spanish Rose *
  10. Ro Ro Rosey *
  11. Goodbye Baby (Baby Goodbye) *
  12. Who Drove the Red Sports Car *
  13. Midnight Special *

* (Alternate unissued take on 1994 re-reissue)

Up Brown Eyed Girl

Hey, where did we go
Days when the rains came ?
Down in the hollow
Playing a new game,
Laughing and a-running, hey, hey,
Skipping and a-jumping
In the misty morning fog with
Our, our hearts a-thumping
And you, my brown-eyed girl,
You, my brown-eyed girl.

Whatever happened
To Tuesday and so slow
Going down to the old mine with a
Transistor radio.
Standing in the sunlight laughing
Hide behind a rainbow's wall,
Slipping and a-sliding
All along the waterfall
With you, my brown-eyed girl,
You, my brown-eyed girl.

Do you remember when we used to sing
Sha la la la la la la la la la la dee dah
Just like that
Sha la la la la la la la la la la dee dah
La dee dah.

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 thinking about
Making love in the green grass
Behind the stadium
With you, my brown-eyed girl,
You, my brown-eyed girl.

Do you remember when we used to sing
Sha la la la la la la la la la la dee dah
Laying in the green grass
Sha la la la la la la la la la la dee dah
Dee dah dee dah dee dah dee dah dee dah dee
Sha la la la la la la la la la la la la
Dee dah la dee dah la dee dah la
D-d-d-d-d-d-d-d-d-d...

Up He Ain't Give You None

(Van Morrison)

Little girl, little girl, Lord, you know it's true
Little girl, little girl, Lord, you know it's true, now
I don't wanna stop, rockin' and rollin' with you

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

An I done more for you
Than your daddy has ever done
I done more for you
Than your daddy has ever done
Give ya my jelly roll
And he ain't give ya none

Let's go, Eric

(instrumental and guitar solo)

Don't you ever go down
Down on Curzon Street, it's bad
Don't you ever go down
Down on Curzon Street
That's where old John
Flogs his daily meat

Maybe sometime he say leave-a
Little boy, an li'l girl behind
I got messed up 'round somewhere
Called Notting Hill Gate

I lived up there for a while
But I moved out
And when I moved out I was in such a state
Ain't never goin' back there

But I'm, I'm sure I've done more for you
Than your daddy has ever done, baby
Made you learn you syllables

Done more for you
Than your daddy has ever done, oh Lord, ha-ha
Give ya my jellyroll
He ain't give ya none
Stay on the move

In the back street
In the back street I give you my jellyroll
Oh, I give it to ya, ha-ha

Ya 'member when we were down in the, the alley
And I said, 'The lights are out, baby this is it, ya know'?
Ha-ha-ha
Alright, we got a good thing goin'

You can leave now
If ya don't like what's happenin'
You know like we got, ha
A few things goin', you know, ha-ha
Ah-ha, it's a drag, ha-ha
Ah-huh, that's what you call it
FADES-
It's the name of the game.

Up T.B. Sheets

Now listen, Julie baby,
it ain't natural for you to cry in the midnight.
It ain't natural for you to cry way into midnight through,
Until the wee small hours long 'fore the break of dawn,
Oh Lord, huh uh ha. Ha.

Now Julie, an' there ain't nothin' on my mind
More further 'way than what you're lookin' for.
I see the way you jumped at me, Lord, from behind the door
And looked into my eyes.
Your a little star struck innuendos
Inadequacies an' foreign bodies,
And the sunlight shining through the crack in the window pane
Numbs my brain,
And the sunlight shining through the crack in the window pane
Numbs my brain, oh Lord.

Ha, so open up the window and let me breathe.
I said open up the window, shh shh shh shh shh and let me breathe.
I'm looking down to the street below, Lord, I cried for you,
Ha ha, I cried, I cried for you, ha ha. 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
And I can almost smell your T.B. sheets
On your sick bed.

I gotta go, I gotta go
And you said, "Please stay, I wanna, I wanna,
I want a drink of water, I want a drink of water,
Go in the kitchen get me a drink of water."
I said, "I gotta go, I gotta go, baby."
I said, "I'll send, I'll send somebody around here later.
You know we got John comin' around here later
With a bottle of wine for you, baby - but I gotta go."

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 around, send around one that grumbles later on, babe.
We'll see what I can pick up for you, you know.
Yeah, I got a few things gotta do.
Don't worry about it, don't worry about it, don't worry.
Huh uh, go, go, go, I've gotta go, gotta go, gotta go, gotta go,
Gotta go, gotta go, huh uh, all right, all right, huh huh huh.

I turned on the radio,
If you wanna hear a few tunes, I'll turn on the radio for you.
There you go, there you go, there you go, baby, there you go, huh.

You'll be all right, too, huh huh, ha ha, yeah.
I know it ain't funny, it ain't runny at all, baby,
Always laying in the cool room, man, laying in the cool room,
In the cool room, in the cool room.


UpSpanish Rose

The wine beneath the bed,
The things we've done and said
And all the memories that come glancing back to me
In my loneliness
You're standing in the breach
Beyond that stretch, but our love will reach
Unconsciousness that find me sometimes wondering
Where you're at.
Hmm, take me back again,
Take me back one more time, Spanish rose.

The way you pulled the gate
Behind you when you said, "It ain't too late,
Come on, let's have a ball
And swing the town tonight."
And hoping 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.

And when the lights went out
And no one was abandoning the country in full bloom,
In the room we danced
And many hearts were torn
And when the word went around that everything was wrong
And couldn't be put right
It tore me up, it tore me up.

In slumber you did sleep,
The window I did creep
And touch your raven hair and sing 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 walls.
Ah, take me back again,
Take me back one more time, Spanish rose.

(fadeout)
Ah ah, ah ah,
Mmmj, mmm,
Da da da di da da da ...


UpGoodbye Baby (Baby Goodbye)

Goodbye baby, so long girl.
I know you ain't gonna like it,
But I'm stepping right out in your world
For I'm coming to your party
And I won't be able to stay,
But I'm gonna kiss you one more time, Lord,
Then I'm going away.
Goodbye baby hmm, baby goodbye hmm.

You may be lonely, yeah, you may be hurt,
Like a fool I gave you candy,
You turned 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 you one more time, Lord,
Then I'm going away.
Sing it to me again
Goodbye baby hmm ha, baby goodbye.

Look out, what you see?
I see a train a-coming,
A train a-coming down the long lonesome track.
I'll tell you, girl, I gotta go on home now,
But deep down in your heart
You know that someday I'm, I'm coming back
And 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 you
One more time, oh yeah.
Sing it to me tonight now
Goodbye baby, sing it sweet baby goodbye.

Lord, you're singing so sweet tonight Goodbye baby
Goodbye baby baby baby baby goodbye
I'll see you around sometime, Lord Goodbye baby...


UpRo Ro Rosey

Ro ro ro ro ro ro ro rosey,
Ro ro ro ro ro ro ro rosey.
You're the apple of my eye,
Ice cream in my cherry pie, pie.

She's just sixteen and she's not yet grown,
She never goes out on her own.
She lives way up on the Avenue of Trees,
Where I chanced to walk in the cool night breeze.
And I, I see her face, her smile, her hair,
I cry, "Oh, uh uh uh uh, uh uh uh uh."

Ro ro ro ro ro ro ro rosey,
Ro ro ro ro ro ro ro rosey.
You're the apple of my eye,
Ice cream in my cherry pie, pie,
Huh uh, huh uh, huh uh.

She came on walking down the avenue and I said,
"Baby, can I come in, baby, can I come in
And love you one more time ?"
She said, "I love you, babe."
I said, "D-d-d-do you, whoa woman, do you,
Do you love me ?"

Ro ro ro ro ro ro ro rosey,
Ro ro ro ro ro ro ro rosey.
You're the apple of my eye,
Ice cream in my cherry pie.


UpWho Drove the Red Sports Car

(Van Morrison)

Who drove the red sports car from the mansion
And laid upon the grass in summer time?
And who done me out high time fashion
And made me read between the lines?
And who said, "Follow the mind, it's your only chance,
Sit on your throne, you got to make it on your own, on your own"?

And who said, "Ha, ha, look at you, look at you,
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 better known, you got to make it on your own,
On your own." Ah, ah, uh-huh.

And do you remember, do you remember this time,
I said a long time ago when I came walkin' down,
I came walkin' down, ha, by Maggie's place, ha ha ha,
It started comin' on rain, huh, it started comin' on rain,

'Cause I had nothing on but a shirt and a pair of pants
And I was getting wet, I was getting wet, saturated, saturated, baby
And Maggie opened up the window and Jane swung out her right arm,
She said, "Hi!" I said. "Hi, how're you doing, baby?"
She said, "Come on in out the rain, come on in out the rain,
Lord, come on in out the rain, sit down by the fireside,
And dry yourself." Achoo, do it, do it, a-ha ha ha, I got caught,
I got caught An I got, got a bag, got a bag, baby, oh Lord,
I said, "I don't mind if I do, I don't mind if I do." Ha, aah...

Haa, it's a bag
I mean, huh, you know you gotta
You know, you sort-a turn it upside down
Somethin' like, put it on a rack
Fold it n', press it 'n
FADES-
Call it a record or somethin' like that goin'
You guys have got a sure thing...


UpMidnight Special

Let the midnight special
Let the midnight special
Shine its light on me
Shine a light on me,
Let the midnight special
Let the midnight...
Shine its ever-loving light on me
Ever loving 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 of paper in her hand,
She gonna tell old John
She want back her man,
She want back her man.

Let the midnight special
Let the midnight special
Shine its light on me
Shine a light on me.
Let the midnight special
Let the midnight...
Shine its ever-loving light on me
Ever loving light on...

If you ever go to Houston,
Yeah, you better walk right,
You'd better not gamble
And sure thing better not fight.
The next thing you know
The sheriff gonna arrest you
And some judge send you down
And you can bet your bottom dollar
Lord, you'll be chaingang bound,
Chaingang bound.

Let the midnight special
Let the midnight
Shine its light on me
Shine, shine, shine, shine,
Let the midnight special
Shine on,
Shine its ever-loving light on me
Shine on me, yeah.

Let the midnight special
Shine, shine, shine,
Shine its light on me
Shine, shine on me,
Let the midnight special
Way into midnight,
Shine its ever-loving light on me
Way into midnight, baby,
Let the midnight special
Waah...


Up Spanish Rose

(Van Morrison)

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

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

(Instrumental & mandolin solo)

The way you pulled the gate
Behind you when you said
"It ain't too late come on, let's have a ball an
Swingin' time tonight

An hoping 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

(Instrumental & mandolin solo)

And when the lights went out
There no one was about
In 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
Couldn't be put right
It tore me up
Tore me up

The way you held the note
The trembling in your throat
That just beginning of your, a-wondrous smile

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

You have to take me back again
Take me back one more time, Spanish Rose

(Instrumental & mandolin solo)

In slumber you did sleep
The window I did creep
And touch your raven hair
And sing that song, again to you

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

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

FADES-
Aah


Up Ro Ro Rosey

(Van Morrison)

Ro-ro, ro-ro-ro-ro-ro, Rosey
Ro-ro, ro-ro-ro-ro-ro, Rosey

You're the apple of my eye
Ice cream in my cherry pie i-i-i-i
Pie-i-i-hi-i
Umm!

A-she's just sixteen
An' she's not yet grown

An' she never goes out on her own
But, she lives on the Avenue of Trees

Where I chanced to walk
In the cool night breeze

Wanna see her face, smell her hair
I cry, Lord, cry Lord

Ro-ro, ro-ro-ro-ro-ro, Rosey
Ro-ro, ro-ro-ro-ro-ro, Rosey

You're the apple of my eye, now
Ice cream in my cherry pie-hi-i-i-yi
Umm!

Pie-yi-yi-yi-yi

She came on, skippin' down the street
Rainbows hangin' 'round her feet

Had very long blonde hair
And ya had no shoes

Well you got me
And-a now I'm yellin' for blues

Th-th-th
My-my-my-my-my-my-my-my-my

Mm-mm-mm-mm-mm-mm-mm-mm-mm, my-my-da-dum

Ro-ro, ro-ro-ro-ro-ro, Rosey
Ro-ro, ro-ro-ro-ro-ro, Rosey

You're the apple of my eye, now
Ice cream in my cherry pie-hi-i-hi-i
Umm!

Pie-i-yi-i-hi
Pie-i-yi-i-hi

(Harmonica solo and instrumental fade to end)


Up Goodbye Baby (Baby Goodbye)

(Bert Berns, Wes Farrell)

Goodbye baby
So long girl
I know ya ain't gonna like it
But I'm steppin' right ought-a your world

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

(Goodbye baby) umm
(Baby goodbye)

You made me lonely
Yeah, you made me hurt
Just like a fool I gave ya candy
And you fed me dirt

But I'm comin' to your party
And just before the break of day
I'm gonna touch ya
A-one more time
Then I'm goin away

(Goodbye baby) Goodbye
(Baby goodbye) Umm

I see that train a-comin'
Down a long an' lonely track
Girl, you know I gotta go on home, now
A- deep down in your heart
You know that I'm comin' back

An' I'm gonna look for you at your party
'Cause all the time I know I'm gonna find ya there
And I'm gonna dance, wit' cha
A-one more time
Whoa-ooh-yeah

(Goodbye baby) uh-huh
(Baby goodbye)
Sing it to me one more time

(Goodbye baby)
See ya around, sometime
(Goodbye baby).

-Fades to end-


Up Who Drove the Red Sports Car

(Van Morrison)

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

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
'Wow, look at you, 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 far better known
You gotta make it on your own, now'
On your own, now

(Instrumental background)

Spoken:

A-ha, a-ha-ha

Yeah

Is, the way ya feel like that?

Way ya feel like that, we're just beginnin'

It's just a-beginnin', baby

It's just happenin', yeah

An who looked out a window?

And it seemed like
Ya had your schoolbooks in ya hand
Could you been stayin' outta school, so long?

And I'd come to dry
An' you'd be walkin' down the street, an ya
Ya turned 'round the corner

FADES-
And go way to some Maggie's place, over there
And Maggie opened up the window


Up Midnight Special

(trad arr. Bert Berns)

Harmonica Intro

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

Wake up early in the mornin'
Right when the ding-dong ring
Ya go down to the kitchen
Lord, ya see the same old thing

Knife and fork on the table
Nothin' in your pan
Who been messin' up my pan?
Lord, ya get in trouble with the man
You get in trouble with the man

(Let the midnight special)
Let the midnight special, baby
(Shine it's light on me)
Lord, shine a light on me
(Let the midnight special)
Let that old midnight special
(Shine it's ever-lovin' light on me)
Shine ever-lovin, ever-lovin, ever-lovin' light

If ya ever go down to Houston, baby
Lord, ya better walk right
Ya better not gamble
Lord, ya better not fight

And if you think that
No sheriff gon' arrest you
And the judge will send you down
And you can bet your bottom dollar
You'll be Sugarland bound
Sugarland bound

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

(Let the midnight special)
Shine, shine, shine
(Shine it's light on me)
In the midnight, in the midnight
(Let the midnight special)

That's what I'm talkin' 'bout!
(Shine it's ever-lovin' light on me)

FADES-
Lord, way in the midnight
(Let the midnight special)
Let it shine, shine, shine
Shine, shine, shine on me.

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