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Van Morrison song lyrics:
His Band and the Street Choir
(see Discography entry)

  1. Domino
  2. Crazy Face
  3. Give Me a Kiss
  4. I've Been Working
  5. Call Me Up In Dreamland
  6. I'll Be Your Lover, Too
  7. Blue Money
  8. Virgo Clowns
  9. Gypsy Queen
  10. Sweet Jannie
  11. If I Ever Needed Someone
  12. Street Choir

Up Domino

Don't wannna discuss it
Think it's time for a change
You may get disgusted
Start thinkin' that I'm strange

In that case I'll go underground
Get some heavy rest
Never have to worry
About what is worst or what is best
(Get it)

Oh oh Domino (it's all right)
Roll me over, Romeo, there you go
Lord, have mercy
I said oh-oh, Domino
Roll me over, Romeo, there you go
Say it again
I said oh-ooh-oh Domino
I said oh-ooh-ooh-oh Domino
(Dig It)

(Instrumental)

There's no need for argument
There's no argument at all
And if you never hear from him
That just means he didn't call
Or vice versa
That depends on where ever you're at
(All right)
And if you never hear from me
That just means I would rather not

(Hit it)
Oh oh Domino
(All right)
Roll me over Romeo, there you go
Lord have mercy
I said, oh oh Domino
Roll me over Romeo, there you go
(Hey, all right)
Say it again
Oh-oh-ooh-ooh Domino
(Hey, hit it)
I said oh-ooh-ooh Domino

Well, Mr. DJ I just wanna hear
Some rhythm and blues music
On the radio
On the radio
On the radio

Uh-uh, all right
Uh-uh, all right
Uh-uh, all right
Uh-uh

Hear the band

(Instrumental)

One more time

(Instrumental to end)

Up Crazy Face

All the people were waiting for Crazy Face
He said he'd meet them at his favourite place
Dressed in black satin, white linen and lace
With his head held high and a smile on his face
And he said:
'Ladies and gentlemen, the prince is late'

As he stood outside the church-yard gate
And polished up on his .38
And said:
'I got it from Jesse James'

(Instrumental & sax solo)

All the people were waiting for Crazy Face
He said he'd meet them at his favourite place
Dresses in a-black satin, white linen and lace
With his head held high and a smile on his face
And he said:
'Ladies and gentlemen, the prince is late'

As he stood outside the church-yard gate
And polished up on his .38
And said:
'I got it from Jesse James'.

Up Give Me A Kiss (Just One Sweet Kiss)

Honey, just one sweet kiss
Baby, from your sweet lips
Honey, just a-one sweet kiss
Baby, from your sweet lips
That's all I want, that's all I need
I'm satisfied

Honey, just one a-your smiles
Lord, makes it all worthwhile
Honey, just a-one a your smiles
Lord, makes it all worthwhile
That's all I want, that's all I need
I'm satisfied

We could go walkin' down the lane
Together, hand in hand
But if you think, it's gonna rain
We'll stay at home, an' listen to the band

Baby, just one a-your kisses
Right-a from your sweet lips
Baby, just want a sweet kiss
Right-a from your sweet lips
That's all I want, that's all I need
I'm satisfied╩╩

Do-doot n' do-dit, do-dit, do-dit
Do-doot n' do-dit, do-dit, do-dit
Do-doot n' do-dit, n' do-dit, do-dit╩
Do-doot n' do-dit, do-dit, do-dit╩
Doot-do, do-do n' do-do, do

We could go walkin' down the lane
(Swop-swop, swop-swop)
Together hand in hand
(Swop-swop, swop-swop)
But if you think it's gonna rain
(Swop-swop, swop-swop)
Stay at home and listen to the band
(Do-wop, do-wop, do-wop)

A baby, just one sweet kiss
Honey, honey, honey from a-your sweet lips
Baby, just one sweet smile
That makes ev'rything worth while
That's all I want, that's all I need
I'm satisfied

(Instrumental)

That's all I want, that's all I need
I'm satisfied.

(Transcribed by ear; corrections requested and welcomed!)

Up I've Been Working

I've been workin'
I've been workin' so hard

I've been workin'
I've been workin' so hard

I come home
I'll make-a love to you
I'll make-a love to you

I've been grindin'
I've been grindin' so long

I've been grindin'
I've been grindin' so long

Been up the thruway, down the thruway
Up the thruway, down the thruway
Up, down, back and up again

And I said
Woman, woman, woman, woman
Woman, woman, woman, woman
Make me feel so good

Woman, woman, woman, woman
Woman, woman, woman, woman
Make me feel alright

You're alright, alright, alright
Alright, alright, alright, alright, alright

You're alright, alright, alright
Alright, alright, alright, alright, alright

Mmm-mm-mm-mmm

(Instrumental & sax solo)

And I said
Woman, woman, woman, woman
Woman, woman, woman, woman
Make me feel so good

Woman, woman, woman, woman
Woman, woman, woman, woman
Make me feel alright

You're alright
Alright, alright, alright, alright
Alright, alright, alright

You're alright
Alright, alright, alright, alright
Alright, alright, alright, alright

Make me feel so good

Set my soul on fire

Set my soul on fire

Ooo-wee

FADES-
Mmm-hmm-mm.

(Transcribed by ear; corrections requested and welcomed!)

Up Call Me Up In Dreamland

Well I tried and I tried
But the river seems so wide
And my head hurts and my hands are tied

And it's so hard
When you're standing on the yard
Every time that your number comes around

Call me up in dreamland
Radio to me man, alright
Get the message to me
Anyway you can

Well let your river roll
A way down in your soul
Never to grow old
On the saxophone

From the airport to the plane
A way to the railroad trains
Why can't we take it from the top
And start all over again

Everytime you hear that whistle blow
You know you gotta put on your show
Everytime your number comes around

Call me up in dreamland
Radio to me man
Get the message to me
Anyway you can

A let your river roll
Way down in your soul
Never to grow old
On a saxophone

(Instrumental & sax solo)

From the car to the bar
Or why don't you pour it in a jar?
An put a label on it
And send it off to the lost and found

You've gotta get it in your brain
But before you go insane
Everytime your number comes around
Here it comes

Call me up in dreamland
A radio to me man
Get the message to me
Anyway you can

Let your river roll
A way down in your soul
Never to grow old
On a saxophone

Never to grow old
On a saxophone

Never to grow old
On the saxophone

Never to grow old
On that-a saxophone

Lord have mercy!

(Transcribed by ear; corrections requested and welcomed!)

Up I'll Be Your Lover, Too

I'll be your man
I'll understand
Do my best to take good care a you
Yes I will

You'll be my queen
I'll be your king
And I'll be your lover, too
Yes, I will

Derry down green
Color of my dream
A dream that's daily coming true

I'll tell ya
When day is through
I will come to you
And tell you of your many charms

And you'll look at me
With eyes that see
And melt into each other's arms

And so I come
To be the one
Who's always standing next to you

Umm, reach out for me
So I can be alright
The one who's always reaching out for you
Yes I will, yes I will

You'll be my queen
I'll be your king
And I'll be your lover, too.

(Transcribed by ear; corrections requested and welcomed!)

Up Blue Money

Photographer smile
Take a break for a while
Take a rest, do your very best
Take five, honey
Five, honey

Search in your bag
Light up a fag
Think it's a drag, but you're so glad
To be alive, honey
Alive, honey

Say, when this is all over
You'll be in clover
We'll go out and spend
All a your (blue money)
Blue money (blue money)

Do-do-you-do, n'-do-do-you-do
n' do-do-do-you do, n' do-do-do-you-do
n' do-do

Alright, (do-do) do-it

Do-do-you-do, n'-do-do-you-do
n' do-do-do-you do, n' do-do-do-you-do
n' do-do, do-do

(short instrumental & sax solo) alright

(do-do, do-do)

Well the cameraman smiles
Take a break for a while
Do your best, your very best
Take five, honey
Take five

Well, you search in your bag
Light up a fag
Think it's a drag, but you're so glad
To be alive, honey
Alive, honey

Say, when this is all over
You'll be in clover
We'll go out and spend
All a your (blue money)
Blue money (blue money)

Alright

Do-do-you-do, n'-do-do-you-do
n' do-do-do-you do, n' do-do-do-you-do
'n-do-do

Alright (do-do)

Do-do-you-do, n'-do-do-you-do
n' do-do-do-you-do, n' do-do-do-you-do
n' do-do (do-do)

Alright (do-do)

Get it!

(Instrumental & sax solo)

One more time

Do-do-you-do, n'-do-do-you-do
n' do-do-do-you do, n' do-do-do-you-do
'n-do-do (do-do)

Hey! (do-do)

Do-do-you-do, n'-do-do-you-do
n' do-do-do-you-do, n' do-do-do-you-do
'n-do-do

Alright, do-do

Say, when this is all over
We'll be in clover
We'll go out and spend all your

(Breau money) breau money

Blue money (blue money)

Ooh
Juice money, loose money

Juice money, loose money, honey

(do-do-do, do-do-do-do)
What kind a money, honey?

(do-do-do, do-do-do-do)
Juice money, loose money

(do-do-do, do-do-do-do)
Blue money

(do-do-do, do-do-do-do)
Juice money

(do-do-do, do-do-do-do)
Loose money

Blue money

Hey! alright

FADES-
Juice money

Ow!

Long as you wanna be.

(Transcribed by ear; corrections requested and welcomed!)

Up Virgo Clowns

Let us free you from the pain
Let us see you smile again
Let us unlock all the chains
You're broken-hearted

Let us help you to forget
Let us help you unlock it
It's not nearly time to quit
You've only started

You gotta
Sit down funny face
Oh, let your laughter fill the room
Um-mm

Light up your golden smile
Take away (ooo) all your misery and gloom
Oh, let your laughter fill the room
Oh, let your laughter fill the room

Let us shake you by the hand
Let us help you understand
Take your head out of the sand
And shake it free now

Let us help you to go on
We are here to lean upon
Now you know exactly just who
You want to be now

Come on
Sit down funny face
Oh. let your laughter (yeah)
Let your laughter fill the room

Light up your golden smile
Take away all your misery and gloom
Oh, let your laughter fill the room
Oh, let your laughter fill the room

(Instrumental, mandolin & bass clarinet)

Let us lift you up on high
See the twinkle in your eye
Raise you up into the sky
And say it's easy

Hey let the trumpets ring it
Oh, let the angels sing it
Let your pretty feet go dancing
Let your worn out mind go prancing

And sit down, oh funny face
Oh, let your laughter fill the room

Light up your golden smile
Take away all your misery and gloom
Oh, let your laughter fill the room, come on
Let your laughter fill the room

Let your laughter fill the room
Let your laughter fill the room
Let it fill the room

FADES
Ooh, let it fill the room
Ooh, let the laughter fill the room, ooh.

(Transcribed by ear; corrections requested and welcomed!)

Up Gypsy Queen

Dance on Gypsy Queen
If it's all night, it's alright
Rave on
Let your love come tumblin' down
If you let your love come tumblin' down
It's alright

Dance on (you know it's alright)
Gypsy Queen
Dance on (you know it's alright)
Gypsy Queen

Rave on
Right beneath the silver moon
Don't stop your carburetor
Let your car run
And if it starts to rain
Keep on dancin' in the rain
And if it's all night, it's alright

Dance on (you know it's alright)
Gypsy Queen
Dance on (you know it's alright)
Gypsy Queen

Ooo-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la
Dance, dance, dance the night away
Ooo-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la
Come on, come on, come on
Let me hear you say

You're gonna dance on Gypsy Queen
Stars shine down on you
Yeah, ev'rything alright
Ooo-wee
I wanna throw my arms around you
I'm so glad I've found you Gypsy Queen

Dance on (you know it's alright)
Gypsy Queen
Dance on (you know it's alright)
Gypsy Queen

Ev'rything (dance on) is
(You know it's alright)
Ev'rything is (alright)

(Dance on) ev'rything is alright
(You know it's alright)
FADES-
Keep on dancin'
(Dance on) all night
(You know it's alright) all night.

(Transcribed by ear; corrections requested and welcomed!)

Up Sweet Jannie

Oh sweet Jannie
Yeah, won't you come out tonight?
Oh sweet Jannie
Girl, won't you come out tonight?
I wanna take you walkin'
Way out in the clear moonlight

Oh baby, baby
Come on take me by my hand
Oh baby
Come on take me by my hand
I don't wanna stop walkin'
'Til we get up to the preacher man, hey

I've been in love with you, baby
Ever since you were back in Sunday school
I've been in love with you, baby
Ever since you was back in Sunday school
And I knew right there and then
I just wanna to be your fool

Oh sweet Jannie
Baby, won't you come out tonight? alright
I said, baby, baby, baby, baby, baby, baby
Come out tonight
I wanna take you walkin'
Way out on a clear moonlight

One more time

Hey-hey-yeah, baby, baby
Baby, baby, alright

Baby, baby
Baby, come on out tonight

Yeah, we're gonna keep on
Walkin' way up in a clear moonlight

Oh baby, baby
Come on shuffle out tonight

Oh-oh, baby, baby, baby, baby
Come on shuffle out tonight

Gonna keep on shufflin'
Make ev'rything alright.

(Transcribed by ear; corrections requested and welcomed!)

Up If I Ever Needed Someone

Lord, if I ever needed someone
I need, You
Lord, if I ever needed someone
I need, You

To see me through the daytime
(See me through the daytime)
And through the long, lonely night
To lead me through the darkness
And on into the light

To stand with me when I'm troubled
(Stand with me when I'm troubled)
And help me through my strife
At times get so uncertain, I turn to, You
Turn to You, in my young life

Lord, if I ever needed someone
I need, You
Lord, if I ever needed someone
I need, You

Someone to hold onto
(Someone to hold to)
And keep me from all fear
Someone to be my guiding light
And keep me ever dear

To keep me from-a my selfishness
(To keep me from my selfishness)
To keep-a me from-a my sorrow
To lead me on to givingness
So I can see a new tomorrow

Lord, if I ever needed someone
I need, You
Lord, if I ever needed someone
I need, You

Someone to walk with
Whoa, someone to hold by the hand
Someone to talk with
Someone to understand

Yeah (yeah)
Yeah (yeah)

To call on when I need, You
(Call on when I need, You)
And I need You, very much
To open up my arms to, You
(Feel your tender touch)
(Feel your tender touch

To feel it and to keep it
(Feel it and keep it)
To keep it right here in my soul
(Yeah, yeah)
And care for it and keep it with me
(Never, never to grow old)
Never to grow old

Lord, if I ever needed someone
I need, You
Lord, if I ever needed someone
I need, You

One more time, again

Lord, if I ever needed, needed some a-one
I need, You

Lord, oh if I ever needed some a-one
I need, You.

(Transcribed by ear; corrections requested and welcomed!)

Up Street Choir

Street Choir
Sing me the song for the new day
Don't make it long
And remember to sing it the old way

Let it all out
Let your voice ring in the street, now
My fun
Shall be this one to complete, now

Why did you leave America?
Why did you let me down?
And now that things seem better off
Why do you come around?

You know I just can't see you, now
(See you now)
In a-my, in a-my, new world crystal ball
You know I just can't free you, now
(Free you now)
That's a-not my job at all

Move it on up
Move it on up by the window, move it on
A magnificent flow
Lord, let it all grow in the moonglow

I'll take the wine
I'll take the wine with the gravy
I'll ask you the time
And just send the bill, to my baby

Why did you leave America?
Why did you let me down?
And now that things seem better off
Why do you come around?

You know I just can't see you, now
(See you now)
In a-my, in a-my, in a-my
New world crystal ball

You know I just can't free you, now
(Free you now)
That's a-not my job at all

(Instrumental & harmonica)

Why did you leave America?
Why did you let me down?
And now that things seem better off
Why do you come around?

You know I just can't free you, now
(Free you now)
In a-my, in a-my, in a-my
New world crystal ball

You know, you know, you know
I just can't free you, now
(Free you now)
That's not my job at all

You know, you know, you know
I just can't free you, now
(Free you now)
That's not my job at all

FADES-
You know, you know, you know
I just can't free you, now
(Free you now).

(Transcribed by ear; corrections requested and welcomed!)

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