Caravan

Album: Moondance (1970)
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  • Yeah, the caravan is on its way
    I can hear the merry gypsies play
    Mama, mama, look at Emma Rose
    She's a-playin with the radio
    La, la, la, la, la, la, la
    La, la, la, la, la, la, la

    Yeah, the caravan has all my friends
    Yeah, they'll stay with me until the end
    Gypsy Robin, Sweet Emma Rose
    Tell me everything I need to know
    La, la, la, la, la, la, la
    La, la, la, la, la, la, la

    Turn up your radio
    And let me hear the song
    Switch on your electric light
    Then we can get down to what is really wrong
    I long to hold you tight, so I can feel you
    Sweet lady of the night, I shall reveal you

    If you won't turn it up, turn it up, little bit higher radio
    Turn it up, turn it up, so you know, radio
    La, la, la, la, la, la, la
    La, la, la, la, la, la, la

    Yeah, the caravan is painted red and white
    That means everybody's staying overnight
    Yeah, the barefoot gypsy player 'round a campfire sing and play
    And the woman tells us of her ways
    La, la, la, la, la, la, la
    La, la, la, la, la, la, la

    Turn up your radio and let me hear the song
    Switch on your electric light
    Then we can get down to what is really wrong
    I long just to hold you tight, so maybe I can feel you
    Sweet lady of the night, I shall reveal you

    If you won't turn it up, turn it up, little bit higher radio
    Turn it up, that's enough, so you know it's got soul
    Radio, radio turn it up, hmm
    La, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la
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    La, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la
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    La, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la Writer/s: Van Morrison
    Publisher: Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 1

  • Bill from UsOne bio I read said that Van had to be kicked out on stage for the last Waltz because he wanted to back out. Hard to believe that is true considering the performance.
    Moondance showed that even though Van had to channel transcendent musical ideas that not all radio stations would play, like Astral Weeks and St. Dominic's Preview stuff (early pre FM radio popularity) he could certainly write top 40 "AM" hits that were, well, more.
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