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St. Dominics Preview (Live) Track #12 11:12
Van Morrison
The Rare 70's Tape
St. Dominic's Preview/Walk On The Wildside
/You Can't Always Get What You Want/St. Dominic's Preview
poss. Recording of April 21, 1975
GAMH, San Fancisco, CA
Transcriber: Awcantor@aol.com



Chamois cleaning all the windows
I sang a song about Edith Piaf's soul
Yeah, an' I hear blue strains of Non Je Ne Regrette Rien
'Cross the street from Cathedral Notre Dame

Meanwhile back in San Francisco, ah!
Try hard to make this whole thing blend
Tryin' too hard
And we sat upon this jagged, story block
With Jim my friend

And it's a long way
A long way to Buffalo
A long way to Belfast, Shannon Town
And I'm hopin' that Joyce, will blow the hoist
'Cause last time they bit off much more
They could chew

Yeah, we gaze out on
An', we gaze out on
An', we gaze out on
Yeah, we gaze out on
St. Dominic's Preview

Yeah-yeah!
St. Dominic's Preview

Yeah-yeah!
(St. Dominic's Preview)

All the orange crates are stacked up
Against the Safeway supermarket, in the rain
Ev'rybody feels so determined
Not to feel anyone else's pain

No one's makin' no committments
To anybody but themselves
A-talkin' behind closed doorways
Tryin' to get outside, empty shelves

And for ev'ry, ev'ry cross-coun-country corner
'Round the corner
Ev'ry Hank Williams railroad train that cried
For the chains, the badges, and flags and emblems, oh
Ev'ry strain, on ev'ry brain, an' ev'ry eye

An' we gaze out on
An', we gaze out on
Yeah, we gaze out on
An', we gaze out on
(St. Dominic's Preview)
St. Dominic's Preview
Yeah, yeah!
(St. Dominic's Preview)
Yeeeaaah!

(St. Dominic's Preview) 'next verse'

All the restaurant tables are completely covered
(And Walter ) used to pay out for the wine
Ya got ev'rything in the world you ever wanted
Tell me, how come your face looks worse than mine?

That's the way it all should happen
When you're in the business you're in
Did you get your pen and your program?
Think it's about time
Now, for us to begin

And way on a, on a 52nd Street apartment
Socializing with the wino, few
Used to be hep and get wet with the jet set
They were flyin' too high to see my
To see my point of view

As we gaze out on
Oh yeah, we gave out on
Yeah, we gaze out on
Yeah, we gaze out on

(St. Dominic's Preview)
St. Dominic's preview

Lo-oh-ord!
(St Dominic's Preview)

Lord, no-no-no!
(St. Dominic's Preview)

Aaay-hey-hey, hey-hey!
(St. Dominic's Preview)

(St. Dominic's Preview)

I looked at the man
(St. Dominic's Preview)
I turn 'round an' looked at the band
(St. Dominic's Preview)

I looked at the man
(St. Dominic's Preview)
I turn around I looked at the band

(St. Dominic's Preview)
I looked at the man-an (huh-huh)
(St. Dominic's Preview)

I turn around an looked at the band
(St. Dominic's Preview)

I went back to the hotel
(St. Dominic's Preview)
Turn on the radio
(St. Dominic's Preview)

I got Lou Reed on the car cosmic

(Dit, did-dit, did-it, did-id-id-did-it) approx 6:18
(Do, do-do, do-do, do-do-do-do)
(Do, do-do, do-do, do-do-do-do)

Da-ba-dib-a-da-ba-da-dib-a
Da-diba-diba-diba-dat
Never-never-comin'-back

Oh-no, you're-never-comin'-back
Although-I-know-you'll-fuck-for-nothin'
Don't want ya!

(Do, do-do, do-do, do-do-do-do)
(Do, do-do, do-do, do-do-do-do)

Get-get-get, get-get-get, get-will-you-get
Please-will-you-get-out-my-magic-door
Oh-oh-tried-to-warn-ya
That-much-that-do-do-wop-a-wop-a

Thank-you-girl-thank-you-girl
Thank-you-girl-thank-you-for-makin
Makin-me-look-my-my-best
My-best-now-we're-gon-head-down-south

She wander, she wander
Steal a ride
(Steely Rocker's leavin' town)
8:10

I went down to the Chelsea drug store
Get my freeway prescription filled
I was standin' in line with Mister Jim
The man said, 'You look pretty hip
You know you look pretty happenin'

Decided we would have a sorbet
My favorite flavor, Cherry Red
Well, put his hand in my pocket and said
'What's happenin'?
I said, 'I don't know right now
I'm egonostential
Another thing, is almost dead, ya know

Ya can't

(You can't always get what you want)
No! No! No! No!
(You can't always get what you want)
My mama told me, when I was two years old
She said, 'Ya can't always get
(What you want)
No! But if you try sometime, you just might find

(Do-do-do, do-do, do-do-do-do)
You get what you need
(Do-do-do, do-do, do-do-do-do)
(Do-do-do, do-do, do-do-do-do)

You get, you get, you get
You get, you get, ya get
Ya get, ya get, ya get
Ya get, ya get, ya get, ya get

Ya get what you need
(Do-do-do, do-do, do-do-do-do)

And where it starts
(Do-do-do, do-do, do-do-do-do)
And what I get

Ya gotta put in
Should be a little bit more than you take out

St. Dominic's Preview
St. Dominic's Preview

Ooooh-oooh-oooh, yeah!
(St. Dominic's Preview)

Oooh!
(St. Dominic's Preview)

Look at the band
(St. Dominic's Preview)

Oooh, listen to them!
(St. Dominic's Preview)

Ooh, look at the band! Ay!
(St. Dominic's Preview)

St. Dominic's Preview
A-pre-pre-pre-pre-pre-view
Now-how-how-how, now, wow

Feelin' alright, now

Whoa-oh-oh, right now, right now
Wow, oh yeah
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