Van Morrison

Van Morrison - Summertime In England

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Summertime In England (Track#2) 15:30

Van Morrison

(Van Morrison)

Album: Common One 1980

Recorded at Super Bear Studios - South France

February 11-19th 1980

Epic (Polydor Remaster) 537 541-2

Transcriber: Awcantor@aol.com

Would you meet me in the country

In the summertime in England

Will you meet me?

Will you meet me in the country

In the summertime in England

Will you meet me?

We'll go riding up to Kendal in the country

In the summertime in England

Did you ever hear about?

Did you ever hear about?

Did you ever hear about?

Wordsworth and Coleridge, baby?

Did you ever hear about Wordsworth and Coleridge?

They were smokin' it up in Kendal

By the lakeside

Can you meet me in the country in the long grass

In the, in the summertime in England

Will you meet me?

With your red robe danglin' all around your body

With your red robe danglin' all around your body

Will you meet me?

Did you ever hear about?

Did you ever hear about?

Did you ever hear about?

Did you ever hear about?

Did you ever hear about?

Did you ever hear about, hu!

William Blake, T. S. Elliot

In the summer in the countryside

Yeah, they were smokin', now

Summertime in England

Won't you meet me down by Bristol

Meet me down by Bristol?

We'll go ridin' down

Down by Avalon

Down by Avalon

Down by Avalon

In the countryside in England

With your red robe danglin'

With your red robe

Danglin' all around your body free

Let your red robe go

Goin' ridin', down by Avalon

Would you meet me in the country

In the summertime in England

Would you meet me?

In the Church of Saint John

Saint John, Saint John

In the Church of Saint John

Down by Avalon

Down by Avalon

Down by Avalon

Down by Avalon

(short instrumental)

Holy Magnet, give you attraction

And I was attracted to you

Your coat was old, ragged and worn

And you wore it down through the ages

But all the sufferin' did show in your eyes

And we spoke

And the gospel music

The voice of Mahalia Jackson

Came through the ether

Oh, my common one

With the coat so old and light in the head

Said, 'Daddy, don't stroke me call me, the common one'

I said, 'My common one, my illuminated one

Oh, my high in the art of sufferin' one

Take a walk with me

Take a walk with me down by Avalon'

Oh, my common one with the coat so old

And light in the head

Keep sufferin' so fine

Yeah, been sufferin' so fine

Take a walk with me down

Down by Avalon

And I will show you

It ain't why, why, why

It ain't why, why, why

It ain't why, why ain't why

It just is

(short instrumental)

Could you meet me in the country?

Could you meet me in the long grass

Down in the country in the summertime, oh lady?

Could you meet me in the long grass?

Wait a minute!

With your red robe

With your red robe

Danglin', all around your body

Yeats and Lady Gregory corresponded

Corresponded

Corresponded

Corresponded

And James Joyce wrote

Streams of consciousness books

Streams of

T.S. Eliot chose England

T.S. Eliot chose England

T.S. Eliot joined the ministry

Joined the ministry

Joined the ministry

Did you hear about

Did you hear about

Wordsworth and Coleridge?

Smokin' up in Kendal

They were smokin' by the lakeside

Yes, they did

Let your red robe go

Let your red robe go

Let your red robe dangle

In the countryside in England

You'd go ridin' down by Avalon

In the country

In the summerti-i-i-i-ime

In England

You'll be by my side

Let your red robe go

Let your red robe go

You'll be happy dancin'

You'll be happy dancin'

You'll be happy dancin'

Oh-in your red robe

Let it go

Let it go

Let it go

Let your red robe go

Would you meet me down by Avalon

In the summertime in England?

In the Church of St. John

In the Church of St. John

In the Church of St. John

In the Church of St. John

In the Church of St. John

Did you ever hear about Jesus, walkin'

Jesus, walkin' down by Avalon?

Can you feel the light in England?

Can you feel the li-i-ight in England?

Can you feel the li-i-ight in England?

And you fe-ee-el the light in each other?

(instrumental)

Oh, my common one

With the light in the head

And the coat so old

Yeah, an' the sufferin' so fine

Take a walk with me

Oh, my common one

Oh, my illuminated one

Down by Avalon

Down by Avalon-lon-on

Oh, my common one

My illuminated one

Oh, my storytime one

Oh, my treasury in the sunset

Take a walk with me

And I will show you

It ain't why, why, why

Why, why, why, why

Why, why, why, why

Why, why, why, why

Why, why, why, why

Why it ain't why

It just is

Yeah!

It ain't why, why, why

Why, why, why, why

Why, why, why, why

Why, why

It ain't why, why, why

It just is

Alright!

It ain't why, why, why

Why, why, why, why, why

It just is

Oh, my common one

With the light in the head

And the coat so old

Oh, my high in the art of sufferin' one

Yeah!

Oh, my high

Oh, my high

Oh, my high in the art of sufferin' one

Oh my high

In the art of sufferin' one

Only one

(instrumental & sax solo) yeah!

Oh, my common one

Take a walk with me

Down by Avalon

And I will show you it ain't

It ain't why, why, why

It ain't why, why, why, why

It ain't why

It ain't why

It just is

Oh, my common one

With the light in the head

And the coat so fine

And the sufferin' is, is so high

Alright now!

(Instrumental)

Nn-nn-nn

Ye-ye-yeah-yeah

Oh, my common one

Oh, my common one-un (Herbie)

Oh, my common one

Yeah, yeah

Ah, my common one

With your sufferin', so fine

Yeah!

It ain't why, why

It ain't why, why, why

It ain't why, why

It ain't why

It just is, that's all

It just is, that's all

Oh!

Oh-oh, my common one

With the coat so old

And the light in the head

And the sufferin'

And the sufferin' so fine

And the sufferin' so high

It ain't why

It ain't why

It ain't why

No, it ain't why

It just is

That's all about it

It just is

It just is

That's all there is to it

It just is

That's all there is about it

It just is

That's all there is to it

It just is

It just is

It just is, right now

Yeah, I'm gonna

I wanna go to church right now an' pray

It just is

It just is

It just is

Oh, my common one

Ah, my illuminated one

Ah, my high

Oh, my high in the art of sufferin' one

Yeah!

It ain't why, why

It just is

That's all there is about it

Take a walk with me

Talk with me

I will show you

It ain't why

It ain't why

It just is, yeah

Can you feel the light?

Can you feel the light?

Can you feel the light?

Can you feel the light?

Can you feel the light?

Can you feel the light?

Can you feel the light?

Can you feel the light?

In your soul?

In your soul?

In your soul?

In your soul?

In your soul?

Ain't it high?

Ain't it high?

Ain't it high, now?

Whoa, my common one

Oh, my storytime one

Oh, my high in the art of sufferin' one

Put your head on my shoulder

Put your head on my shoulder

And ya listen

And ya listen to the silence

Can you feel the silence?

Can you feel the silence?

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