Van Morrison’s Moondance

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Van Morrison’s Moondance

Vam Morrison Moondance

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This jazzy song, written by Van Morrison, was released as the title track to his 1970 album titled Moondance. He did not release it as a single, though, until 1977, with “Cold Wind in August” on the B-Side. On the track for “Moondance” were Van Morrison (vocals, guitar), John Klingberg (bass guitar), Jeff Labes (piano), Gary Mallaber (drums), John Platania (guitar), Jack Schroer) alto sax), and Collin Tilton (tenor sax, flute).

“Moondance” began as a jazz saxophone instrumental, and Van Morrison played the original sax solo when he wrote it. He was kind of obsessed with it and would play it any time he picked up his instrument. Jeff Labes says that when they recorded “Moondance,” they did it many times and ended up returning to the first take. Then Van Morrison would sing live along with the track, because Frank Sinatra used to do that. And, hey, you can’t argue with that witchcraft.

Van Morrison was born George Ivan Morrison in Bloomfield, Belfast, Northern Ireland, in 1945. He was knighted in 2016, and is now Sir George Ivan Morrison. He continues to tour and perform.

Here are the lyrics to “Moondance” by Van Morrison:

Well, it’s a marvelous night for a moondance
With the stars up above in your eyes
A fantabulous night to make romance
‘Neath the cover of October skies
And all the leaves on the trees are falling
To the sound of the breezes that blow
You know I’m trying to please to the calling
Of your heart-strings that play soft and low
And all the night’s magic seems to whisper and hush
And all the soft moonlight seems to shine in your blush

Can I just have one more moondance with you, my love
Can I just make some more romance with you, my love

Well, I want to make love to you tonight
I can’t wait ’til the morning has come
And I know now the time is just right
And straight into my arms you will run
When you come my heart will be waiting
To make sure that you’re never alone
There and then all my dreams will come true, dear
There and then I will make you my own
And every time I touch you, you just tremble inside
Then I know how much you want me that you can’t hide

Can I just have one more moondance with you, my love
Can I just make some more romance with you, my love

Well, it’s a marvelous night for a moondance
With the stars up above in your eyes
A fantabulous night to make romance
‘Neath the cover of October skies
And all the leaves on the trees are falling
To the sound of the breezes that blow
And I’m trying to please to the calling
Of your heart-strings that play soft and low
And all the night’s magic seems to whisper and hush
And all the soft moonlight seems to shine in your blush

Can I just have one more moondance with you, my love
Can I just make some more romance with you, my love

One more moondance with you in the moonlight
On a magic night
La, la, la, la in the moonlight
On a magic night
Can’t I just have one more dance with you my love

For another song by Van Morrison: “Brown Eyed Girl.”

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