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Van Morrison — Moondance
Album: Moondance
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Released: 1970
Length: 4:32
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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 heartstrings that play soft and low
You know, the night's magic seems to whisper and hush
You know, the soft moonlight seems to shine in your blush

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

Well, I wanna make love to you tonight
I can't wait 'til the morning has come
You know, I know now the time is just right
And straight into my arms you will run
And 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 a-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
You know, I'm trying to please to the calling
Of your heartstrings that play soft and low
You know, the night's magic seems to whisper and hush
You know, the soft moonlight seems to shine in your blush

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

One more moondance with you
In the moonlight
On a magic night
La, la, la, la, la, in the moonlight
On a magic night
Can't I just have one more, moondance with you, my love?
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This song = *gulp*. Ever since An American Werewolf In London. And that was a long time ago. First thing I heard this morning was this song. Last thing I saw before I went to bed was a super moon. Imma just sayin'. 
Sigh.  I got tired of this one about seven years ago. Up until then, I couldn't wait to hear it again. DOA and DFO. Both.
Just wondering: if he wants to make love to her tonight, why can't he wait 'til the morning has come?
amazing how ignorant our generations are when it comes to Jazz vocals. Stuff like this is considered "epic"to those who never heard, ex, Billy Eckstine
Gotta dance!
 thewiseking wrote:
Death From Overplay

 
C.o.D. - D.f.O. 
Couldn't carry a tune in a bucket
Death From Overplay
How to you write that sound he makes near the end

Laarrwwwwrrrrwww? 
fantabulous song man
Importance of the tune: 8
Want to hear it: 2 
Oldie goldy classic.  Period. {#Cheers}
My friends family name is moondance.
It's hard to imagine how badly Van would have to behave in person, to negate the massively positive  impact of this song alone. So far he has not managed it, despite apparently trying quite hard. pxd
{#Meditate}{#Bananapiano}{#Cheers}
This song has always made me wonder exactly how those Mormons dance...

I mean, MAN! He wants to do it so badly, but only once.....
 paisleydancer66 wrote:
I noticed the disparaging comments for this song... must be those born after the 70's. Recommend cleaning out yer ears and make room for the classic tunes that brought us to the now
 
Their dates of birth probably have little to do with it; if anything, people born before 1970 would be more likely to be the ones who are tired of this tune.
 Tdh65 wrote:
4tt5r we 
 
That couldn't have been said better.
4tt5r we 
Even the great songs can be over-played. This is one of them.

paisleydancer66 wrote:
I noticed the disparaging comments for this song... must be those born after the 70's. Recommend cleaning out yer ears and make room for the classic tunes that brought us to the now

 


Can NOT believe that this was released 45 years ago.........
 
OK, I do like this song, but right next after Anita Lipnickas song Car Door? C'mon, that was totaly unfitting!
I'm sitting at work, Van Morrison is singing about making love to a woman and how she shivers and I start to feel like it would be much nicer to be home with hubby, enjoying the things that make you feel like he sings {#Hug}{#Kiss}
Thanks Bill for confusing me {#Meditate} 
 Boy_Wonder wrote:
A few months ago I saw Mark Ellen  (TV presenter, journalist and all-round nice chap - CV includes NME, Smash Hits, Whistle Test, Mojo and The Word) talking about his new book, stories from his life in music.. a great read.
Anyway, he was asked who was the most awful person he'd ever interviewed over the last 35+ years. He refused to answer on the grounds that he's be sued for libel, but said that there are two sorts of people where Van the Man is concerned - those who think he's a genius.... and those who have met him!

Doesn't stop this being a Top Tune!      

 
I did lights for a Van Morison concert in a little burg in upstate NY in the 70's and he was totally creepy. He pushed his way in, didn't speak or look at anyone, cussed out his band during the performance, put out a good set but engaged the audience zero%, finished the last chord and stormed out. Killed my taste for his music for 15 years. I s'pose there are people who think I'm a good performer as a scientist, but a creep as a person. Gotta take the long view. I listen to him a lot now that I'm an OG too.
Just noticed the bass is WAY up front in this mix!  Not a problem, it's the best part of the song.  {#Bananajam}
purrrrfect! {#Good-vibes}
A few months ago I saw Mark Ellen  (TV presenter, journalist and all-round nice chap - CV includes NME, Smash Hits, Whistle Test, Mojo and The Word) talking about his new book, stories from his life in music.. a great read.
Anyway, he was asked who was the most awful person he'd ever interviewed over the last 35+ years. He refused to answer on the grounds that he's be sued for libel, but said that there are two sorts of people where Van the Man is concerned - those who think he's a genius.... and those who have met him!

Doesn't stop this being a Top Tune!      
Masterfully written piece of blues. Great song. 10
 
paisleydancer66 wrote:
I noticed the disparaging comments for this song... must be those born after the 70's. Recommend cleaning out yer ears and make room for the classic tunes that brought us to the now

 
'81 here and I'm more than willing to admit that it's nearly perfect.  We're not all tone deaf :P
I noticed the disparaging comments for this song... must be those born after the 70's. Recommend cleaning out yer ears and make room for the classic tunes that brought us to the now
now, this is MUSIC, saw him at the Armadillo back when the grass was green and you know the rest...
{#Daisy}  {#Daisy} brag moment.....heard Van play this last October in Belfast - just 300 of us in the audience.  It was one big Van Convention! 

           So wonderful, so magic ..........  yep, a marvellous night....     {#Daisy}             
 Isabeau wrote:
ever since that scene in "American Werewolf in London" I've especially loved this tune.... (purrrrrr)

{#Shifty} 

 
 {#Yes}ziakut wrote:
It may be a classic. Unfortunately, folks...just so incredibly sick of this tune. Just am. 

 


Way, way overplayed. Into the Mystic is a much better song from the album.
Fantabulous.
Arguably the best thing Van Morrison has ever done, but that is not saying much.  PSD >>
ever since that scene in "American Werewolf in London" I've especially loved this tune.... (purrrrrr)

{#Shifty} 
Irish rap.
Never get tired of hearing this song
van the man, always satisfies....{#Dance}...68 and still kicking major ass.{#Dancingbanana}
 tapatia1072 wrote:

Me too. Most of his songs make me think of a wailing drunk ...


 

There's a reason for that, you know.  Anywayyyyy, this is a great song, but Van doesn't really have the voice control to do it justice.  About half way through I'm sick of hearing him wander all over the place. 
 DaMoGan wrote:

Has anyone else clicked a rating on the top of the page, and then tried to scroll down with the arrow keys, resulting in a 1 rating for a song, or is it just me?
 
You need to click the cursor elsewhere on the page - outside of the ratings drop-down, before scrolling using the arrow keys, otherwise, any upward or downward commands will stay in that drop-down list.
 DaMoGan wrote:
Has anyone else clicked a rating on the top of the page, and then tried to scroll down with the arrow keys, resulting in a 1 rating for a song, or is it just me?
 
I think I know what you mean:  there's a song rating pull-down in the uppermost frame, just left of the song artist - title. There's also one dead center on the 'second row' of frames. 

I've played with the upper rater once or twice on songs where I already had a rating in the second row rater gizmo.  Didn't seem to change anything, but maybe you have to leave the page to have it register, or maybe the upper one is a "repeater" that holds your original rating and leaves it visible when you gone on a long, rambling, relatively pointless comment as I have just done.  Because you can see the upper one when you just keep on typing blah, blah, blah, blah ...
 ziakut wrote:
It may be a classic. Unfortunately, folks...just so incredibly sick of this tune. Just am. 

 
Glad that I don't hear this so often, then. I LOVE this song and have the best memories associated with it.
 DaMoGan wrote:

Has anyone else clicked a rating on the top of the page, and then tried to scroll down with the arrow keys, resulting in a 1 rating for a song, or is it just me?
 
Just you :) and btw this is a great song!
 

Has anyone else clicked a rating on the top of the page, and then tried to scroll down with the arrow keys, resulting in a 1 rating for a song, or is it just me?


 ziakut wrote:
It may be a classic. Unfortunately, folks...just so incredibly sick of this tune. Just am. 
 



Maybe I can change your mind with the killer Karaoke version that I do after a few beers. I bet that would make you appreciate this brilliant song.......(or not)
It may be a classic. Unfortunately, folks...just so incredibly sick of this tune. Just am. 
 JIan wrote:
8->9
 

3.33
I gave this a 10—-when it came out, there was nothing else like it—-it is always a joy to hear.
 stunix wrote:

Unfortunately not, I had the displeasure of meeting him on business terms a few years back and within 3 minutes he had pulled the "dont you know who I am?" card, following it with some self appriciating drivel about "greatest artistes of the 20th century". 

I told him I was a Lady Gaga fan and had never heard of him.
 

Oh,  the Irish Humour maybe. ?
 johnjconn wrote:


Just like this song, he's dead.
 
Unfortunately not, I had the displeasure of meeting him on business terms a few years back and within 3 minutes he had pulled the "dont you know who I am?" card, following it with some self appriciating drivel about "greatest artistes of the 20th century". 

I told him I was a Lady Gaga fan and had never heard of him.
I always thought that Van's voice had a distinct Porky Pig feel to it in this song.  I still love it, but I still see Porky in my mind.
One great Road song,makes me just want to drive anywhere
fantabulous is a fun word how bout wonderfuckle!!! but still this song played everyday on the radio almost as much as sweet home alabama frickin yeesh!
I met him and his publicist in a hotel 5 years ago,  no one has made such a bad impression on me since.  He really just thinks that he is one of the last great stars in our time and should be revered as royalty.    i wouldnt pi55 on him if he were burning.    

I also met proper royalty and they were charming.
I do like this one thou.
 Stingray wrote:
Where is this incredible singer?
Is he dead? Still performing?
Hear noooothing about him since years!
(serious question)
 
Let me Google that for you...


 Stingray wrote:
Where is this incredible singer?
Is he dead? Still performing?
Hear noooothing about him since years!
(serious question)
 
ALIVE!
Ah yes; dancing under the moon, which is now on tonight's "To Do list."
Where is this incredible singer?
Is he dead? Still performing?
Hear noooothing about him since years!
(serious question)
Best song ever, love it!
 Bargamon wrote:
This is why I like RP so much, mixing old favorites with some new, and more obscure sounds seem to leave me rediscovering songs like this.  Sort of puts a new shine on these great tunes.
 
 


Say it!
This is why I like RP so much, mixing old favorites with some new, and more obscure sounds seem to leave me rediscovering songs like this.  Sort of puts a new shine on these great tunes.
 
Great song. I have to disagree with commenters who don't think this is RP material. Just about any of Van Morrison's music would not be out place here.
This song VERY  much applies today, as it's October, the leaves are falling, and there is still some moonlight left from the full moon we just had.



         "I'll dance to this"

Take some pretty fancy footwork Romeo

(pinched the quote from the Cowboy Junkies comment)
I still love it. Remember dancing to this on a boat on the river Shannon in Ireland on my honeymoon.

Pity about the divorce later!

I agree  TuneAgeWhereWoof wrote:
Sorry but RP can do better... this may be "timeless" etc. but deeeaymn how many times has this song pounded my ear drums?  its like one of the most popular songs of all time on the radio... not paradise in my book.
 


I know some people practically worship the guy, but this litterally is the only Van Morrison song I can stand.
 TuneAgeWhereWoof wrote:
Sorry but RP can do better... this may be "timeless" etc. but deeeaymn how many times has this song pounded my ear drums?  its like one of the most popular songs of all time on the radio... not paradise in my book.
 
upsi. never heard of this before. seriously. like it, though. from the very first chords!

Sorry but RP can do better... this may be "timeless" etc. but deeeaymn how many times has this song pounded my ear drums?  its like one of the most popular songs of all time on the radio... not paradise in my book.
 Jeff09 wrote:
+1
 
Ditto!!!!
 Groogrux69 wrote:
I don't think I will ever get tireed of this song.
  +1


I don't think I will ever get tireed of this song.
 jedley wrote:
Otis Redding meets Jethro Tull meets Oscar Peterson —- amazing, still.
 
wtf

 wlampe61 wrote:
1964 Really??
I'm thinking more like early 70's
Great Song none the less...   {#Whistle}
 
Van Morrison just began recording music — with Them — in 1964.  This song is from 1970. 
There must have been some sort of subtitle linked to the compilation shown above, something like The Best of Van Morrison: 1964 - 1982, or whatever.




 nicolewe wrote:

Agree. It's a great song that's simply overplayed.{#Yes}
 
Yes.  Why can't Astral Weeks get the coverage that Moondance does?
 Forest267 wrote:

My sentiment exactly...

 
Agree. It's a great song that's simply overplayed.{#Yes}

 scrubbrush wrote:
I'm sick of this song... it's still a 10, but i'm sick of this song
 
My sentiment exactly...

 jools wrote:
Wish there was 11 or 12 for these really special tracks.This is on my desert island disc list

  I checked and see that you haven't used 3 or 4 ratings yet. So just move all your 5s, 6s, 7s, 8s, 9s, and 10s down by 2, and then reserve 9 and 10 for really special tracks! Voilà! :-)


1964 Really??
I'm thinking more like early 70's
Great Song none the less...   {#Whistle}
Wish there was 11 or 12 for these really special tracks.This is on my desert island disc list

Imho his best album (not this Best of...but...yes...Moondance) and this is certainly one of his best songs. Yeah, VAN the MAN swings {#Dancingbanana}

Great song but really sick of it.  Van's got an incredible discography, how bout something else?
This is as magic as it gets.
LOL
One of my Desert island Discs!
I'm sick of this song... it's still a 10, but i'm sick of this song
 crockydile wrote:
I've grown to hate his voice over the years. There it is, I've said it. {#Snooty}
 
Me too. Most of his songs make me think of a wailing drunk - I just can't help it! But in spite of that, I do love this particular song.

 crockydile wrote:
I've grown to hate his voice over the years. There it is, I've said it. {#Snooty}
It's grown on me, hence the 2 rating 


 garycha wrote:
Heard it so many times, but still love it.
 

Yep yep!{#Yes}
Heard it so many times, but still love it.
I've grown to hate his voice over the years. There it is, I've said it. {#Snooty}
Once again, fond memories. {#Heartkiss}

My sister's wedding.. In 1975ish?  Was her first dance, performed by  https://www.Brucemarshall.net

Love Love Love it....

Check out Bruce's latest CD ... all about OUR childhood :)


 jessfine wrote:
Did I hear Van ask for one more romance with a ewe?
 

I think so, he is Irish after all...
My fave Van song - a definite 2!
Brown-Eyed Girl gets its share of airplay. Also Into the Mystic.
 LuvWilloughby wrote:
No doubt a classic but since this is the only VM tune that ever gets any airplay on what used to be AOR radio and satelite radio it would be great to hear something different from Van the man on RP.
 


No doubt a classic but since this is the only VM tune that ever gets any airplay on what used to be AOR radio and satelite radio it would be great to hear something different from Van the man on RP.
 Bridieboo wrote:

Gotta love that bass Free Smiley Courtesy of www.millan.net


   Oh yes,,I'll have to make it louder !


Sublime - takes me back to a hot July night during the Summer of 76 - a good friend's 21st birthday party.....

 
It's not my planet, understand monkey boy?
 jessfine wrote:
Did I hear Van ask for one more romance with a ewe?
 
You deliberately mis-herd that. Don't try to pull the wool over my eyes.


jessfine wrote:
Did I hear Van ask for one more romance with a ewe?
 

                                  {#Lol}

Did I hear Van ask for one more romance with a ewe?
 ICHawk wrote:
Makes me think of David Naughton and Jenny Agutter rolling around in the sack. Prior to him becoming a werewolf, that is. {#Cool}

 
Oooh. I'd almost forgotten about that. Thanks for the reminder.

Gotta love that bass Free Smiley Courtesy of www.millan.net


Love it...you're playing conservative here...harvest moon...moondance. Absolute candy..almost defining RP's belly.
Makes me think of David Naughton and Jenny Agutter rolling around in the sack. Prior to him becoming a werewolf, that is. {#Cool}

more pls
{#Bananapiano}
 LastChance wrote:
A "15."
 

And I do not even have to hear them play the song to agree.  I really appreciate Van Morrison and his music. I was going to turn off my RP station so I can focus on work, but I will wait until this song plays....
A "15."
 viciousfishes wrote:

Reminds me of dancing with Sam Wootten at work at closing time.  Much fun, great guy.


 
Yep, Sam was a great dancer!{#Dance}

Reminds me of dancing with Sam Wootten at work at closing time.  Much fun, great guy.


I have heard this song covered by more garage bands than any other..
A Hot Summer Night in July 1976 - a 21st birthday party, around 2am - that is my abiding memory of this amazing track.  That party is still in the top 10 of Best Ever Parties!!! Ahhh
Great timing on this song, RP. Astro-speaking, moving into the Full Moon on the Pacific Coast of the U.S. in 45 minutes.

 djengs wrote:
Not sure about anyone else, but that "L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L  in the moonlight..." part has a very nice effect on my wife, so always welcome in my opinion.
 
Has the same effect on me!

 kaybee wrote:
I know it's overplayed but this song, beginning to end, just galvanizes me. 
 

And I can't keep from singing along. {#Yell}