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Van Morrison — Blue Money
Album: His Band And The Street Choir
Avg rating:
6

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Total ratings: 620









Released: 1970
Length: 3:36
Plays (last 30 days): 0
Photographer smile
Take a break for a while
Take a rest, do your very best
Take five, honey
Five, honey

Search in your bag
Light up a fag
Think it's a drag, but you're so glad
To be alive, honey
Alive, honey

Say, when this is all over
You'll be in clover
We'll go out and spend
All a your (blue money)
Blue money (blue money)

Do-do-you-do, n'-do-do-you-do
N' do-do-do-you do, n' do-do-do-you-do
N' do-do

Alright, (do-do) do-it

Do-do-you-do, n'-do-do-you-do
N' do-do-do-you do, n' do-do-do-you-do
N' do-do, do-do

(short instrumental and sax solo) alright

(do-do, do-do)

Well the cameraman smiles
Take a break for a while
Do your best, your very best
Take five, honey
Take five

Well, you search in your bag
Light up a fag
Think it's a drag, but you're so glad
To be alive, honey
Alive, honey

Say, when this is all over
You'll be in clover
We'll go out and spend
All a your (blue money)
Blue money (blue money)

Alright

Do-do-you-do, n'-do-do-you-do
N' do-do-do-you do, n' do-do-do-you-do
'n-do-do

Alright (do-do)

Do-do-you-do, n'-do-do-you-do
N' do-do-do-you-do, n' do-do-do-you-do
N' do-do (do-do)

Alright (do-do)

Get it!

(Instrumental and sax solo)

One more time

Do-do-you-do, n'-do-do-you-do
N' do-do-do-you do, n' do-do-do-you-do
'n-do-do (do-do)

Hey! (do-do)

Do-do-you-do, n'-do-do-you-do
N' do-do-do-you-do, n' do-do-do-you-do
'n-do-do

Alright, do-do

Say, when this is all over
We'll be in clover
We'll go out and spend all your

(Breau money) breau money

Blue money (blue money)

Ooh
Juice money, loose money

Juice money, loose money, honey

(do-do-do, do-do-do-do)
What kind a money, honey?

(do-do-do, do-do-do-do)
Juice money, loose money

(do-do-do, do-do-do-do)
Blue money

(do-do-do, do-do-do-do)
Juice money

(do-do-do, do-do-do-do)
Loose money

Blue money

Hey! alright

FADES-
Juice money

Ow!

Long as you wanna be.
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light up a fag 
 hschlossberg wrote:

Exactly why I gave it a '1'.

  I give you a 1 hschlossberg lol  just for your uppity{#Beat} attitude and frequent postings on this song lol 


 ThePoose wrote:
As a teenager, I reckoned that this song was about Van's girlfriend doing a porno shoot.
''Juice money..loose money, honey"

And no one is going to convince me otherwise—even if i am 60 now.
FUCK! Am I really 60??

 As I say to the young folks I work with... "What happens when you don't die? You get older!"


good song from a great album
Some people take their comments and opinions way too seriously
 hschlossberg wrote:

Exactly why I gave it a '1'.

  
bc11 wrote:

I don't feel it's a ten, he's done much better, but felt it was necessary.

 
You realize that I gave it a '1', not a '10'...right?  Perhaps it was necessary back then -- perhaps Van Morrison himself was even necessary as a songwriter.  But his songs have not aged well, and his voice is almost as bad as Bob Dylan's.
 hschlossberg wrote:

Exactly why I gave it a '1'.

 
I don't feel it's a ten, he's done much better, but felt it was necessary.
 d48m02h wrote:
C'mon....this tune does NOT warrant a 5.8!! {#Chef}



 
Exactly why I gave it a '1'.
{#Roflol}always loved spending , blue money........
 Grammarcop wrote:
If I said I was going to "light up a fag" today, the FBI would be knocking on my door.

How times -- and language -- change.  

 
The language (in this instance) hasn't changed.  "Fag" has always meant a cigarette in Brit-speak.
But you make a good point.  For example, Arlo Guthrie (not a Brit) uses the word "faggots" in his song, Alice's Restaurant.  Would not go over well with audiences today.
C'mon....this tune does NOT warrant a 5.8!! {#Chef}


I cannot believe the RP rating listeners have given this song. Van is a great artist and while this is not his best effort it's pretty darn good. Give it a snowman.
If I said I was going to "light up a fag" today, the FBI would be knocking on my door.

How times -- and language -- change.  
He's turned into a GOM, by all accounts.
I got so sick of hearing 'Brown-Eyed Girl' in '66; I can't stand anything he does, and this song especially blows. 
 Jackson_Feelgood wrote:
Sucko - Barfo ! Even his good songs are borderline in my opinion.

 

how about "into the mystic"?   come on man!  at least acknowledge that  "into the mystic" is better than borderline

{#Bounce} 
as for the best van album, I vote for "a night in  san Francisco" can't get any better{#Fire}, {#Bananapiano}{#Drummer}{#Group-hug}{#Dancingbanana_2}{#Bananajam}{#Guitarist} best record he ever did. best band, great cameos , he was on,  the band was on , the crowed knew.........
 polymerchm wrote:

I resemble that remark!!!!



 

65 and counting................
 ThePoose wrote:
As a teenager, I reckoned that this song was about Van's girlfriend doing a porno shoot.
''Juice money..loose money, honey"

And no one is going to convince me otherwise--even if i am 60 now.


FUCK! Am I really 60??

 
I resemble that remark!!!!


As a teenager, I reckoned that this song was about Van's girlfriend doing a porno shoot.
''Juice money..loose money, honey"

And no one is going to convince me otherwise--even if i am 60 now.


FUCK! Am I really 60??
Really wish RP would play the best song on the album, perhaps the best one Van ever did: "I'll Be Your Lover, Too".

Van did another version on the very end of the movie "Proof of Life" (Russell Crowe & Meg Ryan). That version is even better. 

C'mon Bill! 
 ziggytrix wrote:
this would be OK if preceded or followed with Cake's cover of Mahna Mahna
 
Cake covering anyone but Yoko Ono would be a gut-wrenching letdown. And that's because almost everything that Yoko's done is wretched. 
Hey Lois,  "Doody".


Likes this.
Photographer smile
Take a break for a while
Take a rest, do your very best
Take five, honey
Five, honey

Search in your bag
Light up a fag
Think it's a drag, but you're so glad
To be alive, honey
Alive, honey

Say, when this is all over
You'll be in clover
We'll go out and spend
All a your (blue money)
Blue money (blue money)

- Good song for anyone who has to work late on a Sunday evening.  In another sense, it's blue money.  
 Jackson_Feelgood wrote:
Sucko - Barfo ! Even his good songs are borderline in my opinion.
 
I usually don't mind Van Morrison, but I have to agree that this one is Sucko-Barfo.
Jackson_Feelgood wrote:
Sucko - Barfo ! Even his good songs are borderline in my opinion.
 
Byronape wrote:
With a very small number of exceptions, I agree.  I can see why he has so many fans, but I don't count myself as one of them.
 
Really?  I can't even see why he has so many fans.  I can't think of one of his songs that I'd rate higher than 3.  But truly, most are sucko-barfo.
Doyt  doody doo...doyt doyt doody doo...{#Bananasplit}
Is this Psychedelic - check it out 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1icD6nALiIE 
This is the Porky Pig song!
 Jackson_Feelgood wrote:
Sucko - Barfo ! Even his good songs are borderline in my opinion.
 
With a very small number of exceptions, I agree.  I can see why he has so many fans, but I don't count myself as one of them.
Is he trying to be annoying?
I have always liked it — an 8 from me.
Sucko - Barfo ! Even his good songs are borderline in my opinion.
 socalhol wrote:
Hah!  This is TOTALLY the Sesame Street Song!!  Soooooo freaking annoying - I do not like this song at all.... 
  4 years later and I am still completely annoyed by this song — BUT thanks to Bill for that new PSD button!!!  Putting it to great use here!  {#Yes}


Can't help but smile when I hear this {#Dance}
You know I understand why some might think this song is terrible, but I am not one of those people. 8!{#Dancingbanana}
 C57BL6 wrote:
5.9 - whaa?
 
Seriously. This is one of my favorite Van songs...and often difficult to locate. 8.
5.9 - whaa?

Come and play....everything's A-Okay............
 gvan wrote:

Yeah, I thought it was just me! I wonder which riff came first, this or Sesame Street? They both were birthed around '69.

 
I'm thinking Sesame Street isn't going to be ripping off a song about the porn industry.

I admire him for having the guts to have a chorus that goes like that .  I think it's a fine song.
 gvan wrote:

Yeah, I thought it was just me! I wonder which riff came first, this or Sesame Street? They both were birthed around '69.

 
That riff is a variation of a pretty standard R&B or "boogie-woogie" shuffle, which predates either song mentioned here.  Marvin Gaye's 1963 hit "Can I Get A Witness" is one example of its prior use.  It's application is somewhat heavy-handed in this tune, and not in a good way.

"Birthed" - WTF?



 Kittee wrote:
Do I hear the Sesame Street song in the back ground? {#Foot-in-mouth}
 
Yeah, I thought it was just me! I wonder which riff came first, this or Sesame Street? They both were birthed around '69.

Ugh, plain horrible. :P
VM never meant much to me!

I know, I know....! STILL!!
The only reason I'm giving this a 2 and not a 1 is the Sesame Street horn section. For comedy purposes only. What? They weren't trying to be ironic and funny? Oh. Definitely a 1.
 arserocket wrote:

I'm with you on this - and he looks like this woman I used to work for (she even had a beard)

 

{#Lol}
stopstopstopstopstopstopstop
this would be OK if preceded or followed with Cake's cover of Mahna Mahna
posted by me - May 25, 2010
JUST TERRIBLE.
Don't care for big names - if the song is silly!
("2")

====================
See how consistant I can be in my negativity?
Debbie Wilkins come home! 
Don't hear this one very often anymore, kudos!{#Clap}

Most welcome signpost from highways travelled many years ago, ... Cheers!


Schweeeet!
Young Man,,always nice,even tho I like his voice even more as an Old Man !
{#Dancingbanana_2}{#Bananajam}{#Bananajumprope}{#Bananapiano}
 fearlessfreep wrote:
anyone else hear the sesame street theme in that trumpet line?
 

 
And it also reminds me of "The Brady Bunch":

 

 spiritual76 wrote:
ohhh mama!!!!!! this one is good{#Cowboy}{#Bananajam}
 
Absolutely! And I also don't mind if the muppets are singing backup...kinda cool actually.

 mongoose01ca wrote:

Even sounds like muppets are doing the background vocals.  Yeesh.

 
{#Roflol}

Love Van. Hate this song.
 socalhol wrote:
Hah!  This is TOTALLY the Sesame Street Song!!  Soooooo freaking annoying - I do not like this song at all.... 
 
Even sounds like muppets are doing the background vocals.  Yeesh.

 socalhol wrote:
Hah!  This is TOTALLY the Sesame Street Song!!  Soooooo freaking annoying - I do not like this song at all.... 
 
I'm with you on this - and he looks like this woman I used to work for (she even had a beard)

ohhh mama!!!!!! this one is good{#Cowboy}{#Bananajam}
Hah!  This is TOTALLY the Sesame Street Song!!  Soooooo freaking annoying - I do not like this song at all.... 
Definitely just had to tear my headphones out of my ears :S Disappointed to see I had already rated this a one. Wanted to do it again.  Damn that chorus.

Eh, not one of my favorite songs of his.


 Kittee wrote:
Do I hear the Sesame Street song in the back ground? {#Foot-in-mouth}
 
Yup.

Not to mention the theme from Get Smart in the Immigrant Song

Beers down, everyone. Bar closed. The man is singing.

<https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/celebritynews/2975911/Van-Morrison-imposes-alcohol-ban-on-his-fans.html>

Sunny day
Sweeping the clouds away ...
Do I hear the Sesame Street song in the back ground? {#Foot-in-mouth}
A very good song from an underrated album of Van's.  Not the best song but it was a hit.  An overlooked gem from the same album was I've been Working.
Does anyone have a rope?
Misterfixit wrote:
One more time


Oh God please no, please?


Oh my sweet music! When that Ben Harper song first came on I thought it was our boy Van. It wasn't...but Bill - you tricky little genious!
I like Van, but good God this is annoying.
This just was never very high on my listening list even though it's a contemporary.
Not until Steely Dan comes around will there be a better song about the porn industry.
DirkGently wrote:
I always loved Sesame Street.
HA! yes, I don't get Van Morrison. Bleh.
Annoying tune :beat:
I always loved Sesame Street.
musikalia wrote:
Ja, sounds pretty STOOPID!
Couldn't agree with you more....this song just drives me crazy. :wall:
mattt wrote:
Yep. Same here.
read learn
This funny at best :P
oh god, no, no, no, no, no! wrong on every level.
prickelpit96 wrote:
dui dui duiodup? :eek:
Ja, sounds pretty STOOPID!
mirland wrote:
I just don't get it! What's all the fuzz about Van Morrison? :yawn:
Yep. Same here.
prickelpit96 wrote:
dui dui duiodup? :eek:
Quite possibly, my least favorite song....ever. I just cannot like anything from VM.
Momentarily misread the title in the playlist, and wondered why VM had covered the New Order track... :stupid:
dui dui duiodup? :eek:
I just don't get it! What's all the fuzz about Van Morrison? :yawn:
Misterfixit wrote:
Say, when this is all over You'll be in clover We'll go out and spend All a your (blue money) Blue money (blue money) Do-do-you-do, n'-do-do-you-do n' do-do-do-you do, n' do-do-do-you-do n' do-do
Someone please tell me how this writing is godlike. 2.
mezzanine wrote:
Van lifted Sesame Street? BWAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!
I just said the same thing to a co-worker!
Van lifted Sesame Street? BWAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!
KailuaGirl wrote:
This sounds like the Sesame Street song.
OMG!!! LMAO....it sorta does!!!!
ThePoose wrote:
I get to watch Van the Man play tonight (July 4, 2007, in Ottawa, capital of Canada) in the rain--very appropriate for a bluesman who is a touch on the rainy side--to paraphrase Jesse Winchester, who should appear on RP often.
Funny run-on sentence there. But you're right about Jesse Winchester. He's so good.
This sounds like the Sesame Street song.
And who's the back up female "meow" voice? Photographer smile Take a break for a while Take a rest, do your very best Take five, honey Five, honey Search in your bag Light up a fag Think it's a drag, but you're so glad To be alive, honey Alive, honey Say, when this is all over You'll be in clover We'll go out and spend All a your (blue money) Blue money (blue money) Do-do-you-do, n'-do-do-you-do n' do-do-do-you do, n' do-do-do-you-do n' do-do Alright, (do-do) do-it Do-do-you-do, n'-do-do-you-do n' do-do-do-you do, n' do-do-do-you-do n' do-do, do-do alright (do-do, do-do) Well the cameraman smiles Take a break for a while Do your best, your very best Take five, honey Take five Well, you search in your bag Light up a fag Think it's a drag, but you're so glad To be alive, honey Alive, honey Say, when this is all over You'll be in clover We'll go out and spend All a your (blue money) Blue money (blue money) Alright Do-do-you-do, n'-do-do-you-do n' do-do-do-you do, n' do-do-do-you-do 'n-do-do Alright (do-do) Do-do-you-do, n'-do-do-you-do n' do-do-do-you-do, n' do-do-do-you-do n' do-do (do-do) Alright (do-do) Get it! One more time Do-do-you-do, n'-do-do-you-do n' do-do-do-you do, n' do-do-do-you-do 'n-do-do (do-do) Hey! (do-do) Do-do-you-do, n'-do-do-you-do n' do-do-do-you-do, n' do-do-do-you-do 'n-do-do Alright, do-do Say, when this is all over We'll be in clover We'll go out and spend all your (Breau money) breau money Blue money (blue money) Ooh Juice money, loose money Juice money, loose money, honey (do-do-do, do-do-do-do) What kind a money, honey? (do-do-do, do-do-do-do) Juice money, loose money (do-do-do, do-do-do-do) Blue money (do-do-do, do-do-do-do) Juice money (do-do-do, do-do-do-do) Loose money Blue money Hey! alright Juice money Ow! Long as you wanna be.
why is there nothing below 1?
I get to watch Van the Man play tonight (July 4, 2007, in Ottawa, capital of Canada) in the rain--very appropriate for a bluesman who is a touch on the rainy side--to paraphrase Jesse Winchester, who should appear on RP often.
Van Morrison and The Grateful Dead always had a cult following. Try as I might I never got it but I congratulate all of you who did.
Zep wrote:
Pop Morrison.
Good call.
Pop Morrison.
tapatia wrote:
Every time I hear Van Morrison sing, I can't help but picture him as a staggering drunk with a diction problem... :wall:
I thought THAT was Joe Cocker! :lol:
fredriley wrote:
"doy doy doo-ye-doop" - that really is irritating.
The whole song is irritating, but that part is espeically irritating.
Thanks for pulling this one up from the bowels of the earth. I used to hear this song quite often, but had not heard it in years.
ThePoose wrote:
I may have a dirty mind, but the only interpretation I ever had of these lyrics was that the lady was participating in a cheesecake--read Playboyesque-- photo shoot. What clinched it was Van the Man singing, ''juice money..loose money'' at the end.
Apparently I have a worse kind of mind because I thought it was rather more than "Playboy". Given the era though, maybe it was indeed a cheesecake deal. Van, do you want to jump in here? We're all waiting for the 411.
fearlessfreep wrote:
anyone else hear the sesame street theme in that trumpet line?
Oh yeah. :yes:
when he said "One more time!", i screamed "Not Again!" :stop:
Oh good lord no. :no:
fearlessfreep wrote:
anyone else hear the sesame street theme in that trumpet line?
Sunnnny Day, Chasing the, clouds, Awayyyyy!
rah wrote:
I wonder if Joe Raposo had this album on the turntable when he was writing the Sesame Street theme song? :bananajumprope:
I thought the same thing!
meydele wrote:
OK, wait - I realize I may slightly slow on the uptake here, but didn't he say in the beginning that it was some kind of photo session and now they're gonna spend "blue money"? What kind of photo session was that, any way?
I may have a dirty mind, but the only interpretation I ever had of these lyrics was that the lady was participating in a cheesecake--read Playboyesque-- photo shoot. What clinched it was Van the Man singing, ''juice money..loose money'' at the end.
No doubt, to spend his honey's blue money as breau money, juice money.
OK, wait - I realize I may slightly slow on the uptake here, but didn't he say in the beginning that it was some kind of photo session and now they're gonna spend "blue money"? What kind of photo session was that, any way?
This song has always driven me crazy. I can't stand the "Muppet" in the background. :frustrated: :beat:
Every time I hear Van Morrison sing, I can't help but picture him as a staggering drunk with a diction problem... :wall:
fearlessfreep wrote:
anyone else hear the sesame street theme in that trumpet line?
Ohhhhh yeah. That is a good thing!
Do-dum...blue money...juice money! Awsome tune!
MickMan wrote:
I've been workin is an excellent song from this album.
"If I Ever Needed Someone" from this album is one of my perennial favorite Van songs. Naturally, he's never played it live since the early seventies. Sigh. Still, I like the loose, soulful workout on "Blue Money"--sure, it's a throwaway number, but Van's throwaways are other people's primo.