Van Morrison’s 50 Greatest Songs Countdown – #9 Streets of Arklow

And as we walked
Through the streets of arklow
Oh the color
Of the day wore on
And our heads
Were filled with poetry
And the morning
A-comin’ on to dawn

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  2. Quotes
  3. Lyrics
  4. Live versions
  5. Cover versions

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Van Morrison’s 50 Greatest Songs Countdown – #11 You Don’t Pull No Punches, but You Don’t Push the River

When you were a child
You were a tomboy
Your soul satisfaction
Way back in shady lane
Do you remember darlin’?

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Van Morrison: 5 Great Live Versions of His Brilliant “Warm Love”

Look at the ivy on the cold clinging wall
Look at the flowers and the green grass so tall
It’s not a matter of when push comes to shove
It’s just an hour on the wings of a dove

The great song was included on his 1973 album Hard Nose the Highway. It was first performed live May 21, 1973 (Odyssey Room, Sunnyvale, CA, USA), and last time VM played it in concert was December 5, 2017 (Europe Hotel, Belfast). It has been performed 82 times live, mostly in 1973, 1974 & 2017.

Here are 5 great versions…

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