Moondance

Van Morrison

Score: 12
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Played: 439

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Moondance

Released: 30 Apr 2009

Wiki:

"Moondance" is a popular song written by Northern Irish singer-songwriter Van Morrison and is the title song on his 1970 album Moondance. It was not released as a single until 1977. The song is played mostly acoustic, anchored by electric bass, with accompaniment by piano, guitar, saxophone, and flute with the instruments played with a soft jazz swing. It's a song about autumn, the composer's favorite season. Towards the end of the song, Morrison imitates a saxophone. "Moondance" is the most frequently played song by Morrison in concert, as it is the only song known to have been played over 1,000 times. Morrison on the writing of the song With "Moondance" I wrote the melody first. I played the melody on a soprano sax and I knew I had a song so I wrote lyrics to go with the melody. That's the way I wrote that one. I don't really have any words to particularly describe the song, sophisticated is probably the word I'm looking for. For me, "Moondance" is a sophisticated song. Frank Sinatra wouldn't be out of place singing that. In the media "Moondance" is one of the moon-themed songs used in An American Werewolf in London, a comedy-horror film released in 1981. This song is featured in the 2007 movie, August Rush as performed by Jonathan Rhys Meyers with Robin Williams playing harmonica and also features an instrumental version by Chris Botti. "Moondance" is one of the songs featured on the compilation album Michael Parkinson: My Life In Music, which is a 2-disc CD of Michael Parkinson's favorite songs. Acclaim "Moondance" was listed as #226 on the Rolling Stone magazine's 2004 feature, The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. It is also one of The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll. It was listed as No. 19 on the All Time 885 Greatest Songs compiled in 2004 by WXPN from listener's votes.

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[Intro] [Verse 1] 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 heartstrings that play soft and low [Pre-Chorus] You know the night’s magic seems to whisper and hush You know the soft moonlight seems to shine in your blush [Chorus] Can I just have one more moondance with you, my love? Can I just make some more romance with you, my love? [Verse 2] 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 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 [Pre-Chorus] And every time I touch you, you just tremble inside Then I know how much you want me that you can’t hide [Chorus] Can I just have one more moondance with you, my love? Can I just make some more romance with you, my love? [Instrumental Bridge] [Verse 1] 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 heartstrings that play soft and low [Pre-Chorus] You know the night’s magic seems to whisper and hush You know the soft moonlight seems to shine in your blush [Chorus] Can I just have one more moondance with you, my love? Can I just make some more romance with you, my love? [Outro] 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 moondance with you, my love?