deep blue sea

deep blue sea

VID00006-JOAN OSBORNE performing TUPELO HONEY at Rochester Lilac Festival-May 2011

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Tupelo Honey Lyrics by Van Morrison You can take all the tea in china Put it in a big brown bag for me Sail right around the seven oceans Drop it straight into the deep blue sea She's as sweet as tupelo honey She's an angel of the first degree She's as sweet as tupelo honey Just like honey from the bee You can't stop us on the road to freedom You can't keep us 'cause our eyes can see Men with insight, men in granite Knights in armor bent on chivalry She's as sweet as tupelo honey She's an angel of the first degree She's as sweet as tupelo honey Just like honey from the bee You can't stop us on the road to freedom You can't stop us 'cause our eyes can see Men with insight, men in granite Knights in armor intent on chivalry She's as sweet as tupelo honey She's an angel of the first degree She's as sweet as tupelo honey Just like honey from the bee You know she's alright You know she's alright with me She's alright, she's alright (she's an angel) You can take all the tea in china Put it in a big brown bag for me Sail it right around the seven oceans [Tupelo Honey lyrics on http://www.elyricsworld.com] Drop it smack dab in the middle of the deep blue sea Because she's as sweet as tupelo honey She's an angel of the first degree She's as sweet as tupelo honey Just like honey from the bee She's as sweet as tupelo honey She's an angel of the first degree She's as sweet as tupelo honey Just like the honey, baby, from the bee She's my baby, you know she's alright..... A posting to the van mailing list may/96 notes the existence of a "lost verse" to this song, here transcribed from a performance on the van morrison in ireland concert video: There's a rose pressed inside a bible That she reads on the balcony She's sweet in slumber and I've got her number For the beginning of the century. Van list member art siegel comments in nov/97 that "i don't think the rose in the Bible is a true 'lost verse', but rather one that van added to his live performances years after the origin Here is, though, a true 'lost verse' which is in the original sheet music:" I'll tell a tale of old manhattan Adirondack bus to go Standing waiting on my number And my number's gonna show. The dusty springfield cover version on the van morrison songbook cd has a variant of this: I heard a tale of old manhattan I've never been there but I want to go Standing waiting on my number And my number's gonna show.