Oh, Van Morrison, you’re Irish?!?!? I had no idea! Well, I’ve heard this song a whole heckuva lot. It’s one of those songs that’s hard to write about because it’s a fact of nature. It’s ingrained in my bone marrow. And I’m not a good enough writer to wax poetic about bone marrow. Although I was intrigued to read that this was purportedly originally titled “Brown-Skinned Girl”, which I gotta say, Van Morrison, I think would have made me love it even more, if that’s possible. But it’s hard to imagine the chorus with those as the lyrics, just ’cause I’ve heard this song so many times.
Sorry, Van Morrison, I feel like I should be able to do this song more justice, but alas, you’ve shown up on a blog written by someone who’s only fair-to-middlin’ when it comes to writing about things. Luckily your music more than makes up for it, so let’s just enjoy this one again.