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Lyrics: Lonely Avenue / 4 O'clock In The Morning [med...

Artist: Van Morrison
Song: Lonely Avenue / 4 O'clock In The Morning [medley]
Released: 1994
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Lonely Avenue / 4 O'clock In The Morning [medley] lyrics
[Van spoken:]
'Thank you very much. This was recorded by Ray Charles and
... several other people, actually.

[Instrumental & harmonica intro]

[Van:]
In my room has got two windows
And sunhine never comes through
Ya know, it's oh so dark and lonely
Since I broke it off girl, with you

I live on a lonely avenue
Little girl don't say, 'I do'
And it's oh, so sad and blue
It's-a all because a-you
I could cry
(I could cry, I could cry)
I wanna die
(I could die, I could die)

I live on a (lonely avenue)
I live on a (lonely avenue)

[Jimmy Witherspoon:]
Well, my cover's they feel like lead
And my pillow it feels like stone
But I toss and turn so ev'ry night
I'm not used to being alone

I live on a lonely avenue
I live, girl don't say, 'I do'
Ooh, feel so sad and blue
And it's all because of you
I could cry
(I could cry, I could cry)
Oooh-oh!
(I could die, could die, could die)

Yes, now I'm on a lonely avenue
Ooh, baby (lonely avenue)

[Instrumental & Flugelhorn]

[Van:] 'Haji Ahkba, Haji Ahkba'

[applause]

[Instrumental & sax solo]

[Van:] 'Candy Dulfer, Candy Dulfer'

[applause]

Yeah!

[Instrumental & organ]

Yeah!

[Van:] 'Mr. Georgie Fame'

Hold it!

[Van sings:]
Be Bop a Lula (she's my baby)

[Instrumental and vibes]

[Van:] 'Teena Lyle, Teena Lyle'

[applause]

[Van:]
Four o'clock in the mornin'
There's new full moon
Shinin' down through the trees

Repeat that!

[Jimmy Witherspoon:]
Four o'clock in the mornin', yeah
Ooh, the moon lookin' through the trees

[Both:]
I can see my baby
(Can see my baby)
But she can't see me
(But she can't see me, now darlin')

[Van:]
Rain is over
It's already wet
How you suppose to know
Just what you get?

Ya gimme the highlight
You leave out the rest
You know what they told me
They said, 'The west is best'
Keep on tryin'
Just all night long

[Jimmy Witherspoon:]
It's a family affair
It's a family affair
It's a family affair
Ooo-ooo
Daughter and mother and papa
It's a family affair

Tell me about your brother
And you sister

[Van:]
Family affair

[Jimmy:]
Family affair
It's a family affair, yeah
It's a family affair
It's a family affair
Ooo-hoo-hoo-hoo-hoo-hoo-ooo

[Van:] Hear it for Jonn Savannah, Jonn Savannah

[applause]

[Jimmy:]
Van, can you excuse me?

[Van:]
Oh, excuse me!

[Instrumental & organ solo]

[applause]

[Jimmy:]
A-ha-ha-ha-ha
I like that tempo there

[Van:] Yeah

[Jimmy:] Hey, Van?

[Van:] Yo!

How long will it be
Before I become a man?
Please tell me, how long it be
Before I become a man?
Will it be real soon
Or will it be when I get seventy-three?

I said I was uneducated
My clothes were worn an' torn
But now I got a little education
And they keep on callin' me a boy
Right Lord, please tell me
How long will it be, before I become a man?

[Van:]
It's up to you!
(hahahaha)

Will it be real soon
Or will it be when I hit ninety-three?

[Van:] (Sooner)

[Jimmy:]
Sooner or later
Gonna tell ya, it's gonna end
Sooner or later
I do think it's gonna end
Will it be real soon
Or will it be when I get in my empty grave?

Whiskey an' women
Brought me to my knees
I, I, said, whiskey an' women
That brought me to my knees
Did I live my life too fast?
Now you thought, it's so almighty deep

[Van:]
'Let's hear it for Jimmy Witherspoon'
The Blues, the whole blues and nothing but the blues

[applause]

[Van sings:]
The whole blues and nothing but the blues
You got the blues
The whole blues
Nothin' but the blues
He's called, Jimmy Witherspoon
That's what he said

I want the one down the line-a
Give me somethin' that was truly fine-a
She'll be cool-a
She'll be strong-a
She'll be Real Real Gone
Gone, gone, gone
Gone, gone, gone
So lonely in here
So lonely in here

Oh, I wanna move
Oooooh, down the line-a
I wanna give her some lovin'
Truly fine
Show, you-you-you-you-you
You-you-you-you-you

Oow!

You gave me nothin'
You gave me absolutely nothin'
(You gave me nothin')
(You gave me nothin')
You gave me nothin'!

You gave me nothin'
(You gave me nothin')

You give me nothin' but the blues
(You gave me nothin')

(Ya gave me nothin'!)
(You gave me nothin')

I wanna cry
(I could cry, I could cry, I could cry)
(I could die)
I wanna die!
(I could die, I could die)

(No care blues)
(Story of you)

You-you-you-you-you-you
(You gave me nothin')

You gave me nothin'!
(You gave me nothin')

Gave me nothin' but the blues, baby
Only the blues, only the blues, only the blues
(You gave me nothin')
(You gave me nothin')

Well-well-well-well
(You gave me nothin')
Nah-nah-nah-ha-ha-ha
(You gave me nothin')

Uh-huh-huh-huh-huh
(You gave me nothin')
(You gave me nothin')

And you're nothin'
(I could cry, could cry, could cry)
But the blues, oh yeah
(I could die, could die, could die)
(Walkin' blues)
Oooh-aah
(Lonely an' blue)

Oh-aha-ha-ha-ha-ha
(You gave me nothin')
(You gave me nothin')

Huh-ha-ha-ha-ha
(You gave me nothin')
(You gave me nothin')

Huh-ha-ha-h-a-ha
(You gave me nothin')
(You gave me nothin')

Huh-ha-ha-ha-ha
(You gave me nothin')
(You gave me nothin')

I could cry
(Could cry, could cry, could cry)
I wanna die!
(Could die, could die, could die, could die)

I live on a lonely avenue

It's a lonely (avenue-ooo)

Yeah!

[applause]

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