Band, The - Caravan Lyrics




And the caravan is on it's way
I can hear the merry gypsies play
Mama mama look at emma rose
She's a-playin with the radio
La, la, la, la...

And the caravan has all my friends
It will stay with me until the end
Gypsy robin, sweet emma rose
Tell me everything I need to know
La, la, la...

Turn up your radio and let me hear the song
Switch on your electric light
Then we can get down to what is really wrong
I long to hold you tight so I can feel you
Sweet lady of the night I shall reveal you

Turn it up, turn it up, little bit higher radio
Turn it up, turn it up, so you know, radio
La, la, la, la...

And the caravan is painted red and white
That means ev'rybody's staying overnight
Barefoot gypsy player round the campfire sing and play
And a woman tells us of her ways
La, la, la, la...

Turn up your radio and let me hear the song
Switch on your electric light
Then we can get down to what is really wrong
I long to hold you tight so I can feel you
Sweet lady of the night I shall reveal you
Turn it up, turn it up, little bit higher, radio
Turn it up, that's enough, so you know it's got soul
Radio, radio turn it up, hum
La, la, la, la...





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Band, The Caravan Comments
  1. Johnboy

    I turned it up and my neighbors approve

  2. Daniel Nuzzi

    I listen to this and want this life. Then forget we live in this world today. What happened to cool people. I can believe how uptight the world has gotten. Stay cool my brothers and sisters.

  3. Gonzo World

    Wow, Van really reacted strongly to that coke going around backstage :D he is off his fucking nut and killing it!

  4. Tommy O'Neil

    Van the man superstar

  5. Orange OwL

    One more time!!!

  6. DAVID KINZER

    VAN THE MAN!!!!

  7. powerpc127

    Van Morrison ordering a sandwich:
    'Anything else for you sir?
    'Just-a one more tomato...
    Oh, just-a one more tomato...
    Just one more tomato now...'
    After adding 10 tomatoes, Van low kicks and slaps $20 on the counter, then rushes out the door without his sandwich.

  8. y y

    This is a top 5 live performance for me...just behind Don't Do It by The Band on the same fucking show. Simple amazing

  9. awwj22

    Turn the clock back to then.

  10. Robert Kubik

    As awesome as the whole show was, this could possibly be the best performance. Just greatness in action, because you would think these guys had been playing for years together. Not sure who today could pull off something like this performance let alone the entire Last Waltz experience. Too much commercial BS and egos would spoil it

  11. Michael Wessner

    Absolute Awesomeness!

  12. Sandra Griffith

    Every time I watch this and I get to the end I say “jus a one mo time” and watch it again, and again and again....

  13. G Zig

    If there has ever been since the beginning of time anything better than Van Morrison please let me know?

  14. 7jonny77

    Cant listen to the studio version

  15. Caitlin Brennan

    his voice makes me laugh its so fucking good

  16. Philip Brubaker

    There's something to be said for being emotionally present and in the moment. I fear that once you've gotten used to your smartphone, that's just not possible anymore. But at least we can use them to watch classic clips like this.

  17. 12Radius

    Timeless. Turn it up!

  18. Pete Turner

    man he stole the show

  19. Barbara Crawford

    Will never tire of watching this performance it's incredible

  20. Bonsai Barry

    Van is living proof that perfection is overrated. I'd rather listen to a 1,000 Van 'mistakes' than a 1,000 perfect singers.

  21. John Browne

    Who is enjoying it more - the band, the audience or Van?

  22. holoday

    3:17 So you know.. so you know it's got soul baby, *nods to robbies squealing soul utbursts* listens, So you know it's got yeah.. pauses and listens.. sobayebeyabayebeyaba and just goes for it, drops the mic and van the man is gone

  23. Samuel Annoye

    Van Morrison! Immortal words of Ric Flair, Whooo!

  24. Dennis Downes

    As great , great , great as Van the Man was here........the WHOLE band, including The Band were Awesome!!

  25. Willy Skallz

    Van the MAN. Straight up. So you know, he's got soul

  26. Sean Smith

    So you know. Its got soul.

  27. arnoldgetshigh

    The original mic drop?

  28. Brenda L. B

    Sorry but all I can say about Van Morrison is that everytime I hear him sing, I could get "laid". Love him!!

  29. George Morley

    The best!

  30. Karen Robinson

    Van the Man 😊😊😊

  31. Hrant Esserian

    Cheers Van, you legend

  32. chas mcd

    My dad (b1933) was a into the big band and jazz, and other things from the 20's 30's and 40's among others. I played the last waltz on our record player in the 1970's and he really enjoyed it. So those who do not enjoy this , too bad for you. This movie, performance is unbelievably fascinating to watch all these years later.

  33. Roman Wojciechowski

    Van steals the show at the last waltz, NEVER GETS OLD

  34. Nick Backlund

    It’s possible that he consumed adult beverages before getting on stage that night.

  35. Tyler McConnell

    simultaneously the best and worst argument for cocaine ever made

    imperishable

    Captain Obvious

    Van was a Heroin addict and a few artists were into that night aswel but im sure cocaine was used aswel. Rick danko was busted in the late 90's trying to smuggle some out of the far east

  36. repooc84

    Ah man! Cocaine is a hell of drug!!

    Robert Diethrich

    Van didn't do drugs but he was half in the bag and in the bar when they got him to go on stage

  37. jon snow

    Probably the best song of all time

  38. Visca Barca

    Van really didn’t like Robbie trying to steal the show with that crappy solo towards the end there. Even started mumbling over it, haha. Classic Van the man. Got to love him.

    James Kiernan

    disagree, think he appreciated it and started going with it

    hej la4

    That solo is great ...perfect with all its rough edges for the song.

    Robert Diethrich

    Both wrong. Van comes in early, after four bars, when Robertson's solo is eight bars. That's all

  39. Bubblegum gaming tg Findlay Roberts

    Brilliant, just brilliant! In every way, thanks Van 🙏🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿❤️🎺🎸🥁🌏🎼🎤😎✌️

  40. K Covington

    And HE WALTZ 's RIGHT THROUGH THE SONG AND RIGHT OFF THE STAGE.; VAN IS THE 👨

  41. James Priest

    This is an fu, I'm MF can the man,. Now and into 2019 at leasr

  42. VocalX Choir

    One of the greatest combinations of song, singer, and band there has ever been. Imagine if the Band and Van had ... turn it up!

  43. Sheerkat7

    Irish soul. Only one Van Morrison. I saw him open for Eric Clapton. Great show.

  44. Clint Whatley

    Holy Shit. That's The Band with him

  45. Kevin Willer

    Levon brought me here 💕

  46. Liam D Turner

    Ahhh, lord...TO THE ONE MO' TIME!

  47. gramrfc1975

    The best captured live performance ever.

  48. Ignacio Asin

    this might be my favourite video in youtube

  49. Lord Burlap

    Van and The Band.....I am in heaven!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  50. Cartoons Plus

    Played this song/video every night to put my baby son to sleep. Holding him in my arms. He's 11 now. Time flies.

  51. Liam D Turner

    HUUUUUUGE!!! Goosebumps, EVERYTIME!!!

  52. 9ertsch

    1:03 Rick thinks for a split second about moving forward to share Van's mic for the lah-lah-la-las, rightly dismisses it as a mad - possibly dangerous - idea and moves across to join Robbie.

  53. yura petrov

    Если я правильно понимаю английский то они поют о том , что они не хотят работать.

  54. yura petrov

    Полоскало во.

  55. Tony Andrews

    Solid Celtic Soul ..... Thank you Van ..... Thank you to The Band ...... Miss you Levon

  56. Hurricane Polk

    The Last Waltz is the greatest music production in history as far as Im considered!

  57. Jacob Jones

    When those horns kick in at 4:20... Just a rumble, nothing too much, but enough to make hips move... Then Van tells them to turn it up!..

    Oh man... Fucking glorious..

  58. Brandon Butts

    Awesome!

  59. Chip Northup

    My man gets the shivers from the guitar-lick at 3:25, and when you do, you gotta to scat! :)

  60. John Richards

    Celtic soul. Stopped the show.

  61. Robert Diethrich

    As of 8/13/19 I have to update a classic comment. 460 people are REALLY WRONG.........REALLY WRONG....REALLLY WRONG......

  62. Henrí Galvão

    the ending is pure gold! I wish they would've kept playing a little bit more after Van left.

  63. mark funk

    SO GREAT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  64. Jen Del Rio

    The kicks. The. Fucking. kicks. They're EVERYTHING.

  65. Ms SunShine

    Ed Sheeran's dad?

  66. Deejayem

    That moment at about 3:30 when he looks at the Band as to where the song is going next......and they take over. Terrific post

    Robert Diethrich

    Actually he just came in early! It was an 8 bar solo and he came in after 4. The "yeah" was his way of covering it up :-) Great moment in live music either way.

  67. pghpaul

    That’s called being “in the zone” ladies and gentlemen.

  68. Walter Rafael

    What inspired R.L. Stine's title

  69. Kate Quinn

    Van The Man. nothing further to be said. . .

  70. Mr Satterthwaite

    Van stealing the show...

  71. Rolando Aponte

    Was this the first mic drop in history?

  72. franciscodelaurentii

    Van, the man!

  73. Flipindistical Pictures

    play this song at my funeral.

  74. Hugo Sucatitski

    we can get down what’s really wrong...what’s really wrong

  75. Julian Vickery

    And the caravan is on it's way
    I can hear the merry gypsies play
    Mama mama look at Emma Rose
    She's a-playin' with the radio
    La, la, la, la...

    And the caravan has all my friends
    It will stay with me until the end
    Gypsy Robin, Sweet Emma Rose
    Tell me everything I need to know
    La, la, la...

    Turn up your radio and let me hear the song
    Switch on your electric light
    Then we can get down to what is really wrong
    I long to hold you tight so I can feel you
    Sweet lady of the night I shall reveal you

    Turn it up, turn it up, little bit higher, radio
    Turn it up, turn it up, so you know, radio
    La, la, la, la...

    And the caravan is painted red and white
    That means everybody's staying overnight
    Barefoot gypsy player round the campfire sing and play
    And a woman tells us of her ways
    La, la, la, la...

    Turn up your radio and let me hear the song
    Switch on your electric light
    Then we can get down to what is really wrong
    I long to hold you tight so I can feel you
    Sweet lady of the night I shall reveal you
    Turn it up, turn it up, little bit higher, radio
    Turn it up, that's enough, so you know it's got soul
    Radio, radio turn it up, hum
    La, la, la, la...

  76. Denis Halligan

    Van made THE Band, look like HIS Band... Outstanding.

  77. youngsaaron

    Sounds like shit

  78. Alec Siglin

    For some reason I always get Van Morrison and Neil Diamond mixed up.

    Alan B

    Alec Siglin Van is leagues ahead of Neil the granny Fanny tickler Diamond

  79. Michael Philip

    When Van walks off the stage..wow.

  80. Drake Magnum

    If they made a biopic of Van Morrison, do you think Bob Odenkirk could portray him?

  81. Brett Robinson

    446 DISLIKES???! Get the fuck out!!!

  82. Justin

    One of the best moments in music history is when Van stops scatting and the horn section kicks in all its glory.

    Michael Philip

    I agree...history indeed.

  83. raelraven3

    Johnny Fever: thumbs up if you know the reference :)

  84. Matthew Snyder

    I didn’t know that Harvey Keitel could sing

  85. Sarah McFarlane

    I love how he walks off the stage before the number is even over hahaha

  86. Rolando Aponte

    There's something mystical about the horn section at the end, a slow and subtle entry which grows in ecstasy as Van prepares for the greatest exit in rock history.

  87. Rolando Aponte

    And then one of the greatest moments in rock history took place....Van kicking his leg high up in the air...

  88. SuperStimulatedMinotaur

    this should have 15 million views

  89. Laura Mennie

    This is the first ever mic drop. Many people took credit.... but van is the first. And wow was it ever a mic drop performance!!!!!!

  90. Carr Rexx

    Van the Man doing CaraVan!

  91. Carr Rexx

    My favorite live concert performance is Bangladesh but this Last Waltz is sublime.

  92. Acoustic Shadow

    Vintage Van

  93. Lil Debbie

    I love this man.

  94. tommyboy923

    Was this the birth of the "Van the Man" nickname?

  95. Gary Heart of Arts

    Van and every singer singing the song I love Lifes song out of the monopoly and as real as real can be..so going through world labrinth I use the music as a guide. Thankyou workers for the Kingdom. Our Glorious day . They all better put the weapons down.

  96. JEZZZEROful

    Guauuuuuu. El león estaba pletórico..

  97. Moroni Breitbart

    No band has ever been, is, or will ever be that tight!

  98. Bren Kelly

    Just look at the boys
    smiling and enjoying it.... Simply amazing..them horns😍😚

  99. lokijam

    Just as good as Van’s leg kicks is Robbie and Levons face when he’s doin it. Priceless

  100. Philip Klug

    I have no idea what he says at 3:50, sounds like "maddibut soul".

    Alfiehan

    "nothin but soul"