Van Morrison — I've Been Working
Album: His Band And The Street Choir
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Released: 1970
Length: 3:22
Plays (last 30 days): 1
I've been workin'
I've been workin' so hard

I've been workin'
I've been workin' so hard

I come home
I'll make-a love to you
I'll make-a love to you

I've been grindin'
I've been grindin' so long

I've been grindin'
I've been grindin' so long

Been up the thruway, down the thruway
Up the thruway, down the thruway
Up, down, back and up again

And I said
Woman, woman, woman, woman
Woman, woman, woman, woman
Make me feel so good

Woman, woman, woman, woman
Woman, woman, woman, woman
Make me feel alright

You're alright, alright, alright
Alright, alright, alright, alright, alright

You're alright, alright, alright
Alright, alright, alright, alright, alright

Mmm-mm-mm-mmm

[Instrumental and sax solo]

And I said
Woman, woman, woman, woman
Woman, woman, woman, woman
Make me feel so good

Woman, woman, woman, woman
Woman, woman, woman, woman
Make me feel alright

You're alright
Alright, alright, alright, alright
Alright, alright, alright

You're alright
Alright, alright, alright, alright
Alright, alright, alright, alright

Make me feel so good

Set my soul on fire

Set my soul on fire

Ooo-wee

[Fades]
Mmm-hmm-mm.
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  window wrote:
C'mon now, this is a great song and all, but it's nowhere in the same zip code as JB's funkiness.


Proclivities wrote:

Really, not even in the same solar sytem.  The band has a good funk groove going on though not quite as tight as The Fabulous Flames and Van's vocal stylings cannot compare to those of The Godfather.  Good tune, though.

 
TRUE!  would love some "Popcorn" right now : )
This ' music' is why Punk exploded for my generation.
 tfioreze wrote:
 Baby_M wrote:
This would be allright allright allright allright allright  if it weren't for all the repetition.


I'm glad to know that I'm not the only one to think that that that…  


 
That makes two only. Never dis the Van, please. Catch that sax!
I read on Wikipedia that in 1966 when Van Morrison was the lead singer of the band "Them" they had a short-lived residency at the Whiskey a Go Go in Los Angeles and their support act for the last week was... the Doors.

The article went on to say... "On the final night, the two Morrisons and the two bands jammed together on "Gloria".

I would have given anything to be there that night!
 Baby_M wrote:
This would be allright allright allright allright allright  if it weren't for all the repetition.


I'm glad to know that I'm not the only one to think that that that…  



 
 stickers11 wrote:
giving James Brown a run for his money on the funk-o-meter.
  
window wrote:


C'mon now, this is a great song and all, but it's nowhere in the same zip code as JB's funkiness.

 
followed by JB could be way appropriate  : )
This would be allright allright allright allright allright  if it weren't for all the repetition.
I'm only familiar with the live version of this. Both versions are great.
Bill, I worry when you talk over the beginning of a song. Especially one as good as this one. 
Think about this. In just a few years, this guy puts out this album and Astral Weeks, Veedon Fleece, Hard Nose the Highway, Tupelo Honey, and St. Dominics Preview.

My god! The guy has one hell of a hot streak!  
Sir Van, you'll do me!
 On_The_Beach wrote:

Indeed, Veedon Fleece is excellent.

 
Yeah, one of his best. Beautiful and multi-dimensional. 
He will be playing here in Ottawa at city folk.ca festival. Line up features lots of Radio Paradise artists.
 TerryS wrote:

I was on a long (8.5 hour) ride today and heard this twice on the player. Too much already.

Van honed his vocal style early on and never wavered.



 
Why would he waver from perfection?
That's John Klingberg on bass pushin' the red zone on the Funk-O-Meter.

I was on a long (8.5 hour) ride today and heard this twice on the player. Too much already.

Van honed his vocal style early on and never wavered.


Yeah, but at least you aren't on a chain gang.
Alright, alright, alright, alright, alright, alright, alright ... like the man said.
Bob Segar does a nice version of this on Live Bullet.
Van the Man!
{#Clap}  {#Clap} {#Clap} {#Clap}
yes, funkie Van man!!!
Old Van is great Van
Great!  I had no idea Van Morrison had such bluesy jazzy roots.  More please (less Moodance, not that you play that here...)
 arsenault wrote:
 . . .check out VEEDON FLEECE people...much overlooked album.
treat yourself....
 
Indeed, Veedon Fleece is excellent.
Mighty fine song- we're just singing' our heads off here on M.V. Now& Zen!
 window wrote:
C'mon now, this is a great song and all, but it's nowhere in the same zip code as JB's funkiness.
 
Really, not even in the same solar sytem.  The band has a good funk groove going on though not quite as tight as The Fabulous Flames and Van's vocal stylings cannot compare to those of The Godfather.  Good tune, though.
 Felix_The_Cat wrote:

Van Green?


 
Van Soul....nice organ work.

Van Green?


 stickers11 wrote:
giving James Brown a run for his money on the funk-o-meter.
 

C'mon now, this is a great song and all, but it's nowhere in the same zip code as JB's funkiness.
Isle blues at its best.
Actually, it doesn't affect me.
giving James Brown a run for his money on the funk-o-meter.


I lovvvve Van Morrison, but let's hear Warren Hayne's cover of this please!
Van's the Man! {#Clap}
Makes me wanna break out my platform shoes ... dig?

 arsenault wrote:
this early vanmo stuff is the best...

check out VEEDON FLEECE people...much overlooked album.
treat yourself....

van is the man
 
I have that album and yes I can testify that it is very good! Early Van beats later Van by a long shot, although he still comes up with a gem now and then.
this early vanmo stuff is the best...

check out VEEDON FLEECE people...much overlooked album.
treat yourself....

van is the man


lovers groove !!!
llazare wrote:
Great Van song from one his great periods. Love those horns and Jack Schroer alto sax. But the version of the song from Van's 1974's live album "It's Too Late to Stop Now" is THE version of this tune!
Absolutely agree - that's his first, and probably his best-ever live collection. Although I'm partial to the Live in Belfast set as well... still have it only on LP, though. "Rave on John Donne" is so great on that one...
Hey I am the only 2 vote!
Chef??
His Band sure is good!
This is great! I know this song from Bob Seeger's "Live Bullet" (a most excellent album, he gives credit to Van for the song)... hadnt' heard Van's version until now.
The Playlist is now REACTIVATED, you may commence commented into the proper song now. Thank you. :yes:
Rare for RP by the looks of it...
Great song. This version is from Philosopher Stone.
Obnoxious git though he is, Van Morrison has produced some true classics down through the years, like it or not. (IMHO). :bounce:
Great Van song from one his great periods. Love those horns and Jack Schroer alto sax. But the version of the song from Van\'s 1974\'s live album \"It\'s Too Late to Stop Now\" is THE version of this tune!
you've been working? please say on your music skills! what god awful streaming crap. :evil: :pedited by lbrc at 10:40 am on 6/25/2003