Coney Island

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Van Morrison

Van Morrison, OBE (born George Ivan Morrison; 31 August 1945) is a Northern Irish singer-songwriter and musician. His live performances at their best are described as transcendental, while some of his recordings, such as the studio albums Astral Weeks and Moondance and the live album It's Too Late … more »

Coney Island  Coming down from Downpatrick  Stopping off at St. John's Point 
Out all day birdwatching 
And the craic was good
 Stopped off at Strangford Lough
 Early in the morning  Drove through Shrigley taking pictures 
And on to Killyleagh  Stopped off for Sunday papers at the Lecale District, 
Just before Coney Island 

On and on, over the hill to Ardglass 
In the jam jar, autumn sunshine, magnificent 
And all shining through 

Stop off at Ardglass for a couple of jars of
 Mussels and some potted herrings in case
We get famished before dinner 

On and on, over the hill and the craic is good
 Heading towards Coney Island 

I look at the side of your face as the sunlight comes
 Streaming through the window in the autumn sunshine
And all the time going to Coney Island I'm thinking,
Wouldn't it be great if it was like this all the time.

Written by: VAN MORRISON

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