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Van Morrison

The Way Young Lovers Do

  • Rock
  • Jazz
  • Space
  • Folk
  • Blues
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“The Way Young Lovers Do” is one of the songs included on Northern Irish singer-songwriter Van Morrison’s second solo album Astral Weeks that was recorded in 1968 in New York City. The distinctive feel of the original recording of the song emerges from the non-rock style of double-bass phrasing by veteran jazzman Richard Davis and additional jazz musician session players, which combined with Morrison’s soulful vocals, creates a relatively unusual combination of stylistic elements. Brian Hinton believes that “The song is about growing up, an adolescent first kiss, and still conveys the same sweet mystery as ‘Astral Weeks’ but more upfront.“ In Ritchie Yorke’s biography on Van Morrison he comments that Van Morrison told him, “On the second side ‘Young Lovers Do’... Read on...

Song lines: ♪ Then we sat on our own star and dreamed of the way that I was for you ... Do, do, do, do ... And you were for me

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