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Tupelo Honey – Van Morrison lyrics

You can take all the tea in China
Put it in a big brown bag for me
Sail right around the seven oceans
Drop it straight into the deep blue sea
She's as sweet as tupelo honey
She's an angel of the first degree
She's as sweet as tupelo honey
Just like honey from the bee

You can't stop us on the road to freedom
You can't keep us 'cause our eyes can see
Men with insight, men in granite
Knights in armor bent on chivalry
She's as sweet as tupelo honey
She's an angel of the first degree
She's as sweet as tupelo honey
Just like honey from the bee

You can't stop us on the road to freedom
You can't stop us 'cause our eyes can see
Men with insight, men in granite
Knights in armor intent on chivalry
She's as sweet as tupelo honey
She's an angel of the first degree
She's as sweet as tupelo honey
Just like honey from the bee

You know she's alright
You know she's alright with me
She's alright, she's alright (she's an angel)

You can take all the tea in China
Put it in a big brown bag for me
Sail it right around the seven oceans
Drop it smack dab in the middle of the deep blue sea
Because she's as sweet as tupelo honey
She's an angel of the first degree
She's as sweet as tupelo honey
Just like honey from the bee

She's as sweet as tupelo honey
She's an angel of the first degree
She's as sweet as tupelo honey
Just like the honey, baby, from the bee
She's my baby, you know she's alright.....



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    Manny Flowers
    One of those songs I have appreciated very much since the first time I ever heard it (mid 80's?). Recently kind of rediscovered it and have been looking at the lyrics. It seems to be more than a beautiful love song however when you consider the parts that talk about "freedom" and "men of insight". Have not determined for myself if this is somehow just two ideas slapped together (reflection on an adored lover and a statement of hope for some an idea of freedom). Given the fact that this came out in 1970, it seems to me that it may be a civil rights song disguised as a love song. In any event it is beautiful and simple and yet open to interpretation whether it about an idea, a woman or both or possibly even neither!
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