"Fair Play" as written by and Van Morrison....
Fair play to you
Killarney's lakes are so blue
And the architecture I'm taking in with my mind
So fine

Tell me of Poe
Oscar Wilde and Thoreau
Let your midnight and your daytime turn into love of life
It's a very fine line
But you've got the mind child
To carry on
When it's just about to be
Carried on

And there's only one meadow's way to go
And you say "Geronimo"
There's only one meadow's way to go
And you say "Geronimo"

A paperback book
As we walk down the street
Fill my mind with tales of mystery, mystery
And imagination

Forever fair
And I'm touching your hair
I wish we could be dreamers
In this dream, oh
Let it dream

And there's only one meadow's way to go
And you say "Geronimo"
And there's only one meadow's way to go
And you say "Geronimo"

Fair play to you
Killarney's lakes are so blue
High-ho silver, tit for tat
And I love you for that
High-ho silver, tit for tat
And I love you for that, love you for that, love you for that
High-ho silver, tit for tat, tit for tat
And I love you for that
High-ho silver, tit for tat, hah!
Yeah, yeah
And I love you for that

And there's only one meadow's way to go
And I, and I say "Geronimo"
And there's only one meadow's way to go
And we say "Geronimo"
Geronimo
And there's only one meadow's way to go
And we say Geronimo
And there's only one meadow's way to go
And we say Geronimo

Fair play to you


Lyrics submitted by archmastermind

"Fair Play" as written by Van Morrison

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

Lyrics powered by LyricFind

Fair Play song meanings
Add your thoughts

3 Comments

sort form View by:
  • +1
    General Commenti really hope this song isn't about a couple having inventive sex. it's definitely about walking. van morrison kinda loves singing about walking. other than that it just sounds like he's remembering walks he's had w/ someone, and singing lil phrases these two traded between each other 'geronimo' 'hi-ho silver' 'fair play to you'. i'm pretty sure i read somewhere that 'fair play to you' is something he and a friend of his would say to each other, can't remember why. and i'm assuming 'tit for tat and i love you for that' is him describing their relationship? like saying we give n take equally between each other, and i love you/us for being able to do that. iono. this is all sounding dumb now i just wanted to say this song punches me in the face in a good way and i hope its not just about kinky sex
    twee!on October 06, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is about taking a stroll through the countryside with a beautiful fair headed women. Geronimo is about a particular and peculiar sexual move involving leaping onto your partner. As they walk toward their abode, which is only one meadow away, they discuss this and who is going to be doing the leaping and who is going to be leaped upon. High-ho Silver is their name for an alternative move, they argue it out and in a game of wits Geronimo is the one they settle for as the fair headed lady comes on top. Fair play to her!
    Daveyesdaveon November 01, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree with twee!, it's about walking, but I think it's about walking with a child and enjoying their childish exclamations: "High-ho Silver!", "tit-for-tat", "Geronimo!",etc.

    "Forever fair
    And I'm touching your hair
    I wish we could be dreamers
    In this dream, oh
    Let it dream"

    Van's aware that the child's fair hair will grow darker as he/she ages and just wishes the walk could be held unchanging, as in a dream.
    Paegaon October 07, 2014   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

Back to top
explain