Yeah, the caravan is on its way
I can hear the merry gypsies play
Mama, mama, look at Emma Rose
She's a-playin with the radio
La, la, la, la, la, la, la
La, la, la, la, la, la, la

Yeah, the caravan has all my friends
Yeah, they'll stay with me until the end
Gypsy Robin, Sweet Emma Rose
Tell me everything I need to know
La, la, la, la, la, la, la
La, la, la, la, la, la, la

Turn up your radio
And let me hear the song
Switch on your electric light
Then we can get down to what is really wrong
I long to hold you tight, so I can feel you
Sweet lady of the night, I shall reveal you

If you won't turn it up, turn it up, little bit higher radio
Turn it up, turn it up, so you know, radio
La, la, la, la, la, la, la
La, la, la, la, la, la, la

Yeah, the caravan is painted red and white
That means everybody's staying overnight
Yeah, the barefoot gypsy player 'round a campfire sing and play
And the woman tells us of her ways
La, la, la, la, la, la, la
La, la, la, la, la, la, la

Turn up your radio and let me hear the song
Switch on your electric light
Then we can get down to what is really wrong
I long just to hold you tight, so maybe I can feel you
Sweet lady of the night, I shall reveal you

If you won't turn it up, turn it up, little bit higher radio
Turn it up, that's enough, so you know it's got soul
Radio, radio turn it up, hmm
La, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la
La, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la
La, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la
La, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la
La, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la
La, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la
La, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la
La, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la


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Caravan Lyrics as written by Van Morrison

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    General Comment

    i loooooove this song. "moondance" is my all-time favorite album. plus, this song is just so damn catchy.

    wanna hear something cute? i'm 18...when i was 14, and just starting to get reallllly really into van morrison, my parents adopted a baby from china, and gave me the honor of naming her, as long as i named her well. therefore, my little sister's name is emma-rose.

    red_red_redon April 10, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    Listen to this on a summer night- and dance barefoot. It's awesome.

    TheSneakyWaffleon September 17, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    I love the end where he goes.. "turn it up!... that's enough." Hehe.

    All the songs on this album are awesome. :)

    anna118kon July 10, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    la la lala la la laaaaaaa, this song is awesome, especially in the Last Waltz when he is doing rock and roll kicks. gotta love Morrison..

    FloggingMollyon April 17, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    this song kicks major ass

    woodcock92627on April 28, 2004   Link
  • 0
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    Awesome song!!! One of his very best.

    johnpauljones86on May 03, 2004   Link
  • 0
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    The last waltz proformance makes me smile whenever i watch it, it is the only time ive seen van proform live and probably will be the only way i ever will. But its just how i imagined the way he woudl rock, minus the outfit, but you cant have everything.

    lunchbox90857on January 25, 2005   Link
  • 0
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    This song was written in the sixties - it has elements of fantasy - Van listened a lot to the radio and imagined the "barefoot gypsy player round the campfire sing and play"

    BTW - he uses the Gaelic pronunciation for Radio - RADDEO - he listened to the Southern-Irish radio from Belfast

    vasnmoGoon March 23, 2006   Link
  • 0
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    I love the Last Waltz version so much...its got undeniable soul. I used to drive around in the minivan I got second-hand from my mom and get high and go to bonfires...such good times come to mind when I hear this

    The emphasis I think is on gypsies having soul, that it doesn't necessarily need to be only Christain musicians who have soul, it isn't specific to any religion

    Shep420on June 22, 2006   Link
  • 0
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    I think the The Last Waltz version is frikken ridiculous, he says "do me one more time" and flails his limbs around like a drunken bafoon. And he says 'one more time' like 6 times... can't he count? i still think its good though..

    shaggy_saxon August 12, 2006   Link

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