Wednesday, April 25, 2012

A to Z Challenge: My Favorite Storytellers-- V

Vi is special. V makes me happy. V is for

Van Morrison

My all time, absolute, hands down favorite musician forever. And I firmly believe that he, like Leonard Cohen, transcend simply being a songwriter and qualify as a storyteller. Allow me to demonstrate, with my all time, absolute, hands down favorite song:

We were born before the wind
Also younger than the sun
Ere the bonnie boat was won and we sailed in the mystic
Hark now hear the sailors' cry
Smell the sea and feel the sky
Let your soul and spirit fly into the mystic

Truly moving, AND he's Irish AND his daughter's name is pronounced the same as mine AND he has been writing amazing music for more than 50 years.

And, he is one of those musicians that people don't think they've heard, but then they realize how many people cover Van Morrison Songs, like Wild Night, Have I Told You Lately that I Love You, or Brown Eyed Girl and realize they DO know him...

Any fans? What are your favorites?


  1. Van Morrison's voice is so amazing! It's pretty hard to pin down a favourite song though, there are so many great ones!

  2. What a great subject for A to Z challenge! Will have to go back and read about some of your other favourites. BTW - love Van Morrison too!!
    Thanks for stopping by Mom-ology and sharing your story. I did leave a reply and something that may help your sister.
    All the best :)

  3. It's so true, because I didn't realize that he is such a versatile songwriter! Thanks so much for following me, and I hope to see more of you! Julie

  4. I love Van Morrison! I think there are more of his songs I still have not discovered. Piper at the Gates of Dawn might be my favorite...or Bright Side of the Street...or Brown Eyed Girl. Even considered naming a kid Van but husband said not (although he does like Van Morrison...and one son is named Dylan)