Friday, August 26, 2011

Van Morrison - T.B. Sheets

I was browsing through my collection of Van Morrison records the other day and stumbled upon the oft-forgotten track "T.B. Sheets" off of his debut LP Blowin' Your Mind. This song is a sprawling nine minute blues jam with a laid back swagger to it that reminds me of David Crosby's "Cowboy Movie." However, the tone of this song is starkly contrasted by the lyrical content of "T.B. Sheets." This is a song about that awkward moment when you're next do someone's deathbed and it's time for you to go. If you read the lyrics on their own the song is actually quite depressing, a dying person begging a friend to stay with them until the end without success. Yet Morrison hides this painful image behind a relaxed bluesy rock tune which makes it easier to handle. It's a brilliant song and if it weren't nine minutes long I could see "T.B. Sheets" be considered one of Van Morrison's many classics.

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T.B. Sheets

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