Celtic New Year
Van Morrison Lyrics


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If I don't see you through the week
See you through the window
See you next time that we're talking on the telephone
And if I don't see you in that Indian summer
Then I want to see you further on up the road

I said, oh won't you come back?
I have to see you my dear
Want you come back in the Celtic New Year?
In the Celtic New Year

If I don't see you when I'm going down Louisiana
If I don't see you when I'm down on Bourbon Street
If you don't see me when I'm singing Jack of Diamonds
If you don't see me when I'm on my lucky streak

Woa, I want you, want you to come on back
I've made it very clear
I want you to come back home in the Celtic New Year
Celtic New Year

If I don't see you when the bonfires are burning, burning
If I don't see you when we're singing the Gloriana tune
If I've got to see you when it's raining deep inside the forest
I got to see you at the waning of the moon

Said oh, won't you come on back?
Want you to be of good cheer
Come back home on the Celtic New Year

Celtic New Year, Celtic New Year
Celtic New Year
In the Celtic New Year
In the Celtic New Year





Come on home, come on home, come on home, come on home
In the Celtic New Year

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Van Morrison's song "Celtic New Year" are a testament to the power of connection and the human need for companionship. In the first stanza, the singer acknowledges the possibility that he may not see his loved one again, but he holds onto the hope of seeing them "further on up the road." The second stanza is a plea for his loved one to come back, using Louisiana and Bourbon Street as metaphors for the struggles and hardships of life. The third stanza continues the theme of longing, with the singer yearning to see his loved one even in the midst of rain or darkness.


Throughout the song, the repeated refrain of "Celtic New Year" reinforces the idea of a fresh start, a time of new beginnings and new opportunities for connection. The use of Celtic traditions also adds a layer of history and heritage to the song, suggesting that the need for companionship and connection is universal and spans across time.


Line by Line Meaning

If I don't see you through the week
If we don't get to meet this week


See you through the window
I hope to catch a glimpse of you through the glass window


See you next time that we're talking on the telephone
I hope to see you figuratively through our next phone conversation


And if I don't see you in that Indian summer
In case I miss seeing you during this warm season


Then I want to see you further on up the road
I hope to catch up with you down the line


I said, oh won't you come back?
I urge you to return to me


I have to see you my dear
I deeply desire to see you, my beloved one


Want you come back in the Celtic New Year?
Please return to me during the Celtic New Year season


If I don't see you when I'm going down Louisiana
In case I miss seeing you when I'm travelling to Louisiana


If I don't see you when I'm down on Bourbon Street
If I miss you when I'm wandering the streets of Bourbon


If you don't see me when I'm singing Jack of Diamonds
If by chance, you miss me while I'm performing Jack of Diamonds


If you don't see me when I'm on my lucky streak
If you happen to miss me when I'm having a lucky phase


Woa, I want you, want you to come on back
I truly, deeply want you to return to me


I've made it very clear
I've explicitly stated my desire for your presence


I want you to come back home in the Celtic New Year
I wish for you to return home during the Celtic New Year season


If I don't see you when the bonfires are burning, burning
In case I miss seeing you when the bonfires are lit and blazing


If I don't see you when we're singing the Gloriana tune
If I don't happen to see you when we're crooning the Gloriana melody


If I've got to see you when it's raining deep inside the forest
When I catch sight of you during a heavy downpour inside the woods


I got to see you at the waning of the moon
I must see you at the end of the lunar cycle


Said oh, won't you come on back?
I plead with you to return to me


Want you to be of good cheer
I hope for you to be in high spirits on your return


Come back home on the Celtic New Year
Please come back home during the Celtic New Year season


Celtic New Year, Celtic New Year
It's the Celtic New Year season


Celtic New Year
We're welcoming the arrival of the Celtic New Year


In the Celtic New Year
During the season of the Celtic New Year


Come on home, come on home, come on home, come on home
I implore you to return home to me




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Written by: VAN MORRISON

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Comments from YouTube:

Barney Davey

If I were stranded on an island with only one musician's work to hear, it would be Van Morrison. One listen to this profoundly sentimental heart-tugging gem, and you'll know why. Virtually every comment here mentions how much this tune and Van mean to them and me. Music transports me to other places, but none compare to that of Van Morrison. He is an incomparable generational treasure.

Musicfan Hawk

I agree! If I was stranded anywhere I would want Vans music with me, going All the way back to Them, so many tunes, such an amazing voice musician and songwriter. I absolutely love this performance here, the arrangement and song are outstanding!

Jennifer Dow

I strongly agree ๐Ÿ‘!!! It wouldn't be Jimmy Buffet with me on that deserted island. LOL !! IT WOULD MOST CERTAINLY BE VAN THE MAN!!

david

Trust my luck would be stranded with a consignment of Ed Sheeranโ€™s nonsense, and my person Friday would be Ann Widdecombe.

professormacdeezy

good call.

Dana Brinkmeier

I am 75, have followed Van from his begining. I studied music and played coronet , trumpet and baritone since age 10. What a beautiful piece of music here indeed.Van is such a treasure with an incredible vocal talent. A voice so distintive with audio waveforms instantnly recognzizable , also showing his raw vocal power that transcends all listeners " into the mystic " ! Of course we can also add his great song writing skills to his repertoire.

Gregory Forde

Indeed Sir
I'm 62 and have been loving and playing
Van Morrison Music since the early days.
Have a Peaceful Day Brother

jan hensley

Lovely comment. Well said. ๐Ÿ’š๐ŸŽถ๐Ÿ˜Š๐ŸŒนMuch love and respect to Van. Forever The Man! Rave on! ๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿ™

lladnar kram

73 and still blissing out to Van.

Gregory Forde

@lladnar kram
Indeed Sir
I'm 62 and play several Van songs on Guitar.

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