Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Van Morrison Sang About "Tupelo Honey"

From Wikipedia.

When I read about Wewahitchka producing tupelo honey, I'm thinking, "Hey, that is the name of a song I've heard."  It was.

It is also the name of Northern Irishman Van Morrison's fifth album, released in October 1971 that went to #27 on the Billboard charts and had two charted songs.  All songs except one were written in Woodstock, New York.

The title of the album was taken from a varietal honey produced from the honey of the tupelo tree that is found a lot in the southeastern United States.  It is regarded as the best honey anywhere.

The title track has a hymn-like title track and the other big hit was the R&B-flavored "Wild Nights."  Then there was that great John Mellancamp version of it.

In case you've forgotten "Tupelo Honey," you can check it out on You Tube.

Then, there is the chorus repeated many times in the song:

She's as sweet as tupelo honey
She's an angel of the first degree
She's as sweet as tupelo honey
Just like honey from the bee.

I never knew the song's Florida connection until now.

Great Song.  --RoadDog

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