Who Sang Choppin' Wood? Van Morrison

Van Morrison Down the Road cover art
Credits
publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Van Morrison
release date: 2002-5-13
genres: Rock
styles: Classic Rock
length: 3:31
producer: Van Morrison
background vocals: Siobhan Pettit, Karen Hamill, Olwin Bell, Johnny Scott, Áine Whelan and Crawford Bell
background vocals arranger: Johnny Scott and Áine Whelan
You wired the trains and went back home to St. Claire's shores
Before you became a spark down at the yard
You were passing through those hungry years alone
You were just trying to make a living out in Detroit

When you came back off the boats you didn't want to go anywhere
You sit down to TV in your favorite chair
You watch the big picture fade away down at Harland and Wolff
But you still kept on choppin' wood

And you came back home to Belfast
So you could be with us like
You lived your life of quiet desperation on the side
Going to the shipyard in the morning on your bike

Well the spark was gone but you carried on
You always did the best you could
You sent for us once but everything fell through
But you still kept on choppin' wood choppin' wood

Well you came back home to Belfast
So you could be with us like
And you lived a life of quiet desperation on the side
Going to the shipyard in the morning on your bike

Well the spark was gone but you carried on
Well you did just the best that you could
You sent for us one time but everything fell through
But you still kept on choppin' wood

Kept on choppin'wood
Kept on choppin' wood
Local man chops wood
You know you did the best you could

Well everything just fell through
Kept on choppin' wood
Chop, chop, chop, chop, chop,
Chop, chop, chop, chop, chop,
Chop, chop, chop, keep on choppin'
Chop, chop, chop, choppin' wood



Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Down the Road
  • 2 Meet Me in the Indian Summer
  • 3 Steal My Heart Away
  • 4 Hey Mr. DJ
  • 5 Talk Is Cheap
  • 6 Choppin’ Wood
  • 7 What Makes the Irish Heart Beat
  • 8 All Work and No Play
  • 9 Whatever Happened to PJ Proby?
  • 10 The Beauty of the Days Gone By
  • 11 Georgia on My Mind
  • 12 Only a Dream
  • 13 Man Has to Struggle
  • 14 Evening Shadows
  • 15 Fast Train

  • Album Information
    label: Polydor
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: CD
    barcode: 731458917724
    script: Latin