Jackie Wilson Said (I’m in Heaven When You Smile)

Da, da, da, da, da
Da, da, da, da, da
Da, da, da, da, da
Da, da, da, da, da

Jackie Wilson said
It was Reet Petite
Kinda love you got
Knock me off my feet
Let it all hang out
Oh, let it all hang out
And you know
I’m so wired up
Don’t need no coffee in my cup
Let it all hang out
Let it all hang out

Ding a ling a ling
Ding a ling a ling ding
Ding a ling a ling
Ding a ling a ling ding
Do da do da

I’m in heaven, I’m in heaven
I’m in heaven, when you smile
When you smile, when you smile
When you smile

And when you walk
Across the room
You make my heart go
Boom boom boom
Let it all hang out
Baby, let it all hang out
And every time
You look that way
Honey child, you make my day
Let it all hang out
Like the man said let it all hang out

Ding a ling a ling
Ding a ling a ling ding
Ding a ling a ling
Ding a ling a ling ding
Do da do da

I’m in heaven, I’m in heaven
I’m in heaven, when you smile
When you smile
I’m in heaven, I’m in heaven
I’m in heaven, when you smile
One more time
I’m in heaven, I’m in heaven
I’m in heaven, when you smile
When you smile

Song Notes

“Jackie Wilson Said (I’m in Heaven When You Smile)” is a song by Van Morrison that appears on his 1972 album Saint Dominic’s Preview. No recorded version of the track by Ash exists. However, Tim Wheeler performed a solo acoustic version of the song live from Downpatrick, Northern Ireland during the COVID-19 lockdown in 2020. A video of the performance was released on August 8th 2020 as part of “Rave On, Van Morrison” – a celebration of the work of the legendary Irish songwriter, curated by Hot Press magazine, to mark Van’s 75th birthday,

Tim Wheeler speaking to Hot Press of his decision to cover this song:

Van is a brilliant writer, a brilliant singer and a great experimenter. He’s creatively restless and often pulls off things that shouldn’t work on paper. He’s had hits in so many different styles because of it. Most of all, you can tell he intensely means what he’s singing about, he really puts his soul into his music.

“Jackie Wilson Said” is a great upbeat pop song that I’ve always loved – so I thought it would be a fun one to try.