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Song title: Detroit Medley


Detroit Medley

Devil with a blue dress, blue dress, blue dress
Devil with a blue dress on
Devil with a blue dress, blue dress, blue dress
Devil with a blue dress on
Fee, fee, fi, fi, fo, fo, fum
Look at Molly now, here she comes
Wearin' her wig hat and shades to match
She's got high-heel shoes and an alligator hat
Wearin' her pearls and her diamond rings
She's got bracelets on her fingers, now, and everything
She's the devil with the blue dress, blue dress, blue dress,
Devil with the blue dress on
Devil with the blue dress, blue dress, blue dress,
Devil with the blue dress on
Wearin' her perfume, Chanel # 5
Got to be the finest looking woman alive
She looks so pretty everytime she walks by
The boys are too nervous even to say "Hi"
Not too skinny, she's not too fat
She's a real humdinger and I like it like that
She's the devil with the blue dress, blue dress, blue dress,
Devil with the blue dress on
Devil with the blue dress, blue dress, blue dress,
Devil with the blue dress on

("Good Golly Miss Molly" interlude:)
Good golly, Miss Molly, you sure like to ball
Good golly, Miss Molly, you sure like to ball
While you're rockin' and rollin'
Can't you hear your mama call
From the early, early mornin' 'til the early, early nights
See Miss Molly rockin' at the House of Blue Lights
Good golly, Miss Molly, you sure like to ball
While you're rockin' and rollin'
Can't you hear your mama call
Hey!
Oh see, see see rider
Oh see, what you have done now
Oh see, see see rider
I said see, what you have done now
Ahh You made me love you
now,now,now your man has gone

Oh, I'm going with my baby, and I won't be back til fall yeah
Oh, I'm going with my baby, and I won't be back til fall yeah
And if I find me a new girl, I won't be back at all

Ah Jenny Jenny Jenny, wont you come along with me
Jenny Jenny Jenny, wont you come along with me
I worry bout you baby (?spendin nights in misery?)

Spinnin', spinnin' spinnin' spinnin' like a spinnin' top
Spinnin', spinnin' spinnin' spinnin' like a spinnin' top
Come along baby (?...feelin' love?)

Yeah see, see see rider
Oh see, what you have done now
Oh see, see see rider
Ah come on see, what you have done now
Ahh You made me love you
now,now,now,now your man has gone
Ah Jenny Jenny Jenny, wont you come along with me
Jenny Jenny Jenny, wont you come along with me
Come along girl (??)
Spin spin spinnin like a spinnin top
Spin spin spinnin like a spinnin top

Notes: Played from 1975 in the encores of various show, included these or other songs depending on the period.
Back in the USA CC Rider Devil with the blue dress Good Golly Miss Molly High School Confidential
I got you (I feel good) I'm ready Jenny take a ride Kansas City Land of 10000 dances Mistery train Shake
Sock it to me baby Sweet soul music Tallahassee Lassie Travellin' band Uptight


Detroit Medley - 22-Sep-1979 version

Devil with the blue dress, blue dress, blue dress
Devil with the blue dress on
Devil with the blue dress, blue dress, blue dress
Devil with the blue dress on

Fe, fe, fi, fi, fo, fo, fum
Look at Molly now, here she come
Wearin' a wig, hat, shades to match
High healed sneakers and an alligator hat
Wearin' her diamonds, wearin' a big ring
She got razors on her fingers and everything

Devil with the blue dress, blue dress, blue dress
Devil with the blue dress on
Devil with the blue dress, blue dress, blue dress
Devil with the blue dress on

Wearin' her perfume, Channel number five
Got to be the finest looking woman alive
She looks so pretty every time she walks by
The boys are too nervous, even to say hi
Not too skinny, not too fat
She's a real humdinger and I like it like that

Devil with the blue dress, blue dress, blue dress
Devil with the blue dress on
Devil with the blue dress, blue dress, blue dress
Devil with the blue dress on

Good golly Miss Molly, sure like to ball
Good golly Miss Molly, sure like to ball
When you're rockin' and rollin'
Don't you hear your mama call

From the early, early morning to the early, early night
See Miss Molly rockin' in the house of blue light

Good golly Miss Molly, sure like to ball
When you're rockin' and rollin'
Don't you hear your mama call

Well c., c.c. rider
Come on see just what you've done
Well I said c., c.c. rider
Come on see just what you've done
You made me loving you
And now, now, now your man has come

Well now I'm goin' c.c. rider
Goin' to see my baby c.c. rider
And I won't be back c.c. rider
Back until fall c.c. rider
Well I'm goin' c.c. rider
Goin' to see my baby c.c. rider
And I won't be back c.c. rider
Back until fall c.c. rider

And I buy myself a good love
No no no no not come back at all

Jenny, Jenny, Jenny won't you come along with me
Jenny, Jenny whooo Jenny, Jenny
Jenny, Jenny, Jenny won't you come along with me
Jenny, Jenny whooo Jenny, Jenny
You know I love you baby I'm living in misery
Jenny, Jenny whooo Jenny, Jenny

Spinnin', spinnin', spinnin' spinnin' like a spinnin' top
Spinnin' spinnin' whooo spinnin', spinnin'
Spinnin', spinnin', spinnin' spinnin' like a spinnin' top
Spinnin' spinnin' whooo spinnin', spinnin'
You don't love me darlin' but I can't stop
Jenny, Jenny whooo

Devil with the blue dress, blue dress, blue dress
Devil with the blue dress on
Devil with the blue dress, blue dress, blue dress
Devil with the blue dress on

Notes: These are the exact lyrics of the Detroit Medley as played 22-Sep-1949 at the second Muse show.


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Published on the following official releases:

First known live performance: 23/09/1975 University Of Michigan, Ann Arbor,MI ,USA
Last known live performance: 09/02/2017 Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney ,Australia

Song 'history':


Played during the Born to Run tour (46 times)
Played during the Darkness tour (36 times)
Performed during the M.U.S.E. shows, in 1979
Performed quite every night of the River tour, with just a couple of exceptions
One only rendering for this song in the 1982-1984 period, during which Bruce played, with various small groups or guesting, in a number of bars and small clubs of the New Jersey area (15/08/1982 Stone Pony, Asbury Park,NJ ,USA)
A discrete number of performances (87) was given during the Born in the U.S.A. tour
Often played during the Tunnel of Love tour (27 times)
The Rising tour counted 15 apparitions of this song
Not much used during the Magic tour, deserving only less than a dozen renderings
It only saw the light less than a dozen times in the whole Working on a Dream tour
Published in live version in the 3rd DVD: House Cut 'Houston '78 of 'The Promise'
Not much used during the Wrecking Ball tour, deserving only 5 renderings
Bruce gave this song one only shot through the High Hopes tour (11/02/2014 Adelaide Entertainment Centre, Adelaide ,Australia)
Published in live version in the DVD: 'Tempe 80' of 'THE TIES THAT BIND'
Not much used during the 2016 The River tour, deserving only 5 renderings
Performed 1 times during the 2017 Summer tour

The song was also played in informal happenings or off-tour appearances
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