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Song title: Dirty water

(E. Cobb) by The Standells (Tower 185), 1966

Dirty water

spoken:
I'm gonna tell you a story
I'm gonna tell you about my town
I'm gonna tell you a big bad story, baby
Aww, it's all about my town

Yeah, down by the river
Down by the banks of the river Charles (aw, that's what's happenin' baby)
That's where you'll find me
Along with lovers, fuggers, and thieves (aw, but they're cool people)
Well I love that dirty water
Oh, Boston, you're my home (oh, you're the Number One place)
Frustrated women (I mean they're frustrated)
Have to be in by twelve o'clock (oh, that's a shame)
But I'm wishin' and a-hopin, oh
That just once those doors weren't locked (I like to save time for
my baby to walk around)
Well I love that dirty water
Oh, Boston, you're my home (oh, yeah)

Because I love that dirty water
Oh, oh, Boston, you're my home (oh, yeah)

Well, I love that dirty water (I love it, baby)
I love that dirty water (I love Baw-stun)
I love that dirty water (Have you heard about the Strangler?)
I love that dirty water (I'm the man, I'm the man)
I love that dirty water (Owww!)
I love that dirty water (Come on, come on) [fade]


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This song has never been published on any official release.

Very few performances of this songs are known (to me, at least!):
 - 08/04/1984 Stone Pony, Asbury Park,NJ ,USA during the 1982-84 "NJ clubs" Tour
 - 04/10/2002 Fleet Center, Boston,MA ,USA during the The Rising Tour
 - 06/09/2003 Fenway Park, Boston,MA ,USA during the The Rising Tour
 - 07/09/2003 Fenway Park, Boston,MA ,USA during the The Rising Tour
 - 10/09/2003 Skydome, Toronto ,Canada during the The Rising Tour, during the soundcheck.
 - 01/11/2003 Stone Pony, Asbury Park,NJ ,USA
 - 30/10/2005 TD Bank North Garden, Boston,MA ,USA during the Devils and Dust tour
 - 27/05/2006 TD Bank North Garden, Boston,MA ,USA during the Seeger sessions tour
 - 14/08/2012 Fenway Park, Boston,MA ,USA during the Wrecking ball tour

Data from the www.brucespringsteen.it database
First known live performance: 08/04/1984 Stone Pony, Asbury Park,NJ ,USA
Last known live performance: 14/08/2012 Fenway Park, Boston,MA ,USA

Song 'history':


One only performance during 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 (08/04/1984 Stone Pony, Asbury Park,NJ ,USA)
It only saw the light 3 times in the whole Rising tour
Played once in the whole Devils and Dust tour (30/10/2005 TD Bank North Garden, Boston,MA ,USA)
Bruce gave this song one only shot through the The Seeger Session tour (27/05/2006 TD Bank North Garden, Boston,MA ,USA)
Played once in the whole Wrecking Ball tour (14/08/2012 Fenway Park, Boston,MA ,USA)

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