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Song title: Ain't too proud to beg

(Marvin Gaye) by The Temptations

Ain't too proud to beg

Ain’t too proud to beg
I know ya wanna leave me,
but I refuse to let you go
If I have to beg and plead for your sympathy,
I don’t mind coz’ you mean that much to me

Ain’t too proud to beg, you know it (sweet darlin’)
Please don’t leave me girl, don’t you go
Ain’t to proud to plead, baby, baby
Please don’t leave me girl, don’t you go

Now I heard a cryin’ man, is half a man
With no sense of pride
But if I have to cry to keep ya, I don’t mind weepin’
If it’ll keep you by my side

Ain’t too proud to beg, you know it sweet darlin’
Please don’t leave me girl, don’t you go
Ain’t to proud to plead, baby, baby
Please don’t leave me girl, don’t you go

If I have to sleep on your doorstep all night and day
just to keep you from walkin’ away
let your friends laugh, even this I can stand
cause I want to keep you any way I can

Ain’t too proud to beg, you know it sweet darlin’
Please don’t leave me girl, don’t you go
Ain’t to proud to plead, baby, baby
Please don’t leave me girl, don’t you go

Now I’ve gotta love so deep in the pit of my heart
And each day it grows more and more
I’m not ashamed to come and plead to you baby
If pleadin’ keeps you from walkin’ out that door

Ain’t too proud to beg, you know it sweet darlin’
Please don’t leave me girl, don’t you go
Ain’t to proud to plead, baby, baby
Please don’t leave me girl, don’t you go


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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!):
 - 04/10/1975 Palace, Detroit,MI ,USA during the Born to Run Tour
 - 13/10/1977 Stone Pony, Asbury Park,NJ ,USA
 - 14/01/1984 Patrix, New Brunswick,NJ ,USA during the 1982-84 "NJ clubs" Tour
 - 14/04/2002 Rumson County Day School, Rumson,NJ ,USA
 - 17/07/2011 Wonder Bar, Asbury Park,NJ ,USA
 - 16/07/2013 Thormond Park, Limerick ,Ireland during the Wrecking ball tour

Data from the www.brucespringsteen.it database
First known live performance: 04/10/1975 Palace, Detroit,MI ,USA
Last known live performance: 16/07/2013 Thormond Park, Limerick ,Ireland

Song 'history':


Bruce gave this song one only shot through the Born to Run tour
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 (14/01/1984 Patrix, New Brunswick,NJ ,USA)
Played once in the whole Wrecking Ball tour (16/07/2013 Thormond Park, Limerick ,Ireland)

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