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Song title: If I should fall behind


If I should fall behind

We said we’d walk together baby come what may
That come the twilight should we lose our way
If as we’re walkin a hand should slip free
I’ll wait for you
And should I fall behind
Wait for me

We swore we’d travel darlin’ side by side
We’d help each other stay in stride
But each lover’s steps fall so differently
But I’ll wait for you
And if I should fall behind
Wait for me

Now everyone dreams of a love lasting and true
But you and I know what this world can do
So let’s make our steps clear that the other may see
And I’ll wait for you
If I should fall behind
Wait for me

Now there’s a beautiful river in the valley ahead
There ‘neath the oak’s bough soon we will be wed
Should we lose each other in the shadow of the evening trees
I’ll wait for you
And should I fall behind
Wait for me
Darlin’ I’ll wait for you
Should I fall behind


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Published on the following official releases:

First known live performance: 06/05/1992 Bottom Line, New York,NY ,USA
Last known live performance: 30/01/2017 Adelaide Entertainment Centre, Adelaide ,Australia

Song 'history':


Published on LUCKY TOWN, in 1992.
A frequent number (64 apparitions) of renderings during the Human Touch tour
Included in the (UN)PLUGGED official release, in mid 1993
Bruce inserted it 27 times in the setlists of the Ghost of Tom Joad tour
Performed every night of the Reunion tour
The last NY show(s) of the Reunion Tour were released in both CD and DVD (more songs) 'LIVE IN NYC', which included also this song
Played during the Conventional Hall shows in 2001
Scarcely used during the Rising tour, with 5 inclusions
Played during the 'Double Take' shows in 2002
Not much used during the Devils and Dust tour, deserving only less than a dozen renderings
Played during the rehearsals for the We shall overcome / The Seeger session tour, in Mar/Apr 2006.
Bruce inserted it 16 times in the setlists of the The Seeger Session tour
One only rendering for this song in the Magic tour (08/07/2008 Vallehovin Stadium, Oslo ,Norway)
Two only renderings for this song in the Working on a Dream tour (30/07/2009 Estadio Municipal de Foietes, Benidorm ,Spain and 22/08/2009 Comcast Theatre, Mansfield, MA ,USA)
It only saw the light less than a dozen times in the whole Wrecking Ball tour
Two only renderings for this song in the High Hopes tour (11/02/2014 Adelaide Entertainment Centre, Adelaide ,Australia and 17/05/2014 Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville,CT ,USA)
Bruce gave this song one only shot through the 2016 The River tour (09/07/2016 Festival Park TW Classic, Werchter ,Belgium)
Performed 1 times during the 2017 Summer tour

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