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Song title: Land of 1000 dances

(Kenner, Domino) by Chris Kenner (Atlantic), 1963

Land of 1000 dances

Got to know how to pony
Like Bony Maronie
Mash potato, do the alligator
Put your hand on your hips, yeah
Let your backbone slip
Do the Watusi
Like my little Lucy
Hey! Uh!

Na na-na-na-na na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na na-na-na-na
I need somebody to help me say it one time
(Na na-na-na-na na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na na-na-na-na )

Wow! Uh! You know I feel alright! Huh! I feel pretty good y'all
Uh! Huh!
Na na-na-na-na na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na na-na-na-na
Come on y'all, let's say it one more time
(Na na-na-na-na na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na na-na-na-na )

Playing, it is a habit
With long tall Sally
Twistin' with Lucy
Doin' the Watusi
Roll over on your back
I like it like that
Do that Jerk-uh
Watch me work y'all
Ow! Do it!
Wow! Do it!
Just watch me do it

Aah help me
Aah help me
Aah help me
Aah help me

Notes: Often bridged into encores (Light of day,Detroit Medley...) when played in tour.

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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!):
 - 23/07/1982 Monmouth County Fair, Freehold,NJ ,USA during the 1982-84 "NJ clubs" Tour
 - 03/08/1988 Nou Camp, Barcelona ,Spain during the Tunnel of Love Tour
 - 02/09/1988 Wembley Stadium, London ,GB during the Amnesty International
 - 16/08/1989 Cheers, Long Branch,NJ ,USA during the Summer '89 bar Tour
 - 16/07/1994 Stone Pony, Asbury Park,NJ ,USA
 - 16/12/1997 The Rumrunner, Sea Bright,NJ ,USA

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First known live performance: 23/07/1982 Monmouth County Fair, Freehold,NJ ,USA
Last known live performance: 16/12/1997 The Rumrunner, Sea Bright,NJ ,USA

Song 'history':

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 (23/07/1982 Monmouth County Fair, Freehold,NJ ,USA)
Bruce gave this song one only shot through the Tunnel of Love tour (03/08/1988 Nou Camp, Barcelona ,Spain)
Performed 1 times during the 1988 Amnesty International tour
Played during the 'Summer '89 bar tour', which is the name under which I group the 1989 shows Bruce played with various small bands, or guesting, between March and September 1989

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