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Song title: Around and around

(Berry) by Chuck Berry (Chess 1691), 1958

Around and around - Bruce version

They said the joint was rockin'
Goin' 'round and 'round
Oh baby
With that crazy sound
And it never stopped rockin'
'Til the moon went down
You know it sounds so sweet
I gotta take me a chance
Rose out of my seat
You know I had to dance
Started movin' my feet
Oh, clappin' my hands

And we kept on rockin'
Goin' 'round and 'round
Oh baby

We never stopped rockin'
'Til the moon went down

And we kept on rockin'
Goin' 'round and 'round
Oh baby
With that crazy sound
And it never stopped rockin'
'Til the moon went down

Twelve o'clock
And the place was packed
Twelve o'clock
And we kept on rockin'
Goin' 'round and 'round
Oh baby
With that crazy sound
And it never stopped rockin'
'Til the moon went down
And we kept on rockin'
Goin' 'round and 'round
Oh baby
With that crazy sound
And it never stopped rockin'
'Til the moon went down


Around and around - Berry version

They say the joint was rockin'
a goin' 'round and round
Yeah reelin' and a rockin' what a crazy sound
Well they never stopped rockin' till the moon went down

Oh it sounds so sweet I gotta take me a chance
Rose out of my seat just had to dance
Started movin' my feet well a clappin' my hands
Well the joint started

Rockin' Going 'Round and around
Yeah reelin' and a rockin' what a crazy sound
A well they never stopped rockin' till the moon went down

Twelve o'clock
Well the place as packed
Front doors was locked
Well the place was packed
When the police knocked
Both doors flew back
But they kept on a ....

Oh they kept on a.…

Notes: These lyrics refer to the original Chuck Berry version


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This song has never been published on any official release.

First known live performance: 29/07/1978 Bay Front Centre, St.Petersburg,FL ,USA
Last known live performance: 13/12/2002 Pepsi arena, Albany,NY ,USA

Song 'history':


One only performance during the Darkness tour (29/07/1978 Bay Front Centre, St.Petersburg,FL ,USA)
Bruce inserted it 17 times in the setlists of 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
Played during the '1987 bar tour', which is the name under which I group the 1987 shows Bruce played with various small bands, or guesting, in small NJ clubs.
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
One only rendering for this song in the Rising tour (13/12/2002 Pepsi arena, Albany,NY ,USA)

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