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Song title: Red headed woman


Red headed woman - Unplugged

Well, brunettes are fine, man.
Blondes are fun.
But, when it comes to getting the dirty job done,
I’ll take a red-headed woman, a red-headed woman.
Yeah, a red-headed woman sure can get that job done.

Well, listen up, sir,
Your life’s been wasted
Until you’ve been down on your knees,
Oh, man, tasted a red-headed woman, a red-headed woman.
Yeah, a red-headed woman sure gets a dirty job done.

Eh ha ha woo hoo woo.
ee ee ah ee ah ha ea ha ha woo woo (etc.)

Yeah, little tight skirt, strawberry hair.
Tell me what you’ve got, baby, waiting under there.
Big green eyes that look like sun
They can see every cheap thing that you ever done

Well, I don’t care how many girls you dated.
Man, you ain’t lived
Till you’ve had your tires rotated
By a red-headed woman, a red-headed woman.
A red-headed woman sure can get the job done.

Well, all you girls out there tonight
sure look fine,
But my heart and soul and this body of mine
Is a red-headed woman’s, a red-headed woman’s.
Yeah, a red-headed woman sure gets a dirty job done.

Eh ha ha woo hoo woo.
ee ee ah ee ah ha ea ha ha woo woo

Notes: This is the only real unplugged song of (un)plugged.


Red headed woman - TGOTJ version

Well brunettes are fine man
And blondes are fun
But when it comes to getting the dirty job done

I'll take a red headed woman
A red headed woman
It takes a read headed woman
To get a dirty job done

Well push come to shove
and shove come to push
and I was Moses kneelin' 'fore the burning bush
of a Red Headed Woman...

Well listen up stud*
Your life's been wasted*
Til you've got down on your knees and tasted*

A red headed woman
A red headed woman
It takes a read headed woman
To get a dirty job done

Tight skirt, strawberry hair
Tell me what you've got baby, waiting under there
Big green eyes that look like, son
They can see every cheap thing that you ever done

Well I don't care how many girls you've dated, man
But you ain't lived till you've had your tires rotated

By a red headed woman
A red headed woman
It takes a read headed woman
To get a dirty job done

Notes: This is the only real unplugged song of (un)plugged.


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Published on the following official releases:

First known live performance: 16/11/1990 Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles,CA ,USA
Last known live performance: 26/03/2013 Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne ,Australia

Song 'history':


Played, in acoustic version, at the Christic Shows in LA, 16/17-Nov-1990.
Bruce inserted it 12 times in the setlists of the Human Touch tour
Included in the (UN)PLUGGED official release, in mid 1993
A frequent number (70 apparitions) of renderings during the Ghost of Tom Joad tour
Not much used during the Reunion tour, deserving only 4 renderings
Bruce gave this song only two shots through the Working on a Dream tour (29/04/2009 Wachovia Spectrum, Philadelphia,PA ,USA and 10/11/2009 Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland,OH ,USA)
It only saw the light 3 times in the whole Wrecking Ball tour

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