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Song title: Seaside bar song

Seaside bar song

Well Billy bought a Chevy ‘40 Coupe Deluxe
Chrome wheels, stick shift
Give her gas, pop the clutch
Little girls on the corner
Like a diamond they shine
Someday Billy I’m gonna make ‘em all mine
Hey girl, you wanna ride in Daddy’s Cadillac?
Because I love the way your long hair falls down your back

Bo Diddley, Bo Diddley’s at the Seaside Bar
We’ll run barefoot in the sand, listen to his guitar
You say your mum’s gonna meet you when the morning comes
And your papa’s gonna beat you ‘cause he knows
you’re out on the run
I’m gonna live a life of love and tonight
you’re the one

The highway is alive tonight
So baby do not be frightened
There’s something ‘bout a pretty girl on a sweet summer
That gets this boy excited
Radio man finally understands and plays you something
you can move to
You lay back easy cut loose your drive power
Your girl leans over and says
“Daddy, can you turn that radio up any louder?”

Ah, the juke joint’s humming
Everybody came down
Little Willy and his Soul Boom putting all that stuff
Well don’t let that daylight steal your soul
Get in your wheels and roll, roll, roll, roll, roll

Mama’s gonna meet you when the morning comes
And your daddy’s gonna beat you ‘cause he knows
you’re out on the run But I don’t care
I’m gonna live and laugh and love while the night’s still young

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First known live performance: 13/06/1973 Broom County Memorial Arena, Binghampton,NY ,USA
Last known live performance: 13/05/2014 Times Union Center, Albany,NY ,USA

Song 'history':

Played live 1 time(s) during the so-called 'Greetings Tour' .
Keep in mind that only a small amount of the setlists of these years has surfaced, so it may have been played a lot more.
Apart from the above live performances, the song was recorded during the Greetings / Wild sessions in 1972-73
The TRACKS studio out-take collection included for the first (official) time this song. Also included in the TRACKS 'greatest hits', '18-TRACKS'.
Played during the Conventional Hall shows in 2001 and 2003
Played during the rehearsals for the Magic tour, in Sep 2007. but then not played in the regular tour.
One only rendering for this song in the Working on a Dream tour (13/10/2009 The Spectrum, Philadelphia,PA ,USA)
Just less than a dozen shots during the Wrecking Ball tour
Played only a couple of times in the whole High Hopes tour (12/04/2014 Farm Bureau Live, Virginia Beach,VA ,USA and 13/05/2014 Times Union Center, Albany,NY ,USA)

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