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Song title: Sweet little rock'n'roller

(Berry) by Chuck Berry (Chess 1709), 1958

Sweet little rock'n'roller

She'd 9 years old and sweet as she can be
All dressed up like a downtown Christmas tree
Dancin' and hummin' a rock-roll melody

She's the daughter of a well-respected man
Who taught her how to judge and understand
Since she became a rock-roll music fan

Sweet little rock and roller, sweet little rock and roller
Her daddy don't have to scold her, her mother can't hardly hold her
She never gets any older, sweet little rock and roller

Should've seen her eyes when the band began to play
And the famous singers sang and barred away
When the stars performed, she screamed and yelled "Hooray!"

Ten thousand eyes were watching them leave the floor
Five thousand tongues were screaming "More! More!"
About 1500 waitin' outside the door

(repeat and fade):
Sweet little rock and roller

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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!):
 - 31/07/1982 Big Man's West, Red Bank,NJ ,USA during the 1982-84 "NJ clubs" Tour
 - 23/07/1989 Stone Pony, Asbury Park,NJ ,USA during the Summer '89 bar Tour

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First known live performance: 31/07/1982 Big Man's West, Red Bank,NJ ,USA
Last known live performance: 23/07/1989 Stone Pony, Asbury Park,NJ ,USA

Song 'history':

Bruce gave this song one only shot through 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 (31/07/1982 Big Man's West, Red Bank,NJ ,USA)
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
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