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Song title: Trouble river


Trouble river - 18 Tracks version

There's a river runs through this valley
Cold and deep and black
Comin' like a tombstone shadow across my back

Trouble river, six foot high and rising
Trouble river, I can't keep from cryin'

Woke up last night shakin'
Shakin' from a dream
All I seen was smiling faces staring back at me

Trouble river, six foot high and rising
Trouble river, I can't keep from cryin'

Snakes crawling in the hi house
I'm stuck in muddy ground
Tonight I'm gonna shed this skin
Cause water's risin' and I'm goin' down to

Trouble river, six foot high and rising
Trouble river, I can't keep from cryin'

Yeeeaaahooo...
Yeah...
Yeah baby...
Trouble river
Trouble river
Trouble river
Yeah
Trouble river
Oooh…

Notes: "18 Tracks" version. Previous outtake has minor differences


Trouble river - Out-take version

Well, the river runs through this valley
Combing deep and black [?]
Coming like a tombstone's
Shadows across my back

Trouble River
Six foot high and risin'
Trouble River
I can't keep from cryin'

Woke up last night a'shakin'
Shakin' from a dream
All I seen was smilin' faces
Starin' back at me

Trouble River
Six foot high and risin'
Trouble River
I can't keep from cryin'

Snakes crawling in the house
I'm stuck in muddy ground
Tonight I'm gonna shed this skin
Cause water's risin' and I goin' down to
Trouble River
Six foot high and risin'
Trouble River
I can't keep from cryin'

Notes: Out-take lyrics. See also Tracks Lyrics


Statistics from the KILLING FLOOR (www.brucespringsteen.it) database


Published on the following official releases:

Very few performances of this songs are known (to me, at least!):
 - 19/04/1999 Forum Assago, Milan ,Italy during the Reunion Tour, during the soundcheck.
 - 20/04/1999 Forum Assago, Milan ,Italy during the Reunion Tour, during the soundcheck.
 - 26/04/1999 Hallenstadion, Zurich ,Switzerland during the Reunion Tour, during the soundcheck.
 - 30/05/1999 Wuhlheide, Berlin ,Germany during the Reunion Tour, during the soundcheck.
 - 17/06/1999 Weserstadion, Bremen ,Germany during the Reunion Tour, during the soundcheck.
 - 01/08/1999 Continental Arena, E.Rutherford,NJ ,USA during the Reunion Tour

Data from the www.brucespringsteen.it database
Unique known live performance: 01/08/1999 Continental Arena, E.Rutherford,NJ ,USA

Song 'history':


Recorded during the HUMAN TOUCH / LUCKY TOWN studio sessions, but then not used for the albums.
Released for the first (official) time on the 18-TRACKS CD.
Played once in the whole Reunion tour (01/08/1999 Continental Arena, E.Rutherford,NJ ,USA)
Data from the www.brucespringsteen.it database