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Song title: Darlington county


Darlington county

Driving in to Darlington County
Me and Wayne on the Fourth of July
Driving in to Darlington County
Looking for some work on the county line
We drove down from New York City
Where the girls are pretty but they just want to know your name
Driving in to Darlington City
Got a union connection with an uncle of Wayne’s
We drove eight hundred miles without seeing a cop
We got rock and roll music blasting off the T-top singing

Sha la la la la la la la la, Sha la la la la la la

Hey little girl standing on the corner
Today’s your lucky day for sure all right
Me and my buddy we’re from New York City
We got two hundred dollars we want to rock all night
Girl you’re looking at two big spenders
Why the world don’t know what me and Wayne might do
Our pa’s each own one of the World Trade Centers
For a kiss and a smile I’ll give mine all to you
Come on baby take a seat on my fender
It’s a long night and tell me what else were you gonna do
Just me and you we could

Sha la la...

Little girl sitting in the window
Ain’t seen my buddy in seven days
County man tells me the same thing
He don’t work and he don’t get paid
Little girl you’re so young and pretty
Walk with me and you can have your way
And we’ll leave this Darlington City
For a ride down that Dixie Highway

Driving out of Darlington County
My eyes seen the glory of the coming of the Lord
Driving out of Darlington County
Seen Wayne handcuffed to the bumper of a state trooper’s Ford

Sha la la…


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Published on the following official releases:

First known live performance: 08/06/1984 Stone Pony, Asbury Park,NJ ,USA
Last known live performance: 25/02/2017 Mt. Smart Stadium, Auckland ,New Zealand

Song 'history':


Published on BORN IN THE USA, in 1984
Perfomed in a large number of shows (106) of the Born in the U.S.A. tour
The song (in live version) was then included in the 'LIVE 1975-85' box set
Played at the Bridge Benefit show, 13-Oct-1986.
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.
In the Tunnel of Love tour, the song was only practiced (13/03/1988 Richfield Coliseum, Cleveland,OH ,USA, during the soundcheck.) but never played in the regular set.
The Human Touch tour counted 17 apparitions of this song
Often played during the Reunion tour (75 times)
31 perfomances were given during the Rising tour
Played during the rehearsals for the Devils and dust Tour, in Mar/Apr 2005.
One only rendering for this song in the Devils and Dust tour (14/07/2005 Air Canada Centre, Toronto ,Canada)
Played during the rehearsals for the Magic tour, in Sep 2007.
The Magic tour counted 24 apparitions of this song
Bruce inserted it 13 times in the setlists of the Working on a Dream tour
A discrete number of performances (57) was given during the Wrecking Ball tour
A discrete number of performances (15) was given during the High Hopes tour
A frequent number (31 apparitions) of renderings during the 2016 The River tour
Performed 5 times during the 2017 Summer tour

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