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Song title: Good rockin' tonight

(Brown) by Roy Brown (De Luxe 1093), 1947

Good rockin' tonight

I heard the news, there’s good rockin’ tonight
Gonna hold my baby as tight as I can
Tonight she’ll know I’m a mighty man
I heard the news, there’s good rockin’ tonight

Oh, lead me in the alley behind the barn
Don’t be afraid, I’ll do you no harm
Baby, bring my rockin’ shoes
‘Cause tonight I’m gonna rock away all my blues
Have you heard the news, there’s good rockin’ tonight

Well, Elder Brown, Deacon Jones,
They’ve left their happy home
They’ll be there, just you wait and see
A-jumpin’ and a-stompin’ at the jubilee
Hey man, there’s good rockin’ tonight

Sweet Lorraine, Sioux City Sue,
Sweet Georgia Brown, Caledonia, too
They’ll be there jumpin’ like mad
Hey, sister, ain’t you glad
We got the news there’s good rockin’ tonight

Notes: Bruce often omitted the second part, repeating the first half


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


This song has never been published on any official release.

First known live performance: 19/08/1978 The Spectrum, Philadelphia,PA ,USA
Last known live performance: 02/09/2012 Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia,PA ,USA

Song 'history':


Bruce inserted it 16 times in the setlists of the Darkness tour
Scarcely used during the River tour, with 3 inclusions
One only rendering for this song in the Magic tour (21/08/2008 Sommet Center, Nashville,TN ,USA)
One only performance during the Working on a Dream tour (01/04/2009 HPPavillion, San Jose, CA ,USA)
Bruce gave this song one only shot through the Wrecking Ball tour (02/09/2012 Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia,PA ,USA)
Data from the www.brucespringsteen.it database