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Song title: Heartbreak hotel

(Axton, Durden, Presley) by Elvis Presley (RCA Victor 47-6420), 1956

Heartbreak hotel - Original version

Since my baby left me
I found a new place to dwell
Down at the end of Lonely street at Heartbreak Hotel
I get so lonely baby
I get so lonely
I get so lonely I could die

Although it’s always crowded
I still can find some room
Where those broken hearted lovers
Cry away their gloom, oh!
I get so lonely
I get so lonely
Get so lonely I could die

Bellhop’s tears keep flowing
Desk clerk dressed in black
They been so long on lonely street
They ain’t never comin’ back
I get so lonely
I get so lonely
Get so lonely I could die

If your baby leaves you
And you have a tale to tell
Just take a walk
Down Lonely street to Heartbreak Hotel
I get so lonely baby
I get so lonely
I get so lonely I could die

Notes: Bruce often inverted the second and the third parts.


Heartbreak hotel - Bruce 1978 version

Well since my baby left me
I found a new place to dwell
Well down the end of Lonely street at Heartbreak Hotel
You make me so lonely baby
You make me so lonely
You make me so lonely I could die

Well bellhop's tears keep flowing
And the desk clerk dressed in black
I've been so long on Lonely street and I will be back
You make me so lonely baby
You make me so lonely
You make me so lonely I could die
Whoa!

Yeah although it's always crowded
And you still can find some room
For broken hearted lovers to cry in their gloom
You make me so lonely baby
You make me so lonely
You make me so lonely I could die
Miami Steve!

Whoa, if your baby leaves you
And you've got a tale to tell
Just take a walk down Lonely street to Heartbreak Hotel
You make me so lonely
It makes you so lonely
You make me so lonely I could die
Whoa!

Notes: This one of Bruce's performances.


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This song has never been published on any official release.

First known live performance: 02/12/1977 Nyu Loeb Student Center, New York,NY ,USA
Last known live performance: 13/06/1982 Stone Pony, Asbury Park,NJ ,USA

Song 'history':


Played during the Darkness tour (19 times)
Played once in the whole 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 (13/06/1982 Stone Pony, Asbury Park,NJ ,USA)
In the Tunnel of Love tour, the song was only practiced (05/04/1988 Capital Center, Landover,MD ,USA, during the soundcheck.) but never played in the regular set.

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