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Song title: High school confidential

(Hargrave, Lewis) by Jerry Lee Lewis (Sun 294), 1958

High school confidential - Bruce 1978 version

Open up honey its your lover boy me that's a knockin'
You better get here with the sugar everybody's at the High School rockin'
Put on your rockin' shoes
'Cause the juke box blowin' a fuse
Well everybody's hoppin', everybody's rockin'
Hoppin and a' stoppin at the ???
??? at the High School Hop
Shakin' at the High School Hop
Grovin' at the High School Hop
Boppin' at the High School Hop
Well everybody's rockin', everybody's boppin'
Stoppin' at the High School Hop

Well come on little baby gonna be good rockin' tonight
Put your hair up sugar and you move your feet just right
Well hold me now baby and everything will be allright

Those were boppin' at the High School Hop
Shakin' at the High School Hop
Wailin' at the High School Hop
Waitin' at the High School Hop

Well everyone's rockin', everybody's stoppin'
Stoppin' at the High School Hop
One two

Well come on everybody cause I'm gonna give you some good news
Cause I'm gonna put on my rockin' shoes
Well the temperature's rising and the jukebox blowin' the fuse
One Two

Whoa!
Open up sugar everybody's who can be that's ???
You better get with it honey everybody's at the high school rockin'
Put on your rockin' shoes, cause the jukebox is blowin' the fuse
Well everybody's rockin', everybody's stoppin'
Stoppin' and then boppin' to the...
Dancin' at the High School Hop, whoa!
Shakin' at the High School Hop
Wailin' at the High School Hop
Well rockin' at the High School Hop

Well everybody's stoppin, everybody's rockin'
Rockin'
Rock the High School Hop

Give me more!

Notes: Also used in the Detroit Medley in 1981. Show opener at Hallowen night 31-Oct-1984.


High school confidential - Original version

You better open up honey its your lover boy me that's a knockin'
You better listen to me sugar all the cats are at the High School rockin'
Honey get your boppin' shoes
Before the juke box blows a fuse
Got everybody hoppin' everybody boppin'
Boppin' at the High School Hop
Boppin' at the High School Hop
Shakin' at the High School Hop
I've rollin' at the High School Hop
I've been movin' at the High School Hop
Everybody's hoppin' Everybody's boppin'
Boppin' at the High School Hop

Come on little baby gonna rock a little bit tonight
Woooh I got get with you sugar gonna shake things up tonight
Check out the heart beatin' rhythm cause my feet are moving smooth and light
Boppin' at the High School Hop
Shakin' at the High School Hop
Rollin' at the High School Hop
Movin' at the High School Hop
Everybody's hoppin' just a boppin' just a boppin'
Piano Solo!

Come on little baby let me give a piece good news good news good news
Jerry Lee is going to rock away all his blues
My hearts beatin' rhythm and my soul is singin' the blues
Oooooh Boppin' at the High School Hop
Shakin' at the High School Hop
Rollin' at the High School Hop
Gettin' it at the High School Hop
Everybodys hoppin' Everybody's boppin'
Boppin' at the High School Hop
Solo Time!

Boppin' at the High School Hop
Shakin' at the High School Hop
Rollin' at the High School Hop
Movin' at the High School Hop
Well everybody's hoppin' Everybody's boppin'
Boppin' at the High School Hop

Notes: These are the lyrics of the original version


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This song has never been published on any official release.

First known live performance: 14/08/1978 Hampton Coliseum, Hampton,VA ,USA
Last known live performance: 24/03/1995 House of Blues, Los Angeles,CA ,USA

Song 'history':


Just less than a dozen shots during the Darkness tour
In the River tour, the song was only practiced (14/10/1980 Milwaukee Arena, Milwaukee,WI ,USA, during the soundcheck.) but never played in the regular set.
One only performance during 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 (29/05/1982 Big Man's West, Red Bank,NJ ,USA)
Two only performances during the Born in the U.S.A. tour (31/10/1984 Sports Arena, Los Angeles,CA ,USA and 24/09/1985 Mile-high Stadium, Denver,CO ,USA)
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 song was also played in informal happenings or off-tour appearances
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