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Song title: I don't want to hang up my rock'n'roll shoes

(Willis) by Chuck Willis (Atlantic 1179), 1956

I don't want to hang up my rock'n'roll shoes

My mama told me she didn't like that rock and roll
I said, "Please, Mama, please, Mama you just don't know I don't want
hang up my rock and roll shoes"
You know I get that feelin' ev'ry time I hear those blues

That music's got a beat that will keep you alive
The kids are rock and rollin' from 8 to 25
I don't want hang up my rock and roll shoes
Because I get that feelin' ev'ry time I hear those blues

Yes, I will do my homework
Clean the yard ev'ry day
Yes, I will wipe those dishes
I'll do anything you say

They say that rock and roll will soon fade away
No matter what they say, rock and roll is here to stay
I don't want hang up my rock and roll shoes
because my feet start movin' ev'ry time I hear those blues

Let's rock!
Let's roll!

They say that rock and roll will soon fade away
No matter what they say, rock and roll is here to stay
I don't want(shoop-bop, shoop-bop) hang up my rock and roll shoes
because I get that feelin' ev'ry time I hear those blues
because my feet start movin' ev'ry time I hear those blues<


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


This song has never been published on any official release.

Very few performances of this songs are known (to me, at least!):
 - 03/09/1978 Civic Center, Saginaw,MI ,USA during the Darkness Tour
 - 12/11/1978 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy,NY ,USA during the Darkness Tour, during the soundcheck.
 - 09/08/1987 Stone Pony, Asbury Park,NJ ,USA during the 1987 "Bar tour"
 - 22/11/2009 HSBC Arena, Buffalo,NY ,USA during the Working on a dream tour

Data from the www.brucespringsteen.it database
First known live performance: 03/09/1978 Civic Center, Saginaw,MI ,USA
Last known live performance: 22/11/2009 HSBC Arena, Buffalo,NY ,USA

Song 'history':


Played once in the whole Darkness tour (03/09/1978 Civic Center, Saginaw,MI ,USA)
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.
One only rendering for this song in the Working on a Dream tour (22/11/2009 HSBC Arena, Buffalo,NY ,USA)
Data from the www.brucespringsteen.it database