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Song title: I wanna marry you


I wanna marry you

I see you walking, baby, down the street
Pushing that baby carriage at your feet
I see the lonely ribbon in your hair
Tell me I am the man for whom you put it there

You never smile girl, you never speak
You just walk on by, darlin’ week after week
Raising two kids alone in this mixed up world
Must be a lonely life for a working girl

Chorus:
Little girl, I wanna marry you
Oh yeah, little girl, I wanna marry you
Yes I do
Little girl, I wanna marry you

Now honey, I don’t wanna clip your wings
But a time comes when two people
should think of these things
Having a home and a family
Facing up to their responsibilities
They say in the end true love prevails
But in the end true love can’t be no fairytale
To say I’ll make your dreams come true would be wrong
But maybe, darlin’, I could help them along

(Chorus)

My daddy said right before he died
That true, true love was just a lie
He went to his grave a broken heart
An unfulfilled life, makes a man hard

Oh, darlin’
There’s something happy and there’s something sad
‘Bout wanting somebody, oh so bad,
I wear my love darlin’, without shame
I’d be proud if you would wear my name


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Published on the following official releases:

First known live performance: 03/10/1980 Chrysler Arena, Ann Arbor,MI ,USA
Last known live performance: 28/07/2016 Frogner Park, Oslo ,Norway

Song 'history':


Published on the double album THE RIVER, in 1980
Bruce inserted it 33 times in the setlists of the River tour
One only performance during the Ghost of Tom Joad tour (25/11/1996 Paramount Theatre, Asbury Park,NJ ,USA)
During the Devils and Dust tour, the song was played less than a dozen times
Two only performances during the Working on a Dream tour (19/10/2009 The Spectrum, Philadelphia,PA ,USA and 08/11/2009 Madison Square Garden, New York,NY ,USA)
Bruce gave this song one only shot through the High Hopes tour (29/04/2014 BB and T Center, Sunrise,FL ,USA)
This song was due to be included, in 1980, in the THE RIVER single album projects, and has been later released on the THE TIES THAT BIND Anniversary Box
Published in live version in the DVD: 'Tempe 80' of 'THE TIES THAT BIND'
Often played during the 2016 The River tour (43 times)
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