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Song title: Kansas City

(Leiber, Stoller) by Wilbert Harrison (Fury 1023), 1959

Kansas City

I'm going to Kansas City, Kansas City here I come.
I'm going to Kansas City, Kansas City here I come.
They got some crazy little women there
And I'm gonna get me one.

I'm gonna be standing on the corner, Twelfth Street and Vine.
I'm gonna be standing on the corner, Twelfth Street and Vine;
With my Kansas City baby and my bottle
Of Kansas City wine.

Well, I might take a train, might take a plane,
But if I have to walk,
I'm gonna fly there just the same.
Yeaaaah, Kansas City here I come.
They got some crazy little women there
And I'm gonna get me one.

Well, if I don't leave that woman I know I'm gonna die.
Got to find a brand new baby and here's the reason why:
Ya, ya, ya-eeeee eee, Kansas City here I come.
They got some crazy little women there
And I'm gonna get me one.
Ah - right.
Might take a train, might take a plane,
But if I have to walk,
I'm gonna fly there just the same.
Yeaaaah, Kansas City here I come.
They got some crazy little women there
And I'm gonna get me one.
(One more time)

If I don't leave that woman, know I'm gonna die.
Got to find a brand new baby and that's the reason why:
Ya, ya ya-eeeee eee, Kansas City here I come.
They got some crazy little women there
And I'm gonna get me one.
Yeah, yeah,
they got some crazy little women there
And I'm gonna get me one.
(One more time)

They got some crazy little women there
And I'm gonna get me one.

Notes: Played as part of the Detroit Medley during some Kansas shows, as well as a stand-alone song in some off-tour appearances.


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This song has never been published on any official release.

Very few performances of this songs are known (to me, at least!):
 - 05/02/1981 Kemper Arena, Kansas City,MO ,USA during the The River Tour
 - 13/06/1982 Stone Pony, Asbury Park,NJ ,USA during the 1982-84 "NJ clubs" Tour
 - 12/04/1987 Stone Pony, Asbury Park,NJ ,USA during the 1987 "Bar tour"
 - 20/06/1989 Martells, Point Pleasant,NJ ,USA during the Summer '89 bar Tour
 - 20/08/1994 Marz American Style, Long Branch,NJ ,USA
 - 24/09/2002 Kemper Arena, Kansas City,MO ,USA during the The Rising Tour
 - 13/10/2007 Max and Becky Residence, Rumson,NJ ,USA
 - 17/11/2012 Sprint Center, Kansas City,MO ,USA during the Wrecking ball tour

Data from the www.brucespringsteen.it database
First known live performance: 05/02/1981 Kemper Arena, Kansas City,MO ,USA
Last known live performance: 17/11/2012 Sprint Center, Kansas City,MO ,USA

Song 'history':


One only rendering for this song in the River tour (05/02/1981 Kemper Arena, Kansas City,MO ,USA)
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)
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.
Played during the 'Summer '89 bar tour', which is the name under which I group the 1989 shows Bruce played with various small bands, or guesting, between March and September 1989
Played once in the whole Rising tour (24/09/2002 Kemper Arena, Kansas City,MO ,USA)
One only performance during the Wrecking Ball tour (17/11/2012 Sprint Center, Kansas City,MO ,USA)

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