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Song title: Mona

(Mc Daniels) by Bo Diddley (Checker 860), 1955

Mona - Bruce version

Sweet little girl livin' down the lane
I wanna tell you .......
Baby I wanna tell what I wanna do
I'm gonna build my house next ..... to you
We'll go walking in the park,
We'll go kissing in the dark
I need you baby that's no lie
Without your love ........
Without your love ........
Mona, Mona

..............Saturday night
Two boys fight ..............
Car doors flung open, radio loud
Man, everybody shout men running 'round
................what I don't know
..................... go Billy go, go Billy go
I need you baby that's no lie
Without your love ........
Come out, come out on the ..........
Baby listen to my heart, go ...........
Oh Mona Mona

Notes: Often used in 1977-78 as introduction to She's the one. This is the Bruce interpretation, quite different from the original.


Mona - Original

Hey, Mona, hey hey hey hey, Mona,
I'm gonna tell you what I'm gonna do,
I'm gonna build my house next door to you,
Can I make love to you once in a while?
Maybe we could do a little kissing and tellin' lies.
When I come out on the front, girl,
You'll listen to my heart goin' bumpity bump.
I need you baby and it ain't no lie,
When I'm through lovin' I'll surely die

Notes: Often used in 1977-78 as introduction to She's the one This is the original version, Bruce's adapted one was quite different.


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Published on the following official releases:

First known live performance: 21/08/1976 Palace Theatre, Waterbury,CT ,USA
Last known live performance: 01/01/1979 Richfield Coliseum, Cleveland,OH ,USA

Song 'history':


30 perfomances were given during the Born to Run tour
A discrete number of performances (65) was given during the Darkness tour
In the Devils and Dust tour, the song was only practiced (03/08/2005 Van Andel Arena, Grand Rapids,MI ,USA, during the soundcheck.) but never played in the regular set.
Published in live version in the 3rd DVD: House Cut 'Houston '78 of 'The Promise'

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