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Song title: Mountain of love

(Dorman) by Harold Dorman (Rita 1003), 1960

Mountain of love

Standing on a mountain looking down on a city
The way I feel is a doggone pity
Teardrops fallin' down a mountainside
Many times I've been here, many times I've cried
We used to be so happy when we were in love
High on a mountain of love

Night after night I'm a-standing here alone
Weepin' my heart out till cold gray dawn
Prayin' that you're lonely and you come here too
Hoping just by chance that I'll get a glimpse of you
Tryin' hard to find you, somewhere up above
High on a mountain of love

A mountain of love, a mountain of love, you should be ashamed
We used to be a mountain of love
But you just changed your name

Way down below there's a half a million people
Somewhere there's a church with a big tall steeple
Inside a church there's an altar filled with flowers
Wedding bells are ringin' and they shoulda been ours
That's why I'm so lonely, my dreams gone above
High on a mountain of love

A mountain of love, a mountain of love, you should be ashamed
We used to be a mountain of love
But you just changed your name

Way down below there's a half a million people
Somewhere there's a church with a big tall steeple
Inside a church there's an altar filled with flowers
Wedding bells are ringin' that shoulda been ours
That's why I'm so lonely, high from above
High on a mountain of love

High on a mountain of love
High on a mountain of love
High on a mountain of love


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!):
 - 05/02/1975 The Main Point, Bryn Mawr,PA ,USA during the Pre-BTR gigs
 - 07/02/1975 Widener College, Chester,PA ,USA during the Pre-BTR gigs
 - 23/02/1975 Westbury Music Fair, Westbury, NY ,USA during the Pre-BTR gigs, during the soundcheck.
 - 30/12/1975 Tower Theater, Upper Darby,PA ,USA during the Born to Run Tour
 - 31/12/1975 Tower Theater, Upper Darby,PA ,USA during the Born to Run Tour
 - 23/08/2008 Scottrade Center, Saint Louis,MO ,USA during the Magic tour
 - 28/04/2009 Wachovia Spectrum, Philadelphia,PA ,USA during the Working on a dream tour
 - 19/08/2009 Comcast Theatre, Hartford,CT ,USA during the Working on a dream tour
 - 13/04/2012 First niagare Center, Buffalo,NY ,USA during the Wrecking ball tour
 - 03/05/2013 Friends Arena, Stockholm ,Sweden during the Wrecking ball tour

Data from the www.brucespringsteen.it database
First known live performance: 05/02/1975 The Main Point, Bryn Mawr,PA ,USA
Last known live performance: 03/05/2013 Friends Arena, Stockholm ,Sweden

Song 'history':

Played live 2 time(s) during the gigs preceeding the official Born To Run Tour.
Keep in mind that only a small amount of the setlists of these years has surfaced, so it may have been played a lot more.

Two only renderings for this song in the Born to Run tour
One only performance during the Magic tour (23/08/2008 Scottrade Center, Saint Louis,MO ,USA)
Two only renderings for this song in the Working on a Dream tour (28/04/2009 Wachovia Spectrum, Philadelphia,PA ,USA and 19/08/2009 Comcast Theatre, Hartford,CT ,USA)
Bruce gave this song only two shots through the Wrecking Ball tour (13/04/2012 First niagare Center, Buffalo,NY ,USA and 03/05/2013 Friends Arena, Stockholm ,Sweden)
Data from the www.brucespringsteen.it database