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Song title: No money down

(Berry) by Chuck Berry (Chess 1615), 1955

No money down

We blew into town, sat down in my room and turned on the television set
On came a fellow, name of Tex Irvin
And Tex wanted to sell me a car
So I shut off the TV and I laid down to get some sleep
But I had a dream
You see, I was motivated back in town
I saw a big cadillac sign that said no money down
I eased on the brakes, I pulled into the drive
I gunned my motor twice and then I walked inside
Tex said to me, he said "Boss, trade in that Ford
And I'm gonna put you in something that will eat up the road
Just step right over here and sign you name, right on that line
And I'll bring it right over to the old motel in just two hours time"
Well I said "Tex, I want a yellow convertible, four door DeVille
Continental spare and wire chrome wheels
I want air conditioning, and I want some automatic heat
And a full fold out bed in my back seat
I want a TV, a stereo, a eight track tape deck and a phone
So I can talk to my baby when I'm driving all alone

Notes: Played some times in 1974 and in a few occasions in 1980 as introduction to Cadillac ranch. These lyrics refer to the 25-Oct-1980 Bruce performance.


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Published on the following official releases:

Very few performances of this songs are known (to me, at least!):
 - 01/06/1974 Kent State University, Kent,OH ,USA during the Pre-BTR gigs
 - 13/07/1974 Bottom Line, New York,NY ,USA during the Pre-BTR gigs
 - 31/10/1980 Sports Arena, Los Angeles,CA ,USA during the The River Tour
 - 05/11/1980 Arizona State University, Tempe,AZ ,USA during the The River Tour

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First known live performance: 01/06/1974 Kent State University, Kent,OH ,USA
Last known live performance: 05/11/1980 Arizona State University, Tempe,AZ ,USA

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.

Played only a couple of times in the whole River tour (31/10/1980 Sports Arena, Los Angeles,CA ,USA and 05/11/1980 Arizona State University, Tempe,AZ ,USA)
Published in live version in the DVD: 'Tempe 80' of 'THE TIES THAT BIND'
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