Song title: Back in the USA
(Berry) by Chuck Berry (Chess 1729), 1959
Back in the USA
Oh well, oh well, I feel so good today,
We touched ground on an international runway
Jet propelled back home, from over the seas to the U. S. A.
New York, Los Angeles, oh, how I yearned for you
Detroit, Chicago, Chattanooga, Baton Rouge
Let alone just to be at my home back in ol' St. Lou.
Did I miss the skyscrapers, did I miss the long freeway?
From the coast of California to the shores of Delaware Bay
You can bet your life I did, till I got back to the U. S. A.
Looking hard for a drive-in, searching for a corner café
Where hamburgers sizzle on an open grill night and day
Yeah, and a juke-box jumping with records like in the U.S.A.
Well, I'm so glad I'm livin' in the U.S.A.
Yes. I'm so glad I'm livin' in the U.S.A.
Anything you want, we got right here in the U.S.A.
Included in the first Detroit Medley
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
- 27/12/1975 Tower Theater, Upper Darby,PA ,USA during the Born to Run Tour
First known live performance: 05/02/1975 The Main Point, Bryn Mawr,PA ,USA
Last known live performance: 27/12/1975 Tower Theater, Upper Darby,PA ,USA
Played live 1 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.
One only rendering for this song in the Born to Run tour