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Song title: Pretty Flamingo

(Barkan) by Manfred Mann (HMV Pop 1523),1966

Pretty Flamingo - Bruce version

All the guys of my block call her flamingo
Cause her hair shines like the sun
And her eyes light up the sky
When she walks she moves so fine like a flamingo
Crimson dress that walk so tight
She was out of reach she was out of sight
When she walks she brightens up my neighborhood
I know all of the guys would make her his if they could
If she just would
Well some day I'll make her my girl pretty flamingo
Know that all you guys will envy me
Cause paradise is where I'll be
Pretty flamingo pretty flamingo
When she walked she brightened up my neighborhood
All of the guys would make her his if they could
If she just would, but she never would
Well some day I'll make her my girl pretty flamingo
And all you guys will envy me
Cause paradise is where I'll be..…

Notes: In 1975 and 1976 it was played with a long spoken/sung intro.


Pretty Flamingo - Mann version

On our block all of the guys call her flamingo
Cause her hair glows like the sun
And her eyes can light the sky
When she moves she walks so fine like a flamingo
Crimson dress that clings so tight
She's out of reach and out of sight
When she walks by she brightens up the neighborhood
Oh every guy would make her his if he just could
If she just would
Some sweet day I'll make her mine pretty flamingo
Then every guy will envy me
Cause paradise is where I'll be
Pretty flamingo pretty flamingo
When she walks by she brightens up the neighborhood
Oh every guy would make her his if he just could
If she just would

Notes: In 1975 and 1976 it was played with a long spoken/sung intro. These are the original lyrics


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This song has never been published on any official release.

First known live performance: 13/09/1975 Music Hall, Houston,TX ,USA
Last known live performance: 30/08/2016 MetLife Stadium, E.Rutherford,NJ ,USA

Song 'history':


26 perfomances were given during the Born to Run tour
During the Darkness tour, the song was played 3 times
In the Tunnel of Love tour, the song was only practiced (23/03/1988 The Omni, Atlanta,GA ,USA, during the soundcheck.) but never played in the regular set.
Two only renderings for this song in the Rising tour (11/08/2003 Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia,PA ,USA and 30/08/2003 Giants Stadium, E.Rutherford,NJ ,USA)
Bruce gave this song one only shot through the Magic tour (31/07/2008 Giants Stadium, E.Rutherford,NJ ,USA)
One only rendering for this song in the Wrecking Ball tour (27/10/2012 Consol Energy Center, Pittsburgh,PA ,USA)
Bruce gave this song one only shot through the High Hopes tour (24/04/2014 PNC Arena, Raleigh,NC ,USA)
Played once in the whole 2016 The River tour (30/08/2016 MetLife Stadium, E.Rutherford,NJ ,USA)
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