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Song title: Quarter to three

(Barge, Guida, Anderson) by Gary US Bonds (Legrand 1008),1961

Quarter to three

Don't you know that I danced, I danced till a quarter to three
With the help, last night, of Daddy G.
He was swingin on the sax like a nobody could
And I was dancin' all over the room.
Oh, don't you know the people were dancin' like they were mad,
it was the swingin'est band they had, ever had.
It was the swingin'est song that could ever be,
It was a night with Daddy G.
Let me tell you now,
I never had it so good
Yeah and I know you never could
Until you get hip with that jive
And take a band like the Church Street Five.
Oh don't you know that I danced,
I danced till a quarter to three
With the help last night of Daddy G.
Everybody was as happy as they could be
And they were swingin with Daddy G.
Blow Daddy!
Let me tell you now,
I never had it so good
Yeah and I know you never could
Until you get hip with that jive
And take a band like the Church Street Five.
Oh don't you know that I danced,
I danced till a quarter to three
With the help last night of Daddy G.
He was swingin on the sax like a nobody could,
and I was dancin all over the room
Oh don't you know the
Dance, do bee wa dah
Dance, do bee wah dah
You can dance, do bee wah dah,
You can dance, dance, dance


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Published on the following official releases:

First known live performance: 04/10/1974 Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center,NY ,USA
Last known live performance: 17/05/2014 Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville,CT ,USA

Song 'history':

Played live 7 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.

A frequent number (78 apparitions) of renderings during the Born to Run tour
Widely used in the Darkness tour, as it was performed 77 times
Performed during the M.U.S.E. shows, in 1979
Scarcely used during the River tour, with 5 inclusions
One only performance during the Tunnel of Love tour (03/07/1988 Stadium, Stockholm ,Sweden)
One only rendering for this song in the Rising tour (04/10/2003 Shea Stadium, New York,NY ,USA)
One only rendering for this song in the Magic tour (18/08/2008 Richmond Coliseum, Richmond,VA ,USA)
One only rendering for this song in the Working on a Dream tour (28/07/2009 Estadio de la Cartuja, Sevilla ,Spain)
Published in live version in the 3rd DVD: House Cut 'Houston '78 of 'The Promise'
Played only a couple of times in the whole Wrecking Ball tour (15/08/2012 Fenway Park, Boston,MA ,USA and 29/08/2012 Vernon Downs Raceway, Vernon,NY ,USA)
One only performance during the High Hopes tour (17/05/2014 Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville,CT ,USA)

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