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Song title: Ready Teddy

(Blackwell, Marascalco) by Little Richard (Speciality 579), 1956

Ready Teddy

read !! said !! go, man, go !!
i got a girl that i love so !!
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I'm ready !!!
ready, ready Teddy, I'm ready !!!
ready, ready Teddy, I'm ready !!!
ready, ready, ready,
I'm ready, ready, ready to rock and roll !!!
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goin' to the corner, pick up my sweetie pie
she's my rock'n'roll babe, she's the apple of my eye
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oh, well ! the flat-top cats and the dungaree dolls
are headed for the gym to the sock hop ball
the joint's really jumpin', the cats are goin' wild
that music really send me, i dig that crazy style
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gonna kick off my shoes, roll up my faded jeans
grab my rock'n'roll babe pour on the steam
i shuffle to the left, i shuffle to the right
gonna rock'n'roll 'til the early, early night


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!):
 - 16/11/1978 Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto ,Canada during the Darkness Tour
 - 31/07/1982 Big Man's West, Red Bank,NJ ,USA during the 1982-84 "NJ clubs" Tour
 - 06/08/1982 Big Man's West, Red Bank,NJ ,USA during the 1982-84 "NJ clubs" Tour
 - 07/08/1982 Big Man's West, Red Bank,NJ ,USA during the 1982-84 "NJ clubs" Tour
 - 08/08/1982 Stone Pony, Asbury Park,NJ ,USA during the 1982-84 "NJ clubs" Tour
 - 15/08/1982 Stone Pony, Asbury Park,NJ ,USA during the 1982-84 "NJ clubs" Tour
 - 19/09/1982 Stone Pony, Asbury Park,NJ ,USA during the 1982-84 "NJ clubs" Tour
 - 25/09/1982 Stone Pony, Asbury Park,NJ ,USA during the 1982-84 "NJ clubs" Tour
 - 14/08/1983 Stone Pony, Asbury Park,NJ ,USA during the 1982-84 "NJ clubs" Tour
 - 20/01/1991 The Rumrunner, Sea Bright,NJ ,USA

Data from the www.brucespringsteen.it database
First known live performance: 16/11/1978 Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto ,Canada
Last known live performance: 20/01/1991 The Rumrunner, Sea Bright,NJ ,USA

Song 'history':


Bruce gave this song one only shot through the Darkness tour (16/11/1978 Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto ,Canada)
Scarcely used during the 1982-1984 period, during which Bruce played, with various small groups or guesting, in a number of bars and small clubs of the New Jersey area, with less than a dozen inclusions

The song was also played in informal happenings or off-tour appearances
Data from the www.brucespringsteen.it database